Kathy Tyndall

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Real Estate Professional with RE/MAX Estate Properties Malaga Cove

  • Local Expert 686 points
  • Reviews 2
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About Me

I have been selling homes in the South Bay section of Los Angeles,California since 1983. Back in the day, we didn't have computers. Once a week we would get a listing book with all of the updated listings and we would pounce on it to see what was newly listed as soon as it arrived. I braved the world of mailings by using press type. I'll bet there aren't many people who even know what that is anymore! So, I guess you could say I am a survivor.

Actually, I really enjoy this business. Especially since my daughter, Rachel joined me 9 years ago when she graduated from college. She is my internet guru and I manage to get by online with my blogs, funny quips and updates.

However, I am really good at marketing and negotiating. I should be by now! Some of my clients are on the 7th home they have purchased with me. Many clients have become lifelong friends. Now, that is a great job!

If you haven't been to the South Bay and the beach cities of Palos Verdes, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, you are missing some awesome ocean views peppered with happy dolphins that troll the shallow waters of our beaches. The weather is amazing most of the time too. Indeed, if it wasn't for the occasional foggy or rainy day, we would probably never get anything done around here! I love the casual, laid back atmosphere we live in and I can't imagine living anywhere else. By now, I'm too spoiled to leave!

My Expertise

Residential sales, luxury property, horse property, first time buyers, beach front homes, distress sales

My Awards

RE/MAX Hall Of Fame, RE/MAX Platinum Club, RE/MAX 100% Club, 2011 Top Team at RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty and QSC (Quality Service Certified) Platinum member

My Designations

EPRO, SRES, QSC

My Groups & Associations

Palos Verdes Association Of Realtors, California Association Of Realtors, National Association Of Realtors, The Associates of the Palos Verdes Art Center, Children's Miracle Network and Wounded Warriors.

My Service Locations

Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance

Office

63 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (Google map)

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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"Valmonte- Palos Verdes Estates. A wooded, picturesque area with an eastern feel."

Valmonte is located on the northern end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, accessible via Palos Verdes Drive North. Popular with transplants from the beach cities because of its easy off-the-hill access, it features traditional style homes that were primarily built in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Of course, many of these original homes have undergone a complete transformation in more recent years. When people first see Valmonte they are reminded of charming, established neighborhoods on the east coast because of the tree lined streets and traditional architecture.

Indeed, there is a part of Valmonte, called The Grove, where the eucalyptus trees are city protected. This year there have been 39 sales of homes so far with an average price of $1,200,000. Home prices can range from $750,000-$4,000,000.

There are no sidewalks or street lights in the neighborhood. Valmonte is home to VELA-The Valmonte Early Learning Academy, which is affiliated with the Palos Verdes Unified School District. VELA serves pre-schoolers and transitional kindergartners. There is a tuition charge for this half day program.



Valmonte is one of the most popular neighborhoods on the Palos Verdes Peninsula because of its bucolic setting, easy access and eastern feel.
Pros
  • Tree lined streets
  • Walking paths throughout the neighborhood.
  • Easy off-the-hill access
Cons
  • Homes are expensive
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Just now

"Los Verdes- Rancho Palos Verdes California"

Located on the ocean facing hills above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Verdes is an enclave of approximately 1400 homes that were built in the 1960's and 70's. The houses range in size from approximately 1450 sq. ft. to 2900 sq. ft. There are some exceptions now that a few original homes have been replaced with custom homes. Right now, there is only one home for sale for $905,000 on Golden Meadow Drive.
Vista Grande Elementary, located in Los Verdes, is the largest elementary school on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with approximately 536 students. The 2010 Academic Performance Index for Vista Grande is 952.
Here's what is wonderful about the Los Verdes neighborhood:
1. Most of the homes have ocean and Catalina Island views. As you drive around the neighborhood, the ocean is always in sight.
2. Hesse Park which is adjacent to Los Verdes offers a large variety of activities for the residents including baseball & soccer fields, walking paths, playgrounds and a community center where the city hall meetings are held. Proposed plans are underway to develop lower Hesse Park with three tennis courts, a basketball court, two green lawns for picnics and a family playground area.
3. Located less than two miles from the center of town, Los Verdes is ideally located for shopping and theater going.
4. Hawthorne Boulevard borders one side of the neighborhood, providing easy off the hill access.
5. There are various forms of wildlife throughout the neighborhood including peacocks, raccoons, hawks, oppossums, squirrels and skunks, to name a few.
6. Much of Los Verdes was originally populated by aerospace workers in the '60's. It is interesting to note that many of the early residents are still residing in the neighborhood. I think that speaks well for a community that seems to be serving it's residents well.
A word of caution: Because Los Verdes is located on the ocean side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, it is prone to fog more than the non-ocean side. As a result, the temperature can be cooler as well.
Pros
  • Ocean & Catalina Island Views
  • Lower end of home prices for Palos Verdes
  • Some homes have large lots
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Just now

"A Gorgeous Little Town on the Ocean Bluffs-Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Estates."

When you first drive into Lunada Bay, you are reminded of a quaint seaside town. There is a green belt that runs through the middle of the main thoroughfare, Palos Verdes Drive West. It doubles as a walking path that runs the length of the town. Homes in this area start at $975,000 for a home with approximately 1650 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1, 1/2 baths. From there, the price can run into the several millions for bluff front estates. There are no street lights and limited sidewalks. But, the schools are excellent and this is the only place on the Palos Verdes Peninsula where children can attend elementary, middle and high school all in the same town. Palos Verdes schools are consistently rated in the top of any statewide or nationwide list of excellent schools.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"Rancho Palos Verdes California- A modern day Mayberry"

If you are looking for an ideal place to raise your kids. Where the schools are exceptional, the parks are plenty and the air is clean, this is the place for you. I reluctantly moved here 34 years ago and now I can't imagine living anywhere else. Located on the Pacific Ocean in the southern section of Los Angeles County, Rancho Palos Verdes has no industry and is located far from the freeways. Since it is situated off the beaten path, it's not well known in the Los Angeles area and the residents prefer it that way. Everywhere you drive in this hilly community you are treated to splendid views of the city below and the Pacific Ocean. When you first move here, your ears might pop when you drive down from "the hill", but after a while, that goes away for most people. Since the Palos Verdes Peninsula elevation is higher than the rest of the Los Angeles basin, we are frequently above the clouds and sometimes the smog that can be seen in the city below. This is a quiet, beautiful community known for it's extensive walking trails and good schools. It's a wonderful place to grow up since many kids who lived here in their childhood are returning to raise their families. Home prices in this upscale community start around $800,000 and go up to about $12,000,000. The average price is about $1,371,771. Condos start as low as $250,000. Single family house rentals start at $3000.
Pros
  • Safe neighborhoods- Low crime
  • Excellent, award winning schools
  • Temperate climate- Clean air
  • Great Golf Course
  • Great Wedding Venue
  • Immaculate Setting
Cons
  • Far from the freeways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
Just now

"Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach is one of my favorite places to walk."

I have a favorite "beach/urban" walk that I do on the weekends. It starts at the Riviera Village on the south end of Catalina Avenue and ends at the Redondo Beach Pier. I love the palm lined street because it's wide and interesting with some old beach bungalows, modern high rises and everything in-between.It takes me about 45 minutes round trip to do this walk and sometimes I walk back along the beach which is just a block away.If you take some of the avenues that cross Catalina along the way, you will see some one hundred year old homes that make you feel as though you are in another era. The laid back, beach funk look of this part of Redondo is very appealing and comfortable. And, the Riviera Village has an eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques to pop into. Be sure to check out Harmony Works with it's handmade art and whimsical gifts. Creme De La Crepe is just about the only place in town where you can enjoy some good pate and a bowl of tomato bisque with french bread. There are so many interesting places to see.
Pros
  • Wide palm tree lined street
  • Less crowded of the beach areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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