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Earlier this year, our office was buzzing with excitement over the new real estate Opportunity Zones created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. This section of the TCJA was created to help under-served communities attract investment capital. Now, here at Manhattan Pacific Realty most of our business is focused on South Bay home sales, so Opportunity Zones was never a big topic of conversation among our clients. However, it seems people who normally wouldn’t be interested in this topic (local developers, homeowners, beginning investors) are now more interested since the tax benefits are significant. This brings me to today’s blog. Due to the heightened interest, I wanted to give readers some insight
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East Manhattan Beach real estate has had a nice run over the past few years. If you have been watching my IGTV channel, then you know the first three quarters of 2016 were up 10.28% year over year. The same period in 2017 was up 5.78%. The strongest portion of this market has been new construction sales. It seems that prices continue to go higher and higher. And, although we are seeing a flattening of East Manhattan Beach price growth this year (down 3.68%), new construction homes have remained highly desired. So desired, that prices have warranted significant premiums above similar existing homes. New Construction vs. Existing Homes Looking at new construction sales versus existing home
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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we are entering a traditionally slow period for real estate markets. So, I wanted to take this opportunity during the holiday week to show you some intriguing deals under $1 million in the South Bay. The holidays can be a great time to snag a deal! Manhattan Beach 644 Manhattan Beach Blvd #10 2 bed, 2 bath, 841 sq. ft., condo Asking $880,000 Finding a home under $1 million in Manhattan Beach is not always easy, especially in this condo’s specific location. Technically, this home is located in the Hill Section, but it is a stone’s throw from the Sand Section and it is actually closer to downtown than most properties in
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This past week the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California and the Camp Fire in Northern California have affected millions of people in the most deadly and destructive fires in our state’s history. Donate! Before we dive into this week’s blog, I want to salute the first-responders and offer condolences to all the people that have lost homes and loved ones. Please donate to help your California neighbors in need. We here at Manhattan Pacific Realty have donated $500 to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross. We will match donations from every reader up to a total of $500 of those that choose to donate after the posting of this blog. Shoot your
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If I told you a South Bay home sold for record AFTER a price cut of $30,000,000 would you believe me? Well, believe it! Record Sale After five and a half years on the market, 1 Buggy Whip Drive in Rolling Hills finally sold at auction for $22,400,000. That is only $250,000 from the highest South Bay home sale ever, which was sold earlier this year at 417 Paseo de la Playa in Hollywood Riviera. Many photos of this home have been taken off the MLS, so below is a listing description of this nine-bedroom, 25-bathroom, 51,000 sq. ft. estate property for reference: Hacienda de la Paz, a millennium of art, architecture and engineering under one
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If you read my June blog “Are South Bay Income Properties Safer than U.S. Bonds,” you may have been surprised by the insane asking prices of income properties in the Beach Cities. Since I wrote that post, a few things have changed: The featured six-unit property (3302 Manhattan Avenue) reduced its price by $800,000 It now yields a return of just over 3.4% after a price reduction to $5,095,000 The 10-Year Treasury went from 2.8% to almost 3.1% So as U.S. Bonds climb higher, it will push apartment sellers to offer better returns in order to catch buyers. Hermosa Beach Income Property Market With the conclusion of the third quarter, there has been interesting data surrounding
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The Palos Verdes Estates sub-market of Monte Malaga, known for its high-priced estate homes and stunning views, is beginning to offer lower-priced homes for first time home buyers. Surprised? When most Palos Verdes Estates (P.V.E.) residents think of homes in Monte Malaga, they think of streets like Via Visalia, Via Rincon, Paseo Del Sol, Via Arco, Paseo La Cresta, and of course, New York Hill, a.k.a. “Allende El Mar”. These streets are lined with gorgeous estates, stunning views, and some of the highest prices on The Hill. High-priced sales of note this year include: 1414 Paseo La Cresta: $8,00,000 (the almost 10,000 sq. ft. home named “Versailles on the Hill”) 1409 Via Arco: $4,757,000 (the custom
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North Redondo Beach new construction town home sales are always interesting to discuss. New construction is not only easy on the eyes, but has been one of the hottest aspects of the South Bay housing market over the last five years. Today, I will be reviewing both three-on-a-lot and two-on-a-lot town homes. Three-on-a-Lots Muted Sales Year Over Year Three-on-a-lot sales in North Redondo Beach were on fire a few years ago. Developers were pumping out units and buyers were eager to pay record prices. Since then, sales have been muted for reasons neither good nor bad. In 2017, there were 10 new construction three-on-a-lot sales. With 2018 coming to an end, there have only been four sales.
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Each quarter I mail out a newsletter to my clients with a recap of the South Bay real estate market. Now that the third quarter of 2018 has come to an end, I thought I would give all my readers a sneak peek and show some interesting data points from the MLS. Palos Verdes Peninsula Affordable homes have been trending in Palos Verdes the past few years. Rancho Palos Verdes tends to offer some of the most affordable real estate on The Hill and was on fire during the first three quarters of 2017. This year, Rancho Palos Verdes price gains seem to be decelerating and up only 3 percent. After price declines for the past
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Just two weeks ago, one of the most stunning homes on the Manhattan Beach Strand closed escrow. In only nine days, the gorgeous 1204 The Strand found a buyer, which closed 30 days later in an all-cash transaction. You do not see Strand listings selling that quickly in today’s Manhattan Beach market, but this sale makes sense due to the fabulous construction quality and aggressive pricing relative to past sales. In this past blog post, I have documented softness and supply issues in The Strand marketplace. As a result of the price data, I commend the Sellers on their sale by not being greedy, pricing appropriately, and making a quick sale that seems very fair to
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