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
"You have how many horses?" I asked the prospective buyer to repeat her reply as I wanted to make sure our less than clear cell phone connection wasn't playing tricks with my hearing. "Six," she replied. "That's what I thought you said. That's a lot of horses, but yes, I can show you properties in Palos Verdes, notably Rolling Hills, that will comfortably meet your equine needs." And so we were off to look at horse properties in Palos Verdes after tightening up her requirements and price point. At our first meeting, I presented the prospective buyer with a copy of the Palos Verdes Trail Guide that shows the plethora of riding trails lacing the hills and canyons of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. I prefer to show rather than tell when it comes to providing information about the available equestrian trail options in Rolling Hills and other Palos Verdes cities. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
One of my favorite horse properties on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is on the market. 10 Johns Canyon is located in Rolling Hills with an asking price of $6,500,000. The gracious home is updated, the grounds are manicured and quite lovely, the guest house is charming, but the barn is what horse lovers will appreciate. Although it has been modified to include a recreational room, there are still stalls for horses and a riding ring nearby. The 2.8 acre lot is flat and beautifully landscaped with ample outdoor living areas. If you're in the market to purchase a premium horse property in Palos Verdes, this could be where your search ends. Contact Norma Toering to arrange a private showing of this outstanding equestrian estate in Rolling Hills, CA.
The Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood covers a great deal of Rolling Hills Estates. If you're searching for horse property, country charm or large lots this is a great place to begin your search. The horse enthusiast will find Strawberry Lane, Empty Saddle, and the Dapplegray areas delightful equestrian neighborhoods with easy access to riding trails and riding rings. However, you do not need to be a horse lover to enjoy the country atmosphere and lifestyle of the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood. Horse Property in Rolling Hills Estates There are luxury homes, view homes, golf course homes, new construction homes, condos and a variety of other residential choices for residents of the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood. However, riding trails and rings are never far away. Need Horse Property in Rolling Hills Estates? I'd be delighted to help you find the right property for you [...]
There are currently 20 properties represented as "Horse Property" for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. However, only a half dozen or so are suitable for horses. A few have no space for horse facilities due to other improvements on the lot such as tennis courts, guest house or sports court. A few have "unfriendly" topography, others have no convenient access to riding trails, etc. Palos Verdes Horse Property For Sale: Here's the breakdown by city by city: Rolling Hills: 16 Properties are listed as horse properties. Rolling Hills Estates: Three equestrian properties are currently for sale. Rancho Palos Verdes: One residence is listed as horse property. Although many properties are still zoned for horses, the current use of the land does not include horse facilities. Should you list your house during the holidays: Selling or Buying Palos Verdes Horse Property? Call Norma at 310.493.8333 for more information on [...]
This Rolling Hills Estates sign spells it out in no uncertain language--horses are important members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Once in awhile a horse and vehicle will collide, but we do our best to share our space while keeping riders and horses safe. Sometimes it is necessary for riders to cross busy intersections, and new residents are often surprised to see a riding entourage crossing streets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Consider yourself warned, you're in horse country and the rules of the road favor horses and their riders. Rolling Hills horse facilities with a million dollar view Should you list your house during the holidays: Contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or NormaToering@gmail.com with questions about Palos Verdes horse property.