Only 2 Active Foreclosure Listings in All of Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleRedondo Beach foreclosures

The distressed home and foreclosure market was never a major factor in the Beach Cities as the coastal communities were always buffered a bit from the huge price drops after the real estate bubble burst.  Some of the outlying South Bay communities did see a large increase in bank owned homes and short sales but the closer the community was to the ocean, the less impact we tended to see.

That being said there were still a healthy (or unhealthy depending on what side of the process you were involved with) number of distressed homes for several years, but that’s virtually come to a trickle.  From a high of 130 active foreclosure listings back in 2010, which does not include the number of homes in default, to only 2 active foreclosures in Hermosa, Redondo and Manhattan Beach combined.  Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach were always very limited in the distressed market with the bulk of the foreclosure listings being in Redondo Beach.

Hermosa Beach Pending Home Sales Reach 5 Year High

Hermosa Beach has long been one of the more sought after coastal communities with demand for homes in the small beach community always high.  Recent market conditions have created an even greater demand as inventory of active home listings has continued to decline while the few homes available quickly go into escrow.  The 31 homes in escrow or “pending” in June of 2013 is the highest number since 2007 and is helping drive prices up as demand continues to soar.

Chart showing 5 year active, pending and sold homes in Hermosa Beach

June saw 37 active MLS listings and homes for sale, 31 pending home sales and 18 closed escrows or sold homes. Visit our home sales page to see the homes sold in June 2013 and prices for the sold homes.  According to long time Hermosa Beach resident and top real estate agent Keith Kyle with South Bay Brokers, “This is an almost ideal climate for sellers with the usual summer demand in full effect due to buyers looking for homes in the Hermosa Beach school district, low inventory, historically low interest rates and prices continuing to rise.

Hermosa Beach Sand Section Real Estate Update

The inventory remains low in the sand section of Hermosa Beach with only 5 single family homes on the market in this very sought after area of the South Bay.  The sand section is the area of Hermosa Beach from The Strand (Hermosa’s famous ocean front walk) to the greenbelt located at Valley and Ardmore and offers many homes that have tremendous ocean views and are in close proximity to the beach and downtown Hermosa and Pier Plaza.

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Ahh…The Price of Paradise

I’m often asked just what makes South Bay real estate so expensive?  Well sunsets like this in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are certainly part of the reason.  Ahh the price of paradise……

 

Just another typical July night in Hermosa Beach.  This is a view north looking towards Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach pier.  Imagine this being your nightly view which is the reality for the ocean front homes of The Strand and Esplanade in Redondo Beach.

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