Mid September 2022 Palos Verdes Home Sales
Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 16 days of September 2022 are 23 homes which is an decrease from the 33 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 16 days of August and a decrease from the first 16 days of September 2021 (48). (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 September 1st to 16th is $2,118,893 which is an decrease from last month’s average of $2,781,070 for this same time period.
September 1st to 16th, 2022, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $3,250,000 and is located in the La Cresta neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes has 65 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,767 square feet on a 31,111 square foot lot. This exquisitely designed view home features views from nearly every room, a gourmet kitchen w/upscale appliances, estate-sized primary suite with adjacent office/study & humongous bathroom, and solar heated pool/spa. The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold September 1st to 16th for $1,250,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,673 square feet on a 28,752 square foot lot.
We currently have 107 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,250,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive South & Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhoods to $17,999,000 in the City of Rolling Hills. To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from June 2021 through August 2022, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Photo of Tree Lined Street in Valmonte Neighborhood courtesy of Arvin Design
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events October 2022
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy continues to open its trails for all to enjoy, and in order to do so they need volunteers to help maintain the beauty of our wonderful Peninsula. Today in the Special Events section, you can find more opportunities to help our reserves with wildlife tracking and volunteering.
Nature Walk at Filorum Reserve will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. You can walk the Jack’s Hat Trail on the 191 acre reserve linking the Three Sisters and Portuguese Bend Reserves. This wildlife corridor boasts beautiful ocean views and native habitat. This is considered a moderate to strenuous walk. Sign up at https://pvplc.org/calendar-guided-nature-walks.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Wildlife Tracking Training will take place on Saturdays October 15th & October 22, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This outdoor event needs dedicated volunteers who can monitor wild foxes and coyotes in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. This is for 16 years and older. This event meets at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. You can register by clicking here.
Nature & Me Storytime at George F Canyon Nature Center with the Palos Verdes Library District will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Here you can join the Palos Verdes Library District for stories, songs and rhymes at the Center. This is recommended for ages 2 to 5. No reservations are required.
Nature Walk Leader Training takes place on Saturdays, October 29 & November 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Here you can share your love of nature with your local community by learning how to become a nature walk leader. This will help the conservancy host free nature walks at various trails on the Peninsula on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This is for 18 years & older. You can register by clicking here.
Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. and will be guided by a trained naturalist. You will discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat while enjoying amazing views of the LA Basin. You meet on the back patio of the George F Canyon Nature Center at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP is required.
New Guided Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Naturalists will guide you along a trail (with amazing ocean views) to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their coastal sage scrub habitat. Meet in front of the Nature Center and come inside to explore after the hike. Parking is in the lot at the dead end of 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. No Reservations are required. Preserve parking available in a gravel lot also at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.
Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Abalone Cove on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can help the conservancy by volunteering at the newest restoration site on a breathtaking coastal reserve helping eradicate invasive weeds to protect native species. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Alta Vicente Reserve on Saturdays, October 8th & October 29th, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. At this location you can help remove invasive plants on this 22 acre restoration site to enable native plants to survive, creating a home for rare cactus wrens and gnat catchers. You will have beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Rapid Response Team will take place on Fridays & Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails. The tasks include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage, and more. No experience is needed and volunteers must be 15 years of age and up. You will be working at various locations and can volunteer by going to www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Wildlife Tracking
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes September 13, 2022
My favorite listings on September 13, 2022. We currently have 100 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $949,000) to $17,999,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 27 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $475,000 and $1,479,000. My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:
Kevin Dees & Allison Lutz’s (The Agency) 1328 Palos Verdes Drive, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 7 bedroom, 8 bath, 8,170 square foot home for $7,499,000. This fabulous custom modern Lunada Bay home features spectacular ocean views, modern upscale kitchen, family & entertainment rooms, spacious primary suite, guest house, and saltwater pool/sauna/outdoor tub. Kim Hall & Michele Nelson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 928 Via Panorama, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,864 square foot home for $2,750,000. This highly sought after Monte Malaga neighborhood home features ocean/Queens necklace/city views, walls of glass, primary suite w/ocean views, additional suite w/kitchen and an opportunity to make it your own.
Allan Ephraim’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29273 Whitley Collins Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,374 square foot home for $1,990,000. This upgraded tri-level Crest home features a peek-a-view of ocean/Catalina, great room w/high ceilings, family room w/built ins, upgraded kitchen w/custom buffet, primary suite w/newly upgraded bath, and pool. JoAnn Van Leuven’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30064 Grandpoint Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,360 square foot home for $1,499,000. This light & bright Miraleste Hills home features majestic ocean/harbor/mountain views, eat-in kitchen w/island cook top, spacious family room, large primary suite w/3 closets, and is ready for your personalization.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes for sale click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS
South Coast Botanic Garden Presents “All Things Wicked & Wonderful”
Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy some Halloween fun by visiting the South Coast Botanic Garden for their new “All Things Wicked & Wonderful” event beginning October 1, 2022.
From looking into skeleton parts of Diabolical and Misunderstood plantings in the Garden Graveyard, to hundreds of creepy crawlers taking over the first ever Spider Pavilion, there’s something for everyone and every scare level – from looking for a Witch Hunt that may have you believing in sorcery as you search throughout the 87 acres for one wicked witch or you can bring your four legged friend to a Howl-o-ween Costume Contest on October 30, 2022. There will be “All Things Wicked & Wonderful” sprinkled throughout the garden and into the regular happenings as well. This is not your traditional Halloween outing, but it sounds like fun for all ages!
While the Garden is known for its pops of color, they are going on the dark side for their Diabolical and Misunderstood plants. The Garden Graveyard will be located in garden beds across from the Spider Pavilion and will include plants that are not only dark in color, but have dark reputations as well. Some of these plants we know as being toxic and deadly, but that is not always the case. You will definitely feel wowed as you learn about these interesting plants. (Included with General Admission Tickets)
The Spider Pavilion will be available to visit from October 1 to November 30, 2022. Instead of seeing hundreds of butterflies flying around in the pavilion, this will now be the new arachnoid exhibit calling the area home as hundreds of spiders take over the pavilion. This will be a timed ticket event for the 30 minute pavilion visit. You will be surrounded by orb-weaving spiders who are living freely in the pavilion plus additional tarantulas inside glass cases. The Emergence Chamber will be turned into a Spider Wall to educate guests about the brown widow, which was actually discovered in Torrance in 2003 as an invasive species on the West Coast. (Tickets to the Spider Pavilion are an additional $5 Member/$7 Non-Member).
The Witch Hunt will take place on October 1 to October 30, 2022. On this adventure you will be in search of a wicked witch who has been lurking around the 87 acres. Just grab a map at the Garden entrance and you’ll be led on a hunt to various spooky areas of the Garden where she may be hiding. Look for signs of the witch and maybe even the witch herself! (Included with General Garden Tickets)
Howl-o-ween Costume Contest will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m. This month’s dog walking hours are happening so close to Halloween that they have decided to have your four legged friends come to the Garden dressed in costume. You can take a picture of you and/or your pup dressed in costume in the Garden on October 30, 2022, post it on Instagram using hashtag #SCBGCostumeContest and be entered to win 2 tickets to the upcoming light exhibit. (Tickets for dog walking hours are the same as general admission plus $5 per dog)
The price for admission for this special event is $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child and $5 for your dog. For more information or to purchase admission tickets, click here.
The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26322 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Due to limited space, they recommend that you contact the Garden early to make your reservations.
To read my prior article about the Garden click here.
Photo courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden
Palos Verdes Homes Sales August 2022
Palos Verdes real estate sales August 2022 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to July. 57 Palos Verdes houses sold in August compared to 43 homes in July and decreased compared to the 82 homes that sold in August 2021. There were 61 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in August which increased from the 48 homes pending in July. The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in August (113) decreased from the 122 homes for sale in July.
Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in August decreased to $2,592,000 compared to $2,799,000 in July, and decreased from the $2,753,000 in August 2021. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in August decreased to $888 from $926 in July. Average days on market in August was 27 days which increased from 22 days in July. Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) was 2 months in August which decreased from 2.8 months in July 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. Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Currently, there are 100 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 63 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (35 homes have pending sales and 28 homes are active under contract). Additionally, 13 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of September.
To read my July report on Palos Verdes Real Estate sales, click here.
Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.
Palos Verdes Homes Owners Join 2022 International Coastal Cleanup Day!
Palos Verdes Homes owners can participate in the 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day here in Palos Verdes. This worldwide beach clean up program, is said to have the largest number of volunteers on the planet. California Coastal Cleanup Day was started in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission.
Coastal Cleanup Day has gained importance as debris has washed up on our coastline not only from old storm waste, but also our own local waste. Our local annual Coastal Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 17,2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Los Angeles County alone has more than 60 sites participating in this clean up. Los Serenos de Point Vicente and The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will combine efforts to help improve the health and safety of our coastline.
Palos Verdes homes owners have some of the cleanest beaches and we can all do our part to keep them this way. Heal the Bay is again reporting that Palos Verdes beaches and coves are in the current top Honor Roll 2021-2022 list for California. This means that our local waters have received grades of A and A+ throughout the year. Heal the Bay assigns weekly grades to more than 500 sites along the West Coast for summer dry-weather water quality and to another 60 locations that are on year round monitoring. Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean. They use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue their mission.
Come and join neighbors and friends at Abalone Cove and be a part of the largest volunteer day. You can participate in this worldwide event by volunteering right here in your own backyard while enjoying our beautiful coast at the same time. This year, event organizers are providing gloves, trash bags and refreshments. Disposal bags will be provided to hold recyclables and trash. No RSVP is needed. All volunteers are required to sign a waiver and volunteers under the age of 18 must have the appropriate liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before they can participate.
Abalone Cove is located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information call (310) 544-5260, or go to www.LosSerenos.org. There is free parking for the event 45 minutes before the event and 30 minutes after the event ends.
To read my prior article on the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Abalone Cove Coastal Cleanup Day click here.
Photo courtesy of City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes September 6, 2022
My favorite listings on September 6, 2022. We currently have 99 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 23 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $475,000 and $1,479,000. My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:
Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 1504 Espinosa Circle, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,700 square foot home for $3,699,000. This lushly landscaped Margate/Lunada Bay home features sweeping ocean views, large kitchen w/center island, primary suite w/luxurious bathroom, spacious family room, and huge backyard w/sparkling pool. Tania Peterson’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 6040 Via Sonoma, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,706 square foot home for $2,850,000. This tastefully updated Monte Malaga home features expansive coastline/city views, beautifully updated kitchen w/center island, primary bedroom w/gorgeous remodeled bathroom, and pretty landscaped backyard & pool.
Amy Scognamillo & Maria Denue’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 27838 Avenida Cuaderno, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,792 square foot home for $1,698,800. This beautifully remodeled Eastview/RPV home features city/bridge/harbor views, owned solar system, custom cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms, primary bedroom w/large en-suite, finished garage w/vehicle lift, and outdoor area w/kitchen/pool/spa. Michele Nelson & Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 33 Via Sevilla, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,792 square foot home for $1,027,000. This desirable Casa Verde end unit features front courtyard, bright kitchen w/breakfast nook, formal dining, bonus room, and community clubhouse w/pool.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes for sale click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS
Palos Verdes Home Sales Valmonte Neighborhood 1st Half 2022
Palos Verdes homes sales in the Valmonte neighborhood for the first half of 2022 decreased to 28 single family homes sold in 2022 compared to 33 in 2021. Price per square foot for Valmonte houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $1,132 from $912 in 2021, a 24.1% increase. Average sales price for Valmonte homes sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $2,972,107 in 2021 compared to $2,091,204 in 2021. The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Valmonte neighborhood was $5,298,775 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Valmonte neighborhood was $1,900,000.
Currently, the Valmonte neighborhood has 3 Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 3 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1.995,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,890 square foot home, to $2,249,900 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,358 square foot home. There are no condos/townhomes in this neighborhood.
For background and history on the Valmonte Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 164, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.
To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the Valmonte neighborhood and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Photo of Valmonte Trail courtesy of Arvin Design
Palos Verdes Library District September 2022 Activities!
Palos Verdes homes owners are enjoying the Palos Verdes Library District’s new expanded activities. Below are just a few of the opportunities that will take place in September 2022.
It’s Library Card Sign-up Month
This is the time when libraries everywhere join together to remind communities of all the wonderful things that libraries have to offer. Make sure that you and your children have cards to join all the activities at your local PV library. The district has gone one step further by forgiving all previously existing overdue fines, rental fees, and fees for expired holds.
Community Art Show – Call for Entries
The Palos Verdes Library District invites local artists and students to submit artwork for the Annual Community Art Show held at the Peninsula Center Library to be held November 4 to December 31, 2022. Artwork in most media is eligible such as painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. To enter visit www.pvld.org/artinourlibrary and fill out an online application or pick up an entry form at any PVLD library. The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2022.
Art Exhibit Featuring the Redondo Beach Art Group
Opening Reception will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery. The Redondo Beach Art Group artists will be exploring textures using a variety of materials and media.
New Storytime Added to the Schedule
Silly Saturday Storytime will be added at the Peninsula Center Library starting on September 3, 2022. This is a silly story time for kids of all ages and their parents and caregivers. Hosted by librarians and friendly puppets who will share fun stories, songs, and maybe even dancing. No registration is required.
Medicare Made Easy
Medicate insurance advisor, Linda Steward, will provide information on how to apply, when to apply, and how to make the best choices. This will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No registration is required.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
On Thursday, September 15, 2022, to Friday, September 16, 2022, at the Peninsula Center Library, you can drop off your stuffed animal for a fun sleepover at the library. Come back the next day to pick them up and see their overnight adventures. Make sure to bring a stuffed animal that you don’t need for bedtime. One animal per person. Drop off is on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Young Readers Desk. Pick up will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Young Readers Desk.
Painting Class with Artist Lynn Nguyen will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join a painting class with Lynn and create your own picture to take home. All supplies will be provided. Contact the library for more information.
Art Exhibit: – Brush of Giftedness by Heidi Dong will be shown on Monday, September 19 to October 17, 2022, at the Peninsula Center Library Foyer Exhibit Area. Heidi Dong, a young woman with autism, has brushed her giftedness into 18 interpretations of famous artwork. Fifteen of her illustrations represent former artists including Chagall, Cassatt, Matisse, Homer, Rockwell, Van Gogh and Warhol. Heidi has been a serious student of visual art and dance for many years.
Lets Talk Music will be meeting on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Peninsula Center Meeting Room.
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 September 3, 2022, they will be discussing The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.
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.
- September 10, 2022: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- October 8, 2022: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- November 12, 2022: Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
- December 10, 2022: [Share-A-Book/Pick-A-Book]
To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Library District click here.
Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes August 30, 2022
My favorite listings on August 30, 2022. We currently have 111 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 21 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $525,000 and $1,479,000. My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:
Stephen Haw’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 1509 Via Fernandez, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,000 square foot home for $4,250,000. This fully gated Monte Malaga tennis estate features dazzling unobstructed panoramic ocean/Catalina views, luxurious family room, gourmet kitchen w/center island & work desk, primary suite w/50 ft viewing balcony, tennis/basketball/volleyball court w/viewing pavilion, and sparkling pool/spa. Jack McSweeney’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28666 Crownview Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,610 square foot home for $3,699,000. This remarkable gated Cape Cod Palos Verdes Drive East estate features fabulous ocean/harbor views, 2 family rooms, wonderful in-laws quarters w/private entrance, elevator and pool/spa.
George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 92 Yacht Harbor Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,738 square foot home for $3,200,000. This fabulous Portuguese Bend Beach Club home features private beach ownership in a gated community with vacation resort living, panoramic ocean/Catalina views, and private spa. Janet & Cameron Stearns’ (Compass) 1521 Via Boronada, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,382 square foot home for $2,800,000. This charming Cape Cod Lunada Bay home rebuilt in 2016 features sunset & ocean views, wide plank floors, open concept kitchen w/large island, primary suite w/ocean view balcony, and gorgeous English gardens.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes for sale click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS