September 2016

Palos Verdes Luxury Home Market Report–September 2016

By | September 6th, 2016|Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

It finally happened. The Palos Verdes luxury home market slipped into buyers' market territory on Charlemagne Int'l Properties' "Little Yellow Dot" market snapshot. August is often a slow month for real estate sales, but this is the largest monthly move our market slider has made in several years. As a reminder, the luxury home market is defined (by me) as those properties priced at or above $3,000,000. What does this market change mean for Palos Verdes luxury home sellers? If you're one of the fifty-nine homeowners who have your residence currently listed for sale you need to make sure your [...]

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 [...]

September 2015

JUST SOLD–3200 La Rotonda Dr. Unit 211, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

By | September 4th, 2015|Front Page, Listings, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Presented by Charlemagne Intl Properties.   Norma Toering, Broker - 310-493-8333 or email us Update:  Sold by Josh and Norma Toering of Charlemagne Int'l Properties for full price of $799,000--the highest price paid for a La Rotonda condo in nearly two years.  Want top price for your Rancho Palos Verdes property?  We can help you maximize the value of your Palos Verdes property.   Where can you buy this  million dollar view for $799,000?  Let me answer that question:  3200 La Rotonda Dr, Unit 211, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275.  The top comment receive on this property is, "This is the [...]

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

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 [...]

What Are Palos Verdes Sellers and Buyers Saying About Charlemagne Int’l Properties?

By | June 4th, 2015|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Real estate customer service is not dead.  At least not at Charlemagne Int'l Properties located in Rolling Hills Estates, CA.  Although, one may wonder if calls are not returned and details are left unattended causing home owners to feel the weight of the myriad of details involved in selling a Palos Verdes property seem to rest solely on the seller's shoulders.  As one seller recently commented, "Who knew selling a house involved so many moving parts and so much time?"  At Charlemagne, we make every effort to reduce the stress and burden of selling your Palos Verdes property. "Thanks for [...]

May 2015

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Portuguese Bend Riding Club in Palos Verdes

By | May 30th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Horse Property, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

  I often receive questions about places to board horses on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The Portuguese Bend Riding Club in Rancho Palos Verdes is always on my list of suggested stables. I was previewing new listings in the gated neighborhood recently and took the opportunity to feature the equestrian amenities in this short video clip.   The entrance to the gated community is off Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  The landscape is majestic with rolling hills and ocean vistas.   There are riding and exercise rings as well as miles of trails throughout the neighborhood. [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property–Palos Verdes Dr. South Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 6th, 2015|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

If you are familiar with the Palos Verdes Peninsula you know most of the horse property and equestrian estates are located in either Rolling Hills or Rolling Hills Estates.  Palos Verdes Drive East also has some properties zoned for horses.  Few people equate Palos Verdes Drive South with horse property.   Palos Verdes Drive South is now recognized as the resort side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  A drive along PVDS will take you pass Donald Trump's golf course, the Portuguese Bend Beach Club and Terranea Resort.  While gazing at the stunning ocean views you're apt to miss the gated entrance to the Portuguese [...]

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 [...]

December 2014

Things You Need to Know Before Selling Your Ladera Linda RPV Home

By | December 6th, 2014|Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

If you're thinking about selling your home in the Ladera Linda neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA this information will be particularly of interest.  Based on reports from the housing gurus, 2015 will be a year of continued stabilization for the housing sector with a slower pace of increase in prices.  An economist with Zillow predicted 2015 price gains will be  around 2.5%,  quite a difference from the 18+% gain of 2013 and this year's number of approximately 6%. Based on this "Big Picture" of the housing market, the trickle down message to your local neighborhood is this:  The housing [...]