About Norma Toering

Norma Toering is the broker-owner of Charlemagne Intl Properties a boutique real estate company in Los Angeles. She has been a local South Bay real estate agent since 1992. Norma is the most well known & award winning real estate blogger in Palos Verdes. Forbes magazine consulted Norma on Palos Verdes property values when compiling their Forbes 400 list. Cell: 310.493.8333

Where are the Best Palos Verdes Horse Properties?

By | August 16th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes Horse property, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent|

Last week I received an email from a person interested in purchasing horse property in Palos Verdes.  His first question was, "Where are the best Palos Verdes horse properties located? Best is such a subjective word. Before I could answer the question, I needed to delve deeper into his equestrian wants and requirements. Did he want the best price, the best location, the best horse facilities, or the best house in an area zoned for horses? Unquestionably, the best and top horse properties are located in Rolling Hills with its large lots and miles and miles of riding trails. It's  a horse lover's paradise and one of the top equestrian communities in Southern California. The gated community with its sweeping ocean and city views is the number one equestrian neighborhood in the South Bay of Los Angeles. However, acreage, privacy and 24-hour security come with a price. Two of my favorite [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Market Report August 2017

By | August 5th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence|

The single family housing market in Palos Verdes remains healthy, active, and still favoring sellers. There are 212 single family homes for sale on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula. 94 homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 77 Palos Verdes single family homes sold during July 2017. 426 PV single family homes have sold YTD 2017. Given the above statistics, the inventory is still low, and the absorption rate is high. If you're considering selling a Palos Verdes property, the market will welcome the increased inventory. The one area of the Palos Verdes real estate market favoring buyers is the luxury segment of homes priced at or above $3,000,000. Rancho Palos Verdes high-end home listed by Charlemagne Int'l Properties. For more information regarding selling or buying a Palos Verdes property contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 for a market analysis of your property. I also offer a free, one-hour [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report August 2017

By | August 5th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent|

  The South Bay of Los Angeles is in the middle of a hot and muggy spell, but the same cannot be said for the local luxury home market on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The dog days of summer find the luxury home market in a cooling trend and heavily favoring buyers. With 65 Palos Verdes luxury homes for sale priced at or above $3,000,000 and only seven sales in July, it is easy to understand why sellers must invest more time in preparing their home to meet the challenges of a slowing luxury market. On the other hand, buyers now have more choices and negotiating power since the market tipped in their favor. There are currently five Palos Verdes Luxury homes in escrow and 33 luxury homes ($3MM+) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula sold thus far in 2017.   The number of foreign national buyers is predicted to decline [...]

Most Expensive Luxury Homes For Sale in Palos Verdes, CA

By | July 31st, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

  The median price for single family homes in Palos Verdes Estates is approaching $2,000,000. I recently read this statistic on one of the leading real estate sites. I immediately found myself wondering about the prices of the most expensive luxury homes for sale in Palos Verdes. After a bit of research on the Multiple Listing Service here are the results by individual cities: Palos Verdes Estates:  2701 Via Elevado  $23,450,000 705 Via La Cuesta  $19,999,000  1508 Paseo La Cresta $14,900,000 For details about the three most expensive properties in Palos Verdes Estates click on the live link. 3 Most Expensive Homes in Palos Verdes Estates   Rolling Hills: One Buggy Whip  $40,000,000  12 Upper Blackwater Canyon Road  $8,500,000  Three Appaloosa Lane   $7,999,999 For details regarding the three most expensive homes for sale in Rolling Hills, CA check out the link below. 3 Most Expensive Rolling Hills Homes For Sale   [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property Report July 2017

By | July 24th, 2017|Palos Verdes Horse property, Seniors Selling Primary Residence|

There are currently 32 Palos Verdes single family homes listed as horse properties for sale. There are only two horse properties under contract and in escrow with accepted offers per the local Multiple Listing Service. Year-to-date in 2017,  23 Palos Verdes Properties zoned for horses sold, with the majority being in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. There are few places in Los Angeles County equestrians can live and keep their horse(s) in their backyard. Palos Verdes has numerous properties with private stables or barns, and it's not unusual to see private riding rings as well as community riding arenas. There are miles and miles and riding trails through the canyons and hills. Many of the trails offer spectacular ocean views.  If you're searching for the equestrian lifestyle, you'll find it on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. If you're interested in buying or selling horse property in Palos Verdes, contact Norma [...]

Palos Verdes Homes Market Report July 2017

By | July 7th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Seller Tips, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

"The Hill" Who needs fireworks when there are views like this one? I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July holiday. We have reached the midway point of 2017, and although the single family home real estate market in Palos Verdes remains a strong sellers' market, the luxury home market experienced a cooling trend during the second quarter of 2017. The luxury market of homes priced at $3,000,000 and up slide into a strong buyers' market. There are 227 single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes.  109 Palos Verdes homes are in escrow with accepted offers.  343 Palos Verdes single family homes have sold Y-T-D.  Inventory is showing a slight increase and demand remains high keeping the overall single-family home market in a sellers' market. Rancho Palos Verdes remodeled and expanded home for sale--$2,695,000. Represented by Charlemagne Int'l Properties. Call 310.493.8333 for details.   Caught me [...]

Palos Verdes Market Report for Single Family Luxury Homes July 2017

By | July 6th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July holiday. We have reached the midway point of 2017 and although the single family home real estate market in Palos Verdes remains a strong sellers' market, the luxury home market experienced a cooling trend during the second quarter of 2017. The luxury market of homes priced at $3,000,000 and up slide into a strong buyers' market. At the time of this writing, there are 70 Palos Verdes luxury homes for sale. The number of luxury homes in escrow with accepted offers dipped to six. 27 Palos Verdes luxury homes sold during the first half of 2017. What does this mean for sellers of luxury properties in Palos Verdes? Expect it to take longer to sell your home and make sure it is ready to enter the competitive luxury home market. Invest in preparing the property for sale and presenting it to the [...]

Horse Property For Sale in Palos Verdes

By | June 29th, 2017|Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Horse property, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

There are currently 30 horse properties for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The vast majority are located in Rolling Hills. Rolling Hills Estates currently has six equestrian properties for sale, and Rancho Palos Verdes has four horse properties for sale per MLS information. Although a property may be designated a horse property by local zoning codes, all horse properties are not created equal. Some have direct access to miles and miles of trails, others may be located in areas without easy access to riding trails and riding rings. Palos Verdes is laced with canyons, steep hills, and a topography not always conducive for horses. However, there are many Palos Verdes horse properties with corrals that open to riding trails, flat pads suitable for riding rings, and other horse friendly amenities. Make sure when you select a new home for you and your horse the neighborhood will be welcoming to [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report June 2017

By | June 12th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

The Palos Verdes luxury homes real estate statistics show it is moving toward a market favoring buyers.  For sellers, this means your luxury residence will face stiffer competition and must stand head and shoulders above the crowded Palos Verdes luxury home real estate market. Palos Verdes luxury homes will continue to sell, but those offering the best value will be skimmed off the top of the rather long list of  65 luxury homes for sale, so make sure your home is perceived as crème de la crème.  The price should reflect the location, condition, view and perhaps even the seller's motivation level.  Today's buyers are savvy and informed. Yes, they want a new home, but they also want outstanding value. There are currently nine Palos Verdes luxury homes in escrow with accepted offers.  21 Palos Verdes luxury homes priced over $3,000,000 sold year-to-date.  It's easy to see at the absorption rate [...]

Palos Verdes Homes Report June 2017

By | June 10th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Looking for a beautiful Palos Verdes home with a spectacular view? Call me; this one is For Sale! 284 Palos Verdes single family homes sold year-to-date in 2017.  Twenty-three of those private residences were priced at or above $3,000,000. There are currently 213 single family homes for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  124 Palos Verdes homes are in escrow with accepted offers.     The overall single-family home market in the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula remains firmly entrenched in a market favoring sellers.  However, the luxury market is tilting toward a buyers' market as we reach the mid-point of 2017. If you, or someone you know, would like more detailed information about the various markets within markets in the Palos Verdes real estate market, or real estate related questions, it would be my pleasure to provide the information.  Contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or [...]