Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA Real Estate News

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
The Whale Of A Day 2019 festival will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners and their neighbors throughout the South Bay to celebrate these monumental marine mammals.  This annual event is co-sponsored by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the docents of Los Serenos de Point Vicente.  This festival celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Alaska, to its winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja.  The whale counting season starts on December 1st, and goes through May 25th.  As of today the season count from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center is 1,435 whale sightings, much higher than the last couple of years.  If you are ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood decreased to 54 single family homes sold compared to 66 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive North houses that sold in 2018 increased to $610 compared from $598 in 2017, a 2.1% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive North homes sold in 2018 was $1,928,711 compared to $1,690,355 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $4,694,827 and the lowest priced home sold for $852,000. Currently, Palos Verdes Drive North has 19 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 16 single family homes ranging in price from $999,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,656 square foot home, to $4,275,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 5,634 square foot home.  There are 3 condo/townhomes ranging in price from $369,000...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the March 12, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (21 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 158 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $989,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $650,000) to $16,990,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $350,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:      Gayle Probst’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2717 Via Elevado, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,476 square foot home for $3,800,000.  This beautiful Malaga Cove ocean view home features a light & bright kitchen, stately library, wine cellar, an ornate authentic English pub, gor...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Spring Break is just around the corner for the Palos Verdes Unified School District, but summer school signs ups are quickly approaching and if history repeats itself they will fill up fast.Registration for Palos Verdes elementary students for summer school will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  This year the Summer Break program classes will be held at Soleodo and Dapplegray.  The school hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and classes run from Monday, June 17, through Friday, July 12, 2019. There will not be classes on July 4, 2019.  They will be offering 4 week programs, and a two week workshop. The cost for the four week program is $620, and the two week workshop is $310. Before and After School Care is being offered at both Soleodo and Dapplegray during the Summer Brea...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
During the month of April 2019, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering outdoor hikes/activities for Palos Verdes home owners to enjoy including bird walks, nature walks with naturalists and volunteer opportunities which are listed below. Special Events:  Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy will take place at Linden H. Chandler Preserve on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  Experience this impressively restored 29 acre nature preserve with a guide to view blooming native species wildflowers and rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly habitat.  This is considered a moderate walk.  Directions and parking will be provided upon RSVP.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org. Team Leader Training at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes real estate sales February 2019 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to January.  39 Palos Verdes houses sold in February compared to the 18 homes sold in January and decreased compared to the 41 homes that sold in February 2018.  There were 59 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in February which increased from the 52 homes pending in January.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in February (164) increased from the 147 homes for sale in January. Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in February decreased to $2,011,000 from $3,037,000 in January and increased from the $1,806,000 in February 2018.  (One of the 18 sales in January was a $14,100,000 home which is part of the higher average sales price.)   Price per square foot for Palos Verdes...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
The Palos Verdes Art Center will be presenting its 33rd Annual Homes Tour, Legends of Art, Architecture & Song, on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Tour will feature two homes that have a unique mix of designs from a Contemplative Contemporary that cohesively unifies indoor and outdoor space while remaining true to its midcentury modern roots, to a Palos Verdes Palladian influenced by Andrea Palladio’s classical design.  There will also be live performances from Trio Ellas to enjoy at the Art Center.       Palos Verdes Palladian (above) features Andrea Palladio’s style of symmetry prespective design of Greek & Roman temples.  Local architect George Sweeney used this architectural style while designing this home which is built of large rec...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the March 5, 2019 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (15 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 163 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $739,000) to $16,990,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 24 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $350,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:       Raju Chhabria’s (Chhabria Real Estate Company) 856 Rincon Lane, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,653 square foot home for $6,999,999.  This beautiful Monte Malaga Mediterranean custom home features panoramic Queen’s necklace/city views, large gourmet kitchen w/double isl...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will be out for their 2019 Spring Break from Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, 2019.  Below are some ideas for Palos Verdes homes owners who are looking for day camps  for their children to enjoy.AYSO Spring Soccer Camps are being offered from April 1 to April 5, 2019, at Highridge Park.  Children 6 to 16 years of age can spend a full day or half day learning and improving their soccer skills.  The cost of the Half Day Camp for is $135, and camp session is 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, or $175 for a Full Day Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  AYSO Tiny Tykes camps are for children 3 to 5 years of age, and are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 non for the price of $100.  For more camp information and/or to register click here.Highridge Park...
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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 March, 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 March, the following movies will be presented.The PVLD’s Ciné-Monde, a film series featuring notable films from around the globe which are shown on the second Thursday of the month, will be screening THE DEATH OF STALIN (UK, 2017) on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room.  This film takes place in Moscow, in 1953.  After being in power for nearly 30 years, the Soviet dictat...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for Valmonte neighborhood decreased to 41 single family homes sold compared to 52 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Valmonte houses that sold in 2018 increased to $753 compared from $738 in 2017, a 2.1% increase.  Average sales price for Valmonte homes sold in 2018 was $1,733,648 compared to $1,671,038 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $3,225,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,188,000. Currently, Valmonte has 9 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 9 single family homes ranging in price from $1,250,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,987 square foot home, to $3,999,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 5,273 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area. For background and history on Valmonte Multiple Listing Area 164, p...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Unified School District students, in grades TK through 8, are welcome to enjoy the full day Spring Break Camp from April 1 to 5, 2019, and hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for working parents to use a convenient daycare for their school age children.  The District will also allow students, who are not currently enrolled in PV Kid’s Corner, to join the program.  In order to participate, you must complete a registration packet and return it to the PV Kid’s Corner business office no later than March 22, 2019.  The business office is currently located at Rancho Del Mar High School, 38 Crest Road West, Rolling Hills.The full day camp will take place at Vista Grande Kids Corner and will be a fun experience for children during the Spring week break.  T...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the February 26, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (22 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 165 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $739,000) to $16,990,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 19 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $400,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:         Stephen Haw’s (Keller William Palos Verdes) 31 Via Del Cielo, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 6,008 square foot home for $5,850,000.  This exquisite Mediterranean Oceanfront Estates home features rare front row bluff location, panoramic ocean views, Chef’s kitchen ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 24 days of February 2019 are 30 homes which is an increase from the 13 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 24 days of January and a decrease from first 24 days of February 2018 (43).  (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 February 1st to date is $2,098,486 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $3,412,381 for this same time period and an increase from $1,754,651 last February. In February 2019 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $15,500,000 and is located in the City of Rolling Hills and has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 6,100 square feet on a 6 acre lot.  This fabulous terraced esta...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic presentation of Music in the Garden 2019, at the South Coast Botanic Garden, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.  This is a wonderful event which helps fund instrumental music instruction in the elementary grades which includes Music Mobile for third grade students, Norris Theater Concert Experience for fifth grade students, and provides financial support to the orchestras at the intermediate and high schools.The event showcases young musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay, featuring Miraleste Intermediate School Concert Band, Palos Verdes High School String Quartet, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Concert Band and Choir, Ridgecrest Intermediate School Advanced Band, South High T...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for Malaga Cove neighborhood decreased to 19 single family homes sold compared to 25 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Malaga Cove houses that sold in 2018 increased to $860 compared from $734 in 2017, a 17.1% increase.  Average sales price for Malaga Cove homes sold in 2018 was $2,960,533 compared to $2,173,720 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $9,250,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,488,000. Currently, Malaga Cove has 13 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 12 single family homes ranging in price from $1,699,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 2,239 square foot home, to $8,999,000 for a 7 bedroom/9 bath, 7,826 square foot home.  There is 1 condo/townhome for sale at $739,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 1,540 square foot condo/townhome. ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to view a new premier wedding venue located right here on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The newly renovated Rolling Hills Country Club will be hosting a Wedding Showcase on March 3, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.This is a wonderful opportunity to experience this beautiful club as a possible venue for your wedding by actually attending a ceremony where you can participate from the cocktail hour all the way to a dinner reception.  This well established private country club proves its elegance and sophistication with experienced event professionals that will customize your event to take advantage of this extraordinary setting with its magnificent banquet event spaces.The meal will be prepared by executive chef Johnny De Vivo as he plates...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the February 19, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (14 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 162 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $998,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $775,000) to $16,990,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 24 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $400,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:       Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 67 Paseo Del La Luz, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 8,320 square foot home for $6,789,000.  This elegant custom Oceanfront Estates home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, gourmet kitchen w/prep kitchen, elevator, movi...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes home owners who are looking for great night out, should look no further than the Peninsula Friends of the Library’s annual fundraiser themed Mardi Gras “A Night on Bourbon Street” on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  You will enjoy an evening of delicious regional food and toe-tapping music.  Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)  This is the Friends’ annual fundraiser which helps fund the Palos Verdes Library District each year. The party will be happening at the Peninsula Center Library with food being supplied by Primal Alchemy, the first Southern California chef-owned, food-forward catering company focusing on local, seasonal cuisine utilizing sustainable practices.  The New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band which has been featured ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Both Palos Verdes high schools will be sponsoring their annual 2019 Booster Club’s fundraisers during the month of March.Palos Verdes High School will be sponsoring their 2019 Booster Club’s CATCH THE WAVE fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The theme is “Madri Gras” and will feature an amazing night of food, dancing, silent auction, and live auction.  Get a group of friends and plan an evening of fun on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for $150.00 per person.  This year’s event will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.For more information about this event or to purchase tickets go to http://pvboosterclub.com.Palos Verdes Peninsula High School will be sponsoring this year’s annual Booster Club BLACK AND GOLD A...
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