Home Staging Tips for Redondo Beach Homes

Home staging is an important part of the preparation process when selling a house.  Whether fully staging the home using a professional stager, or simply de-cluttering and adding something to the owners current furniture, staging can make the difference between a home selling quickly and sitting on the market.  Here are a few pointers to help prepare your Redondo Beach home for sale.  If you have given any thought to selling your home in Torrance or the South Bay, we can help.  Contact us for information on how we sell homes or find the value of your home in Redondo Beach CA.

 

 

Why Do Homeowners Remodel?

Most homeowners choose to remodel their homes in order to update and upgrade their home. There are many other reasons and a recent study shows the many reasons below.

Are Contingent Offers Starting to Be a Workable Strategy?

By Keith Kyle

In the past two months I’ve had three contingent offers accepted.  Not only were the offers accepted but my clients homes were not even on the market yet.  I spent much of 2017 submitting contingent offers for these clients only to be rejected time and time again.  Often times we were competing against 15-20 other offers and some were all cash….we didn’t have a chance.

So is that changing?

It may just be timing, luck or the right situation, but sellers seem to be considering contingent offers in the current Redondo Beach real estate market.  It’s key to submit a VERY strong offer in regards to price and terms, but sellers may be realizing that the buyer’s homes will likely sell fairly quickly.

For those that don’t know what a contingent offer is…..there are many situations in which a home buyer needs to sell their home to have enough money for the down payment and to qualify for the loan.  When you submit an offer that requires the buyer to sell their home to make it work…that’s a contingent offer.  It adds a whole additional level of uncertainty to the sellers of the home being purchased.  No longer is their just a home inspection, appraisal and loan on their house……but likely a home inspection, appraisal, and loan on the buyers sale as well.  The uncertainty is the reason most sellers won’t consider it unless it’s the only option.

In a sellers market with multiple offers and high demand, getting a contingent offer accepted is a long shot at best, but maybe the recent wave of acceptances is a sign that things are changing slightly.

Some Great Oceanfront Homes for Sale in Redondo Beach

What could be better than living oceanfront in Redondo Beach CA?  We really can’t think of a better place to sit and watch the sunset, enjoy the warm summer days, or just relax and have a glass of wine.  Here are the current oceanfront homes for sale in South Redondo Beach.

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
Sold
November
2017  Median
November
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