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Real Estate General Info Category

July 2017 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: The real estate market continues with a general shortage of houses for sale, although the number of homes on the market has been growing for the last few months.  As is always the case, the homes that are priced right sell quickly.  The reasons those that don’t, are usually related to asking price.  We can talk more about this when we meet. There are a lot of things they don’t teach you in Real Estate school.  Yes, you do learn...Continue Reading!

Things You Always Wondered About Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Real Estate

I wrote this in 2007, but to make it easier to find, I've moved it to the top of the heap: A lot of things have happened in Palos Verdes during my 68-year residency some of which, distressingly, are now ancient history. I see a lot of misinformation on websites by realtors attempting to portray themselves as Palos Verdes experts, but I am here to say that I witnessed most of the following myself and this is how it was.  I am...Continue Reading!

Sold! First Time For Sale by Original Owner in Valmonte

109 Via Ardilla is being offered for sale for the first time ever!  A lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home in a really great, quiet location (Via Ardilla is a short street on which houses rarely come up for sale), with an updated kitchen and baths, cozy family room, spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, and a nice wood deck overlooking the large flat back yard.  If you aren't aware, Valmonte is the quintessential family-friendly PVE neighborhood in which is...Continue Reading!

Potential Buyers Won’t Take a Shower at Your House

Palos Verdes Real Estate

When you get ready to sell your house, you obviously want to do it right.  You will get advice from all directions, most of it well-meaning.  Some of the advice I see, however, after almost 30 years of doing this, I disagree with.  Here is what I tell my clients prior to going on the market: 1)  Make sure that all legal issues (title, loan, etc) that could throw a monkey wrench in the sale are cleared; 2)  It is important to bear in...Continue Reading!