July 2017

Palos Verdes Horse Property Report July 2017

By | July 24th, 2017|Buyer Tip, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes|

There are currently 32 Palos Verdes single family homes listed as horse properties for sale. There are only two horse properties under contract and in escrow with accepted offers per the local Multiple Listing Service. Year-to-date in 2017,  23 Palos Verdes Properties zoned for horses sold, with the majority being in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. There are few places in Los Angeles County equestrians can live and keep their horse(s) in their backyard. Palos Verdes has numerous properties with private stables or barns, and it's not unusual to see private riding rings as well as community riding arenas. [...]

May 2017

Palos Verdes Horse Property For Sale May 2017

By | May 28th, 2017|Buyer Tip, Horse Property|

There are currently 30 horse properties for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. As horse property specialists know, the majority of equestrian properties are located in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.  Here's the current location breakdown by the city: Rolling Hills:  21 Rolling Hills Estates:  7 Rancho Palos Verdes:  3 These thirty properties are zoned for horses, but that does not necessarily mean they are suitable for horses. Both improved and unimproved properties are included. Prices range from a low of $849,000 for a fixer on 3/4 acre in the Portuguese Bend area of Rancho Palos Verdes, up to [...]

December 2016

Appreciation Takes Time–Rolling Hills Property Value Comparison–Then and Now

By | December 28th, 2016|Buyer Tip, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills|

What buyer, of any product, does not want to make a smart and savvy purchase?  Whether you're purchasing lipstick online because the same brand costs less on Amazon than it does at CVS (as I did this week), or you are making a multi-million dollar property purchase in Rolling Hills, there are few things higher on the satisfaction scale than knowing you made a savvy purchase.  But how do you know at the time it is the right thing to do?   The art of the real estate deal, in Donald Trump speak, is a cauldron mix of part science [...]

October 2016

Where in Palos Verdes Can I Board My Horse?

By | October 5th, 2016|Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes|

Norma Toering out showing horse property in Palos Verdes. Where can I board my horse in Palos Verdes?  I’m frequently asked this question and the answer is there are many places and it depends on what you want and where you want it.  One of the most popular choices for horse owners who do not own their own horse facility is to rent a stall.  Horse property homeowners often rent available stalls if they are not using them.  Privileges vary and the agreement should be in writing.  Homeowners often advertise boarding opportunities on local neighborhood bulletin boards, feed stores and wherever [...]

September 2016

Buying Palos Verdes Horse Property–What You Need to Know

By | September 8th, 2016|Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes|

Rolling Hills horses with an ocean view!   Based on MLS records, there are 29 Palos Verdes properties zoned for horses currently for sale. Sixteen of those horse-friendly properties are located in Rolling Hills. Seven horse properties are currently for sale in Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes has six equestrian properties list for sale. Although these properties are zoned for horses, they vary immensely in size, lot terrain, proximity to riding trails and horse facilities, such as barns, riding rings, etc. Some are zoned for horses but are unimproved meaning there are no current horse facilities [...]

August 2016

Where Are the Horse Properties in Palos Verdes?

By | August 13th, 2016|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Horse Property|

  If you're searching for horse property in Palos Verdes you need to know where to look, since most properties in Palos Verdes are not zoned for horses.  My easy rule of thumb is if your price range is $2,000,000 and up Rolling Hills may be the best investment for the money.  On the other hand, if your budget is somewhere between one and two million dollars, Rolling Hills Estates and some areas of Rancho Palos Verdes offer you the option of purchasing a home in a horse-friendly neighborhood.  If you desire to purchase a horse property priced under $1,000,000 then [...]

June 2016

Rolling Hills California Real Estate and Horse Property News

By | June 22nd, 2016|Horse Property, Rolling Hills|

Welcome to Rolling Hills!   The latest real estate update for Rolling Hills--June 2016: There are 21 properties for sale in Rolling Hills. Four single family residences are in escrow with accepted offers. Year-to-date 11 Rolling Hills homes sold as of June 8, 2016.   Hello, and welcome to a page we designed especially for Rolling Hills homeowners. First, let me introduce myself, Norma Toering, and my company, Charlemagne Int'l Properties. Long time residents may be familiar with my name as for many years beginning in 1992 I sent postcards and newsletters to your neighborhood on a regular [...]

Palos Verdes Stable Converted to Chicken Coop–PV Real Estate Trends

By | June 15th, 2016|Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes|

Organic cage-free eggs are delicious but pretty pricey, and horses eat tons of hay and grains, not to mention the mucking out the stalls and exercise required to keep a happy horse. It's no wonder some vacant horse stables in Palos Verdes are now housing a few chickens. It's a Palos Verdes real estate trend we see more frequently. A few months ago a prospective buyer said she wanted to purchase horse property in Rolling Hills Estates and asked if she could keep a few chickens instead of a horse. We checked the zoning, and as long as you keep [...]

May 2016

The Barns of Palos Verdes

By | May 27th, 2016|Horse Property|

When I see a red barn, I automatically think of the Midwest where the landscape is filled with barns in varying states of disrepair. They are a vanishing breed. You can imagine my surprise when I saw this red barn in Rolling Hills Estates. Rolling Hills Barn Most of the many barns and stables found on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are in shades of white, and they are still plentiful in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. Although the horse population on "The Hill" is dwindling (based solely on my observation from 27 years of living in the [...]

March 2016

Palos Verdes Horses Live the Good Life

By | March 25th, 2016|Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes|

During our loops around the Palos Verdes Peninsula while out previewing new listings we see a variety of homes. Often, we can't resist snapping a photo or two of the "horse homes" and horse equipment. There's no question the equestrian lifestyle requires not only a horse but a stable, riding ring, and gear galore. Riding ring in Roling Hills, CA with million dollar view   Rolling Hills Barn   Palos Verdes has miles and miles of riding trails.     Time for new shoes!   The "secret stable" nestled in greenery [...]