Mid September 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid September 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Photo of Point Vicente Lighthouse courtesy of Arvin Design

 

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 19 days of  September 2019 are 32 homes which is a decrease from the 44 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 19 days of August and an increase from the first 19 days of September 2018 (29).  (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 September 1st to September 19th is $1,592,727 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $1,921,770 for this same time period and an decrease from $1,931,121 last September.

In September 2019 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $4,800,000 and is located in the Malaga Cove neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and had 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,152 square feet on a 14,502 square foot lot.  This beautiful gated home features expansive ocean/coastline views, sumptuous master suite, gourmet kitchen w/furniture grade cabinetry, elegant formal dining room, separate guest suite, and spa.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold September 2019 to date for $980,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,834 square feet on a 12,476 square foot lot.

We currently have 246 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $959,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood to $27,500,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from June 2018 through August 2019, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid August  2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Above photo of Point Vicente Lighthouse courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes 2019 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

Palos Verdes 2019 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon and 10K and 5K run will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  The Palos Verdes Marathon, which is part of the Lexus LaceUp Running Series, is being presented by Saucony.  Lexus is underwriting the costs of the event and will contribute funds raised to Kiwanis Club for their many scholarship programs.

The Half Marathon will start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course will follow the road through gorgeous residential neighborhoods with multi million dollar homes and along scenic coastal cliffs with spectacular ocean views and Catalina Island.  The course is known for its hills and for some it is a challenge.   However, once you finish, you will have plenty to celebrate with a craft beer and brunch or enjoy free massages overlooking spectacular sea cliffs.  The course runs south on Palos Verdes Drive gradually uphill, before a turn near Wayfarers Chapel. Runners will pass Pelican Cove and the iconic Point Vicente Lighthouse, before turning left onto Calle Entradero.  It will continue on past beautiful Palos Verdes homes and return to Palos Verdes Drive.  Runners will then turn left on Via Pacheco before reaching the highest point on the course.  From here, racers will drop onto Paseo del Mar and run right next to the ocean and past Lunada Bay, a well-known surf spot.  Runners will then turn around near Bluff Cove before heading back toward the finish at Pelican Cove Park.

The Palos Verdes 10K and 5K enjoy the same idyllic scenery as the Half Marathon.  As there are only 1,800 runners allowed to join the race, this is the most intimate and exclusive of the LaceUp series.  This is the eighth time in 53 years of staging the marathon in Palos Verdes that there will only be a half marathon offered.

The Half Marathon and 10K will start at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K will start at 7:05 a.m.  To register for the event, go to laceuprunningseries.com.  Tickets purchased from now till October 10th 2019, are $45 for the 5K, $70 for the 10K and the half marathon is $100.  Registration this year will close on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or when the event sells out. (Previously in the last 3 years the event has sold out prior to closing date)  There is no on-site registration.  Race packets can be picked up on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Village Runner located at 1811-A, Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach.  There will be race day packet pick up at the start line one hour prior to start time and packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

Event parking is provided at three different off-site locations for race participants and event attendees – Point Vicente Interpretive Center, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall and the Salvation Army property.  There is no parking this year at Golden Cove Shopping Center.  Parking areas will open at 5:00 a.m. and close by 2:00 p.m.

To read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Marathon click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Marathon

 

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 17, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 17, 2019 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the September 17, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (30 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 242 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $959,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $849,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 47 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $299,500 and $2,345,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

     

Jamie Waryck & James Harris’ (The Agency) 1816 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 9 bath, 7,800 square foot home for $9,995,000.  This beautiful Lunada Bay Mediterranean Estate features Catalina/ocean views, gourmet kitchen, decadent ocean-view master suite, elevator, guest suite, office, theater, wine room, resort-style grounds, and pool/spa.  Michael Majid’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 66 Misty Acres Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,305 square foot home for $2,225,000.  This sophisticated, elegantly updated home located in gated community of  “The Ranch” features Catalina/ocean views, spacious chef’s kitchen, all bedrooms are en-suite, basketball court, and pool/spa.

 

Heather Chamberlain’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29252 Beachside Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,374 square foot home for $1,375,000.  This well maintained Crest home features the popular “Diamondhead” floor plan, Catalina/ocean views, kitchen w/cozy breakfast area, spacious family room, and lushly landscaped backyard.  Jerry Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 6441 Via De Anzar, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,647 square foot home for $959,000.  This single level ranch style Palos Verdes Drive East home features amazing downtown LA views, vaulted inlaid ceilings, wraparound deck, circular glass encased staircase, and hardwood floors.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

PVE-CARES 2019 Annual Senior Health Fair

PVE-CARES 2019 Annual Senior Health Fair

PVE-CARES Senior Health & Wellness Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.
Palos Verdes 14th Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair is offered by PVE-CARES (Community Assistance and Resources for the Elderly and Seniors).  The program was created by the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department to assist seniors so they may live independently and feel safe in their homes on the Peninsula.  The program offers many different events to increase awareness of city services for seniors – updating them on security issues, how to notify the police department when leaving on vacation to local assistance in health care and medical needs.

Palos Verdes homes owners will again be able to get information and medical screenings at the Wellness Fair.  PVE-CARES will be serving a box lunch for $8 and there will be live entertainment for all to enjoy.  The Fair will also feature a drawing for prizes and many exhibitors of local resources geared toward senior services.   This is an excellent time to take advantage of these great services, and also to have a relaxing visit at one of the most beautiful locations here on the Peninsula.

Senior Health & Wellness Fair Schedule:

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Exhibits

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – DMV – Senior Ombudsman

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  “Your Wow Years” Author Rita Connor

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Doctor Presentation

12:30 p.m. – Lunch ($8)

12:45 p.m. – Raffle Drawing (must be present to win)

For more information on this event contact PVE-CARES through the Police Department at (310) 378-4211 x 2131.  If you are interested in attending, it is important that you RSVP by October 3, 2019, at (310) 750-9788.

To read my last article on PVE-CARES Senior Health & Wellness Fair click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Golf Club

 

 

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Tomorrow September 14, 2019

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Tomorrow September 14, 2019

Palos Verdes Estates Bulky Trash Pick Up is tomorrow and once again this year it has been expanded to provide E-Waste pick up at the same time.  This popular curbside event is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, September 14, 2019. Palos Verdes homes owners can have large items removed from their property if left curbside for pickup twice a year. 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 September 14, 2019, 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 call (310) 540-2977.

Rolling Hills Estates residents are serviced by Waste Management and 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 that service.  To set up an appointment, call (800) 774-0222.

For year round Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Waste Disposal, you can go to the Gaffey Safe Center located at 1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro.  They are open on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Photo courtesy of Athens Services.

Palos Verdes Home Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 1st Half 2019

Palos Verdes Home Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 1st Half 2019

Palos Verdes homes sales in the city of Rolling Hills for the first half of 2019 decreased to 9 single family homes sold in 2019 compared to 12 in 2018.  Price per square foot for Rolling Hills houses that sold in the first half of 2019 increased to $1,022 from $664 in 2018, a 53.8 % increase.  Average sales price for Rolling Hills homes sold in the first half of 2019 increased to $4,475,988 in 2019 compared to $2,773,456 in 2018.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the city of Rolling Hills was $15,500,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the city of Rolling Hills was $1,475,000.

Currently, the city of Rolling Hills has 22 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 22 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,599,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,257 square foot home, to $19,800,000 for a 6 bedroom/6 bath, 6,200 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the city of Rolling Hills Multiple Listing Area 166, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the city of Rolling Hills and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events October 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events October 2019

During the month of October 2019, 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 and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Palos Verdes Pastoral with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, will take place on October 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at  Terranea Resort.  A garden to table dining event featuring the best of California’s handcrafted local foods and wines will be presented.  The space is limited and tickets for the event are $250.  For more information go to www.pvplc.org.

Nature Walk Leader Training will take place at the Land Conservancy Office, at Saturday, October 5, 2019, and October 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You can share the love of nature with your local community by becoming a nature walk leader.  Help to host free nature walks at various trails on the Peninsula every 2nd Saturday of the month.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wildlife Tracking Training will take place at Ladera Linda Community Center on Saturday, October 5th, 12th & 19th, 2019, (must attend all dates) from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Help conduct weekly monitoring of wildlife on the preserves from October 2019 to March 2020.  No experience is needed.  Applicants must be 16 year +.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Explore creatures of the night on a Full Moon Hike with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Friday, October 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.  You can make a reservation to join a guided night hike at George F Canyon and learn about the mysterious nocturnal creatures that inhabit this canyon after dark.  This hike is for 9 years and older at $12 per person.  Reservations are required at www.pvplc.org. or call (310) 541-7613.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  You will wander along a willow filled canyon stream with coastal sage scrub restored habitat.  Look down on the Peninsula’s rare Catalina Schist from one of the few places you can see the rock exposed.  This is considered an easy to moderate walk.  Park at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities:

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Families will enjoy this easy and educational walk with a Naturalist through this beautiful canyon preserve and discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home.  The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of the exhibits.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Stroller friendly.  Leashed dogs are welcome.  The preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information, call (S-S) 310-547-0862 or (M-F) 310-541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

The Family Science & Storytime Featuring Peninsula’s Hummingbirds will take place at the White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration of the Peninsula’s Hummingbirds. Listen to our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek, sharing related children’s literature.  Afterwards you can explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center and take a self guided walk on the trails.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information, call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

The Family Science & Storytime Featuring the California King Snake will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the California King Snake.  Stay and explore the wildlife exhibits and beautiful preserve trail, then picnic under the shady Learning Tree.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Fall is a Great Time to Plant! Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery.  Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water.  Naturalists are on hand to give advice.  Plants sold on first come, first served basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

The Wild Bird Unlimited Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join the Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home.  Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher.  This program is free and all ages are welcome.  Binoculars supplied for beginners.  Parking is available at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Everyone in the family will enjoy a naturalist guided walk through the Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival.  Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina.  For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement.  The walk concludes with a visit to the Nature Education Center with multi-media activities for all ages.  This is a moderate walk and is free, stroller friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome.  The White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The Wild Bird Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join the Wild Birds Unlimited expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage woodland of this beautiful canyon.  This program is free and all ages are welcome.  Binoculars supplied for beginners.  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.

Do you Know Fall is a Great Time to Plant? Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery.  Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water.  Naturalists are on hand to give advice.  Plants sold on first come, first served basis.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

Beautify Lunada Bay Outdoor Volunteer Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help beautify Lunada Bay along with partner, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, to help weed and mulch a new native plant restoration area that will be home to attractive, drought tolerant plants for wildlife and the community to enjoy in a beautiful location with ocean views.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturdays, October 5th, and 26th, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You can have fun and help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique shoreline reserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, water native plants and more!  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Put on your work clothes and take part in a kid friendly habitat restoration activity: plant seeds, care for native plants, and track butterflies.  Children of all ages will be learning about the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Adopt your own piece of nature!  Become an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  Enjoy the outdoors and become inspired by nature as a volunteer.  You will help create habitat for rare and endangered species like the PV blue butterfly at one of the restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 x 215.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails Events, click here.

Photo of the PV Blue Butterly courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 10, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 10, 2019 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the September 10, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (31 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 243 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $959,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $875,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 45 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $369,000 and $2,345,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 608 Paseo Lunado, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,738 square foot home for $2,250,000.  This light & contemporary lower Lunada Bay home features ocean views, gourmet eat-in kitchen, two story living room, large viewing deck, and spacious master bedroom.  Gayle Probst’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 109 Via Colusa, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,335 square foot home for $1,849,000.  This picturesque Valmonte home features a large patio entry, formal dining, kitchen w/breakfast bar, large master suite, and hardwood floors.

Janet & Cameron Stearns’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 1 Seahurst Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,690 square foot home for $1,479,000.  This updated private, secluded Palos Verdes Drive North home features canyon/city light views, huge family room w/wet bar, 2 enormous covered patios, 320 sq ft detached bonus room, pool w/cabana, and horse corral.  George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 26810 Hawkhurst Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,237 square foot home for $1,025,000.  This original “Blackhorse” neighborhood home features is well located close to Palos Verdes schools & Peninsula & Promenade shopping centers, and is looking for that special buyer to come and make it their own.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales August 2019 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales August 2019 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate chart August 2019 showing active, pending and sold Palos Verdes homes 90274 and 90275

Palos Verdes real estate sales August 2019 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to July.  73 Palos Verdes houses sold in August compared to the 76 homes sold in July and increased compared to the 65 homes that sold in August 2018.  There were 74 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in August which increased from the 68 homes pending in July.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in August (242) decreased from the 264 homes for sale in July.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in August decreased to $1,791,000 from $1,885,000 in July and increased from the $1,778,000 in August 2018.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in August decreased to $627 from July ($653).  Average days on market in August decreased to 48 days from 53 days in July.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 3.3 months in August for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.5 months in July.  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 231 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 84 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (37 homes have pending sales and 47 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 15 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of September.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Homes Owners Join 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Day!

Palos Verdes Homes Owners Join 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Day!

Palos Verdes Homes owners can participate in the annual Coastal Cleanup Day which is a worldwide beach clean up program that has the largest number of volunteers on the planet.  Last year over 800,000 people participated throughout the world, and this year Heal The Bay is expecting at least 10,000 more volunteers to participate here in California. In 2018, coastal cleanup day was said to have removed more than 20 million pieces of trash on this one day event.  Coastal Cleanup Day has gained importance as debris has washed up on our coastline not only from tsunami residue, but also our own waste.  Our local annual Coastal Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Los Angeles County alone has more than 60 sites participating in this clean up.  Los Serenos de Point Vicente and The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will combine efforts to help improve the health and safety of our coastline.

Palos Verdes homes owners have some of the cleanest beaches and we can all do our part to keep them this way.  Heal the Bay is again reporting that Palos Verdes beaches and coves are in the current top Honor Roll 2019-2020 list for California.  This means that our local waters have received grades of A and A+ throughout the year.  Heal the Bay assigns weekly grades to more than 500 sites along the West Coast for summer dry-weather water quality and to another 60 locations that are on year round monitoring.  Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean.  They use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue their mission.

Come and join neighbors and friends at Abalone Cove and be a part of the largest volunteer day.  You can participate in this worldwide event by volunteering right here in your own backyard while enjoying our beautiful coast at the same time.  This year, event organizers are promoting zero waste and are asking participants to bring their own reusable gloves and buckets. Disposal bags will be provided to hold recyclables and trash.  No RSVP is needed.  All volunteers are required to sign a waiver and volunteers under the age of 18 must have the appropriate liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before they can participate.

Abalone Cove is located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information call (310) 544-5260, or go to www.LosSerenos.org. There is free parking for the event 30 minutes before and after the cleanup.

To read my prior article on the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Abalone Cove Coastal Cleanup Day click here.

Photo courtesy of Heal The Bay.