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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Charlemagne International Properties - BRE# 01147470
Homes for sale in Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills, Southern California. We specialize in luxury homes, gated estates, equestrian land and investment properties around the South Bay.

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2008 

 I rode out the Northridge earthquake securely (or so I thought) braced in my bedroom doorway.  Based on this excerpt from Doug Copp's article entitled The Triangle of Life it was the wrong place to seek refuge from the rock and roll of an earthquake. Worse yet, I had all four of my children stan...
02/29/2008
When moving through the stages of selling a property--from showing to closing-- I often think of the quote, "It takes a village to raise a child."  It also takes a group of committed professionals to close a real estate transaction.  One weak link, whether it be agent, lender or escrow officer ca...
02/26/2008
This morning's quote seemed particularly apropos to a career in real estate.  It's not the market we must believe in, it is the skills and services we provide, our ability to do it well and our passion for our field of choice."If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you're ...
02/25/2008
  Next week I'll be showing a Palos Verdes buyer who wants a one level home with no stairs-no step down living room, or steps up or down to the garage.  I previewed several one levels in search of a "step free" house. After eight or nine houses they all began to look alike.  I found myself making...
02/23/2008
The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a sought-after area in Los Angeles County.  Palos Verdes Drive snakes around the entire peninsula and offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Los Angeles Harbor.  The many hills offer breathtaking city and ocean views.  The Mediterrane...
02/20/2008
  I have a couple of buyers who are like kids in a candy store; they are overwhelmed with all the choices and want to sample them all!  Others are hard-core comparison shoppers and they are waiting for the next price reduction or interest rate cut.     There is no sense of urgency in this market....
02/20/2008
Unheard of in the recent past, but true!  The view captures the twinkling lights of Los Angeles at night, the sparkling waters of the Pacific, the shimmering snow of white capped mountains and a bustling harbor during the daylight hours.  It's a 24/7 view and you can enjoy it from the window-line...
02/20/2008
The photo caused me to pause as I was leafing through an upscale magazine in the waiting room (boy, is that room particularly well-named) of my doctor's office. The photograph oozed serenity and peacefulness from the glossy page. It was identified as a home sanctuary and wellness room; wellness r...
02/19/2008
Here's a mid-month update  for February 2008 on single family residence real estate activity in the four cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula:Rolling HillsRolling Hills EstatesPalos Verdes EstatesRancho Palos Verdes 26 Single Family Homes have sold since January 1, 2008.68 Single Family Homes are...
02/14/2008
One of the things I like best about being a real estate agent is each day we venture into the unknown.  We may have a plan but it's merely a rough draft of the day we want to have, not necessarily the one we will have. Today was a great reminder of the risks and rewards of life as a Realtor in th...
02/12/2008
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