Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Dr South Neighborhood 1st Half 2017

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Dr South Neighborhood 1st Half 2017

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood for the first half of 2017 decreased to 13 single family homes sold in 2017 compared to 20 single family homes sold in 2016.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South homes that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $599 compared to $567 in 2016 a 5.7% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $1,840,908 in 2017 compared to $1,783,065 in 2016.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood was $4,300,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood was $730,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood has 10 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 8 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,295,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 3,036 square foot home, to $6,825,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 7,954 square foot home.  There are 2 condo/townhomes for sale ranging from $1,395,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 1,940 square foot condo/townhome to $1,825,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 2,530 square foot condo/townhome for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive South Multiple Listing Area 169, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort which is located in this neighborhood

Sign Up For AYSO 2018 Region 10 Winter Soccer League!

Sign Up For 2018 AYSO Region 10 Winter Soccer League!

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Palos Verdes Winter soccer sign ups are here.  Palos Verdes homes owners whose children are interested in playing in the Palos Verdes AYSO Region 10 – 2018 Winter Soccer U6 through U12, should sign up now if your child wants to play during the months of January and February.  The registration deadline is November 30, 2017, with games starting in January for eight Saturday mornings – January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018.  The games will be held for U6, U8, U10 and U12 at Point Vicente.

Returning Fall season players can go to http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region10 and log in and print out player registration forms (Winter 2018).  The cost is $80 for returning fall players, and $97.50 for new players.  To get these prices, registration forms must be submitted and paid for by November 30, 2017.  On December 1, 2016, the price is $90 for returning players, and $107.50 for new players.  Space will be given on a first come first serve basis.  Your child may be wait listed if you miss the deadline. If you have not played in the AYSO Region 10, then click here to download the form from AYSO Region 10.

As always, AYSO’s six fundamental tenets are: everybody plays, balanced teams, open registration, good sportsmanship, positive coaching and player development.

There will be a separate boys and girls division, except for U12 which will be coed.  The team selection will be balanced and blind drafted by coordinators.  For more information you can email region10wintersoccer@gmail.com, or go to the website at

To read my prior article on AYSO winter soccer click here.

Photo courtesy of AYSO Region 10

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 17, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 17, 2017

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the October 17, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (21 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 194 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,099,900 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $799,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $449,000 and $1,825,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

James Sanders’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 613 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,422 square foot home for $3,495,000.  This classic Spanish style Malaga Cove home features expansive views of beaches/coastline/mountains, updated kitchen and bathrooms, and separate one bedroom apartment.  Joe Alessi’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29 Santa Catalina Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,324 square foot home for $2,499,000.  This pristine one level Island View home features peek-a-boo water views, customized kitchen, master bedroom w/remodeled bath, office & fireplace, and a pool/spa.

       

Shari Bakotich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 18 Surrey Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,610 square foot home for $2,298,000.  This beautiful Palos Verdes Drive East home features harbor/mountain/city views, updated baths, elevator, multifamily living spaces, and sparkling pool/spa.  Jason Buck’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30138 Via Victoria, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,785 square foot home for $1,289,000.  This private West Palos Verdes Drive home features a fabulous detached studio, upgraded bathrooms, expansive patio area and mature landscaping w/fruit trees.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events November 2017

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events November 2017

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During the month of November 2017, 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, November 11, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  They will be celebrating Veteran’s Day with a viewing of a former gun emplacement and will discuss the military history of the area. This is considered a moderate walk and is free and open to the public.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 x 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Your Photo on the Big Screen – Birders take Note!  The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is compiling photos for a slideshow showcasing YOUR bird photographs for a Beauty of Nature Film Screening of “The Central Park Effect” on November 19, 2017, at the Warner Grand Theatre.  If you have bird photos to share, please email up to 3 images to photo@pvplc.org.  Make sure they are in large format of at least 240 dpi and 1920 x 1200 pixels and include your name, the location of the photo and species of the bird if known.  If you are a student who loves filming VIDEO, you too can be featured on the big screen at Warner Grand. Please send a 1-2 minute video about what you love about nature, how nature impacts your life, and/or what nature has taught you.  Send your .mov or .mp4 file to photo@pvplc.org.  Please include your name and year in school.

Monthly  Activities:

Explore nocturnal sights with an expert Naturalist under a full moon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Call (310) 547-0862 for reservations and time.  Children must be at least 9 years of age and there is a fee of $12 per person.  Reservations required at ww.pvplc.org/Events&Activities.

The First Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  Bring your family and join a naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.  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 the White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  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 Nature Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 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.

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 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.

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  You will visit the Preserve and attend a Naturalist-guided hike.  Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area and more.  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.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 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 Native Plant Nursery will take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  You will nurture seedlings for shrubs growth for habitat restoration projects.  Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 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.

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

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Palos Verdes 2017 Lunada Bay Harvest Fair!

Palos Verdes 2017 Lunada Bay Harvest Fair!

Palos Verdes home owners are looking forward to the local Harvest Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Lunada Bay Plaza (at the corner of Yarmouth Road and Via Anacapa).  This great event, sponsored by the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association, will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy an afternoon outing with their family.  The event will include not only a pumpkin patch but also:

 

  • Petting zoo
  • Kiddie Carnival
  • Pony Rides
  • Vertical trampoline
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Hair paint, tattoos, face paint
  • Balloon artist
  • Kids crafts
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Members Only Band
  • Pumpkin races – you must register to participate.  If you don’t register, you can’t race!   To register your race entry and to find out more information about the wheel kits, click here.

 

There will also be food and drink vendors also at the festival.

To read my last article on Lunada Bay Harvest Festival click here.

Photo courtesy of the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association.        

 

 

Palos Verdes Home Sales Mira Catalina Neighborhood 1st Half 2017

Palos Verdes Home Sales Mira Catalina Neighborhood 1st Half 2017

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Palos Verdes homes sales in the Mira Catalina neighborhood for the first half of 2017 stayed the same with 16 single family homes sold in 2017 and 16 sold in 2016.  Price per square foot for Mira Catalina homes that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $587 compared to $539 in 2016 a 9.0% increase.  Average sales price for Mira Catalina homes sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $1,414,625 in 2017 compared to $1,344,232 in 2016.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Mira Catalina neighborhood was $1,760,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Mira Catalina neighborhood was $990,000.

Currently, the Mira Catalina neighborhood has 6 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 6 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,150,000 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath, 1,746 square foot home, to $1,858,800 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 4,153 square foot home.  There are no townhomes/condos for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Mira Catalina Multiple Listing Area 168, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of Marymount College University located in the Mira Catalina neighborhood.

Palos Verdes Estates 2017 Free Shredding & E-Waste Collection

Palos Verdes Estates 2017 Free Shredding & E-Waste Collection

The City of Palos Verdes Estates will once again be holding its Annual Free Shredding and E-Waste Collection Event in partnership with waste hauler, Athens Services.  This event will take place a month earlier this year on Saturday, October 14, 2017, and is a great time to shred and dispose documents that you have been saving.  You also have an opportunity to dispose of electrical items that cannot be picked up with regular trash collections.

Palos Verdes Estates residents (please bring proof of residency) can bring all of these articles to the Palos Verdes High School parking lot this Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The school is located at 600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates.  You can bring up to three “banker” sized boxes per household and all of your electronic waste.  Electronic waste includes TV’s, printers, DVD players computers, etc.  They will not accept hazardous waste such as paint, oil, light bulbs, etc.

Also, it is important to note that the City will no longer allow residents to drop off e-waste in front of City Hall because of safety concerns.  So as an alternative in 2016, the City began hosting quarterly drop off events that are free to Palos Verdes Estates’ residents.

Additionally throughout the year, the S.A.F.E. Collection site (household hazardous waste) is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro.

For more information, please contact City Hall at (310) 378-0383 or Athens Services at (888) 336-6100.

To read my prior article on Document Shredding & E-Waste Disposal click here.

Photo courtesy of Athens Services.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 10, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 10, 2017

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the October 10, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (19 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 187 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $799,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 27 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $425,000 and $1,825,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

609 Paseo Del Mar, PVE      

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 609 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,590 square foot home for $9,500,000.  This gated bluff top Malaga Cove estate features unobstructed views of the ocean/coastline, palatial rooms, 2 master suites, elevator and 6 car garage.  Antonia Lavender’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 30351 Camino Porvenir, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,332 square foot home for $1,998,000.  This stunning Country Club home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, center island kitchen, spectacular cathedral ceilings and pool.

     

Kathy Tyndall & Rachel Martiens’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 37 Malona, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,354 square foot home for $1,850,000.  This stately Wallace Ranch home features a huge great room, large remodeled kitchen,  and landscaped garden w/abundant fruit trees.  Vidya Naik (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4160 Quinlin Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 2,508 square foot home for $1,650,000.  This beautifully remodeled Academy Hills home features 2 master bedrooms, chef’s kitchen, en-suite bedrooms, and large landscaped backyard for entertaining.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Skechers Friendship 2017 Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation

Skechers Friendship 2017 Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation 

  

The Peninsula Education Foundation is once again seeking donations to support our local Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State.  However, State support has declined since 2007-08.   The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation.  The income from Peninsula Education Foundation has allowed PVPUSD to continue providing students the programs and services needed for their success in college and/or the workplace.

The Peninsula Education Foundation board of trustees has set its fundraising goal as $3,500,000 for the 2017-2018 school year.  The school district is using these funds for their new engineering program (STEM) for 4th and 5th graders at all of its 10 elementary schools, for the expansion of P.E. instruction, and to hire an additional counselor at each high school.

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to support our schools by registering for The Pier To Pier Friendship Walk which will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. (check-in is at 8:00 a.m.).  Early check in for the walk takes place on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 28th, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:0 p.m. at any of the local Skecher’s stores located in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach South Bay Galleria, Torrance Del Amo Mall or the Promenade on the Peninsula.  The cost of the walk is $30 for early check in, or $35 on the day of the walk with the entire fee going directly to our schools.  This 3.5 mile walk begins at Manhattan Beach Pier and you can sign up either as walker or “virtual walker” and designate Palos Verdes Education Foundation as your charity of choice.  Last year our schools received a check for $240,000 from Skechers, and they had over 4,300 participants.  This year they hope to have more participants and increase the money going to our schools.  Every participant receives a tee shirt and gift bag.  And if you stay until noon, you can join in the famous pumpkin races.  It’s easy to register online at www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com and click on the “register to walk button.”

Please register your entire family to join in the fun and support PEF and our schools.  This is a win-win.  Our Palos Verdes schools will receive additional funding and you and your family can enjoy a beautiful morning at the beach!

To read my last article on Skechers Friendship Walk click here.

Photo courtesy of Skechers Friendship Walk

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales September 2017 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales September 2017 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate chart September 2017 showing active, pending and sold Palos Verdes homes 90274 and 90275

Palos Verdes real estate sales September 2017 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to August.  67 Palos Verdes houses sold in September which increased from the 62 homes sold in August and increased from the the 38 homes that sold in September 2016.  There were 65 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in September which decreased from the 68 homes pending in August.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in September (189) decreased from the 194 homes for sale in August.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in September decreased to $1,560,000 from $1,693,000 in August and increased from the $1,488,000 in September 2016.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in September increased to $632 from August ($602).  Average days on market in September increased to 44 days from 40 days in August.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 2.8 months in September for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.1 months in August.  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 191 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  82 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (42 homes have pending sales and 40 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 10 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 6 days of September.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.