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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!

Beautiful 55+ Unit Just Listed in Torrance

2367 Jefferson St #117, Torrance, is a 2 bedroom corner unit in a newer building just north of Wilson Park, and is convenient to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, etc.  With granite counters, high ceilings, laundry in the unit, and a lovely balcony off the living room, this choice unit is perfect for those downsizing.  Association amenities include gated parking, a meeting room, a party room with full kitchen, fitness room, and a large sheltered courtyard.  $475,000. [ngg src="galleries" ids="86" display="basic_thumbnail"]Continue Reading!

May 2019 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                                                  May, 2019 Dear Neighbor: Palos Verdes (and surrounding area) real estate prices continue on a slow, barely perceptible downward trend.  The data and news in the press are all over the place (the parameters are often set to fit the story), but that’s the big picture.  One reason the trend is so slow is that there continues to be a shortage of houses for sale, which is supporting the prices.  Interest rates hover generally the low 4%’s, though you can beat...Continue Reading!

For Lease on Via Solano, PVE — sorry, leased

4128 Via Solano, Palos Verdes Estates, is your classic Valmonte home -- 3 bedrooms. 2 baths, 2300+ square feet with a pool and spa.  Get that great Valmonte climate, on a quiet street, and easy commute off the Hill.  Lease asking price is $4500/month.  Don't wait on this one -- call me at 310 613-1076. [ngg src="galleries" ids="85" display="basic_thumbnail"]Continue Reading!

March 2019 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                                                  March, 2019 Dear Neighbor: The word is out!  Did you see USA Today Online where Palos Verdes Estates was ranked the best city in California in which to live?  Not one of the top 10, or top 5, but the best.  Housing prices are currently on a very slow downward trend.  There is still a shortage of homes for sale, which is working against an otherwise more rapid decline.  Remember the “no doc” loans of the early 2000’s, where the lender just...Continue Reading!