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 [...]

The Luxury of Living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

By | August 31st, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

  There's a reason location plays such an important role in real estate--it leads the way in determining property value, quality of life, weather conditions, local school performance, cultural and recreational options, as well as a long list of other lifestyle opportunities. When "coastal" becomes part of the location equation, the price tag heads heavenward. Toss in some spectacular hills, canyons, and cliffs and the luxury factor cannot help but come into play.   Coastal Condos in Rancho Palos Verdes   The Palos Verdes Peninsula is fortunate to offer a coastal location with a wide variety of top educational opportunities and an expansive array of housing options. There are award-winning public and private schools.  There are coastal condos prices far below $1,000,000.  However, when it comes to single-family residences it is a challenge to find homes priced under $1,000,000.   The median value of single-family homes located in the [...]

100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home

By | June 24th, 2016|Featured Articles|

This is going to be a long list, and I'm only going to scratch the surface, so let's get started. The list is in no particular order--just the way it popped into my head after living in the area since 1989. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a 26.3 square mile area located in the southwest corner of Los Angeles County. The Peninsula is 23 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. 1) The Climate: Average temperature in January--66 degrees. Average temperature in July--77 degrees. 2) The Coastal Location: It's the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean kisses three sides 24/7. 3) The Views: Ocean to the south and west. LA city lights to the north and LA Harbor to the east. 4) The Schools: PV is home to a top ranking public system and a plethora of top-notch private schools. 5) The Open Space: A drive around Palos Verdes reveals [...]

There’s a Home in Palos Verdes For You

By | June 23rd, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes|

One of the things I like best about Palos Verdes, besides the coastal setting and stellar school system, is the wide variety of housing choices available. A 45-minute drive around the Palos Verdes Peninsula will encompass the 1950s and 60s cookie cutter communities beginning to assert their individuality with distinctive remodels and architectural makeovers, to coastal estates with sweeping views, and horse properties complete with stables and direct access to the numerous riding trails laced throughout the hills and canyons. If a hint of history and character are desired, Palos Verdes Estates offers many Old Spanish beauties built in the 1920s and 30s in Malaga Cove. Enter at your own risk because they are heart stealers. The current price range available in Palos Verdes Estates is $1,395,000 (3 bedrooms 2 bath starter) to $28,000,000 (a gated estate with coastal views).   If you fancy yourself an urban rancher, saddle up some Saturday morning in your house hunting gear and I'll give you a tour [...]

Need a Top Agent to Sell Your Rancho Palos Verdes Home–Norma Toering and Her Team Are the BEST!

By | June 2nd, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent|

If you're in the market to find a top Palos Verdes real estate agent to sell your Palos Verdes property, the choices can be daunting since there are so many agents and real estate companies to consider. The agent you choose to list and sell your residence is one of the top two most important decisions you will make during the entire real estate transaction. The other one is pricing the property. The best real estate agents can help you make pricing the property simple with their knowledge of the local market, neighborhood experience, negotiating expertise and awareness of current real estate trends. Forbes Phoned A few weeks ago I received a call from Forbes Magazine. The conversation went something like this:   Me: Hello, this is Norma Toering with Charlemagne Int’l Properties. Forbes: Hello, I’m with Forbes Magazine and am calling you regarding our annual Forbes 400 List. Me: [...]

Curb Appeal – Maximize Your Home Value

By | May 19th, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Uncategorized|

  Is your home ready for its closeup?  The "Fifteen Seconds of Fame" rule certainly applies to selling your home since nearly 50% of prospective buyers drive by their favorite properties BEFORE they schedule an appointment to tour the home with their real estate agent. Yes, that's right.  After locating your home on the Internet and deciding it is in the right price range and the right neighborhood many buyers will check it out from the curb.  Sellers, you can either win them here or lose them.  Over the years, we've had many buyers eliminate a home from our show list based solely on curb appeal. Don't let the curb appeal of your home cost you showings and even a sale.  Every home's curb appeal can be improved no matter the style or age of the property.  We can help you maximize the curb appeal of your home before you [...]