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"Forget the Lawn, I Want a View"

View from Palos Verdes home

 

Buyers change their minds.  It's their prerogative and it's also human nature.  The buyer who begins a home search with a big lawn as one of her must have items, may decide to shrink the size of the lawn and increase the size of the view once she has gazed at the view from a few Palos Verdes view homes.

 

People move to Palos Verdes for a variety of reasons.  The stellar school system is a huge draw for families with children.  My four children graduated from Peninsula High and my oldest grandson will graduate in June as one of the class of 2015's valedictorians.  There's no question the schools are a top reason buyers desire to live in Palos Verdes.

 

The views may be the reason so many residents refuse to leave their home on "The Hill" once their children are off to college and careers of their own.  The twinkling lights of the Los Angeles Basin at night is a sight to behold.  The sound and smell of the ocean complement the wide water views of so many Palos Verdes homes.  There are mountain, island and harbor view homes.  There are ocean front homes, there are hilltop homes, and some homes have a view of the whole spectrum of views.  I recall a Rolling Hills home with a view of the ocean and Catalina Island from the front and a view of city lights and mountains from the back.

 

If you are considering purchasing or selling a Palos Verdes view home, we'd love to assist you with finding your new home, or the buyer for your current home.  Adding a view to your list of required amenities is one you won't regret and one you can't add later.

Let's go look at some Palos Verdes homes with a view!

Sell Smart, Buy Wise and Live Well

Norma Toering - Real Estate BrokerNorma Toering & Team
Broker-Owner - Charlemagne International Properties
310.493.8333 - Email Norma

 

 

 

 

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Comments

Norma - that view is breathtaking.  Palos Verdes is a beautiful state to lead.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities 

That's an amazing view and you can understand why some people covet homes with views like that, will pay the price, and don't want to leave. Views are sometimes the most important thing for some buyers and as you point out they will give up other things they'd like to have in order to get the view. The ones of the ocean seem to be most desirable, and certainly run up the prices

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 3 years ago

Good morning, Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities I'd take that view over the most plush of lawns....anyday....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 3 years ago

I'd love that view too Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities Would I have to lower my dog down by a rope to let him out in the morning?

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) over 3 years ago

This is a million dollar view for sure.  I would take this over a big lawn all day long.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 3 years ago

Hi Norma -- it may take some time for buyers to understand that compromise is a part of any real estate transaction.  Homes with views often means a sacrifice of other features.   Your photo shows that reality in this case is quite incredible.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 3 years ago

Perfectly said...and view takes it always, in my Islands area.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 3 years ago

Norma,  And we don't need to water the view of the ocean. The drought situation in California is causing many homeowners to let their lawns die. I'll take the view ...

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

I'm breathless looking at that beautiful photo!  We do have Lake Michigan here and some great views, but we're flat.  There are no views from up high (unless you're in the Hancock Tower downtown!)

 

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) over 3 years ago

With a view like that I certainly would sacrifice a lawn.  I often have people say they would like either.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 3 years ago

Grant Schneider I know, I've seen the views of Palos Verdes thousands of times, but I still can't resist the urge to snap a pic of the best of the best.

 

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Jeff Dowler CRS Yes, our full on ocean view properties are often sold with multiple offers.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Barbara Todaro That would be an easy decision for me as well.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm Your dog would love the ample backyard--no ropes needed!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Belinda Spillman Make that $5,000,000 and you'd be close to asking price!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Michael Jacobs I'm working with a buyer who is beginning to realize she can have most of what she wants, but probably not everything on her rather long list!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Li Read The bigger the view the higher price tag and many buyers are priced out of the best view homes in Palos Verdes.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

 Yes, there is a whole new business springing up in SoCal focused on removing grass and returning to native plants that thrive in our desert climate--long overdue.  Although most of CA water goes for agricultural purposes I'm a fan of embracing the local climate and landscaping accordingly. Kathleen Daniels 

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Margaret Goss Oh yes, I'm familiar with "flat" Chicago.  My home in Naperville had a huge lawn, but no view.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Jane Peters My move up buyers will often say, "This time we want a view."

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

I love a nice yard, but not as much as I love a great view.  Beautiful shot Norma!

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) over 3 years ago

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