June 2018 Lunada Bay Real Estate Report:

  • 31 Lunada Bay Homes are currently for sale.
  • 12 Lunada Bay Homes are in escrow with accepted offers.
  • 73 Lunada Bay Single Family Homes sold in 2017. 


Hello, and welcome to Charlemagne Int’l Properties’ page designed especially for Lunada Bay Homeowners.

First, let me introduce myself, Norma Toering, and my company, Charlemagne Int’l Properties.  I began selling homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1992. Long-time residents may be familiar with my name, as for many years 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 we moved to a more paperless approach to reach our clients.

Norma Toering, Broker Owner of Charlemagne Intl Properties
310-493-8333 or email Norma









Based on the mid-year statistics the luxury market (homes priced above $3MM) is a neutral market favoring neither the seller nor the buyer. The overall Palos Verdes single family home market remains in a strong seller’s market as we enter the secod half of 2018.



Charlemagne Int’l Properties Wants and Needs in Lunada Bay:  We have a cash buyer interested in purchasing a home in need of updating in Lower Lunada Bay. Call 310.493.8333 for details.

SOLD for $3,150,000!  Listed by Charlemagne Int’l Properties for $3,189,000.

Norma Toering, Broker-owner of Charlemagne Intl Properties
310-493-8333 or email Norma



Lunada Bay is a lovely coastal community in Palos Verdes Estates. It runs along the western ocean bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. The neighborhood consists of two neighborhoods divided by Palos Verdes Drive West. The area below and west of PVDW is known as lower Lunada Bay. The area is known for its charming tree-lined streets just a short stroll to the trails along the ocean, and for being one of the few neighborhoods in Palos Verdes with neighborhood schools within walking distance for most students. Palos Verdes High School and Lunada Bay Elementary are both located in lower Lunada Bay.


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. We also have a website/blog specifically designed to help sellers and a site for buyers as well. Several of our niche blogs are intended for buyers and sellers with particular interests such as horse property or luxury homes.
Charlemagne Int’l Properties blogs:

Home by Water Sign

Charlemagne Int’l Properties newsletters:  Contact us if you’d like to receive any of these monthly emails.

  • Palos Verdes and South Bay Real Estate News
  • Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Luxury Homes
  • Palos Verdes Horse Property
  • South Bay Income Properties

You can also find us on Facebook where we post local real estate reports & news.

Our content is original and organic rather than “canned” real estate news. We have over 4,000 original real estate posts online.  Yes, that means we wrote every article! Our market snapshot graphics with the “Little Yellow Dot” are famous for their accurate depiction of market conditions.   You’ll love seeing all the local historical photographs we use on our various sites.


As a former teacher, I consider myself to be an educator rather than salespeople. By providing you with a constant flow of market conditions and trends, I equip you with the knowledge and data needed to make the right real estate decision for you. I often say my clients are the savviest sellers and buyers in Palos Verdes!


Norma Toering, Broker-owner of Charlemagne Intl Properties
310-493-8333 or email Norma

What is your home worth?



I offer a one-hour free consultation on “How to Maximize the Value of Your Home” for prospective sellers.  Contact us to book your appointment and learn how to increase the value of your home before you sell.


Just say “Sign Me Up,” and we’ll add you to our growing list of informed readers, or you may choose to remain incognito and follow us online until you’re ready to sell or buy property. Either way, we welcome your presence, and we look forward to providing you with real estate information tailored to your real estate needs and goals.

 Christmas Tree Cove - Palos Verdes Estates Side


A few words from our past and present clients:

“We hired Norma when we bought our home 4 years ago and it was a wonderland experience. We stumbled on to her Palos Verdes Home blog website by chance when we were researching on buying a home in PV. We thought she was very knowledgeable and decided to set an appointment to meet with her. My wife and I were first time home buyers and Norma patiently educated us and walked us through all the options on what and where to look. Norm and her team gave us very knowledge feedback on our concern and also helped us through some troubling time when we had problems getting approval for a home loan. Finally she found us a wonderful home. It was initially outside of our price range but she negotiated hard for us and we got it! We would work with Norma again when we buy our next home.”  – Unsolicited Zillow Review from past client:

How likely are you to recommend Norma Toering?

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Local knowledge: zillow 5 stars
Process expertise: zillow 5 stars
Responsiveness: zillow 5 stars
Negotiation skills: zillow 5 stars

Seller of several properties upon seeing a 5-Star review from another client:

“I will give you a 10-star review! Where do I review?”  – A long term client who we helped with 8 real estate transactions!

“Thanks for being such a great agent on all our deals! I sure do appreciate more so that you are one heck of a professional in this field who has always had our best interest in mind.” – Carina in RPV (Wharton MBA)

“Thank you both for all your hard work. We had another pleasant experience with the Toering Team. You will be highly recommended in the future.” Steve S. in RPV

“What a fantastic team!  I give Norma and Josh 10 out of 10 stars–best real estate experience I’ve ever had!”  Steve K. in RPV


As the broker/owner of a boutique real estate brokerage we cater to the real estate wants and needs of our clientele. With experience in all four of the cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and most of the other cities located in the South Bay of Los Angeles, we know the local area and enjoy sharing the rewards of our expertise and experience with sellers and buyers.

Many of our clients not only purchase residential properties with us, but also investment and vacation properties.  A client who purchase a vacation home in Palos Verdes recently asked us to help her sell her primary home in another greater Los Angeles area.  She tried working with two other agents, but returned to us after deciding “settling for less than the best” was not for her.

When nothing but the best service and highest integrity will do, we invite you to engage Charlemagne International Properties to help you meet your real estate goals.  We promise it will be an experience worth repeating.

Our areas of primary focus are coastal luxury homes in Greater Los Angeles, including equestrian estates. We have also helped numerous clients build investment portfolios and purchase vacation homes.

“Norma was referred to us by a good friend who was very satisfied with the service she provided in the purchase of his new home. When we first met with Norma, we were very impressed with her knowledge of the local housing market and her professionalism. As a result , we contracted with her to sell our property. Norma staged our home with her own decorator pieces to make the home more attractive to buyers. She held her first Open House a couple of days later and attracted close to 20 potential buyers .. this was the result of her smart advertising through various sources. We had several solid offers, and our house sold within the first week of listing. Norma kept us informed of the progress daily. In our 44 years of buying and selling 14 homes in Hawaii, Washington and California, we have never had a real estate agent/broker as skilled and effective as Norma. She is positive, productive and such a joy to work with. I would select her over any other agent I have known and highly recommend her to friends and family. She sets the bar all other realtors should aspire to…” Rancho Palos Verdes seller.

5 Stars


Charlemagne Int’l Properties is headquartered in Rolling Hills Estates, CA and is the boutique real estate company founded by Norma Toering in 2014 after years of working as an agent and associate broker for one of the Big Box Brokerages in Palos Verdes. Our goal is to provide an elevated level of service to our clients through each and every step of a real estate transaction. The depth of our real estate knowledge impacts our clients’ bottom line. Our negotiating skills can have a huge impact on net profits. Real estate, especially in California, is expensive and most likely one of the most valuable assets in a client’s investment portfolio. All sellers and buyers deserve a dedicated real estate professional with high integrity and one who will put their client’s best interest above all.

Norma Toering, Broker-owner of Charlemagne Intl Properties
310-493-8333 or email Norma


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Lunada Bay Palos Verdes Estates Listing Agent


Norma Toering, Broker-owner of Charlemagne Intl Properties
310-493-8333 or email Norma