Oftentimes you’ll hear people around the South Bay say, “Beach real estate never goes down…it’s the safest investment around.” Is that actually true? U.S. bonds offered by the U.S. Treasury are more generally considered the safest investment in the world and they are oftentimes considered “riskless” investments. In this blog post, I want to share what the local market thinks about the best income properties, and if premier South Bay real estate is considered the safest investment by investors.   U.S. Treasuries Since 1776, the U.S. Treasury has never failed to pay back its lenders. When you purchase a U.S. bond, it is backed by the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. government. This is
Read More

Every year around this time I like to write about undervalued areas in the South Bay. There is no substantial evidence as to why these areas are undervalued. This blog post is just an active real estate agent making a gut call on areas that are lagging the rest of the market or are just plain cheap. If you want to test my gut feelings, I will recap my blog post from last year on what areas offered value. For reference, check out last year’s value area blog here and also the recap of 2016 here.   Value for 2018 Finding value in the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes has proven to be difficult this year. Most
Read More

Manhattan Beach Walk Streets After years of price appreciation, some of the most highly coveted real estate in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section is in correction territory. By no means is this meant to cause panic or scare anyone into selling their real estate. This is simply an analysis of past sales in a small Manhattan Beach sub-market that got a little ahead of itself on pricing. This small sub-market in question is the Manhattan Beach walkstreets. These homes sit on full 2,700 sq. ft. lots on the 100 and 200 blocks. More specifically, the homes discussed in this blog are located south of the pier to 21st Street, which tends to be the most desired
Read More

North Redondo Beach It is no secret that North Redondo Beach real estate has skyrocketed over the last few years. In past blog posts, I have referenced countless sub-markets and asset types gaining big value in North Redondo. Improving school districts, easy commute to greater Los Angeles, and affordability, has attracted home buyers with willingness to pay more and more to get into this area. The Golden Hills sub-market, known for its “tall and skinny” homes, is popular for access to the fabulous Jefferson Elementary School. Last year, I wrote a blog post about new construction prices surging in a small sub-market within the Golden Hills area. This area bucks the trend of all tall and
Read More