Terranea Summer Music Series 2018 At Nelson’s

Terranea Summer Music Series 2018 At Nelson’s

Terranea’s Summer Music Series 2018 at Nelson’s will be starting this weekend and is a great way to unwind and relax after a long week.  For resort guests and Palos Verdes homes owners, Nelson’s is the place where you can enjoy California cuisine, micro brews and spectacular sunsets.  With a special view of the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Catalina Island, this unique restaurant is one of the most scenic locations in Palos Verdes.  On Nelson’s Sunset Bluff all summer long you can enjoy a variety of live music with musicians from the South Bay, while the culinary team will be offering a variety of food items to pair with beers on draft from select rotating beer partners.  The live featured bands will be playing every Friday & Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

Summer Music Dates & Entertainment are as follow:

May Entertainment: (25) (THE ONE) Country Night (26) Wise (27) Sophia Bollman Band (28) Memorial Day

June Entertainment: (1) 80’s Night (2) Sophia Bollman Band (8) (THE ONE) Country Night (8) Wise (16) Sophia Bollman Band (17) Fathers Day (22) (THE ONE) Country Night (23) Sophia Bollman Band (29) 80’s Night (30) Kevin Sousa

July Entertainment: (4) Music on the Meadows  (6) (THE ONE) Country Night (7) Headshine (13) The Springsteen Experience (14) Wise (20) (THE ONE ) Country Night (21) Kevin Sousa (27) 80’s Night (28) Sophia Bollman Band

August Entertainment: (3) (THE ONE) Country Night (4) Sophia Bollman Band (10) 80’s Night (11) Wise (17) (THE ONE) Country Night (18) Kevin Sousa (24) The Springsteen Experience (25) Sophia Bollman Band (31) 80’s Night

September Entertainment: (1) Sophia Bollman Band (2) The Sgt Peppers A Beatles Experience (3) Labor Day (7) The Springsteen Experience (8) Wise (14) (THE ONE) Country Night (15) Kevin Sousa

To read my prior article on Nelson’s Music Series click here.

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes Joins Champions For Children 2018 5K Trail Run/Walk

Palos Verdes Joins Champions For Children 2018 5K Trail Run/Walk

Palos Verdes homes owners can join the fifth annual 5K trail run/walk fundraiser at Ernie Howlett Park for the South Bay Children’s Health Center.  This fun event will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy this great park while supporting the health center.

There is an exciting new 5K trail run/walk course on the beautiful city equestrian and hiking trails.  There will be age division awards with medals to the top three male and female athletes in 15 different divisions of the 5K.  The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a Kids Fun Run and a wonderful, healthy team spirit.  Parents will be able to accompany small children at no cost.

The cost for the walk/run 5K for children ages 7 and under is $15, ages 8 to 12 is $25, and ages 13 to 90 is $35.  Late registration and event day packet pick up will take place starting at 6:30 a.m.  The Opening Ceremony and warm ups will start at 7:30 a.m., and runs will start thereafter.

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.  This event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for under-served children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding area.

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 Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 2017

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood decreased to 24 single family homes sold compared to 37 in 2016.   Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $610 compared to $548 in 2016 a 11.5% increase.  Average sale price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in 2017 was $1,882,542 compared to $1,785,591 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $4,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $730,000.

Currently, Palos Verdes Drive South has 12 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 8 single family homes priced from $1,095,000 for a  3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,992 square foot home, to $4,399,000 for a 4 bedroom/5 bath, 6,000 square foot home.  There are 4 condo/townhomes priced from $799,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,372 square foot condo/townhome, to $1,995,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 1,940 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on Palos Verdes Drive South Listing Area 169, 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 Terranea Resort located in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood

Palos Verdes Library District 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program

Palos Verdes Library District 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program

The Palos Verdes Library District offers reading activities for children as young as 6 months through grade twelve.  Members may read any books and also try some reading activities that are fun, exciting, informative and funny.  Children can track their progress online or use classic paper reading logs.  The theme this year, “Reading Takes Us Everywhere” reminds children and parents that reading opens up the world to us all!  Go to https://pvld.beanstack.org/reader365  to keep track of your children’s reading and help them earn cool prizes and online awards while they enjoy reading stories.  Registration is open now, and the program starts on June 4, 2018, so either go online to sign up, or you can sign up at the Library.

This year they are kicking off the summer with a special event on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Peninsula Center Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This will be the first kick off event for the Summer Reading Program and will start with a kids concert by bilingual artist, Nathalia, followed by games, crafts and information about all the opportunities that are available for summer fun in the community.

Kids going into grades K-5 will earn achievement patches, similar to boy scout badges but unique to PVLD.  Teens grades 6-12 earn Amazon gift cards, so they can purchase more of their favorite books.  Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood.  Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed.  Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.  Riddle of the Week begins June 18, 2018.  Drop by any library and solve the riddle using their code and get a small prize.  They post a new riddle every week!

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and four years.  Registration will open on June 4, 2018, and this program is free of charge.  For more information, call the library at 310-377-9584 ext. 600.  The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.  By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

Summer is a great time for your children to maintain and improve their reading skills and find topics that they love.  Each branch of the Palos Verdes Library District will have exciting weekly events in June, July and August.  Some of these activities include jugglers, magic, balloon fun, and crafts.  Weekly activities begin June 12 and end on August 9, 2018.  The reading program will begin June 4 and end on August 19, 2018.

For more information go to www.pvld.org, or call (310) 377-9584 ext. 600.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Library District summer reading programs click here.

Photo of Peninsula Library courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

 

 

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 15, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 15, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 15, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (28 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 176 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,095,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $750,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 35 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $395,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Steven Watts’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 52 Pacifica Del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,320 square foot home for $4,295,000.  This exceptional Oceanfront Estates “model” home features spectacular ocean views, gourmet kitchen, 250 square foot casita, office, and resort style backyard with pool. Karynne Thim’s (Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate) 2901 Via Anacapa, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,996 square foot home for $3,695,000.  This beautiful Lunada Bay home was rebuilt in 2011, and features ocean views, butler’s pantry, guest wing, saltwater pool/spa and sports court.

     

Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 2245 Via La Brea, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,994 square foot home for $2,299,000.  This Monte Malaga home features panoramic views of the Queen’s necklace/ocean & city, floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, great “bones” and located on a quiet street.  Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 27919 Ridgecove Court, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,152 square foot townhome for $698,000.  This beautiful two level Crest townhome features remodeled kitchen & baths, 2 car garage w/built in storage, open patio area, and great community tennis/sport courts, swimming pools & BBQ areas.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church 2018 Summer Concerts

Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church 2018 Summer Concerts

The Neighborhood Church, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church Summer Sunday Sounds will begin their 2018 season on Sunday, June 24, 2018, with additional concerts on July 25 and August 19, 2018.  This is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to sit on the seaside terrace of this beautiful church, enjoy the ocean view and bring a picnic at 6:00 p.m.  The concerts actually begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and are presented free of charge.

On June 24, 2018, Kent Jenkins, AKA “Snubby J,” will be entertaining the crowd.  Kent is a Los Angeles musician, creator and entertainer known for his performances with the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument that was built by his father and can put out incredible sounds.

On July 25, 2018, Sarah Fantappie & Sam Sorensen will be performing.  Sarah is a recent graduate of Chapman University where she toured with the University Singer’s Choir.  Sarah has also sung for many special presentations at the Neighborhood Church.  Her repertoire consists of classical, romantic & baroque songs sung in English & Italian.

On August 19, 2018, Eric Rigler & Dirk Freymuth will be the entertainment for the evening.  Considered to be the “World’s Most Recorded Piper,” Eric Rigler and multi talented guitarist Dirk Freymuth return with their favorite Celtic Spirit and energy. Best known for their Braveheart, Titantic & Austin Powers show songs, they have played with a number of artists such as Phil Collins, Josh Groben, and Faith Hill.

To read my prior article on Neighborhood Church Summer Sunday Sounds click here.

The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates.

Palos Verdes Enjoys 2018 Mother’s Day Concert

Palos Verdes Enjoys 2018 Mother’s Day Concert

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Mom at the South Coast Botanic Garden where the 60-person Palos Verdes Symphonic Band, will be featuring a special Mothers Day concert entitled “Magnificent Melodies.”  The program will feature the best in concert band music with works by Eric Whatacre, Frank Ticheli, Leonard Bernstein and Arturo Marquez.  This special concert will take place at the South Coast Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 13, 2018, and is a great way to treat mom to a fabulous outing and also enjoy the beautiful grounds.  You can bring a picnic and enjoy the upper gardens.  The Garden is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Garden admission ticket prices are $9 adults/$6 seniors/$6 students/$4 children 5-12, and under 4 are free.

The concert will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Frances Young Hall and tickets are $9 for adults/$6 for students & seniors/$4 for kids 5-12 and children under 5 are free.

Proceeds from ticket sales support the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band and South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  For more information go to www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org, or call (310) 544-1948.

Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden.

 

 

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

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

Palos Verdes real estate sales April 2018 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to March.  55 Palos Verdes houses sold in April compared to the 59 homes sold in March and increased compared to the 48 homes that sold in April 2017.  There were 83 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in April which increased from the 67 homes pending in March.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in April (163) increased from the 152 homes for sale in March.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in April increased to $1,800,000 from $1,774,000 in March and increased from the $1,789,000 in April 2017.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in April increased to $621 from March ($614).  Average days on market in April decreased to 34 days from 55 days in March.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 3 months in April for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.6 months in March.  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 174 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 104 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (49 homes have pending sales and 55 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 18 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of May.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival 2018

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival 2018

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival will be celebrating its 31st year for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 2018As in past years, the Fair will have its “Friday Teen Fun Night” opening the carnival on Friday, June 8th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. when local youth can enjoy a fun-filled night (with the purchase of discount tickets through their middle school or high school).  The Fair will have more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides for children of all ages, an International Food Court, a children’s petting zoo, free pony rides, train rides, and live entertainment on two stages.

On the Main Stage, there will be continuous live entertainment starting each day at 11:00 a.m.  On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the performers are: Rip Masters (Rockabilly/50’s Style), Andy & Renee (Classic Rock), Rich Girl (Hall & Oates Tribute), YEA! Gaduation, Running Hot (Rolling Stones Tribute) & Heartbeat City (Cars Tribute).  On Sunday, June 10, 2018, starting at 11:00 a.m. are: Hothouse  (R & B/Soul/Jazz), Jimbo Ross (Rockin’ Southern Blues & Funky New Orleans R & B), Blue Breeze (R & B Soul Motown), The MVP’s (Rock & Pop 60’s – Current) and Ghost in the Machine (Police Tribute).  The local community entertainment will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with local youth groups and performance troops on the Community Stage.

Animal rescue and adoptions will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.  There will be craft beers, unique food, and wine tastings at the International Food Court and Young Professionals Beer & Wine Tent beginning at 11:00 a.m. on both days.

For more information, call the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at (310) 377-8111, or visit them at www.pvstreetfair.com.  The Palos Verdes Street Fair is located on Crossfield Road between Silver Spur Road and Indian Peak Road in Rolling Hills Estates.  The Palos Verdes Street Fair hours are Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Parking is available at the Promenade parking structure at Drybank Drive and Silver Spur Road.  There will also be parking at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.

Click here to read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival.

All day wristbands for carnival rides will be sold for $30/per day and you can obtain a $5 discount by going to www.pvstreetfair.com and purchasing before the fair.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Street Fair

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 8, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 8, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 8, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (34 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 180 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,050,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $750,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 33 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $385,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

     

Art Avaness’ (REMAX Tri-City Realty) 63 Passeo Del La Luz, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 8,034 square foot home for $5,980,000.  This luxurious Mediterranean Oceanfront Estates home features endless ocean/Catalina views, elevator, gourmet kitchen, library, theater room, 4-car garage, and pool/spa.  Charles Raine (RE/MAX Estate Properties) and Bill Ruth’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 13 Caballeros Road, Rolling Hills. 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,020 square foot home for $4,500,000.  This beautiful Rolling Hills home features sweeping views from Malibu to Newport Beach, gorgeous kitchen w/huge center island, master suite wing w/office, screening room, pool & stable.

     

Rick Edler’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 976 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,016 square foot home for $3,499,000.  This gorgeous custom Spanish Monte Malaga home features panoramic ocean/city light views, large gourmet kitchen, great room, charming covered terrace and saltwater pool/spa.  Janet Stearns & Pamela Lieb’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 10 Country Meadow Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,080 square foot home for $2,499,000.  This remodeled home located in “The Ranch”  features a stunning two story family room, master bedroom with a “Her” customized walk in closet, 625 sq. ft family bonus fun room and sits on a half acre of property.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.