Favorite Palos Verdes Homes –March 14, 2017
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the March 14, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (27 homes had open houses today) are described below. We currently have 153 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $998,500 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates. There are 32 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $270,000 and $2,350,000. My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
Charles Raine’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Bill Ruth’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 10 John Canyon Road, Rolling Hills 90274 (above left) is a 7 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,300 square foot home for $6,500,000. This fabulous 2.8 acre Rolling Hills estate features a guest house, master suite w/outdoor shower, huge kitchen, office, wine cellar, classic barn w/caretaker apartment above, large riding ring and pool. Gary Elminoufi’s (Beach City Brokers) 11 Calle Viento, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 4,627 square foot home for $4,399,000. This beautiful Oceanfront Estates home features Queen’s necklace views, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchen, enclosed loggia w/fireplace and a pool.
Jason Buck’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 55 Via Costa Verde, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,630 square foot home for $2,575,000. This luxurious Wallace Ranch home features soaring ceilings, a Master Chef’s kitchen w/center island, a massive master suite, and a sparkling pool. Beth Morrissey & Linda Dondero’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3321 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,712 square foot home for $2,050,000. This charming meticulously remodeled Valmonte home backs to the trail and features an upgraded kitchen, sumptuous master suite, bonus room and outdoor fire pit.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS
Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events April 2017
During the month of April 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.
Beauty of Nature film series – Seasons, will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro. This is an awe inspiring tale about the “golden age of forests” when the ice retreated and animals roamed on beautiful natural lands. This is a visually stunning film by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud who also produced “Winged Migration.” The cost for the film is $10, and youth is free. Tickets can be purchased on www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Team Leader Training at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This program needs the assistand and support to lead outdoor volunteer days. Volunteers must sign up for 2 events at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Composting 101 Presentation will be held at the White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Compost to a greener tomorrow with Denise Epport, President of Trifomis Corporation. This event is free. RSVP to www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
The First Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, April 1, 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.
Family Nature Exploration at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. You will join retired librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for Stories, Songs and More. Meet at the Nature Center and bring the whole family for this free event. The Nature Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Linden H. Chandler Preserve, will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. You can experience this impressively restored 28 acre nature preserve with its lush oasis of riparian habitat and home for the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly. This is considered a moderate walk. This walk 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.
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 Sunday, April 9, 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.
Birding with Wild Birds at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 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.
Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 22, 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.
Birding with Wild Birds at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Explore 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.
Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. You will nurture seedlings and help shrubs grow for habitat restoration projects. Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Help restore important wildlife habitat while enjoying beautiful views. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Help restore this unique canyon habitat to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects. You must RSVP by Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Rapid Response Team will be working on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails. The task will include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage and more. They will be working various locations around the Preserve where work is most needed. Directions to sites will be emailed after signing up. No experience is needed. Volunteers must be 15 and older. Sign up at http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy click here.
Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.
Orchard Supply Hardware Has Opened In Peninsula Center!
Palos Verdes home owners have a new hardware store in Palos Verdes! Orchard Supply Hardware has opened in The Peninsula Center and it looks like other new businesses will be following soon. The store will be celebrating its official Grand Opening on March 25, 2017, but in the meantime, residents can come and check out the new location.
This is exciting for us since there has never been a hardware store this large in the area. This will allow homeowners and contract workers to stay in the area purchasing goods through our local stores rather than going off the Peninsula to the large chain stores. Shopping local puts dollars back into our city pockets with the hiring of local neighbors. Remember to also visit our local family run Lunada Bay Hardware store that has been supporting its neighbors for years.
Orchard Supply Hardware store hours are: Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The store is located at 43 Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information you can reach the Rolling Hills Orchard Supply Hardware at (310) 265-0821.
Please support our local businesses and Shop Local First. To read my prior article regarding shopping in Palos Verdes click here.
Photo is of Orchard Hardward Store located in the Peninsula Center.
Palos Verdes real estate sales February 2017 for Palos Verdes homes decreased slightly compared to January. 37 Palos Verdes houses sold in February which is a decrease from the 39 homes sold in January and a decrease from the the 42 homes that sold in February 2016. There were 60 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in February which increased significantly from the 45 homes pending in January. The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in February (147) was an increase from the 131 homes for sale in January.
Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in February decreased slightly to $1,806,000 from $1,816,000 in January and increased from the $1,784,000 in February 2016. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in February increased to $663 from $598 in January. Average days on market in February decreased to 63 days from the 78 days in January. Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 4 months in February for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.4 months in January. 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 148 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 89 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (47 homes have pending sales and 42 homes are under contract). Additionally, 11 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 9 days of March.
Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.
Palos Verdes Art Center 2017 Homes Tour
The Palos Verdes Art Center will be presenting its 31st Anniversary Homes Tour, Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious, on Friday April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Tour will feature two garden parties filled with music and edible treats. This magical discovery day will feature terraces with Rennaisance styled gardens with docents sharing informative details. These unique gardens will allow you to dream while strolling along in tranquil private landscapes which have the beauty of public botanical gardens. These two Rolling Hills Garden Estates are called Enchanted Terraces amd Rural Meets Renaissance.
Tour ticket prices for this fun event are $70/advance ticket purchase, $75 for tickets purchased on the day of the event and Palos Verdes Art Center member ticket price is $65. To purchase tickets, or for more information about the event go to www.pvhomestour.org, or at the Palos Verdes Art Center located at 5504 W. Crestridge, Rancho Palos Verdes.
To read my last article on the Palos Verdes Art Center annual homes tour click here.
Photos courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center.
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – March 7, 2017
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the March 7, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (26 homes had open houses today) are described below. We currently have 152 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $998,500 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates (The low in Eastview is $850,000). There are 37 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $270,000 and $2,350,000. My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
Raju & Neil Chhabria’s (Chhabria Real Estate Company) 924 Via Mirada, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 7 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,351 square foot home for $3,599,000. This stately custom Monte Malaga gated estate features partial city views, grand formal entry, maids quarters, kitchen w/breakfast area, outdoor firepit, and pool/spa. Stephen Haw’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2540 Via Olivera, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,562 square foot home for $2,395,000. This beautiful European style home located in Upper Lunada Bay features spectaclar ocean/sunset views, new chef’s kitchen w/breakfast room, resort style master suite, and central courtyard.
Kelly Evans & Laura Medina’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 6819 Monero Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,197 square foot home for $1,429,000. This stunning remodeled Los Verdes home features panoramic ocean/mountain views from every room, remodeled kitchen & bath, view enhanced family room, and backyard basketball court. Christoper Russell’s (RE/MAX Estates Properties) 6051 Flambeau Road, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,765 square foot home for $1,049,000. This well-located Silver Spur home features a remodeled kitchen & bath, private master suite, inviting brick patio backyard with fire pit and spa tub.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS
Palos Verdes Schools 2017 Spring Break Activities!
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will be out for their 2017 Spring Break from Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, 2017. Below are some ideas for Palos Verdes homes owners who are looking for day camps for their children to enjoy.
AYSO Spring Soccer Camps are being offered from April 3 to April 7, 2017, at Highridge Park. Children from 6 to 16 years of age can spend a half day learning or improving their soccer skills. The cost of the Half Day Camp for is $149; camp session is 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. AYSO Mini Soccer camps are for children 4 – 5 years of age, and are held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for the price of $95. For more camp information and/or to register go to www.aysosoccercamps.org .
Highridge Park is located at 28220 Highridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.
Terranea Resort will be sponsoring Junior Golf Mini-Camp which is designed to provide beginning and intermediate junior golfers with a basic foundation and understanding of the game of golf. In addition to the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and on course play. The Links PGS Professional staff also introduces students to proper golf etiquette and rules. Class size is limited, advance registration is required. The camp is Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at a cost of $275 per child. For more information or to sign up call (310) 265-2752. To read more about The Links go to www.terranea.com.
Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.
To read my prior article on Spring Break click here.
Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort.
Palos Verdes Advanced Rally AKC Competition Classes
Palos Verdes homes owners who want to participate in the Advanced Rally ALC Dog Competition classes can do so right here on the Peninsula. After years of watching these trained dogs on television, many of us wish our pets had the opportunity for this type of local training. Lomita Obedience Training Club, a non-profit organization, and Advanced Rally ALC Competition classes are being offered for pet owners who already know the rally novice stations and are ready to learn and/or practice advance and excellent stations. These classes are designed to prepare you to compete in obedience and rally. You will develop the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to enter and show your dog. These include ring procedure, handling and knowledge of the required exercises.
Description: This class is designed to give you and your dog a fun way to practice and polish basic obedience skills as you and your dog work through a course of written signs that require precision and teamwork. This 6-week course will introduce you to the signs, show you how to time treat delivery to build drive and confidence in your dog and teach you the skills needed to successfully compete in the Rally AKC competition events. It’s a great way to build obedience skills and a closer relationship with your canine companion!
Requirements: Completion of Beginning Companion Dog (obedience & manners) class. These classes are designed to help you teach your dogs or puppies the behaviors, skills and manners they need to become good companions. You will learn and practice training techniques based on positive reinforcement such as marking behavior, verbal praise, and food rewards. These classes are being offered weekly and more information is available by clicking here.
Advanced Rally ALC Dog Competition classes are 6 weeks long and will be held at Ernie Howlett Park (flat area near the horse barns) in Rolling Hills Estates, on Friday’s beginning on March 10, 2017. The class fees are $85.00/each. For more information on the class, time and to sign up go to http://www.lomitadogtraining.org.
Photo courtesy of Lomita Obedience Training Club.
Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Malaga Cove Neighborhood 2016
2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Malaga Cove neighborhood increased to 28 single family homes sold compared to 20 in 2015. Price per square foot for Malaga Cove houses that sold in 2016 increased to $958 compared from $794 in 2015, a 20.7% increase. Average sales price for Malaga Cove homes sold in 2016 was $3,336,789 compared to $2,821,850 in 2015. The most expensive home sold for $11,950,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,438,600.
Currently, Malaga Cove has 20 active Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 19 single family homes ranging in price from $1,550,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,671 square foot home, to $26,680,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 8,847 square foot home. There is 1 condo/townhome for sale at $1,695,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 2,940 square foot home.
To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Photo of Malaga Cove Plaza courtesy of Arvin Design.
Palos Verdes Library District March 2017 Activities
The Palos Verdes Library District offers great opportunities for Palos Verdes homes owners during the month of March. There are interesting classes for both adults and children to enjoy. Listed below are just a few of the fun events that are available:
Information Power! Workshops Core Skills for College Success will be offered on Saturdays, March 4, 18 & 25, 2017, at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room (call Library for Workshop time). They will be discussing how to tackle that first college research assignment that will be required of all students. This is a great information power workshop, that the PVLD librarians will present in an interactive, collaborative session to learn what professors expect you to know at the college level. These workshops are free but seats are limited.
Ellen Cantor Prior Pleasures Art Exhibit will begin March 12, 2017, at the Peninsula Center Library.
Jazz and Swing from A-Z Yet Another Encore! Will take place on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. This presentation will be filled with musical examples, rare photos, film clips, funny stores and live demonstrations that will entertain the audience. These entirely new lectures will be on The Benny Goodman Story, Big Band Starts Charlie Barnet and Les Brown and Piano Stars of Jazz and Swing and more.
Open Mic Night Presented by the Peninsula Teen Advisory Council will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. You can share your talents or just watch and be entertained. Performers can sign up at the door. This is for grades 6-12 only.
Loss Angeles: Author Talk with Mathieu Cailler will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. Mathieu Callier is a writer of poetry and prose. His work has been featured in national and international publications including the Los Angeles Times and The Saturday Evening Post.
Medicare 101: Understanding Your Medicare Plan Options will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. You will have your questions answered about Part A, B, C, D, enrollment windows, cost sharing or “Extra Help,” showing the difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans and Supplement Plans. The Presentation will be held by Carol Clement (CA License OH80524).
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