What Is the Value of a Top Agent?

By | January 19th, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Homes with view|

  Palos Verdes Real Estate One Minute Update January 2018 #palosverdeshomes #realestate #normatoering #brokerlife #charlemagneinternationalproperties A post shared by Norma Toering l Real Estate (@normatoering) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:10am PST As we begin 2018, my thoughts are turning to how I can better serve my clients this year. Over the years it has become apparent, there are a plethora of ways an agent can enhance their clients' well-being in financial matters as well as from an emotional point of view. Let's face it, selling a house is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Preparing a property to go on the market can take weeks of planning and work if not months. There are so many decisions to make--should you paint, replace the carpet, refinished the wood floors or even delve into remodeling the kitchen and a bath or two. The exterior landscaping must be assessed. The local real estate [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes by Location

By | November 27th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes|

Luxury homes, those priced at or above $3,000,000, are scattered throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula. There are currently 42 luxury homes listed for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The properties range from oceanfront villas to equestrian estates. Here is the luxury home breakdown for the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula: Palos Verdes Estates:  16 Luxury residential properties are for sale. Rolling Hills:  14 Luxury properties are for sale, including several zoned for horses, and some with barns/stables in place. Rancho Palos Verdes:  12 Luxury properties priced at or above $3,000,000 are for sale. Most are along the coast and have beautiful ocean views. Rolling Hills Estates and Palos Verdes Peninsula(unincorporated area of Palos Verdes) currently have no properties for sale in the luxury price point of $3 mm and up.   Palos Verdes Real Estate Report for December 2017 #palosverdes #realestate #normatoeringrealestatebroker #charlemagneinternationalproperties A post shared by [...]

Palos Verdes Homes with a View

By | September 14th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is the value of a view. Placing a value on views is one of the great puzzles of selling view homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. We have a plethora of picture perfect views. There are varying degrees of views, there are up close and personal views, and there are some homes with pastoral views (some buyers consider this a non-view when compared with a panoramic view). What's an agent to do when asked to place a value on a view? The Views of Palos Verdes: The Queen's Necklace view is one of the most sought after on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula. Many residents of Palos Verdes Estates are fortunate to enjoy this amazing sight from the comfort and convenience of their home. It is a combination of Pacific Ocean meeting the encircling lights of the Beach Cities and beyond all [...]

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   [...]

2017 Trends and Changes in CA Real Estate

By | March 1st, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, residential income properties, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

I attended the Palos Verdes Board of Realtors March Breakfast meeting yesterday. Although breakfast was delicious, my primary reasoning for being there was to hear Gov Hutchison, California Association of Realtors' attorney, speak regarding trends and changes reflected in California laws and real estate forms. Here are the latest updates:  There's a new bedbug form. Yes, those little critters have arrived in our Golden State.  The new disclosure form states landlords must disclose if the property was inspected for bedbugs, and if so, the results of said inspection.  Tenants must tell landlord if the rental property becomes infested; landlord must address issue and eviction of the tenant is not allowed.  Carbon Monoxide/Plumbing form is now mandatory. Low-flow plumbing fixtures are required; it is seller's responsibility to disclose whether such upgrades are in place. If the plumbing upgrades are not in place, expect it to become a point of negotiations during the sale. [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Report and Forecast for 2017

By | January 6th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence|

Up, up, and away we go on our 2017 real estate ride!   "Everything is up in the air for 2017."  Those were the opening remarks of Leslie Appleton-Young, an economist with the California Association of Realtors, when she addressed the Palos Verdes Board of Realtors breakfast meeting January 5, 2017. She touched on several key factors that will impact housing during the upcoming year.   Affordability:  Home prices are high in California and pricing many buyers out of the market.  Residents are leaving the State due to the high cost of housing (and the long commute if they purchase affordable homes in neighboring counties).  More parents are helping (or buying) homes for their children.  This is particularly the case in the high-priced coastal regions such as Palos Verdes.   Time's impact on real estate values Appreciation:   5-6% for 2016 and expected to be similar for [...]

Time Works Its Magic on Rolling Hills Home Prices

By | December 21st, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rolling Hills Homes|

What buyer, of any product, does not want to make a smart and savvy purchase?  Whether you're purchasing lipstick online because the same brand costs less on Amazon than it does at CVS (as I did this week), or you are making a multi-million dollar property purchase in Rolling Hills, there are few things higher on the satisfaction scale than knowing you made a savvy purchase.  But how do you know at the time it is the right thing to do?   The art of the real estate deal, in Donald Trump speak, is a cauldron mix of part science (sale statistics), part art (comparing apples and oranges takes a certain amount of finesse and market knowledge) and a dose of gamble (future value predictions are a mix of research and hoping current economic conditions don't waver excessively). Plus, let's not forget the unpredictability of Mother Nature. When a buyer [...]

My Most Valuable Service

By | November 28th, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence|

Palos Verdes Real Estate Report July 2018 #palosverdes #realestate #charlemagneinternationalproperties #normatoeringrealestatebroker #whatsmyhouseworth #sellmyhouse A post shared by Norma Toering l Real Estate (@normatoering) on Jul 10, 2018 at 3:53pm PDT As we enter the second half of 2018, my thoughts are turning to how I can better serve my clients and make them aware of the value added by having a savvy agent/broker on their side. Over the years it has become apparent there are a plethora of ways an agent can enhance their clients' well-being in financial matters as well as from an emotional point of view. Let's face it selling a house is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Preparing a property to go on the market can take weeks of planning and work if not months. There are so many decisions to make--should you paint, replace the carpet, refinished the wood floors or even delve into remodeling the [...]

Around the Peninsula News From Board of Realtors’ Meeting–September 2016

By | September 26th, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent|

The City Managers of the four Palos Verdes Peninsula cities each took a turn at the microphone to update local real estate professionals about changes and improvements happening in their town. Here are few worthy mentions from my notes: Rolling Hills:  Building permits are on the rise. Each new home must set aside a minimum of 1,000 Each new home must set aside a minimum of 1,000 sq. ft. for a stable. If you add one If you add one square inch to the residence must put utilities underground (to the street, I believe). Approximately 95% of Rolling Hills homes are on septic systems. More patrols added to reduce burglaries and adding three cameras.  The entire PVP will have 25 security cameras installed at various points throughout Palos Verdes. There is a View/Trees ordinance.  Check with City.   Rolling Hills Estates:  The City continues to offer a site check during [...]

Highest and Lowest Priced Homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

By | September 21st, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent|

  Yesterday, while out and about on the Tuesday Tour of new listings I previewed single family homes for sale in Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove, and Palos Verdes Drive South. Those Tuesday Tours always remind me there is a wide variety of homes available for sale.  Just for fun, here is the highest and lowered priced single family homes for sale in each of the four cities located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Palos Verdes Estates: Lowest Price:  3428 Palos Verdes Drive North is a new listing in the Valmonte neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates.  Better hurry at $1,150,000 this is the lowest price of any single family home currently for sale in PVE. Highest Price:  There are currently three Palos Verdes Estates single family homes for sale priced over $10,000,000 but 705 Via La Cuesta's price tag of $28,000,000 is the highest priced PVE home on the market. The property [...]