palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Palos Verdes Real Estate Mid-Year Report Card - 07/31/16 04:21 AM

I recently attended a webinar given by two of California Association of Realtors' top economists. They presented lots of charts, graphs, and accompanying statistics and I will do my best to boil down the findings and share a few nuggets of numbers and trends that are particularly apropos to the local Palos Verdes and Beach Cities real estate markets as we enter the second half of 2016.
 
Here are my chief takeaway points: 
1)  Inventory is still constraining California's housing market.  Most markets have a 3-4 month supply of homes for sale.  The exception is the luxury market where available inventory stands at … (4 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Gratitude Post Day 3--Sisters, Sunrises and Sunsets - 08/28/14 06:18 AM
Sisters, Three Out of Five
There's nothing quite like being blessed with a bunch of sisters, and I have four, they are our forever friends.  On a recent vacation with my sister someone asked if I'd always been a blonde.  My sister quickly retorted, "She has been ever since I met her."  
No knowing we were sisters, the person inquired, "And when did you two meet?
"When she was born, and I was two," my sister quickly replied.  We laughed about that one, as only sisters can, several times during the course of our trip.
 

African Sunrise
I … (6 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: No Need to Choose, You Can Have Venus and Mars - 06/24/14 01:51 AM

When consumers decide to dip their feet in the big real estate sea, whether to sell or purchase property, most seek expert guidance as they began their journey into the somewhat unknown and fluid process.  Traversing the winding road of contracts, negotiations, contingencies, escrow and title is a process that often takes a month or more to complete.  It likely involves life savings, big mortgages or hefty sums of cash and is certainly not to be entered into lightly. 
Selecting an agent to help is one of the first and most important steps in the real estate process.  The common belief … (8 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Off Market Sales -- Who do They Benefit? - 03/26/13 10:10 AM
 
Networking has taken on new meaning in the current real estate market.  There are "secret" networking groups within larger company networking meetings.  "Closed" networking cliques exist as well as "luxury home" networking systems.  Often these networking meetings are by invitation only.  The goal is to sell a property before it hits the open market and receives dozens of offers.
 
In my opinion, this may not be the best route for either the buyer or the seller.  I do think it works well for the agents--there I said it.  If the purpose of placing a property on the Multiple Listing … (10 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Top Way to Find Best Agent to Sell Your Palos Verdes Home - 01/27/13 11:11 PM

It is not hard to find a real estate agent. We post signs all over the neighborhood when we hold an open house. Our offices are scattered all over the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and whether you walk in or phone in, there is usually an agent on call to answer your questions. If you’re hoping for more than potluck, my suggestion is to ask trusted friends and family for recommendations. Especially if they recently completed a real estate sale or purchase.
 
Once you have a name or two, it’s time to do a little online shopping. Do a Google … (4 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Lawyer Up or Labor On? - 10/31/12 08:00 AM

Escrow extensions were issued twice to accommodate unfinished termite work contractually belonging to the seller.  Finally, it was time for the final walk-thru to check all repairs were completed.  Unfortunately, the termite work subbed out to a local carpenter failed to meet the termite company's requirements and termite completion was denied.
Loan documents are lanquishing in escrow while the seller stubbornly refused to "spend one more dine" on termite work.  The buyers are in full compliance with their contractual obligations and are ready to use legal force--their days of being patient are far behind them.  I represent the buyers.
The … (3 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Norma Toering - Palos Verdes Buyers or Sellers Market? - 09/25/12 12:08 PM
Is Palos Verdes a Buyers or Sellers Market?
 
Norma - (310) 493-8333
 Current home sales indicate Palos Verdes homes under one million dollars is a white-hot sellers market.
Homes priced from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 reflect a seller's market too.
Luxury homes priced over $2,000,000 are experiencing a balanced market teetering on the edge of a buyers market.
Once you know these facts you can better decide how to make this market work best for your real estate needs.
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palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: The Luxury of Living in Palos Verdes, California - 06/27/12 11:15 PM
 
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 the sand or a splash against one of our many towering bluffs.
 
The lay of the land includes towering cliffs, deep canyons and rolling hills. We may lack miles of sandy beaches (but the Beach Cities are blessed with a delightful stretch) but we more than make up … (10 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Bad Information Made Clients Fly Halfway Around the World - 06/26/12 12:52 AM

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 handled with security questions and the use of a private banker familiar with the client. 
 
Wrong.  Big problem.  Exactly one week before the scheduled close of escrow I received the 'bad news' call.  Even though my client has a long banking relationship (both business and personal) with the bank, he was … (36 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Bocce Ball, Anyone? - 06/25/12 07:38 AM
 
 
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 and I just happened to have my camera with me.  Actually, I'm expanding my portfolio of local photos and am a bit short in the San Pedro department and the vantage point offered a wonderful photo opportunity.  If you haven't seen the LA Harbor views from Friendship … (10 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Fresh Content or Last Week's News? - 06/24/12 10:09 AM

 
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 Services to publish listings. However, some sites update their sites hourly and others weekly. I suggest if you want up-to-the-minute real estate information you do exactly as this buyer did–check with a local real estate agent.
 
I quickly logged on and discovered the listing status was changed … (4 comments)

palos verdes real estate broker agent norma toering: Kindles and iPads for Palos Verdes Elementary Kids - 03/09/12 10:33 PM

If your elementary age child attends Dapplegray Elementary School in Rolling Hills Estates they are in for a techie treat.  A new computer lab complete with iPads and Kindles will help the school's 650 kindergarten through fifth graders embrace the digital world.  The ribbon cutting ceremony is Sunday 3-5 PM and will be culmination of a six-year capital campaign.  I'm sure the students and staff will give a well-deserved shout-out to the major donors.
 
This is a wonderful example of the importance of education in the Palos Verdes Peninsula community.  The willingness of parents and residents to contribute to the education of … (7 comments)

 
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