Neighborhood Church Holiday Boutique & Pageant

Neighborhood Church Holiday Boutique & Pageant

The Neighborhood Church, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

The Neighborhood Church will celebrate the holiday season with its Neighborhood Christmas Boutique on Friday and Saturday, December 4 & 5, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The church choir will be singing Christmas music and the Covenant Handbell Choir will be performing as you stroll through the festive holiday boutique.  There will be a Bake Shop with homemade goodies, a Yule Shop with hand crafted items and a Vintage Shop which contains treasures from furniture to glass items that have been discovered in local attics and always contains some fabulous “finds.”  Afterwards, take a minute and enjoy refreshments and homemade treats while you gaze at the breathtaking ocean views.  There will be a $5 donation at the door to be given to local non-profit organizations and to The Children’s Hospital.

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, The Neighborhood Church will present its Annual Christmas Pageant at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  The prelude is set in the sanctuary of this beautiful church which overlooks the ocean.  The Covenant Handbell Choir and the Neighborhood Brass Rings will perform followed by a short service and singing of Christmas Carols.  Then you will walk through the church’s cliff-side grounds and witness living tableaux depicting scenes from the Christmas story.  You’ll see live animals and children and adults performing in various scenes depicting the story of the First Christmas.

This event is The Neighborhood Church’s gift to the community.  It is free of charge and no tickets are required.  It usually draws large crowds, so it helps to go early and dress warmly.

To read my prior article on the Neighborhood Church click here.

The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.  For more information call (310) 378-9353.

Photos courtesy of the Neighborhood Church

               

Palos Verdes Harvest Fair & Oktoberfest Coming Soon!

Palos Verdes Harvest Fair & Oktoberfest Coming Soon!

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October has arrived and with it brings the Palos Verdes Harvest Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lunada Bay Plaza and Park.  This family fun event is sponsored by the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association and is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy an afternoon outing with their family and even their pooch.  This year’s big event, the Pumpkin Races, is returning and the pumpkin race kits are availale for purchase for $20 each at Lunada Bay Hardware located at 2216 Via Anacapa, Palos Verdes Estates.  After picking up your hardware kit, register on the www.lbhoa.org website with your Team Name under RSVP Pumpking Race.  On Sunday, October 25, 2015, arrive at 1:45 p.m. to check in and get your race time slot.  The race will have several heats and a final runoff.  There will also be a pre-race pit area to make final adjustments to your cars.

There will also be a Halloween costume Dog Parade, face painting, live entertainment and much more for the children to enjoy. At 4:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m., you can enjoy Oktoberfest complete with a German Oompah Band, German sausages and German craft brews.  Remember to bring your own chairs, blankets, coolers and picnic goodies.  The beer and sausages will be available for purchase after 4:00 p.m.

To read my prior article on Harvest Festival click here.  For more information on the Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest go to www.lbhoa.org.

Lunada Bay Plaza is located at the corner of Palos Verdes Drive West and Via Carillo in Palos Verdes Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association.

Stunning Palos Verdes Home For Lease

Stunning Palos Verdes Home For Lease

4029 Via Larga Vista, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

I have a Palos Verdes home coming up as a new lease listing and it’s a must see.  This is truly Palos Verdes real estate at its finest.  This wonderful Cape Cod home was completely renovated in 2010, and still retains its original charm.  It is located in the highly desired Valmonte area of Palos Verdes Estates.  The beautiful Kitchen has large island, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and skylight.  The Kitchen opens to a Great Room which opens to large brick patio and fruit orchard (lemons, oranges, tangerines, key lime, pineapple guava and apple) in the backyard.

4029 Via Largavista, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 kitchen

The Living Room with fireplace also opens to Great Room.  This home has a Formal Dining Room and separate laundry room with stacking washer/dryer.  The gorgeous Master Bedroom Suite has soaring ceilings, a huge walk-in closet with skylight, and balcony overlooking the backyard.  The Master bath also has a skylight.  The two-car tandem garage has a finished interior.  Just down the street is Valmonte School and the Little League Field.  The lease price is $4,500 per month.

Photos courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Home Sales Valmonte Neighborhood First Half of 2015

Palos Verdes Home Sales Valmonte Neighborhood First Half of 2015

Palos Verdes Trees

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Valmonte neighborhood for the first half of 2015 increased to 32 single family homes sold in 2015 compared to 17 in 2014.  Price per square foot for Valmonte houses that sold in the first half of 2015 increased to $647 from $616 in 2014, a 5.1% increase.  Average sales price for Valmonte homes sold in the first half of 2015 increased to $1,487,641 in 2015 compared to $1,377,093 in 2014.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sold in the Valmonte neighborhood was $2,625,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold in the Valmonte neighborhood was $799,000.

Currently, the Valmonte neighborhood has 6 Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 6 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,199,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,559 square foot home, to $1,995,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 3,499 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes in this neighborhood.

For background and history on the Valmonte Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 164, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of Arvin Design.

Spectacular Palos Verdes Home – Reduced Nearly $200,000

Spectacular Palos Verdes Home – Reduced Nearly $200,000!

2537 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

My fabulous Palos Verdes home listing in “The Grove” area of Valmonte, has been reduced $200,000.  What a wonderful opportunity to live in this special neighborhood for $1,395,000!  This beautiful Cape Cod home is located at 2527 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, and is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,474 square foot home located on a 7,080 square foot lot.

Living Room at 2537 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274  Family Room/5th Bedroom at 2537 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful Cape Cod style home located on the incredible Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Valmonte Grove area of custom-built residences.  Entertaining is a breeze with a huge sunny living room across from a large family room and a half level up to the kitchen and formal dining room which opens up to a large patio and backyard.  Fabulous location close to the beach and Malaga Cove shopping center and restaurants.  Family Room w/closet and bathroom or could be 5th bedroom.  Remodeled Kitchen has eating area.  Other features include wood floors in most rooms, pastoral views, newly landscaped backyard, and separate laundry room.

Kitchen at 2537 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274   Dining Room at 2537 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Please stop by the Open House on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Valmonte Neighborhood 2014

Palos Verdes Real Estate Valmonte Neighborhood 2014

Palos Verdes Trees

2014 Palos Verdes homes sales for Valmonte neighborhood increased to 34 single family homes sold compared to 33 in 2013.  Price per square foot for Valmonte houses that sold in 2014 increased to $656 compared from $617 in 2013, a 6.3% increase.  Average sales price for Valmonte homes sold in 2014 was $1,354,569 compared to $1,513,765 in 2013.  The most expensive home sold for $2,150,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $865,000.

Currently, Valmonte has 8 active Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 8 single family homes ranging in price from $1,099,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,815 square foot home, to $2,599,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 3,494 square foot home.

For background and history on Valmonte Multiple Listing Area 164, 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 Palos Verdes Drive North Trail courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 2014

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 2014

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2014 Palos Verdes homes sales for Monte Malaga neighborhood decreased to 26 single family homes sold compared to 34 in 2013.  Price per square foot for Monte Malaga houses that sold in 2014 increased to $703 compared from $625 in 2013, a 12.3% increase.  Average sales price for Monte Malaga homes sold in 2014 was $2,829,452 compared to $2,458,515 in 2013.  The most expensive home sold for $13,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,150,000.

Currently, Monte Malaga has 10 active Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 10 single family homes ranging in price from $1,599,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,230 square foot home, to $8,695,000 for a 6 bedroom/11 bath, 11,421 square foot home.  There are no condominiums or townhomes in this neighborhood.

For background and history on Monte Malaga Multiple Listing Area 162, 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 Queen’s necklace view from Monte Malaga neighborhood courtesy of Arvin Design.

 

Palos Verdes Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest Coming Soon!

Palos Verdes Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest Coming Soon!

harvest festival 2013

The Palos Verdes Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lunada Bay Plaza and Park.  This family fun event is sponsored by the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association and has been incorporated into the City’s 75th Anniversary year of celebrations.  This is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy an afternoon outing with their family and even their pooch.  This year the event will feature Pumpkin Races limited to the first 75 participants (race kits $15 each).  There also will be a Halloween costume Dog Parade, face painting, hair dying, tattoo parlor, a strolling magic act, comedy and magic club performers, plus balloon animals for kids and an art exhibit by members of the Third Dimension from the Palos Verdes Art Center.

At 4:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m., the day will culminate with an Oktoberfest complete with a German Oompah Band, German sausages and German craft brews.  One of the days highlights will be a birthday celebration of  PVE’s 75th Anniversary complete with cake and song.  Remember to bring your own chairs, blankets, coolers and picnic goodies.  The beer and sausages will be available for purchase after 4:00 p.m.

To read my last article on Harvest Festival click here.  For more information on the Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest go to www.lbhoa.org.

Lunada Bay Plaza is located at the corner of Palos Verdes Drive West and Via Carillo in Palos Verdes Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association.

Diamond Jubilee Celebration Palos Verdes Estates 75th Anniversary!

Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Palos Verdes Estates 75th Anniversary!

Palos Verdes Golf Club - Front

This is it!  The big gala is here to celebrate Palos Verdes Estates 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee.  Put on your dancing shoes and join in this grand red carpet event which will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a black and white theme accented with diamonds.  This is a night to bring your friends out to celebrate with dining, dancing and festivities.  There will be signature cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres and a fantastic dinner accompanied with wine.  The Palos Verdes Golf Club will be pulling out all the stops to make sure this is an unforgettable evening.   In addition to the wonderful meal and entertainment, there will also be a few surprises the celebration committee has planned.

To purchase tickets to this fabulous event go to www.pve75.com print and complete the order form.  You can mail the form to the City with your check of $125 per person, payable to the PVE 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee, or tickets can be purchased at City Hall which is located at 340 Palos Verdes Dr. West.  Tickets sales must be purchased in advance.  There will not be any tickets sold at the door.

To read my previous article on 75th City Celebrations click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Golf Club.