December 2017 Redondo Beach Home Sales – Median Price Tops $1.0M

The monthly sales are in for December and although it was a bit of a slower month in terms of the number of homes that sold, it was a very strong month for home prices in this coastal town.  Redondo Beach recorded 78 homes sold in December at a median price of $1,018,000.  While median prices have topped $1.0M in the past it’s still fairly rare.  Click here to see the current homes for sale in Redondo Beach or view our recent home sales in Redondo Beach.

City Homes Sold December 2017  Median December 2016  Median Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 47 $486,000 $451,000 7.8%
El Segundo 11 $966,000 $985,000 -2%
Gardena 65 $515,00 $465,000 10.8%
Harbor City 17 $572,000 $621,000 -7.9%
Hawthorne 30 $545,000 $555,000 -1.9%
Hermosa Beach 15 $2,003,000 $1,440,000 39.1%
Lawndale 12 $448,000 $510,000 -12.3%
Lomita 10 $595,000 $519,000 14.5%
Long Beach 284 $497,000 $465,000 6.9%
Manhattan Beach 36 $2,250,000 $1,790,000 25.7%
Marina Del Rey 31 $1,075,000 $841,000 27.9%
Palos Verdes Estates 27 $1,342,000 $1,599,000 -16.1%
Playa Del Rey 9 $612,000 $588,000 4.2%
Rancho Palos Verdes 58 $1,050,000 $1,170,000 -10.3%
Redondo Beach 78 $1,018,000 $987,000 3.1%
San Pedro 58 $485,000 $515,000 -5.8%
Torrance 111 $670,000 $650,000 3.1%
Westchester 38 $1,005,000 $985,000 2%


Redondo Beach CA Home Sales for November

Redondo Beach CA saw yet another strong month in home sale and home prices in November of 2017 with 79 homes sales at a median home price of $955,000.  This was well over the November of 2016 median price of $900,000 but well below the numbers for October 2017 which saw an impressive median price of $1,105,000 which is well above the norm.

The lowest price home sale of the month was a smaller one bedroom condo in Breakwater Village (senior 55+ complex) which closed at $415,000 with the highest price sale cosing at $4,550,000 for a 3 bedroom ocean front condo at 1000 Esplanande in South Redondo Beach.  This was new construction in a spectacular location.

See the current homes for sale in Redondo Beach or see the recent Redondo Beach home sales.

City Homes
2017  Median
2016  Median
Year over Year % Change%
Carson 49 $476,000 $450,000 5.9%
El Segundo 12 $1,243,000 $816,000 52.3%
Gardena 52 $533,000 $504,000 5.7%
Harbor City 10 $555,000 $523,000 6.1%
Hawthorne 30 $577,000 $575,000 .3%
Hermosa Beach 20 $1,550,000 $1,380,000 12.3%
Lawndale 18 $515,000 $393,000 31.2%
Lomita 11 $599,000 $473,000 26.8%
Long Beach 318 $510,000 $490,000 4%
Manhattan Beach 35 $2,300,000 $1,863,000 23.5%
Marina Del Rey 33 $925,000 $955,000 -3.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 27 $1,510,000 $1,550,000 -2.6%
Playa Del Rey 21 $710,000 $658,000 7.9%
Rancho Palos Verdes 31 $1,108,000 $1,088,000 1.8%
Redondo Beach 79 $955,000 $900,000 6.1%
San Pedro 55 $550,000 $515,000 6.8%
Torrance 117 $700,000 $656,000 6.6%
Westchester 35 $1,015,000 $943,000 7.6%

Redondo Beach Home Sales and Home Prices in October

The coastal community of Redondo Beach CA saw big home sales numbers for October of 2017.  Median home prices topped $1,100,000 with 72 homes and properties sold.    The median prices were over 25% higher than October of the previous year in which the median price was just under $880,000.  Visit our recent home sales section to see the homes that sold in Redondo Beach for October and other months.  See also the current homes for sale in Redondo Beach, CA.

City Homes Sold October 2017 Median October 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 58 $495,000 $455,000 8.8%
El Segundo 19 $875,000 $925,000 -5.4%
Gardena 43 $545,000 $490,000 11.2%
Harbor City 17 $510,000 $4145,000 23%
Hawthorne 50 $578,000 $540,000 6.9%
Hermosa Beach 21 $1,414,000 $2,038,000 -30.6%
Lawndale 21 $505,000 $411,000 23%
Lomita 17 $575,000 $580,000 -.9%
Long Beach 322 $525,000 $475,000 10.5%
Manhattan Beach 28 $2,875,000 $2,250,000 27.8%
Marina Del Rey 25 $979,000 $1,150,000 14.9%
Palos Verdes Estates 30 $1,600,000 $1,825,000 -12.3%
Play Del Rey 16 $665,000 $635,000 4.8%
Rancho Palos Verdes 47 $1,265,000 $1,250,000 1.2%
Redondo Beach 72 $1,105,000 $878,000 25.8%
San Pedro 69 $530,000 $588,000 -9.8%
Torrance 127 $675,000 $632,000 6.9%
Westchester 38 $1,089,000 $1,050,000 3.7%

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%

Explore the Neighborhoods, Cities and Communities Around Redondo Beach

Welcome to Redondo Beach, the Beach Cities and the South Bay. While Redondo Beach has something to offer everyone,
some of the neighboring cities offer a flavor and feel all their own. Click on any city below to be taken to a area specific website or page geared specifically for that community.

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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