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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.



Do you have a child who loves horses or have you always wanted to trail ride?  Well if either of those answers are yes, save the date of Sunday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to visit Ernie Howlett Park for “Horse Happenings on the Hill”. The horse community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula will o...
The Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club located in Palos Verdes Estateswill be offering for the first time their expanded summer swim lesson program to non-members at the PVBAC pool. Lessons are provided for children of all levels. This is not for recreational swimming, just for the specific le...
Palos Verdes Estates annual Special Refuse Collection (bulky trash) is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th.  This is the one time a year that you are allowed to place your items on curbside for pick up. The City’s waste hauler will pick up furniture, appliances, water heaters, refrigerators (comp...
March 2011 statistics for Palos Verdes real estate indicate a rise in average sales price for Palos Verdes homes – $1,728,000 compared to $1,361,000 in February.  Although this is exciting, it is not sustainable as last month a Palos Verdes house sold for $9,150,000 which was the highest price s...
There were 20 homes on the April 19, 2011, Palos Verdes real estateBroker’s Tour.  We currently have 249 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $669,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $12,800,000 in Rolling Hills 90274 (the low in Eastview is $569,000).  There are 72 Pa...
Did you know that in 1913, the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula was purchased for development for $1,500,000 by a group headed by Frank Vanderlip, Sr.?  That is probably the median price for one our Palos Verdes houses today!  After the stock market crash in 1929, portions of the original purchase ...
Owners of Palos Verdes real estate often ask me what to do about neighbor’s trees.  Can they cut their neighbor’s tree if it is hanging in their yard?  What responsibility do they have for their own trees?  Holly M. Thomas, General Counsel for Remax Palos Verdes and Execs Realty, wrote an excell...
Malaga Cove Cafe is a little secret known to most Palos Verdes real estate owners.  It is located in Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates and is owned by the former pastry chef from Chez Melange.  Therefore, I can still get some of my favorite Chez desserts from the “old” Chez menu like the...
Did you know that in 1945, here in our own Palos Verdes Peninsulabackyard, the S.S. Lane Victory served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War as well as in peace time as part of the merchant fleet?  After years of deterioration, she was restored by volunteers of the United Stat...
On March 21st, I wrote an article asking owners of Palos Verdes real estateif they should have earthquake insurance (click here to read article).  I posed several questions and Carolyn Bruzzone, Farmers Insurance Agent, was kind enough to take the time to respond.  She answered my questions.  He...

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