March 2016 Median Home Prices for Redondo Beach and the South Bay.

By Keith Kyle

The numbers for March are in Redondo Beach saw another solid month with  89 homes sold in Redondo Beach and a median home price of $893,000 which was slightly up from the previous month.  There is a healthy number of new construction projects coming out in both north and south Redondo which is helping keep the home prices up.

City Homes
Sold
March
2016 Median
March
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $447,500 $426,500 4.9%
El Segundo 10 $1,006,000 $849,000 18.5%
Gardena 58 $475,000 $403,500 17.7%
Harbor City 14 $450,000 $455,000 -1.1%
Hawthorne 36 $513,000 $642,000 -20.2%
Hermosa Beach 16 $1,183,000 $1,310,000 -9.7%
Lawndale 10 $385,000 $447,000 -13.9%
Lomita 11 $530,000 $481,000 10.1%
Long Beach 327 $478,000 $414,000 15.3%
Manhattan Beach 41 $2,275,000 $1,940,000 17.3%
Marina Del Rey 18 $1,025,000 $860,000 19.2%
Palos Verdes Estates 28 $1,355,000 $1,400,000 -3.2%
Playa Del Rey 18 $560,000 $546,000 2.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 56 $1,156,250 $1,044,500 10.7%
Redondo Beach 89 $893,000 $862,000 3.7%
San Pedro  80 $554,000 $481,000 15.1%
Torrance 133 $615,000 $530,000 16%
Westchester 25 $910,000 $854,000 6.6%

September Home Sales in Redondo Beach and Beyond

By Keith Kyle

Redondo Beach saw an impressive number of homes selling in September of 2015 to end the summer selling season with 97 closed escrows.  In addition the median home price in Redondo was $875,000 which shows significant gains in value over the past year.  The market was hot throughout Redondo Beach with homes in both North and South Redondo often selling quickly and with multiple offers.  Click here to see all of the homes sold in Redondo Beach in September of 2015.

City Homes
Sold
September
2015 Median
September
2014 Median
Year
over Year % Change
Carson 49 $406,000 $366,000 10.8%
El Segundo 9 $1,045,000 $517,000 76%
Gardena 33 $440,000 365,000 20.5%
Harbor City 18 $514,500 $462,500 11.2%
Hawthorne 27 $513,000 $550,000 -6.7%
Hermosa Beach 20 $1,200,000 $1,020,000 17.7%
Lawndale 13 $450,000 $379,000 18.6%
Lomita 15 $580,000 $570,000 1.8%
Long Beach 390 $435,000 $420,000 3.7%
Manhattan Beach 39 $2,050,000 $2,025,000 1.2%
Marina Del Rey 29 $865,000 $817,000 5.9%
Palos Verdes Estates 35 $1550,000 $1575,000 -1.6%
Playa Del Rey 18 $542,000 $534,000 1.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 49 $1,040,000 $1,058,000 -1.7%
Redondo Beach 97 $875,000 $790,000 10.8%
San Pedro 69 $442,000 $459,000 -3.6%
Torrance 135 $585,000 $527,00 10.9%
Westchester 26 $908,000 $872,000 4.1%

Big Weekend for Redondo Beach Open Houses

By Keith KyleOpen-House-White-DS

During a week in which most other South Bay cities are only offering a very limited number of homes to see, the open house schedule for September 20th and 21st in Redondo Beach has plenty to offer….and plenty to tour.  This weekend sees more than usual with several advertised open houses.  See the list below for Redondo Beach and the South Bay open houses.  If you’re seeing this post after the September dates please visit our South Bay open houses site for updated homes for sale and schedules.

Why Homes are More Expensive in South Redondo than North Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleNorth-Redondo-Townhome

For buyers (and sometimes even sellers) unfamiliar with the differences in local market in the South Bay, Redondo Beach is just one single real estate market.  In reality the differences between neighborhoods can be significant and home values and prices show a clear distinction between similar homes in North Redondo and South Redondo.    The city has a number of distinctive neighborhoods but the main sections are broken into North and South and the dividing line is basically 190th Street.  North Redondo is quite a bit less expensive due to the location as it sits behind Hermosa and Manhattan Beach so there are no homes with ocean views and the feel of the area is different as it’s not along the water.  South Redondo ends at the beach and the ocean to the west and has a unique beach charm and homes often have great views.  The recent listings and sales of very similar homes, both in terms of style, layout, size and new construction, make clear the differences in values.

219 S Juanita AV # A, – South Redondo Beach
Listed at $1,269,000
Built in 2014
2452 square feet 4 bed/4.5 bath
Front unit of a 2 on a lot townhome

2002 Voorhees #A, North Redondo Beach
Sold at $900,000
Built 2014
2500 square feet, 4 bed/3.5 bath
Front unit of a 2 on a lot

2021 Gates #A – North Redondo Beach
Sold at $959,000
Built 2013
2508 square feet, 4 bed/3.5 bath
Front unit of a 2 on a lot

Below is a map showing the general layout, location and dividing lines between north and south Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Real Estate Map

Areas 151-154 are North Redondo and 155-157 are South Redondo

What’s the difference between North and South Redondo Beach?

By Keith KyleThe Village in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is a wonderful city in the South Bay offering housing options for just about every buyer.  The city is a rather odd shape and is squeezed in between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Hawthorne and Torrance.   Unlike some of it’s neighbors the zoning in Redondo Beach has allowed for far more styles and types of homes ranging from large condo complexes, retirement communities, 2 on a lot and 3 on a lot townhomes, and single family homes.

From a real estate standpoint the city of Redondo Beach is broken into two distinct areas…..North Redondo and South Redondo.  Each has a very different feel and a fairly different price range. The general dividing line is generally at 19oth Street.

So what’s the difference?

The primary difference is the location and the “feel” the areas have due to that location.

North Redondo real estate map North Redondo is landlocked between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Hawthorne, Lawndale and Torrance.  The area , with the zip code of 90278, has some great housing options that are generally priced lower than South Redondo beach but none of the neighborhoods have much of a coastal feel and none of the areas offer any type of ocean views.  One of the most prevalent types of homes in North Redondo are townhomes but may not be what many think of when they think of endless rows of identical homes.  The main types of townhomes in Redondo are known as 2 on a lot and 3 on a lot townhomes.  The entire “complex” consists of 2 or 3 units and many, especially when detached, feel like single family homes. Some of the more notable neighborhoods are the Golden Hills which lies just east of Hermosa and offers primarily single family homes with square footage around 1800 feet. The other area consisting of primarily single family homes in on the eastern border and known as the TRW tract.  Throughout North Redondo there is a mix of types and styles and prices generally range from the low $500Ks to over $1,000,000.   Visit the North Redondo listings page to see the current homes for sale in this part of Redondo Beach.

South Redondo sits on some pristine coastline and has a much “beachier” feel.  Due to zoning this part of town has some very South Redondo Beach Real Estate Maplarge condo complexes, especially along the water.  South Redondo with the zip code of 90277, offers numerous two on a lot townhomes (3 on a lot townhomes are more rare in this part of town), condo complexes and single family homes.  Some of the more well known buildings are the Seascape condos near King Harbor, the various oceanfront buildings of the Esplanade, The Village, and Brookside Village.  Prices range dramatically due to the factors of proximity to the beach and the ocean views but is consistently higher priced than North Redondo.  In addition to the beach, this part of town offers an abundance of activities and sites from King Harbor and the Redondo Pier, to Riviera Village, Seaside Lagoon, Wilderness Park and more.  The schools are great in both areas.

As mentioned, prices range higher than in the North Redondo area.  To see the current homes for sale in South Redondo visit our South Redondo real estate information page.

 

 

Looking for single family home on a large lot….TRW in North Redondo

By Keith KyleTRW-Redondo-House

One of my favorite areas in North Redondo Beach is known as the TRW tract.  It’s named this as it’s nearby the form TRW building that graces the skyline of the South Bay (it actually is the skyline) nearby Manhattan and Redondo Beach.  The building is now Northrup Grumman but the name given to the neighborhood long ago remains the same in local real estate circles.  Many engineers from TRW originally lived in the neighborhood which is the reason for the name.

What makes this specific part of Redondo Beach unique is a combination of large lot sizes and zoning that generally only allows for single family homes.   This zoning, along with numerous streets with only one way in, gives the area a very family friendly community feel with parks and schools within walking distance (as well as work for some Northrup employees).  In addition most homes are still “reasonable” sizes for the lots with minimum “mansionization” that’s overwhelmed some nearby areas.   The TRW tract has still retained it’s 1940’s type coastal charm.  Contact us to view the current listings or for more information or visit the daily listing update page to have us do the searching for you.

TRW Tract Redondo Beach

Search Redondo Beach Townhomes

Redondo 2 on a lot townhomesBy Keith Kyle

Redondo Beach epitomizes the very best in beach living. Much larger than neighboring Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, Redondo offers housing of every type and just about every price. Due to lot sizes and zoning allowances Redondo has a wide variety of townhome options. The most common, and fairly unique to the area, are know as two on a lot, and 3 on a lot townhouses.  If you would like daily listing updates for townhomes in Redondo Beach contact us and we’ll provide this free information.

View current Townhomes for Sale in Redondo Beach

Two on a lot generally means that the homes share a driveway and are either completely detached or only share garage and deck walls with no living spaces connected. They often have the feel of a single family home, but at much more affordable prices. 3 on a lot townhomes generally have a front, middle, and rear unit and share walls with neighbors. Although they do not quite feel like single family homes, they are even more affordable and for many the fact that they can buy a townhome for much lower, and get a newer home with far more square footage over a single family home is certainly a compromise that they are willing to make.

 Current Townhomes Redondo Beach Townhomes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,558 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,282 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,628 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.49 ac
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,875 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.35 ac
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,963 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,628 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 949 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,434 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,522 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,277 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,498 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,290 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.65 ac

See all Current homes for sale in city of Redondo Beach.
(all data current as of 10/15/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes and Real Estate in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

Golden-Hills

Located just east of Hermosa Beach, the “Golden Hills” section of Redondo Beach offers great home values for the South Bay. The homes in the Golden Hills are affectionately known as the “tall and skinnies” and many offer great square footage for much less than in neighboring Hermosa and Manhattan. Redondo Beach offers great schools, proximity to the beach, and an abundance of activities. Home prices generally range from the low $800,000’s to over $1.6M for new construction and the homes are usually 3-4 bedrooms.

Current Golden Hills Homes for Sale

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Redondo Beach Real Estate Explained – 3 on a lot Townhome

One of the property types fairly unique to Redondo Beach is the “3 on a lot” townhome. When most buyers, especially those coming from out of the area, think of a townhome they picture endless rows of identical looking houses. Many buyers reach out to me looking for a single family home in the area, but unfortunately, can’t always afford single family homes in Redondo Beach. I often recommend that they consider a townhome as they’ll generally get nicer, newer, larger and better location for a lower price. Most of the time this idea is quickly rejected but once I show them the concept of a “two on a lot” or “three on a lot” they become far more interested. A great number of the lots in North Redondo are fairly large for the area at 50×150. These lots originally had some type of bungalow or duplex built in the 50s and many were long ago sold and knocked down. Due to zoning rules in Redondo Beach, what replaced them were most often townhomes.

A “3 on a lot” townhome is a building in which 3 units share the lot. These 3 on a lot townhomes are always connected, unlike some 2 on a lot situation, with shared walls between the front unit and middle, and back unit and middle.   The most common details of the units are:

  • Front Unit – usually has some type of front yard that, while technically often “common use” areas, they are generally used only by the front owner.  The units often have square footage of 1700-1900, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, at least one balcony, attached garage and one shared wall (garage below and often living room above.  Most often there are two bedrooms and 1 bath downstairs, with the master bedroom, living room and kitchen upstairs.  These units are often the brightest but also front the street.
  • Middle Unit – The middle unit is often the least expensive of the three units due to the multiple shared walls and no yard.  Square footage is often between 1700-2000 square feet and either has the same configuration as above, or often times has 4 bedrooms with 2 downstairs, master upstairs and a very small 4th bedroom upstairs.  Living room is often smaller in the middle unit.
  • Rear Unit – Usually the most expensive as they almost always have some type of private yard in back.  Configuration is often the same as the front unit, but usually some type of sliding doors/French doors from one or both of the downstairs bedrooms accessing the backyard.

One aspect that many buyers find difficult to accept is the fact that there is an HOA.  Unlike large complexes with management companies, HOA board meetings etc., the HOA on a 3 on a lot can be very low key and sometimes not even active.  As the 3 owners collectively own a portion of the land, the HOA cannot be dissolved but in many cases it is inactive.  In general they are informal affairs with the minimal HOA fees (often around $175 a month) covering landscaping and shared insurance and each owner covering maintenance, and other items separately.  As with any property not wholly owned there are possible challenges and frustrations as owners (just like neighbors) don’t always see eye to eye on fixes, repairs like termite work, roof fixes, etc.  Overall the benefit of the townhouse concept is that the same price that may purchase a 1100 foot 2 or 3 bed 1 bath house in need of work, can purchase a 1800 foot 3 bedroom 3 bath townhome that’s far newer.  Real estate purchases almost always involve compromises and priorities and depending on just what’s important to a buyer in Redondo Beach, a 3 on a lot townhome might be an ideal fit.

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