Palos Verdes Summer Concerts Cancelled!

Palos Verdes Summer Concerts Cancelled!

Palos Verdes homes owners will have to wait another year to enjoy the Palos Verdes Summer Concerts due to the Covid-19 virus.  The summer normally brings blankets, music and fun, however, this summer large crowds will not be happening in our area.

The Malaga Cove concert series which has been going on for years, and normally takes place on eight Wednesday’s following the Fourth of July, has now been cancelled due to social distancing.  The Malaga Cove Business and Professional Association put out a notification that this year it would be unable to continue the series.

Lunada Bay Homeowners Association is cancelling their summer concerts this year also.  They are hoping to be able to bring back some music in September and October.

The Neighborhood Church will not be enjoying any summer concerts this year.  They have been cancelling all large group functions at to this time.

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church has also announced that they will not be holding their outdoor concerts this summer.  We look forward to the return of the Palos Verdes Summer Concerts next year.

To read my prior article on the Malaga Cove Concert Series click here.

Photo above is of a Lunada Bay concert

 

 

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 26, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 26, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on May 26, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 125 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,125,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $948,000) to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 41 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $422,000 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Jeff Amberg’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 1508 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,450 square foot home for $4,900,000.  This special Lunada Bay retreat features panoramic ocean/mountain/city views, large banquet room, office, second floor viewing deck, and ocean views from every room.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 6018 Via Sonoma, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,000 square foot home for $2,599,000.  This spectacular Monte Malaga home features panoramic ocean views, new kitchen, spacious formal dining room, new baths, master suite w/sitting area and expansive backyard lawn.

     

Dan Mullin’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3562 Heroic Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,577 square foot home for $1,475,000.  This single level Ladera Linda home features ocean/Catalina views, remodeled kitchen w/center island, dining area, remodeled baths, and fantastic viewing deck.  Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 27046 Springcreek Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,395 square foot home for $1,150,000.  This light and bright Silver Spur home features remodeled kitchen, remodeled baths, air conditioning, and new landscaping.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Mid May 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid May 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 22 days of May 2020 are 26 homes which is a decrease from the 32 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 22 days of April and a decrease from the first 22 days of May 2019 (46).  (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 May 1st to May 22rd is $2,002,646 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,923,985 for this same time period and an increase from $1,980,000 last May.

In May 2020 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $4,100,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and had 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 6,000 square feet on a 18,118 square foot lot.  This beautiful newly constructed home features ocean/golf/Catalina views, a gourmet kitchen, glass round elevator, 21 foot cascading water wall, and zero edge pool w/40 foot water wall.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold May 2020 to date for $1,200,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,133 square feet on a 7,076 square foot lot.

We currently have 124 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,130,000 in the Peninsula Center neighborhood to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from February 2019 through April 2020, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Photo of Lakeview Catalina Trail courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For June 13, 2020!

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For June 13, 2020!

Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up will take place on June 13, 2020.  After the earlier cancellation in April, Athen’s Service has confirmed that it will definitely be held on this new date. Just remember that all of your items must be on the curbside by 6:00 a.m. Since many of us have been doing a lot of cleaning during this “Stay at Home” order, this is a great opportunity to get rid of our extras.  The City’s waste hauler will pick up furniture, appliances, water heaters, refrigerators (compressors removed), stoves, sinks, lawn furniture and more.  They will not pick up construction waste, green waste, automotive fluids, pool chemicals and cleaning products.  However, you may contact Athens Service directly if you have construction waste that you need to have removed at any time by ordering a temporary debris container.  At this time you will also be able to rid yourself of E-Waste items such as  TV’s, printers, DVD players, computers and etc. Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Trash Pick Up information can be found at www.AthenServices.com or you can call (888) 336-6100.

The city of Rancho Palos Verdes uses EDCO for their Convenient Bulky Item Pick-up.  Single family residents have the opportunity to schedule bulky item pick up service for large items such as water heaters, appliances, furniture, televisions, etc. (except for household hazardous waste) up to four times per year for FREE.  These pickups must be scheduled ahead of time.  To make arrangements you must call (310) 540-2977.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has rescheduled their Household Hazards & Electronic Waste Disposal to the fall of 2020. 

Rolling Hills Estates residents are serviced by Waste Management and are able to have both E-Waste and Bulky Items picked up at their residences for FREE four times a year also.  They must notify Customer Services at least 24 hours prior to pick up to arrange for that service.  To set up an appointment, call (800) 774-0222.

For year round Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Waste Disposal, you can go to the Gaffey Safe Center located at 1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro.  They are open on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For information on the prior Palos Verdes Annual Bulky Trash Pick Up click here.

Photo courtesy of Athens Services

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 19, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 19, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on May 19, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 123 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,195,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $948,000) to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 34 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $309,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Linda D’Ambrosi & Sandra Callen’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 6332 Chartres Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,334 square foot home for $3,950,000. This beautiful 2019 custom Monaco home features ocean views, a professional chef’s kitchen, fine wine room, fabulous entry level master suite, elevator and large pool. Joe Alessi’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 709 Yarmouth Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,519 square foot home for $3,149,000. This lower Lunada Bay Italian Villa features peek-a-boo ocean views, gourmet kitchen w/center island, large family/recreation room, and spacious backyard.

     

George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 30339 Calle de Suenos, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,551 square foot home for $2,085,000.  This lovely Country Club home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, kitchen w/breakfast area, formal dining room, enormous rumpus room and large flat yard area. Becky Poe-Anderson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 81 Rockinghorse Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90274 (above right) is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,714 square foot home for $1,279,000. This meticulously updated Palos Verdes Drive East home features spectacular downtown/mountain/harbor views, kitchen w/eat-in area, den (3rd bedroom), zen like koi pond, and large salt water pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Beaches, Parks & Trails Are Now Open!

Palos Verdes Beaches, Parks & Trails Are Now Open!

Palos Verdes homes owners are happy that the beaches, parks & trails, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve are now opening under the guidance from the County of Los Angeles.

Our cities are encouraging residents to participate in recreational outdoor activity in their neighborhoods. When outdoors visiting these areas, please make sure that you are mindful of your social interactions and wear a face covering. All visitors must practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from others not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory at beaches when out of the water, and on trailheads, parking areas, and any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. The city staff, park rangers and law enforcement will be monitoring these areas to ensure compliance, and parking restrictions will be enforced. If these rules are not observed by the public, the city may close those areas.

Dog owners will be happy to hear that the Eastview Dog Park and the Rancho Caninos Dog Park are open. The tennis court at Upper Point Vicente Park and the paddle tennis courts at Ladera Linda Park are also open. Both amenities have restrictions to comply with physical distancing and safety.

There are a few trails that will remain closed at this time. They are: Three Sisters Reserve, Filioram Reserve, Vista Del Norte Reserve, and Aqua Amarga Reserve. Remember that playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball & soccer fields, and park buildings will remain closed.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2019

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2019

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2019 Palos Verdes homes sales for Country Club decreased to 23 single family homes sold compared to 27 in 2018.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in 2019 decreased to $559 compared from $610 in 2018, an 8.4% decrease.  Average sales price for Country Club Verdes homes sold in 2019 was $1,788,870 compared to $2,173,723 in 2018.  The most expensive home sold for $3,700,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $930,000.

Currently, Country Club has 3 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 2 single family homes ranging in price from $1,899,999 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,666 square foot home, to $2,085,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 3,551 square foot home.  There is 1 condo/townhome for sale for $599,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,068 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on Country Club Multiple Listing Area 171, 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 Los Verdes Golf Course courtesy of American Golf Corporation

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 12, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 12, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on May 12, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 123 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,130,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $919,000) to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 34 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Bill Ruth’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 62 E Crest Road E, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 10 bath, 7,896 square foot home for $6,800,000. This stunning contemporary Rolling Hills estate features a gourmet kitchen w/enormous center island, luxurious master suite, attached guest house, 4 stall barn, 4 car garage, and sparking pool/spa. Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l) 1604 Via Lazo, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,539 square foot home for $2,399,000. This charming Malaga Cove home features ocean views, spacious kitchen, large living room, cozy den, and large master suite.

     

Les Fishman & Virginia Butler’s (Coldwell Banker Realty) 1309 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,650 square foot home for $2,150,000. This recently remodeled contemporary Lunada Bay home features ocean views, sleek new kitchen, spacious master suite, and 2 family rooms. Tony Puma & Bill Davis’ (Palm Realty Boutique, Inc) 30441 Via Cambron, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,785 square foot home for 1,499,000. This stunning turn-key West Palos Verdes home features beautiful ocean/Catalina views, hardwood floors throughout, new kitchen w/eat in area, new baths, ocean view patio, and flat backyard grass area.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Walking Options!

Palos Verdes Walking Options!

Palos Verdes homes owners have been waiting and hoping for the revised “Safer at Home” order that allows them more opportunity to get out and exercise.  Other news media have reported that some areas have already lifted their bans, but we have been waiting for specific news about Palos Verdes.  Good news: the City of Rancho Verdes has partially reopened six neighborhood parks on a trial bases to allow residents to have more walking opportunities.  They are:

  • Eastview Park (excluding the dog park) – 1700 Westmont Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Frank A. Vanderlip Park – 6500 Seacove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Fred Hesse, Jr. Community Park – 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Ladera Linda Park – 32201 Forrestal Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Robert E. Ryan Community Park – 30359 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Upper Point Vicente Park (excluding the Rancho Caninos Dog Park) – 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes

 

If you decide to participate, remember that you must stay on the turf and walking paths that are allocated.  You must be mindful of your social interactions and wear a face covering.  All visitors must practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from others that are not in their household. To make sure the rules are followed, the city staff, park ranger and law enforcement will be monitoring.  If the rules are not followed, the city may choose to close these areas.  Remember that the parking lots, restrooms, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts are not open.  The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and trails are closed to any outdoor activity at these time.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes 

 

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales April 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to March.  50 Palos Verdes houses sold in April compared to the 48 homes sold in March and increased compared to the 48 homes that sold in April 2019.  There were 42 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in April which is exactly the same as the 42 homes pending in March.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in April (141) was slightly higher than the 140 homes for sale in March.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in April decreased to $1,938,000 compared to $1,983,000 in March, and increased from the $1,888,000 in April 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in April decreased to $602 from March ($655).  Average days on market in April was 38 days which decreased from the 52 days in March.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 2.8 months in April for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.9 months in March. A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is 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 130 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  62 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (26 homes have pending sales and 36 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 9 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of May.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.