Favorite Palos Verdes Homes February 23, 2021

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes February 23, 2021  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on February 23, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 77 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,100,000 in Palos Verdes Estates  (the low in Eastview is $1,199,000 to $18,950,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 8 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $619,900 and $1,925,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Molly Hobin Williams & Jaimi Freeman (Bayside) 2121 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 9 bath, 5,524 square foot home for $6,975,000. This gorgeous Rocky Point home features ocean views, chefs kitchen w/island, billiard & media rooms, office, library/study, and lush backyard with pool/slide/outdoor kitchen. Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 728 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,576 square foot home for $2,599,000. This beautiful Malaga Cove home features breathtaking Queen’s necklace/white water/city light views, striking kitchen w/spectacular skylight, spacious master suite w/luxurious bath, and charming backyard/pool.

       

Jane Angel (Coldwell Banker Realty) & Shirley Walters’ (Keller Williams Pacific Estate) 63 Buckskin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,277 square foot home for $2,195,000. This amazing remodeled Dapplegray Lanes equestrian home features peek-a-boo city light views, brand new kitchen, wrap around outdoor deck, outdoor kitchen, and 7 stall barn. Judy Henry’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29504 Whitney Collins Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,468 square foot home for $1,549,000. This beautifully upgraded Crest home features remodeled kitchen, open living/dining room, owner suite w/retreat area & balcony, and sparkling pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes 2021 Whale Watching Season!

Palos Verdes 2021 Whale Watching Season!

The whale watching season has begun, but with Covid restrictions it looks different this year. The Point Vicente Interpretive Center has been counting whales for years, but this year they are unable to continue this practice. The Lighthouse and Center has been closed for months, however, the park and paths are open for all to enjoy while practicing safe distancing and wearing masks. Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.

If you want to get a closer look at the whales, there is a local company that is still offering whale watching tours for a fee. Redondo Beach Whale Watch has begun their tours and tour times are 10:00 a.m., Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. The cost is $35 for adults and children 5 to 12 are $25.  Children under 4 are free. Reservations are required for whale watching tours, and the boat must have at least 8 people signed up for that day. Redondo Beach Sport Fishing/Whale Watch is located at 140 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach.  For more information, go to www.rbwhales.com or call (310) 372-2111 for reservations.

LA Waterfront Cruises is offering one hour harbor cruises at this time. The cruise will explore the amazing Port of Los Angeles, and you can learn history about the port as well as watch the sea lions playing in the harbor. You will also get to take a waterside look at the world famous battleship USS Iowa, and see container ships from all over the world. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult, $10 for children 5-11 and under four is free. San Pedro Spirit Cruises is located at 77 Berth, San Pedro.  For more information and to make future reservations, go to www.lawaterfrontcruises.com or call (310) 547-9916.

To read my last article on Whale Watching click here.

Photo courtesy of  Spirit Cruises

Mid February 2021 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid February 2021 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 19 days of February 2021 are 32 homes which is an increase from the 28 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 19 days of January and an increase from the first 19 days of February 2020 (22).  (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 February 1st to February 19th is $2,437,453 which is an increase from last month’s average of $2,130,395 for this same time period and a decrease from $1,741,434 last February.

In February 2021 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $11,100,000 and is located in the City of Rolling Hills and had 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 13,000 square feet on almost 5 acres.  This exquisite private estate features gorgeous ocean/Catalina/city lights views, massive chef’s kitchen, separate butler’s pantry room, 2 inspiring owner’s suites w/gigantic bathroom retreats, and large wrap around pond w/waterfall & babbling brook.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold February 2021 to date for $1,000,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,430 square feet on a 7,703 square foot lot.

We currently have 83 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,325,000 in the Crest neighborhood to $18,950,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from November 2019 through January 2021, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid November 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Above photo of Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events March 2021

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events March 2021

Special Events: 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is slowly starting to allow participants to join in its monthly outside activities. This is exciting to hear because last year we were unable to enjoy outdoor volunteer opportunities that the Conservancy has to offer.

Virtual Family Nature Club will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. This month the special theme will be Whales. They will be highlighting the children’s book Be Brave and Be Kind: the Story of Eleanor the Whale. There will be fun activities from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for you to follow along with from home. This is a free family fun program but you need to advance register for zoom access by clicking here.

The Education Docent Zoom Orientation will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to become a Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Docent and share your love of nature with the community. The orientation will introduce you to the different opportunities available such as volunteering in the Nature Centers engaging with visitors, helping with native plant sales, supporting the new Nature Club for Families, and/or leading Nature Walks. Docents can also sign up to teach local 3rd graders about the natural history of the Peninsula. They will provide all the training, lesson activities, and materials. As a volunteer you can also enjoy enrichment activities as part of the friendly Docent Community. For more information sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Monthly Activities

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Alta Vicente Reserve is located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. This is a great opportunity to help plant and restore the habitat. For more information ,sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturday’s March 20 & March 27, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. At this site they will be eradicating invasive weeds around the restored habitat. Abalone Cove Reserve is located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails, click here.

Photo of outdoor volunteers courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes February 16, 2021

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes February 16, 2021  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on February 16, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 84 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,325,000 in Palos Verdes Estates  (the low in Eastview is $999,999) to $22,295,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 9 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $415,000 and $1,945,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

      

Ed Kaminsky’s (Strand Hill Christies International Real Estate) 59 Paseo Del La Luz, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 8,560 square foot home for $6,950,000. This completely remodeled Mediterranean Oceanfront Estates home features spectacular ocean views, chef’s island kitchen, library, luxurious owners retreat w/sitting room, game room and pool/spa. Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 1128 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,464 square foot home for $4,999,000. This incredible Tuscan Malaga Cove home features fabulous ocean/whitewater/city views, gourmet kitchen, 2 owners suites, elevator, and separate 2-bedroom guest house.

     

Jason Buck’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 9 Hillcrest Manor, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,396 square foot home for $2,399,000. This beautiful single level Hillcrest Manor Estates home features a large living room, full featured kitchen w/island, owners bedroom w/walk in closet & luxurious bath, and pool/hot tub. Gordon Tueber’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3030 Deluna Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,872 square foot home for $1,899,000.  This immaculate Palos Verdes Drive East home features a great ocean/harbor view, remodeled kitchen w/large center island, huge family room, remodeled bathrooms, and a half acre lot.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes High School Choice 2021-2022

Choose Your Palos Verdes High School Now For 2021-2022!

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Palos Verdes residents who are parents of eighth grade students, have received high school information packets and it is time to designate which high school their child will attend in September 2021. This decision time is coming to a close. Palos Verdes High School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School tours have taken place online and now families must make their choices. Any current eighth grade student will have an opportunity to enroll under “open enrollment” which means that the students who will enter 9th grade in September 2021, may choose which Palos Verdes high school to attend.  Planning for the 2021-2022 school year is beginning and enrollment numbers are critical to effectively prepare for this next school year.

Both high schools had scheduled online sessions to help assist you and your student in selecting which one of our award winning high schools would be the best fit for them. It is important to remember that the deadline of February 28, 2021 is only two weeks away.

For more information on Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, you can contact the school at (310) 377-4888. PVPHS is located at 27118 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Palos Verdes High School can be contacted at (310) 378-8471 and is located at 600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates.

If you are looking for additional information or need enrollment forms, go to www.pvpusd.net.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes High Schools, click here.

Photos courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Palos Verdes Homes Sales Monte Malaga 2020

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 2020

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2020 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Monte Malaga neighborhood increased to 32 single family homes sold compared to 31 in 2019.  Price per square foot for Monte Malaga houses that sold in 2020 increased to $748 compared from $687 in 2019, a 9.0% increase.  Average sales price for Monte Malaga homes sold in 2020 was $2,725,018 compared to $2,602,781 in 2019.  The most expensive home sold for $9,800,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,465,000.

Currently, Monte Malaga has 8 active Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 8 single family homes ranging in price from $4,655,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath, 6,645 square foot home, to $9,888,000 for a 5 bedroom/8 bath, 7,434 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Monte Malaga Multiple Listing Area 162, please click here to read my original 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 courtesy of Arvin Design

South Coast Botanic Garden Dog Walks 2021

South Coast Botanic Garden Dog Walks 2021

Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy South Coast Botanic Garden with special dog walking hours at the Garden on the third Sunday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, the South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled special Dog Walking Hours for the new year on Sundays February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16, 2021. You can walk the Garden’s 87 acres with your four legged friend plus you can bring the whole family to enjoy the outdoors.

This is a wonderful opportunity for some “quality time” with your best four-legged friend and members will be free (dogs are still $5.00). All guests are required to wear face coverings while on site and all dogs must be kept on leashes while on Garden property including the parking lot. This is a transaction-less entry, since advanced tickets are required. They have reduced maximum occupancy in order to support physical distancing. There will be water stations for both visitors and “fur babies.”

If you are not a member, the price for admission for this special event is $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child and $5 for your dog. Advanced reservations are still required, so make sure you get them before they sell out. For more information or to purchase admission tickets click here.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  If you have any questions, please call  (310) 544-1948.

To read my prior article on the South Coast Botanic Garden click here.

Photo courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes February 9, 2021

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes February 9, 2021  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on February 9, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 86 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,175,000 in Palos Verdes Estates  (the low in Eastview is $1,100,000) to $22,295,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 10 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $619,000 and $1,945,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Paolo Lee’s (SoCa Real Estate Group) 609 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,590 square foot home for $10,500,000. This sophisticated Malaga Cove Italian villa located on the ocean bluff features magnificent ocean views, gourmet kitchen w/large island, stunning owners suite w/sitting area, spacious wine cellar w/tasting table, gym, and 3-stop elevator, and Jacuzzi. Wendy Sun’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2232 Via La Brea, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 6,349 square foot home for $6,690,000. This elegant Tuscan Monte Malaga home features beautiful Queen’s necklace views, chef’s dream kitchen w/large butler pantry, library/wine room, opulent owners suite, theatre, elevator, and pool.

     

Gayle Probst & Jason Buck’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3001 Via Buena, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3, 198 square foot home for $2,300,000. This beautifully remodeled Lunada Bay home features custom kitchen w/center island, office, upgraded baths, and inviting owners suite, all on a large corner lot. Cindy Chew’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5410 Whitefox, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,004 square foot home for $1,329,000. This Silver Spur home features hardwood floors, city light views, kitchen w/window seat & eating area, and paneled family room w/storage.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Homes Sales January 2021

Palos Verdes Homes Sales January 2021

Palos Verdes real estate sales January 2021 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to December.  54 Palos Verdes houses sold in January compared to the 78 homes sold in December and increased compared to the 41 homes that sold in January 2020.  There were 58 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in January which increased from the 55 homes pending in December.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in January (72) decreased from the 82 homes for sale in December.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in January increased to $2.032,000 compared to $1,997,000 in December, and increased from the $1,713,000 in January 2020.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in January decreased to $697 from $724 in December.  Average days on market in January was 39 days which increased from the 26 days in December.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 1.3 months in January for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 1.1 months in December.  A “normal” or balanced market is considered 3 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is considerably lower indicating the continuing demand for Palos Verdes homes.  Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 86 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  69 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (42) homes have pending sales and 27 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 16 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of January at an average sales price of $3,176,906.

To read my December report on Palos Verdes Real Estate sales, click here.

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.