Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rolling Hills CA Horse Property Snapshot December 2018

I do my best to stay abreast of the Rolling Hills real estate market because I have an entry level buyer and a high-end buyer as well. These clients ensure I preview nearly all the homes for sale in Rolling Hills. Recently, the owners of a Rolling Hills mid-range property indicated they might be selling in the not too distant future.  All Rolling Hills price ranges are now on my radar.  :)

After a flurry of Fall sales, the Rolling Hills real estate market has cooled and returned to a buyer's market. An inventory check reveals 18 Rolling Hills properties are for sale. Two Rolling Hills residences are in escrow with accepted offers, and 24 Rolling Hills houses have sold thus far in 2018.

More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for December 2018:


If you would like to chat about the Rolling Hills real estate market, contact me at 310.493.8333 or

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rolling Hills Equestrian Estates Report January 2018

19 Rolling Hills properties sold during 2017. The most expensive sale was $6.2 mm. The 6000 sq. ft. home sold for $1,033 per sq. ft. The lowest price sale was $1,319,000 for a 5100 sq. ft. residence located in the Flying Triangle landslide area of Rolling Hills.

As we welcome 2018, there are 20 Rolling Hills single family homes for sale, and four Rolling Hills residences are in escrow with accepted offers.

For more information about buying or selling a Rolling Hills property contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Rolling Hills City View

This post has an alternate title of “What To Do When You Want It All When Buying a Home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.” Obviously, that title is a bit too long.  🙂
I am working with clients who must have a view, 3000+ sq. ft. of living space, horse property, and room for a pool and guest house. The redeeming factor is they are willing to remodel and add the pool and guest house in the future. We are in escrow on a property that meets those requirements, but it also has several issues we are working to resolve.

My take on buying real estate is you can have it all, but expect to compromise on price or condition–maybe both.

For more information about Rolling Hills horse properties contact Norma at 310.493.8333

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Palos Verdes Equestrian Property Suitable for Multiple Horses

"You have how many horses?" I asked the prospective buyer to repeat her reply as I wanted to make sure our less than clear cell phone connection wasn't playing tricks with my hearing.
"Six," she replied.
"That's what I thought you said. That's a lot of horses, but yes, I can show you properties in Palos Verdes, notably Rolling Hills, that will comfortably meet your equine needs."
And so we were off to look at horse properties in Palos Verdes after tightening up her requirements and price point.

At our first meeting, I presented the prospective buyer with a copy of the Palos Verdes Trail Guide that shows the plethora of riding trails lacing the hills and canyons of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. I prefer to show rather than tell when it comes to providing information about the available equestrian trail options in Rolling Hills and other Palos Verdes cities. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

For more information about buying or selling horse property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or email

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Where Is the Best Palos Verdes Horse Property?

Last week I received an email from a person interested in purchasing horse property in Palos Verdes.  His first question was, "Where are the best Palos Verdes horse properties located?
Best is such a subjective word. Before I could answer the question, I needed to delve deeper into his equestrian wants and requirements. Did he want the best price, the best location, the best horse facilities, or the best house in an area zoned for horses?

Unquestionably, the best and top horse properties are located in Rolling Hills with its large lots and miles and miles of riding trails. It's  a horse lover's paradise and one of the top equestrian communities in Southern California. The gated community with its sweeping ocean and city views is the number one equestrian neighborhood in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

However, acreage, privacy and 24-hour security come with a price. Two of my favorite Rolling Hills horse properties currently for sale sport price tags of $5,000,000 and up. Both are prime horse properties with excellent horse facilities and the amenities for humans are outstanding as well with pools, guest houses, and lovely grounds.

If a buyer is searching for a budget-friendly horse property in Rolling Hills, there's a property for sale just over $2.5MM with a small storybook stable and a rambling ranch house in need of a little TLC.

Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes also offer some excellent options for buyers in search of horse property in Palos Verdes. Many of the properties in the Palos Verdes Drive North corridor are zoned for horses. The Dapplegray and Strawberry Lane areas are two of my favorite equestrian areas in Rolling Hills Estates.

The gated Portuguese Bend neighborhood off Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes offers the best options for horse lovers. There are gorgeous stables, riding rings and coastal riding trails throughout the neighborhood.

Once you define what "Best" means for you, you're ready to begin the search for your Palos Verdes horse property.

Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Palos Verdes Horse Property Real Estate Report July 2017

There are currently 32 Palos Verdes single family homes listed as horse properties for sale. There are only two horse properties under contract and in escrow with accepted offers per the local Multiple Listing Service.

Year-to-date in 2017,  23 Palos Verdes Properties zoned for horses sold, with the majority being in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.

There are few places in Los Angeles County equestrians can live and keep their horse(s) in their backyard. Palos Verdes has numerous properties with private stables or barns, and it's not unusual to see private riding rings as well as community riding arenas. There are miles and miles and riding trails through the canyons and hills. Many of the trails offer spectacular ocean views.  If you're searching for the equestrian lifestyle, you'll find it on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

If you're interested in buying or selling horse property in Palos Verdes, contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or for more information.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Palos Verdes Horse Property For Sale May 2017

There are currently 30 horse properties for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. As horse property specialists know, the majority of equestrian properties are located in Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.  Here's the current location breakdown by the city:
Rolling Hills:  21
Rolling Hills Estates:  7
Rancho Palos Verdes:  3
These thirty properties are zoned for horses, but that does not necessarily mean they are suitable for horses. Both improved and unimproved properties are included.

Prices range from a low of $849,000 for a fixer on 3/4 acre in the Portuguese Bend area of Rancho Palos Verdes, up to $48,0000 for a Rolling Hills property.

My favorite horse property currently for sale is 10 Johns Canyon Road in Rolling Hills listed for $5,700,000. It has one of the best barns/stables in Rolling Hills, an exercise ring as well as a beautiful residence, guest house, and pool situated on 2.8 acres of nearly flat land. The property exemplifies the equestrian lifestyle on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The price was recently reduced $800,000 making the opportunity to own this one of a kind property a wise decision for some lucky horse lover.

For more information about buying or selling horse property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Norma at 310.493.8333 or