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Things to Know Before Buying a House in California

Buying a home in California is a dream come true for anyone. Buyers are willing to pay a premium for real estate in the South Bay, and as a result, homes sell quick, and for top dollar.

That’s why you must be proactive about the home search, especially when it comes to reasonably priced beach homes for sale in California.

Real estate agents in California

You can start by enlisting the services of a trustworthy real estate professional. When looking for an agent, here are some qualities to look out for:

    1. Experience
    2. Communication skills
    3. Negotiation skills
    4. Conflict resolution skills
    5. Due diligence
    6. Patience

Work with someone who is licensed to practice as an agent in California, which requires 1) 135 hours of college-level real estate courses, 2) a thorough background check, and 3) a California Salesperson License, which can only be obtained by passing a licensure exam.

A resourceful and well-placed agent can give you access to homes for sale in Palos Verdes Peninsula, an exclusive community known for prime real estate.

Moreover, international buyers will benefit from working with a multilingual agent like Stephen Haw, who is fluent in English and Chinese and Taiwanese dialects. Haw is an expert specializes in international sales in Palos Verdes.

South Bay real estate

The South Bay housing market is characterized by low supply of new inventory and high demand from buyers, as is often the case in many beach communities.

Rancho Palos Verdes is sought for luxury homes with sprawling yards, resort-style pools, and other high-end features. The Beach Cities, including Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan, are prized for their natural scenery and proximity to the water.

South Bay lifestyle

The South Bay’s natural setting and wonderful year-round weather encourages outdoor recreation and physical activity, thus promoting an overall healthy lifestyle.

Aside from its beaches and green spaces, residents can choose from an array of fitness classes ranging from yoga to spinning.

The environment is laid-back, with swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing as popular activities.

Rancho Palos Verdes attractions

Investing in homes for sale in Palos Verdes Peninsula brings you close to these fantastic attractions:

    1. Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
    2. Rancho Palos Verdes Beaches
    3. Terranea Beach
    4. The Spas at Terranea
    5. Trump National Golf Course
    6. Wayfarers Chapel
    7. San Vicente Lighthouse
    8. The Dominator Shipwreck

For more information about Rancho Palos Verdes and other South Bay communities, contact the Stephen Haw Group today.

Finding homes for sale in Palos Verdes Peninsula

The Palos Verdes Multiple Listings Service (MLS) is an excellent source for homes for sale in the community. Here you’ll find an array of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos to suit your tastes.

Ranch and Mediterranean are the most popular architectural styles in Rancho Palos Verdes.

For luxury listings, check The Stephen Haw Group’s featured properties. This page contains listings for high-end homes with 4 to 5 bedrooms and stunning views of the ocean and canyons.

You can also check the Sold Gallery to see the kinds of properties that the Haw Group specializes in.

Crafting an offer

In a desirable community such as Palos Verdes, well-priced homes and beachfront properties tend to go under contract fairly quickly. That’s why your first offer should always be your strongest offer.

Keep in mind that the best offer isn’t necessarily the highest offer, although this gives you the advantage in many cases. Sellers might pay attention to who can close the deal faster and waive contingencies such as inspections.

Your agent will negotiate on our behalf. The Stephen Haw group is an expert on real estate negotiations, securing the best prices for their clients.

Contact The Stephen Haw Group at 310.503.9886 and skh8828(at)gmail(dotted)com today for the best real estate deals in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.