Favorite Palos Verdes Homes January 18, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes January 18, 2022  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on January 18, 2022, are described below.  We currently have 57 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,300,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,399,900) to $17,900,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 14 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $681,000 and $2,598,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Mark Stoll’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2022 Via Cerritos, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 7 bedroom, 11 bath, 11,600 square foot home for $17,900,000. This luxuriously remodeled Monte Malaga Mediterranean estate features ocean views, separate guest house, maid/driver quarters, gym, 9 seat theater, pool/spa & tennis court. Ed Kaminsky’s (eXp.Realty of California Inc) 5903 Clint Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,455 square foot home for $4,695,000. This ultimate luxurious Silver Spur estate features Queen’s necklace/city/mtn views, twin chef’s kitchens, 4 bedroom suites, vaulted owners suite and infinity pool/spa.

     

Keyanna Rees’ (Compass) 5525 Seaside Heights Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,314 square foot home for $2,775,000. This gorgeous Crest home features awe inspiring ocean/city/mtn views, custom kitchen cabinetry, indoor spa room, primary suite w/stunning remodeled bath and cozy family room. Wayne Chamberlain’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2626 Colt Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 6 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,068 square foot home for $2,390,000. This unobstructed Palos Verdes Drive East view home features updated kitchen w/nook, large owners suite w/updated bath, den, bonus room, 2 sports courts and pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

 

Lunada Bay Little League 2022 Registration Is Open!

Lunada Bay Little League 2022 Registration Is Open!

Lunada Bay home owners who want their children play in the Lunada Bay Little League Spring 2022 season can register now. Lunada Bay Little League is committed to its player safety. They are hoping that everyone who intends on playing in the Spring will register as soon as possible so that they will have an idea of how many players and teams they will be able to form at each level.

At this time, they are planning on team practices beginning in late January and the regular season beginning in late February. This will depend on LA County Health Dept allowing the youth organized sports program to stay open. If you are interested in having your children play in the Spring, you can register now by clicking here. When you register, note that the website will ask you to choose a division with a corresponding initial fee amount. Choose the correct division for your child, and at the end of the registration process when you get to the payment page there will be a drop-down menu concerning payment.

Clean up day is Saturday, January 22, 2022, and volunteers are needed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Opening day this year is February 26, 2022.

As we all know from the past, one size does not always fit all. There are always exceptions to a child’s level of play. Below are some general guidelines for divisional league ages. However, if you would like help in determining your child’s play level, you can reach out through the website to contact damian.capozzola@hotmail.com.

ages 5-6:  T-ball (tee with some coach pitch)

age 7:  Farm (machine/coach pitch)

ages 9-8:  Minors (machine/kid pitch)

ages 11-10:  Intermediate

ages 11-12:  Majors

For more information regarding Lunada Bay Little League click here. 

Photo courtesy of the Lunada Bay Little League

Palos Verdes Home Sales Way Up In 2021!

Palos Verdes Home Sales Way Up In 2021!

Palos Verdes real estate in 2021 experienced dramatic increases in the number of homes sold, average sales price, and price per square foot – all in the second year of the Co-vid pandemic.   There were 158 additional single family Palos Verdes homes sold in 2021 – 860 single family Palos Verdes homes sold in 2021 compared to 702 homes in 2020 – an increase of 22.5%.  Average price for Palos Verdes homes sold in 2021 was $2,472,706 compared to $2,024,603 in 2020 – an increase of 22.1%.  2021 average price per square foot for Palos Verdes homes was $830 compared to $683 in 2020 – an increase of 21.5%.

The mix of Palos Verdes homes sales for 2021 showed only 9 sales under $1,000,000 compared to 40 homes in 2020.  In 2021, 413 Palos Verdes homes sold between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 (compared to 422 homes in 2020).  In 2021, 390 Palos Verdes homes sold between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000 (compared to 219 homes in 2020).  Finally, in 2021, 48 Palos Verdes homes sold for $5,000,000 or more (compared to 20 homes in 2020).  The most expensive home sold in 2021 for $16,680,000 compared to $10,500,000 in 2020.

Next week, I will discuss 2021 sales by neighborhood for all of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

To read my article on Palos Verdes homes sales in 2020 click here.

Photo of Gazebo at Roessler Point in Palos Verdes Estates courtesy of Arvin Design

Dog Walking Hours At South Coast Botanic Garden Jan 30, 2022

Enjoy Dog Walking Hours At South Coast Botanic Garden January 30th!

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful South Coast Botanic Garden with your fur babies. Back by popular demand, the Garden has special dog walking hours on Sunday, January 30, 2022 with selected time slots between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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 because advanced tickets are required to reserve your specific time slot. The Garden has reduced maximum occupancy in order to support physical distancing. There will be water stations for both visitors and “fur babies.”

The price for admission for this special event is $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child and $4 for your dog. 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 January 11, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes January 11, 2022  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on January 11, 2022, are described below.  We currently have 53 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,300,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,399,900) to $16,500,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 15 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $559,000 and $2,598,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Susie Engstrom’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 23 Anacapa, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 7 bath, 4,173 square foot home for $3,000,000. This beautiful one level Vantage Pointe home features a formal living room, dream kitchen w/large center island, family room, office, over sized primary bedroom, 4-car garage, and spa & putting green. Jason Buck’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 18 Stallion Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,019 square foot home for $1,589,000. This serene one level nicely updated modern Palos Verdes Drive East home features panoramic city/mtn views,  remodeled kitchen w/bar counter, very large primary bedroom, and outdoor shower area.

Marc Faerber’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4129 Exultant, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,200 square foot home for $1,500,000. This “great fixer” Palos Verdes Drive South home features ocean views, large family room,  ocean viewing deck, and is just waiting for your personalization.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Redondo Beach Super Bowl 2022 Run!

Redondo Beach Super Bowl 2022 Run!

Palos Verdes homes owners will be able to compete in the 44th Annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K outdoor run this year. Start your Super Bowl Sunday on a healthy, fun and festive note and finish in plenty of time to enjoy America’s Classic Super Bowl! This year the Redondo Beach Chamber will also be sponsoring the Big Game Challenge package which includes both the 10k & 5k runs.

Now in its 44th year, you can join more than 6,000 race enthusiasts at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk, which is a great way to celebrate the biggest day in sports. While participating you will be able to enjoy the picturesque sites of Redondo Beach: the Pacific Ocean, the Redondo Beach Historic Pier, the Marina in King Harbor, the Wyland whale mural, ocean breezes, fresh air and beautiful Southern California winter weather. Run, walk, or stroll in the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk or Baby Buggy 10K.

Participants and guests can also enjoy great food, beverages and a variety of running accessories at the 2-day Health & Fitness Expo.  Participants will also receive a commemorative limited edition 2022 finisher medal, a long sleeve tee shirt and a sponsored swag bag.

The Health & Fitness Expo & start line is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. The Expo will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 13, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the 10K run starts at 7:30 a.m., Baby Buggy 10K run starts at 8:15 a.m., and 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. and are priced at $45.  Kids 12 & under can do a 1K with a starting time of 7:00 a.m. for the price of $25.00. To participate in both the 10K & 5K, the price is $70.00. To sign up for the run click here.

For more information and registration go to https://redondo10k.com.

Photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Chamber 

Palos Verdes Homes Sales December 2021

Palos Verdes Homes Sales December 2021

Palos Verdes real estate sales December 2021 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to November.  72 Palos Verdes houses sold in December compared to 61 homes in November and decreased compared to the 78 homes that sold in December 2020.  There were 35 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in December which decreased from the 54 homes pending in November.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in December (45) decreased from the 54 homes for sale in November.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in December decreased to $2,380,000 compared to $2,498,000 in November, and increased from the $1,997,000 in December 2020.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in December decreased to $826 from $836 in November.  Average days on market in December was 22 days which increased from the 19 days in November.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) was .6 months in December which decreased from .9 months in November for Palos Verdes homes for sale.  That is just 2½ weeks!  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 50 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  44 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (32 homes have pending sales and 12 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 9 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 7 days of January.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Library District January & February 2022 Activities!

Palos Verdes Library District January & February 2022 Activities!

Palos Verdes homes owners appreciate that the Palos Verdes Library District has expanded its activities for all of us to enjoy. Below are just a few of the opportunities that will take place in January and February 2022.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books sounds like a lot of reading, but it is shown that reading just one book a day with your child will allow you to read 1000 books in just 3 years. This is a self paced, year round challenge that will include favorites reads over and over. Reading helps get your children ready for school and they even send out prizes as you reach 200 book milestones. To find out more click here.

Take and Make

Drop by any PVLD library and pick up a kit with supplies and instructions for making a creative art or science project. Take it home, and with your own basic supplies like glue sticks and crayons, you can create your own masterpiece. A new project will be available every two weeks; current project is a Straw Rocket.

Books By Mail

PVLD’s Books By Mail service is for home bound Peninsula residents residing in zip codes 90274 and 90275 who are unable to travel to the library or do not have a friend or relative to check out library materials on their behalf.

How it works:

  • Patrons receive deliveries through the U.S. Postal Service and send their materials back using the same bag and a pre-paid postage stamp included in the delivery. Patrons may request specific materials or request librarians curate materials for them based on the Reading Preferences Survey. Holds must be placed with the librarian and not on a personal account. Patrons may check out books (including large print), audiobooks, and DVDs. DVD Rental fees apply. Renewals are allowed as long as no other patrons have a hold on the item. A new shipment of materials are sent once the previous shipment has been returned to the library by the Postal Service. Participants may complete an online application or may download, print, and mail the below application to register for the Books By Mail service. Once your application has been approved you will receive an email or phone call confirming your participation in the service. For more information contact the Books by Mail Coordinator at bbm@pvld.org, or call 310-377-9584 x 601.

Lets Talk Music

This event will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library’s Community Room. This is a chance to listen and discuss a program of selected albums from Rolling Stone’s top albums of all time. Each month they will be discussing three albums. February’s pick is #26 Horses.

Art exhibit Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

This event will take place from January 26, through February 28, 2022, at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery Room during regular library hours. This exhibit began with imaginative titles concealed inside fortune cookies. Each artist created a work inspired by the title they randomly received, and then lyrics were created inspired by the images, and songs were composed based around the lyrics. The challenge was the brainchild of Bondo Wyszpolski – arts writer for Easy Reader and Peninsula Magazine. “I wanted to see various local artists try their hand at something different, something they might not ordinarily do, and the title each artist received would, I hoped, push them along in that direction. A piece might be ‘successful’ if somebody seeing it said: ‘Oh! I didn’t know you did work like this’ – referring to subject matter or style. I’m reminded of a quote by Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Art lives by transgressing boundaries, by going beyond what everyone has agreed to see and think’.”
Malaga Cove Library Book Club

The Malaga Cove Library Book Club meets on the first Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to join at any time. Each month they will read and discuss a single novel. On January 8, 2022, they will be discussing Oh William by Elizabeth Strout. On February 5, 2022, the novel to be discussed will be The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich, and March 5, 2022, will be The Promise by Damon Galbut.

Miraleste Virtual Book Club

The Miraleste Virtual Book Club is on the second Saturday of every month. Each month read a different book! For more information and registration click here. Below is the reading list for the year.

 

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes January 4, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes January 4, 2022  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on January 4, 2022, are described below.  We currently have 42 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,675,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,399,000) to $16,500,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 10 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $559,000 and $2,750,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Jackie Wang-Dojiri’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2512 Via Olivera, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,138 square foot home for $2,795,000. This beautifully remodeled Lunada Bay home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, gourmet kitchen w/center island, formal dining room, office, game/media room, and spacious primary suite. Anthony Accardo’s (Compass) 3602 Greve Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,712 square foot home for $1,829,000. This updated Mira Catalina home features unobstructed ocean views, spacious kitchen w/separate breakfast nook, bonus family room, dual master suites, and jacuzzi.

Kathy Tyndall & Rachel Martiens’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5515 Shoreview Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,956 square foot home for $1,675,000. This remodeled one level Silver Spur home features a formal living room, remodeled chef’s kitchen w/large island, spacious dining area and remodeled spa-like primary suite bathroom.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events January 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events January 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is in the process of opening its trails for everyone to enjoy after all the recent rains. This is a great time to consider volunteer opportunities to help maintain the beauty of our wonderful Peninsula.

Special Activities:

Nature Walk at McBride Trail will take place on Saturday, January 8th, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. You will walk a rimmed canyon trail with panoramic views over the 191-acre Filiorum Reserve out to Catalina and beyond.  This walk is considered easy and you can sign up at: https://pvplc.org/calendar-guided-nature-walks. 

The MLK Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Celebrate MLK Jr. Day with by giving back! You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants and more!  You can help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

Virtual Family Nature Club will be discussing Wildlife in Winter on January 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. You can join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for the next Virtual Family Nature Club as they explore the topic of wildlife in winter!  You will learn about the special adaptations animals have that help them survive in the winter and you will be able to create a fun craft.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Sign up at https://pvplc.org/event/fncjan29/

Volunteer Activities

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturday, January 8th, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can volunteer at this newest restoration site which is on a breathtaking coastal reserve and help eradicate invasive weeds which will protect native species. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will be helping to restore habitat on the 22-acre restoration site (with beautiful views of Catalina) to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and make a difference by helping the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy remove invasive grasses to enable rare coastal sage scrub habitat to thrive as a home of local native plants and wildlife. Sign up at: https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/

PVP Land Conservancy Rapid Response Team on Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Work alongside the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy staff around the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve to help protect important wildlife habitat.  Help with trail maintenance, fence building, installing signage and more!  No experience needed. Volunteers need to be 15 years old and up. Sign up at: https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/

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

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy