February 2014

Multi-Million Dollar Homes in Palos Verdes

By | February 22nd, 2014|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

A prospective buyer recently searched for "multi-million dollar homes in Palos Verdes."  The results must have startled this searcher, as nearly all the single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes are over $1,000,000.  There are currently 130 Palos Verdes single family homes for sale, and only 17 are priced below $1.000,000 with eight of those being located in the Eastview neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes. With a list of over 100 homes, this buyer was overwhelmed and needed some help in eliminating those homes that were not a good fit for his family, commute and lifestyle.  By narrowing the [...]

December 2013

A Side Effect of Blogging

By | December 9th, 2013|Active Rain, An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Inspiration, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes|

Not all side effects are bad, as a matter of fact some are beneficial in an indirect manner.  When it comes to blogging about real estate (or any other topic) it is almost impossible to measure the results.  Of course, we love it when a buyer calls and says, "I'm reading your blog post about such and such."  Such a direct hit is always appreciated, but an equal number of contacts materialize in a more direct manner. Take this morning.  An appraiser phoned to ask my opinion on income property values in San Pedro.  I assumed he researched sold properties [...]

July 2013

Rolling Hills–Lesson in Living the Understated Luxury Lifestyle

By | July 31st, 2013|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills|

  One of the rewards of previewing new listings is much like Forest Gump's description of a box of chocolates, "You never know what you're gonna get." Yesterday's first step through the front door of 2 Pine Tree Lane in Rolling Hills (the little gated city at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula) offered a delightful taste of living the understated Palos Verdes lifestyle.  As the listing agent approached, and while still standing in the entry, I said, "I like it already." Sometimes it only takes a moment.  I guess I do believe in love at first sight, at [...]

Sold by Toering and Team – Steps from the coast of Palos Verdes

By | July 29th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

One of our buyers just picked up their new keys to this amazing coastal home in Palos Verdes.  Located in the Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Rancho PV, these happy new "weekend home" owners fell in love with the dazzling views, resort feel and "Hawaii" style privately owned beach that this gated community offers. Over the course of the purchase escrow, our clients said many times: "Every time we visit, it just gets better."  Indeed. - Norma & Josh (310) 493-8333 or Email us! Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Palos Verdes Our coastal homes blog - Homes for sale in [...]

Happy 4th of July

By | July 4th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes|

Happy 4th of July weekend!  My plans include a family gathering, gardening and relaxation--no work is on the agenda other than a blog post or two. I'm sure the local South Bay beaches will be crowded with locals and visitors soaking up the sun and frolicking in the sea.  The above photo was taken while waiting for clients to arrive to view a lovely ocean view home in Malaga Cove.  It shows Rat Beach in Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance Beach and stretches on to the beaches of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.  I'm sure this stretch of sand will look [...]

March 2013

Little Luxuries of the Palos Verdes Lifestyle

By | March 27th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills|

Whenever people ask me where I'm from, when traveling outside California, they most often have a quizzical look on their face after my reply.  I know what's coming next.  "Palos Verdes?  Where's that?" Of course,  if I want to avoid the long explanation I simply say, "Los Angeles," and leave it at that.  The truth is, the anonymity of the locale is a luxurious aspect of life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  This is not Hollywood, nor Beverly Hills or even Malibu.  The world has heard of those glittering places; not so Palos Verdes. The majesty and length of our scenic coastline [...]

February 2013

Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes

By | February 9th, 2013|Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Inspiration, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes I'm not surprised there is a lighthouse located along the Palos Verdes coastline.  It is notoriously rocky and I'm sure mariners appreciate the extra light as they navigate their way along the rocky coast.  I am not often out on the water, but I do appreciate the coastal flavor it adds when I zip up and down Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive West in Rancho Palos Verdes. Point Vicente Lighthouse was manned until automated equipment was added in 1971.  On November 17, 1979 Point Vicente Lighthouse was added [...]

Catalina View Estates Coming to Rancho Palos Verdes

By | February 6th, 2013|Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

The 94-acre parcel of vacant land that stretches along the bluff above Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes received the city's Planning Commission's blessing for a 9-hole golf course, an organic farm and possible future vineyard.  Oh, yes there will be new homes too!  Ground breaking construction is set to begin this week. The parcel, known as the Point View Tract, will also have an event garden and greenhouse.  It sounds like an idyllic development and I already know the location is one of the most beautiful on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula.  It is just minutes from Terranea Resort and [...]

January 2013

Want to Know What’s Selling in Your Neighborhood?

By | January 31st, 2013|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

The Bluffs of Palos Verdes Whether you live in Palos Verdes or one of the Beach Cities more than likely Norma Toering & Team blogs about sales in your neighborhood.  Each month we publish a snapshot of sales for 30 South Bay neighborhoods.  It is a wonderful way to track real estate activity in your neighborhood if you are a seller.  If you are a buyer it gives you a glimpse of what's happening in neighborhoods where you desire to reside. The neighborhoods are listed on the right-hand sidebar.  Find the neighborhood of interest and click to see the [...]

December 2012

Oceanfront Estates Luxury Homes in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

By | December 31st, 2012|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Infinity Pool at Oceanfront Estates in Rancho Palos Verdes Last Updated November 2017 Oceanfront Estates was developed by Capital Pacific Holdings at the turn of the century, from the very late 1990s to the early 2000s.  The development company was from Orange County--synonymous with large homes on tiny lots, but in keeping with the locals' love of the large lot, the developer broke the mold and built large houses on large lots at Oceanfront Estates. The name of the development is not a misnomer.  The ocean views are a sight to behold.  The water is up close and [...]