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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.



After a public vote - winning with 50% of the vote - the new name for The Avenue (of the Peninsula), our shopping center, is Promenade (on the Peninsula). Why was the name changed? At a recent meeting, Elizabeth Griggs, General Manager of Stoltz Management Company, the new owners of the shopping ...
Last month, Barbara Walters had a fascinating ABC-TV Special entitled, "Live to be 150 - Can you do it?"  There are more than 84,000 centenarians (100+) living in the United States with a projection of over 1,000,000 by the year 2050.   Many are choosing to stay in their own homes.  This is an im...
Rolling Hills Estates is the 3rd largest city on the Peninsula both in size (4.18 miles) and population (7,676) according the the Residence Handbook.  Their are 30 neighborhood areas within the community, each with its own special character.  Overall, the city has tried to maintain it's rural res...
Rolling Hills is a private, gated, equestrian community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The city was incorporated in 1957 and is 3 square miles.  This is the smallest city on the Peninsula and the most private.  In 2002, there were 690 homes with a population of 1,90...
Rancho Palos Verdes was the last city on the Peninsula to incorporate in 1973.  The city has 7.5 miles of coastline and 12.3 square miles of land.  Rancho Palos Verdes is the largest city on the Peninsula.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population in the year 2003 was 42,265....
Palos Verdes Estates was the first city on the Peninsula to incorporate in 1939.  The city has  4.5 miles of coastline.  Twenty-eight percent of city land is permanently deeded as parkland and maintained as dedicated open space.  According to Palos Verdes Estates Resident Handbook, the population...
Palos Verdes Peninsula is actually composed of 4 different cities - Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates (and 2 Los Angeles County areas known as Westfield and Academy Hills).  They are all part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School Dis...
Recently I enjoyed "High Tea" at Trump National, one of the few locations in the Palos Verdes/South Bay area to offer this tradition.  It felt like a mini vacation - relaxing, pampering and beautiful scenery. One can make reservations (at least three days in advance 310-303-3260) for high tea   C...
It is one month past the official "Earth Day" and here is my personal scorecard.  My favorite tip was checking the fruit and vegetable labels in the supermarket.  Did you know that a 4-digit number means it was conventionally grown; a 5-digit number beginning with 9 indicates organically grown an...
The self-fulfilling prophecies are right again according to the LA Times article "At the luxury end, home prices are falling."  The upper end of the market is feeling some pain.  It appears misery loves company.  Statistics are in for the month April and indicate some exclusive neighborhoods show...

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