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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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If you have been following my blog for over a year, then you probably have come to learn that I tend to write about the market slowing down during the holidays and the Summer months. When the Fourth of July hits, you get a double whammy. A lot of people skip town this weekend and take real estate a lot less seriously until the Fall. The absolutely best time to score an awesome real estate deal, in my opinion, is between mid-November and mid-January during the holiday season. But what is the second best time? No question, for me, it is between July and August. And, with a long Fourth of July weekend this year, it
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The South Redondo new construction home market has been on a consistent, steady rise for the past few years. New construction is in demand for affluent buyers in the area, and developers are getting bolder with their home builds. For this post, we are going to focus on “The Avenues,” a market which is ground-zero for new construction spec homes. The climbing prices follow a similar trend we see in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section market. New Construction Data Let’s compare some Avenues new construction year-over-year data from 2018 versus 2017 to see what might be in store for 2019. 2017 New Construction Sales 703 Avenue A 4 bed, 5.5 bath, 4,200 square feet Sale Price:
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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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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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August in the South Bay tends to be a slower month for real estate. During this slow time, I thought it would be beneficial to examine different home offerings under $1 million. Palos Verdes Peninsula This may surprise some readers, but Palos Verdes does in fact have inventory under $1 million. Most of these listings exist in Rancho Palos Verdes on the east side of The Hill. Asking $1 million on the dot, 5320 Ironwood Street is located in the popular Silver Spur area. This home can certainly be had under that $1 million price tag if you are looking for a fixer in a great school district. You will not find single-family homes under $1
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If you tuned-in to our live podcast with DIGS Magazine last week, you probably heard me strongly recommending a purchase of an income property before buying your own home. Why? The numbers alone prove income properties to be the better financial move. If you are motivated by money, then you should really consider buying units in the South Bay rather than a single-family home. I am an owner of multiple income properties and choose to rent my primary residence because the numbers pencil that way. My sweet fiancée has even agreed to move into a duplex, triplex, etc. as our first home purchase…with some contingencies of course (like watching Real Housewives every night for the rest
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The Avenues of South Redondo have become a haven for developers to cash in on profits for new construction homes over the past few years. As a more affordable alternative to Manhattan Beach’s Tree Section, The Avenues have attracted buyers with deep pockets. In 2016, there were some unprecedented new construction sales in the area. Was this a yearly aberration? Would this strong demand continue into the coming years? Let’s take a look at the sales data then and now. 2016 Sales $2,600,000 on 3/11/16 at 213 Avenue E (5 beds, 6 baths, 4,121, sq. ft., 6,011 sq. ft. lot) $2,750,000 on 3/18/16 at 740 Avenue C (5 beds, 4.5 baths, 4,300 sq. ft., 6,577 sq.
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The cost of construction in the South Bay has skyrocketed over the past few years. Much of what I have observed cannot be quantified with market statistics, but through my own experiences with flipping homes and developing from the ground up over the past nine years.  The “feel” of rising costs in the South Bay along with other factors nationally and statewide could have an impact on South Bay real estate prices in the next couple of years. South Bay Construction Increases In 2013, I built a spec home on The Avenues for about $175/sf. Over the years, my five additional spec projects have steadily climbed but if I was to go back to the first
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