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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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2009 

I took today off; well, almost off.  I did set appointments to show property tomorrow to a delightful first time buyer, and I wrote a post or two for my blog.  I was lucky enough to be able to do it all from the comfort of my home office, in my robe, and sipping Earl Grey.  That's all wonderful, ...
05/30/2009
I saw them out of the corner of my eye as I rushed through the automatic doors at Trader Joes.  There they were still snug buds with no hint of their showy over-sized beauty.  Those were peonies and I had to have them. As a child it was my Memorial Day duty to clip flowers from the row of peonies...
05/30/2009
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Many people move to Palos Verdes CA for the schools, others come for the location, but I believe the strongest card the Palos Verdes Peninsula has to play is the VIEW CARD.  It is a fantastic little decision maker when it is time to buy a house.  Right now I have two couples searching for the per...
05/30/2009
If you're in the market to buy a second home in the California desert cities, or perhaps make a permanent move to the area, I recommend you explore the option of buying a lot in Boitano Palms, a gated equestrian development under construction in the Coachella Valley along Avenue 54 and Calhoun. ...
05/30/2009
The June 2009 real estate scene is still no summer picnic, but sellers are more realistic with their expectations and prices.  One battle won!  After maneuvering this market for a couple years prospective homeowners now know a buyer's market does not mean sellers are giving property away; it does...
05/29/2009
Summer is coming and the Point Fermin coastal community of San Pedro is a perfect choice for homeowners who desire to be close to the water. April 2009 Real estate statistics for Point Fermin: Active Listings:  12 Single Family Homes are for sale priced from $250,000 to $1,250,000. Pending Sales:...
05/29/2009
The Palisades, a coastal community of San Pedro, CA, is a sought-after neighborhood.  Demand is always high for homes in this area of charming and varied styles of house choices.  Looking for an Old Spanish?  How about a beach cottage?  Craftsman anyone?  Come to the Palisades to house hunt and s...
05/29/2009
Nearly 40 South Bay schools performed among the top 10th of campuses across California in a statewide academic index released by education officials Thursday.  Check statewide rankings according to the Daily Breeze Newspaper article."Just as the data showed last year, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Bea...
05/27/2009
I've been a member of Zillow's real estate community since 2006.  On individual homes their Zestimate values can be way off---sometimes too low and less frequently a bit on the high side.  However, for general statistics they provide some great information.  This information was taken from an ema...
05/26/2009
I am currently working with two couples who plan to relocate to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  They are both from the greater Los Angeles area, but are unfamiliar with the perks of living in Palos Verdes.  Sometimes a relocation distance of 30 miles can be just as disruptive as one of 3,000 miles. ...
05/25/2009
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