Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA Real Estate News

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 21 days of May 2019 are 44 homes which is an increase from the 29 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 21 days of April and the same as the first 21 days of May 2018 (44).  (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 May 1st to date is $2,008,954 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,911,891 for this same time period and a decrease from $2,042,420 last May. In May 2019 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $6,300,000 and is located in Lunada Bay neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,178 square feet on a 18,417 square foot lot.  This dramatic bluff t...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
On Sunday, June 23 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., St Luke’s Presbyterian Church will be presenting a “Soprano & Guitar Duo.”  Prior to this popular event, you can come early, picnic on the lawn, and then enjoy a Free Garden Concert.This “Soprano & Guitar Duo” consists of Anastasia Malliaras, soprano, and Aaron Hass on Guitar.  Anastasia and Aaron will perform soprano/guitar cycles by Spanish composers, sung in Ladino, Spanish and English, and Native American songs.  Anastasia and Aaron are a voice/guitar duo that performs original repertoire as well as transcriptions that reinterpret the classic art song.  Anastasia made her operatic debut in 2013, and is a graduate of USC where she received a Masters of Music in Vocal Arts. Aaron is a classical guitarist and self-proclaimed musical stor...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
 The Palos Verdes Library District has some great free movies that they will be showing during the month of June 2019.  Each month they offer a different selection of foreign movies, “latest” releases,  and classic cinema.  Most of the screenings will have some post film discussion which adds an opportunity to socialize with others in the community.  In May and June the following movies will be presented.Classic Movies at Noon, which shows films from the 1930’s through the 1990’s on the first Tuesday of the month, will be screening on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at noon, SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) in the Malaga Cove Gallery.  The story is about two male musicians who witness a mob hit, then they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.The PVLD’s...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
 2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for La Cresta increased to 31 single family homes sold compared to 27 in 2017.  Price per square foot for La Cresta  houses that sold in 2018 increased to $595 compared from $583 in 2017, a 2.1% increase.  Average sales price for La Cresta homes sold in 2018 was $2,123,857 compared to $2,113,296 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $3,675,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,265,000. Currently, La Cresta has 10 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 10 single family homes ranging in price from $1,265,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 2,482 square foot home, to $2,899,000 for a 4 bedroom/5 bath, 3,650 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area. For background and history on La Cresta Multiple Listing Area 172, please...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes homes owners can join the sixth annual 5K trail run/walk fundraiser at Ernie Howlett Park for the South Bay Children’s Health Center.  This fun event will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy this great park while supporting the health center.There is an exciting 5K trail run/walk course on the beautiful city equestrian and hiking trails.  There will be age division awards with medals to the top three male and female athletes in 15 different divisions of the 5K.  The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a Kids Fun Run and a wonderful, healthy team spirit.  Parents will be able to accompany small children at no cost.The cost for the walk/run 5K for childre...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Here is a sneak peak at my new Oceanfront Listing in San Pedro, offered at $1,7,000,000 and located at 1227 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro.  This private gated ocean bluff property will be on the Multiple Listing Service in the next couple of days, and is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 964 square foot home on a 19,751 square foot lot that extends to the ocean high tide line with its pristine rocky beach.       You will enjoy spectacular 180-degree unobstructed ocean, Catalina Island, whitewater coastline, and breathtaking sunset views from nearly every room.  Wake up to the sounds of the surf; enjoy the seasonal migration of whales; watch dolphins frolic in the water and the sailboats glide by.  This amazing tranquil property has 4 oceanfront patios/decks that offer endless entertainment opportuniti...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 14, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (32 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 239 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $875,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $740,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $375,000 and $1,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:       Franklin Shen’s (Realty Advisors Intl, Inc) 73 Via Del Cielo, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 10 bath, 5,399 square foot home for $4,590,000.  This fabulous single level Oceanfront Estates estate features ocean views, elaborate master bedroom wing, 3 en-suite bedrooms, and beautifully...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Terranea’s Summer Music Series 2019 at Nelson’s will be starting on June 1, 2019, and is a great way to unwind and relax.  For resort guests and Palos Verdes homes owners, Nelson’s is the place where you can enjoy California cuisine, micro brews and spectacular sunsets.  With a special view of the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Catalina Island, this unique restaurant is one of the most scenic locations in Palos Verdes.  All Summer long on Nelson’s Sunset Bluff, you can enjoy a variety of live music with musicians from the South Bay, while the culinary team will be offering a variety of food items to pair with beers on draft from select rotating beer partners.  The live featured bands will be playing every Friday & Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., beginning the first of June ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes real estate sales April 2019 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to March.  49 Palos Verdes houses sold in April compared to the 57 homes sold in March and decreased compared to the 55 homes that sold in April 2018.  There were 81 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in April which increased from the 60 homes pending in March.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in April (227) increased from the 179 homes for sale in March. Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in April increased to $1,913,000 from $1,718,000 in March and increased from the $1,799,000 in April 2018.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in April increased to $670 from March ($648).  Average days on market in April decreased to 60 days from ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival will be celebrating its 32nd  year and Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy all the events on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2019.  As in past years, the Fair will have its “Friday Teen Fun Night” opening the carnival on Friday, June 7th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. when local youth can enjoy a fun-filled night (with the purchase of discount tickets through their middle school or high school).  The Fair will have more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides for children of all ages, an International Food Court, a children’s petting zoo, free pony rides, train rides, and live entertainment on two stages. On the Main Stage, there will be continuous live entertainment starting each day at 11:00 a.m.  On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the p...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 7, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (38 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 240 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,025,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $740,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 25 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $375,000 and $1,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:     Les Fishman & Virginia Butler’s (Coldwell Banker-PV Beach Cities) 2132 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,628 square foot home for $4,900,000.  This spacious Lunada Bay home features ocean views, full sized wine cellar, entertainer’s backyard with cabana, pool w/s...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for Country Club decreased to 27 single family homes sold compared to 29 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in 2018 increased to $610 compared from $578 in 2017, a 5.6% increase.  Average sales price for Country Club homes sold in 2018 was $2,173,723 compared to $1,861,672 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $6,100,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,322,525. Currently, Country Club has 13 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 13 single family homes ranging in price from $1,499,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,975 square foot home, to $4,900,000 for a 4 bedroom/6 bath, 7,525 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area. For background and history on Country Club Multiple Listing Are...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Mom at the South Coast Botanic Garden where the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will be featuring a special Mothers Day concert with “Music on the Meadow.”  This special concert will take place at the South Coast Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 12, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  and is a great way to celebrate mom with a fabulous outing and and an opportunity the beautiful grounds.  You can bring a picnic and there will be food concessions available for purchase along with beer and wine.  To make this day more special professional masseuses will be on hand to provide micro massages for a fee.  Children will also be able to make mom a handmade gift using treasures from the Garden.  Picnic blankets and low folding chairs a...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to give their children an indoor activity this summer at the Palos Verdes Bowl.  This is a fun environment for your children to enjoy summer with friends and family while getting some exercise at the same time.  This is one activity that won’t break the wallet either, since it is free and fun for everyone starting with bumper bowling lanes for younger children and cosmic bowling for teens.They are offering two free bowling games daily to children throughout the summer beginning June 1, 2019, and continuing through September 30, 2019.  This summer bowling special is being offered daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except on Wednesdays when hours are 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).  You can get ahead of the game by signing up early to give your...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the April 30, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (48 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 226 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $979,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $750,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 26 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $375,000 and $1,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:       Charles Raine (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Carissa Wright’s (Beach City Brokers) 2960 Via Alvarado, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,714 square foot home for $3,995,000.  This fully updated lower Lunada Bay home features stunning ocean/Catalina views, gourmet kitchen w/cen...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes homes owners will enjoy the annual Palos Verdes Antiques Show & Sale at St. Francis Episcopal Church.  This year’s antique show will feature vintage & decorative arts from 1969 to 2019. The antique show will run from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, 2019.  You can wander through various antiques booths, the Harvest Cupboard, and the Garden Gazebo to find one of a kind special items.  There will also be several food concessions to enjoy – a patio luncheon, English afternoon tea or evening wine & cheese.If you would like to attend the Opening Night Celebration that takes place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., there is a presale $35 donation (up to May 24) and after May 24, 2019, the donation will be $45 at the door.At the Antique Show itself, the...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes AYSO Soccer (Region 10) is currently accepting early bird online registration for Fall 2019.  The Palos Verdes Region 10 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) offers year round recreational and competitive youth soccer programs locally for four year olds (U5 division) all the way up to 19 year olds (U19).  Several years ago the AYSO National changed the age divisions and it is now based on birthdays January 1 through December 31st.  The age of your child in 2019 will determine their Fall division.  The home page at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region10 will show the division and age slots.The online registration for the new Fall soccer season is open and available until May 18, 2019.  All parents must go to the registration website at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for West Palos Verdes decreased to 16 single family homes sold compared to 18 in 2017.  Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes houses that sold in 2018 increased to $755 compared from $708 in 2017, a 6.6% increase.  Average sales price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in 2018 was $2,384,750 compared to $2,524,461 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $5,700,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,200,000. Currently, West Palos Verdes has 10 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 10 single family homes ranging in price from $1,490,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,779 square foot home, to $6,999,000 for a 6 bedroom/8 bath, 7,670 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area. For background and history on West Palos Ve...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
The Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club located in Palos Verdes Estates is once again offering their swim lesson program to both members and non-members at the PVBAC pool.  Lessons are provided for children of all levels and are capped at 1 instructor per 5 students.  This is not for recreational swimming, but for the specific lesson/program being offered.  For a Palos Verdes Estates resident, a non-member session is $190.  The program does fill up quickly so it’s important to enroll now if you are a member, otherwise non-member sign ups will start on Monday, April 29, 2019, for Palos Verdes residents.  If classes are still available on May 10, 2019, non residents may apply at a fee session of $210.  You should print the program brochure and have registration & waiver forms filled out/...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the April 23, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (32 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 213 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $979,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $750,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 30 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $368,500 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:         Kyle Daniels’ (Vista Sotheby’s Realty) 4100 Via Largavista, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,284 square foot home for $2,800,000.  This old world Tuscan style Valmonte home features a chef’s kitchen w/breakfast nook, butler’s pantry, office, and guest bedroom w/private e...
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