Monday, October 3, 2016

Where in Palos Verdes Can I Board My Horse?

View of stables in Rolling Hills Estates in Palos Verdes
Norma Toering out showing horse property in Palos Verdes.

Where can I board my horse in Palos Verdes?  I’m frequently asked this question and the answer is there are many places and it depends on what you want and where you want it.  One of the most popular choices for horse owners who do not own their own horse facility is to rent a stall.  Horse property homeowners often rent available stalls if they are not using them.  Privileges vary and the agreement should be in writing.  Homeowners often advertise boarding opportunities on local neighborhood bulletin boards, feed stores and wherever horse lovers gather.
If you elect not to board your horse at a private property there are several stables on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with varying services, amenities, and cost.   A map is included to show some locations of the available facilities.  With a little research,you will be able to find a home for your horse in Palos Verdes where both of you will be happy and ready to hit the miles and miles of riding trails lacing the hills and canyons of Palos Verdes.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

News About Your Palos Verdes Town


The City Managers of the four Palos Verdes Peninsula cities each took a turn at the microphone to update local real estate professionals about changes and improvements happening in their town.

Here are few worthy mentions from my notes:


Rolling Hills:  Building permits are on the rise. Each new home must set aside a minimum of 1,000
Each new home must set aside a minimum of 1,000 sq. ft. for a stable. If you add one
If you add one square inch to the residence must put utilities underground (to the street, I believe).
Approximately 95% of Rolling Hills homes are on septic systems.
More patrols added to reduce burglaries and adding three cameras.  The entire PVP will have 25 security cameras installed at various points throughout Palos Verdes.
There is a View/Trees ordinance.  Check with City.


Rolling Hills Estates:  The City continues to offer a site check during the escrow period and will check for violations such as unpermitted living space or structures, etc.
Coyotes are an issue.
The Brickwalk landside area is not suitable for future building.
Several new condo developments and senior care facilities are being built, and more are under consideration.  The new homes at the Rolling Hills Country Club is the largest development currently underway in RHE with 114 new homes to be constructed beginning late 2016.
The reservoir at PVDN and PVDE is being refurbished/improved and will be filled upon completion.

Palos Verdes Estates:  The City is creating a parks fund.
Upgrades are planned for Lunada Bay and Malaga Cove Plazas.
The fire department is paid for by parcel tax on homeowners.
20 new cell phone sites planned for better phone service
Real estate signs must be ten feet from the curb or will be removed.

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Rancho Palos Verdes:
The new security cameras have resulted in four arrests.
More cameras planned for Western Avenue area.
RPV has two new deputies serving the area.
Hawthorne Blvd. beautification ongoing.
Check out the website for good neighborhood information.
Buyers are encouraged to visit City Planning Dept. before purchasing.
RPV is tracking coyotes and peafowl to control the wildlife issues in the area better.

It was an important meeting; the breakfast was delicious, and I won the door prize!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Buying Palos Verdes Horse Property--What You Need to Know

Rolling Hills Horses
Rolling Hills horses with an ocean view!

Based on MLS records, there are 29 Palos Verdes properties zoned for horses currently for sale. Sixteen of those horse-friendly properties are located in Rolling Hills. Seven horse properties are currently for sale in Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes has six equestrian properties list for sale.
Although these properties are zoned for horses, they vary immensely in size, lot terrain, proximity to riding trails and horse facilities, such as barns, riding rings, etc. Some are zoned for horses but are unimproved meaning there are no current horse facilities on site. Perhaps the stable is now a guest house or the riding ring a swimming pool. The zoning indicated what is permitted not necessarily what exists on the land.
With 225 Palos Verdes single-family residences for sale and a mere 29 zoned for equestrian use, it is easy to understand why when a premiere property comes on the market, it is often sold within a few days.
If you would like to follow listings and sales of Palos Verdes horse property, I can help you. Contact me with your specific requirements and I'll make sure you receive notification of equestrian properties meeting your specifications.
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For more information about Palos Verdes horse property contact or call me at 310.493.8333.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Finding the Best Horse Property in Palos Verdes for Your Budget


If you're searching for horse property in Palos Verdes you need to know where to look, since most properties in Palos Verdes are not zoned for horses.  My easy rule of thumb is if your price range is $2,000,000 and up Rolling Hills may be the best investment for the money.  On the other hand, if your budget is somewhere between one and two million dollars, Rolling Hills Estates and some areas of Rancho Palos Verdes offer you the option of purchasing a home in a horse-friendly neighborhood.  If you desire to purchase a horse property priced under $1,000,000 then be prepared to wait for that fixer, and if it's truly a good property for horses, be prepared for multiple offers as those properties only hit the market once in a blue moon.  :)


A property approved for horses refers to the zoning and may be improved (with stable, barn, etc) or unimproved.  The terrain may be flat or steep, the trail may be adjacent or you may need to walk your horse out.  Needless to say, all horse properties are not created equal.  I recently walked a property to see first-hand the horse facilities and the access to the nearest riding trail. I often say horse people care more about the condition and location of the stable than they do about their living quarters.


Palos Verdes Homes Currently for Sale Designated on the Multiple Listing Service as Horse Property:
Rolling Hills:  17 Rolling Hills residences zoned for horses are currently for sale.
Rolling Hills Estates:  There are 7 equestrian properties for sale in Rolling Hills Estates.
Rancho Palos Verdes:  7 horse properties are currently for sale in Rancho Palos Verdes primarily in the Palos Verdes Dr. South and East neighborhoods.
Palos Verdes Peninsula:  This is the unincorporated area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and per MLS records there are no properties zoned for horses currently for sale

Monday, July 18, 2016

Palos Verdes Horse Property Market Update--July 2016

Horse Statues

There may not be as many horses roaming the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula as there used to be, but equine sightings are still a common occurrence when one is out and about in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.

Although Palos Verdes Estates does have a lovely stable in the Valmonte neighborhood, private residences are not zoned for horses, but it is not uncommon to see a group riding the trails along Palos Verdes Drive North.  Rancho Palos Verdes has some equine friendly neighborhoods especially in the Palos Verdes Drive East area, and I'm happy to say some of the trails are being improved.  However, the south side of Rancho Palos Verdes is noted for the gorgeous Portuguese Bend Riding Club, and it's a lucky horse who get to call the Old Spanish style stable with ample riding rings its home.

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The price of Palos Verdes Property ranges from just over $1,000,000 for an entry level residence with equestrian zoning to well over $10,000,000 and up when you enter the gates of Rolling Hills.


If you'd like some help in discovering the horse property with the amenities and location right for you and your horse, Contact Norma Toering at or call 310.493.8333.  Whether you're buying or selling Palos Verdes horse property is a unique niche of the local real estate market, and the best buys are not always easy to find on the general real estate websites.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rolling Hills California Real Estate and Horse Property News

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    The latest real estate update for Rolling Hills--June 2016:

There are 21 properties for sale in Rolling Hills. Four single family residences are in escrow with accepted offers. Year-to-date 11 Rolling Hills homes sold as of June 8, 2016.

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Hello, and welcome to a page we designed especially for Rolling Hills homeowners. First, let me introduce myself, Norma Toering, and our company, Charlemagne Int'l Properties. I work with my son, Josh Toering, and together we have over 40 years of experience selling properties on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Long time residents may be familiar with my name as for many years beginning in 1992 I sent postcards and newsletters to your neighborhood on a regular basis. In an effort to be "greener" and reduce the amount of junk mail filling your mailbox, a few years ago we moved to a more paperless approach to reach our clients.

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Rolling Hills is a gated city located at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The main entrance is off Palos Verdes Drive North with secondary entrances at Crenshaw and Crest Road as well as Palos Verdes Drive East. Rolling Hills is well known for its equestrian estates, large lots, and privacy. The views are spectacular too!

Some of you may be familiar with my award-winning real estate blogs as they have provided valuable information about the Palos Verdes real estate market to our clients and readers since 2007. We also have a website/blog specifically designed to help sellers and a site for buyers as well. Several of our niche blogs are designed for buyers and sellers with particular interests such as horse property or luxury homes.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rolling Hills Home Sales – Palos Verdes Horse Property

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Rolling Hills is a gated city located at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The main entrance is off Palos Verdes Drive North with secondary entrances at Crenshaw and Crest Road as well as Palos Verdes Drive East. Rolling Hills is well known for its equestrian estates, large lots and privacy. The views are spectacular too!

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