13809 Amie Ave – Spectacular 2007 Townhome in Torrance

Welcome home to this spectacular home in North Torrance.  From the moment you enter you’re struck by the feeling that this home is almost 18309_Amie_Ave_family2 copybrand new.  From the gleaming cherry floors to the custom kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops this home has it all.  This home will be hitting the market in late March and will be priced at $775,000.  Some of the details and features include:

  • 4 spacious bedrooms (2 with private bathrooms)
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 2270 square feet
  • Hardwood floors
  • Open kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances
  • Formal living room
  • Huge great room
  • Backyard patio and small yard
  • Built in 2007
  • Completely detached….feels like a single family home.
  • Great Torrance schools

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle for more information.

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

 

Pros and Cons of the Golden Hills in Redondo Beach

As many of my clients are from out of the area or out of state, they seem to have a notion that the South Bay is simply one big city and there Golden-Hillsaren’t all that many differences between Manhattan BeachHermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.  The reality is that even within these cities the individual neighborhoods vary quite a bit.  Due to the sheer size of the city, Redondo Beach is one of the more varied communities in the South Bay in terms of types of housing, size and age, and price.

The area just east of Hermosa and just South of Manhattan (see Golden Hills Map)is a hilly section of Redondo Beach known as the Golden Hills.  Knowing the areas pros and cons is an important step in determining whether the Golden Hills is the right area for you.  The homes in the area have a not entirely flattering nickname and are called “tall and skinnies”.  Drive down any street in the area and you’ll see why.  When the homes were originally built the area was subdivided into 25×100 foot lots.  With no alleys in the rear, this means that the frontage of the home required a 2 car garage and as you’ll notice, the homes look somewhat similar.  So here’s the pros and cons of the area.

Pros:

  1. You get a bigger house for a lower price.  Many of the homes in the area are in the 1700+ square foot range with spacious living rooms, open kitchens and good sized bedrooms.
  2. Prices for these 1700+ square foot houses generally start in the high $600k range and newer, larger homes can sell for over $1,000,000.
  3. Location is excellent.  Being just east of Hermosa Beach, means that the Golden Hills is very close to the beach.  Saying it’s a walk or bike ride is a bit of a reach, but it’s not far off.  Being this close to the beach means cooler summers and warmer winters……and who doesn’t like that.
  4. Upgrades.  Many of the homes in the area have been very nicely upgraded and well taken care of.  Those that haven’t can be purchased for an even greater discount.
  5. Price.  Look just west in Hermosa and the price jumps considerably.  Try to find a home this size in other parts of Redondo and expect to pay $100k more.

Cons:

  1. The biggest complaint that I get to the area is the bedroom configuration.  With a 25 foot wide lot there’s only so many options the original builders had.  The general layout is living room (often with vaulted ceilings), kitchen and master bedroom upstairs, and garage and 2 bedrooms downstairs.  The master on one level with the other bedrooms downstairs is often an obstacle with families with small kids or expectant parents.
  2. Proximity to your neighbors.  Again with lots 25 feet wide, and front doors usually needing to be on the side of the house due to the garage, don’t generally mean much room between you and your neighbor.
  3. Lack of street parking.  With 2 car wide driveways in front of every 25 foot wide lot, it doesn’t leave much room for curbs.  On the other hand a two car garage plus 2 driveway spaces may make that a non factor.
  4. Small yards.  Generally these homes have a small yard in the rear without a front yard to speak of.  Again this can be a positive or a negative, depending on your situation.

Overall the Golden Hills offers a great opportunity to own a good sized home, at a good price and just a short drive to the beach.  See Recent Golden Hills home sales.

For more information on the area of Golden Hills or other neighborhoods in the South Bay, feel free to contact me.

Keith Kyle – Realtor, e-Pro – South Bay Brokers– 2501 N Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310-251-2344 – Keith.Kyle@SouthBayBrokers.com

 

For real estate information, open houses, and FREE MLS access visit www.KeithKyleHomes.com

Immaculate Condo for Sale in the 55+ Village Court

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Coming soon to the market, this one bedroom condo in the 55+ community of Village Court is possibly the best location in the nicest complex in the South Bay. This home is absolutely turnkey and features a spacious bedroom, kitchen with granite counters and large island, big views of the pool and spa area as well as wonderful western exposure offering sunset views and cool ocean breezes. Village Court is a 55+ complex built in 2005 offering all of the best amenities including a resort style pool and spa, large outdoor dining and relaxation area, gym, clubhouse with pool table, beautiful lobby and more. The condo is on the top floor located just across from elevator and offers great west facing views.


1501 Magnolia Ave in Manhattan Beach – Home for Sale Video Walkthrough

Come and join us for a video tour of our latest listing in beautiful Manhattan Beach.  1501 Magnolia is a fantastic single level home that has been inspired by life at the beach.  Welcome home to this perfect beach cottage for sale in the beautiful city of Manhattan Beach CA.   This single family home, just 2 blocks from Meadows Elementary School is as charming on the inside as it is from the outside.   This beautiful home was upgraded and expanded in 2010 and from the color choices to the materials used, was clearly inspired by the joys of coastal living.  For sale by Manhattan Beach realtor Keith Kyle, this home features 2 large bedrooms plus a spacious master suite, open kitchen perfect for entertaining, front and rear yards, back patio, hardwood floors throughout, 2 beautiful bathrooms and all of the coastal charm imaginable.


For more information on this wonderful home or any of my listings, please contact me.

Keith Kyle   2007-2012 Year End Top Producer, Realtor, e-Pro

South Bay Brokers – DRE#01712785
2501 N. Sepulveda Blvd. |  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 251-2344  | (310) 546-7611 x366  Keith.Kyle@southbaybrokers.com

 For real estate information, open houses, and FREE MLS access visit www.KeithKyleHomes.com

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Ocean View Condo in South Redondo Beach

If you’ve dreamed of living life like you’re on vacation, this may be your opportunity. This beautifully remodeled condo in Redondo Beach offers vacation type living at it’s finest. Enjoy ocean, harbor and Redondo pier views within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the beach.

Contact Keith Kyle at with South Bay Brokers 310-251-2344 or keith@keithkylehomes.com for more information on this beautiful ocean view  condo in South Redondo Beach.

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Finally some inventory in Fusion South Bay

We’ve finally seen a slight increase in active Fusion townhomes for sale with 3 townhomes now for sale.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen any type of inventory on the market and we’ll see if this starts easing pricing pressures a bit.  What is a bit unusual is that 2 of the 3 current homes for sale are 3 bedrooms which are fairly rare.  The other unit is the smaller 2 bedroom A Floorplan currently priced at $485,000.  Fusion is located in the Hollyglen neighborhood of Hawthorne and is a great option for buyers priced out of neighboring Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.

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Let Your Renter Help Pay the Mortgage – Redondo Beach Duplex

This is an absolutely ideal property for the investor or owner user, with 2 detached homes in a great North Redondo Beach neighborhood. Let your tenants help pay your mortgage! Each home has been lovingly maintained and updated with gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lights, updated kitchens and baths and so much more. The front home enjoys a very large fenced grassy front yard, rear patio, spacious kitchen, private laundry room, 2 bright bedrooms and a very bright and inviting living room. Rear home features 2 bedrooms plus a spacious bonus room that can be used as an office or 3rd bedroom.

South Bay Home Listings On the Rise….As Well as Pending Sales and Sold Homes

First the good news for buyers.  The number of new listings has continued to increase for the past several months with monthly increases since January (March was an exception). Unfortunately that hasn’t meant finding a home is any easier as the increase in listings has also seen a significant increase in home sales and pending escrows. According to Keith Kyle, Realtor with South Bay Brokers in Manhattan Beach, “the increased number of listings is a good sign, but it hasn’t alleviated much of the pent up demand as

The chart above shows the number of active home listings, pending home sales (red line) and closed sales per month

Home Sales On the Rise in the Beach Cities

May 2013 was a big month for both the number of home sales and prices in the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo Beach and El Segundo.  Both the number of sales and home prices were on the rise.  The chart below paints a pretty clear picture that the number of homes for sale, as well as pending sales and closed home sales is on the rise.  According to local real estate expert Keith Kyle, “as we see the inventory of new listings rise we should start to see the return of a balanced market.   We had a very unusual turnaround in which we went directly from a buyers market to a sellers market and never really reached an equilibrium.”

View the homes sales by clicking any of the May 2013 home sale links below.

El Segundo
Gardena
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollyglen/Del Aire
Hollywood Riviera
Lawndale
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
North Redondo Beach
South Redondo Beach
San Pedro
Southwood, West & South Torrance