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?

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See the Redondo Beach Sold Homes for September 2016

September was a strong month for home sales in Redondo Beach and the South Bay.  Click any link below to see a Paseo De La Playa Hollywood Riveralist of the homes that sold that month or visit our recent South Bay home sales page to see any month and any city in the area.  We hope that the information is helpful and please do not hesitate to contact us for any of your real estate needs.

 September 2016 Home Sales

El Segundo
Gardena
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollyglen
Hollywood Riviera
Lawndale
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
Redondo Beach
Rolling Hills Estates
San Pedro
Torrance

January Home Prices in Redondo Beach Continue to Rise

By Keith Kyle1500 Esplanade Redondo Beach

January showed to be another strong month in the Redondo Beach real estate market with the median home price nearing almost $900,0000.  Demand continued with no end in sight as homes often sold quickly and over their asking prices.

Click here to see the recent home sales in Redondo Beach CA.

City Homes
Sold
January
2016 Median
January
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 27 $415,000 $385,000 7.8%
El Segundo 8 $1,074,500 $799,000 34.5%
Gardena 28 $471,000 $399,000 18%
Harbor City 13 $500,000 $454,000 10.1%
Hawthorne 33 $457,000 $500,000 -8.5%
Hermosa Beach 10 $1,783,500 $1,680,000 6.2%
Lawndale 9 $450,000 $430,000 4.7%
Lomita 12 $420,000 $365,000 15.1%
Long Beach 241 $425,000 $406,000 4.7%
Manhattan Beach 22 $1,760,000 $1,675,000 5.1%
Marina Del Rey 16 $1497,000 $855,000 75.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 19 $1,272,000 $1,251,000 1.7%
Playa Del Rey 10 $574,000 $527,000 9.0%
Rancho Palos Verdes 38 $900,000 $1,015,000 -11.3%
Redondo Beach 66 $885,000 $802,000 10.3%
San Pedro 47 $465,000 $450,000 3.4%
Torrance 83 $632,000 $617,000 2.3%
Westchester 22 $880,000 $900,000 -2.2%

Just Sold – 1637 Armour Lane in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

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Located on an oversized 4,100 foot lot, this charming and updated Golden Hills home is far from ordinary. The curb appeal couldn’t be better….from the white picket fence, to the large front yard with environmentally friendly turf, to the updated exterior with a charming porch, smooth stucco to the manicured landscaping. As charming inside as out the home offers gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lights, remodeled kitchen and 3 bright bedrooms. Enter the home to a warm 1637_Armour_Ln_living1nowiresand inviting living room with large windows and an abundance of natural light. Directly off of the living room you’ll enter the remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops, tile floors and an adjacent dining area overlooking the front yard. Featuring 3 bright bedroom and 2 remodeled bathrooms with a coastal inspiration. The largest bedroom also offers direct sliding doors to the huge grassy backyard and flagstone patio. Yards generally don’t exist in the Golden Hills and 1637 Armour offers large front and rear yards. All of this located on a quiet one way street in the Jefferson Elementary district of Redondo and just a short drive to King Harbor, the Redondo 1637_Armour_Ln_yard1 copypier and one mile to the beach.

See our Golden Hills Real Estate site for more information on this coming soon listing or contact listing agent and Redondo Beach realtor Keith Kyle.

  • 3 Bed/2 bath
  • 4100 Sq Ft Lot
  • 1048 Sq Feet
  • Large Backyard
  • Great Location
  • 1 car garage
  • Remodeled
  • Fenced front yard with turf
  • Hardwood floors

Is $1,250,000+ The New Normal for Detached New Construction Townhomes?

By Keith KyleNorth-Redondo-Townhome

There’s no doubt that this market continues to amaze.  What would have been considered unheard of a year ago is now becoming standard. Nowhere is this more clear than in new construction detached townhomes in North Redondo Beach.  See our real estate explained…two on a lot detached townhome in Redondo Beach to better understand this unique townhome style.  It wasn’t all that long ago that we were fairly surprised by these homes topping the $1,000,000 but those purchases are now looking like steals.  We kept the chart below limited to only new construction in area 151 (of North Redondo Beach) with similar square footage so this was an apples to apples comparison and the price increases are fairly amazing.  2014 priced just under $1,000,000 with 2015 prices starting near $1,060,000 and reaching $1,250,000.  Currently the only 2o16 built home (with around 2500 feet) just hit the market at a whopping $1,399,000.  While we can’t imagine they’ll get anywhere near that, it will be a great indicator as to just what these homes will sell at in 2016.

Address Price $ Per Sq Ft Bed/Bath Year Built Sq Feet Date Sold
2018 Gates AV #B $999,000 $398 4/3,0,1,0 2014 2508 03/04/14
2016 Gates AV #B $999,000 $416 4/3,0,1,0 2014 2400 03/17/14
2018 Gates AV #A $999,000 $401 4/3,0,1,0 2014 2508 03/18/14
2016 Gates AV #A $979,000 $403 4/4,0,1,0 2014 2400 06/03/14
2403 Gates AV #B $999,000 $398 4/3,0,1,0 2014 2508 08/21/14
2403 Gates AV #A $999,000 $398 4/3,0,1,0 2014 2508 08/22/14
2006 Bataan RD #A $1,079,000 $468 4/2,1,1,0 2015 2400 04/30/15
2016 Gates AV #A $1,069,000 $449 4/4,0,1,0 2014 2436 05/07/15
2110 Ernest AV #A $1,150,000 $443 4/3,0,1,0 2015 2534 05/07/15
2006 Bataan RD #B $1,079,000 $467 4/2,1,1,0 2015 2400 05/15/15
2110 Ernest AV #B $1,170,000 $457 4/3,0,0,0 2015 2534 06/16/15
2019 Farrell AV #B $1,200,000 $473 4/3,0,1,0 2015 2534 11/13/15
2019 Farrell AV #A $1,200,000 $485 4/3,0,1,0 2015 2534 11/13/15
1913 Plant AV #A $1,250,000 $481 4/3,0,1,0 2015 2554 12/01/15
1913 Plant AV #B $1,250,000 $489 4/3,0,1,0 2015 2554 12/17/15
Active Listing
1928 Curtis AV #A
 $ 1,399,000
 $        555
4/3,0,1,0 2016 2519 02/01/16

Current New Construction Townhomes for Sale

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February 2015 Home Sales in North Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleTop-Deck-Umbrella-small

Redondo Beach saw another month of increased home prices and a lower number of home sales in February of 2014.   The lowest price sale was a townhome style condo at 2012 Carnegie Lane that sold for $495,000 while the highest price sale was a townhome at 1800 Pullman that sold for $1,290,000.  The home was built in 2010 and was over 3200 square feet.  To see the homes that sold in February visit our South Bay monthly home sales information page.

ML# Type   Address  Price  Br/Ba Year Sq Feet Days on Mkt
SB15009329 SFR/D 1918 Farrell AV  $ 1,000,000 3/1,2,0,0 1981/ASR 2037/A 42129
SB15017524 SFR/D 1719 Reed ST  $ 1,225,000 4/2,0,1,0 2001/ASR 2067/A 18/18
SB14221719 TWNHS/D 1800 Pullman LN  $ 1,290,000 5/4,0,0,0 2010/BLD 3213/B 49/49
SB15009419 CONDO/A 2012 Carnegie LN #B  $ 495,000 2/2,0,0,0 1979/ASR 1200/A 1/141
SB15006637 TWNHS/A 1911 Rockefeller LN #F  $ 545,000 2/1,0,1,1 1977/ASR 1258/A 24/24
14799525 TWNHS 2405 Inglewood AV  $ 580,000 4/2,1,0,0 1987 1758/A 59/59
14812439 CONDO 519 Meyer LN #49  $ 599,000 2/2,0,1,0 1979 1464 41/41
SB14101711 SFR/D 2321 Vanderbilt LN  $ 605,000 2/1,0,0,0 1948/ASR 1478/A 169/169
PV14241288 TWNHS/A 2603 Vanderbilt LN #2  $ 630,000 3/2,0,0,0 1988/ASR 1589/A 70/83
SB15001794 TWNHS/A 1903 Grant AV #B  $ 702,000 3/2,0,1,0 1989/ASR 1702/A 42320
SB15021777 TWNHS/D 2019 Havemeyer LN #A  $ 725,000 3/2,0,1,0 1980/ASR 1822/A 0/0
SB14249882 SFR/D 2614 Huntington LN  $ 746,500 4/2,0,0,0 1952/ASR 1325/A 49/49
PV15000717 TWNHS/A 1804 Vanderbilt LN #B  $ 750,000 4/3,0,0,0 2010/ASR 1710/A 29/29
SB15004163 TWNHS/A 2210 Huntington LN #B  $ 760,000 3/2,0,1,0 1983/ASR 2219/T 42256
SB14262001 TWNHS/D 2004 Huntington LN #A  $ 814,000 4/2,0,1,0 1991/ASR 2237/S 42319
SB14210660 SFR/D 2640 Beland BL  $ 825,000 3/2,0,1,0 1987/ASR 2986/A 149/149
PV14262804 TWNHS/A 2207 Rockefeller LN #A  $ 844,000 4/3,0,0,0 2015/BLD 1992/B 42005
SB15008765 SFR/D 1520 Stanford AV  $ 850,000 4/1,1,1,0 1964/ASR 1653/A 42161
SB15002791 TWNHS/A 2510 Huntington LN #A  $ 860,000 4/3,0,1,0 1990/ASR 2362/A 21976
PV15003845 TWNHS/A 2120 Clark LN #A  $ 866,000 4/2,0,1,0 1990/ASR 2547 22/22
PW15006305 TWNHS/D 2102 Clark LN #A  $ 880,000 5/3,0,0,0 1986/ASR 2947/A 49/194
PV15017586 SFR/D 2413 Clark LN  $ 890,000 3/1,0,0,0 1952/ASR 995/A 0/0
SB15010259 SFR/D 1607 Steinhart AV  $ 926,500 3/2,0,0,0 1948/ASR 1270/A 42192
SB14237531 TWNHS/D 1919 Ruhland AV #A  $ 990,000 4/3,0,0,0 1998/ASR 3044/B 73/73
SB14260717 TWNHS/A 2211 Mathews AV #C  $ 754,000 3/2,0,1,0 2007/ASR 1850/B 18810

Finally a new Listing In Fusion South Bay

It’s been a while since there was a home for sale in Fusion in the South Bay, the gated townhome community in the Hollyglen area of Hawthorne. Fusion-South-Bay Ideally located just east of Manhattan Beach, it’s is a fantastic alternative to Redondo, Manhattan and El Segundo.  Prices would be exponentially higher if it were located just across the street, but the location still offers residents easy access to the active South Bay lifestyle with the beach, dining, shopping and more close by.

The current unit for sale is a “C” floorplan (see our video walkthrough of a different Fusion C townhome for a sense of the layout) which offers a very open kitchen/dining/living room areas with 2 bedrooms and laundry upstairs. The C floorplan also offers a 2 car attached garage.  The ammenities of the complex include pool and spa, small playground, half basketball court and various exercise stations.

Located at 5406 W 149th Place unit #18, (see Fusion South Bay map) it is priced at $499,000 which, in our opinion, is low and would be a good deal for the buyer that purchases the home.  Square footage is listed as 1,110 by listing agent Young Kim of Landmark, but in our experience the square footage is actually larger when measured.

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Beautiful Estate Home at 340 Via Colusa in the Hollywood Riviera – Just Sold

Designed by renowned architect Louie Tomaro and built in 2004, this beautiful estate style home in the Hollywood 340_Via_Colusa_front8 copyRiviera offers the very best of luxury coastal living. Featuring 5 bedrooms, each with it’s own private bath, this Tuscan inspired home offers an open floorplan with an abundance of windows to capture the beach breezes and natural light.

The enormous front yard, gated driveway, and lush landscaping create a beautiful exterior setting and incredible curb appeal with the formal elegance of an estate style home.  Visit our 340 Via Colusa Redondo Beach website for more information.

Enter through the double doors to a formal entry with traverine flooring, elegant staircase and custom designed lighting.  Downstairs offers an oversized and versatile bedroom that can be used as an office, formal sitting area, playroom or guest bedroom.  Plantation shutters, hardwood floors and private bath make for a luxurious and private retreat.

Upstairs offers an open layout centrally located around the formal entry with 20 foot ceilings.   The gourmet kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, Viking island cooktop, cherry wood cabinetry and opens to both the dining room and family room. A balcony off the family room lets you take in the city light views. Kolbe & Kolbe windows and doors lend an elegant touch throughout.  Across from the family room, the upper level offers 4 bedrooms, each with private baths, vaulted ceilings, and large windows.  The first bedroom offers a private balcony.  The master bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet and private bath area with a double sided fireplace.

Enjoy the close proximity to the beach, Riviera Village shopping and dining, Riviera Elementary and the Palos Verdes walking trail.

Contact listing agent and Redondo Beach luxury home specialist, Keith Kyle at 310-251-2344 or Keith@KeithKyleHomes.com for more information and to arrange a private showing.

  • Built in 2004
  • 5 Bedrooms, 5 ½ Baths
  • 2,560 Square Feet
  • 7543 Foot Lot

 

1634 Ford Street in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

**Update  Home Just Sold**1643_Ford_Ave_Front1 copy

Welcome home to this wonderfully remodeled  single family home in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach. This beautiful home boasts a great
split level floorplan that offers a spacious and open layout with all three bedrooms on the same floor and a stylish interior.    Features include a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, pendant light and recessed lighting with great natural light.  Custom paint and dramatic dark hardwood floors extend throughout the home giving the home a true designer feel.   Nice sized master suite offers large customized closets, gleaming hardwood floors, newer doors and windows and a beautifully remodeled bath.  The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share another stylishly remodeled bathroom with custom tile and frameless shower.   Both bedrooms are west facing and offer great natural light and sit high above the neighboring home to take full advantage of the coastal breezes.   Spacious one car garage has a laundry area, direct access to the home, and a full size access door to the seemingly endless storage space underneath the home.   Just a few blocks from both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach this home is the perfect starter home in a fantastic neighborhood.  

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  • Priced at $769,000
  • 3 bed/2 bath, 1350 square feet
  • Golden Hills location

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle at 310-251-2344 or Keith@KeithKyleHomes.com for more information