May 2015

Palos Verdes Home Prices

By | May 13th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

I often write about the Palos Verdes luxury home market--those residences priced above $2,000,000.  Today,  let's look at Palos Verdes homes priced below $2,000,000: Rancho Palos Verdes has 70 single family detached homes priced at $2,000,000 or less currently for sale. Palos Verdes Estates has 15 single family homes priced at or under $2,000,000. Rolling Hills Estates has 9 single family homes for sale priced at or under $2,000,000. Palos Verdes Peninsula (the unincorporated areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula) has 3 single family homes for sale priced at or under $2,000,000. Rolling Hills currently has no homes listed for [...]

6 Reasons Your Next Home May Be in Palos Verdes

By | May 7th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Inspiration, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

Reasons People Want to Live in Palos Verdes: 1)  Few places on earth are more beautiful.   2)  The Palos Verdes Unified School District is one of the top public school systems in California.   3)  It is located in Los Angeles County, and is close to all the urban conveniences, but is a coastal retreat far from the hustle and bustle of city life.   4)  The climate provides many days of sunshine, a few of rain, but snow is a rare occurrence.   5)  The coastal location provides easy access to beaches.  The Palm Springs desert towns are [...]

March 2015

From Contract to Close

By | March 24th, 2015|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

Your offer to purchase a home was accepted!  Those are wonderful words for most buyers to hear, and most sellers are relieved to know they are close to achieving their goal as well.  Buyers are delighted to conclude the endless search online and in the streets of their neighborhoods of choice.  Sellers are thrilled the need to vacate their living quarters during showings and the daily task of keeping the house "show ready" are drawing to a close.  It's a happy time for both parties to the contract. Then reality hits.  There are inspections to do, repairs or credits to [...]

February 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Love Living in Palos Verdes, CA

By | February 20th, 2015|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Inspiration, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

I wrote the original version of this article back in 2008--some things change and others remain the same.  Even though I've gone on to expound in-depth about the Palos Verdes lifestyle with my article 100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home, the original 5 still top my list. Original article as written January 2008: I was recently asked by a soon-to-be resident what I like best about living in Palos Verdes.  My answer was not as concise and to the point as I would have liked.  Later, I found myself thinking about the very legitimate question and here's my list: [...]

January 2015

Palos Verdes Housing Market Update – (Video)

By | January 31st, 2015|Featured Posts, Front Page, Palos Verdes|

Palos Verdes Market Update (Feb 2015)   - Norma Toering, Broker-Owner of Charlemagne Int'l Properties (310) 493-8333

What’s My Palos Verdes Estates Home Worth?

By | January 27th, 2015|Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove, Monte Malaga, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Seller Tip, Valmonte|

There’s no question the real estate market has traversed some peaks and troughs during the past decade.  If you recall, prices were on a steep incline ten years ago in 2005.  Alas, all good things must end, and the real estate joy ride of rising prices was no exception.  The plummet began in 2008 and continued until the beginning of 2012 when, by my calculations, prices bottomed out and bounced back with amazing speed.  2013 was the year of double-digit gains for many Southern California neighborhoods with stabilization reached in 2014.  That’s a short synopsis of a very turbulent decade [...]

What’s My Rolling Hills Home Worth?

By | January 23rd, 2015|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Seller Tip|

There’s no question the real estate market has traversed some peaks and troughs during the past decade.  If you recall, prices were on a steep incline ten years ago in 2005.  Alas, all good things must end, and the real estate joy ride of rising prices was no exception.  The plummet began in 2008 and continued until the beginning of 2012 when, by my calculations, prices bottomed out and bounced back with amazing speed.  2013 was the year of double-digit gains for many Southern California neighborhoods with stabilization reached in 2014.  That’s a short synopsis of a very turbulent decade [...]

What’s My Rancho Palos Verdes Home Worth?

By | January 22nd, 2015|Buyer Tip, Country Club, Crest, Eastview, Featured Posts, La Cresta, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Verdes, Mira Catalina, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Peninsula Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip, Silver Spur|

There's no question the real estate market has traversed some peaks and troughs during the past decade.  If you recall, prices were on a steep incline ten years ago in 2005.  Alas, all good things must end, and the real estate joy ride of rising prices was no exception.  The plummet began in 2008 and continued until the beginning of 2012 when, by my calculations, prices bottomed out and bounced back with amazing speed.  2013 was the year of double-digit gains (Rancho Palos Verdes price gains were just below 20%), with stabilization reached in 2014.  That's a short synopsis of [...]

December 2014

Palos Verdes Real Estate Update December 2014

By | December 8th, 2014|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills, Seller Tip|

If you’re thinking about selling your home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula this information will be particularly of interest.  Based on reports from the housing gurus, 2015 will be a year of continued stabilization for the housing sector with a slower pace of increase in prices.  An economist with Zillow predicted 2015 price gains will be  around 2.5%,  quite a difference from the 18+% gain of 2013 and this year’s number of approximately 6%. Based on this “Big Picture” of the housing market, the trickle down message to your local neighborhood is this:  The housing market bounced back from the [...]

September 2014

5 Recent Reasons to Live in Rancho Palos Verdes & 100 More

By | September 21st, 2014|Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Rancho Palos Verdes top agent|

A few years ago Palos Verdes Patch featured five reasons Rancho Palos Verdes is one of the best cities in California to raise a family, per the website CreditDonkey.  Rancho Palos Verdes came in at number 7 on Southern California's Top Ten based on the following criteria: 1)  Education:  The percentage of high school graduates (98.1 percent) 2)  Work-life balance:  Average commute time (31.8 minutes) 3)  Family-friendly:  Number of household with children under the age of 18 (32.7 percent) 4)  Stable community:  Percentage of people residing in the same house last year (90 percent) 5)  Cost of living:  Percentage of [...]