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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Blogging for business is why most of the Active Rain members are here, but the side benefits are perhaps even more powerful.  To be honest, I did not feel the need to begin blogging when my son suggested it two years ago.  I was too busy selling real estate to write stories about it on the Intern...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Several pieces of information have been released over the last day or two that at least can be considered good news for the economy: 1) In a recent Gallup Poll, 41% of those polled believed that the "Country was headed in the right direction", compared to only 8% last October. This measure of con...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The following are general levels of interest rates for various loan terms for both conforming and Jumbo loans as provided by Al Hermann at al@american-california.com . Conforming 30 Yr Fixed up to $417,000 4.875% Rate 5.015% APR Pricing based on 740 credit score, 65% Debt to Income Ratio, 80% Loa...

By ELAINE MALLON, CRS, CIAS, Broker -- Luxury Real Estate
(Rodeo Realty)
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As Published in Celebrity Spouse:  WHERE TO START WHEN IT'S TIME TO RELOCATE -- TIPS & ADVICE               As a celebrity spouse, a sudden relocation to another city may seem like an overwhelming, daunting task -- and one usually left to them to coordinate.  For peace of mind during this major l...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Studying statistics can be drier than a day in the desert. I'll do my best to make these numbers curl up beside you and and become meaningful in a monetary way.  There are 288 single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes.  47 homes are in escrow and 55 homes sold YTD.  These numbers reflect rough...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 4
I have some wonderful friends who love to look at houses.  Notice I did not refer to these very lovely people as prospective buyers, although they may be, because they simply refuse to complete the pre-approval process with a lender.  Oh, they've had the pre-qualification conversation, and I know...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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"Hope Stirs in Housing Market" was the headline in the LA Times front page on Wednesday.  Peter Hong's  positive piece states "Home prices in Southern California held steady in February for the first time in nearly a year, figures released Tuesday show, as low prices brought buyers back into the...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 13
It is spring and the signs are everywhere; especially in the real estate market.  The second half of March was alive with new activity--my Goggle calendar greeted me each morning with a fresh list of proof the market is gathering momentum.  This morning my cell phone rang a few minutes before 8:0...

By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
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    Trump is not rags to riches but the American Dream and Hero all the same. How dare I compare? It's a free country. They both lost it all, found it, lost the girl, found her. So many things to say. First of all they were both true to their dream. In the same earth where so many sell out only f...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 10
Yesterday a co-worker called me to vent.  It seems she showed an out-of-town couple thirty houses in three days, took them to meet with a lender and facilitated return visits to the top choice homes.  She arranged for a builder friend to meet with them and discuss possible remodeling projects, an...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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These homes really stood out from this week's Broker Tour: 4005 VIA NIVEL, PALOS VERDES ESTATES               PRICED AT $1,500,000            MLS# V09033992 Completely rebuilt and added on to in 2007. This four bedroom three and a half bath SINGLE LEVEL home is very impressive  with soaring ceili...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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In today's South Bay Daily Breeze, the headlines proclaimed : "HOME PRICES CONTINUE TO SLIDE IN SOUTH BAY".  The article then goes on to say that the Median Home Price in the South Bay "continued to tumble in February, with a steep year-over-year decline for the month... The median price of a loc...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 0
There are four separate cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula each with its own distinct flavor and feel.  I see many homes each week--only a few standout in my memory at the end of the day.    Some I remember because of price, others for the view and still others for style and irreplaceable setti...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 2
When everyone is cutting back, putting off and holding back it seems a bit unrealistic to expect the economy to magically begin to expand.  Something has to ignite the hum of movement.  From my perspective I'm seeing energy and confidence building on my little peninsula of the world. Sparks are b...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Comments 1
  There were 19 homes on the Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour.  We currently have 288 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $800,000 in Rolling Hills Estates to $18,900,000 in Rollings Hills (the low in Eastview is $585,000).  There are 47 townhomes/condo...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 9
Yesterday's news was worthy of a second helping. I made it home from work in time to hear the national news lead off with some good news about the stock market--up over 500 points. What a refreshing change to start with something positive.  Yes, there was more than enough gloom and doom sandwiche...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Comments 0
  "Work on the Trader Joe's store at the Golden Cove Center, approved by the Planning Commission in December 2008, is moving forward." according to an article in the Peninsula News.  This is great news for owners of Palos Verdes real estate.  After a couple of false starts, Palos Verdes is finall...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 5
There are a few glimmers of sunshine breaking through the clouds hovering over the housing market.  On the national front the interest rates are crazy low and prices are more affordable.  However, my focus is local and this is what I have to report from a weekend in the field, or perhaps I should...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Comments 2
  Statistics for single family homes for the month of February for Palos Verdes Real Estate are now available.  February 2009 had less sold/closed escrows and less pending sales than January 2009 and had increased inventory of active listings/homes for sale.  Additionally, February 2009 had half ...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The following are general levels of interest rates for various loan terms for both conforming and Jumbo loans as provided by Al Hermann at al@american-california.com . Interest rates for conforming loans are down about a 1/4 point from 2 weeks ago due to the Federal Reserve program to purchase mo...

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