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January 2018 Newsletter

         Dear Neighbor: Holy Smokes! I’m sure you are wondering what the real estate future holds.  A few things are clear to me:  the appreciation in home prices slowed significantly during the last half of 2017 (actually, I’m not sure there was any), though in an area of custom homes like much of the Peninsula, it difficult to put a hard number on it – average sale price, average sale price per square foot, number of sales all...Continue Reading!

November 2017 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: The real estate market is kind of interesting right now – there aren’t many houses for sale partially because everything that hits the market at a reasonable price is sold within days.  The anecdotal feeling I have out here in the trenches is that prices haven’t increased much this year, at least in Palos Verdes.  I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I still have the sense that the market has peaked.   Even something as simplistic...Continue Reading!

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!