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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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2014 

On the last leg of my flight to South Africa I asked a fellow passenger, and resident, if he had any advice for my sister and I before we embarked upon our safari into the bush.  Without hesitation he remarked, "Stay out of the water, any water no matter how shallow.  Don't get too near the edge...
07/31/2014
Once people experience life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula most never want to leave.  As a result, a large portion of the residents have lived here for many years.  Thoughout my real estate career I have helped many transition from their large family home to smaller quarters either in the local ar...
07/31/2014
Ladera Linda in Rancho Palos Verdes   New Palos Verdes listings are open for agents and brokers to tour each Tuesday.  Yesterday, Josh and I were in the Ladera Linda neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes previewing a lovely one level homes with a stunning ocean and coastline view. Ladera Linda over...
07/30/2014
I have a long list of clients I feel blessed to have in my database.  I also had a few I remember for all the wrong reasons but this space is not for them.  These lines are dedicated to some of my most unforgettable clients.     My first listing:  It was complicated, but I was so green I didn't ...
07/30/2014
If you've been through the purchase and escrow phase of buying a home you are familiar with the barrage of paperwork required to get from offer to close. It seems documents are flying through the air with the greatest of ease, thanks to our use of DocuSign e-signature abilities, during the entir...
07/29/2014
When purchasing a property should you have the sewer scoped?  That's real estate lingo for running a camera through the main sewer line from house to street.  The idea is to check the plumbing not visible to the naked eye, hence the colonoscopy reference. We don't routinely recommend a main sewe...
07/29/2014
  While organizing my office storage area I found these lovely handwritten notes of appreciation.  One was from the title company representative, one from a fellow agent regarding an offer that did not come together, and the last from a satisfied client.   Although I received one from an escrow ...
07/28/2014
  The Big Announcement arrived--Zillow entered into a "definitive" agreement to acquire Trulia.  A few short weeks ago Active Rain was acquired by Trulia.  There must be big money in selling real estate agents leads to their own listings.  Acquisition fever follows the money. Perhaps the sky just...
07/28/2014
It may be the dog days of summer, and the high temperatures and accompanying high humidity reminds me more of my summers in Florida than California, but real estate sales in the South Bay of Los Angeles continue to move from listing to sold for Charlemagne Int'l Properties. This week we will cha...
07/27/2014
A client is happily ensconced in her new digs in the desert after the hassle of selling one property and purchasing a replacement home.  It's been a hectic couple of months but we pulled it off even as she continued to run her home-based business and the thermometer soared into summer triple dig...
07/27/2014
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