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 [...]

February 2016

Horses in the House–Equestrian Art

By | February 10th, 2016|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Horse Property|

Horses continue to inspire equestrians and artists with their grace and beauty.  Homeowners on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are not immune from displaying a few horses inside the home.  Their love of horses often extends beyond the stable. When we show horse property it's not unusual to find a few horses in the house in the form of art. Enjoy these examples we've snapped photos of over the years we've had the pleasure of selling Palos Verdes horse property. For more information about horse property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact us at 310.493.8333. Is now a good time for [...]

January 2016

Rolling Hills California– Best Horse Property in Palos Verdes, CA

By | January 13th, 2016|Horse Property|

Rolling Hills has miles and miles of trails for your riding enjoyment If you are in the mood to saddle up the horse and go for a leisurely ride you might want to consult the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen's Association Trail Guide.  It is the only complete guide to the equestrian trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Maps feature all of the equestrian trails superimposed on an aerial map. Charming stable in Rolling Hills The PVPHA Guide sells for approximately $20 or so, plus tax, and includes an equine service directory.  The Trail Guide may be [...]

October 2015

Horse Property For Sale in Rolling Hills Estates

By | October 31st, 2015|Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates|

Palos Verdes has some of the best horse properties in Los Angeles County.   Josh and I only previewed two new Palos Verdes listings today.  There were several homes open but many were making their second debut and, as usual, we saw them the first time around on the broker open house tour. Horse property in Rolling Hills Estates   What a difference a major remodel makes!  We saw this property "Before" and although we thought the horse property was a fabulous feature, the house was in need of some 21st century improvements. Done! Another remodeled [...]

House or Horse Improvements?

By | October 2nd, 2015|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Horse Property, Rolling Hills Estates|

  When given the choice to improve their home or their horse facilities, the equestrian set in Palos Verdes will often choose the latter.  Having the most recent kitchen appliances or a new spa bathroom is not a top priority when there are trails to ride, fences to repair and horseshoes to buy.  Horse "love" is special, and owners often will forego their own wants and needs to ensure happy horses occupy their stables. There are exceptions to every rule, and 44 Dapplegray Lane is a lovely one!  The barn is a bit rundown, but oh.that.house!  The 2-story farmhouse style home is [...]

July 2015

The Ranch – Gated Neighborhood in Palos Verdes

By | July 12th, 2015|Front Page, Horse Property, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates|

The Ranch is a gated community located in Rolling Hills Estates on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California.  There are currently homes for sale ranging from $2,000,000 to nearly $3,000,000 and we previewed both homes on last Tuesday's tour of new listings. The Ranch is located off Highridge and is within walking distance to Ridgecrest Middle School and Peninsula High School.  An unexpected bonus is the neighborhood is zoned for horses and the community is equipped with trails and stables.  The gated neighborhood is close to shopping, dining and is located close to the main arteries of Hawthorne Blvd. [...]