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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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2014 

The Palos Verdes Peninsula is often enveloped in a coat of coastal fog during the morning hours in June. The fog often hangs around until noon or so then is banished by the sunshine. Some people are happy to see June replaced by sunnier Jul,y but I enjoy the coastal clouds even when they are clo...
06/29/2014
The Rancho Palos Verdes beach below Trump National Golf Course was designated a dog-free beach after a major brouhaha between residents who wanted to allow dogs and those who wished to make it a dog-free beach. Each group made valid points. I remained a neutral dog owner, but I must admit multip...
06/29/2014
I read several articles dealing with the increase in number of posts (for points) we can now submit. I agree 20 is a high number, and undoubtedly more than I will be able to post on a weekly basis.  However, there have been productive real estate weeks when I posted over the limit without regard...
06/29/2014
Palos Verdes is not famous for its beaches. After all, the Beach Cities of the South Bay of Los Angeles are right next door. They have miles of sand and we really can't compete with them in the beach department. We do have a few beaches in Palos Verdes along with miles and miles of some of the mo...
06/28/2014
"Not much." This was my reply to a recent inquiry regarding what is currently for sale in the Portuguese Bend Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. The enclave of beachfront and bluff top homes is located in a gated community off Palos Verdes Drive South. This unique slice of coastal living offers a life...
06/27/2014
We are visual creatures and I'll be the first to admit I love to show a home that is perfectly staged. Consumers get the benefit of seeing the functionality of the living space utilized to its highest and best use. No imagination required. I recently explained the concept of staging to a seller ...
06/27/2014
The Village in Redondo Beach had a busy start to the 2014 real estate season. The one bedroom units have been selling all year long and a selection of two bedroom units is now available. The townhome units have only had one sale, but another unit is on the market. With its prime location next to...
06/26/2014
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in June 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful s...
06/26/2014
A growing number of sellers are relying on Zillow's Zestimates to establish the value of their property. At a recent listing presentation the seller proudly quoted the Zestimate number. I'm sure my eyebrows shot up, even though I attempted to dig deep into my Swiss ethnicity and remain neutral. ...
06/26/2014
Home sales report for the South Shores area of San Pedro, California during June 2014. South Shores runs along the coast on both sides of 25th Street and borders Rancho Palos Verdes on the west. It is famous for light ocean breezes, amazing views of Catalina Island and the Pacific, and a laid ba...
06/25/2014
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