Posted on July 9th, 2015 No comments
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July 10-12: South Bay Greek Festival: 50th Year Celebration South Bay Greek Festival at St. Katherine’s!
July 13-18th: USA Volleyball HP Championship: It’s for ALL the marbles!!! Or in this case, seashells???
July 16-19th: 48th Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament: Go to “court” and leave your daily “racquet” behind. 😉
July 19th: Concerts in the Park: Blue Breeze Band (Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Blue). That’s too cool not to do.
July 21-25th: Special Olympics: Hermosa Beach is a proud host of the World Games LA!!!
Posted on January 16th, 2014 No comments
Last night the Manhattan Beach City Council voted to approve a revamp of the Manhattan Village Mall which is located at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd and Rosecrans Avenue. The plans call for a $110 million renovation including 60,000 sq feet of pedestrian friendly space and open air shops near the CPK. The plan also calls for additional parking structures, a consolidation of the Macys space which currently anchors both sides of the mall, and an addition near the standalone electronics store, Frys.
The plan exists in a few phases and it’s far from ironed out yet, but it’s a good first step to improving this extremely valuable real estate. I would think that with El Segundo’s shopping development across the way, the Manhattan Village Mall has lost some business over the past few years. It’s a small mall with a limited number of shops and restaurants. The expansion could prove to make it more of a destination site and continue to drive revenue to the city.
Posted on December 9th, 2013 No comments
The Manhattan Beach Fireworks were last night on the Manhattan Beach Pier. It was tons of fun like always. Lots of friends and families camped out on the street singing Christmas carols, playing in the snow park, drinking hot chocolate, and having a blast. The fireworks show is always choreographed to Christmas music. It’s one of my favorite days of the year and it’s one of the reasons why I love where I live! #ManhattanBeachFireworks
Posted on June 15th, 2013 No comments
Here are some recent facts pertaining to the real estate market:
1. In May, 40% of Americans said it was a good time to sell a home, up from 30% in April and 16% a year before, according to a survey from mortgage giant Fannie Mae.
2. U.S. home prices jumped 12.1% in April year-over-year, marking the 14th consecutive month of gains, market researcher CoreLogic says.
3. Nationwide, the supply of homes for sale in April was up 4% from January, when adjusted for seasonal patterns, says Jed Kolko, chief economist for real estate website Trulia.
To see the full article go to http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/06/10/americans-home-selling-fannie-mae-survey/2409835/.
Because prices have started to rise, and in some cities at a quick pace, sellers are starting to feel that this is a good time to sell. If we start to get more inventory, we may see a more balanced market and prices could slow down. Until then buyers will continue to push prices up as they compete for properties.
In Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, we can see prices increase from one week to the next. As each property is sold, a new bottom is set. Buyers who consistently miss out on properties to stronger bidders learn that they have to be overly aggressive in order to get their offer accepted. Buyers are coming in with all cash, large down payments, and they are offering well over the asking price. Appraisals are being waived. Contingency periods are being shortened. The one thing that can slow this down right now (all things being equal) is an increase in inventory.
Posted on June 15th, 2013 No comments
Today’s Brokers’ Open had the predictable properties with familiar floor plans. But one property in particular stood out for its charm and character. 1560 10th Street came on the market this week and is listed for $1,389,000. It’s a 4/3 with 2400 sq feet on a corner lot. The downstairs has a nice, airy open feel. The kitchen is not updated, but everything shows well and is clean. The upstairs, however, offers a nice surprise. The vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters give a cottage feel that is further accentuated by many details. Two of the bedrooms have lofts, offering delightful playrooms for children. The master bedroom is the ultimate in charm with large windows, letting in a lot of light. And French doors that lead to the master bathroom add to the rooms quaintness and allow additional light to stream in. The space is well utilized in this home, and the price allows an affordable price point for a lovely home in Manhattan Beach.
Posted on May 25th, 2013 No comments
I will be holding open 1026 1st Street in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, May 25th from 2-5 pm. Come see this fabulous new construction in the Hill Section with a spectacular ocean view and open floor plan. It’s a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home for $3,495,122.
Posted on May 25th, 2012 No comments
I will be holding 317 1st Place open this Saturday, May 26th (tomorrow). It just had a huge price reduction of almost $100,000. It is now priced at $1,499,000. Come check it out tomorrow from 2 – 5 pm.
Posted on December 28th, 2011 No comments
I am putting a house on the market after the holidays. It’s a single family in the Hill Section of Manhattan Beach. 4 beds. 2 baths built in 1960. It has 1,958 sq feet and is on a 40×144 lot. It’s priced at $1,350,000. This is an incredible opportunity it get into the Hill Section. It’s a mid-century modern house or a “post & beam”. It has great lines and offers a fabulous footprint to refurbish. To top if off it has spectacular city views. Please call me if you would like to see this property. I can set up an appointment even before it’s officially on the market.
Posted on October 8th, 2010 No comments
I’ll be holding 421 26th Street in Manhattan Beach open this Sunday, October 10th from 2 -5 pm. This single family has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It’s just blocks to the beach.