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By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The final version of the $789 Billion Economic Stimulus Bill that survived the Senate/House Reconciliation of their two bills must still be approved by both the Senate and the House, but still contains a few provisions that should help home buyers, particularly first time buyers. Unfortunately, t...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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I must confess, not one of the buyers I am currently working with ever mentioned their home purchase was hinged to the passage of the $15,000 home-buyer credit. Yes, it would help, but it was not a deal breaker. There are other more daunting hurdles facing them. The deal breakers and deal delayer...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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How to get buyers off the fence and into their new homes in Palos Verdes is the question of the hour.  The Los Angeles Times had two interesting articles on that very subject. "A reverse offer gets attention" by Lew Sichelman explores a unique concept - What can the Seller do to coax the Buyer t...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Are you prepared for a natural disaster. If we were hit with a magnitude 7.0 earthquake today, would you be able to survivie without outside help? It has been estimated that because of destruction to our transportation infrastructure, it could be weeks before our local supermarkets were restocked...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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There were 31 homes on the Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour.  We currently have 249 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $775,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $18,900,000 in Rolling Hills (the low in Eastview is $585,000).  There are 50 townhomes condos for...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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I plan a perfect day every day. I am not sure I have ever lived a perfect day, but some have come close and that's good enough for me. Today, I started the day with yoga and progressed to the computer to do my motivational reading for the day. Off to a pretty perfect start. Next, I bounced from s...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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    We are so lucky as homeowners of Palos Verdes real estate that Palos Verdes' 8th Graders get to choose between two fabulous high schools.  At this time, there is open enrollment within the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District as to whether your child goes to Palos Verdes High School or Palo...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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I think that it is shameful for the Kellogg Company to not renew Michael Phelps endorsement contract. This young hero readily admitted making an error in judgment and immediately apologized for his lapse in conduct. Speedo and Omega watches are both standing behind Michael.  I raised 3 children a...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Color is an easy thing to change--most of the time. Other times it can be a brick wall (or maybe a purple or black one), making it impossible for a buyer to move forward with thoughts of living with the offending palette. Yes, we're talking paint choice here!This week my buyers discovered a flami...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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There were 28 homes on the Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour.  I saw 15 properties which was quite a feat as they were spread out in four different cities.  We currently have 254 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $729,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $18,...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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  The Property Information Book is key for my Sellers.  When I get a new listing for Palos Verdes real estate, I have my Sellers fill out all the disclosures and order all reports on the property prior to the property actually hitting the Multiple Listing Service.  The Property Information Book s...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula was awash with buyers over the weekend.  I showed property and there was a people party at each of the homes we viewed.  We were three buyers deep at one property.  The other agents and I stole glances at one another with the look of sheer amazement in our eyes.  Could ...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Several Tall Ships will be visiting San Pedro harbor this weekend, including the 122 foot Lynx, which was used to train the cast and crew of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean". The Lynx was modeled after a naval square topsail schooner from the War of 1812, She will be joined by the square rigg...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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    February is traditionally the month that Kindergarten "Round-Up" is held for owners of Palos Verdes real estate who have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall.  I should restate that because tenants in Palos Verdes may also enroll their children in Palos Verdes schools.  This year Kinder...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Due to the Federal Reserve's aggressive action in purchasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities, financing is available for well qualified buyers. Interest rates have fallen significantly for conforming loans. There are new guidelines for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, and  3.5% down paymen...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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With the excitement of the Inaguaration of Barak Obama as President, I have seen some very interesting examination of the fact and myth surrounding one of our greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Some historians question the portrayal of Lincoln as the "Great Emancipator", noting that his Emanci...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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  I was recently asked about reduction in property taxes for areas of declining values.    Although statistics show that Palos Verdes real estate has only declined 6.2%  in 2008, it might be worthwhile to request a reassessment from the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor if you have purchased your h...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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  The numbers are in and owners of Palos Verdes Real Estate single family residences experienced a 6.2% decline in 2008 average sales price compared to 2007.   That is actually not bad compared to the rest of Los Angeles County which was down about 28%.   Home values on the Palos Verdes Peninsula...

By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
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Date 12/03 5/04 10/04 3/05 8/05 1/06 6/06 11/06 4/07 9/07 2/08 7/08 12/08 For Sale 101 132 161 91 146 154 267 202 183 227 216 276 222 Sold 65 71 60 64 65 25 58 42 53 30 25 52 23 Pended 66 81 60 64 60 32 44 52 40 19 46 27 14 Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales 1.6 1.9 2.7 1.4 2.2 6.2 4.6 4....

By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
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