May 2013

Horse Boarding in Palos Verdes

By | May 28th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Horse Property, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

Where can I board my horse in Palos Verdes?  I'm frequently asked this question and the answer is there are many places and it depends on what you want and where you want it.  One of the most popular choices for horse owners who do not own their own horse facility is to rent a stall.  Horse property homeowners often rent available stalls if they are not using them.  Privileges vary and the agreement should be in writing.  Homeowners often advertise boarding opportunities on local neighborhood bulletin boards, feed stores and wherever horse lovers gather. If you elect not to [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property with an Ocean View

By | May 19th, 2013|Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

It's okay to want it all.  Later today, I'll be meeting with a buyer new to Palos Verdes but already in love with this hilly peninsula that juts skyward from the ocean's edge.   After a recent stay at Terranea Resort, this first-time visitor to PV must have thought she landed in a horse lover's paradise.  Actually, Palos Verdes is certainly "horse friendly" but it is equally appealing to those seeking a view property, or simply a more relaxed pace of life.   We will be shopping for a second home and it can be either a small horse property with easy access to [...]

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 [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property

By | May 15th, 2013|Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

  If you are in the mood to saddle up your horse and go for a leisurely ride you might want to consult the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen's Association Trail Guide.  It is the only complete guide to the equestrian trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Maps feature all of the equestrian trails superimposed on an aerial map. The PVPHA Guide sells for $20, plus tax, and includes an equine service directory.  The Trail Guide may be purchased at the General Store in Rolling Hills Estates, plus tack and feed stores or you may order it from PVPHA, P.O. Box 4153, Palos [...]

Income Property in Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities

By | May 15th, 2013|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Income Property, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach|

If you're searching for ways to take advantage of the low interest rates still available and add monthly income to your portfolio, investing in income properties is worth your consideration. However, know you will not be alone. Multiple offers are the norm and recently one attractive offering in Redondo Beach had 35 offers! Yes, Norma Toering & Team had one of the offers. The four unit building pictured above is located in Redondo Beach and was recently sold by Norma Toering & Team. The seven offers were narrowed to three during the counter offer stage. I'm happy to report my [...]

Palos Verdes Schools Rank High in Newsweek Poll

By | May 8th, 2013|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes|

  There are many reasons to call Palos Verdes home.  The coastal location offers some of Southern California's most breathtaking natural beauty, the weather is wonderful and the views are unforgettable, but the stellar school system is often what seals the decision to move to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  When you combine a strong school system with stellar results and a desirable lifestyle in a coastal location it's difficult to find a better choice. Newsweek Magazine announced the top high schools in the nation on Monday.  Palos Verdes has two high schools and they both made the prestigious list.  Peninsula High [...]

Rolling Hills Equestrian Neighborhood on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

By | May 3rd, 2013|Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills|

Rolling Hills neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rolling Hills in Palos Verdes, CA in April 2013. Rolling Hills is a gated city located at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The main entrance is off Palos Verdes Drive North with secondary entrances at Crenshaw and Crest Road as well as Palos Verdes Drive East. Rolling Hills is well known for its equestrian estates, large lots, and privacy. The views are spectacular too! For more information about buying or selling homes in the gated city of Rolling Hills contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or

The Market Changed. Have You?

By | May 1st, 2013|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Real Estate News, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Seller Tip|

Real estate is back in the news with leading stories to whet a viewer's appetite for more details, and this time it's not falling prices, foreclosures or strategic defaults.   What began as a whisper last fall turned into a raging roar with the arrival of 2013.  Last night a national news story flashed a map showing a one-year increase in prices of 14% from February 2012 to February 2013 for the greater Los Angeles housing market. Indeed, the housing market has changed.  Have you and your plans?  If you were waiting for the bottom, you missed it.  If you were waiting for [...]