Sign up to download the quarterly

Redondo Beach
Real Estate Report

Plus get access to our weekly real estate blog
Subscribe to our blog
Receive our blog posts directly in your inbox.
* = required field

Thank you!

We'll email you our quarterly South Bay Real Estate Report.

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
Read More

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
Read More

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.
Read More

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
Read More

Have you ever thought about renting out your home to make some extra cash? I know many of my South Bay clients have. This week I want to share my advice on the notion of renting out single-family homes in the South Bay. Now, I am not a financial adviser or a CPA so always be sure to consult with your team of professionals to understand your individual financial situation. I am offering my opinion after 10 years of practicing real estate investment and brokerage. Renting in the South Bay I am constantly left befuddled month after month seeing homes go up for rent by the beach and up on The P.V. Hill. In many cases,
Read More

On September 27, 2016, two new bills (AB 2299 and SB 1069) were approved by Governor Jerry Brown. These new state-wide laws direct California cities to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), commonly known as “granny flats” or “in-law suites,” to existing parcels zoned as single family residences and multi-unit dwellings. The New Law The law is meant to address California’s housing shortage and ease the weight of surging rent and home prices throughout the state. In a nutshell, the law now prohibits parking requirements (and other restrictions) used by cities to prevent ADUs, along with greatly reducing fees to install utilities that can sometimes reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. Up until now, the
Read More

It is pretty uncommon to find a beach pad for under $1 million these days. Manhattan, Hermosa, and south Redondo Beach have all had a spectacular price run over the last few years making it difficult for first-time and second home buyers to get in by the South Bay sand. If you can only afford below $1 million, fear not, there are still options that exist! They are just few and far between. And if South Bay beach real estate continues its climb over the next few years, then these options might cease to exist. Between MB, HB, and SoRo there are only 17 active listings available with a price below $1 million. Let’s take a
Read More

We visited a property last week in Redondo Beach that could be quite a compelling purchase for buyers currently living in a 1-bedroom or studio apartment close to the beach. Take a look at 522 S. Broadway in south Redondo, a duplex in need of some TLC from a motivated buyer. This property stands out because it is west of Pacific Coast Hwy close to the proposed Redondo Pier redevelopment, and is listed well below $1 million. For some perspective in south Redondo, the last marketed MLS residential income property below $1 million west of Pacific Coast Hwy was way back in May of 2012 at 227 Avenue B at $915,000. Now there are multiple reasons this property
Read More

If you read our blog from Tuesday, you caught a glimpse of median sales for Redondo Beach single-family homes in 2015. Today, we wanted share town home and condo median sales for those of you looking for more affordable options. Below you will find a general overview of Redondo Beach median sales from this past year in order to give you a better understanding of what to expect if you plan to buy or sell this year. We are starting with the overall city median sale followed by the median sales in north and south Redondo Beach. Take a look…   Overall Median Sale – $761,500 (Median Average)     606 North Guadalupe Avenue F – $760,000 (1,304 sq
Read More