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

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 [...]

South Bay Residential Income Properties Report

By | June 1st, 2017|Income Property Listings, residential income properties|

Prime residential income properties remain a desirable asset in investors' real estate portfolios. If some of the tax changes proposed by the new administration come to fruition, income properties will likely benefit. The South Bay of Los Angeles is a hotspot for residential income property buyers. The coastal/beach location ensures there will always be a ready supply of renters to fill vacancies. Rents are high in the coastal region, and only a few of the cities are affected by rent control rules and regulations. Let's look at the current supply of residential income properties for sale in a few of the South Bay of Los Angeles cities:   Manhattan Beach:  Seven residential income properties are currently for sale. The properties range in price from $2.3MM for a two-unit building to $8.44MM for three units on The Strand.     Hermosa Beach:  Nine residential income properties are listed for sale. The properties [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property For Sale

By | May 28th, 2017|Palos Verdes Horse property, Rolling Hills Homes, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

  There are currently 30 horse properties for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. As horse property specialists know, the majority of equestrian properties are located in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.  Here's the current location breakdown by the city: Rolling Hills:  21 Rolling Hills Estates:  7 Rancho Palos Verdes:  3 These thirty properties are zoned for horses, but that does not necessarily mean they are suitable for horses. Both improved and unimproved properties are included. Prices range from a low of $849,000 for a fixer on 3/4 acre in the Portuguese Bend area of Rancho Palos Verdes, up to $48,0000 for a Rolling Hills property. My favorite horse property currently for sale is 10 Johns Canyon Road in Rolling Hills listed for $5,700,000. It has one of the best barns/stables in Rolling Hills, an exercise ring as well as a beautiful residence, guest house, and pool situated on [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Home Market Report May 2017

By | May 5th, 2017|Listings, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

New Construction Luxury Homes in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA One of my clients has a Palos Verdes luxury home in escrow.  He is one of the fortunate, as there are 66 Palos Verdes luxury homes currently for sale.  Eleven Palos Verdes high-end homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 15 Palos Verdes homes priced over $3MM have sold year-to-date on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Palos Verdes luxury home market remains in a neutral market favoring neither the seller nor the buyer. Gated Luxury View Bluff-Front Residence Currently For Sale in Palos Verdes Estates The breakdown of 2017 Palos Verdes luxury home sales as of May 2017 by the city: Palos Verdes Estates:  12 Rolling Hills:  2 Rancho Palos Verdes: 1 Rolling Hills Estates and the unincorporated areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula:  0 2017 appears to be Palos Verdes Estates' year to dominate luxury [...]

Palos Verdes Single Family Homes Market Report May 2017

By | May 3rd, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, South Bay of Los Angeles Homes For Sale|

Palos Verdes single family homes inventory slipped below 200 during April 2017.  There are currently 195 single family homes for sale on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula.  123 Palos Verdes homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 184 single family Palos Verdes homes sold year-to-date as of May 3, 2017. These numbers tell us several things:  First, the single family home market in Palos Verdes remains a very strong sellers' market. Next, the high number of homes in escrow (123) prove buyers are not intimidated by the higher prices and perhaps the lack of inventory is nudging them into buying now rather than later. The number of homes sold year-to-date indicates Palos Verdes is on track to have a healthy real estate market during 2017. For details about your neighborhood's real estate activity and how it measures up to performance in other Palos Verdes areas, contact me and I'll [...]

Palos Verdes Single Family Home Market Update April 2017

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On the first day of April 2017, there were 166 single family homes for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is a slight uptick in the number of homes for sale. Perhaps the increase in inventory can be attributed to the arrival of spring. However, I have noted high-end Palos Verdes homes are staying on the market a bit longer than in previous months. In the luxury market, there is currently a six-month supply of homes for sale based on the present rate of absorption. April 2017 Palos Verdes Luxury Market Slider: The market for homes priced under $3MM in Palos Verdes remains strong. There are currently 92 homes in escrow with accepted offers (including 10 residences in the luxury price range), and year-to-date 130 Palos Verdes single family homes have sold. Based on these statistics there is slightly less than a two-month supply of Palos Verdes single family [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report April 2017

By | April 3rd, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Homes with Pools, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Seller Tips, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

2129 Thorley Rd., PVE for sale $3,289,000. Call Norma for more details. There are currently 57 Palos Verdes luxury homes priced at or above $3MM for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The most expensive home currently for sale in the city/area is below: Palos Verdes Estates:  $26,680,000 Rolling Hills:  $48MM Rancho Palos Verdes:  $10MM Palos Verdes Peninsula (the unincorporated areas):  $3,480,000 Rolling Hills Estates:  No homes priced over $3MM are currently for sale 2129 Thorley Rd., Palos Verdes Estates. Call Norma for more info.   Ten Palos Verdes luxury homes are currently in escrow with accepted offers. Ten luxury residences sold in Palos Verdes year-to-date. Lower Lunada Bay home for sale. Call Norma Toering for more info. 310.493.8333   For more information regarding buying or selling a luxury home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com or call 310.493.8333.

Luxury Home or Luxury Lifestyle?

By | April 2nd, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes|

  The definition of luxury varies from person to person, and it morphs as we enter and exit the stages of life. A property's location is frequently the crowning glory of luxury. Quality often follows location. Size falls lower on the list, as big isn't necessarily better. View falls under the location category because if you want waterfront views, the location will dictate where you must buy to achieve the desired view. When people speak of wanting a luxury home, they are often driven by the lifestyle they covet. Perhaps they want the best schools for their children, or maybe they want a hassle-free commute, or possibly they want to experience the luxury of an ocean view on a daily basis. Some people want to escape the city; others want to return. Luxury is personal. As soon as I know what luxury means to a prospective buyer, I can show [...]

2129 Thorley Rd. Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274–Coastal Luxury Home For Sale

By | March 30th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

The most used word to describe 2129 Thorley Road by agents and prospective buyers is Beautiful! And I agree. The four-bedroom, six-bath home plus pool/guest house was remodeled top-to-bottom. The owner enlisted an architect, interior designer and a top-notch construction crew to accomplish the task of turning a tired Lower Lunada Bay home into a 21st-century showpiece. The owner said his goal was to make the Lunada Bay neighborhood even more beautiful than it already is.  Mission accomplished. 2nd-Floor Family Room Guest/Pool House The bathrooms are beautiful--all six of them! Ensuite bath in first-floor bedroom Master Bathroom 1st-Floor Powder Room To view the entire property call Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 to schedule a private showing, or attend the open house Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  $3,189,000.