Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – August 18, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – August 18, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on August 18, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 131 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,099,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $889,000) to $19,500,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 43 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $410,000 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

       

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 1108 Via Mirabel, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 8 bath, 10,079 square foot home for $8,500,000. This spectacular Monte Malaga home features expansive water/city views, chef’s kitchen w/island & sitting area, palatial master suite, wine cellar w/tasting room, library, two room guest house, and pool/spa. Larissa Rubijevsky’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29010 Indian Valley Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,105 square foot home for $2,100,000. This beautiful La Cresta home features a chef’s kitchen w/center island, luxurious master suite, huge separate office and gorgeous private backyard w/pool & spa.

     

Bill Ruth (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) & Charles Raine’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 6222 Moongate Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,456 square foot home for $1,495,000. This move in ready Crest home features tremendous curb appeal, sunny bright kitchen, 2 master suites, and entertainers backyard. Janet & Cameron Stearns’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4842 Rockbluff Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,865 square foot home for $1,125,000. This traditional single level “Rollingwood” home features city light views, vaulted ceilings throughout, newly refinished hardwood floors, and 2 master suites.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Local Business Offers Home School Support!

Palos Verdes Local Business Offers Home School Support!

Palos Verdes homes owners with school aged children are working on finalizing their plans to start the 2020-2021 school year on August 26, 2020. Many students have chosen for the Hybrid Learning Models, but quite a few have signed up for the Distance Learning Academy. The schools strict policies for opening, have put many families in a bind. Some have reached out for small pod learning groups so that the children can study with other children in a safe environment.  However, there are not enough groups to satisfy the demand. Having learning pods allows the parents time to work from home or return to their jobs.

Elite Dance Studio is offering a school setting where children bring their laptops and participate in their zoom classes for school, then for physical education they can dance, or play games for activities. The hours would be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with early drop off and late pick up for parents. This program will be starting in September to allow the school program to start on August 26,2020. This program is being offered on a first come first serve basis, due to distancing guidelines.

Pricing will depend on each child’s exact schedule requirements. If you are interested please contact the owner Dyan Lopez at (310) 413-6536, to save a seat and put together a specific program for your child.

Elite Dance Studio is offering Zoom dance classes, and in studio classes for the rest of the year respecting social distancing. To find out more information about these wonderful dance opportunities contact Dyan Lopez at (310) 413-6536.

Elite Dance Studio is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive Suite 241, Rolling Hills Estates. To read more about the studio go to www.elitedancerhe.com.

To read my last article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District click here.

Photo courtesy of Elite Dance Studio

Palos Verdes Home Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Home Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

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Palos Verdes homes sales in the Monte Malaga neighborhood for the first half of 2020 decreased to 6 single family homes sold in 2020 compared to 17 in 2019.  Price per square foot for Monte Malaga houses that sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $688 from $709 in 2019, a 3.0% decrease.  Average sales price for Monte Malaga homes sold in the first half of 2020 decreased to $2,177,333 in 2020 compared to $2,387,071 in 2019.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Monte Malaga neighborhood was $3,175,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Monte Malaga neighborhood was $1,650,000.

Currently, the Monte Malaga neighborhood has 19 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 19 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,490,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,272 square foot home, to $9,600,000 for a 5 bedroom/8 bath, 7,434 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Monte Malaga Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 162, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of Queen’s Necklace view from Monte Malaga courtesy of Arvin Design

Port Of Los Angeles 2020 Fleet Week Cancellation!

Port Of Los Angeles 2020 Fleet Week Cancellation!

Palos Verdes homes owners learned of the cancellation of the September Port of Los Angeles Fleet Week due to COVID 19.  The past annual festivities featured visiting ships, with active-duty service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard, that open up their ships for tours and take part in an array of land and seaside activities and demonstrations. In the past the free large outdoor waterfront concert had been a main highlight of this L.A. version of the popular military-themed event.

At this time the Navy is looking into moving Fleet Week up to the Memorial Day weekend. However, planning a Fleet Week, as Navy spokesman Brian O’Rourke said, would typically require a five to six month period. Since the L.A. event, is now established, O’Rourke said they could probably organize it in less time but it will depend on COVID 19. LA Fleet Week is a patriotic tradition of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard that brings recently deployed military ships into major port cities for a week. To receive important LA Fleet Week updates and event information you can sign up at www.LAFleetWeek.com.

The Battleship USS Iowa, which served our country proudly in World War II, Korea and the Cold War, will be opening for visitors.  Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the area’s best outdoor museum for families and visitors of all ages.  During your fresh air visit and tour, you will follow in the footsteps of sailors with their mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog, and experience firsthand why the Battleship is known as the “Battleship of Presidents,” “The Grey Ghost” and “The Big Stick.” The cost to visit the ship is $19.95 for adults/$16.95 for seniors and military/$11.95 for children 3 – 11, and under 3 are free. To read more about the Battleship USS Iowa’s tour or to purchase tickets click here.

The Battleship USS Iowa is located at 250 Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles.

To read my last article on visiting ships at the Port of Los Angeles click here.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles

 

 

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – August 11, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – August 11, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on August 11, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 133 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,099,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $889,000) to $19,500,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 43 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $410,000 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Judy Henry (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Emmanuel Ollawa’s (Prime West Management & Inv) 108 Rockinghorse Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 7 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,230 square foot home for $2,495,000. This spectacular gated Palos Verdes Drive East home rebuilt in 2005 features sweeping harbor/ocean/city views, gourmet kitchen w/oversized island, romantic master suite, 2 separate bedroom wings, office, and music room. Keith Kelley & Bill Davis’ (Palm Realty Boutique) 77 Dapplegray Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,549 square foot home for $2,450,000. This charming Dapplegray Lane horse property rebuilt in 2011 features 2 living rooms, luxurious master suite, 2 private outdoor entertaining areas w/cozy fireplaces, and mature fruit trees.

     

Steven Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2628 Via Valdes, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274  (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,968 square foot home for $1,998,000. This beautiful upper Lunada Bay home features breathtaking ocean views, updated kitchen, grand bedroom w/sitting room/office, wine room, and large storage room. Suzanne Dyer’s (Bershire Haathaway HomeService) 32200 Valor Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,421 square foot home for $1,585,000. This classic mid century Palos Verdes Drive South home features ocean/Catalina views, gorgeous kitchen w/wine/coffee bar, upgraded master bath, in-law suite w/living room & private entrance.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales July 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales July 2020 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes real estate sales July 2020 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to June.  71 Palos Verdes houses sold in July compared to the 54 homes sold in June and decreased compared to the 77 homes that sold in July 2019.  There were 85 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in July which increased from the 68 homes pending in June.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in July (138) decreased from the 154 homes for sale in June.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in July increased to $2,248,000 compared to $1,748,000 in June, and increased from the $1,909,000 in July 2019.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in July increased to $733 from $653 in June.  Average days on market in July was 35 days which decreased from the 53 days in June.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 1.9 months in July for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.9 months in June.  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 131 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  102 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (56 homes have pending sales and 46 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 22 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of August with an average sales price of $1,724,798.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Home Sales Lunada Bay/Margate Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

Palos Verdes Home Sales Lunada Bay/Margate Neighborhood 1st Half 2020

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Palos Verdes homes sales in the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood for the first half of 2020 decreased to 19 single family homes sold in 2020 compared to 28 in 2019.  Price per square foot for Lunada Bay/Margate houses that sold in the first half of 2020 increased to $758 from $704 in 2019, a 7.6% increase.  Average sales price for Lunada Bay/Margate homes sold in the first half of 2020 increased to $2,515,450 in 2020 compared to $2,433,204 in 2019.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood was $5,315,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood was $1,250,000.

Currently, the Lunada Bay/Margate neighborhood has 12 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 10 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,799,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,140 square foot home, to $19,500,000 for a 7 bedroom/15 bath, 13,032 square foot home.  There are 2 condo/townhomes for sale ranging in price from $625,500 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1, 140 square foot condo, to $1,299,999 for a 4 bedroom/5 bath, 3,619 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on the Lunada Bay/Margate Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 160, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of ocean/coastline views from Lunada Bay neighborhood courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Stables Offers Trail Rides On The Peninsula!

Palos Verdes Stables Offers Trail Rides On The Peninsula!

Palos Verdes homes owners are having to get creative these days looking for fun outdoor opportunities for their children to enjoy. Summer is a great time to try new things, but this summer has added some challenges what we normally enjoy. One great event that you may want to consider for the whole family is a trail ride in Palos Verdes. Whether its going through the canyons or along Palos Verdes Drive North, now is the time to take that ride and enjoy our wonderful summer weather.  You also get a different view of nature sitting on top of a horse and riding through our special areas.  Our local Palos Verdes Stables offer many different type of equestrian activities.  You can enjoy pony camps, trail rides, and even private or group lessons.

On the trail ride you will be paired with one of the reliable and friendly horses and taken by an experienced guide on a ride along the scenic trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. There is no previous riding experience necessary, and they can accommodate groups of up to 10 riders at a time. For larger groups you must contact them in advance. Please remember to bring your mask.

PV Horse Rentals is offering trail rides every hour running daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trail riding is open to ages 6 and up, and prices start at $50 for a 45 minute ride, $75 for an hour and $100 for a 90 minute ride. Also city of Palos Verdes Estates residents can show proof of residency to receive a discount. They also offer a 20 minute pony ride for $40 for kids 3-5 years of age. For more information call (310) 310-5178, or to schedule a trail ride go online at pvhorserentals.com.

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Stables click here.

Palos Verdes Stables is located at 4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Estates.

Photo courtesy of  PV Horse Rentals. 

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – August 4, 2020

Favorite New Palos Verdes Homes For Sale – August 4, 2020  

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on August 4, 2020, are described below.  We currently have 135 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,195,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $999,900) to $19,500,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 42 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $410,000 and $2,245,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 23 Country Meadow Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 4,355 square foot home for $2,399,000. This gated community (The Ranch) home features ocean views, spacious kitchen, gorgeous master suyite w/fireplace & private sun room, spacious backyard w/pool/spa and fruit trees. Melissa Resich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 99 Rockinghorse Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,108 square foot home for $2,055,000. This custom built Mediterranean style Palos Verdes Drive East home features panoramic ocean/city/harbor views, spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen, beautiful master suite w/spa like bath, hidden kids loft, salt water pebble tech pool, and custom hen house.

   

Phyllis Weitzman’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 31205 Ganado Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,437 square foot home for $1,499,000. This one level Mira Catalina home features fabulous ocean/Catalina views, large family room, formal dining room, spacious master suite, and located on a corner lot w/side & back yards. Tuba Ghannadi’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5959 Peacock Ridge Road #6, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,510 square foot condo for $648,000. This two story corner unit Crest condominium features panoramic city/ocean & Queen’s necklace views, kitchen w/breakfast bar, new carpet & counter tops, inside washer/dryer, lots of storage and is move in ready.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Library District 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Program

Palos Verdes Library District 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Program

The Palos Verdes Library District offers reading activities for children as young as 6 months through grade twelve.  If you haven’t visited the summer reading program at our local library, then you’re missing some great activities for the kids and adults too. In addition to reading books, members may also try some reading activities that are fun, exciting, informative and funny.  Children can track their progress online or use classic paper reading logs.  The theme this year, “Imagine Your Story” reminds children and parents that reading opens up the world to us all!  Go to https://pvld.beanstack.org/reader365  to keep track of your children’s reading and help them earn cool prizes and online awards while they enjoy reading stories.  Registration is open and you can go online now through August 16, 2020.

Kids going into grades Tk-5 will earn achievement iron on patches, similar to boy scout badges but unique to PVLD.  Teens grades 6-12 earn Amazon gift cards, so they can purchase more of their favorite books.  Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood.  Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed.  Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and four years.  Registration is still open, and this program is free of charge.  For more information, call the library at 310-377-9584 ext. 600.  The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.  By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

Summer is a great time for your children to maintain and improve their reading skills and find topics that they love. Plus the Library has more fun ideas for the kids with their “Drive in Movies at Home,” “Mystery Crafts” and ” Virtual Scavenger Hunt.”  You can also check out all of the great activities that are offered for adults – cooking ideas, summer book reading and more.

For more information go to pvld.org/pvsummer or call (310) 377-9584 ext. 600.

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District