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Black Friday to Cyber Monday is a wonderful time to score some great gifts at a nice discount in preparation for holiday gift giving. At the same time, the holidays are also a fabulous time for buyers to land an incredible real estate deal at a discount. If you have been following the blog for years or have been a client, you know I believe Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day is the Black Friday to Cyber Monday period for great residential real estate deals, so make sure to take advantage of it! Steps to Score a Great Deal Right Now The real estate market changes each and every year, so your strategy needs to change
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula luxury real estate market typically moves slower when compared to the Beach Cities these days. Farther removed from major economic centers like Downtown L.A., Santa Monica, the Miracle Mile, and Silicon Beach, the pool of wealthy buyers is smaller in Palos Verdes than areas like Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, or Brentwood, to name a few. That said, the past couple years for luxury sales has slowed for Sellers on the Palos Verdes Hill. In “boom” years like 2014 and 2015, the Palos Verdes Peninsula had home sales of $6 million or above much more frequently, with 12 sales and 13 sales respectively. Most notable was in 2015 when those 13 sales of
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula is known for its single-family homes and suburban location. Prices here in many cases can be more affordable than the beach cities, but it is still not cheap! If you are looking to make a move to Palos Verdes but do not need the larger single-family home just yet, the condo listings throughout The Hill present HUGE value relative to single-family home prices in the area. There are condo options at a fraction of the cost to homes on the Hill and these can be a great starter option for buyers on a budget looking for a lot of bang for their buck. Rolling Hills Estates Condos Rolling Hills Estates has the
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The title of this post is a matter of opinion but it is tough to argue to the contrary. Armed with single-family homes, large lots, and some of the best schools in Southern California, Palos Verdes homes are offering an incredible bang for your buck today. If you know where to look and have some patience, you can land yourself a fabulous deal relative to the beach city markets. And in some cases, a better value compared to inland real estate markets too. This blog will break down some really fantastic deals that are tough to beat anywhere else in the South Bay. I will also highlight some current listings that have the potential to be
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In January, I wrote a blog post titled “South Bay Home Resales to Watch Closely,” which broke down the fastest and most accurate ways to analyze the real estate market. This blog post took homes that had sold just a short while ago and that were put back on the market with no improvements made. Below, I have shared the results of these sales, but for a full understanding, be sure to read the past blog here. Home Results 416 South Guadalupe Avenue in South Redondo Original Sales Price: $834,000 in March 2017 New Sales Price: $949,000 in April 2019 This sale is a big win for the Sellers and shows the market going higher. With
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It is obvious that South Bay homes are expensive. It is even more obvious that South Bay homes with ocean views are outrageously expensive. View Homes and Price Per Square Foot If you want a view in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, or a home on Redondo Beach’s famous Esplanade, be prepared to pay well over $1,000 a square foot for these coveted properties. As you head up into the Palos Verdes Peninsula, you start to find view homes where the price per square foot (PPSF) starts to ease. For example, lower Malaga Cove has had some offerings that feel like a bargain compared to the Beach Cities. Take a look at some recent sales for instance…
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Some of the most desirable real estate in all of the South Bay, maybe even all of Los Angeles County, exists atop the Palos Verdes (P.V.) bluffs. The combination of privacy, big views, and the sound of waves crashing is virtually unmatched in Southern California. A majority of these bluff top homes are located in Lunada Bay. That said, Malaga Cove, West Palos Verdes, and even the Palos Verdes (P.V.) Drive South areas have a few fabulous bluff properties to offer from time to time. 2017 Bluff Sales Probably the most fruitful year of recent memory for bluff sales was 2017. The old Toyota Motor Sales home that had been owned by the company since 1988
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During my time in real estate, I have learned certain clues give me a fast and fairly accurate analysis on the market. One of those clues is homes resold in a short period of time. I am not talking about flips where an investor adds value to a home, but rather resales where a home owner has done absolutely nothing. In the hot market of 2012-2015 I saw short term resales (12-24 months later) turn breathtaking price gains all with the owner barely lifting a finger. In a flat market, you will see little to no price gains on short term resales. And obviously, struggling markets on the decline will see short term resales go for
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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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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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