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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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I spent a couple hours cleaning up the photos on my digital camera--some I filed and some were deleted.  Some were too beautiful not to share.  Come along on a tour of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Your invited to tag along and experience the Palos Verdes Lifestyle.  From equestrian estates to hill...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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In the early 1900's , when land values dictated that Peninsula property could no longer be used for only cattle grazing, Jotham Bixby who owned the 16,000 acre Rancho de los Palos Verdes leased the land to Japanese farmers, to cultivate fruits and vegetables. Land was leased for approx. ten dolla...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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 Last week, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark Federal Funds rate, the rate at which it lends funds to member banks to a target rate of zero to 1/2%. This resulted in the prime rate to be cut by most banks to 3.25%. Although mortgage rates are only indirectly affected by movement in short term...

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 keep my business plan simple and limited to one page.  There is a production goal and five focus points to help me achieve the goal.  This year, along with all the usual real estate suspects to increase production and productivity, I'm making attitude my number one focus.  With the proper 'tude...

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 never expected to be here! Los Angeles County Featured Real Estate Agent: Laurie Manny, Long Beach Homes - Long Beach Condos (Main Street Realtors Long Beach California) Score: 171018 Long Beach Long Beach real estate resource for Long Beach homes, condos and income properties for sale; market ...

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 Marine Corps Reserves picked up the Toys for Tots boxes from my office, and the toys donated by my clients joined all the other boxes in their van.  There were skateboards, balls and dolls.  There were video games and rattles---something for children of all ages. A big thank you goes out to e...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Throughout 2008 that was one of the most common questions I encountered from prospective buyers and sellers.  It was on the minds of consumers wanting to sell and consumers wanting to buy. The general answer is inventory is up, but not alarmingly so.  Prices are down, but not alarmingly so. The s...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The owners of the Promenade on the Peninsula shopping center in downtown Rolling Hills Estates proposed a major expansion of the center which would include the construction of 68 residential units over the two story retail stores adjacent to the parking garage, as well as the construction of an a...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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  Today, I had High Tea at Trump with friends as our pre-Christmas celebration.  This is my third tea at Trump National and I have to say they are doing a better job.  Gone are the tea bags on a plate to choose from and instead there was a tray of little cannisters with bulk tea to choose from.  ...

By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
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   This home is one of the greatest opportunities on the hill. This is three bedroom two bath home is priced below market value with a average asking price of $508.24 a square foot. For the month of November the average sold price per square foot for the Silver Spur area was $529.00 a foot. This...

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 snagged my favorite parking space at the office this morning.  A smug smile escaped my lips until I noticed there were several prime spaces available.  It seems many agents are cutting back on their hours, or worse yet, not coming in at all.  Hey, it's only December 9th.  Can you really afford ...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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    Palos Verdes unique coastline with all its bays and coves makes for some great surfing spots.  Both of my children's friends surf and even they do not know where all the surf breaks are.  In the Fall issue of the Palos Verdes Bulletin, an article entitle "Surf Mecca" described the history of ...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Last week, a report was irresponsibly leaked to the press that the Federal Resrve was considering a plan whereby they would purchase mortgage backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with the intention to drive interest rates on conforming loans (loans less than $417,000) down to 4.5%. T...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The 10th annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights will be held this Saturday December 6th beginning at 6:00 PM, and will run along Silver Spur Road, Deep Valley Drive and Crossfield Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. Additional information can b e obtained by phoning 310-377-1577 For m...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Santa Claus will be coming to the following neighborhoods, accompanied by the Lomita Sheriffs Department announcing his arrival, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm on the following nights: Dec. 10: Rancho Palos Verdes - Dodson and Strathmore areas. Dec. 11: Rancho Palos Verdes - Caddington and Crestwood areas ...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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The Federal Reserve announced yesterday additional plans to buy mortgage backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in an attempt to drive mortgage rates down to as low as 4.5% for conventional mortgages (those mortgages less than the new limit of $625,500 (previously $417,000 ). While the...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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    Do you know what the speed limit is on Palos Verdes Estates city streets?  It seems there are changes in the air.  According to the Peninsula News, the city of Palos Verdes Estates has completed a recent survey of several streets (the last review was in 2002).  "The process for setting speed ...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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On Thursday evening, I drove down Palos Verdes Drive South and noticed lights on at our new Terranea Resort.   A call to Ara Mihranian, Project Planner at the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, confirmed that the contractors are working extended hours in the enclosed interiors of the site.  It is the ...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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There were 11 homes on the Palos Verdes Real Estate Broker's Tour.  We currently have 258 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $749,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes to $18,900,000 in Rolling Hills (the low in Eastview is $619,000).  There are 69 townhomes/condos for...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
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                                There are several 2008 holiday events coming up to be enjoyed by owners of Palos Verdes Real Estate.  The 52nd Yule Parlor Parade featuring 3 beautifully decorated homes will be held Friday, December 5th, and Saturday, December 6th, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. ...

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