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Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales June 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales June 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales June 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to May.  54 Palos Verdes houses sold in June compared to the 31 homes sold in May and decreased compared to the 60 homes that sold in June 2019.  There were 72 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in June which increased from the 56 homes pending in May.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in June (154) increased from the 132 homes for sale in May.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in June decreased to $1,748,000 compared to $1,789,000 in May, and decreased from the $1,823,000 in June 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in June increased to $653 from $606 in May.  Average days on market in June was 53 days which decreased from the 63 days in May.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 2.5 months in June for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 4.3 months in May. 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 142 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  116 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (48 homes have pending sales and 68 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 11 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of June with an average sales price of $2,000,455.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Mid June 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid June 2020 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 22 days of June 2020 are 37 homes which is a increase from the 26 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 22 days of May and a decrease from the first 22 days of June 2019 (40).  (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 June 1st to June 22rd is $1,715,749 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $2,002,646 for this same time period and a decrease from $1,928,493 last June.

In June 2020 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $4,200,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and had 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,159 square feet on a 23,271 square foot lot.  This gorgeous newly constructed home features panoramic ocean/Queen’s Necklace, city/harbor views, double kitchens (one on each floor), large entertaining barbecue kitchen, a workout gym suite, and infinity pool.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold June 2020 to date for $1,200,000 and is located in the Valmonte neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,559 square feet on a 6,679 square foot lot.

We currently have 142 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,050,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood to $18,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from March 2019 through May 2020, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Photo of Lakeview Catalina Trail courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales May 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales May 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales May 2020 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to April.  31 Palos Verdes houses sold in May compared to the 40 homes sold in April and decreased compared to the 65 homes that sold in May 2019.  There were 57 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in May which decreased from the 79 homes pending in April.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in May (132) decreased from the 141 homes for sale in April.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in May decreased to $1,789,000 compared to $1,993,000 in April, and decreased from the $1,908,000 in May 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in May is exactly the same ($606) as April.  Average days on market in May was 63 days which increased from the 37 days in April.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 4.3 months in May for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.8 months in April. 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 131 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  79 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (32 homes have pending sales and 47 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 15 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of May with an average sales price of $1,941,667.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

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

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales April 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to March.  50 Palos Verdes houses sold in April compared to the 48 homes sold in March and increased compared to the 48 homes that sold in April 2019.  There were 42 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in April which is exactly the same as the 42 homes pending in March.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in April (141) was slightly higher than the 140 homes for sale in March.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in April decreased to $1,938,000 compared to $1,983,000 in March, and increased from the $1,888,000 in April 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in April decreased to $602 from March ($655).  Average days on market in April was 38 days which decreased from the 52 days in March.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 2.8 months in April for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.9 months in March. 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 130 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  62 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (26 homes have pending sales and 36 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 9 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of May.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

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

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales March 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales March 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales March 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to February.  47 Palos Verdes houses sold in March compared to the 37 homes sold in February and decreased compared to the 57 homes that sold in March 2019.  There were 67 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in March which increased from the 56 homes pending in February.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in March (140) was exactly the same as the 140 homes for sale in February.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in March increased to $1,994,000 compared to $1,755,000 in February, and decreased from the $1,718,000 in March 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in March increased to $664 from February ($633).  Average days on market in March was 51 days which was exactly the same as 51 days in February.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 3 months in March for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.8 months in February. 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 141 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  59 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (29 homes have pending sales and 30 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 18 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of April with an average sales price of $1,921,919.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

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 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.