Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – October 13, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – October 13, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on October 13, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 119 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,295,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $929,000) to $22,295,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $499,000 and $1,945,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

       

Suzanne Dyer’s (Berkshire Hathaway Home Service) 5 Lower Blackwater Canyon Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 8 bedroom, 10 bath, 8,000 square foot home for $7,499,000. This magnificent custom Rolling Hills estate features outstanding panoramic city lights views, huge master suite, spacious kitchen, home theater, wine cellar, guest house and pool/spa w/waterslide on 5.3 acre lot. Lynn Lord’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5367 Valley View Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,578 square foot home for $2,495,000. This impressive Countryside home features a generous sized kitchen w/center island & breakfast area, palatial master w/spa-like bath, private office and pool.

     

Steve Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 4037 Via Solano, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,912 square foot home for $1,728,000. This charming Valmonte home features gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, 2 bedrooms w/lofts, huge outdoor deck, and additional large bonus room.  Kim Hall & Michele Nelson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28003 Hazelridge Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275, (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,143 square foot home for $1,500,000. This lovely split level Los Verdes home features ocean/Catalina views, updated kitchen w/office space, family room, and new redwood trex deck.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Skechers 2020 Virtual Friendship Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation 

Skechers 2020 Virtual Friendship Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation 

Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy and support a virtual friendship walk for the Peninsula Education Foundation, which is seeking donations to support our local Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State.  However, State support has declined since 2007-08.  The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation.  This year the foundation will be celebrating their 41 year anniversary, and much has changed this year due to the Coronavirus. However, the income from the Peninsula Education Foundation is still greatly needed since it has allowed PVPUSD to continue providing students the programs and services needed for their success in college and/or the workplace.

This year the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk will be going virtual. At this year’s event, Skechers will be live streaming on YouTube and on the official Skechers friendship walk website on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.. Last year our district had over 33,500 registered walkers which resulted in a check to PEF for more than $257,000 that went toward the annual pledge to support our schools. Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to support our schools by registering for The Pier To Pier Virtual Friendship Walk.  To register, go to www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com and click DONATE. Sign up for your school’s team and remember to select Peninsula Education Foundation as the charity you support.

In prior years, a large portion of the pledge money has been allocated to saving teachers’ jobs, with the remaining pledge balance supporting elementary choral and instrumental music, library aides, PE for grades K- 5, STEM for elementary grades 4-5, intermediate & high school safe schools counselors, College Career Center staff and STEM programs for robotics and engineering called PVIT and SMERT.  The PEF Board voted to allocate funding for the development of a digital citizenship program at the intermediate level and the creation of Parent University to provide technology training and resources to access important district and student information/resources.

Please register your entire family to join the fun while supporting PEF and our schools.  This is a win-win.  Our Palos Verdes schools will receive additional funding and you and your family can enjoy a virtual Friendship Walk along the beach!

To read my last article on Skechers Friendship Walk click here.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Education Foundation

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales September 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales September 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales September 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to August.  79 Palos Verdes houses sold in September compared to the 75 homes sold in August and increased compared to the 54 homes that sold in September 2019.  There were 87 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in September which increased from the 80homes pending in August.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in September (119) decreased from the 127 homes for sale in August.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in September increased to $2,388,000 compared to $2,024,000 in August, and increased from the $1,660,000 in September 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in September increased to $751 from $691 in August.  Average days on market in September was 32 days which decreased from the 49 days in August.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 1.5 months in September for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 1.7 months in August.  It has not been this low in recent memory!  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 120 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  116 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (72 homes have pending sales and 44 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 15 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 9 days of October with an average sales price of $2,561,559.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For November 14, 2020!

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up Scheduled For November 14, 2020!

Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up will take place on November 14, 2020.   All of your items must be  curbside by 6:00 a.m.  Many of us did a lot of cleaning during the “Stay at Home” order, so this is a great opportunity to get rid of our extras.  The City’s waste hauler will pick up furniture, appliances, water heaters, refrigerators (compressors 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 November 14th, you can also dispose of E-Waste items such as  TV’s, printers, DVD players, computers and 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.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has rescheduled their Household Hazards & Electronic Waste Disposal to the fall of 2020.

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 New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – October 6, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – October 6, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on October 6, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 125 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,900 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $929,000) to $22,295,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $499,000 and $1,945,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Jason Buck’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5 Via Del Cielo, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 8 bath, 8,179 square foot home for $7,490,000. This exquisite Oceanfront Estates home features gorgeous ocean/Catalina/Malibu mountain views, massive chef’s kitchen w/breakfast room, grand master suite, music studio, and pool/spa. Debbie Allen’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 7 E Pomegranate Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 2,254 square foot home for $2,598,000. This completely renovated Palos Verdes Drive South home features 270 degrees of spectacular unobstructed views from Catalina Island to water’s edge below, gourmet kitchen, office, master suite w/2 walk-in closets, and expansive viewing decks.

     

Claire & Jack Gillespie’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 3928 Via Solano, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,816 square foot home for $2,299,000. This captivating Valmonte craftsman features great curb appeal, sparkling chef’s kitchen w/eat-in area, dreamy master suite w/spa like bath, hardwood floors, and outdoor entertaining areas. Jackie Wang-Dojiri’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 973 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,067 square foot condominium for $925,000. This centrally located Peninsula Center condo features a gourmet kitchen, master suite w/spacious balcony, German oak hardwood floors, and plantation shutters.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Home Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Home Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes homes sales in the city of Rolling Hills for the first half of 2020 increased to 14 single family homes sold in 2020 compared to 9 in 2019.  Price per square foot for Rolling Hills houses that sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $727 from $1,022 in 2019, a 28.8% decrease.  Average sales price for Rolling Hills homes sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $3,196,362 in 2020 compared to $4,475,988 in 2019.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the city of Rolling Hills was $5,285,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the city of Rolling Hills was $1,525,000.

Currently, the city of Rolling Hills has 12 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 12 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,895,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 3,122 square foot home, to $16,500,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 6,752 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes  in this area.

For background and history on the city of Rolling Hills Multiple Listing Area 166, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the city of Rolling Hills and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills

Palos Verdes Children Fun Online Virtual “Faery Hunt”

Palos Verdes Children Fun Online Virtual “Faery Hunt”

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Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity for their children to experience a virtual Faery Hunt while staying at home. Faery Hunt has been named the “Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles” by Nickelodeon. They created Faeryland by using their magic with original stories, dancing and songs that will inspire the child in all of us. These performances are usually shown outdoors, but they also have library performances where children can come dressed as their favorite fairy, princess or super hero. This is also a great way to celebrate a birthday or special event for your child.

As we are encouraged to socially distance this year, they have started new virtual shows for children to enjoy. On Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2020 they will be presenting “A Faery Hunt’s Auntie Angelica’s Fairy Garden.” On Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2020, they will be presenting “A Faery Hunt’s King of the Fairies.” On Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, 2020, they will be presenting “A Faery Hunt’s Auntie Angelica’s Fairy Garden.” The show times are 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The cost for these shows is $5 and you can purchase tickets by clicking here.

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, they will be presenting “A Faery Hunt Show and Fairy Halloween Party” at 10:30 a.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some silly Halloween fun in Faeryland. You will be able to join a Fairy Hunt with an enchanted recorded performance of ‘The Missing Fairy Light” which is filmed in the enchanted forest. After the show there will be a Faery Fun Zoom Halloween Party where you can expect storytelling, music, games and lots of fun. The cost for this show is $15, and you can purchase tickets by clicking here.

To read more about this creative children’s theater, go to https://afaeryhunt.com.

Photos courtesy of a Faery Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – September 29, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – September 29, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on September 29, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 120 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,295,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $969,900) to $22,295,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 20 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $499,000 and $1,945,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Tricia Rapaport’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 21 Nantasket Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,251 square foot home for $6,399,000. This stunning new Palos Verdes Drive South home features breathtaking ocean/Catalina/golf course views, spacious kitchen w/huge center island, floor to ceiling bi-fold & pocket doors, luxurious master suite w/private deck, home theater and pool/spa. Kevin Moen’s (RE/MAX Estates Properties) 705 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,070 square foot home for $4,195,000. This elegant Malaga Cove home features spectacular Queens necklace/ocean views, expansive gourmet kitchen, master retreat w/viewing balcony, remodeled baths, wine room, finished bonus room, and pool/spa.

     

Cari Corbalis & Brittney Austin’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2039 Via Cerritos, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,281 square foot home for $2,999,000. This gated Monte Malaga home features peek-a-boo ocean views, kitchen w/breakfast bar & informal eating area, and a fabulous outside recreational area including fire pit, putting green, sports court, gazebo & pool/spa. Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2425 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,261 square foot home for $2,199,000. This charming Lunada Bay home features a gated courtyard, gourmet kitchen w/cozy breakfast room, spacious living room,  gorgeous family room, peek-a-boo ocean view, and swim 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 Film Fest in October!

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s Film Fest in October!

During the month of October the Palos Verdes Library District will be presenting their 2nd Thursday of the month film UGETSU, (1953 Japan). They will be discussing UGETSU on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. You will be able to watch this film from home, then get together on Zoom to discuss. The films that are being shown are available either through Hoopla or Kanopy, and some also have DVD’s in the catalog available for checkout that can be picked up through the Curbside Holds process. Register for the Film Fest once and you will be able to access the Zoom meeting each time they are offered. To register click here.

The movie is a tale of ambition, family, love and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. This is a jaunting tale of love and loss, with the blending of the otherworldly and the real, and is one of the most beautiful films ever made. The director Kenji Mizoguchi won the Silver Lion award at the 1953 Venice film Festival.

For more information regarding this program, call (310) 377-9584, or contact Laura Ishizaka via email at Lishizaka@pvld.org.

The Palos Verdes Library District has some great opportunities for children and adults. Even though the library is closed for visitors, it offers many opportunities for participation.  No matter what your age, there is something for all 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).

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive North Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive North Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood for the first half of 2020 decreased to 31 single family homes sold in 2020 compared to 40 in 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive North houses that sold in the first half of 2020 increased to $678 from $671 in 2019, a 1.1% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive North homes sold in the first half of 2020 increased to $2,091,958 in 2020 compared to $2,005,000 in 2019.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood was $5,029,710 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood was $1,135,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood has 13 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 13 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,300,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 2,060 square foot home, to $5,900,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 5,000 square foot home.  There are no condos/townhomes for sale at this time.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive North Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 165, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates