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The South Bay real estate market keeps on humming in 2021… With most beach city and Palos Verdes hill pockets seeing prices up 10% or more, as referenced in my past blog here, as well as historically low inventory, which I covered in another blog post here, there seems to be nothing stopping the strength in our local markets. The strength even includes “ultra-luxury” home sales that can take months, or even years to sell. Now, what qualifies as “ultra-luxury” in the South Bay? I have no clue. But for the purposes of this post, I am defining it as any sale $9 million or higher. Let’s look at some past history for South Bay sales
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Who’s HOT Manhattan Beach New Construction This is no secret but Manhattan Beach has been on a new construction kick. Buyers in this city tend to be high-income earners and want to focus on their business, not remodeling a home. Although East Manhattan Beach was down as a whole, new construction prices continued to make record highs even to this day. That being said, Liberty Village is setting new records for itself as well. The Tree Section was flat in 2018 and although new construction has slowed slightly, people are still picking up new builds at a strong pace. The Hill Section poses a lot of risks for spec builders, so when a newer well-done home
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Who doesn’t love Manhattan Beach real estate? Especially at an affordable price. As the premier beach real estate market in the South Bay, Manhattan Beach has buyers that are not as price sensitive in comparison to other markets. Much of the investment thesis is buy high and hold for the long term because of the belief that beach real estate never goes down. But what if you do not have deep pockets and want to limit your risk if there is a short term hiccup in the market or economy? Manhattan Beach Boulevard Condominiums Look no further than two bedroom condominiums along Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Not only are these condos insanely affordable relative to the rest
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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 the Manhattan Beach market 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
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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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Short answer: I am not sure. New York A recent report authored by appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. found that Manhattan (NYC) condo and co-op sales declined by 25% from last year’s first quarter. It was the largest drop since the 2009 financial crisis. Was the lack of sales due to low inventory much like the greater Los Angeles area? Not according to the report. The average sales price dropped 8% with a lot to blame on the high-end market where overpriced luxury apartments are sitting on the market on average for MORE than a year and a half. When looking at the best indicator, median sales price (emphasis on median, not average), things were not as
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If you read the title and thought, “Well, if the sale was not in Manhattan Beach then it must be the $40,000,000  home on Buggy Whip Drive in Rolling Hills.” That is a good guess but nope, not even close! Hermosa Beach? Nope. Redondo Beach? Getting warmer… The answer is Torrance. The Record Sale Last month, 417 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach 90277 sold for a record $22,650,000. But wait, I thought you said Torrance, Richard? It is in Torrance! The property sits in an area little written about in my blog, but very much a South Bay location, known as Hollywood Riviera. This sub-market (area 128 on the MLS) is within the city of
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Summer is coming to an end and it is time to see what is going on in Manhattan Beach west of PCH. After the traditionally busy spring season and slow summer months, we can see how the year is shaping up and what can be expected in the coming fall season. Sand Section The Sand Section represents two thirds of the available inventory west of PCH today. The theme of higher inventory levels has continued since 2016. Although inventory might be a bit concerning if you are a seller, there have actually been 73 sales to date for 2017 versus the 61 sales in same period last year. My blog (The South Bay is Crowded at
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Lot sales in Manhattan Beach are always a favorite research topic of mine. These sales can be an indication of an area’s next price driver or sometimes it is just an aggressive homeowner trying to build their dream home. With accelerated Manhattan Beach real estate growth over the past five years, it has been difficult to make a bad buy on lot purchase. On today’s blog, I plan to explore these lot sales in an attempt to guess what comes next and how the dollars and cents work out. Sand Section Sale In March of this year 316 32nd Street sold to an LLC for $2,926,500. The property is a standard full lot at 2,700 sq. ft. zoned to support town
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The South Bay has become a mixed bag of micro-markets. A few years ago, everything was going up but now each micro-market has its own story. Some areas are still on fire while others are cooling off! Who’s Hot Hermosa Beach  Seriously, Hermosa Beach condos are HOT. If you read my blog back in December (Hermosa Beach Condos are on Fire!) then you know the market was strong. This strength continues and is probably even stronger than it was during the holidays. Today, only two condos are currently on the market. With average days on market and current supply below 30 days, sellers have all the advantages. Surprisingly, the high-end market in Hermosa Beach has begun
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