3rd Quarter Closed Sales in Palos Verdes

According to the Multiple Listing Service, there were 207 closed sales of single family residences in the cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula (Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates) and the unincorporated area of Palos Verdes Peninsula during the third quarter of 2017.  The sales prices ranged from $615,000 to $9,250,000.  The average sales price was $1,695,038 after an average of 41 days on the market.

There were 55 closed sales of condominiums and townhouses.  The sales prices ranged from $265,000 to $2,800,000.  The average sales price was $785,544 after an average of 37 days on the market.

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FIRST HALF CLOSED SALES IN PALOS VERDES

According to the Multiple Listing Service, there were 347 closed sales of single family residences in the cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula (Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates) and the unincorporated area of Palos Verdes Peninsula during the first half of 2017.  The sales prices ranged from $640,000 to $13,840,000.  The average sales price was $1,761,487 after an average of 48 days on the market.

There were 91 closed sales of condominiums and townhouses.  The sales prices ranged from $240,000 to $1,310,000.  The average sales price was $678,865 after an average of 47 days on the market.

4204 Via Nivel, Palos Verdes Estates 90274

View all Photos – $1,348,000

4 beds, 2 baths • 2,114 sqft • 7,197 sqft lot • $703.88/sqft • Built in 1960

 

~ Price Reduced! ~ Come see the views of city lights and snowy mountain tops… overlooking a small grassy park across the street with a private breezy patio & backyard including spa- this 4 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Valmonte is waiting for you to make it your own!… Welcome to the highly desired Valmonte neighborhood located on one of the most beautiful streets in the neighborhood. This home features some of the best views on the block because it is across from the park & trail giving you open views of the mountain-tops & city lights from the all glass face of the family room & front of the home… Charming kitchen with cesar stone countertops and cabinet-faced appliances. The home has a breezy open feel from the front entry leading to the double door opening into the private backyard with mature landscaping and blue skies, trex decking and stamped concrete leading to eco-friendly grass and spa surrounded by a privacy gazebo. All four bedrooms are on the same floor and the master suite has a good sized bathroom as well as a walk-in closet. There are double sinks in the hallway bathroom. Laundry is in the garage. Hardwood flooring throughout & under the carpeting in the hallway & bedrooms. Driveway is large and flat allowing for play or plenty of parking. Home is equipped with forced air heat and also has AC! Get cozy in the spacious family room with the gas or wood-burning fireplace… ~ come see for yourself today
Last updated on 05/12/2017 10:43:15 AM
Facts & Features
• Listed On 04/04/2017
• Original List Price of $1,549,000
• Levels: Two
• 2 Garage spaces
• 6 Total parking spaces
• Laundry: In Garage
• Cooling: Central
• Heating: Central Furnace
• Fireplace: Family Room, Gas, Wood
• Patio: Deck, Patio, Stone
• Spa: Above Ground
• View: City Lights, Mountain, Trees/Woods

 

Interior
• Rooms: Entry, Family Room, Living Room, Main Floor Bedroom, Main Floor Master Bedroom, Master Bedroom, Master Suite, Walk-In Closet
• Eating Area: Breakfast Counter / Bar, Family Kitchen, Dining Room
• Appliances: Dishwasher, Gas Oven, Microwave
• Other Interior Features: Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting, Stone Counters
Exterior
• Lot Features: Landscaped, Yard
• Sewer: Public Sewer
Additional Information
• Standard sale
• Palos Verdes Schools
• 164 – Valmonte area
• Los Angeles County
• Parcel # 7537021007
Katie Muck CalBRE License #: 00624729 
Cell Phone: 310-995-3754
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Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275

A Brief Suggestion for Those Looking at Houses to Buy

When I show homes to potential buyers, I notice that I am always looking up toward the ceiling in the rooms. I often notice evidence of leaks. It dawned on me that when buyers are viewing homes, if they are couples, one should be looking up, as I do, but the other should be looking down. That way, any potential problems with the property should be detected.

Some Little Tips for Selling Your Home

 

1. Pricing it right: Find out what your house is worth and work with your agent (hopefully me!) to establish a price that will bring buyers with offers.

2. Half-empty closets: Storage is something a buyer is looking for and never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets, then neatly organize what is left. Be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

3. Light it up: Maximize the light in your home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, and increase the wattage of your light bulbs.

4. Conceal your pets: Not everyone is a dog or cat lover. The bowl of dog food, the smell of the litter box, tufts of pet hair may give buyers the impression that your house is not clean.

5. Do not over upgrade: Quick fixes before selling should pay off, but major makeovers may not. Do updates that that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls (I have a great painter, if you need one), replace door handles and cabinet knobs, fix leaky faucets and clean the grout (a toothbrush with cleanser works),

6. Depersonalize: The more personal items in your house, the less potential buyers can visualize themselves living there. Also, I have had buyers who looked at personal items so much that they really did not see the features of the home.

How to Price Your Home to Sell

Getting the price right is the most important factor when you are putting your house on the market.  Here are some hints for setting the price just right:

1.  Look for information about similar homes that have sold and closed escrow, those that are in escrow, and those that are presently on the market.  The location, condition, amenities should be close to those of your house.  We are in an area where many homes are custom and have unique floor plans.  Even the best comparable homes are not just like your home.  Only in a tract or condo development will the homes have identical floor plans.  I usually look at homes of similar square footage, using a range based on the size of my client’s home.  If the subject property is 2500 square feet, I would probably search in sizes ranging from 2100 to 2900 square feet.  Some of the homes found will have additional bedrooms and bathrooms and I will make adjustments to the price based on statistics obtained from the Multiple Listing Service.  The presence of an ample backyard is a big factor.  A swimming pool, I have found, is a feature that usually does not add value or subtract value for most buyers.

2. Time on the market is an important factor.  In a normal market homes should sell within thirty days if they are priced correctly.

3.  When pricing your home, try not the be at the top of the price range for similar competing homes; this is a factor often overlooked by homeowners and agents.

4.  If you put your home on the market and you are having a lot of viewings, but no sale, your price is probably too high.  If you are getting very few showings, there may be something wrong with the property itself.

5.  If your home is not in escrow within the first thirty days on the market, I recommend cancelling the listing and re-listing it, rather than simply lowering the price.  Homes that are new on the market, or appear to be new on the market, always get more attention and are many times e-mailed out to prospects put into the system by their respective agents.

6.  Look at the situation often, as new houses come on the market and hopefully many are selling, as well.

Contact me for a complimentary market evaluation of your home!