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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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Most of my blogs consist of analyzing sales, appreciation, and under-priced deals. Today, I want to focus on a market that is larger than the for sale market in Los Angeles County: Rentals! Rentals are an extremely important part of the real estate economy and should be considered as part of anyone’s real estate strategy. Renting in Palos Verdes Estates Palos Verdes Estates tends to be heavily dominated by owner-occupants, so leases in this area are harder to find than in the beach cities or surrounding South Bay communities. Even though rental supply is restricted in Palos Verdes, the demand is not as high as you might think because most people moving to The Hill prefer
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Home Styles For years, home buyers have been shying away from the once popular architectural favorite: Mediterranean. This home style was all the rage for Baby Boomers in the 90s and early 2000s, and was a dominant style in Palos Verdes Estates (PVE) new construction over the years. Along with Mediterranean construction, PVE is home to many Spanish, mid-century modern, and contemporary homes, making today’s present day quest for “charm” a tough task for many buyers looking in the area. Outside of original ranch homes, which tend to be on the smaller side, it can be difficult to find the in-trend styles many buyers are looking for these days. What are some of those styles you
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Palos Verdes Drive Buying a home on Palos Verdes Drive is always an interesting real estate decision. Does the increased car traffic bother a prospective home buyer? Does the pricing allow buyers to get into an area that is normally unaffordable? How will the future home value be affected by the drive’s connotation? All of these are important things to consider and there is no one-answer-fits-all, especially considering that many sections of the drive have their own unique characteristics. For instance, P.V. Drive North in Rolling Hills Estates has property with a P.V. Drive address, but they are tucked away from The Drive on large estate lots with big homes. While P.V. Drive North homes in
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After recapping the 2016 value areas in last week’s blog, I would like to point out some areas in the South Bay that I believe present solid value for 2017. If you are shopping in the below mentioned areas, then have no fear as they will have upside potential. Redondo Beach El Nido east of Inglewood Avenue Just like the 2016 value areas El Nido makes the list again! This time it is homes east of Inglewood Avenue. Now that west of Inglewood Avenue has had a nice run, buyers will sacrifice and jump to the other side of the street. It is already happening, but has potential to run even more in the next 12 months. Just be careful and
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