December 2015

It’s the Year-End Sale for South Bay Homes in Greater Los Angeles, Or Is It?

By | December 9th, 2015|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Norma's Hot Buys, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes|

We received our typical end of the year flurry of calls from buyers who are searching for an income property to add to their real estate portfolio or even a new primary residence.  Whether they had their pre-tax appointment with their accountant or decided it was time to upsize or downsize, the end month of December is decision time for many buyers.   Although the holidays are often referred to as "the most beautiful time of the year" they can also be the busiest time of the year for sellers, buyers and their agents.  Sellers who are anxious to receive [...]

May 2015

Rolling Hills Horse Property–Best Buys

By | May 8th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Norma's Hot Buys, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills|

With only 12 Rolling Hills residences currently for sale, and many of those not suitable or set up for horses, it can be challenging to find a property that is a winner for both humans and horses.  My two current favorites are 10 Georgeff Road and 3 Appaloosa Lane. 10 Georgeff Road feels like "Old Rolling Hills" with its rambling ranch style and basic horse facilities.  The bones are good, and with some updating a horse or two could be quite happy here overlooking the riding trails.  There's a  Queen's Necklace and city lights view for humans to enjoy, and [...]

January 2014

1027 Centre Street – Duplex for Sale in San Pedro CA

By | January 3rd, 2014|Front Page, Income Property, Listings, Norma's Hot Buys, San Pedro|

Spanish charmer aptly describes the front house with its courtyard entrance, tile roof, cove ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom and the list goes on. The spacious kitchen with glass front cabinets and tile counters has a breakfast nook. A formal dining area, living room and two bedrooms plus a full bathroom with tub and shower completes the one-level living area with artisan craftsmanship apparent throughout. Many original doors and fixtures throughout. The back house built in 1940 enjoys front courtyard, large porch, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom and two bedrooms. Both houses have ample basement storage. Current owner re-built one [...]

February 2013

Rolling Hills–Hot Buy!

By | February 6th, 2013|Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Norma's Hot Buys|

Rolling Hills, CA It's hard to find a hot buy in a "hot market" with high demand and low inventory, but last night Norma Toering & Team showed 30 Chuckwagon in Rolling Hills and were delighted with what we discovered.  At $1,450,000 we were expecting to find a fixer, and we did, but it's a fixer with loads of potential and good bones already in place.   The four bedrooms are large, the living room has a beamed cathedral ceiling and an over-sized fireplace.  There's a gorgeous city lights view out the front door and the backyard has [...]

September 2012

3130 Hermosa Avenue – True Luxury Living in Hermosa Beach

By | September 21st, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Listings, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Norma's Hot Buys, Sand Section|

3130 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach CA Presented by Norma Toering and Team 3130 Hermosa Ave was featured in Coastal Living's article on Hermosa Beach, California. Chic coastal living where the surf meets the sand in Hermosa Beach is waiting for you.  If you're searching for a coastal residence with unparalleled presence and style, yet steps away from the sand of The Strand, you must view this panoramic ocean view property.  The world-class residence recently underwent a $700,000+ remodel including the addition of exquisite mosaics and 29 leaded glass windows to capture the light but provide the utmost privacy.  The home [...]

July 2012

Palos Verdes Luxury Home on the Bluff – Priced at $4,950,000

By | July 24th, 2012|Front Page, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Lunada Bay, Norma's Hot Buys, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes|

Tuesday is open house day for brokers and agents.  Today’s open house tour did not disappoint.  The star of the show list was definitely 253 Rocky Point Road listed by Prudential Realty.  Very few homes compel me to pull my iPhone from my purse and begin capturing the essence of a property.  This one did. If it is your dream to own a bluff home with nothing but the blue Pacific Ocean (there are mountains and city lights in the distance) to gaze upon from your backyard, then this setting is for you.  The home was built in 2007 with [...]

April 2012

Rolling Hills House Deserves a Second Look–Hot Buy – (Sold)

By | April 19th, 2012|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Norma's Hot Buys, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills|

 $4,750,000 - *This one sold, call for more of Norma's top picks. The Tuesday broker open house tour in Palos Verdes had far more homes open than an agent could possibly view in the two-hour time slot; viewing priorities were definitely in order.  First, and foremost, I view properties for current clients.  Second in pecking order are new listings with 'Homes I missed the first time around' at the tail end of the list. Routing saved 9 S. Middleridge Lane from being missed again.  It is conveniently located near Rolling Hills main gate on Palos Verdes Drive North and it made [...]

Best Nest on ‘The Hill’ April 2012

By | April 13th, 2012|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Norma's Hot Buys, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

What do you think is the best buy on 'The Hill' aka Palos Verdes Peninsula, right now?  It seems I'm always answering this question for someone, and there is no easy answer given the variety in style, view, condition and price of homes in Palos Verdes. I do have moments of assured clarity when I walk in the door, or sometimes simply pull into the driveway, and know this is a great buy. I love a great buy on anything and everything.  I once found an Armani dress that was a perfect fit and it was love at first sight, but I [...]