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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.



Yesterday I had a call from a person in New York City inquiring about the property I have listed in Egypt.  I quickly surmised he was looking at my post Homes of Egypt on my Active Rain site.  After I made a quick explanation that those photos were taken in Egypt on holiday, he asked me for assis...
The sellers I work with are smart and savvy.  They know today's real estate market is challenging.  They are adapting to the new rules of real estate with a shift in attitude, increased market knowledge and by playing their property's trump card with pride.     Shift your mindset:  Pack your emot...
My posts are written with my audience in mind and an effort is made to make sure the content is valuable to my targeted readers.  But let's be honest, those comments are a nice little immediate reward for my effort.  Receiving no comments is akin to writing a great report back in your school days...
Point Fermin Real Estate Report for March 2009: Active Listings:  13 Single Family Homes are for sale priced from $219,000 to $699,000. Pending Sales:  6 Single Family Homes are in escrow priced from $329,000 to $510,000. March Sales:  The following Single Family Homes closed escrow during March ...
I'm sure you've seen those guidebooks for shoppers offering advice on which month is the best one to purchase everything from cars to clothes, but they do not address when you should purchase a house.  That's because real estate sales are not an annual event. When it comes to California real esta...
Last night as I listened to the local news I heard a reporter make two errors as he spoke about the housing market.  First, he reported you need 3% down when obtaining your FHA loan.  Wrong, it is now 3.5%.  Secondly, he said the $10,000 tax credit restricts income to $75,000 for an individual or...
When my days are overflowing and I'm not quite certain how I will fit in one more appointment or make a needed call to a client or friend, I remember the jar full of marbles story.  There's always a few air pockets and empty spaces between the solid marbles.  So I fill those five and ten minute s...
March was an active month for the Palisades neighborhood in San Pedro, CA.  Offers were made and escrows opened, and that means sales are not far behind. March real estate statistics for the Palisades neighborhood March 2009: Active Listings:  10 Single Family Homes are for sale priced from $459,...
This may come as a surprise, but based on the current inventory of active listings and pending sales the popular San Pedro neighborhood of South Shores is experiencing a Seller's Market.  Yes, that's right--there are currently more homes in escrow than there are homes for sale.  If you're thinkin...
Negotiating the real estate dance requires a bit more finesse these days.  There are new steps, extra twists and turns, and wide gaps between what a seller wants and what a buyer is willing to pay.  What's the best way to bring these opposing partners together?  1.  Education:  Begin early and ma...

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