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The History of the Haggarty Mansion/Neighborhood Church — Part II — 1931-1949

Palos Verdes Real Estate

History of Neighborhood Church -- Part II -- 1931-1949 By Dana Graham, President of the Palos Verdes Historical Society The Haggarty Mansion soon after completion We left the newly completed Haggarty Mansion in 1931 on the front edge of what became the Great Depression, though the severity of it wasn’t apparent for a year or two. John Joseph Haggarty and wife Bertha had just completed their 3rd mansion at 421 Paseo Del Mar, fully furnished it, but had never moved in, Bertha preferring...Continue Reading!

The History of the Haggarty Mansion/Neighborhood Church — Part III — 1949 to 1996 or so

Palos Verdes Real Estate

  HISTORY OF THE HAGGARTY MANSION/NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH – PART 3 – 1949-1996 OR SO... By Dana Graham, President of the Palos Verdes Historical Society Image - At the time of purchase We are now up to 1949.  The Neighborhood Church was still meeting at Malaga Cove School, with services held in the auditorium and Sunday School classes in the classrooms.  Post-war Palos Verdes was growing by leaps and bounds with returning servicemen starting families and building a lot of 2-3 bedroom 1200-1800 square foot...Continue Reading!

July 2022 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                                   Dear Neighbor: As you know, if you read these letters regularly, I have been predicting the imminent end of the crazy, partially Covid-induced real estate market of the last 2 years.  The combination of a shortage of homes for sale due partially to concern over Covid, with the persistently low interest rates and, until about a year ago, booming economy, extended the normal real estate cycle beyond the normal 9-10 years, resulting in a run-up in prices to historic highs. ...Continue Reading!

May 2022 Newsletter

Out here in the trenches it’s fairly clear to me that the real estate market is slowly cooling off – rising prices and rising interest rates are having the predictable effect.  Whereas a couple of weeks ago there were only 40 properties for sale of all types and prices, today there are 72.  May not seem like many but, as I’ve observed before, these things always sneak up on you while the media reports, dealing with sales made 60-90 days...Continue Reading!