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Mid May 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid May 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 22 days of May 2020 are 26 homes which is a decrease from the 32 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 22 days of April and a decrease from the first 22 days of May 2019 (46).  (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 May 1st to May 22rd is $2,002,646 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,923,985 for this same time period and an increase from $1,980,000 last May.

In May 2020 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $4,100,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and had 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 6,000 square feet on a 18,118 square foot lot.  This beautiful newly constructed home features ocean/golf/Catalina views, a gourmet kitchen, glass round elevator, 21 foot cascading water wall, and zero edge pool w/40 foot water wall.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold May 2020 to date for $1,200,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,133 square feet on a 7,076 square foot lot.

We currently have 124 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,130,000 in the Peninsula Center neighborhood to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from February 2019 through April 2020, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Photo of Lakeview Catalina Trail courtesy of Arvin Design

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 19, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 19, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on May 19, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 123 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,195,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $948,000) to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 34 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $309,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Linda D’Ambrosi & Sandra Callen’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 6332 Chartres Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,334 square foot home for $3,950,000. This beautiful 2019 custom Monaco home features ocean views, a professional chef’s kitchen, fine wine room, fabulous entry level master suite, elevator and large pool. Joe Alessi’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 709 Yarmouth Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,519 square foot home for $3,149,000. This lower Lunada Bay Italian Villa features peek-a-boo ocean views, gourmet kitchen w/center island, large family/recreation room, and spacious backyard.

     

George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 30339 Calle de Suenos, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,551 square foot home for $2,085,000.  This lovely Country Club home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, kitchen w/breakfast area, formal dining room, enormous rumpus room and large flat yard area. Becky Poe-Anderson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 81 Rockinghorse Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90274 (above right) is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,714 square foot home for $1,279,000. This meticulously updated Palos Verdes Drive East home features spectacular downtown/mountain/harbor views, kitchen w/eat-in area, den (3rd bedroom), zen like koi pond, and large salt water pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 12, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 12, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on May 12, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 123 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,130,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $919,000) to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 34 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Bill Ruth’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 62 E Crest Road E, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 10 bath, 7,896 square foot home for $6,800,000. This stunning contemporary Rolling Hills estate features a gourmet kitchen w/enormous center island, luxurious master suite, attached guest house, 4 stall barn, 4 car garage, and sparking pool/spa. Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l) 1604 Via Lazo, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,539 square foot home for $2,399,000. This charming Malaga Cove home features ocean views, spacious kitchen, large living room, cozy den, and large master suite.

     

Les Fishman & Virginia Butler’s (Coldwell Banker Realty) 1309 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,650 square foot home for $2,150,000. This recently remodeled contemporary Lunada Bay home features ocean views, sleek new kitchen, spacious master suite, and 2 family rooms. Tony Puma & Bill Davis’ (Palm Realty Boutique, Inc) 30441 Via Cambron, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,785 square foot home for 1,499,000. This stunning turn-key West Palos Verdes home features beautiful ocean/Catalina views, hardwood floors throughout, new kitchen w/eat in area, new baths, ocean view patio, and flat backyard grass area.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 5, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – May 5, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on May 5, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 131 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,130,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $949,999) to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

      

Clint Patterson’s (Berkshire Hathaway HomeService) 60 Sea Breeze Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,727 square foot home for $2,699,000.  This gorgeous remodeled one level Sea Breeze home features an updated gourmet kitchen, master retreat w/sitting area & spa-like bathroom, outdoor patio & cabana and pool/spa.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 3258 Parkhurst Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,000 square foot home for $2,499,000.  This striking one level Mid-Century Modern Palos Verdes Drive East home features unobstructed ocean/Catalina views, walls of glass, gourmet kitchen, oversized master suite, and sparkling pool/spa.

       

Kathy Tyndall & Rachel Martiens’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28620 Hazelridge Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,128 square foot home for $1,550,000.  This lovely Los Verdes home features ocean views, remodeled kitchen w/eating area,  master suite w/remodeled bath, park like yard, outdoor waterfall, and above ground spa. Wayne Chamberlain’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2808 Calle Aventura, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,530 square foot home for $1,175,000.  This beautiful Mid-Century El Prado Estates home features breathtaking ocean/Catalina views, upgraded kitchen w/island seating, upgraded baths, giant backyard area, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – April 28, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – April 28, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on April 28, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 139 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,130,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $949,888) to $18,999,000 in the city of Rolling Hills. There are 30 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Justin Miller’s (Beach City Brokers) 400 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,054 square foot home for $5,299,000.  This Spanish ranch style ocean front Malaga Cove home features full Queen’s necklace/ocean/city views, pristine kitchen w/large island, 2 living areas, master suite w/great walk-in closets and spa like bath.  Tatjana Chahine’s (West Shores Realty) 2116 Chelsea Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,795 square foot home for $3,686,000.  This brand new exquisitely built Lunada Bay Louie Tomaro custom home features top of the line kitchen, master w/large closet & amazing ocean views, 4 spacious bedrooms, and is walking distance to the ocean cliffs.

     

Mingli Wang’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 6968 Alta Vista Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,865 square foot home for $2,599,000.  This great Country Club home features central courtyard, contemporary kitchen, spacious entry room & detached guest house (w/2 of the bedrooms, bath, living room & kitchen), and lush gardens.  Becky Poe-Anderson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29 Harbor Sight Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,609 square foot home for $1,979,000.  This extensively remodeled Palos Verdes Drive North home features stainless Jenn-Air appliance kitchen, custom plantation shutters, updated saltwater pool, and permitted barn.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Homes Information – How to Disinfect Your Home in the Time of Coronavirus

I came across the following article that I want to share with Palos Verdes homes owners as it contains great information.

How to Disinfect Your Home in the Time of Coronavirus

By: Christina Hoffmann

Published: March 17, 2020

I came across the following article that I wanted to share with Palos Verdes homes owners as it has great information.

A bleach solution or rubbing alcohol is your best bet for keeping your home sanitized.

There’s everyday clean, guest clean, and then there’s COVID-19 clean.

To get down the absolute nitty gritty on how to disinfect your home, you’ll want your big guns: bleach, rubbing alcohol, and hot water.

The Best Disinfectants

For your high-touch surfaces, the Centers for Disease Control recommends a bleach solution diluted with water, or a 70% alcohol solution.

Follow this bleach recipe: 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water, or 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water.

Make sure to properly ventilate when disinfecting with bleach.

And check to see if your bleach has expired. Who knew it could? After about 9 months to a year, and if it smells less bleachy, it’s lost its disinfecting power. Time for a new jug.

Tip: Don’t mix bleach with anything other than water; otherwise, it could set off a dangerous chemical reaction. For instance, bleach + alcohol is a deadly combo.

How to disinfect your home if you don’t have bleach? Regular old rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol) works, so long as it’s at least 70% alcohol, according to the CDC. The alcohol concentration will be listed on the bottle. Rubbing alcohol you buy should already be diluted, unlike bleach.

Is There a Such a Thing as Too Much Disinfectant?

According to an EPA fact sheet, studies have found that using some disinfectant products can cause germs to become resistant.

The EPA has issued a list of disinfectants on the market that it believes are effective in killing COVID-19. Look for the EPA registration number on the product and check it against this list to ensure you have a match.

Erica Marie Hartman, an environmental microbiologist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., whose research focuses on resistance, confirms soap, bleach, and alcohol are your best bets.

What about the various disinfecting wipes on the market (at least if you can find them)? Hartman says the active ingredient in many of those is an ammonium compound, which could become resistant to viruses over time.

Surfaces That Need Your Attention

With your preferred disinfectant, wipe down high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, remotes, banisters, toilets, sinks, and faucets daily or more often, if someone in your home is sick.

Contact time is another key aspect of surface sanitizing. “Disinfection isn’t instantaneous,” says Hartman. [For a bleach solution], you want to leave it on the surface for 10 minutes before wiping it off. ”

By the way, new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies, shows that at least some coronavirus can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

But a report in “The Washington Post” notes that the most likely period for infection from the virus on surfaces is in the first 10 minutes to one or two hours.

Not All Floors Can Handle Bleach

For your nonporous floors, like those in the bathroom, the CDC recommends mopping with the bleach solution.

Avoid bleach on hardwood and other porous floors because of staining. Instead, use a disinfecting wet mop cloth without bleach.

Cleaning Isn’t Disinfecting

From the you-might-be-surprised files: Disinfecting with bleach isn’t actually cleaning. If you also need to clean your countertops of dirt and grime, do that first with soap and water. Then use the bleach solution or rubbing alcohol to combat the virus.

Killing Microbes on Clothes

Most washing machines today do a bang-up job on dirty clothes with cold water, which is best for energy savings. But, and especially if you have a sick person in your house, the hot-water setting followed by a high-heat dry for about a ½ hour to 45 minutes is best for virus eradication.

Don’t forget about your laundry hamper. Wipe it down like you would other surfaces. You can also use a reusable liner bag, which you can launder with the clothes.

What If I’m Selling My House, and Inviting More Germs In?

How to disinfect your home when it’s for sale? Virtual showings and tours are the ideal, and your agent can set those up.

However, if there’s a need to have someone come in, talk to your agent who will work with you to establish a hygienic protocol, including requiring visitors to wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when they arrive, and to remove shoes or wear booties before entering. Removing shoes not only reduces dirt coming in, but potentially germs.

In addition, many agents are eliminating open houses.

After any showings, practice your surface wipe-down routine.

Finally, when you work with disinfectants, practice some self care. “Alcohol and bleach can be very aggressive on your skin, so wearing rubber gloves can help protect your hands,” Hartman says.

“Visit HouseLogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic.com with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.”

Mid April 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid April 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 23 days of April 2020 are 32 homes which is a decrease from the 36 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 23 days of March and a decrease from the first 23 days of April 2019 (34).  (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 April 1st to April 23rd is $1,930,673 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $2,042,636 for this same time period and a decrease from $2,042,990 last April.

In April 2020 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $3,500,000 and is located in the Lunada Bay neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and had 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 3,495 square feet on a 8,640 square foot lot.  This beautiful newly constructed home features a luxurious chef’s kitchen, fabulous master suite, vaulted ceilings, elevator, wine cellar, outdoor kitchen, and resort-like pool & spa.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold April 2020 to date for $1,125,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood of Rolling Hills Estates and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,661 square feet on a 23,034 square foot lot.

We currently have 143 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,130,000 in the Peninsula Center neighborhood to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from January 2019 through March 2020, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Photo of Palos Verdes mustard fields courtesy of Arvin Design

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – April 21, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – April 21, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on April 21, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 146 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,130,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $919,000) to $18,999,000 in the city of Rolling Hills. There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes listings are:

       

Joyce Yang’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 22 San Clemente Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,038 square foot home for $2,299,900.  This beautiful single level “Island View” home features a remodeled kitchen w/island & breakfast area, large family room, master bedroom with his/her closets, pool/spa & direct access to community park w/tennis courts.  Paul Marcelino’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 27512 Warrior Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,800 square foot home for $1,799,888.  This extensively remodeled Peninsula Center home features big city views, custom kitchen, giant great room, large patio and Zen gardens.

Frank Fountain & Heidi-Agid-Mackenback’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 27643 Conestoga Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,512 square foot home for $1,249,000.  This charming Mid-Century “Larga Vista” neighborhood home features city/mountain views,  vaulted open ceilings, remodeled kitchen, and detached 454 sq.ft. studio w/bath.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes Listings – April 14, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes Listings – April 14, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on April 14, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 147 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,099,500 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $925,000) to $18,999,000 in the city of Rolling Hills. There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $324,900 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes listings are:

     

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2317 Via Acalones, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274  (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,317 square foot home for $5,499,000.  This incredible 2015 Monte Malaga home features panoramic ocean/coastline/city views, gourmet kitchen, stunning master suite w/luxurious bath, elevator and saltwater pool/spa.  Gayle Probst’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2964 Via Alvarado, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,350 square foot home for $2,149,000.  This beautiful one level Lunada Bay home features spellbinding ocean/Catalina views, gorgeous floors & high beamed ceilings, remodeled kitchen w/breakfast bar and family room.

       

Scott Niles & Sean Haghi’s (Elements Real Estate) 40 Avenida Corona, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,784 square foot home for $1,450,000.  This retreat style Palos Verdes Drive East property features forever views from Newport Beach/city/mountains, large kitchen, 2 master bedrooms, and incredibly spacious family room.  Mark Stoll’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 5132 Willow Wood Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 square foot home for $1,298,000.  This contemporary ranch-style Rollingwood home features city/harbor views, professional kitchen, separate master suite and converted garage play room.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Property Tax Payments Are Due By April 10, 2020!

Palos Verdes Property Tax Payments Are Due By April 10, 2020!

 

Palos Verdes homes owners need to be aware that even though some have been able to get our house payments adjusted during this pandamic time, our property tax bills have not been extended and are still due.  If your tax payment are impounded with your home loan, they should have been paid for you.  Everyone else must pay their property taxes now.

This is just a friendly reminder that you only have until Friday, April 10, 2020, to get them paid without penalty.  According to the Tax Assessor, if paid after the second Property Tax installment deadline of April 10, there will be a 10% penalty plus $23.00 cost is added to your amount due.

Garden clock is located at the Promenade on the Peninsula