November 2014

Portuguese Bend Horse Property–Rancho Palos Verdes

By | November 4th, 2014|Horse Property, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Rancho Palos Verdes isn't particularly noted for its equestrian properties on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates have the lion's share of horse properties in PV.  However, the hidden gen on "The Hill," when it comes to horse riding facilities, is the Portuguese Bend Riding Club located in the gated Portuguese Bend neighborhood off Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes. The stable is no ordinary structure and shows its Spanish style with its red tile roof and white stucco walls.  The full service barn offers boarding and riding lessons are available as well as a [...]

September 2014

Before You Sell Your Ladera Linda Home in Palos Verdes

By | September 25th, 2014|Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes View Homes, Seller Tip|

How is the real estate market in the Ladera Linda neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes? The housing market took us on a roller coaster ride during the recession years with home prices falling close to 20 percent on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  2012 saw the beginning of the slow climb upward, and 2013 will go down in my memory as the great recovery year with gains of 20 percent or more.  Fortunately, the rapid rise in prices tapered off in 2014 and my guess is we will experience a modest 5-6 percent increase in prices for the year.  The number [...]

July 2014

Ladera Linda Video Rancho Palos Verdes Neighborhood

By | July 31st, 2014|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Ladera Linda in Rancho Palos Verdes New Palos Verdes listings are open for agents and brokers to tour each Tuesday.  Yesterday, Josh and I were in the Ladera Linda neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes previewing a lovely one level homes with a stunning ocean and coastline view. Ladera Linda overlooks Trump National Golf Course and The Estates at Trump National.  If you're looking for a Palos Verdes view home this is definitely a neighborhood to put on your "must see" list.   - Norma (310) 493-8333 More on the Ladera Linda neighborhood in Palos Verdes. Homes for Sale in Ladera [...]

June 2014

What’s For Sale in Portuguese Bend Club–Rancho Palos Verdes

By | June 27th, 2014|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

"Not much."  This was my reply to a recent inquiry regarding what is currently for sale in the Portuguese Bend Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The enclave of beachfront and bluff top homes is located in a gated community off Palos Verdes Drive South.  This unique slice of coastal living offers a lifestyle far different from most communities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The beach is private for starters, palapa shaded tables are abundant and there's even a playground for the kids.  One of my most memorable birthdays was an impromptu celebration at the beach with my daughter when I [...]

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 [...]

February 2014

Monet Moment on Palos Verdes Walk

By | February 25th, 2014|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Inspiration, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

I must admit I think Monet's Giverny garden is one of the loveliest places on earth, but his paintings capture something a bit more ethereal.  It is as if one is viewing the world through the light fog of pastel colored glasses.  That was the feeling I had as I rounded the bend on yesterday's morning walk on the trails at Trump Nation Golf Course on my way to walk along the beach near Portuguese Bend Beach Club in search of a few more pieces of sea glass to add to my collection. Although our photo file of the Palos Verdes [...]

October 2013

Portuguese Bend Club – Homes Sold by Toering & Team

By | October 18th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Portuguese Bend Club - Homes sold by Toering and Team   Norma Toering & Team recently closed our second 2013 sale in the Portuguese Bend Club.  The gated community with its private beach seems to be a popular coastal home choice for our clientele! If you have a property in the Portuguese Bend Club and are considering selling, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a market analysis. - Norma (310) 493-8333 Interested in selling or buying a home in the Portuguese Bend Club or in another coastal neighborhood on the south side of Palos Verdes?  Contact Norma at [...]

Estates at Trump National – Luxury Palos Verdes Homes

By | October 2nd, 2013|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Estates at Trump National - Luxury Palos Verdes Coastal Homes On this week's Tuesday Tour for brokers and agents we previewed new listings for specific buyers.  Although neither of the two homes for sale at The Estates at Trump National were open to preview, we were nearby and decided we wanted a particular client to see the spectacular ocean and coastline view as well as an exterior shot of the homes. If your a golfer and in the market for a gorgeous coastal home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula the Trump homes are perfect candidates to fulfill your goals.  Let [...]

July 2013

Sold by Toering and Team – Steps from the coast of Palos Verdes

By | July 29th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

One of our buyers just picked up their new keys to this amazing coastal home in Palos Verdes.  Located in the Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Rancho PV, these happy new "weekend home" owners fell in love with the dazzling views, resort feel and "Hawaii" style privately owned beach that this gated community offers. Over the course of the purchase escrow, our clients said many times: "Every time we visit, it just gets better."  Indeed. - Norma & Josh (310) 493-8333 or Email us! Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Palos Verdes Our coastal homes blog - Homes for sale in [...]

May 2013

Terranea Resort Coastal Jewel in Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 16th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Each time I visit Terranea Resort with its stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, lushly landscaped grounds, stately, yet casual and inviting architecture I'm reminded what a wonderful addition the resort is to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. For starters, and perhaps selfish reasons, I no longer have to book "out-of-town" hotels for my out-of-town clients. Many now begin their introduction to the Palos Verdes Peninsula lifestyle by spending their fist night in PV at Terranea Resort. The ocean, hills and open spaces "The Hill" is noted for are at their fingertips and in plain sight. In short, Terranea Resort helps [...]