September 2017 Redondo Beach Real Estate Prices and Home Sales

September was another busy month in South Bay Real estate with a strong number of home sales along with some impressve prices.  Redondo Beach saw 86 home sales with a median price of $1,021,000.  To see all of the homes sold in the South Bay in September visit our recent home sales page.  The lowest price of the month was a Brookside Village condo selling for $436,500 and the highest home sale in Redondo Beach was an oceanfront new construction luxury condo at 1000 Esplande that closed at $3,250,000.

City Homes Sold September 2017 Median September 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 55 $511,000 $462,000 10.5%
El Segundo 9 $1,130,000 $840,000 34.5%
Gardena 48 $475,000 $444,000 7.1%
Harbor City 22 $553,000 $465,000 19%
Hawthorne 46 $595,000 $558,000 6.6%
HermosaBeach 12 $2,150,000 $1,449,000 48.4%
Lawndale 15 $490,000 $479,000 2.3%
Lomita 12 $576,000 $593,000 -2.9%
Long Beach 326 $520,000 $478,000 8.8%
Manhattan Beach 38 $1,877,000 $2,200,000 -14.7%
Marina Del Rey 24 $933,000 $900,000 3.7%
Palos Verdes Estates 43 $1,600,000 $1,4023,000 14.1%
Playa Del Rey 17 $753,000 $538,000 39.9%
Rancho Palos Verdes 52 $1,250,000 $1,035,000 20.8%
Redondo Beach 86 $1,021,000 $1,035,000 20.8%
San Pedro 71 $558,000 $534,000 4.7%
Torrance 126 $728,000 $648,000 12.4%
Westchester 25 $1,140,000 $890,000 15.2%

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Redondo Beach Real Estate in September – By the Numbers

Just like the rest of the Beach Cities, the Redondo Beach real estate market is on fire.  August saw 113 home sales.  Here’s a quick recap of the Redondo market based on todays date of 9/19/17:

Active Listings

  • Current active homes for sale: 111
  • Average list price:  $1,887,000 (which is very skewed due to a $25M listing, $16M listing and $13M listing)
  • Median price of homes for sale:  $1,199,000
  • Average list price without $25.0M, $16.0M and $13.0M listings:  $1,440,000
  • Average days on market:  63
  • Highest price:  $25,000,000
  • Lowest price:  $469,000

Pending Sales

  • Number of pending home sales:  103
  • Average list price:  $1,169,000
  • Median list price $1,049,000
  • Highest price: $4,999,000
  • Lowest price:  $464,000

Closed Sales (past 30 days)

  • 104 closed sales
  • Average list price:  $1,188,000
  • Average sales price:  $1,179,000
  • Median list price: $1,089,000
  • Median sales price: $1,073,000
  • Highest sale: $3,250,000
  • Lowest sale: $437,000

 

So How Do I Find Out About Off Market and Pocket Listings in Redondo Beach?

In the incredibly competitive Redondo Beach real estate market many homes are not even making it to the local MLS.   Some of these homes quietly get sold without the general public even knowing that they were for sale.  So how do you find out about these homes?  First it’s important to understand just what we’re talking about.

What does off market or a pocket listing mean?

It can actually mean a few different things but in general, when we refer to homes sold off market or pocket listings these are homes that are never put on the MLS and therefore unknown to most buyers and many realtors.  That means that searching the Redfins and Zillows of the world may mean that you’re not aware of these types of opportunities.

Why would a Redondo Beach home seller want to sell the home off market?

In general it’s not a great idea.  Fewer buyers that know about the home usually means less competition and ultimately a lower sales price.  That’s certainly not always the case but usually accurate to some extent.  Sellers have many reasons for not wanting to put their home on the market.  It may be due to privacy reasons such as not wanting the neighbor or even the tenant know that the home is for sale.  It may be that they don’t want to deal with some of the hassles that come along with listing a home…..buyer’s and agents that want to show the home at all hours, open houses on the weekends and more people simply curious with few legitimate buyers.  Whatever the reason it does limit the exposure and again usually limits the price.

That’s why it can be a good opportunity for buyers….less competition, fewer bidding wars which generally leads to a lower sales price.

How do I find out about these homes in Hermosa Beach?

Unlike the MLS listings, off market, upcoming and pocket listings are much more elusive.  The key is to work with an agent that has deep connections in the community and market.  Some of the top realtors in certain areas may share information on these hard to find opportunities and the larger or more numerous the seller and agent networks, the more information the agent can obtain.

We are happy to help you find off market homes but this requires a good deal of work, considerable communication with sellers and agents and a readiness to act should the right home come available.  If you would like us to help find off market opportunities and you are not currently working with a realtor please feel free to text us at 310-251-2344 or email us with the details of your home search.

Summer Concerts in Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the beach for some summer entertainment, the summer concert series is a great option. The city of Redondo Beach is offering “Concerts on the Pier” every Thursday and Saturday through August 31st from 6pm to 8pm.  The upcoming schedule includes:

  • August 10 – Ghost in the Machine (Police cover)
  • August 12 – Scrap Yard Aces
  • August 17 – Living Cover
  • August 19 – Elwood Moon
  • August 24 – Abrakadabra
  • August 26 – Like Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin cover)
  • August 31 – Strange Days (Doors cover)

The Perfect Way NOT to sell your home

By Keith Kyle

As a long time realtor in Redondo Beach it never ceases to amaze me how little effort sometimes goes into trying to sell a home.  I’m not sure if there’s some very odd situation where owners want or need a home listed but don’t actually want to sell it but once in a while I run into a listing which appears to do everything possible NOT to sell the home.

I just looked at something today on the market and they seem to have done everything to keep the home from selling.  I often see one of the details on listings but it’s been a while since I saw so many aspects of a listing that will keep it from selling.  Keep in mind that this isn’t a short sale.

  1. Price:  This is obviously a common one but the home is probably priced $200,000 over market value
  2. Pictures:  Of course they are terrible
  3. Commission:  They’ve reduced the buyer’s agent commission to 1.5%
  4. Showing:  They’ve made showing the home a serious challenge.  Not only does it require 24 hour notice but they won’t call back and don’t respond to emails or texts.  No lockbox of course.
  5. Out of area agent:  They’re using an agent that doesn’t know the market and doesn’t seem to be putting much time or effort into selling it (and they won’t return my call)
  6. Condition:  I had been through the home long ago (probably 8 months….yes it’s surprisingly been on the market for almost a year) and I wasn’t allowed in one of the bedrooms, all of the blinds are closed and it’s a mess.

So the question is….why put it on the market if you don’t want to sell it?

If Living Oceanfront Works for You….531 Esplanade with 5 Condos Now for Sale

In the Redondo Beach real estate market, where inventory is extremely low, one oceanfront building is certainly bucking the trend.  The Ocean Plaza, at 531 Esplanade in South Redondo Beach currently has 5 condos for sale…all with great ocean views.  Although the building sits ocean front, the bulk of the condos are on the side and the views can vary depending on the floor and how far east in the building the home sits.  Generally the higher the floor and higher the unit number the better.  See a video overview of the ocean front condos of the Esplanade.

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Multiple Homes for Sale on Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera

By Keith Kyle

It’s not often that we see homes come on the market in the lower Hollywood Riviera neighborhood that’s west of Palos Verdes Blvd.  Occassionally we see a home or two and more often than not, there is nothing on the market in this area.  What makes this part of the Hollywood Riviera so great is that it’s walking distance to Torrance Beach and not far from the downtown shopping and dining area of Riviera Village.

That certainly couldn’t be further from the case at the moment as there are 4 homes for sale on Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera.

There are current 4 homes on the market and all are within a 1/2 block.  This is pretty unheard of an probably not ideal for any of the homes as when buyers have options….they want to negotiate.  Contact us for more information or visit our Hollywood Riviera homes for sale page to view all of the current lisitngs.

Redondo Beach CA Home Sales and Prices for December 2016

By Keith Kyle

December was a pretty typical month in Redondo Beach real estate with 75 home sales at a median price of $900,000.  December traditionally is a much slower month but with the continued demand for Redondo Beach homes, there doesn’t seem to be such a thing as a slow month.  Click here to see the sold homes in Redondo Beach for December.  For the current homes for sale visit our active listings page.

City Homes
Sold
December
2016 Median
December
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $450,000 $420,000 7%
El Segundo 14 $816,000 $1,171,000 -30.3%
Gardena 44 $504,000 $413,000 22.1%
Harbor City 9 $523,000 $404,000 29.5%
Hawthorne 37 $575,000 $520,000 10.6%
Hermosa Beach 17 $1,380,000 $1,625,000 -15.1%
Lawndale 8 $393,000 $521,000 -24.6%
Lomita 6 $473,000 $535,000 -11.6%
Long Beach 298 $490,000 $435,000 12.6%
Manhattan Beach 38 $1,863,000 $1,831,000 1.7%
Marina Del Rey 21 $955,000 $945,000 1.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 25 $1,550,000 $1,675,000 -7.5%
Playa Del Rey 20 $658,000 $612,000 7.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 47 $1,088,000 $945,000 15.1%
Redondo Beach 75 $900,000 $855,000 5.3%
San Pedro 58 $515,000 $485,000 6.3%
Torrance 112 $656,000 $585,000 12.1%
Westchester 32 $943,000 $892,000 5.7%

Waterfront Information Center Open House Scheduled for January 19th

The Waterfront Information Center has recently moved to a more suitable location in and near the area of the proposed CenterCal project.  Their new address is:

239 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

They are having an open house this evening (1/19) to hear about the project and to see the model.

From the Waterfront website:

 

TWO PRESENTATION TIMES TO ATTEND 

Due to overwhelming interest, The Waterfront Information Center open house

will now have two presentation opportunities to attend on Thursday, Jan. 19.

As we would like to provide everyone a chance to view the model,

your presence is politely requested to attend only one.*

First presentation – 6 p.m.

Second presentation – 7 p.m.
Presentations by Jean Paul Wardy, President, CenterCal Properties.

Tour our new home, view The Waterfront 3-D model & learn more about

the proposed project with your fellow Redondo Beach community members.

Light refreshments will be served and parking validation will be provided.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

239 N. Harbor Dr.,

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Can’t make this event? Mark your calendars & join us 

Feb. 6 or Feb. 27 for two additional open house events. Details to follow.

*Please note, if you have already RSVP’ed to attend, you do not need to do so again.