Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Drive East night time view of the Harbor

2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood decreased to 54 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 66 in 2015.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive East houses that sold in 2016 increased to $531 compared from $505 in 2016, a 5.1% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive East homes sold in 2016 was $1,321,970 compared to $1,364,059 in 2015.  The most expensive home sold for $2,400,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $750,000.

Currently, Rolling Hills has 17 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 17 single family homes ranging in price from $1,060,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,070 square foot home, to $6,950,000 for a 5 bedroom/8 bath, 7,500 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Rolling Hills Multiple Listing Area 167, 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.

Many of the homes in this neighborhood have harbor views and/or views of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and sparkling night time city lights views (photo above).

 

 

Palos Verdes AYSO Early Bird Fall 2017 Registration Now Open

Palos Verdes AYSO Early Bird Fall 2017 Registration Now Open!

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Palos Verdes AYSO Soccer (Region 10) is now accepting early bird online registration for Fall 2017.  The Palos Verdes Region 10 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) offers year round recreational and competitive youth soccer programs locally for four year olds (U5 division) all the way up to 19 year olds (U19).  This year AYSO National has changed the age divisions.  Instead of August 1 through July 31, the new age determination will be based on January 1 through December 31st. The age of your child in 2018 will determine their fall division.  The home page at www.ayso10.org will show the division and age slots.

The online registration for the new Fall soccer season is now available.  All players must go to the new registration website at http://aysobluesombrero.com and create a new account (for your child).  If you enter your child’s name exactly as you did last year in eayso.org it will keep the same AYSO ID, but you will have to re-enter all the information regarding your child and contact information this year.   All returning players in divisions U5 – U9 will need to register online, print the form and bring it to the walk in registration on April 29th or May 20th, 2017, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Hesse Park Community Center.  Returning coaches are exempt for U10, U11, U12, U14, U16 and U19 can register online and pay by credit card to complete their registration without attending the in-person registration.  Players in the U5 and U6 must register in person on April 29th or May 20, 2017.

Walk in registration will take place on two Saturdays, April 29th and May 20th, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Hesse Park Community Center.  The cost for early registration until April 30th, 2017, is $165 for your first child, and $140 for each additional child.  If registering from May 1st through May 31, 2017, the cost will be $185 for the first child, and $170 for each additional sibling.  If you do not sign up by May 31, 2017, you will be placed on a wait list and the charge will be $240.  You still need to formally register in person if you do not meet the above requirements.  Checks and cash will not be accepted at registration.

If you are interested in volunteering, you will find the required paperwork on the registration site.  Since AYSO is a 100% volunteer organization, they are always looking for volunteers to fill coach and referee positions.  (There is a special express line at registration for volunteers.)   If your child has not played the previous year, you will be required to bring proof of your child’s age either by birth certificate or passport.

To read my last article on AYSO Region 10 Soccer click here.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo courtesy of AYSO Region 10.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 11, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 11, 2017        

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the April 11, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (34 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 182 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $698,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates.  There are 32 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $445,000 and $2,350,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

John Duston’s (Duston Real Estate Services) 1544 Via Zurita, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,720 square foot home for $7,200,000.  This magnificent Monte Malaga estate features ocean/canyon views, large gourmet kitchen w/butlers pantry, office/library , pool/jacuzzi and putting green.  Dana Graham’s (Berkshire Hathaway HomeService) 30026 Avenida Celestial, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,971 square foot home for $1,695,000.  This charming Country Club home features 14′ ceilings, magnificent kitchen, office/den, black bottom pool/spa and waterfall/koi pond.

       

Colleen Johnson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4645 Rockbluff Drive, Rolling Hills Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 3,029 square foot home for $1,650,000. This spectacular Silver Spur home features a cook’s kitchen, 4 bedrooms w/private baths, wrap around backyard patio on a 10,031 equestrian lot.  Megan Neel’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 605 Via Gorrrion, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,830 square foot home for $1,625,000.  This sunny and stylish Valmonte home features a remodeled kitchen, den/4th bedroom, hardwood floors and natural stone patio.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales March 2017 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales March 2017 For Palos Verdes Homes

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

Palos Verdes real estate sales March 2017 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to February.  56 Palos Verdes houses sold in March which is an increase from the 38 homes sold in February and a decrease from the the 59 homes that sold in March 2016.  There were 68 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in March which increased significantly from the 56 homes pending in February.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in March (159) was an increase from the 147 homes for sale in February.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in March decreased to $1,782,000 from $1,803,000 in February and increased from the $1,769,000 in March 2016.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in March increased to $671 from $660 in February.  Average days on market in March decreased to 60 days from the 65 days in February.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 2.8 months in March for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.9 months in February.  A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is still 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 175 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  110 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (54 homes have pending sales and 56 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 10 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of April.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Fireworks – Keep The Tradition Alive!

Palos Verdes Fireworks – Keep The Tradition Alive!

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Palos Verdes home owners were sad to hear that last year might be the last of the barge fireworks display.  After Jackie Briles passed away at the age of 95, her sons decided to do a final send off with a more robust fireworks show last year (2016), that even had a soundtrack going of her favorite oldies.  In 2001, Jackie started treating her friends and family to the Independence Fireworks show to honor her late patriotic husband, Paul Briles, the founder of a leading aerospace fastener company in Gardena.  It all started when she couldn’t see around the coastline from her South Torrance home to view the fireworks show at King Harbor, so she decided to pay for her own.  After that first show, she decided that she wanted to continue the pattern every year, even negotiating with the City of Torrance over security fees.  After last year’s show, Robert Briles was asked if he and his brother would be continuing the show, and they responded saying they would not be and hoped that someone would start a committee to keep it going.

Well that has finally happened.  A small group of residents led by Rick & Carri Bender, decided to try to continue the Briles family’s fireworks show.  After years of enjoying these local fireworks with their sons and friends, it seemed this family tradition needed to be continued.  They reached out to the City, and the pyrotechnic company to see what needed to be done to make it happen.  After months of research, filing applications for tax identication, corporate filings and other legal requirements, Palos Verdes Fireworks was established.

The Palos Verdes Fireworks Committee is actively seeking sponsors to support this privately sponsored event.  If funding is fulfilled, this year’s fireworks display will be held on July 4, 2017, from a barge off the shores of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The committee is dedicated to maintaining and expanding this show for many years to come.  To read more about this wonderful opportunity to keep this tradition alive, go to www.palosverdesfireworks.com.  All donations of any amount to help support this family fun entertainment will be appreciated.

To read my last article on Palos Verdes fireworks locations click here.

 

 

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 2016

2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Rolling Hills neighborhood decreased to 22 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 27 in 2015.  Price per square foot for Rolling Hills houses that sold in 2016 decreased to $804 compared from $806 in 2016, a 0.3% decrease.  Average sales price for Rolling Hills homes sold in 2016 was $3,472,695 compared to $3,715,287 in 2015.  The most expensive home sold for $7,300,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,150,000.

Currently, Rolling Hills has 25 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 25 single family homes ranging in price from $1,950,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,257 square foot home, to $48,000,000 for a 9 bedroom/25 bath, 51,000 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Rolling Hills Multiple Listing Area 166, 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 courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills.

 

 

Palos Verdes Art Center Spring Registration!

Palos Verdes Art Center Spring Registration!

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The Palos Verdes Art Center Spring registration has begun for The Studio School where classes will start the week of April 10, 2017, for both children and adult classes.

The children’s classes available this session include: Paint,Cut,Paste,Play! for pre-K & Kindergarten, Exploring Art for Kindergarten & 1st grade, Storytelling & Illustration, Youth Drawing, Cartooning, Printmaking, Watercolor & Pastel for 2nd & 3rd Grades, Botanical Art, Drawing & Painting for 4th & 5th grades, and Drawing & Painting & Youth Wheel for 6th & 7th Grades.

Some of the adult classes that are available this Spring are Art History, Asian Art History, Ceramics, Intro to the Wheel, Surface Design, Drawing, Glass Blowing, Printmaking, Painting, Textiles & Design, and Jewelry Design.  Some of these classes include visits to the exhibition galleries and interaction with skilled professionals.  The instruction is not always based on a set formula.  Some of the smaller classes are taught by artists and educators that base instruction on individual needs.  These adult classes are ten weeks long, and class prices vary depending on the size of the class and the materials needed.

One day workshops that are available this session include: Collage Making Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Felting Techniques Workshop on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  These class prices are $130 for members or $150 for non-members.

To get a full description of each class being offered, price and class time go to www.pvartcenter.org.  On the website, you can register for your class choice, or if you wish to sign up in person, go to the Palos Verdes Art Center’s Entrance Lobby at 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information call (310) 541-2479.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Art Center click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

 

 

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 4, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – April 4, 2017        

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the April 4, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (32 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 169 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $989,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates.  There are 32 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $575,000 and $2,350,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

4-4-17 Caballeros      4-4- new victoria

Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 16 Caballeros Road, Rolling Hills 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,083 square foot home for $2,599,000.  This lovely gated ranch home in Rolling Hills features sweeping Queen’s necklace to mountain views, efficient gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite wing and is located on nearly two acres. Georgiana Rosenkranz’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 2842 Via Victoria, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,956 square foot home for $2,375,000.  This mid century modern Lunada Bay home features peek-a-boo ocean views, vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/breakfast room, huge master retreat and fabulous backyard with pool/spa.

4-4-17 Quinlin       4-4-17 - Miraleste

Michael & Nadia Foster’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4149 Quinlin Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,813 square foot home for $1,639,000.  This bright and spacious Academy Hill home features city light/mountain views, 2 master suites, a gourmet kitchen w/center island, and pool/spa.  Pamela Lieb & Janet Stearns’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4300 Miraleste Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 2,689 square foot home for $1,575,000.  This remodeled 1927 old Spanish style Miraleste home features dazzling city lights/harbor views, 2 great rooms, pool/spa, and pool house w/pergola.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Library District April 2017 Activities

Palos Verdes Library District April 2017 Activities

The Palos Verdes Library District offers great opportunities for Palos Verdes homes owners during the month of April.  There are interesting classes for both adults and children to enjoy.  Listed below are just a few of the fun events that are available:

Art in our Library will hold an Art Reception for the students of the Success Learning Center.  The center is a special education school at Malaga Cove School that serves children from grades K-12.  The exhibit will be showcasing the students’ artwork created this school year.  The exhibit will run from March 31 to April 28, 2017.

Celebrate Dia! will take place on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room.  This celebration of Di’a de los libros/de los ninos (Book Day/Children’s Day), invites everyone to join them for stories and games from around the world.

Open Mic Night will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room.  April is National Poetry Month, and at the library they will be celebrating with an acoustic performance by John Torres followed by an open mic session.  This is an opportunity to bring your own original work, share a favorite poem from another author, sing a song, or just get inspired by others.

Book to Art Club will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Purcell Meeting Room.  This newest book club at PVLD, will get together every other month, read a book, and then come together to make artworks inspired by the readings and discussion.  Supplies will be provided, but you can also bring your own.  No registration is required, and at the first meeting they will be discussing “The Patron Saint of Ugly” by Marie Manilla.

Community Family Sumi-E Painting will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Foyer.  This all ages collaborative art project will kick off the month long celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month.  At the library, they will be creating an extra large art piece using traditional Japanese art techniques.  The artwork will then be hung in the library for the entire month for all to enjoy.  The supplies will be provided and no registration is necessary.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Library is located a at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information on any of the above events call (310) 377-9584.

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library District

CANCELLED Palos Verdes Estates 2017 Energy & Environment Expo

CANCELLED Palos Verdes Estates 3rd Annual Energy & Environment Expo

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED with the following notation on the Palos Verdes Estates City website: “The failure of Measure D has caused the staff to evaluate how it can achieve savings to reduce expenditures. The Energy and Environment Expo is an event that has been held two years with relatively low participation. In order to save on overtime costs, the event is being cancelled this year.”

 

Palos Verdes Estates will be hosting its third annual Energy and Environment Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is an informative and free event for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy.  The Expo will take place on the greenbelt located in front of Palos Verdes Estates City Hall and at the Civic Center Park adjacent to City Hall located on Palos Verdes Drive West.

Once again the City’s waste hauler, Athens Services, will be providing free compost (while supplies last) to residents who bring their own sturdy containers or buckets.  Athen’s compost is a blend of organic material including food waste.  It is OMRI Listed, licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and approved for use in agricultural operations certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program.  This is a self service program and compost cannot be placed in plastic bags, so containers are a must and there is a 30 gallon limit while supplies last.

There will also be exhibitors offering information on Helping to Protect and Maintain our Local Environment, Going Green and Sustainability.  There will also be a special exhibit on Energy Conservation.  Staff will be on hand to help residents understand these valuable tools.  This is a great event for the whole family with several activities; and food will be available for purchase.

For additional information, please call the City at (310) 378-0383 or go to www.pvestates.org.

To read my previous article on the Energy and Environment Expo click here.

Photo courtesy of the City of Palos Verdes Estates.