Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – August 6, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – August 6, 2019

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the August 6, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (31 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 270 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $969,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $819,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 43 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $398,000 and $2,345,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

Sharon Benton & Alejandra Martinez-Sorensen’s (The Agency) 7241 Avenida Altisima, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,951 square foot home for $2,375,000.  This gorgeous Country Club home features panoramic ocean/Catalina/Malibu views, open concept kitchen w/breakfast area, large family room, massive viewing deck, pool/jacuzzi, and 2 fire pit areas – all on an acre+ lot.  Dana Graham’s (Berkshire Hathaway HomeService) 11 Peacock Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,813 square foot home for $2,199,000. This completely updated turnkey Palos Verdes Drive North home features 2 family rooms, island kitchen, master suite w/office & 2 walk-in closets, and outdoor barbecue area/pool/spa.

   

Myra Chen’s (West Shores Realty, Inc) 673 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,763 square foot home for $1,475,000.  This gorgeous Malaga Cove home features remoceled kitchen and baths, exposed beam ceilings, and wood floors.  Anne Hulegard (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Lisa Gipe (Harcourts Prime Properties) 30237 Kingsridge Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,840 square foot home for $1,300,000. This stunning remodeled Palos Verdes Drive East one story home features an open floor plan with a gourmet kitchen, fabulous master suite w/private deck, wood beamed ceilings & solid oak floors, and an outdoor fire pit area.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes 62nd Annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show

Palos Verdes 62nd Annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show

 

Palos Verdes homes owners are invited to support the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show held at Ernie Howlett Park, beginning on Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2019. This is the 62nd year that this A-rated event offers three full days of a wide variety of special equestrian events.  Activities will be scheduled in both riding rings including the prestigious Pacific Coast Horse Association Horsemanship Medal Finals for riders 14 and under and the PCHA Victor Hugo Vidal Adult Horsemanship Class for riders 35 and over.  In addition, the $10,000 Harman Family Jr-A/O Jumper Classic and the $15,000 Seahorse Open Jumper Classic promise to challenge some of the West Coast’s finest Jumper riders over a difficult and exciting course.

This show is the most popular three day event of its kind in the Western United States.  Palos Verdes residents will enjoy the feel of an old fashioned hometown fair with food booths, hay bale, boutique, Frankie Foti Master Magician, Jim Gamble Marionettes & John Chambers and the Wonderful World of Puppets, pony rides, games, moon bounce, face painting, and North America Wildlife with live animals from around the world.  The Children’s Area is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday & Sunday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  This event is sponsored by The Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital to benefit The Associates Endowed Chair for the Chief of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The Associates Chair in Liver and Intestinal Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Riding events will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day.  On Friday admission is free all day, but on Saturday and Sunday, general admission will be $5 and children under 12 are free.  Parking is free and is located directly across from the event, with free shuttle services.  You can also reserve ringside tables.  Each day’s special event schedule and shows can be found at www.pcch.net, or call (310)-318-8258.

There is a special Saturday Night Supper with music by Boomer McLennon & The Rthymn Rangers.  The Supper goes from 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and tickets are $75 if purchased by August 24, and $95 if purchased after August 25, 2019.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for Saturday Night Supper.

To view my prior article on the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show click here.

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show.

Palos Verdes Art Center Offers Culinary Camp for Kids!

Palos Verdes Art Center Offers Culinary Camp for Kids!

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to allow their children to experience an educational, garden based culinary camp at the Palos Verdes Art Center. The program is designed to help spark kids interest in healthy eating with activities that will allow the campers to explore their culinary sides. The program is designed for kids 7 through 12 years of age. The two camp offerings are August 12 to 16 & August 19 to 23, 2019.  The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The cost of the program is $405 for members/$450 for non-members.  The program includes snacks and lunch.

Some of the lessons that will be taught by the farmer-chefs will be how to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from an edible garden. They will be encouraging children to experience new tastes, learn culinary techniques and use local produce to prepare recipes from around the world, while learning how nutrition, math, science, and history can be discovered on their plate.

Some of the kitchen skills that your children will be learning are: Knife Skills & Safety, Garden/Kitchen Etiquette, Positive Global Food Culture, Plating/Dish Composition, Proper Place Setting, and Garden/Kitchen/Art Skills.  The idea behind all of these classroom sessions is to help them make healthier choices as they grow older. For more information on the gARTen to Kitchen Camp, call (310) 528-7146.

Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center

 

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes Homes 2019 Neighborhood Sales First Half

Palos Verdes Homes 2019 Neighborhood Sales First Half

Palos Verdes Home Sales 2019 1st Half 2019 Chart

In my article two weeks ago, I discussed the overall sales numbers for single family Palos Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2019 with the number of homes sold (with 295 in 2019, from 350 in 2018), an increase in the average sales price (2.7%), and an increase in the average price per square foot (1.5%).  There is still a high demand for Palos Verdes homes and multiple offers are common.  Below is information on specific Palos Verdes neighborhoods.  The chart above can be enlarged by clicking on it or go to the “Statistics” tab above.

The City of Rolling Hills posted the largest gain in average sales price for Palos Verdes homes – $4,475,988 for the first half of 2019 compared to $2,773,456 in the first half of 2018 for a 61% gain, followed by Malaga Cove (21%) and Palos Verdes Drive East (17%).  Lunada Bay/Margate, Palos Verdes Drive North, Valmonte, Mira Catalina, and Eastview/RPV also showed gains in average sales price the first half of 2019.  Palos Verdes Drive South area of Rancho Palos Verdes posted the largest decrease in average sales price – $1,789,091 in the first half of 2019 compared to $2,448,833 in 2018 (-27%).

All neighborhoods, except Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Drive South, West Palos Verdes, Country Club, La Cresta, Crest, and Peninsula Center posted gains in average square foot price in the first half of 2019.  Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Drive North posted the largest gains in average square foot price for Palos Verdes homes sold – a 53.8% and 13% increase respectively.  The City of Rolling Hills increased to $1,022 in 2019 from $664 the first half of 2018 and Palos Verdes Drive North increased to $671 in 2019 from $594 the first half of 2018.  Average square footage price in Palos Verdes Drive South posted the largest decrease (29.6%) – $612 in 2019 compared to $870 the first half of 2018.

Palos Verdes Drive North posted the largest number of Palos Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2019 – 40 Palos Verdes houses.  Palos Verdes Drive North also posted the biggest gain in home sales – 40 homes in the first half of 2019 compared to 33 homes in 2018.  Monte Malaga, Mira Catalina, and Los Verdes also had an increase in the number of Palos Verdes homes sold the first half of 2019.

First half of 2019 information on average price for Palos Verdes homes sold as well as total valuation of Palos Verdes real estate and highest/lowest home sales can be obtained by clicking here or going to my prior post, “Palos Verdes Homes Prices Up First Half 2019.”

Chart courtesy of RE/MAX Estate Properties

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s August 2019 Free Movies!

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s August 2019 Free Movies!

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The Palos Verdes Library District has some great free movies that they will be showing during the month of August 2019.  Each month they offer a different selection of foreign movies, “latest” releases,  and classic cinema.  Most of the screenings will have some post film discussion which adds an opportunity to socialize with others in the community.  In August the following movies will be presented.

Classic Movies at Noon, which shows films from the 1930’s through the 1990’s on the first Tuesday of the month, will be screening on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at noon, GIDGET (1959) in the Malaga Cove Gallery.  The story is about a young girl who discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

The PVLD’s Ciné-Monde, a film series featuring notable films from around the globe which are shown on the second Thursday of the month, will be screening JULIETA (Spain, 2016) on Thursday, August 8, 2019,  at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room.  This film is about a brokenhearted woman who after a casual encounter decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

The Multiplex film series will be offering a very special feature on August 22, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018) is about Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin. Elizabeth I Queen of England, which finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

All of the film screenings will take place at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room, except for Classic Movies at Noon which screens at the Malaga Cove Gallery located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.  The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information regarding any of the films, call 310-377-9584.

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – July 30, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – July 30, 2019

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the July 30, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (35 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 263 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $969,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $819,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 47 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $395,000 and $2,345,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

Terri Harkins’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 8 Masongate Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,973 square foot home for $2,499,000.  This beautifully finished one level Masongate home features a lovely kitchen w/eating area, 2 remodeled baths, master wing w/office, pool & private backyard.  Larissa Rubijevsky’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 1629 Via Montemar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,359 square foot home for $2,395,000.  This lovely upper Malaga Cove home features ocean/coastline/city views, lovely kitchen, large family room, private backyard with pool/spa & built in BBQ.

   

Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 516 Via Pena, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,576 square foot home for $1,528,000.  This updated Lunada Bay East Coast charmer features a pergola covered front porch, designer kitchen w/breakfast bar, master suite w/access to private backyard, outdoor fireplace & built in BBQ.  Sandra Allbee’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3200 La Rotonda Drive #410, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,373 square foot condo for $725,000.  This one level Palos Verdes Drive South ocean view condo features a large living room, sunroom, oversized private patio plus community gym, tennis courts, large pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Golf Club Currently Accepting Membership Applications!

Palos Verdes Golf Club Currently Accepting Membership Applications!

Palos Verdes Golf Course, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274                        

The Palos Verdes Golf Club is accepting applications for new membership, as the current wait list time is only between 30 to 60 days.  There is guaranteed priority admission given to Palos Verdes Estate home owners.  If you have ever had an interest in joining Palos Verdes Golf Club, you may want to take advantage of the current short wait list and the great weather and longer golf hours.  The membership fee to join is $49,000 for Palos Verdes Estates owners and non-residents are $69,000.  The monthly charge for Palos Verdes Estate residents is $795, and non-residents are $965.  There is also a small quarterly minimum food/beverage charge of $300.

The Palos Verdes Golf Club was built by the renowned design team of William Bell, and architect George Thomas in 1924, and is located in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  This famous team also designed the golf courses at the Riviera and Bel Air Country Clubs, the Los Angeles Country Club and the Ojai Valley Inn.  In 2013, the grounds at Palos Verdes Golf Club underwent a complete renovation restoring it to the original design.  At that time, all of the bunkers were re-built, three greens were re-built and a chipping area around the greens was added.  The 50,000 square foot clubhouse was also remodeled and serves lunch six days a week and dinner four nights a week.

If you are interested in arranging a tour or to obtain additional information, please call the Club’s Membership Manager, Maryna Kachan, at (310) 791-7958.  The Club is located at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.  For more information on Palos Verdes Golf Club Membership click here.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Golf Club memberships click here.

Photo courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Tennis Club Summer Camp!

Palos Verdes Tennis Club Summer Camp!

 

 

Palos Verdes homes owners know that summer is a great time for your children to try out new sports activities. The Palos Verdes Tennis Club is offering a summer camp program (for girls and boys from 6 to 12 years of age) from August 5th through August 8, 2019.  Your children can join in fun tennis activities while learning to play or just working on improving their sport. The camp focuses on promoting social skills, friendship, coordination, responsibility, exercise and respect for others in a tennis club environment. They will be able to enjoy lessons from a tennis instructor, receive a camp tee shirt, have lunch daily, play games, make a tennis inspired art project, and on the last day play “hit” for prizes.

The cost for the camp is $225 for members, and $250 for non-members. For more information call (310) 375-1222.

The Palos Verdes Tennis Club is located at 3303 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Tennis Club.

Mid July 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid July 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes ocean view taken from the Point Vicente neighborhood

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 25 days of July 2019 are 65 homes which is an increase from the 45 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 25 days of June and an increase from the first 25 days of July 2018 (45).  (It may take an additional week for some sales to post after the actual close of escrow).  The average sales price for single family Palos Verdes homes from July 1st to date is $1,946,189 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,908,660 for this same time period and an increase from $1,690,206 last July.

In July 2019 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $7,000,000 and is located in Monte Malaga neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and has 7 bedrooms, 11 baths and 18,227 square feet on a 63,077 square foot lot.  This extraordinary recently renovated private gated estate features ocean/city/Queen’s Necklace views, a grand motor court, a private two-lane bowling alley, fully equipped home theater, tennis court w/viewing pavilion, office, gym, maid’s quarters, dumbwaiter, sauna, 5-car garage, and large pool/spa.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold to date in July for $1,000,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,983 square feet on a 15,078 square foot lot.

We currently have 257 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $969,000 in the Silver Spur neighborhood to $27,500,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from April 2018 through June 2019, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid June 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Above photo is Palos Verdes ocean view taken from the Point Vicente neighborhood

Palos Verdes Enjoys Movies In The Park!

Palos Verdes Enjoys Movies In The Park!

 

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes homes owners know that summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with family. On Thursday, August 1, 2019, Ernie Howlett Park will be showing the Disney movie “Frozen” at 8:00 p.m. for all to enjoy. The City of Rolling Hills Estates will be sponsoring this event and all you need to do is bring your low back chairs, blankets and warm clothing. There will be popcorn and drinks for all to enjoy!

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates.

To read my prior article on summer movies click here.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates.