Distressed Home Inventory Continues to Decline in Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach

Distressed home sales and listings continues to go down with both REO and short sale opportunities fading. The number of short sales and bank owned homes in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach have always been relatively low compared with other, more inland, areas and communities, but it appears that the inventory of these homes is at a several year low and looks to remain that way. The days of finding a “deal” in these cities may be a thing of the past. Redondo Beach, due to both the size of the city and the entry level price point options, has far and away the greatest concentration of distressed sales between the 3 cities but numbers decline there as well.

The chart below shows the most recent number of active, pending and sold short sales in Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan Beach.

And then there were two…..short sales a thing of the past in Manhattan and Hermosa?

With the low inventory and high demand, the few short sales that appear on the market don’t seem to last long.  We’ve tracked the Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach short sale and foreclosure market for the past few years and we are now at a several year low with only two “distressed” sales currently active on the South Bay MLS.  In recent months the few short sales and foreclosures in these areas are generally pricing and selling closer to market value.  Below are the two current foreclosures, one each in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach.  The condo in Hermosa Beach is located in the condo/hotel The Beach House Hermosa Beach and is unusual due to it’s condo/hotel aspect which only allows owners to stay a total of 90 days a year.  This challenge makes financing almost impossible which is partially responsible for the past and current short sale situation.  The other is located in the El Porto area of the Manhattan Beach sand section.

Keith Kyle is a licensed Realtor, short sale specialist and Top Producing agent with Vista Sotheby’s International in Manhattan Beach.  He serves his clients throughout the South Bay and his websites KeithKyleHomes.com, Redondo Beach Real Estate , Torrance Real Estate, Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate offer the most comprehensive real estate destinations in the South Bay with free MLS access, current home listings, open houses, recent home sales information and more.  Keith can be reached at 310-251-2344 or by email at info@KeithKyleHomes.com.

 

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