Only 2 Active Foreclosure Listings in All of Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

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.

Redondo Beach Foreclosures on the Rise?

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. 

2 Single Family Foreclosure Opportunities

By Keith Kyle

**Please not that this post is from March of 2015 and the followig homes are no longer availabe.

While foreclosures have become a rarity in the Beach Cities, there are a few nice opportunities in North Redondo Beach.  2 of the 3 distressed listings are single family homes in the neighborhood near Adams middle school.  Click here to view all foreclosures, bank owned homes, and short sales in Redondo Beach and the South Bay.

2517 184TH ST, Redondo Beach 90278

 

2701 182nd PL, Redondo Beach 90278

 

 

Short sale inventory down in Redondo Beach

It wasn’t too long ago that most buyers had heard all of the horror stories involved with and wouldn’t go near them. In many conversations I explained to buyers that if they were looking for a “deal” a short sale was definitely the way to go. Unfortunately that just doesn’t seem to be the case any longer as short sale inventory is way down and anything initially priced below market value is quickly in escrow with multiple offers and most seem to be selling at numbers much closer to market value. According to Keith Kyle, a South Bay short sale specialist, “it’s a combination of lower inventory and a much more streamlined short sale process in which most short sales are going through. No longer are buyers overly cautious about potential short sales taking 6 months or more like they had in the past.” While short sale may not be the bargain they once were, they still are the likeliest source of well priced homes if and when you can find them. For a current list of foreclosures visit either our Redondo Beach foreclosures site, or our South Bay foreclosures and short sales listings.

Torrance Short Sales At Lowest Point Since 2007

As a short sale specialist I have tracked the short sale market for years and as Torrance is the largest city in the South Bay, it has been a very good indicator of how much of a factor short sales and bank owned homes have been on the local market.  Short sales first became a factor in mid 2007 with a high point in 2010.  In August of 2010 there were 159 active short sale homes for sale in Torrance.   Those numbers started to decline in April of 2011 and have continued downward to the current level which has seen an average of 4 homes for sale for the past few months.  What was a source of the “deals” sought by buyers is no longer putting downward pressure on the market and has basically ceased to be a factor. View short sale homes for sale on our distressed home site for Torrance and all of the South Bay

Are Foreclosure Opportunities a Thing of the Past?

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.

 

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