June 2015

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 [...]

Palos Verdes Home Seller Tip–Ready, Set, Show!

By | June 7th, 2015|Country Club, Crest, Eastview, Front Page, La Cresta, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Los Verdes, Mira Catalina, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Peninsula Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip, Silver Spur|

Kitchens and bathrooms often are a buyer's tipping point when it comes to purchasing a home.   Your property is ready for the FOR SALE sign and the parade of real estate agents with prospective buyers in tow. You're confident in the selected price after analyzing reams of comparable sales and touring the current neighborhood competition. No question the price is spot on.   The house never looked better. The painters, window washers and staging pros have worked their magic, and you walked through your home with utter amazement wondering if you really want to move now that your house is [...]

January 2015

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 [...]

June 2014

What’s For Sale in Ladera Linda?

By | June 30th, 2014|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes|

The Ladera Linda neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes is nestled in the hills overlooking Trump National Golf Course with the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island in the background.  In my opinion, it is one of the best neighborhoods on the Palos Verdes Peninsula to purchase a big ocean view property at a still attractive price.  Prices are edging upward with very few homes with price tags below a million dollars, especially if the home is remodeled and on the view side of the street. There is a reason the Palos Verdes Drive South area is becoming the resort side of [...]

March 2014

When You Decide to Sell Your Rancho Palos Verdes Home

By | March 13th, 2014|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Mira Catalina, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Once you've made the decision to sell your Rancho Palos Verdes home, the next question is usually, "Where do I begin?" As someone who has made many corporate moves, and as a real estate agent in Rancho Palos Verdes for over 20 years, I can help you with both the preparation of your home for sale and the presentation of you home once it is ready to hit the market.  If you're anything like me, I always wanted my house to look as good as possible before I invited a real estate agent to give me a professional opinion of [...]

September 2013

Miraleste Hills – Palos Verdes Neighborhood (Video)

By | September 19th, 2013|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Miraleste Hills - Palos Verdes Neighborhood  Miraleste Hills is a Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood which is famous for views of Los Angeles and the harbor.  It is located above Palos Verdes Drive East near Miraleste Elementary School and Miraleste Intermediate.  The neighborhood was originally built out in the 1960's and 1970's, but quite a few homes have been remodeled since then. Miraleste Hills homes for sale:

April 2012

Palos Verdes Luxury Home Sales–March 2012

By | April 11th, 2012|Front Page, Lunada Bay, Monte Malaga, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Here's the scoop on high-end luxury homes sales on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for March 2012: 3 Palos Verdes Estates homes sold for more than $2,000,000 in March.  The neighborhoods claiming the sales are: Lunada Bay:  One sale at $2,175,000.  The home was on the market for over one year with an original asking price of $2,498,000. Monte Malaga:  Posted two sales.  A home on Via Lopez sold for $3,750,000 and was originally listed for just under $4,000,000.  The second sale in the Monte Malaga neighborhood sold for $2,150,000 in 28 days with an original list price of [...]