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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

Palos Verdes Walking Options!

Palos Verdes Walking Options!

Palos Verdes homes owners have been waiting and hoping for the revised “Safer at Home” order that allows them more opportunity to get out and exercise.  Other news media have reported that some areas have already lifted their bans, but we have been waiting for specific news about Palos Verdes.  Good news: the City of Rancho Verdes has partially reopened six neighborhood parks on a trial bases to allow residents to have more walking opportunities.  They are:

  • Eastview Park (excluding the dog park) – 1700 Westmont Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Frank A. Vanderlip Park – 6500 Seacove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Fred Hesse, Jr. Community Park – 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Ladera Linda Park – 32201 Forrestal Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Robert E. Ryan Community Park – 30359 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Upper Point Vicente Park (excluding the Rancho Caninos Dog Park) – 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes

 

If you decide to participate, remember that you must stay on the turf and walking paths that are allocated.  You must be mindful of your social interactions and wear a face covering.  All visitors must practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from others that are not in their household. To make sure the rules are followed, the city staff, park ranger and law enforcement will be monitoring.  If the rules are not followed, the city may choose to close these areas.  Remember that the parking lots, restrooms, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts are not open.  The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and trails are closed to any outdoor activity at these time.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes 

 

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 Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2019

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2019

Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

2019 Palos Verdes homes sales for West Palos Verdes increased to 17 single family homes sold compared to 16 in 2018.  Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes houses that sold in 2019 decreased to $651 compared from $756 in 2018, a 13.8% decrease.  Average sales price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in 2019 was $2,010,496 compared to $2,384,750 in 2018.  The most expensive home sold for $4,300,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $950,000.

Currently, West Palos Verdes has 4 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 4 single family homes ranging in price from $1,675,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 1,948 square foot home, to $7,999,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 5,500 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in the area.

For background and history on West Palos Verdes Multiple Listing Area 170, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

 Photo courtesy of Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail located in this neighborhood courtesy of Arvin Design

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

Palos Verdes 2020 Summer School Changes!

Palos Verdes 2020 Summer School Changes!

The Palos Verdes Unified School District has had to change directions for its summer school program because of the COVID-19 virus.  This year,  summer school will be an online program for all grade levels.  All summer school programs will begin on June 22, 2020.

Palos Verdes elementary students participating in a Summer Break Program will be taking one block of reading, writing and math which will be taught via Zoom.  The program will be taught with the maximum of only 18 students per teacher.  Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and go until 12:00 noon.   Students will be attending classes from Monday, June 22, through Friday, July 17, 2020.  The cost for elementary students is $500. Registration will open on May 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. and will close on June 1, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Palos Verdes intermediate students grades six through eight will be able to participate in the Summer PEP Program which will consists of (1 or 2) two hour blocks of time for each subject.  There will also be a third 2 hour block from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to provide a limited number of enrichment based electives.  The program will be taught with the maximum of 25 students per teacher.  Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and go until 12:30 p.m.   Students will be attending classes from Monday, June 22, through Friday, July 17, 2020.  The cost for intermediate students is $275 (1 block), $550 (2 blocks) and $825 (3 blocks).  Registration will be open on May 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. and will close on June 1, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.  Online signups will close on June 12, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Summer high school for Palos Verdes students in grades ten through twelve will be offered online.  Summer school full session cost will be $660 or tuition for a one semester class is $330.  First semester classes (3 weeks) start on Monday, June 22, and continue through July 9, 2020.  Second semester classes (3 weeks) start on Monday, July 13, and continue through July 30, 2020.  The classes offered during the summer are listed on the summer school website listed below.

For more information and description of classes offered, go to www.pvpss.com.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 2019

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 2019

2019 Palos Verdes homes sales for Palos Verdes Drive South decreased to 24 single family homes sold compared to 29 in 2018.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South houses that sold in 2019 decreased to $584 compared from $831 in 2018, a 29.7% decrease.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in 2019 was $1,940,167 compared to $2,276,741 in 2018.  The most expensive home sold for $4,213,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,031,000.

Currently, Palos Verdes Drive South has 16 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 8 single family homes ranging in price from $1,450,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 2,369 square foot home, to $4,698,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath, 6,149 square foot home.  There are 8 condo/townhomes ranging in price from $725,000 for a 2 bedroom/2bath, 1,433 square foot condo/townhome, to $2,245,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,421 square foot condo/townhome for sale in this area.

For background and history on Palos Verdes Drive South Multiple Listing Area 169, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

 Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort located in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood

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