Top Redondo Beach realtor Keith Kyle takes you on a video tour of the oceanfront condos of the Esplanade. While this video is over 8 years old and definitely looks a bit dated, the information is still helpful and we think it should give you a good idea of what the complexes like Ocean Plaza, Casa Bahia, Surfrider and Sand Castle are like.
The Beach Life Festival over the weekend was a big hit with great musicians and artists, a very cool community vibe and a great location. Just a sampling of the weekend with Brian Wilson singing some Beach Boys hits.
July 2018 was a solid month for home sales in Redondo Beach CA with 74 closed sales and a median list price of $1,133,000 and a median
sales price of $1,126,000.
The highest price sale of the month was $2,462,000 for a beautifully remodeled craftsman home at 421 Calle De Aragon in the Hollywood Riviera. The home offered 3,000+ square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a very nice sized yard and great city and ocean views. The home was listed by Pamela Soladar of Palm Realty.
The lowest price sale of the month was priced at $600,000 for a one bedroom condo near the beach in South Redondo at 1400 S Catalina #205. The condo offered 1 bedroom, 1 bath and 786 square feet. Originally listed for $614,500 the home was on the market for 51 days. The listing agent was Ross Moore of Remax Estate Properties
If you are looking for a great way to kick off the holidays in Redondo Beach the Riviera Village holiday stroll may be just the ticket. Enjoy a great community asmosphere, carolers, sleigh rides, tasty treat, Santa of course, and even some snow.
The annual Holiday Stroll kicks off at 5 p.m. A parade featuring marching bands from local schools and that jolly guy in the red suit, Santa Claus, at the corner of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I. With over 300 fashionable boutiques offering a wide variety of unique gift ideas, Riviera Village is the destination of choice for discerning shoppers. The Village takes on a cheerful holiday atmosphere with lights, decorations and festive music for your enjoyment as you stroll along the avenues admiring the festooned store fronts.
10 Home Buying Tips
Information for First Time home buyers.
Find a real estate professional who is the right fit for you.
Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the Realtor® you choose is both skilled and a good fit with your personality.
Timing the market.
There is no “right” time to buy anymore than there is a right time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess the interest rates or the housing market by waiting. Changes don’t usually occur fast enough to make that much difference in price and a good home won’t stay on the market long. See article on trying to time the real estate market.
The most important opinion is your own.
It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too many ideas will make it much harder to make a decision. Don’t ask for too many opinions and trust your own instincts.
The Big Picture.
Accept that no house is ever going to be perfect. Pay attention to the things that are most important to you and let the minor things go. Make the decision based on whether you would be happy in the home.
Keep negotiations realistic.
Negotiation is definitely a part of the real estate process, but trying to “win” by getting an extra-low price may lose you the home you love and although the difference may sound like a lot, it may be an insignificant difference over the life of a 30 year mortgage.
Remember your home doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
Don’t get so caught up in the physical aspects of the house: room size, kitchen, floors, etc. that you forget such issues as amenities, noise level, neighborhood, etc. that have a big impact on what it’s like to live in your new home.
Get pre-qualified or pre-approved.
Don’t wait until you’ve found a home and made an offer to get approved for a mortgage. Not only is getting pre-qualified quick and easy, but there is no obligation. Finding out how much you can afford, whether your credit could use some repairing, and what your monthly payments might be, is a significant step toward buying a house and making the process less stressful.
Factor in maintenance and repair costs in your post home-buying budget. Even if you buy a new home, there will be some costs. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.
Accept that a little buyer’s remorse is inevitable and will probably pass.
Buying a home, especially for the first time, is a big commitment, but it also yields big benefits. It is common
to question your decision but in the long run, home ownership is usually a fantastic opportunity.
Choose a home first because you love it; then think about appreciation.
A home’s most important role is as a comfortable, safe place to live. With the increases in value in the
early 2000’s, people have begun to think of their home strictly as a way to make money. Make sure your home is something that you’ll enjoy living in for a long time.