Palos Verdes Most Expensive Home Sales 2017

By | December 26th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Uncategorized|

The luxury home market in Palos Verdes finished 2017 in a neutral market tilted slightly in favor of sellers.  After massive increases in the luxury home markets in the Beach Cities during the past several years, it's not surprising the effect has trickled up to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Top 5 most expensive sales on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for 2017: Four of the top 5 luxury home sales of 2017 were located in Palos Verdes Estates and one in Rolling Hills.  The attached link gives details and map location for the most expensive luxury home sales this year. Top 5 Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Sales 2017   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     For more information about the Palos Verdes luxury home [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report December 2017

By | December 10th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Uncategorized|

Winter may be the best season to sell your Palos Verdes luxury home. As many of you know, Charlemagne International Properties makes tracking the local luxury housing market quick and straightforward with our "Little Yellow Slider." When the market heats up, the slider moves toward a sellers' market. When cooling conditions prevail, the slider moves toward a buyers' market. You can take the market temperature with a quick glance. December 2017 Market Sliders: Interestingly, the luxury market cooled off during the peak summer selling season due to many new listings hitting the market. On the other hand, the fall and early winter find the Palos Verdes homes listed in the luxury price range of $3,000,000 and up moving from a buyers' market to a neutral market favoring neither sellers or buyers. The chief reason for the market move is the decline in the number of luxury listings currently on the [...]

Rancho Palos Verdes Luxury Homes For Sale

By | November 28th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Uncategorized|

  Tuesday is tour day for new listings in Palos Verdes. This morning, the list is rather short due to entering the after Thanksgiving holiday countdown, and the seemingly permanent condition of inventory shortage for Palos Verdes and other cities in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Today, there is only one new listing I need to preview for a prospective buyer. However, on the upside, it's a gorgeous day, so perhaps as I meander along Palos Verdes Drive South, I will capture a few more coastal photos I can use on my blog to display the beauty of our Southern California coastline. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes currently has sixty-nine single-family homes listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service. Twelve of the properties for sale in Rancho Palos Verdes are listed at or above $3,000,000, placing them in the Palos Verdes luxury home category. The least expensive [...]

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 [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Where Should I Invest $1,000,000?

By | December 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

That's the question I'm going to work on this weekend.  I hope to be able to provide several viable options for several clients who are ready to expand their real estate portfolios. The answer is easy if the prospective buyer is a first time home buyer, as owning your home provides several benefits in addition to providing shelter.  Once the primary residence is in place, and perhaps even the move-up house, it becomes a matter of personal choice as to what real estate vehicle best fits your real estate portfolio model.  Vacation homes o and income properties are always options. Although throughout history a great many people made their fortune in real estate, it is not without its risks.  Ask anyone who was trapped "underwater" during the Great Recession, and you will hear one horror housing story after another.  With mortgages larger than the value of their property, many walked [...]

The Beaches of Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities

By | June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It's hot here in the Greater Los Angeles area, and per a bevy of weather forecasters, the thermometer is going to reach new heights today. With that in mind, I thought you might like to see a few photos of the beaches (and a few rocky coastlines) of the South Bay of Los Angeles. Private Beach in Rancho Palos Verdes--residency or membership required. Not much sand here, but look at that whitewater along the Palos Verdes coastline. What could be better than an evening stroll to escape the heat and enjoy a Palos Verdes sunset? Stroll along The Strand in the beach cities and dip your toes in the cool froth of the Pacific Ocean. It's the ocean, so swim close to one of the lifeguard shacks--there are riptides and sharks (yikes) in the beautiful Pacific Ocean. An evening [...]

Zillow Values – We Love Them and We Hate Them

By | May 25th, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Seller Tips, Uncategorized|

At Charlemagne Int'l Properties we have a love-hate relationship with Zillow.  We think it is wonderful homeowners can go to the site, type in their home address, and presto, they have the value of their property.  Or do they? We recently had a seller contact us, and he was in a jubilant mood due to Zillow's estimated value of his home.  He was ready to list it for sale until we gave him the real scoop on its value in today's market.  Zillow's price was about 25% above actual value. Zillow sometimes hits the value on the nose, other times they miss it by a mile.  You'll never know the true price until you have a local expert view the home.  You see, Zillow has never stepped inside your home.  Zillow does not know if you have a bigger and better view than homes recently sold in your area.  Zillow [...]

Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood Real Estate Report

By | May 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

        Hello, and welcome to Charlemagne Int'l Properties' Real Estate Page designed especially for Palos Verdes Drive South Homeowners. First, let me introduce myself, Norma Toering, and my company, Charlemagne Int'l Properties. I began selling Palos Verdes properties in 1992. Longtime residents may be familiar with my name as for many years beginning in 1992 I sent postcards and newsletters to your neighborhood on a regular basis. To be "greener" and reduce the amount of junk mail filling your mailbox, a few years ago I moved to a more paperless approach to reach our clients.     Some of you may be familiar with my award-winning real estate blogs as they have provided valuable information about the Palos Verdes real estate market to our clients and readers since 2007. I also have a website/blog specifically designed to help sellers and a site for buyers as well. Several of [...]

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 [...]