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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!

First Time For Sale Since New — Via Palomino!!

I remember in 1960 when my dad and I walked over from our house on Via Pinzon and looked at this then-vacant lot.  My mom had just had her 3rd baby and we needed a bigger house.  It was the most lovely setting among City parkland, trees, and lots of flat land.  But we needed a new, bigger house faster than we could build one from scratch, so we bought down on Via Almar.  Fast forward 3 years and my...Continue Reading!

January 2022 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: Whew!  We made it thru 2021.  The media continues to report brisk real estate sales but, as I’ve mentioned before, the media doesn’t know what they’re talking about.  The data they use is 2-8 months old and reflects what was going on then, not now.  I just heard 2 days ago that October business was up.  It kind of depends upon how you define “October business”.  They are talking about escrows that closed in October, which therefore generally went...Continue Reading!

Harbor Pines Adjacent!

I just listed this cute 2 bedroom 1 bath home on an R-3 lot at the base of Harbor Pines.  Includes large living room, dining room, breakfast nook, well-preserved original full bath + 2 bedrooms.  There is a 2-car garage with a workshop attached, carport, plus another outbuilding that could be an office, storage, or an ADU since they've become so popular.  All this is on a 5580 square foot flat lot located on a cul de sac.  Convenient to...Continue Reading!

November 2021 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: Out here on the front lines, real estate trends often become apparent before the pundits and the press pick up on them.  As I’ve pointed out before, what you read in the press is generally written by reporters not directly involved in real estate.  Not being “in the business”, they tend to use data on closed sales which, by definition, reflects what the market was 60-120 days ago – escrows average about 60 days in length, and the price...Continue Reading!