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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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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)
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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...

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...

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