Monday, August 15, 2016

Finding the Best Horse Property in Palos Verdes for Your Budget

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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.  :)

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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.

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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



Finding the Best Horse Property in Palos Verdes for Your Budget

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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.  :)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com 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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Friday, May 27, 2016

The Barns of Palos Verdes


When I see a red barn, I automatically think of the Midwest where the landscape is filled with barns in varying states of disrepair. They are a vanishing breed. You can imagine my surprise when I saw this red barn in Rolling Hills Estates.


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 Most of the many barns and stables found on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are in shades of white, and they are still plentiful in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. Although the horse population on "The Hill" is dwindling (based solely on my observation from 27 years of living in the area), it is not uncommon to see riders out enjoying the lacework of riding trails that meander through the canyons and hills. Palos Verdes remains one of the premier locations in Southern California for horse-friendly properties. Rolling Hills, the gated community, is home to a wide range of exquisite equestrian estates.

 

 For more information on Palos Verdes horse property, contact us at 310.493.8333 or email us at Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com. Josh may be reached at 310.525.9440 or ToeringandTeam@gmail.com


 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Market Update--May 2016


New listings are being gobbled up at a fast pace by buyers who are hungry to purchase a home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The length and strength of this seller's market are remarkable even to someone who views the real estate market statistics on a daily basis. At the current rate of absorption, there is less than a two-month supply of inventory if no new properties come on the market. That's a white hot real estate market with sellers holding the trump card if they have a house to sell.

Let's let the April 2016 statistics do the talking:

There are 189 single family Palos Verdes homes currently listed for sale.

There are 120 Palos Verdes residences in escrow with accepted offers. (Let's all say WOW).

65 Palos Verdes single family homes sold during the month of April per MLS records.



At a glance, it's easy to see demand for Palos Verdes Property remains high, and supply remains limited. Year-over-year price increases have slowed, and with the threat of interest rate increases, buyers continue to shop for a property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

With stunning topography, forever views, and a stellar public school system Palos Verdes has much to offer its current and prospective residents. For more information on selling or buying properties on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Charlemagne Int'l Properties at 310.493.8333 or send us an email at ToeringandTeam@gmail.com.