Palos Verdes St. Luke’s Garden Concerts Return In 2022!

Palos Verdes St. Luke’s Garden Concerts Return In 2022!

 

Palos Verdes homes owners will be able to experience St Luke’s Presbyterian Church Free Garden Concerts Series again this year. You can come early, picnic on the lawn, and then enjoy a Free Garden Concert. Listed below is the entertainment.

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. St Luke’s Presbyterian Church will be presenting Johnny Selmer on saxophone & Dr. Jason Lo on the piano.

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sweet World will be entertaining you. They are a jazz quartet with Ann Walsh Vocalist & Tom Zink on piano.

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Oakwood Brass will be entertaining you. This group includes, Trumpets, Trombone, Tuba & the French Horn.

The Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information go to www.stlukespresbyterian.com, or call (310) 377-2825.

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Garden Concerts click here.

Photo courtesy of St.Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Palos Verdes Homes Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2021

Palos Verdes Homes Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2021

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2021 Palos Verdes homes sales for Country Club increased to 35 single family homes sold compared to 29 in 2020.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in 2021 increased to $756 compared from $588 in 2020, an 28.6% increase.  Average sales price for Country Club homes sold in 2021 was $2,621,817 compared to $2,075,776 in 2020.  The most expensive home sold for $4,100,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,451,605.

Currently, Country Club has 2 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There is 1 single family home for sale for $2,490,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 3,324 square foot home. There is 1 condo/townhome for sale for $750,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,209 square foot condo.

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

Palos Verdes Estates Neighbors Meeting Neighbors Event!

Palos Verdes Estates Neighbors Meeting Neighbors Event!

Palos Verdes homes owners know that the safety of our community depends on both law enforcement and citizen participation.  Residents are invited to the newly organized Neighbors Meeting Neighbors Event which will take place this Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The PVE Neighborhood Watch is partnering with the PVE Police Department and the city of Palos Verdes Estates for this new tradition. The event will take place at two locations Valmonte Plaza (Via Pavion & PV Drive North) and La Selva Park (Via La Selva & La Selva Place). These locations will offer loads of fun for the family, so bring a picnic and enjoy snacks & games, and a special ice cream treat. You can also say goodbye to Officer Marcelle Herrera and enjoy the special caravan visit from our police personnel, firefighters, paramedics, PVE Neighborhood Watch board members and the local crime dog, Officer McGruff.

To read my prior article on National Night Out please click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes May 17, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes May 17, 2022  

My favorite listings on May 17, 2022.  We currently have 72 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,140,000) to $17,000,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 8 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $669,000 and $2,598,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Ed Kaminsky’s (eXp Realty of California,Inc) 4224 Via Pinzon, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,362 square foot home for $3,699,000. This charming upgraded Valmonte  home features a dramatically-vaulted island kitchen w/bar seating, enclave like primary suite w/fireplace & balcony, brand new deck, and oversized lot. Suzanne Dyer’s (Berkshire Hathaway HomeService) 3555 Vigilance Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,406 square foot home for $2,599,000. This elegantly remodeled Palos Verdes Drive South home features 180′ degree ocean/coastline/Catalina/golf course views, sleek update kitchen w/breakfast nook, primary suite w/dream private bath, remodeled upstairs bath, family room, and guest suite/office (4th bedroom).

Elaine Carlson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 31008 Hawksmoor, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,490 square foot home for $2,150,000. This stunning remodeled turnkey Mira Catalina home features ocean/Catalina views, dramatic soaring ceilings, bright open kitchen w/breakfast nook & huge skylight, family room w/fireplace & wet bar, ocean view primary suite w/large viewing deck and resort-like bathroom.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Stunning Remodeled Ocean View Home In Rancho Palos Verdes!

Stunning Remodeled Ocean View Home In Rancho Palos Verdes!

Here is a sneak peek of my new listing is a stunning turnkey ocean view home in the Mira Catalina neighborhood offered at $2,150,000. This home at 31008 Hawksmoor Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,490 square foot home located on a 13,570 square foot lot.

     

This fabulous remodeled turnkey ocean view home will take your breath away!  Entering through a beautiful glass door you are greeted with dramatic soaring ceilings.  Step down to an open living room where you can entertain your guests and then a few steps up to a light filled dining room which leads to an outside deck.  You will enjoy culinary adventures in your bright open kitchen with huge skylight and breakfast nook.  Family room has fireplace, wet bar, and opens to the large peaceful backyard.  Wake up to ocean/Catalina/sunset views in your primary suite with its large covered viewing deck. Resort-like primary bath has soaking tub, separate shower, and ocean views. Spacious 2nd & 3rd bedrooms have mirrored closet doors. 4th bedroom has custom built-in cabinetry & desk and opens to large peaceful backyard.  Quartz counters in kitchen and bathrooms.  3-car finished garage has built-in cabinetry and workbench.  Private shared driveway has gated entrance. Award winning Palos Verdes Schools.  Walk to Mira Catalina Elementary School.  Great location near walking/hiking trails, biking, golf courses, ocean bluff, Terranea Resort, shopping and restaurants. The perfect quiet, peaceful ocean view property for your ultimate enjoyment.

   

For more information and photos, please go to www.31008Hawksmoor.com.  To read my last article about my Fabulous New Listings click here.

Photos courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2021

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2021

Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

2021 Palos Verdes homes sales for West Palos Verdes increased to 36 single family homes sold compared to 16 in 2020.  Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes houses that sold in 2021 increased to $838 compared from $735 in 2020, a 14.1% increase.  Average sales price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in 2021 was $2,965,577 compared to $2,318,969 in 2020.  The most expensive home sold for $8,950,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,300,000.

Currently, West Palos Verdes has 3 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 3 single family homes ranging in price from $2,490,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 3,324 square foot home, to $5,495,000 for a 6 bedroom/7 bath, 6,678 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on West Palos Verdes Multiple Listing Area 170, please click here to read a 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 of Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail located in this neighborhood courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events June 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events June 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy continues to open its trails for all to enjoy, and in order to do so they need volunteers to help maintain the beauty of our wonderful Peninsula.

Special Activities

Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. and will be guided by a trained naturalist.  You will discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat while enjoying amazing views of the LA Basin. You meet on the back patio of the George F Canyon Nature Center at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP is required.

Nature Walk at the Portuguese Bend Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. You will hike the Reserve by taking Fire Station Trail to the beautiful promontory at Eagle’s Nest and enjoy ocean views while walking through recently restored wildlife habit. This walk is considered strenuous. To sign up click here.

Volunteer Activities

National Trails Day Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Abalone Cove on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can celebrate National Trails Day with the conservancy by helping to maintain and groom trails that protect habitat from erosion and provide safe enjoyment of the preserves. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

California Invasive Species Action Week Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. At this location you can help remove invasive plants on this 22 acre restoration site to enable native plants to survive, creating a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. And you will have beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 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 to local native plants and wildlife. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will volunteer at the newest restoration site located on a breathtaking coastal reserve and help eradicate invasive weeds to protect native species. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Abalone Cove Reserve is located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Rapid Response Team will take place on Fridays & 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 tasks include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage, and more. No experience is needed and volunteers can be 15 years of age and up. You will be working at various locations and can volunteer by going to  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

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

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes May 10, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes May 10, 2022  

My favorite listings on May 10, 2022.  We currently have 61 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,140,000) to $17,000,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 9 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $669,000 and $2,598,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Gayle Probst’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 60 Via Costa Verde, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,630 square foot home for $3,475,000. This beautiful remodeled Wallace Ranch home features a remodeled kitchen w/center island & breakfast nook, gorgeous office, huge bonus room, and primary suite w/sitting area & balcony. Debbie Taylor’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5063 Foxpoint Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,216 square foot home for $1,999,999. This lovely single level Rollingwood neighborhood home features a remodeled kitchen, remodeled primary suite w/walk-in closet, den, and large backyard w/pool area.

Cheryl Watson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2225 Estribo Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,260 square foot home for $1,950,000. This fantastic single level Palos Verdes Drive North home features  a kitchen w/center island & breakfast nook & butler pantry, large primary suite w/sitting area, office w/built-in desk & cabinetry, and entertainers backyard w/sparkling pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Stables Offers Pony Camp 2022!

Palos Verdes Stables Offers Pony Camp 2022!

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Palos Verdes homes owners realize that the school year is coming to an end and now is the time to reserve summer camps for your children to enjoy. If your children are interested in horses, the Palos Verdes Stables pony camp might be a good way to introduce them to the world of horsemanship.

The summer riding camp at Palos Verdes Stables provides children the opportunity to experience the horse world in a safe, hands on environment. Campers not only learn horse safety, proper horsemanship and basic riding skills, but their self-confidence grows as well. This will allow them to become more knowledgeable and comfortable around the horses. The stables offer experienced and energetic counselors who provide close supervision, instruction and encouragement for each camper. The camp even offers a unique amount of actual riding time for each student…an hour of riding each day and the opportunity for that experience both in the riding ring and trail riding. This program is for all levels of riders, from ages 6 through 12.

In addition to horsemanship skills, they also teach campers grooming & tacking of their horse.  Campers also have free time to enjoy fun arts & crafts, painting a pony, and games.

The cost of weekly camps is $550 for Palos Verdes Estate residents, and $575 for non-residents. There will be 10 to 12 campers only in the group. The Camps will go from June 13 through August 26, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information click here.

Palos Verdes Stables is located at 4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Estates.

To view my previous article on Palos Verdes horse camps click here.

Photo courtesy of  Palos Verdes Stables

Palos Verdes Homes Sales April 2022

Palos Verdes Homes Sales April 2022

Palos Verdes real estate sales April 2022 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to March.  64 Palos Verdes houses sold in April compared to 76 homes in March and decreased compared to the 86 homes that sold in April 2021.  There were 70 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in April which increased from the 60 homes pending in March.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in April (65) increased from the 40 homes for sale in March.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in April decreased to $2,560,000 compared to $2,969,000 in March, and increased from the $2,378,000 in April 2021.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in April increased to $960 from $943 in March.  Average days on market in April was 16 days which decreased from 21 days in March.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) was 1 month in April which increased from .05 months in March for Palos Verdes homes for sale.  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 61 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  79 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (49 homes have pending sales and 30 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 11 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 6 days of May with an average sales price of $2,681,227.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.