Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills Homes Blog by Norma Toering

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Charlemagne International Properties - BRE# 01147470
Homes for sale in Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills, Southern California. We specialize in luxury homes, gated estates, equestrian land and investment properties around the South Bay.

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2009 

My seven year old grandson recently received an award for being A Model 2nd Grader.  He was not quite sure what it meant.  His mother explained his efforts, attitude, preparation and performance were exceptional, and his teacher hoped other students would model their behavior after his.  He felt ...
03/30/2009
I am in awe of many of the bloggers I read on Active Rain.  I admire the dedication, the regularity and the variety of topics covered.  Who knew real estate could be so fascinating?  I can count on many of my favorite writers to deliver day after day a thought provoking post filled with fresh con...
03/29/2009
It is spring and the signs are everywhere; especially in the real estate market.  The second half of March was alive with new activity--my Goggle calendar greeted me each morning with a fresh list of proof the market is gathering momentum.  This morning my cell phone rang a few minutes before 8:0...
03/29/2009
Yesterday a co-worker called me to vent.  It seems she showed an out-of-town couple thirty houses in three days, took them to meet with a lender and facilitated return visits to the top choice homes.  She arranged for a builder friend to meet with them and discuss possible remodeling projects, an...
03/28/2009
32245 Phantom Drive in RPV, CA Stop by and linger a few moments on the patio while you absorb the multitude of views this property offers:  Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, cliffs, whitewater, Trump National Golf Course and the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.   This is not your typ...
03/27/2009
292 Granada Avenue's appeal spills over into the wide avenue used to approach the property and the neighboring homesadd a touch of class to this one level charmer.  The kitchen/family room is a light filled space.  Hardwood floors flow throughout the living, dining and bedrooms on the first floor...
03/27/2009
There are four separate cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula each with its own distinct flavor and feel.  I see many homes each week--only a few standout in my memory at the end of the day.    Some I remember because of price, others for the view and still others for style and irreplaceable setti...
03/26/2009
When everyone is cutting back, putting off and holding back it seems a bit unrealistic to expect the economy to magically begin to expand.  Something has to ignite the hum of movement.  From my perspective I'm seeing energy and confidence building on my little peninsula of the world. Sparks are b...
03/26/2009
Yesterday's news was worthy of a second helping. I made it home from work in time to hear the national news lead off with some good news about the stock market--up over 500 points. What a refreshing change to start with something positive.  Yes, there was more than enough gloom and doom sandwiche...
03/24/2009
There are a few glimmers of sunshine breaking through the clouds hovering over the housing market.  On the national front the interest rates are crazy low and prices are more affordable.  However, my focus is local and this is what I have to report from a weekend in the field, or perhaps I should...
03/23/2009
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