Palos Verdes AYSO Early Bird Fall 2018 Registration’s Last Call!

Palos Verdes AYSO Early Bird Fall 2018 Registration’s Last Call!

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Palos Verdes AYSO Soccer (Region 10) is still accepting early bird online registration for Fall 2018.  The Palos Verdes Region 10 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) offers year round recreational and competitive youth soccer programs locally for four year olds (U5 division) all the way up to 19 year olds (U19).  Last year AYSO National changed the age divisions and is now based on January 1 through December 31st.  The age of your child in 2019 will determine their fall division.  The home page at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region10 will show the division and age slots.

The online registration for the new Fall soccer season is available until tomorrow.  All players must go to the new registration website at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region10 and create a new account (for your child).  If you enter your child’s name exactly as you did last year it will keep the same AYSO ID, but you will want to check all the information regarding your child and contact information for this year.   All returning players in divisions U5 – U9 will need to register online, print the form and bring it to the walk in registration tomorrow on April 21st or May 19th, 2018, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Hesse Park Community Center.  Returning coaches are exempt for U10, U11, U12, U14, U16 and U19 can register online and pay by credit card to complete their registration without attending the in-person registration.  Players in the U5 and U6 must register in person on April 21st or May 19, 2018.

Walk in registration will take place on two Saturdays, April 21st and May 19th, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Hesse Park Community Center.  The cost for early registration until April 21st, 2018, is $155 for your first child, and $140 for each additional child.  If registering from April 22nd through May 19, 2018, the cost will be $185 for the first child, and $170 for each additional sibling.  If you do not sign up by May 19, 2018, you will be placed on a wait list and the charge will be $240.  You still need to formally register in person if you do not meet the above requirements.  Checks and cash will not be accepted at registration.

If you are interested in volunteering, you will find the required paperwork on the registration site.  Since AYSO is a 100% volunteer organization, they are always looking for volunteers to fill coach and referee positions.  (There is a special express line at registration for volunteers.)   If your child has not played the previous year, you will be required to bring proof of your child’s age either by birth certificate or passport.

To read my last article on AYSO Region 10 Soccer click here.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo courtesy of AYSO Region 10.

Mid April 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid April 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Photo of Palos Verdes Golf Course courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 19 days of April 2018 are 38 homes which is an increase from the 23 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 19 days of March and an increase from first 19 days of April 2017 (28).  (It may take an additional week for some sales to post after the actual close of escrow).  The average sales price for single family Palos Verdes homes from April 1st to date is $1,783,457 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,680,682 for this same time period and an increase from $1,700,906 last April.

In April 2018 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $2,925,000 and is located in the Vantage Pointe neighborhood of Rolling Hills Estates and has 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 5,772 square feet on a 17,415 square foot lot.  This exquisite ocean view home features a gorgeous kitchen, an office/library, and a master suite w/fireplace, balcony & seating area.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in April for $960,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood of Rolling Hills Estates; this home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,542 square feet on a 12,859 square foot lot.

We currently have 167 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $899,000 in the Crest neighborhood to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from January 2017 through March 2018, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid March 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Photo of Palos Verdes Golf Course courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic Club 2018 Summer Swim Program

Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic Club 2018 Summer Swim Program

Palos Verdes Beach Club courtesy of Arvin Design

The Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club located in Palos Verdes Estates is once again offering their swim lesson program to both members and non-members at the PVBAC pool.  Lessons are provided for children of all levels and are capped at 1 instructor per 6 students.  This is not for recreational swimming, but for the specific lesson/program being offered.  For a Palos Verdes Estates resident, a non-member session is $180.  The program does fill up quickly so it’s important to enroll now if you are a member, otherwise non-member sign ups will start on Monday, April 30, 2018, for Palos Verdes residents.  If classes are still available on May 11, 2018, non residents may apply at a fee session of $200.  You should print the program brochure and have registration & waiver forms filled out/signed when you register in person.  For more information on the swim program call the club at (310) 375-8777.

The three week swim sessions are on Tuesday through Friday (12 lessons/session) as follows: Session 1: June 12-June 29, Session 2: July 3-July 20, Session 3: July 24 -August 10, 2018.

The Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club is located at 389 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates and phone number is 310-375-8777.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic club swim lessons click here.

Photo courtesy of Arvin Design

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 17, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 17, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the April 17, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (26 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 174 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $899,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $839,900) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 30 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $424,868 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

     

Wendy Sun & David Keller’s (RE/MAX Estates Properties) 1505 Via Fernandez, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,194 square foot home for $4,500,000.  This fabulous Monte Malaga home features expansive ocean views, contemporary kitchen, game room, all bedrooms w/ensuite baths, putting green, and pool/spa.  Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 1275 Via Landeta, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,378 square foot home for $2,998,000.  This Doug Leach designed Lunada Bay home sits 20 feet above the street enhancing panoramic ocean views & privacy, Chef’s kitchen, massive living room, den/recording studio, and entertaining backyard with lap pool.

     

Jerry Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 6612 Via Siena, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,466 square foot home for $2,877,000.  This enchanting Miraleste home located in the Red Tile Roof neighborhood features ocean/harbor views, incredible Chef’s kitchen, 2 master suites, solar system, and Old World hand terraced yard.  Cindy Kawata & Tiffany Kawata’s (RE/MAX Estates Properties) 5802 Ironwood Street, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,069 square foot home for $1,150,000.  This gorgeous Grandview Estates home features a huge family room, spacious kitchen w/eat-in area, separate master suite, and large patio deck.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Art Center 2018 Summer Art Camps

Palos Verdes Art Center 2018 Summer Art Camps

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Palos Verdes Art Center is offering its Summer Art Camps 2018 with a variety of classes for Palos Verdes homes owners’ children to enjoy here on the Peninsula.  These classes will encourage your children to develop their creativity and skills and just find some new ways to have fun!  Each week’s theme and activities, designed by art educators, are different.  Classes are divided into age appropriate groups.

Age Group 5 – 7  

June 18 – June 22

June 25 – June 29

Students will enhance their reading and writing skills while awakening their imagination by creating a story and building a model.  In this week long program, students will engage in meaningful  interactive activities such as visits by professional artists, and guided tours of PVAC exhibitons.  This art camp is designed to develop basic skills while building confidence in a fun and nurturing environment.

Age Group 8+

June 18 – June 22

June 25 – June 29

Students will explore the exciting art world through creating a story using 2D and 3D illustration.  While working on the story, they will be experimenting with different mediums and their own character models.  In this week-long program, students will build functional illustrating techniques that they can use in future projects.  This camp will give students an opportunity to explore and learn a combination of basic skills and visual art techniques.  Students will enjoy engaging with their peers and local artists.

The camps will go from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily.  Full Day cost is $270 (Members $250).  There is limited spacing, so early sign up is recommended.

Mini Chef’s Camp

June 18-22, June 25-29, July 30-August 3, August 6-10

This is a new camp and will be offered for children 8 and over.  The camp will take place on the above dates from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the cost is $330 (Members $300).  While at the camp, children will be learning to create dishes in a safe, fun and healthy environment.  They will also be learning proper food handling and will create their own recipe book.

Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information go to www.pvartcenter.org, or call (310) 541-2479.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Art Center summer camps click here.

 Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events May 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events May 2018

During the month of May 2018, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering outdoor hikes/activities for Palos Verdes home owners to enjoy including bird walks, nature walks with naturalists, nocturnal full moon walk and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy at White Point Nature Preserve, will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  You will be able to view a premier example of the restoration coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  There will also be activities for the whole family at the Nature Education Center.  This is considered a moderate walk and is free and open to the public.  The nature preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 x 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Big Sunday Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a fun event where Angelenos from around the city get together for a Big Sunday Community Celebration Volunteer Day to help beautify the native plant demonstration garden at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

4th Saturday Presentations at the White Point Nature Preserve, “Alchemy Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls by Jeralyn Glass” will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  Experience this unique presentation by internationally known musician, professor and sound healing practitioner, Jeralyn Glass, to experience one of the most sought after sonic tools worldwide to open and ignite your brain waves, resulting in cleansing, clearing and clarity.  This event is free and will take place at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information, contact (310) 541-7613 ext 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities

The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Bring the children for an easy, but beautiful walk in the canyon.  The naturalist guide will introduce your children to the wonders of the native habitat that supports many forms of wildlife here on the Peninsula.  Beautiful vistas of the city await those that wish to trek a wee bit further.  This is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Stories, Songs And More For All at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You will be able to share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings.  Your family will enjoy spending time with retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for stories and activities featuring nature themes, exciting props and songs.  This event is free.  White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The 2nd Saturday Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.   You can gather up the kids and join the nature center for a hands on science experience about one of the unique animal species that make this canyon their home.  This is a free event.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds now making a home in the restored habitat at the Preserve.  Binoculars will be supplied for beginners.  The program is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  White Point Nature Education Center is located at 1600 West Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at  www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The 3rd Saturday Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  The naturalist led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years.  Then walk the Preserve’s paths among exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  You will stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. The walk concludes with a visit to the wonderful Nature Education Center for all ages.  This is considered a moderate walk.  The White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The 3rd Saturday at George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  You can wear your casual clothes and take part in a kid friendly habitat restoration activity planting seeds, caring for native plants and tracking wildlife. Children of all ages will begin to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon.  The program is free and all ages are welcome.  Parking is available at the Center which is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday,  May 5, 2018, and May 12, 2108 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 2017

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Rolling Hills neighborhood decreased to 19 single family homes sold compared to 21 in 2016.   Price per square foot for Rolling Hills houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $801 from $800 in 2016, a 0.1% decrease.  Average sale price for Rolling Hills homes sold in 2017 was $3,181,658 compared to $3,509,490 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $6,200,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,319,000.

Currently, Rolling Hills has 24 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 24 single family homes ranging in price from $1,895,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,257 square foot home, to $40,000,000 for a 9 bedroom/25 bath, 51,000 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Rolling Hills Listing Area 166, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills.

Empty Saddle Club Celebrates 13th Annual Country Carnival

Empty Saddle Club Celebrates 13th Annual Country Carnival

Palos Verdes residents are always looking for fun activities to enjoy with their families.  On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the 13th Annual Country Carnival will take place at the Empty Saddle Club.  Come and enjoy a fun outing from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. that all ages will appreciate.  This event has free admission and visitors are able to join in the silent auction, raffle, children’s games, pony rides, petting zoo, arts & crafts, line dancing and live music.

You will be able to purchase food from vendors while enjoying the horsemanship activities that will be entertaining the crowd. This event is a fundraiser for the Ride to Fly therapeutic horseback riding organization.  This is a great organization starting from the way they care for their horses, to the number of wonderful volunteers and instructors which make the program work.  The riders look forward to their weekly lessons and can’t wait to come back.  In addition to therapeutic riding lessons, Ride to Fly also gets involved with the community by volunteering at horse shows taking place at Ernie Howlett Park.

The Empty Saddle Club is located at 39 Empty Saddle Lane, Rolling Hills Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Empty Saddle Club’s Ride to Fly program.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 10, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 10, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the April 10, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (28 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 155 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,099,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $839,900) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $424,868 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

     

Carla Hoffman & Lisa Levin’s (Vista Sotheby’s Realty) 6 Silverbit Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,103 square foot home for $2,849,000.  This newly redesigned Palos Verdes Drive North home overlooks the Rolling Hills Country Club golf course and features a gourmet kitchen, downstairs bedroom & bath w/private entry (also handicap accessible), and backyard playground w/life size chess board & rock-sided water slide into pool.  Kyle Daniels’ (Ericson Beach Real Estate) 801 Via Conejo, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,858 square foot home for $2,499,000.  This modern luxury split level Malaga Cove home features magnificent Queen’s Necklace ocean/city views, chef’s kitchen, spacious master suite, travertine floors, sculpted yard w/private patio, fire pit & spa.

       

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Realty) 1728 Chelsea Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,984 square foot home for $1,999,000.  This beautiful Lunada Bay home features peek-a-boo ocean views, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, huge master suite, and pool/spa.  Terri Hawkins’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 1540 Addison Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,369 square foot home for $1,899,000.  This charming Cape Cod Lunada Bay home features a huge kitchen w/center island, spacious great room w/fireplace, 2 bedrooms with lofts, and a small office.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales March 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales March 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate chart March 2018 showing active, pending, and sold Palos Verdes homes 90274 and 90275

Palos Verdes real estate sales March 2018 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to February.  59 Palos Verdes houses sold in March compared to the 41 homes sold in February and increased compared to the 56 homes that sold in March 2017.  There were 74 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in March which increased from the 53 homes pending in February.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in March (152) increased from the 146 homes for sale in February.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in March decreased to $1,774,000 from $1,806,000 in February and decreased from the $1,782,000 in March 2017.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in March decreased to $614 from February ($647).  Average days on market in March decreased to 55 days from 58 days in February.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 2.6 months in March for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.6 months in February.  A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is lower indicating the continuing high demand for Palos Verdes homes.  Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 153 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 90 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (48 homes have pending sales and 42 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 10 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 9 days of April.

To read last month’s report on Palos Verdes Real Estate sales, click here.

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.