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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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When I opened my eyes this morning I already had a list of "I have to do this and that" running through my mind.  Not that I'm complaining about being busy, I'm not, but prioritizing the list can be a little daunting.   Number 1:  There's a counter offer to respond to--an easy number one on the l...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 12
You bet it is!  Buyers make an  intellectual and financial decision to look at properties based on location, price and square footage.  They want their new home to be where they want to live, the price they can afford to pay and a size that fits their needs.  Those are the basics and where every ...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 4
A buyer recently told me she was quite comfortable waiting for the right house and the right price in this BUYERS MARKET. I gently explained in her price range Palos Verdes is experiencing a SELLERS MARKET. Yes, it is true. There are over 30 Palos Verdes homes under $1.2M in escrow. I am not sure...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 13
True story: Last weekend a well-dressed prospective customer strolled into my open house, smiled at me, took the flyer I offered, and said, "Oh nice flyer! You're someone I could work with." This Choosy Customer went on to say she immediately ruled out an agent who gave her a 'sloppy flyer' becau...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 13
There is a down and dirty side to a career in real estate, and I am not talking about the schemers and less than ethical people we encounter as we go about the daily business of listing and selling real estate. How dirty are you willing to get to close a deal?   Yes, I dress for success, but I'm ...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 5
Isn't this a buyers market? Are sellers giving their properties away? Good questions. I like my clients and customers to be informed, and I work very hard to make sure they have up-to-date information on the real estate market. Sharing my "insider secrets" is one of the perks of working with an a...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Comments 0
There were only 13 homes on the Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour.  It must be because of all the rain we have been having.  We currently have 261 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $799,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $18,900,000 in Rolling Hills (the lo...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Comments 0
  Statistics for single family homes for the month of January for Palos Verdes Real Estate are now available.  January 2009 compared to January 2008 has the same number of sold/closed escrows, 1 additional pending escrow, and 46 more active listings/home for sale.   Average price per square foot ...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 53
Today, as I chatted with an open house attendee, the sky opened up and a ray of sunlight burst through the heavy gray clouds and illuminated his main concern with pulling the purchase trigger--FEAR. Breaking It Down:  This prospective buyer did not know the market statistics for the area.  He did...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The California State Legislature passed a new budget yesterday that included a tax credit of up to $10,000 for the purchase of a newly constructed home. Unfortunately, this tax credit is not available for the purchase of an existing previously owned home. The following are the features of the new...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 1
The following are general levels of interest rates for various loan terms for both conforming and Jumbo loans as provided by Michael Cordova: michaelc@milestonemtg.com   February 19, 2009     FIXED RATES CONFORMING JUMBO       Rates Points Rates Points   30-Year Fixed Rate  4.875% 1.000 6.625% 1....

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 18
I found the current day living quarters in Egypt as interesting as the ancient pyramids. Check out the real estate in Egypt.           Apartment living in Cairo                   The high-rise life in Cairo                 Cairo townhouse                     Home along the Nile                   ...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 11
My ten year old granddaughter is running for student council president of Vista Grande Elementary School in Rancho Palos Verdes.  My conversation with my daughter was cut short tonight because she needed to listen to the candidate's speech.  Life really is about priorities and I often learn wonde...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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A very special place to visit in Palos Verdes Estates is the Labyrinth at Neighborhood Church.   There is a memorial plaque which reads, "For the Journey of Life to Help You find Your Way."  It is "Dedicated to the Memory of Miriam Levonian".   As you walk the path to the center (which is marked...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 9
Some much needed rain fell in Palos Verdes this morning, and for the first Tuesday in several weeks, I found there were no new listings I needed to preview on today's broker tour, so I happily spent time fulfilling promises made and yet undelivered. It is amazing what you can do with the gift of ...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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  Everyone wants to know how the Palos Verdes real estate market is doing.  I am an optimist by nature so I have to check for facts before I give my opinion.  Currently we have 32 properties that have sold/closed escrow since the first of the year compared to 23 properties this same time period i...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 4
This morning I was in the mood to look at the big picture, the really big picture. Usually, I zero in on my local market conditions and statistics to keep my finger on the pulse of what is happening and what I need to do. I know the best buys, the short sales, the fixers, the hot spots and the ov...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 6
Here is a small token of my appreciation to my loyal clients, prospective buyers, fellow agents, subscribers, readers, and especially my friends and family. I received a few unexpected Valentine greetings and gifts this week. I find the sweetest gifts often arrive totally unexpected, and it is th...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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I hope you and yours have a wonderful Valentines Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!! The History of Valentines Day is very interesting. St. Valentine lived in the 3rd century. One legend had it that Claudius II, the Roman Emperor, had outlawed marriage for all young men under a certain age because he felt that yo...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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In the past, I have tried to elicit support for a dog park on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, but it has been difficult to get the word out. If you live on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and would like to support having a dog park on the Peninsula, please email me at mmegowan@cox.net . The Rancho Palos V...

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