90275: Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood - 04/17/14 06:13 PM
Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood

Palos Verdes homes sales for the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood in 2013 increased to 41 single family homes sold compared to 35 in 2012.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South  houses that sold in 2013 increased to $556 from $461 in 2012, a 20.6% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in 2013 decreased to $1,423,550 in 2013 compared to $1,151,314 in 2012.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale for the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood was $4,000,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale for the … (0 comments)

90275: 2013 Palos Verdes Homes Sales Mira Catalina Neighborhood - 04/09/14 06:23 PM

2013 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Mira Catalina neighborhood increased to 25 single family homes sold compared to 23 in 2012.  Price per square foot for Mira Catalina houses that sold in 2013 increased to $440 from $404 in 2012, an 8.9% increase.  Average sales price for Mira Catalina homes sold in 2013 decreased to $1,125,179 in 2013 compared to $1,198,679 in 2012.  The most expensive home sold for $1,645,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $713,000.
Currently, the Mira Catalina neighborhood has 1 active single family Palos Verdes home for sale priced at $4,999,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath, 6,838 square foot home.
For … (0 comments)

90275: Favorite Palos Verdes Homes - April 1, 2014 - 04/08/14 06:47 PM
My favorite Palos Verdes homes on the April 1, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (18 homes had open houses)  are described below.  It was a perfect day for driving around the Peninsula as the ocean was a vibrant blue and you could see "forever."  We currently have 142 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $899,975 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills (The low in Eastview is $710,000).  There are 36 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $249,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
  
Jason Buck's (RE/MAX … (0 comments)

90275: New - Rancho Palos Verdes Beach Is A Dedicated Park! - 04/02/14 06:38 PM

Rancho Palos Verdes Beach is one of the newer drop in parks that Palos Verdes homes owners have the opportunity to visit.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has recently added it to the Recreation & Park List.  It is a stretch of rocky and sandy beach of approximately one acre and is located beneath the Trump National Golf Course.  The city acquired the beach in 2011 through the golf course's project entitlements.  The water contains rocks and seaweed, and this is not considered a swimming beach.  It has, however, pristine tide pools which can be viewed when the tide is … (1 comments)

90275: My Favorite Palos Verdes Homes In March - 04/01/14 07:22 PM
There were 19 homes on the March 18, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have only 131 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $899,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills (The low in Eastview is $795,000).  There are 41 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $249,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
  
Julie Lyon and Sheri Fejeran's (Keller Williams Beach Cities) 412 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,875 square foot home for $3,599000.  This luxurious Malaga Cove home built in … (0 comments)

90275: Palos Verdes Home Sales In February! - 03/17/14 06:25 PM

Palos Verdes real estate statistics for February 2014 show a decrease in sales compared to January.  31 Palos Verdes houses sold in February which decreased from the 43 homes sold in January and the 44 homes that sold in February 2013.  There were 40 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in February compared to 38 in January.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in February increased slightly to 126 homes from 122 homes in January. 
Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in February decreased significantly to $1,310,000 from $1,804,000 in January (when 9 homes sold over … (0 comments)

90275: My Favorite Palos Verdes Houses - 03/11/14 08:02 PM
There were 24 homes on the March 4, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have only 133 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $879,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills  (The low in Eastview is $649,000).  There are 36 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $249,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
  
Michele Chodos and Kathy Siegel's (Vista Sotheby's Int'l Realty) 2020 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is  7 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,231 square foot home for $6,500,000.  This magnificent Italian Renaissance Lunada Bay estate … (0 comments)

90275: Do You Know What Palos Verdes School Education Costs? - 03/10/14 06:26 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners and their tenants are fortunate to be able to send their children to the award winning Palos Verdes schools.  The Peninsula Education Foundation recently released a school chart tuition/funding comparison for both public and private Palos Verdes schools and the numbers are surprising.
State funding for Palos Verdes Unified School District's middle and high school level students is only $6,112 per student for the 2013/2014 year.  Compare that to tuition for Chadwick ($30,000), Rolling Hills Preparatory School ($27,960), Rolling Hills Country Day  K-8 ($18,000) and Peninsula Heritage K-6 ($23,230) and you can see why the Foundation … (0 comments)

90275: Time To Sign Up For Palos Verdes Junior Ranger Program! - 03/07/14 06:11 PM

Again this year, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in cooperation with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, invites children from 7 to 12 years of age to join the Junior Ranger Program.  Palos Verdes homes owners can encourage their children to consider how they leaving their “footprints on this earth” and take more interest in their own local community.   The program will teach them about our local trails, the wildlife and outdoor preparedness to enable them to have basic trail etiquette and safety practices here on the Peninsula.
Orientation for the Junior Ranger Program is on March 8th or 9th, … (0 comments)

90275: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy's March Events! - 03/05/14 06:33 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering a full calendar of fun activities during the month of March.  In addition to hikes and other outside activities, they are looking for volunteers to assist in keeping our hillsides abundant with plants that will be regrowing in spring.
Special Events:
Guided Nature walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to Royal Palms, on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. - You will see the unusual geologic formations on the coastal bluffs down to the shoreline while also learning more about the cultural history of the area from abalone fishing to the recent … (2 comments)

90275: Favorite Palos Verdes Homes In February - 03/04/14 07:44 PM
There were 20 homes on the February 25, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have only 131 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $765,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills  (The low in Eastview is $649,000).  There are 37 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $249,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
  
Anna Randall's (Coldwell Banker-PV/Beach Cities) 6490 Sea Cove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,200 square foot home for $4,800,000.  This fabulous bluff top Palos Verdes Drive South home features … (0 comments)

90275: Do You Want To Win A Palos Verdes Home? - 02/26/14 05:57 PM

The Palos Verdes Art Center is continuing it’s annual Best House Raffle for the 12th year.  This year’s dream prize is the most dramatic ever -  a $1,925,000 home located in Lunada Bay and $1,000,000 cash or $2,000,000 cash (based on 40,000 ticket sales).
For the past eleven years, the Palos Verdes Art Center has given away over $12,500,000 in cash and prizes.  The money is being raised to continue to fund exhibition, education and outreach programs making visual arts available, accessible and affordable.  The Art Center is available for local Palos Verdes homes owners to take classes, purchase hand crafted items and visit local artists' gallery showings.  … (1 comments)

90275: My Favorite Palos Verdes Homes - 02/25/14 07:00 PM
There were 16 homes on the February 18, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have only 121 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $855,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills  (The low in Eastview is $675,000).  There are 33 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $280,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
 
Stephen Haw's (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 1505 Via Fernandez, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 6,528 square foot home for $3,950,000.  This pristine custom built Monte Malaga … (0 comments)

90275: Whale Of A Day Celebration Coming Soon! - 02/19/14 05:36 PM

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and the docents of Los Serenos de Point Vicente are once again sponsoring “Whale of a Day” for all Palos Verdes homes owners and their neighbors throughout the South Bay to enjoy.  This is a festival which celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chucki Seas in Alaska to its winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja.  As of February 10, 2014, there have been 1,090 whales counted already this year.  If you are looking for a popular fun outing for the whole family to enjoy, stop … (2 comments)

90275: My Favorite Palos Verdes Homes - 02/18/14 07:42 PM
There were 15 homes on the February 11, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have only 126 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $855,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills  (The low in Eastview is $675,000).  There are 34 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $280,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
 
Carolyn Lizdenis' (Hunter Mason Realty) 3941 Via Solano, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,811 square foot home for $2,300,000.  This gorgeous Mediterranean style Valmonte home … (0 comments)

90275: Palos Verdes Home Sales Lunada Bay Neighborhood 2013 - 02/13/14 06:23 PM

2013 Palos Verdes homes sales for Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood rose to 81 single family homes sold compared to 69 in 2012.  Price per square foot for Lunada Bay/Margate houses that sold in 2013 increased to $577 compared from $545 in 2012, a 5.8% increase.  Average sales price for Lunada Bay/Margate homes sold in 2013 was $1,624,373 compared to $1,889,132 in 2012.  The most expensive home sold for $4,150,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $900,000.
Currently, Lunada Bay/Margate has 14 active Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,149,000  for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 2,054 square foot home, to … (0 comments)

90275: Enjoy Outdoor Fun This Saturday - 02/12/14 06:31 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners are once again able to explore their local wildlife areas made possible by the wonderful volunteer groups who help to protect our Peninsula. Here are two activities next Saturday that are a real educational experience.
A moderate hike of the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park on Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. will be sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente.  This is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about the fascinating marine life in our area.  This is a free public walk and, no matter how many times you have been … (0 comments)

90275: Favorite Palos Verdes Homes On Tour 2/4/2014 - 02/11/14 11:05 AM
There were 15 homes on the February 4, 2014, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have only 122 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $855,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $53,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills  (The low in Eastview is $699,000).  There are 35 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $199,000 and $2,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
 
Kim Hall's (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 536 Via Media, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,354 square foot home for $2,750,000.  This custom built Malaga Cove home … (0 comments)

90275: Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series For February - 02/10/14 07:57 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to hear several interesting topics discussed at the February 2014 Lectures sponsored by the Peninsula Seniors.  These Lectures take place at Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
February 12 - Award winning television host and best selling book author Maureen Nunn,will be sharing her knowledge of Pat Nixon who she personally knew.  Maureen's mother and Pat Nixon shared a long friendship that is documented in letters that the women exchanged.  Maureen has presented at the Presidenial … (0 comments)

90275: Palos Verdes Homes Sales By Neighborhood 2013 - 02/06/14 05:49 PM

In my last post, I discussed the overall sales numbers for single family Palos Verdes homes sold in 2013 with increases in number of homes sold (11%), average sales price (7%) and price per square foot (11.7%).  Last year the number of buyers for Palos Verdes real estate exceeded the number of sellers and inventory was very low creating multiple offer situations in many transactions.  Below is information on specific Palos Verdes neighborhoods.  The chart above can be enlarged by clicking on it or go to the “Statistics” tab above.
The Crest area of Rancho Palos Verdes posted the largest … (0 comments)

 
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