Palos Verdes Home Sales Mira Catalina Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Mira Catalina Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

mira catalina neighborhood

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Mira Catalina neighborhood for the first half of 2020 decreased to 12 single family homes sold in 2020 compared to 13 in 2019.  Price per square foot for Mira Catalina houses that sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $591 from $697 in 2019, a 15.2 % decrease.  Average sales price for Mira Catalina homes sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $1,402,733 in 2020 compared to $1,559,614 in 2019.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Mira Catalina was $1,899,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Mira Catalina neighborhood was $1,150,000.

Currently, the Mira Catalina  neighborhood has 1 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There is 1 single family homes for sale at $1,395,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,372 square foot home. There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Mira Catalina neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 168, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the Mira Catalina neighborhood and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo courtesy of Marymount College located in the Mira Catalina neighborhood

PV Transit Offers Free Election Day Rides For Seniors To Local Polling Locations!

PV Transit Offers Free Election Day Rides For Seniors To Local Polling Locations!

The Palos Verdes Transit will be offering free dial-a-ride service on Election Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to Palos Verdes seniors, 62 and older, and people with disabilities. This free Election Day transportation is exclusively for seniors, and persons with disabilities who reside in Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

The polling locations will be located at Miraleste Intermediate School, Palos Verdes High School, Peninsula High School, Kelly Johnson Field House & Dapplegrey Elementary School.

This free door to door service will be provided from 7:00 a.m.to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. You can start making advanced reservations now by calling (310) 544-3710 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  If you are unable to call ahead, you can also call on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, beginning at 6:00 a.m. The last pick up at the polling locations will be at 9:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of City of Palos Verdes Estates Newsletter

Mid October 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid October 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 20 days of October 2020 are 41 homes which is a decrease from the 52 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 20 days of September and an increase from the first 20 days of October 2019 (30).  (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 October 1st to October 20th is $2,044,592 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $2,519,312 for this same time period and an increase from $1,757,593 last October.

In October 2020 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $4,435,000 and is located in the Oceanfront Estates neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes, and had 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 8,034 square feet on a 24,408 square foot lot.  This beautiful California Mediterranean estate features mesmerizing panoramic ocean views, top of the line kitchen, fabulous master suite w/sitting room or office, media room, fully equipped bar, sun room, and pool/jacuzzi.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold October 2020 to date for $1,250,000 and is located in the Lunada Bay neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,404 square feet on a 7,372 square foot lot.

We currently have 113 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,2955,000 in the Los Verdes neighborhood to $22,995,000 in the Lunada/Margate neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from July 2019 through September 2020, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Photo of a Palos Verdes cove courtesy of Arvin Design

Halloween Trick-Or-Treating At The South Coast Botanic Garden!

Halloween Trick-Or-Treating At The South Coast Botanic Garden!

Palos Verdes homeowners have a new option for their children to enjoy Halloween at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Come to the garden dressed in costume (yes, masks are still required while dressed in costumes). The garden staff has come up with an idea to let children trick-or-treat safely while participating in a hunt through the Garden. Parents can bring a bag of candy with them and every time your child crosses off a square on their bingo card they will have earned a piece of candy. This is a fun new creative way of trick-or-treating safely during this coronavirus.

To add to the fun, the Garden will be having a costume competition. You will take your most creative pics at the garden with their spooky spots backdrops, and post it to your Instagram account using the hashtag #SouthCoastBOOtanic Garden, and tag @scbgarden for your chances to win free tickets to an exciting exhibit at the Garden this fall.

Garden Hours for Halloween day are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Advance ticket reservations are required and can be purchased by clicking here. For more information call (310) 544-1948.

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

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Drive East night time view of the Harbor

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood for the first half of 2020 stayed the same with 28 single family homes sold in 2020, and 28 sold in 2019. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive East houses that sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $522 from $560 in 2019, a 6.8 % decrease. Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive East homes sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $1,533,889 in 2020 compared to $1,758,939 in 2019.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Palos Verdes Drive East was $2,600,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood was $1,010,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood has 8 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 8 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,429,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,481 square foot home, to $2,575,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 4,000 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 167, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Many of the homes have harbor views and/or views of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and sparkling night time city light views (photo above)

Terranea Resort Is Going Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Terranea Resort Is Going Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Terranea Resort will be joining National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2020 and showing guests how to enjoy Terranea through rose colored glass.  Whether it includes pink flowers, pink lighting, pink food and beverage offerings, a portion of all the proceeds from the activities on the property will be donated to national organizations which benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and local groups like Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach (a free program to help with the emotional support and education offered to people with cancer and their loved ones at any stage of diagnosis).

Hotel guests will notice while dining, that there will be a selection of rose hued desserts served at Sea Beans such as pink macrons, pink sugar cookies, cakes & meringue pops. The Lobby Bar and Terrace will be serving up light bites including their Roasted Beets Bruschetta Crostini, and Spicy Fig Margaritas. Nelson’s will be serving a Hibiscus Pomegranate Margarita, and the Pink Flamingo will be served at Catalina Kitchen, Bashi, the Lobby Bar and Terrace. ONE HOPE Wine Rose will also be available. All of these special drinks will be donating a portion of proceeds to the campaign.

In the spa/fitness area, Spa guests can enjoy the signature body treatment, of which some of the funds from each treatment will be donated to breast cancer research.  Wear pink for outdoor yoga on Friday, October 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a yoga mat and $20 for contribution to the local charity, Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach.  Please call for reservations at 310-265-2740.

If golf is on your list, celebrate Birdies for Breast Cancer all month in October at The Links, where proceeds from each round will be donated to breast cancer support and research. Guests may match the resort’s donation with an optional add-on when booking a tee time.

Let’s not forget retail at Marea Boutique.  A percentage of purchases from My Saint My Hero bracelets & VOYAGE et CIE products will be donated to breast cancer support and research.

Additionally, any recreational activity that is booked in October will result in Terranea donating to the programs.

To read a prior article on Terranea Resort click here.

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort

 

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – October 13, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – October 13, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on October 13, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 119 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,295,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $929,000) to $22,295,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $499,000 and $1,945,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

       

Suzanne Dyer’s (Berkshire Hathaway Home Service) 5 Lower Blackwater Canyon Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 8 bedroom, 10 bath, 8,000 square foot home for $7,499,000. This magnificent custom Rolling Hills estate features outstanding panoramic city lights views, huge master suite, spacious kitchen, home theater, wine cellar, guest house and pool/spa w/waterslide on 5.3 acre lot. Lynn Lord’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5367 Valley View Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,578 square foot home for $2,495,000. This impressive Countryside home features a generous sized kitchen w/center island & breakfast area, palatial master w/spa-like bath, private office and pool.

     

Steve Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 4037 Via Solano, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,912 square foot home for $1,728,000. This charming Valmonte home features gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, 2 bedrooms w/lofts, huge outdoor deck, and additional large bonus room.  Kim Hall & Michele Nelson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28003 Hazelridge Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275, (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,143 square foot home for $1,500,000. This lovely split level Los Verdes home features ocean/Catalina views, updated kitchen w/office space, family room, and new redwood trex deck.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Skechers 2020 Virtual Friendship Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation 

Skechers 2020 Virtual Friendship Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation 

Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy and support a virtual friendship walk for the Peninsula Education Foundation, which is seeking donations to support our local Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State.  However, State support has declined since 2007-08.  The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation.  This year the foundation will be celebrating their 41 year anniversary, and much has changed this year due to the Coronavirus. However, the income from the Peninsula Education Foundation is still greatly needed since it has allowed PVPUSD to continue providing students the programs and services needed for their success in college and/or the workplace.

This year the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk will be going virtual. At this year’s event, Skechers will be live streaming on YouTube and on the official Skechers friendship walk website on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.. Last year our district had over 33,500 registered walkers which resulted in a check to PEF for more than $257,000 that went toward the annual pledge to support our schools. Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to support our schools by registering for The Pier To Pier Virtual Friendship Walk.  To register, go to www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com and click DONATE. Sign up for your school’s team and remember to select Peninsula Education Foundation as the charity you support.

In prior years, a large portion of the pledge money has been allocated to saving teachers’ jobs, with the remaining pledge balance supporting elementary choral and instrumental music, library aides, PE for grades K- 5, STEM for elementary grades 4-5, intermediate & high school safe schools counselors, College Career Center staff and STEM programs for robotics and engineering called PVIT and SMERT.  The PEF Board voted to allocate funding for the development of a digital citizenship program at the intermediate level and the creation of Parent University to provide technology training and resources to access important district and student information/resources.

Please register your entire family to join the fun while supporting PEF and our schools.  This is a win-win.  Our Palos Verdes schools will receive additional funding and you and your family can enjoy a virtual Friendship Walk along the beach!

To read my last article on Skechers Friendship Walk click here.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Education Foundation

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales September 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales September 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales September 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to August.  79 Palos Verdes houses sold in September compared to the 75 homes sold in August and increased compared to the 54 homes that sold in September 2019.  There were 87 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in September which increased from the 80homes pending in August.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in September (119) decreased from the 127 homes for sale in August.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in September increased to $2,388,000 compared to $2,024,000 in August, and increased from the $1,660,000 in September 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in September increased to $751 from $691 in August.  Average days on market in September was 32 days which decreased from the 49 days in August.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 1.5 months in September for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 1.7 months in August.  It has not been this low in recent memory!  A “normal” or balanced market is considered 3 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 120 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  116 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (72 homes have pending sales and 44 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 15 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 9 days of October with an average sales price of $2,561,559.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For November 14, 2020!

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For November 14, 2020!

Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up will take place on November 14, 2020.   All of your items must be  curbside by 6:00 a.m.  Many of us did a lot of cleaning during the “Stay at Home” order, so 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.  On November 14th, you can also dispose 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