January 2017

State of the Palos Verdes Luxury Real Estate Market for January 2017

By | January 9th, 2017|Buyer Tip, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles coastal income property, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

The Palos Verdes luxury home market begins the year with thirty-nine single-family homes for sale priced over $3,000,000.  Sixteen of those luxury residences are located in Palos Verdes Estates. Rolling Hills has twelve high-end properties on the market, Rancho Palos Verdes has nine single-family properties in the category, and Rolling Hills Estates has two luxury homes for sale over $3,000,000. Eleven Palos Verdes luxury homes are currently in escrow with accepted offers. 56 Palos Verdes luxury properties sold during 2016.  Given the number of high-end homes on the active market and the rate of absorption, there is a four-month supply [...]

October 2016

The Lay of the Land In Palos Verdes

By | October 28th, 2016|Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes|

Many buyers expect to purchase a property with a flat backyard.  In Palos Verdes, that may present more of a challenge than anticipated, especially if a view is also on the list of requirements. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is full of canyons, cliffs, hills and the edge of the ocean. All are highly desirable but not always compatible with a flat backyard.  Due to the location of the lot, the yard and pool may be in the front courtyard allowing for the back of the house to take full advantage of one of our spectacular views of either the ocean [...]

June 2016

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes – June 2016

By | June 2nd, 2016|Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

What a difference a few months can make in the real estate market. Charlemagne Int'l Properties' market slider for luxury homes in Palos Verdes and Beach Cities clearly shows the once sizzling hot luxury home market in Manhattan Beach. Hermosa Beach and to a lesser degree Redondo Beach has cooled off and moved from a hot seller market to neutral territory. On the other hand, the Palos Verdes luxury home market is getting hotter by the month. Perhaps buyers priced out of the beach cities are making their way up the hill to the higher altitude but lower home prices [...]

March 2016

Just Sold–Ocean View Condo in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

By | March 12th, 2016|Front Page, Listings, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

I'm going to miss showing and holding open houses at this panoramic ocean view condo located at 3200 La Rotonda Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Alas, all good things must end, and this one had a beautiful ending for our seller and a lovely beginning for the happy buyers. The remodeled two-bedroom condo sold at the asking price of $799,000 setting a two-year record at the Ocean Terrace complex. It was clearly a home worthy of a new record high price with its forever views and stylish remodel. For more information on selling or buying homes in Rancho Palos [...]

January 2016

100+ Reasons to Buy a Luxury Home in Palos Verdes, CA

By | January 27th, 2016|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes|

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 in over 4,000  articles, and I discover new things to love about life in PV, these original five reasons 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 [...]

October 2015

Relocating to Los Angeles? Consider Landing Here

By | October 31st, 2015|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes|

Relocating to California can be a daunting experience.  Over twenty years ago when I received the news we were relocating to Los Angeles I was less than thrilled.  My experience with Los Angeles consisted of one smog-filled summer trip during the mid 1970s, and frankly I did not care if I never saw Los Angeles again.  I should explain, my arrival coincided with those hot Santa Ana winds that feel like a blast from a furnace and also usher in coffee-colored, smog filled skies.  It only happens once or twice a year and lasts for a few days before the wind reverses and the coastal breezes [...]

July 2015

Palos Verdes Luxury Home Market Report–July 2015

By | July 10th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove, Monte Malaga, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Seller Tip|

If you own a Palos Verdes luxury home, or are considering purchasing one in the near future, Charlemagne Int'l Properties compiles a monthly report on the status and trends of the Palos Verdes luxury real estate market. The reports are of value for both buyers and sellers and are available here, or our real estate newsletter.  Email us if you would like to be added to our e-newsletter mailing list. Today's report will review sales for June 2015 as well as offer a snapshot view of the luxury real estate market on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the first half [...]

June 2015

Redefining Palos Verdes and Beach Cities Luxury Home Prices

By | June 22nd, 2015|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

For the past eight years I've defined luxury homes in the local real estate market by one primary criteria--price.  When I began my local real estate blog, Palos Verdes Lifestyle, in 2007 the dividing line was rather arbitrarily drawn at $2,000,000 as the defining value marker.   The definition of luxury homes in the local real estate market remained stable during the real estate recession years and throughout the equity gain-back years.  The price criteria of luxury homes often falls into sub-categories that included coastal location with view, larger than average sq. ft. and superior condition. The rise in real [...]

Palos Verdes Homes For Sale with Pool and View

By | June 20th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

Summer paid no attention to the calendar as it is not due until tomorrow, but it blew into the South Bay of Los Angeles packing plenty of heat last week.  Thanks to our coastal marine layer we stayed relatively cool, but by afternoon even the coast had plenty of sunshine.  It's the type of week that makes you grateful for a pool in the backyard.  If there's a sweeping view to enjoy poolside, you can enjoy the Palos Verdes lifestyle at its best. If you're shopping for a Palos Verdes home with a pool and view check out what's currently on the [...]

Luxury Home on La Canada in Rancho Palos Verdes–Video

By | June 18th, 2015|Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Even after 23 years in the real estate business in Palos Verdes and the South Bay of Los Angeles I still look forward to the Tuesday tour of new listings. This Spanish style beauty was one of my favorites on this week's tour.  It's a luxury home without the luxury price tag.   With high-quality interior finishes the four bedroom newer construction home has nearly 3300 sq. ft. of living space, pool and view.  It is listed at $1,899,000 and is located in the Miraleste neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes off Palos Verdes Drive East. For more information on Rancho [...]