Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 23, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 23, 2017

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 23, 2017,  Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (25 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 213 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $798,888) to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates.  There are 27 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $525,000 and $2,350,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Wendy Sun’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 702 Via La Cuesta, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 9,932 square foot home for $9,450,000.  This fabulous gated Malaga Cove home features smashing Queen’s necklace/ocean/LA views, contemporary kitchen, sumptuous master suite, tennis court, and pool/spa.  Lily Lang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 2121 Thorley Road, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,113 square foot home for $1,988,000.  This newly renovated New England style Lunada Bay home features newly remodeled gourmet kitchen & master bath, newly landscaped enchanting backyard w/fire pit and citrus trees.

       

Mike Baker (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Antonia Lavender’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 31 Clear Vista Drive, Rolling Hills Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,613 square foot home for $1,849,000.  This entertainers delight located in “The Ranch” features panoramic ocean views, updated kitchen & baths, plantation shutters, in-ground spa, and shared tennis court (shared w/next door neighbor).  Michele Chodos & Kathy Siegel’s (Teles Properties) 4415 Via Azalea, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,971 square foot home for $1,746,000.  This spacious Valmonte home features dramatic city light views, floor to ceiling windows, updated kitchen & master bath, large family room and pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Mid May 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid May 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes hills views courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 22 days of May 2017 are 54 homes which is an increase from the 33 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 22 days April and a decrease from first 22 days of May 2016 (58).  (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 May 1st to date is $1,749,816 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $1,781,851 for this same time period and an increase from $1,515,452 last May.

In May 2017 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $7,000,000 (pre-completion sale) and is located in the Monte Malaga neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and has 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 10,820 square feet on a 30,473 square lot.  This magnificent new estate features panoramic Queen’s necklace ocean/coastline views, an enormous wine cellar, massage/spa area, versatile sports court and many more amenities.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in May for $730,000 and is located in the Portuguese Bend neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes; this home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1,590 square feet on a 32,181 square foot lot.

We currently have 209 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes and $48,000,000 in the city of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from February 2017 through April 2017, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid April 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Photo of the Hills of Palos Verdes courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Joins Champions For Children 5K Run/Walk

Palos Verdes Joins Champions For Children 5K Run/Walk

Palos Verdes homes owners have an opportunity to join the annual 5k run/walk fundraiser at the South Coast Botanic Garden for the South Bay Children’s Health Center.  This fun event will take place this Saturday, May 20, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful Gardens while supporting the health center.

There is an exciting new 5k course that will loop around on the tram road, once around the perimeter of the garden, and then end with walk/run through the Garden’s trails.  There will be age division awards with medals to the top three male and female athletes in 15 different divisions of the 5K.  This year the new children’s fun run for children ages 0-5 will go around the expo area.  Parents will be able to accompany small children at no cost.

The cost for walk/run 5K for children ages 6 – 12 is $25/ ages 13 – 90 is $35/ running 1 loop (kids fun run) is $15.00

South Bay Children’s Health Center exists to provide high-quality dental and mental health services to low income children and their families in the South Bay.

For more information and registration visit sbchc.com/c4crun, or call 310-316-1212.

Photo courtesy of South Bay Children’s Health Center. 

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2016

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Country Club neighborhood decreased to 24 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 25 in 2015.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in 2016 increased to $548 compared to $518 in 2015 a 5.8% increase.  Average sales price for Country Club homes sold in 2016 was $1,882,208 compared to $1,773,717 in 2015.  The most expensive home sold for $5,850,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,330,000.

Currently, Country Club has 11 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 9 single family homes ranging in price from $1,849,000 for a 5 bedroom/4 bath, 3,318 square foot home, to $7,898,000 for a 6 bedroom/10 bath, 7,835 square foot home.  There are 2 condo/townhomes ranging in price from $558,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,068 square foot townhome, to $1,039,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,961 square foot townhome.

For background and history on Country Club Multiple Listing Area 171, 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.

Catalina and ocean views from the Los Verdes Golf Club located in Country Club neighborhood.

 

 

Palos Verdes “Live At The Library” Music Festival!

Palos Verdes “Live At The Library” Music Festival!

Malaga Cove Library, Palos verdes Estates, CA 90274

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Friends of the Library will be presenting “Live at the Library” music festival on several Saturdays, from June to August, 2017, at the three libraries here on the Peninsula.  The Peninsula Friends of the Library is a non-profit corporation and is the sole fundraising organization of the Palos Verdes Library District.  This all-volunteer membership organization was founded by a group of devoted library supporters in 1961 to enhance the services and programs of our Palos Verdes libraries.  Currently, some of the benefits of the Friends include Sunday hours at the Peninsula Center Library, Summer Reading Program, internet & wi-fi access at all three libraries, Library Update Newsletter, The Annex, story time programs, eBooks, eMagazines and subscriptions to online services, movie screenings, concerts, on-line language programs and used book sales which generate over $200,000 annually.

This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes residents to enjoy some local music here at our Palos Verdes libraries on a Saturday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The music series is as follows:

June 3, 2017 – Malaga Cove Library – The Kaleisocope Trio will be performing in the gallery.

June 17, 201 – Peninsula Center Library – The Sound of Cina Guzheng Ensemble will be performing in the community room.

July 1, 2017 – Malaga Cove Library – The Velvet Frogs Barbershop Quartet will be performing in the gallery.

July 15, 2017 – Miraleste Library –  Inca, The Peruvian Ensemble will be performing on the deck.

July 29, 2017 – Peninsula Center Library – Classical Hindustani Music with Suman Laha and Friends – will be performing in the community room.

August 12, 2017 – Miraleste Library – The Artisan Guitar Ensemble – will be performing at the deck.

For more information on this program go to www.pvld.org, or contact Laura Ishzaka at (310) 377-9584 x 215.

Photo courtesy of Malaga Cove Library

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 16, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 16, 2017

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 16, 2017,  Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (21 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 205 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $969,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $798,888) to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates.  There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $558,000 and $2,350,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Young Gill’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 48 Santa Barbara Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,606 square foot home for $3,249,000.  This stunning,  completely remodeled Island View home features ocean views, gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, and pool/spa.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 21 Misty Acres, Rolling Hills Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,230 square foot home for $2,899,000.  This incredible remodeled home in “The Ranch”  features gated courtyard entry, ocean view, master suite w/adjoining gym, billiard room, fire pit, bocce ball court, and breathtaking pool/spa.

       

Elizabeth Broen’s (RE/Max Estate Properties) 3301 Via Palomino, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,355 square foot home for $2,799,000.  This beautiful Tuscan style Valmonte home was remodeled by architect, Edward Carson Beal, and features ocean & golf course views, cook’s kitchen, 4 bedrooms w/private baths, basement wine cellar and pool/spa.  Joyce Yang’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2937 Via Pacheco, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,007 square foot home for $2,140,000. This charming Lunada Bay home features expansive ocean views, bright kitchen w/breakfast nook, luxurious master bedroom w/fireplace, and sparkling pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes 2017 Antiques Show & Sale

Palos Verdes 2017 Antiques Show & Sale

Palos Verdes homes owners will enjoy the 49th annual Palos Verdes Antiques Show & Sale at St. Francis Episcopal Church.  The antique show will run from Thursday, June 1, through Saturday, June 3, 2017.  You can wander through various antiques booths, vintage & decorative arts, the Harvest cupboard & the Garden Gazebo to find one of a kind special items.  There will also be several food concessions to enjoy – a patio luncheon, English afternoon tea or evening wine & cheese.

There is a $10 donation at the door, and that does not include food.  The hours are Thursday & Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Parking is always limited, so you may want to come early to find parking.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates.  For more information go to www.stfrancispalosverdes.org, or call (310) 375-4617.

Photo courtesy of  antique show at St. Francis Episcopal Church.

 

Palos Verdes Celebrates Kids To Parks Day Fun!

Palos Verdes Celebrates Kids To Parks Day Fun!

kids to parks day

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to take their children to the National Celebration of Parks on Saturday, May 20, 2017.   This special Kids To Parks Day is a reminder of the importance that nature and the great outdoors play in raising our children. To celebrate this special day, two local parks have planned great activities for families to enjoy.

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center will be celebrating their second Annual Kids To Parks Day from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The fun event will take place at the Interpretive Center and will feature a puppet show hosted by the Los Serenos de Point Vicente volunteers.  They will also have sea themed crafts, games, and more for the whole family.  You will also be able to tour the museum, and take a relaxing walk by the sea.  This is a free event.

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Ladera Linda Park will also be celebrating Kids To Parks Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will be able to take a free docent-led hike through the Forrestal Reserve, tour the Discovery Room and Butterfly Garden, plus visit the Critter Squad booth where you will see live snakes, tortoises, lizards, etc.  There will also be booths to learn about local hiking trails, a craft corner, bingo games and more.  This is a free event.

Ladera Linda Park is located at 32201 Forrestal Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo above courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2016

Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the West Palos Verdes neighborhood increased to 24 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 22 in 2015.  Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes houses that sold in 2016 increased to $641 compared to $596 in 2015 a 7.6% increase.  Average sales price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in 2016 was $2,752,542 compared to $2,020,470 in 2015.  The most expensive home sold for $8,300,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,200,000.

Currently, West Palos Verdes has 9 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 9 single family homes ranging in price from $3,888,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 4,798 square foot home, to $9,880,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 8,320 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes in this area.

For background and history on West Palos Verdes Multiple Listing Area 170, 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 of Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail

 

 

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up 2017

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up 2017

Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Trash Pick Up is approaching and this year it has been expanded to provide E-Waste pick up at the same time.  This popular curbside event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017.  This is the only time each year that Palos Verdes homes owners can have large items removed from their property if left curbside for pickup.  The City’s waste hauler will pick up furniture, appliances, water heaters, refrigerators (compressors removed), stoves, sinks, lawn furniture and more.  They will not pick up construction waste, green waste, automotive fluids, pool chemicals and cleaning products.  However, you may contact Athens Service directly if you have construction waste that you need to have removed at any time by ordering a temporary debris container.  Items to be picked up on May 20th should be placed at curbside no later than 6:00 a.m., otherwise they may not be picked up.  Palos Verdes Estates annual Bulky Trash Pick Up information can be found at www.AthenServices.com or you can call (888) 336-6100.

The city of Rancho Palos Verdes uses EDCO for their Convenient Bulky Item Pick-up.  Single family residents have the opportunity to schedule bulky item pick up service for large items such as water heaters, appliances, furniture, televisions, etc. (except for household hazardous waste) up to four times per year for FREE.  These pick ups must be scheduled ahead of time.  To make arrangements you must contact (310) 540-2977.

Rolling Hills Estates residents who are serviced by Waste Management are able to have both E-Waste and Bulky Items picked up at their residences for FREE four times a year also.  They must notify Customer Services at least 24 hours prior to pick up to arrange for service.  To set up an appointment contact (800) 774-0222.

For information on the prior Palos Verdes Annual Bulky Trash Pick Up click here.

Photo courtesy of Athens Services.