Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes Listings – March 31, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes Listings – March 31, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on March 31, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 138 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,130,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $929,000) to $18,999,000 in the city of Rolling Hills. There are 32 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes listings are:

     

Claudia Marroquin’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 45 Oceanaire Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,100 square foot home for $8,800,000.  This stunning new La Cresta home features explosive Catalina/ocean views, floor to ceiling windows, large office, wine cellar, game room & pool/spa.  Gerard Bisignano & Tiana Capper’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 11 Santa Rosa, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,511 square foot home for $3,399,000.  This gorgeous Vantage Pointe home features ocean/city light views, spacious open kitchen w/island, 5 bedrooms are ensuite, spacious office area & pool/spa.

     

Sandra Allbee’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 9 Dorado Place, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,487 square foot home for $1,600,000.  This gorgeous Montecillo home features 2 master suites, kitchen w/breakfast bar, large family room, and solar panels for home and pool.  Lee Knickerbocker’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28752 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,266 square foot home for $1,375,000.  This one level La Cresta cosmetic fixer features 2 fireplaces, large 1/2 acre lot, avocado/fruit trees and in-ground spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s Stay At Home Opportunities!

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s Stay At Home Opportunities!

The Palos Verdes Library District has some great opportunities for children and adults. Even though the library is closed for visitors, it offers many fun & interesting things to participate in.  No matter what your age, there is something for all of us here to enjoy.  The Palos Verdes Library District is dedicated to providing online services to the community during the COVID-19 virus.  The wonderful thing about these programs is that many of the digital resources can be accessed 24/7 with your library card.  If you don’t currently have a library card, you can sign up online and it will be emailed back to you within 48 hours (click here for link).

Some of the wonderful programs the Library is currently offering are:

Overdrive –  you can borrow bestselling ebooks and audiobooks using OverDrive on your iPad, iPhone, Android device ,or Kindle Reader.  Hoopla –  you can borrow free digital movies, tv, music, ebooks, comics and audio books with your library card.  Brainfuse – children and learners of all ages can get one-on-one homework help and tutoring from 1:00 pm to 10 p.m. every day.  Kanopy – you can stream over 26,000 films from hundreds of popular sources such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.  Flipster Magazines – you can access popular digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand.  Magazines can be downloaded to phones and tablets, or read online.  Rosetta Stone – is said to be the best way to learn a foreign language.  The award winning language solution combines proven learning methods with the world’s best speech recognition technology.  Tumble Books – has databases that are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home.  Your kids can read as many books as they want, when they want, on any device.  There are no checkouts, holds, or downloads.  Books are available instantly.

There are many opportunities for children to participate in.  There is the Kids Activities section, Young Artist’s & Author’s At Home where kids can work on projects and submit to the library for its website, and Tumble Book Library that offers lots of fun reading for children of all ages.

For more information regarding any of the programs, call (310) 377-9584, and leave your message and someone will return the call.

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 2019

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 2019

2019 Palos Verdes homes sales for the City of Rolling Hills decreased to 17 single family homes sold compared to 24 in 2018.  Price per square foot for Rolling Hills houses that sold in 2019 increased to $915 compared from $727 in 2017, a 25.8% increase.  Average sales price for Rolling Hills homes sold in 2019 was $3,796,699 compared to $3,817,561 in 2018.  The most expensive home sold for $15,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,335,000.

Currently, Rolling Hills has 13 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 13 single family homes ranging in price from $2,895,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath, 6,300 square foot home, to $18,999,000 for a 5 bedroom/9 bath, 8,900 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Rolling Hills Multiple Listing Area 166, 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  the City of Rolling Hills

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes Listings – March 24, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes Listings – March 24, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on March 24, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 140 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,140,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $929,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 31 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes listings are:

     

Steve Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2725 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,700 square foot home for $1,798,00.  This extensively remodeled 1924 Valmonte home features a spacious vaulted living room & large great room, kitchen with concrete center island, master bedroom w/fireplace & built-in cabinets, and outdoor entertaining area with pool/spa.  Kerry LaPine’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30530 Granado Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,394 square foot home for $1,439,000.  This great turnkey Mira Catalina home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, remodeled baths, kitchen w/granite counters & large family room.

   

Lisa Poach’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 6802 Abbottswood Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,900 square foot home for $1,350,000.  This Palos Verdes Village Los Verdes home features Catalina/ocean views, vaulted beamed ceilings, new large stone patio w/outdoor kitchen & seating area.  Joe Alessi’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 26961 Springcreek Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,066 square foot home for $1,185,000.  This one level Silver Spur home features great ocean views, new paint/carpet, dual fireplace, and is located on a large flat lot.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Mid March 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid March 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 20 days of March 2020 are 34 homes which is an increase from the 22 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 20 days of February and a decrease from the first 20 days of March 2019 (39).  (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 March 1st to March 20th is $2,001,614 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,741,434 for this same time period and an increase from $1,796,001 last March.

In March 2020 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $6,700,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive South  neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and had 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 7,617 square feet on a 27,987 square foot lot.  This gorgeous remodeled ocean front bluff property features expansive ocean & Catalina views, fabulous top of the line kitchen, beautiful master suite w/fireplace, elevator, sport court, pool and cabana.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold March 2020 to date for $1,130,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,132 square feet on a 13,980 square foot lot.

We currently have 144 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,140,000 in the Peninsula Center neighborhood to $27,500,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from December 2018 through February 2020, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Palos Verdes Coast Near Lunada Bay courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For April 25, 2020 Has Been Cancelled!

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For April 25, 2020 Has Been Cancelled!

Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up on April 25, 2020, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.  After checking again with Athens Service this morning, they said it was cancelled and not yet rescheduled.  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 Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes.  All peninsula residents are welcome to this free event.

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 Palos Verdes Homes – March 17, 2020

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes –March 17, 2020  

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the March 17, 2020, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (17 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 141 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,174,900 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $979,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 30 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

     

Gerard Bisignano & Susan Thomas’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2701 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,712 square foot home for $6,000,000.  This rare bluff top Lunada Bay home features panoramic coastline/ocean views, is located next to open parkland, has a meditation garden & pool, and 4-car garage.  Lauren Forbes & John Corralis’ (Compass) 5903 Clint Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,793 square foot home for $4,199,000.  This new Silver Spur home features panoramic Queen’s Necklace to LA Harbor views, all bedrooms w/en-suite, wine cellar, gym and large outdoor entertaining area w/pool.

     

Cari Corbalis & Brittney Austin’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 3820 Via Palomino, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,807 square foot home for $3,299,000.  This renovated storybook Cape Cod Valmonte home features an open kitchen w/large island, master suite w/oversized bathroom, large office, and outdoor kitchen & entertaining area.  Steven Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 3301 Palos Verdes Drive North, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,499 square foot home for $1,998,000.  This “Plantation” style Valmonte home features a welcoming front porch, upstairs master suite w/sitting area, stunning remodeled kitchen, and outdoor entertainment area w/swimming pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Enjoy Free Garden Day At South Coast Botanic Garden Tuesday, March 17, 2020!

Enjoy Free Garden Day At South Coast Botanic Garden Tuesday, March 17, 2020!

Our community is trying to adjust to the news of the COVID-19 virus.  Events on the Peninsula such as the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s Hikes & Trails, Free Films at the Library, Easter Egg hunts, Yoga & Chi classes and many other events that we bring to you monthly on our blog, have all been cancelled. We have schools closed, restaurants asking diners to take out only, children’s after school events cancelled, gym’s closing and many more events cancelled.

The South Coast Botanic Garden at this time is still allowing admission to the gardens.  This is a great time to just get out and wander through the many different garden areas that exist.  Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, is free garden day. Once a month on the third Tuesday the garden opens its door to the public for free.  You can take advantage of this offer and enjoy a peaceful outdoor adventure.  The Cherry Blossoms are in bloom and many believe that this symbolizes the beauty of life.  They are the symbolic national flower of Japan and are said to be an omen of good fortune and an emblem of love and affection.

Normal price for admission to the South Coast Botanic Garden is: adults $15, seniors $11, students with I.D. $11, children 5 to 12 $5, and children 4 and under are free.  For more information go to or to purchase admission tickets click here.  The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Due to the current situation, it is recommended that you contact the garden to confirm the event at (310) 544-1948.

To read my prior article on the Cherry Blossom Festival click here.

Photo courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Whale Of A Day 2020 Celebration!

Palos Verdes Whale Of A Day 2020 Celebration!

Whale Of A Day, March 5, 2011, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

The Whale Of A Day 2020 festival will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners and their neighbors throughout the South Bay to celebrate these monumental marine mammals.  This annual event is co-sponsored by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the docents of Los Serenos de Point Vicente.  This festival celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Alaska, to its winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja.  The whale counting season starts on December 1st and goes through May 25th.  As of March 12, 2020, the season count from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center is 1,003 whale sightings which is less than this time last year.  If you are looking for a great adventure for the whole family, stop by the Point Vicente Interpretive Center and participate in the free “Whale Of A Day” activities.

Whale Of A Day will include whale watching from the shore and the museum.  The lighthouse is now open for viewing and tours, after being renovated.  At the festival, children will enjoy related marine exhibits, arts & crafts, fun zone, face painting, US Coast Guard tours, displays and games – all at no charge.  This event always has great live music and animal exhibits throughout the day.  Some of the past participants have included The Aquarium of the Pacific with its Aquarium on Wheels, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, George F Canyon Nature Center, Save the Manatee, National Marine Fisheries, Heal the Bay, Marine Mammal Care Center, South Bay Wildlife Rehab with their rescued hawks and raptors, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, California Native Plant Society, and Las Candalistas.  There will be multiple food booths on location to buy snacks throughout the day. In case of rain it will be moved to April 25, 2020.  Also, because of the recent corona virus activity, they recommend you call them at 310-544-5260 for updates to confirm the event.

To read my prior article on Whale of a Day click here.

There is free parking and even a shuttle to drive you to and from the event.  Park at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information call (310) 544-5260 (Point Vicente Interpretive Center).

Photo courtesy of the city of Rancho Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales February 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales February 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales February 2020 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to January.  37 Palos Verdes houses sold in February compared to the 40 homes sold in January and decreased slightly compared to the 38 homes that sold in February 2019.  There were 66 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in February which increased from the 43 homes pending in January.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in February (140) decreased slightly from the 141 homes for sale in January.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in February increased to $1,755,000 compared to $1,723,000 in January, and decreased from the $2,014,000 in February 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in February increased to $633 from January ($607).  Average days on market in February decreased to 51 days from 61 days in January.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 3.8 months in February for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.5 months in January. 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 139 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  100 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (45 homes have pending sales and 55 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 23 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 12 days of March.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.