Bluff Front Luxury Living in Palos Verdes

By | May 23rd, 2018|Beach City Luxury Homes, Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

There's a new listing in Rancho Palos Verdes that invites agents to stroll through it rather than make the mad dash we usually do at new listings. I love a pleasant garden, and when there is also a panoramic view of Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the garden will win my full attention.  As I took in the garden vignettes, the sound and smell of the coastal location could not be ignored. Even though I had a long list of homes to preview for clients, I lingered a few moments at this property. It's the type of residence that draws you in and imprints its amenities on you as it beckons you to savor the moment and the location. If you're in the market to purchase a Palos Verdes luxury home, I know of several you should see before making a final selection.  Yesterday, I saw another exceptional luxury home [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Report May 2018

By | May 8th, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Estates Report, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

  The single-family residential real estate market on the Palos Verdes Peninsula continues to maintain its firm grasp on a seller's market, even with a slight growth in inventory since last month's report. Demand continues to keep the supply in check. Timing plays a vital role in real estate, and this is the time of year buyers yearn to make a move to their neighborhood of choice. Fortunately, Palos Verdes buyers have a few more options with the increased supply, and sellers usually have more showings during the spring and summer months. However, a well-appointed and well-priced home will attract buyers no matter the season. May 2018 market snapshots for Palos Verdes single-family homes: 175 Palos Verdes single family homes are for sale. 100 Palos Verdes single family homes are in escrow with accepted offers. 197 Palos Verdes single family residences have sold year-to-date. Most Palos Verdes real estate markets [...]

Where Are Palos Verdes Luxury Home Sales Located?

By | April 23rd, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Horse property, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes most expensive homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes|

Palos Verdes luxury homes are located throughout the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. If we define "luxury home" as those properties selling for $3,000,000 and up, there is a higher concentration of luxury properties in Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates. Rancho Palos Verdes is gaining ground in the luxury category as well. Luxury home sales on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during the past twelve months: Palos Verdes Estates:  23 Luxury homes sold per MLS records. Rancho Palos Verdes:  16 Luxury home sales were recorded per MLS statistics. Rolling Hills: 9 Luxury homes sold per MLS information. Rolling Hills Estates and Palos Verdes Peninsula (unincorporated area):  1 Luxury home sold during past 12 months per MLS records. Let's see how the active listings for luxury homes compare to the sold properties for each city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Palos Verdes Estates luxury homes for sale: 15 PVE luxury [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Market Snapshot April 2018

By | April 9th, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent|

The weather today is hotter than the single-family residential market on the Palos Verdes Peninsula--and that's hot! Thanks to Santa Ana winds and a longtime smoldering seller's market both fall into the "hot" category. How long either will last is hard to predict, but one thing I'm certain of is neither one will last forever. Notice the "Little Yellow Dot" indicates the heat of the seller's market is intensifying as we enter the spring and summer selling seasons. Most people prefer to move during the summer, especially if they have children in school. Let's review other sub-markets within the overall Palos Verdes real estate market. The single-family luxury market and Rolling Hills are both in a neutral market favoring neither the seller nor the buyer. Both markets consist of higher priced homes than the general PV real estate market. Hence, there is a smaller pool of buyers for the properties, and [...]

The Luxury of Living in Palos Verdes, CA

By | January 24th, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

  I've touted the benefits of living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for decades, and I'll still step up on my soapbox when given the opportunity to extol the many joys of living and working in Palos Verdes. Many of my reasons are obvious to the naked eye--the coastal location, the stunning views, and the open spaces with hiking trails and beach access. Other reasons are more subtle and become apparent when you become a resident--the local school system, a variety of privates schools, plus the security and safety provided by the four cities located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Although some people believe Palos Verdes is too remote and removed from the urban pulse of Los Angeles, I find the location is, in Goldilocks' words, "Just right!"  The airport can be reached in less than hour and Long Beach Airport offers another choice to Palos Verdes residents. Sports and [...]

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 Homes Market Update November 2017

By | November 6th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

  Palos Verdes One Minute Real Estate Market Report for November 2017.🏠🍂#realestate #charlemagneinternationalproperties #normatoeringrealestatebroker A post shared by Norma Toering l Real Estate (@normatoering) on Nov 7, 2017 at 10:13am PST There are currently 176 single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes. There are 70 Palos Verdes single family homes in escrow with accepted offers, and 608 single family home sales recorded YTD in 2017. Low inventory appears to be the New Normal market condition for Palos Verdes as the number of homes for sale has not varied much during the past two years. The single-family home market in Palos Verdes remains a seller's market due to supply (low) and demand (high). If you're considering selling a Palos Verdes property, do not let the approaching holiday season deter you. I showed a new listing Sunday afternoon that came on the market two days earlier. The agent has two offers and [...]

Palos Verdes Homes Market Report October 2017

By | October 4th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Seller Tips, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

  Fall is here! My morning walk required a sweater for the brisk 58-degree day. After the languid last days of summer, I think the real estate market is ready to perk up and make the most of the final quarter of 2017. I bumped into an agent who has been in the business longer than I have, and she said, "This has been the quietest summer I can remember."  Yes, although I was busy and productive with listings and sales, the market took a bit of a breather during the summer months of 2017. Inventory remains tight with only 183 single family homes listed for sale. 89 Palos Verdes single family homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 553 PV single family have sold year-to-date. The luxury market indicator shows a slow movement back to a neutral market after spending most of the summer in a market favoring [...]

City View From Rolling Hills Home

By | September 30th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Horse property, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

This post has an alternate title of "What To Do When You Want It All When Buying a Home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula." Obviously, that title is a bit too long.  :) I am working with clients who must have a view, 3000+ sq. ft. of living space, horse property, and room for a pool and guest house. The redeeming factor is they are willing to remodel and add the pool and guest house in the future. We are in escrow on a property that meets those requirements, but it also has several issues we are working to resolve. My take on buying real estate is you can have it all, but expect to compromise on price or condition--maybe both. One Minute Market Update for Palos Verdes Single Family Homes--September 2017 #palosverdes #realestate #normatoeringrealestatebroker A post shared by Norma Toering (@normatoering) on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:18am PDT

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 [...]