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.