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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.



  Lenders have been cautioning us for months to make sure our clients pull out cash from their home-equity line of credit if they are going to use it to purchase a home (without selling their existing home and avoid a bridge loan).  Many buyers are also using their home-equity line of credit to p...
  Recently, I answered a question on Trulia Voices regarding property taxes for Palos Verdes real estate and thought it was worth a mention here also.  When a property is purchased, it is reassessed by the Los Angels County Tax Assessor using the sales price as the base.  The new property tax wil...
Tuesday, there were 19 homes on the Palos Verdes Real Estate Broker's Tour.  We currently have 276 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $825,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes ($619,000 in Eastview) to $23,000,000 in Rolling Hills.  There are 56 townhome for sale pric...
Palos Verdes Peninsula School District students had an average API (Academic Performance Index) score of 904 which is 5 points higher than last year.   Scores range from 200 to 1000.  Cornerstone Elementary School scored 977 which was the highest mark of any school in Los Angeles County (and 12 ...
Statistics for the month of August for Palos Verdes Real Estate are now available.  There were 29 closed escrows, 26 pending sales in August and 51 closed escrows and 26 pending sales in July.  The number of closed escrows are down compared to the last 5 months.  To read more, click here...
Here is another great spot which was submitted by Mary McPherson.  This is the Ocean Estates Trail in Rancho Palos Verdes.  This is an easy walk along the bluff of our beautiful Palos Verdes coast looking out at the ocean and several coves.   It is quiet and peaceful.  There are benches to sit a...
Today, there were 15 homes on the Palos Verdes Real Estate Broker's Tour including several interesting and unusual properties.   We currently have 261 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $875,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes ($579,000 in Eastview) to $23,00,000 in ...
  Interest rates moved downward Friday.  A 30 year fixed conforming jumbo loan (maximum loan amount of $729,750) was 6.125 percent with ZERO points.  A minimum of 10% down payment is required and with a 20% down payment, there is no PMI (private mortgage insurance).  With the government restructu...
  This is the first in a series of special places on the Palos Verdes Peninsula which many owners of Palos Verdes real estate are not aware of.  You might say these are "secret" places.   The Gazebo at Roessler Pointis located in Palos Verdes Estates.   The entrance is at the northwest end of the...

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