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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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Now that spring is officially upon us, the South Bay real estate market will begin to heat up over the next few months. So before the official rush of spring selling season begins, I thought I would touch on some intriguing South Bay listings under $1 million. Hermosa Beach 1202 20th Place 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,176 sq. ft., single-family home Asking: $965,000 Finding a single-family home under $1 million in Hermosa Beach is almost impossible. This fixer property was recently cut just below $1 million, and if you are a shrewd negotiator, you might be able to get it even lower! This property has a chance to be one of the lowest 2,500 square foot
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As the South Bay home market begins to wake from its holiday slumber, I went back to study this normally slow season. From my research, I found an unusually high amount of sales in the luxury home market. In only 42 days, from December 1st to January 11th, the luxury home market had some MAJOR sales! Hermosa Beach Lot Sale 1918 The Strand Asking Price: $7,200,000 2,547 sq. ft., 2,382 sq. ft. lot Sold for $6,800,000 Some might believe this sale will be the benchmark for land value on The Strand in 2019. With its bullseye location in the middle of Hermosa, many buyers will believe that similar lots to the less desirable south will sell
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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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The Sand Section in North Manhattan Beach can be quite a confusing market for someone not intimately familiar with how the area is valued. There is a hodgepodge of factors to analyze in this ever-changing market: walkstreets versus alleyways, single-family homes versus town homes, half lots versus full lots, tear downs versus fixers, etc. These factors are just scratching the surface…as you dig deeper there is much more to consider. In today’s blog, I will breakdown a small micro-market within North Manhattan Beach (the 400-block!) to give you a clear picture on value in this specific area. For the sake of this blog, I want to focus on the “highest and best use” properties. These properties
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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
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The Strand Market In 2017, there were 17 home sales on The Strand in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. Now, five months into 2018, Strand sales are a grand total of ZERO. What’s interesting about the 2017 Strand market is that of those 17 sales, only three occurred before June. So, a rapid clip of 14 sales happened between June and December. Perhaps the time leading up to tax season affected Strand buyer decisions? With little activity the first half of this year, it has created some healthy competition for some spec sales. Additionally, it has made some existing owners more realistic, and dare we say…asking fair prices? Hermosa Beach Benchmark 2017 Sale: 1540 The Strand, Hermosa
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Per reader request, today’s blog will give a breakdown of lot deals versus new construction in Manhattan Beach (basically, what does a developer do). There is a ton of new construction going on in this area and purchasing a “land value” deal has a lot of nuance and risk. These examples are not meant to be exact numbers; these are rough numbers to keep the reading light. Let’s dive in! East Manhattan Beach This portion will be the Manhattan Heights/Liberty Village area of east MB (area 146 on the MLS). Since prices are lower and finishing’s tend to be cheaper, we’ll assume $250 per sq. ft. to build and a 15% budget for soft costs. Recently,
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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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