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I have been certified as a Palos Verdes Specialist and a Licensed Real Estate Broker for over 25 years. I take pride in providing "world class service" to everyone I serve and that is proven by the fact that 90% of my clients come to me by referral.



  December 2009 statistics for Palos Verdes real estate indicate a very strong month for single family residences compared to December 2008 with both sales and pendings doubled.  45 Palos Verdes homes sold/closed escrow in December 2009 compared to 25 in December 2008.  38 Palos Verdes homes had ...
In 2009, Palos Verdes homes sales increased 19% with 462 single family home sales compared to 388 in 2008.  Palos Verdes homes experienced a 16% decline in 2009 average sales prices compared to 2008.  It did not feel like double digits so I researched further.  The sales mix changed significantl...
Owners of Palos Verdes real estate who  purchased a home after July 1, 2003, may have seen a decline in value in which case they may apply to the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor for a reduction in property taxes. Below is a new posting from the Assessor's website: "Effective January 1, 2010 ther...
What home improvements and remodeling projects give the greatest return on their investment?  For owners of Palos Verdes homes (and the rest of  Los Angeles County who choose upscale remodeling), the answer for 2009-2010 is siding replacement, window replacement and a grand entrance according to ...
  Buyers of Palos Verdes homes often ask what a loan point is.  My clients who are refinancing also have the same question.  Here is a very concise explanation provided by a Bank of America loan officer: What exactly are "points"?  What tax benefits accrue from "points"?  What is the "APR" and in...
There were 15 homes on the January 5, 2010, Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour which was our first for 2010 .  We currently have 181 active single family Palos Verdes homesfor sale ranging in price from $775,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $14,900,000 in Rolling Hills (the low in Eastview is $4...
Hiking in Palos Verdes takes you through varied terrain usually with spectacular ocean views. There are 4 different trails which can be accessed from Del Cerro Park.  All four trails are part of the Canyons Ecological Reserve and vary in length from 2 to 4 miles. Rim Trail is 3.9 miles round tri...
As I did last year, I thought it would be fun to go through 2009's Top Tuesday Tour Tips for Palos Verdes homes and pick my favorites, tell you why and give you an update on those properties. My favorite listing is Chris Adlam's (Remax Palos Verdes Realty) 2775 Via Oleadas, Palos Verdes Estates, ...
The Palos Verdes neighborhood of Lunada Bay is located on the west side of Palos Verdes Estates.  Lunada Bay is .7 square miles and has approximately 2,800 residents.  This area is also home to 3 schools - Lunada Bay Elementary, Palos Verdes Intermediate, and Palos Verdes High School.  You can se...

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