Favorite Palos Verdes Homes August 16, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes August 16, 2022  

My favorite listings on August 16, 2022. We currently have 124 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $925,000) to $17,999,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 19 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $569,950 and $1,350,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

     

Patrick Lademan (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Rebecca Bond’s (Beach City Brokers) 1 Pinto Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,233 square foot home for $4,650,000. This beautiful custom built Rolling Hills home features ocean/Catalina/canyon views, chef’s kitchen w/massive island & walk-in pantry, large primary suite w/vaulted ceilings & attached bonus room, salt water rock pool w/slide/waterfalls, and paddle tennis/pickle ball court.  Steven Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 8 Roanwood Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,345 square foot home for $3,798,000. This custom remodeled Palos Verdes Drive North English farmhouse features a large great room, family style eat-in kitchen, large primary suite, and large rock pool w/slide & spa.

     

Gabrielle Herendeen’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30035 Avenida Elegante, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,416 square foot home for $3,400,000. This stunning Country Club golf course estate features sweeping 7th fairway golf course views, family room w/wine bar, kitchen w/island & butler’s pantry, upstairs large bonus room, primary suite w/office, and saltwater pool.  Jerry Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5 Via Subida, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,451 square foot home for $1,995,000. This lovely Palos Verdes Drive East home features postcard ocean/harbor views, spacious floor plan, open kitchen w/large island, huge primary bedroom, all bathrooms updated, viewing deck and pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling Hills Estates 65th Annual City Celebration!

Rolling Hills Estates 65th Annual City Celebration!

 

Palos Verdes home owners appreciate local activities to enjoy with their families.  On Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the City of Rolling Hills Estates will celebrate 65 years of incorporation.  This event will take place at the Empty Saddle Club with free admission and visitors are able to join in hay rides, pony rides, petting zoos, stickers and stick races. There will also be equestrian competitions and a poker chip ride available for equestrians.

You will be able to purchase food from vendors while enjoying the equestrian activities that will entertain the crowd. The events fundraising will go towards the Pepper Tree Foundation which helps to maintain local parks and open spaces with trees, benches and green care.  For more information click here, or call Rosa Pinuelas, Community Services Coordinator at (310) 377-1577 ext. 109.

The Empty Saddle Club is located at 39 Empty Saddle Lane, Rolling Hills Estates.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

Malaga Cove 2022 Art Shows Have Returned!

Malaga Cove 2022 Art Shows Have Returned!

 

At Malaga Cove Art Shows, Palos Verdes homes owners can meet with local artists and art collectors in a family friendly outdoor environment.  The next show will be on Saturday, August 20th, and Sunday, August 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The show will then return on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, and Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9, 2022, during the same hours.

The Palos Verdes Art Center invites the community to meet with talented local artists from seven different art groups affiliated with the Center.  These groups are Artists Open Group (AOG), Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Pacific Arts Group, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists (PADA), Third Dimension, and The Artists’ Studio (TAS).  These artists will be exhibiting not only paintings, but also photographs, ceramic goods, jewelry, wearable art and more.  This is all made possible by the support of the City of Palos Verdes Estates.  The shows have been a tradition in the community for over 80 years.

Malaga Cove Plaza is located on Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Corta and Via Chico in Palos Verdes Estates.  While there, you can take in the historical architecture and landmarks, visit the local gift shop, and enjoy lunch at one of the two local restaurants in the Plaza.

To read my prior article on the Malaga Cove Plaza Art Shows click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Palos Verdes Homes Sales July 2022

Palos Verdes Homes Sales July 2022

Palos Verdes real estate sales July 2022 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to June.  43 Palos Verdes houses sold in July compared to 70 homes in June and decreased compared to the 84 homes that sold in July 2021.  There were 54 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in July which increased from the 45 homes pending in June.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in July (122) increased from the 91 homes for sale in June.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in July decreased to $2,799,000 compared to $3,029,000 in June, and increased from the $2,482,000 in July 2021.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in July decreased to $926 from $982 in June.  Average days on market in July was 22 days which increased from 14 days in June.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) was 2.8 months in July which increased from 1.3 months in June 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 still lower indicating the continuing demand for Palos Verdes homes. Inventory of Palos Verdes homes for sale has increased dramatically in the last two months. Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 124 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  60 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (34 homes have pending sales and 26 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 22 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of August.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes August 9, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes August 9, 2022  

My favorite listings on August 9, 2022. We currently have 126 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,199,999 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $925,000) to $17,999,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 21 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $525,000 and $1,350,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

     

Mingli Wang’s (Realty One Group United) 5325 Bayridge Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,091 square foot home for $5,380,000. This newly constructed contemporary Silver Spur home features unobstructed ocean/Queen’s necklace/Malibu/PV Golf course views, walls of glass throughout, ultra modern kitchen w/separate Chinese kitchen, and huge primary suite w/viewing deck. Cheryl Rau’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30419 Rhone Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,000 square foot home for $3,100,000. This gorgeous Country Club home features spectacular ocean/Catalina views, remodeled kitchen w/eating area, ocean view dining room & large formal living room, and big backyard w/pool.

     

George Harris’ (Harris Realty) 66 Sea Breeze Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3, 365 square foot home for $2,995,000. This elegant one level “Sea Breeze” community home features a gourmet kitchen w/island & butler’s pantry, spacious primary suite w/study & fireplace, family room w/custom cabinetry, and huge park like yard. Azniv Goenjian’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28737 Shire Oaks Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,940 square foot home for $2,699,000. This spacious Crest home features breathtaking sweeping ocean/Catalina views, primary suite w/sitting room, hardwood floors, large separate family room, and in-ground spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

 

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes 64th Annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show

Palos Verdes 64th Annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show

Palos Verdes homes owners are invited to enjoy the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show held at Ernie Howlett Park, beginning on Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 11, 2022. This is the 64th year that this A-rated event offers three full days of a wide variety of special equestrian events.  Activities will be scheduled in both riding rings including the prestigious Pacific Coast Horse Association Horsemanship Medal Finals for riders 14 and under, 18 to 34, and the PCHA Victor Hugo Vidal Adult Horsemanship Class for riders 35 and over.  In addition, the $10,000 Harman Family Jr-A/O Jumper Classic and the $15,000 Seahorse Open Jumper Classic promise to challenge some of the West Coast’s finest Jumper riders over a difficult and exciting course.

This show is the most popular three day event of its kind in the Western United States.  Palos Verdes residents will enjoy the feel of an old fashioned hometown fair with food booths, boutiques, puppet shows, pony rides, animal shows, games, moon bounce and face painting. The Children’s Area is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday & Sunday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  This event is sponsored by The Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital to benefit The Associates Chair in Endocrinology and The Associates Chair in Transplant Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Riding events will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day.  On Friday admission is free all day, but on Saturday and Sunday, general admission will be $5 and children under 12 are free.  Parking is free and is located directly across from the event, with free shuttle services.  You can also reserve ringside tables.  Each day’s special event schedule and shows can be found at www.pcch.net, or call (310)-318-8258.

There is a special Saturday Night Supper with entertainment. The Supper goes from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $90 if purchased by August 24, and $100 if purchased after August 24, 2022. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for Saturday Night Supper.

To view my prior article on the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show click here.

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

Palos Verdes Home Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes Home Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

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Palos Verdes homes sales in the Monte Malaga neighborhood for the first half of 2022 decreased to 16 single family homes sold in 2022 compared to 26 in 2021.  Price per square foot for Monte Malaga houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $1,091 from $854 in 2021, a 27.7% increase.  Average sales price for Monte Malaga homes sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $4,580,188 in 2022 compared to $3,216,856 in 2021.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Monte Malaga neighborhood was $8,800,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Monte Malaga neighborhood was $1,950,000.

Currently, the Monte Malaga neighborhood has 13 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 13 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $3,295,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 3,268 square foot home, to $17,000,00 for a 6 bedroom/7 bath, 11,042 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Monte Malaga Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 162, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of Queen’s Necklace view from Monte Malaga courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up August 20, 2022

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up August 20, 2022

Palos Verdes Estates Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up will take place on August 20, 2022.  In order to have your items picked up they must be curbside by 6:00 a.m.  Since many of us have been doing lots of cleaning during the  summer months, this is a great opportunity to get rid of our extras.  The City’s waste hauler will pick up furniture, appliances, water heaters, refrigerators (doors 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 August 20, 2022, you can also dispose of E-Waste items such as  TV’s, printers, DVD players, computers, 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.

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, 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

Palos Verdes Home Sales Lunada Bay/Margate Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes Home Sales Lunada Bay/Margate Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Ocean view from Lunada Bay neighborhood, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood for the first half of 2022 stayed the same with 33 single family homes sold in 2022 and in 2021. Price per square foot for Lunada Bay/Margate houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $1,116 from $807 in 2021, a 38.3% increase.  Average sales price for Lunada Bay/Margate homes sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $4,010,839 in 2022 compared to $2,477,787 in 2021.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood was $17,150,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood was $1,775,000.

Currently, the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood has 16 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 15 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,999,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 2,284 square foot home, to $4,500,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 3,000 square foot home.  There is 1 condo for sale for $949,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,171 square foot condo.

For background and history on the Lunada Bay/Margate Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 160, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of ocean/coastline views from Lunada Bay neighborhood courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Library District August 2022 Activities!

Palos Verdes Library District August 2022 Activities!

Palos Verdes homes owners are happy that the Palos Verdes Library District has expanded its activities. Below are just a few of the opportunities that will take place in August 2022.

Summer Read-a-Palooza continues in August!

Summer is winding down, but you can still join in the Summer Read-a-Palooza. Just drop by any library to pick up a game sheet. Its easy and fun, and there’s still plenty of time to read, try awesome activities and collect all new iron on souvenir patches.

Creation Station August 2, 2022, at Peninsula Center

Drop by the Community room anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., and the library will provide all sorts of art materials, but you must provide the imagination. You get to decide, create and enjoy the process of creation, so that you can make anything. This is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Out of this World, August 4, 2022, at Malaga Cove

Here you can explore space, in the library at this fun drop-in program. Come anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. for out of this world activities, crafts, and extraterrestrial fun. This is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Rooftop Movie: Troop Beverly Hills

On Friday, August 5, 2022, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Rooftop, join the fun for an outdoor screening of “Troop Beverly Hills” (1989) starring Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson and Mary Gross. This movie is perfect for the whole family. Chairs will be available but feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs and snacks. Recommended for all ages.

Comic Hero Quote by Chris C.

Art in Our Library is pleased to present “Comic Hero Quote” from August 5 to September 9, 2022, at the Peninsula Center Library. “I’ve always loved comics and how they can inspire young and old. The process of creating this art brings me back to childhood and helps me remember the excitement of seeing all my heroes on brightly colored comic strips. Fusing the comics with bold and motivating ideas just seemed natural, and so fun to design. You are your own hero!” – Chris C.

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 online through 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 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

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you can enjoy the sounds of The Sam Graham Trio (Jazz concert) in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. Drawing on an extensive repertoire of jazz standards, The Sam Graham Trio also explores roots in pop and rock music with innovative and surprising adaptions of unexpected songs. This is “Jazz for Moderns.”

Art Exhibition Featuring Raphaele Cohen-Bacry

This exhibit is currently taking place and goes through Monday, August 29, 2022, at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery Exhibit Area. Raphaele is a painter and a mixed media artist. She was born and raised in Paris, France, where she studied painting and printmaking while completing her Doctorate in pharmacology and a degree in performing arts. She worked in her Parisian studio for several years, spending time in NYC to work with other artists. She moved permanently to the United States in 2003 and shows her work all around the country.

Peninsula Library Book Club
The Peninsula Library Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Purcell Meeting Room. This month on August 2, 2022, they will be discussing Page Against the Machine. All are welcome to join.
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. Each month they will read and discuss a single novel. On August 6, 2022, they will be discussing The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

Miraleste Virtual Book Club

The Miraleste Virtual Book Club is on the second Saturday of every month. (August 13, 2022) 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