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Picture Perfect Street in Rolling Hills

Welcome to the gorgeous Palos Verdes Peninsula located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

Whether you’re relocating to the Los Angeles area from China or Chino Hills, you are embarking on a lifestyle change.  Sometimes a relocation distance of 30 miles can be just as disruptive as one of 3,000 miles.  I know, I’ve made both types of moves!

Our Local Knowledge:  

We moved to Palos Verdes in 1989 and I’ve been selling real estate on the Palos Verdes Peninsula since 1992.  People often ask if I have a favorite area, and the answer is no, not really.  I love the variety of views, architectural styles, and terrain.  Choices abound in Palos Verdes.

PVE Oceanfrontage estate

Oceanfront estate in Palos Verdes Estates

The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a unique coastal setting in Los Angeles County with four distinct cities.  The west side of “the hill” is Palos Verdes Estates.  Here you will find oceanfront mansions, hillside villas, tree-lined streets, winding drives and breathtaking views.  It’s rare to find a single family home for less than $1M.


Mobile Reshoe in Palos Verdes

Rolling Hills Estates Horse Getting New Shoes!


Rolling Hills Estates occupies the north side of the peninsula.  This is horse country.  Peacocks roam the roads, horseback riding trails and riding rings are woven throughout the city.

Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Palos Verdes

The east and south sides of the hill is home to the largest city on the peninsula–Rancho Palos Verdes.  The east side of the hill offers the 24-hour view of the Los Angeles Harbor, the spectacular Vincent Thomas Bridge and coastal views from Malibu to Newport Beach. The south side of the peninsula hugs the coast, offers sweeping ocean views and is the resort side of the hill.  It is home to Trump National Golf Course and Trump Homes. Terranea Resort is a lovely addition to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.



Rolling Hills Pool With a View!

At the top of the hill is Rolling Hills.  It is a gated city with its own fire department and police force.  If it’s acreage you’re looking for, you’ve arrived. The setting is exclusive, the views are spectacular and privacy abounds.  Its equestrian estates are some of the finest to be found in Southern California.


I’ve written numerous articles about various aspects of life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and many were written with prospective new residents in mind.  As a matter of fact, Relocation.com chose my blog, Palos Verdes Lifestyle, as one of the top ten real estate blogs in Los Angeles.

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

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. Our market snapshot graphics are famous for their accurate depiction of market conditions.   You’ll love seeing all the local photographs we use on our various blogs.

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Coastal Area of Rancho Palos Verdes California


If you’re contemplating a move to Palos Verdes, here are a few articles I hope you will find insightful and helpful.

Got kids?  Then you may want to start by reading about our top-ranked Palos Verdes Unified Schools.

Palos Verdes High Schools Ranked in Nation’s Top 100

Palos Verdes offers a wide selection of home styles and prices.  Whether you’re in the market for a seaside villa, a coastal cottage or an equestrian estate you can probably find it in one of the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

There’s a Home in Palos Verdes for You

The Value of a View in Palos Verdes by Norma Toering

Give Buyers Information Not an Offer Price

Searching Through Cyberspace for a Place to Call Home

Why I Chose Palos Verdes 20 Years Ago

Buying Ground That Moves

The Dirty Side of Real Estate – Norma Toering RE/MAX Palos Verdes

Check out the beaches, yes we have them in Palos Verdes, along with our spectacular bluffs and rocky coastline.  RAT BEACH in Palos Verdes Estates is Great for Kids

Palos Verdes Daily Photo –Beaches

Palos Verdes Daily Photo  Great coastline photos taken on my morning walks

In the mood for a hike or a horse ride?  Rolling Hills & Palos Verdes Peninsula Trail Guide

Palos Verdes Pictorial

Ready for a day trip?  Try one of these:  Day Tripping from Palos Verdes – Norma Toering REMAX Palos Verdes

Norma Toering and Team are ready to help you find the perfect home for you in Palos Verdes or the nearby beach cities of Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach.  Whether you’re seeking a hilltop villa overlooking the sea, a beach cottage or something a little closer to the sand, we stand ready to help you find your next home on the stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula or the captivating coastal beach cities.

Oh, here’s one more link to check out if there is any lingering doubt about the Palos Verdes lifestyle:    100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home  is an article that began with the title of 10 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home, but I could not stop at ten–and so it grew to 100!


Yes, Palos Verdes has beaches as well as high cliffs and rocky coastline areas.


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:

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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 deals!

“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.


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.

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Let us help you find your new home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula!

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