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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 

Long before my days as a real estate agent/broker, I sold many homes as a corporate gypsy, buying in one city and selling in another became a way of life for nearly twenty years.  Throughout those years on the move I learned a thing or two about selling homes with dogs as residents or prospectiv...
08/06/2014
When I moved to the Los Angeles area 25 years ago Hermosa Beach became my favorite of the beach cities. I liked to shop in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach was closer to Palos Verdes so I frequented many of the shops in Hollywood Riviera and dined at several of the local eateries. But Hermosa f...
08/06/2014
The sultry days of summer are here. The beaches are dotted with humans, umbrellas and colorful towels. Summer in the beach cities is in full swing. Let's check in on luxury sales in Redondo Beach to see if homes priced over $2,000,000 are enjoying the same summer sizzle. Redondo Beach Luxury Sal...
08/05/2014
You don't go to Paris for the weather, but quite the opposite is true for Southern California.  On my most recent trip to Paris the sun made short and rare appearances.  Most days required an umbrella, but the beauty of the City of Lights was not diminished by the lack of natural light. On the o...
08/05/2014
It many be the dog days of summer with muggy days and even a summer thunderstorm (rare in L.A.) but these luxury homes are anything but dogs--more like the divas of homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With its wonderful breeze-catching location, the Palos Verdes coastal lifestyle really pays of...
08/05/2014
  Real estate agents must be able to think on their feet.  We never know what question or situation will occur next.  Each day is different and unpredictable--some more than others.  Take the day a client called to say her dear dog was dead on the kitchen floor and I was scheduled to be there in ...
08/02/2014
“We find lots and lots of whale fossils in Palos Verdes all over the place so any backyard could house a fossil" -- Howell Thomas. I've seen a few whale bones on the walls and shelves of homes in Palos Verdes but never considered some might be of archaeological interest.  After all, Palos Verdes...
08/02/2014
  We stopped by to look at horse properties this week in this community of Buckskin, Sorrel and Dapplegray Lane.   One was a 1950's vintage fixer with a nice flat pad for horse area and while we were parking, the mobile horse shoeing service was out front replacing the shoes on one of the "locals."
08/01/2014
Dapplegray and Buckskin Lanes in Rolling Hills Estates (Palos Verdes)     The Lanes in Palos Verdes is a small neighborhood of mini-ranch style homes in the horse property area of Rolling Hills Estates.  Many of the homes have stables or expanded horse improvements, plus there is a community ridi...
08/01/2014
Confession time--I'm somewhat addicted to real estate reality shows.  I especially like the Property Brothers with Drew's tenacity and determination to find the best property and price, and Jonathan's ability to work his remodel magic to give their clients everything on their wish list.  I mean,...
08/01/2014
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