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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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2012 

The journey from prospective buyer to inserting the key in your new front door can be short and sweet (somewhat rare) or rather long with many twists and turns (more common since The Great Financial Fiasco of 2008). There are always a few war stories, and they often get better with each retellin...
06/30/2012
  It does not matter where you live on the Palos Verdes Peninsula; living here is a luxury. Mother Nature was in a very generous mood when bestowing her natural gifts upon this little peninsula that juts out majestically into the Pacific Ocean. Ocean waves meet land with either a gentle lap on th...
06/27/2012
The lender spoke with confidence, maybe even a bit of swagger, when I asked early in the transaction if my clients could wire money from a US bank account to a California escrow company from China.  "No problem," came his quick reply.  The same information was repeated to my client.  It would be...
06/26/2012
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    I made a quick appearance at the office Sunday to package and send an offer on a bank owned property.  Once completed, I moved forward with my original plans--a game of Bocce Ball with the grandchildren at Friendship Park high in the hills of San Pedro. It was a lovely Southern California day...
06/25/2012
Homes sales report for the Hill Section neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, California during May 2012. Homes for sale: 10 Homes are listed for sale in the Hill area priced from $1,599,500 to $11,900,000. Pending sales: 6 Houses are in escrow priced from $1,100,000 to $4,595,000. May sales: Three h...
06/24/2012
Homes sales report for the Mira Costa neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, California during May 2012. Homes for sale: 19 Homes are listed for sale in Mira Costa priced from $744,000 to $2,650,000. Pending sales: 10 Houses are in escrow priced from $750,000 to $1,699,000. May sales: 9 Homes sold in ...
06/24/2012
Homes sales report for the Heights / Liberty neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, California during May 2012. Homes for sale: 4 Homes are listed for sale priced from $799,000 to $1,850,000. Pending sales: 5 Houses are in escrow priced from $675,000 to $900,000. May sales: Three homes sold in May 201...
06/24/2012
Homes sales report for the Tree Section neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, California during May 2012. Homes for sale: 17 Homes are listed for sale in the Tree Section priced from $699,000 to $4,295,000. Pending sales: 25 Houses are in escrow priced from $819,000 to $2,600,000. May sales: Eleven h...
06/24/2012
  This morning I received a call from a prospective buyer saying she needed some help to clarify the status of a listing. Some real estate sites showed it as an active listing and others showed it was no longer available. Real estate web sites have an agreement with local Multiple Listing Servic...
06/24/2012
When I began blogging nearly five years ago most of my posts were geared to buyers. They were the consumers online looking for a home, and exercising their new-found right to shop at all hours without being encumbered by an agent. Eventually, most of them would need an agent and I wanted to have...
06/24/2012
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