It’s been a while since we’ve seen bank owned homes or REO properties in Redondo Beach. At the moment there are actually 2 currently on the market. The more recent listing is 2117 Grant #3. This is a large 3 bedroom townhome on in North Redondo with over 2,000 square feet* The home is currently listed for $869,000 and has been on the market for 12 days as of 3/5/19 Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour of the home.
By Keith Kyle
As the market has had so much momentum over the past 2 years, short sales and foreclosures have slowed to a trickle. Even most of those homeowners that had found themselves underwater and hanging on have taken advantage of skyrocketing prices as homes have moved above and beyond previous peak levels.
What’s unusual is the recent increase in these rare “distressed” sales as of late. As of this post, there are now 7 foreclosure homes on the market in Redondo Beach. 3 of the homes are bank owned, or REOs (real estate owned) and 4 are short sales. This is one of the higher numbers of distressed homes that we have seen in a while. While they can still be an opportunity and may be priced a bit below market value, these foreclosures don’t quite present the deals that they once did. Contact us or visit our South Bay foreclosure homes for sale for more information or to receive free foreclosure listing updates.
Bank owned homes and short sales are few and far between these days in Redondo Beach, but they do still occasionally present themselves. The home at 508 North Irena in South Redondo just came on the market and it is a detached townhome with great square footage and in fantastic condition.
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As a short sale listing expert, I’ve tracked the number of foreclosures, meaning both short sales and bank owned homes (REOs) in the South Bay for the past few years. It wasn’t long ago that each month there would be consistently over 100 short sale homes listed in Torrance alone. That certainly isn’t the case any longer. As of April 10th 2013 only 29 short sales were on the market in the cities of Lawndale, Gardena, Manhattan Beach, Redondo, Hermosa, Palos Verdes, El Segundo, San Pedro and Torrance combined.
The chart above shows the number of active short sale listings, pending escrows and sold homes for each month in the cities mentioned above. The light green bar shows the active listings, dark green shows sold homes with the red line showing the pending or “in escrow” homes.
Although the South Bay and certainly the Beach Cities were fairly protected from the wave of short sales and bank foreclosures that plummeted prices in other areas of California, there were opportunities out there. As Redondo Beach is both larger than neighboring Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, and typically caters to more first time home buyers, it felt the foreclosure brunt the most and it wasn’t a challenge to find “deals” on such properties. Gone may be the days of short sale deals and homes selling below market value, as the inventory of both standard sales, and distressed home sales has continued to decline while demand has grown. The influx of investors buying up short sale and foreclosures added to the pressure. As of December 2011 there were 46 active short sales and foreclosures in Redondo Beach and just a year later the inventory was down to 9 distressed sales. This will likely lead to rising prices as these short sales were the driving factor behind the declining prices over the past few years.