January 2011

Found 3 blog entries for January 2011.

If you scan a lot of property listings online, you’ve probably seen your share of poor MLS photos. 

You’ve probably also seen some goofy ones. (A daily selection of silly pics can be found at www.lovelylisting.com)

One dreadful photo I came across recently was from a listing for a 2010 sale in Redondo Beach. As you see here, the pic shows only some stray trash that’s been swept up into a pile in a vacant room. 

Amazingly, it was the only photo in the listing. Not much of a flavor for the house, is it?

The listing agent told me that the property had sold off-market, meaning he was not obligated to input anything about the property into the MLS database. The sale was for a good price, though, and he wanted others to see it, so…

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I’ve discussed the improving sales pace in the South Bay in 2010 in a few recent columns. Now that the year has closed out, we can start looking at how prices performed.

We’ll look at the three beach cities this week, then return to other parts of the South Bay in upcoming columns.

Keep in mind, I’m looking only at single-family residences (SFRs) in these analyses. You’ll see that all the beach cities saw some improvement in sales totals over last year, though only one saw an increase in median price. For each town, I’ll give an example of what you would have gotten by paying the area’s median price.

Hermosa Beach - Down on Higher Volume

This year, Hermosa Beach saw more SFR sales (99) than either 2008 or 2009, and was just shy of the 102 seen in

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Here are links to each of the individual properties mentioned:

Highest Sale Prices

  • 1200 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, $7.5m
  • 15 West Crest Rd., Rolling Hills, $5.5m

  • 2229 Via Guadalana, Palos Verdes Estates, $5.0m

  • 2108 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, $4.7m 
  •  3124 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, $4.5m

Highest Asking Prices

  • 2909 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, $25m
  • 2826 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, $15.9m
  • 1600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, $13.5m
  • 3516 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, $12.999m
  • 27 West Crest Drive, Rolling Hills, $12.8m
  • 32045 Isthmus View Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, $12.0m
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