Sustainable Luxury Homes

One of the things I appreciate most about luxury homes in Palos Verdes is the use of timeless materials during the construction. Marble, limestone, granite, quartz, and hardwood floors will last for generations to come. The initial choices (and expense) are more than justified by the longevity of the materials. I had the pleasure of living in a 1929 home in St. Petersburg, Florida. The wood floors were original and beautifully restored by the previous owner. The bathroom tiles were original as were the pedestal sinks. I upgraded the kitchen with a professional Wolf six-burner stove, a commercial Traulsen refrigerator/freezer, [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report December 2017

Winter may be the best season to sell your Palos Verdes luxury home. As many of you know, Charlemagne International Properties makes tracking the local luxury housing market quick and straightforward with our "Little Yellow Slider." When the market heats up, the slider moves toward a sellers' market. When cooling conditions prevail, the slider moves toward a buyers' market. You can take the market temperature with a quick glance. December 2017 Market Sliders: Interestingly, the luxury market cooled off during the peak summer selling season due to many new listings hitting the market. On the other hand, the fall and [...]

Palos Verdes Single Family Homes Market Report Dec 2017

  The Palos Verdes real estate market remains in a solid sellers' market for single family homes as we wrap up 2017.   December 2017 Market Sliders:       There are 146 Palos Verdes single family homes for sale. 69 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow with accepted offers. Year-to-date 650 single family homes sold in Palos Verdes as of early December. Inventory dipped to a lower number of houses available for buyers in search of a home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. 2018 may be a bleak year for prospective buyers resolving to purchase a Palos Verdes property. [...]

Homes For Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

  Tuesday is tour day for new listings in Palos Verdes. This morning, the list is rather short due to entering the after Thanksgiving holiday countdown, and the seemingly permanent condition of inventory shortage for Palos Verdes and other cities in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Today, there is only one new listing I need to preview for a prospective buyer. However, on the upside, it's a gorgeous day, so perhaps as I meander along Palos Verdes Drive South, I will capture a few more coastal photos I can use on my blog to display the beauty of our [...]

Searching for the Best Luxury Homes in Palos Verdes?

Luxury homes, those priced at or above $3,000,000, are scattered throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula. There are currently 42 luxury homes listed for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The properties range from oceanfront villas to equestrian estates. Here is the luxury home breakdown for the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula: Palos Verdes Estates:  16 Luxury residential properties are for sale. Rolling Hills:  14 Luxury properties are for sale, including several zoned for horses, and some with barns/stables in place. Rancho Palos Verdes:  12 Luxury properties priced at or above $3,000,000 are for sale. Most are along the [...]

Beach Cities Residential Income Property Report 2017

Let's begin with 2017 residential income listings and sales in Redondo Beach. Active Listings: There are currently nine residential income properties for sale in Redondo Beach ranging in price from $1,595,000 to $7,200,000. Pending Sales:  Nine Redondo Beach income properties are in escrow with accepted offers. 2017 Sales Y-T-D:  44 Redondo Beach residential income property sales were recorded as of 10/26/2017 per MLS records.   Hermosa Beach Residential Income Report for 2017: Active Listings:  There are seven Hermosa Beach residential income properties listed for sale ranging in price from $1,659,000 to $5,195,000. Pending Sales:  Two Hermosa Beach residential income properties are [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Income Property|0 Comments

Palos Verdes Real Estate Report October 2017

Fall is here! My morning walk required a sweater for the brisk 58-degree day. After the languid last days of summer, I think the real estate market is ready to perk up and make the most of the final quarter of 2017. I bumped into an agent who has been in the business longer than I have, and she said, "This has been the quietest summer I can remember."  Yes, although I was busy and productive with listings and sales, the market took a bit of a breather during the summer months of 2017. Inventory remains tight with only 183 [...]

From Contract to Close–Whether Selling or Buying

Palos Verdes Oceanfront homes in Rancho Palos Verdes. A typical day in an agent's life will involve an extensive list of "value-added" tasks. For example today we are waiting for a buyer's acceptance of a seller's response to the buyer's request for repairs. It has taken us a week of back and forth to reach an agreement. An appraisal is due, and late last night a former client who is about to begin a major remodel turned to me for help because the appraisal for his current home came in unacceptably low. He asked us to review it [...]

How Many Horses Do You Have?

"You have how many horses?" I asked the prospective buyer to repeat her reply as I wanted to make sure our less than clear cell phone connection wasn't playing tricks with my hearing. "Six," she replied. "That's what I thought you said. That's a lot of horses, but yes, I can show you properties in Palos Verdes, notably Rolling Hills, that will comfortably meet your equine needs." And so we were off to look at horse properties in Palos Verdes after tightening up her requirements and price point. At our first meeting, I presented the prospective buyer with a copy [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|An Agent's Life, Horse Property, Palos Verdes|0 Comments

Palos Verdes Single Family Homes Market Report September 2017

PVDS Luxury Homes There are currently 189 single family homes for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  59 Palos Verdes single family homes are priced at or above $3,000,000. There are no Palos Verdes single family homes for sale under $1,000,000 at this time.   100 Palos Verdes single family homes are in escrow with accepted offers.  489 Palos Verdes single family homes have sold year-to-date.   Palos Verdes Drive South Sunrise For more information or help with buying or selling a Palos Verdes home contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or