Palos Verdes Garden Concerts Welcome Back Christmas Music!

Palos Verdes Garden Concerts Welcome Back Christmas Music!

 

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., St Luke’s Presbyterian Church will be presenting their lovely Christmas Music Concert.  This well known and much loved Pacific Bells Handbell Ensemble will be playing a wonderful concert of Christmas music favorites at St. Luke’s.  The performance this year will be held in the sctuaary, outdoor seating on the patio will also be available.  This is a great time to get into the holiday season with an enjoyable holiday concert.

This fabulous event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by emailing the office at stlukespresbyterian@outlook.com, or call (310) 377-2825 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and no later than Thursday, December 16, 2021. Masks are required.

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 Home Sales Country Club Neighborhood 1st Half 2021

Palos Verdes Home Sales Country Club Neighborhood 1st Half 2021

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Country Club neighborhood for the first half of 2021 increased to 16 single family homes sold in 2021 compared to 14 in 2020.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in the first half of 2021 increased to $685 from $574 in 2020, an 19.3% increase.  Average sales price for Country Club Palos Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2021 increased to $2,543,865 in 2021 compared to $1,921,179 in 2020.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Country Club was $3,910,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Country Club neighborhood was $1,451,605.

Currently, the Country Club neighborhood has 4 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 3 single family homes for sale starting at $3,495,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 5,313 square foot home to $3,800,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,867 square foot home. There is 1 condo for sale for $729,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,068 square foot condo.

For background and history on the Country Club neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 171, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of Los Verdes Golf Course courtesy of American Golf Corporation

Local South Bay Area 2021 Holiday Events Happening Now!

Local South Bay Area 2021 Holiday Events Happening Now!

Palos Verdes home owners are getting ready for the 2021 holiday season.  Here are some of the fun events that our neighboring cities are hosting.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center will be presenting their 38th annual “Holiday Festival” beginning Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and running through Sunday, December 5, 2021. The Festival will feature decorated trees and a holiday celebration that includes a food court, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a large Holiday gift section.  Many trees are decorated with a different theme and will be sold with the proceeds going to the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute. The “Holiday Festival” is located in the parking lot under the big white tent adjacent to the hospital on Skypark & Medical Center Drives.  The public can view the trees and boutique today from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person and free for children under 3 years old. In addition to the Holiday Tree Festival, there is a Fashion Show & Festival Gala.  Additional information is available at www.torrancememorial.org/HolidayFestival, or call (310) 517-4703.  The Hospital is located at 3330 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance.

In Riviera Village, the annual “Riviera Village Holiday Stroll” will take place today, Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This is a great event for all ages with a parade featuring Santa who will be making an appearance around 5:50 p.m., and will be available for photos.  The stores will be bringing out their festive wares and treats and you will definitely feel the holiday cheer.  The Stroll takes place on Catalina Avenue and Avenue I in Redondo Beach.

To read my prior article on South Bay Area Holiday Events click here.

Photo courtesy of the Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 30, 2021  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 30, 2021 

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on November 30, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 53 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,449,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $995,000) to $18,950,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 13 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $399,000 and $2,750,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Jerry & Audrey Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4306 Dauntless Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,872 square foot home for $1,799,900. This lavishly remodeled Seaview dream home features ocean views, custom kitchen, spacious owners retreat w/private sitting area, and massive backyard w/covered patio. Gayle Probst (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Fran Baldwin’s (Excel Funding Real Estate Services, Inc) 3554 Lariat Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,267 square foot home for $1,795,000. This quiet cul-de-sac Palos Verdes Drive North home features a huge lot, horse property location, and needs a little updating.

George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 5833 Finecrest Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,890 square foot home for $1,597,000. This meticulously cared for one level Silver Spur home features city light views, kitchen w/breakfast counter, dining area, and large backyard w/patio areas.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Peninsula Annual Parade of Lights Returns!

Palos Verdes Peninsula Annual Parade of Lights Returns!

 

 

Palos Verdes homes owners are looking forward to the annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This holiday tradition is back this year with festive floats and cheerful participants parading through the commercial district along Silver Spur Road to Roxcove Drive, to Deep Valley Drive and concluding on Drybank Drive.

This year’s Grand Marshall is MLB World Series Champion and pitcher Kenley Jansen. He is a professional baseball player born in the island country of Curacao. He has been a resident of the Palos Verdes Peninsula since 2017. Kenley was named the National League Reliever of the Year (2020) and three time MLB All Star (2016-18).

Also featured are retired Rolling Hills Estates Councilmember and Mayor, Judith Mitchell, as Hometown Marshal, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year, our local First Responders which include Los Angeles Country Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s , Palos Verdes Estates Police Department and local hospital representatives from Torrance Memorial, Little Company and Kaiser Permanente.

The parade will showcase community and civic groups, school and youth organizations, marching bands, drill teams, equestrian units, and local businesses; others are encouraged to participate in the parade. Also as always, Santa will be joining in on the fun.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

Palos Verdes Home Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 1st Half 2021

Palos Verdes Home Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 1st Half 2021

Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

Palos Verdes homes sales in the West Palos Verdes neighborhood for the first half of 2021 increased to 16 single family homes sold in 2021 compared to 5 in 2020.  Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes houses that sold in the first half of 2021 increased to $815 from $659 in 2020, a 23.7 % increase.  Average sales price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2021 increased to $2,569,424 in 2021 compared to $1,638,700 in 2020.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in West Palos Verdes was $6,585,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the West Palos Verdes neighborhood was $1,300,000.

Currently, the West Palos Verdes neighborhood has 3 Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,960,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,540 square foot home, to $10,800,000 for a 6 bedroom/10 bath, 8,313 square foot home.  There are no  condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the West Palos Verdes neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 170, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the West Palos Verdes neighborhood and 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

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 23, 2021  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 23, 2021 

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on November 23, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 52 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,449,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,224,900) to $18,950,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 11 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $615,000 and $2,900,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Brita McGee’s (Coldwell Banker Realty) 4628 Sugarhill Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,481 square foot home for $2,695,000. This one level California Ranch Masongate home features cook’s delight kitchen w/eat-in area, family room, large paneled library/office, formal dining area and owner’s retreat w/outdoor patio. Stephen Haw’s 6853 Vallon Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom 4 bath 3,470 square foot home for $2,750,000. This extensively remodeled Country Club home features a brand new 750 square foot ADU, a modern kitchen w/large center island, spacious primary suite w/golf course view, and a sparkling pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Little League 2021 Registration Is Open!

Palos Verdes Little League 2021 Registration Is Open!

 

Palos Verdes home owners can now sign up their children to play in the local Little League Spring 2022 season as registration is open. Palos Verdes Little League is committed to its player safety and has improved the fields with higher fencing, safety nets, and fixed potentially dangerous lips at main game fields.  Important news for the league came out in 2018, that Little League Baseball® requires that all bats adhere to the new USA Baseball Standard.  No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity.

Palos Verdes Little League is committed to the health and safety of players. In 2018, PVLL instituted a new arm health program designed to bring attention to the pitfalls of overuse injuries as well as offering a program to help strengthen the arm as players develop.  To support this program, PVLL has partnered with the varsity coach at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School to develop instructional videos that provide an optional strength and flexibility program.  As with any new exercise program, you should consult your doctor if you have any concerns.  On the playing field during practices and before games, these programs will be available to the players.

Palos Verdes Peninsula is divided into 4 separate Little League divisions. The boundaries are determined by your property address.  However, if you live outside of a league’s boundary, but attend school within their boundary, you are allowed to register with that league.  Registration for the 2021 Spring season opened on November 1, 2021, and will remain open until December 31, 2021.

To register, enter your login ID and password. After entering your child’s birth date, a league age will be calculated and the division that he or she is eligible to play in will open for registration.  It will automatically assign you to a division based on your child’s age, but you have the option to have them play in a lower division. Registration cost is as follows: Major, Intermediate & Minor are $395, and Farm & T-Ball are $295.

Divisions available by league age are:  Tee Ball for ages 4–6, Farm division ages 6-7, Minor division ages 8–9, Intermediate division ages 10–11, and Major division ages 11-12.   If you are requesting to play up a division, that will be determined by the draft (therefore by the managers in the division).

For more information or to start the registration process go to http://www.pvlittleleague.com/home.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Little League click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Little League

Mid November 2021 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid November 2021 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 19 days of November 2021 are 48 homes which is an increase from the 33 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 19 days of October and an increase from the first 19 days of November 2020 (45).  (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 November 1st to date is $2,451,197 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $2,596,042 for this same time period and an increase from $1,933,519 last November.

In November 2021 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $7,300,000 and is located in Monte Malaga and had 4 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 7,800 square feet on a 42,274 square foot lot.  This fabulous one level California Cape Cod style home features expansive city lights/mountain views, sumptuous owner’s suite, gourmet kitchen, office, gym, wine cellar, theater, salt water pool & spa, and pool house,  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold November 1, 2021 to date for $1,479,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,479 square feet on a 10,784 square foot lot.

We currently have 57 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,449,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood to $18,950,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from August 2020 through October 2021, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on mid October 2021 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Above photo of Roessler Gazebo, Palos Verdes Estates