Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Quite Possibly the Nicest Townhouse in North Redondo Beach CA!

Redondo Beach Townhouse Master Bedroom

I just listed 2117 Huntington Lane Unit A, Redondo Beach 90278. If you or anyone you know is looking for a high end property with exquisite finish work and detail you have to make it to one of the open houses or just call me for a private showing.

Redondo Beach Townhouse Livingroom
Built in 2007 by Casner Construction, this immaculate over size Mediterranean town home has upgrades and a unique 2725 square foot floor plan you will not find anywhere else in Redondo Beach. The entire downstairs has an open great room layout and faces south and west for lots of natural light. The open cooks kitchen has high end Viking stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a pantry, and gorgeous cabinets. There's a formal dining room plus room for a second dining table adjacent to the kitchen. Step out of either set of double glass doors to your side patio and garden. Upstairs you'll find four bedrooms including an amazing master suite with double door entry, walk in closet, and room for a sitting area in front of the dual sided fireplace that also opens into a  master bathroom that features custom tile work and a separate large frameless shower. One of the other bedrooms has its own attached bathroom and a terrace perfect for relaxing on while you watch the sun rise or set. There's even a second living area upstairs with cathedral ceilings and skylights for relaxing or just hanging out. The laundry room is on the second level and features it's own sink. This home has exquisite finish work usually found in much more expensive houses. In addition to the granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, you'll find other luxurious features including 10 foot high ceilings with 8 foot doors, wainscoting, coffered, and vaulted ceilings, and beautiful engineered hardwood downstairs, on the stairway and upstairs in the second living area. This home is really different from any other 2 on a lot and there are just too many features to list. MLS SB14149928. Listing Broker Shorewood Realtors. $1,079,999.
2117 Huntington Ln Redondo Beach CA 90278 front
 More Redondo Beach Real Estate at www.90278realestate.com.

Torrance Townhouse for Sale: Just Listed and in Escrow!

Family Room

I just listed (for the 2nd time) this large updated akmost 1600 sq ft 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Townhouse in North Torrance. It was recently remodeled with engineered wood floors in the main living areas, recessed lighting, smooth ceilings, new tile in the kitchen and new carpet. It is located in the center of the complex and is private and quiet with lots of windows and a unique floorplan that is very open and spacious. Features include a remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, wood floors, fireplace, direct access 2 car garage, a private patio, balcony off the master bedroom which also has a walk in closet, laundry inside the unit, high soaring ceilings, sunken living room, and lots of storage space. All bedrooms upstairs. The downstairs is large and open. Located in a convenient location close to shopping, restaurants, freeways, schools, park, a golf course and in the Torrance School District. Less than 15 minutes to the beach. Enjoy the onsite Pool and the South Bay lifestyle at an affordable price.  HOA dues are low at $250 month (the complex is self managed by the owners). The MLS list price is $499,000 and all I'll say about the accepted offer is that it was over $500K.

Livingroom

Property address is 3454 W 171st St, Torrance CA 90504. MLS SB14155336.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

South Torrance CA 90505 MLS Search: Houses, Condos, and Townhomes for Sale

The attraction of good schools, freeway access, proximity to beaches and work draws many who are new to the area as well as long time South Bay residents to Torrance CA.

South Torrance is a great place to live and features a number of really great neighnorhoods such as Country Hills, Victoria Knolls, Walteria, Seaside Ranchos, and Hollywood Riviera.

Search Active MLS Real Estate Listings in Torrance CA 90505 using the map below or click here to view in full screen mode. Photos, Maps, "Zestimates", Prices, Walk Scores, and more.

Here's some other Torrance MLS Searches you may find helpful:

West Torrance 90503
North Torrance 90504
Torrance CA MLS Search 90501
Torracne CA MLS Search 90502
Torrance Condos and Townhomes for Sale
Torrance Single Family Houses for Sale

And here's some other South Bay MLS Searches for Homes for Sale:

North Redondo Beach CA 90278 MLS Search
South Redondo Beach CA 90277 MLS Search
Hermosa Beach CA 90254 MLS Search
Manhattan Beach CA 90266 MLS Search
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275 MLS Search
Rolling Hills Estates CA 9274 MLS Search
Call Zillow 5 Star Torrance Real Estate Agent Ellis Posner to buy or sell Real Estate in the South Bay.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hermosa Beach CA Real Estate: Open Houses June 14-15

These are the open houses in Hermosa Beach CA 90254 on Father's Day weekend 2014 in Hermosa Beach CA 90254. There are listings from all the real estate agents, brokers, Realtors, Realty companies working the beach. You can see a nice cross section of townhomes, condos, SFRS in a broad price range.
If you are a serious buyer, here's a few thoughts about open houses.

First, when you are starting your house hunt, open houses are a great way to famiiarize yourself with floorplans, features, price points and to get a very general idea of what you like and don't like. Open houses are unfortunately not the best strategy for a successful purchase, particulalrly in this seller's market. Here's why.
Not every listing is held "open" every weekend. What you'll mostly be looking at are the newest listings, many of which are most likely to sell for above the list price with multiple offers very quickly and the oldest listings that are either grossly over priced or have undersirable features and are hard to sell. Or both! The best way to find your next home is to work with Realtor who can get you into all the listings you want to see and advise you as to the buying (or selling) process.
Speaking of Real Estate Agents, the reason that most agents work at open houses, either their listings or someone elses, is to meet buyers. So, you will hear some pretty outrageous stuff from many of the agents you are likely to run into. The most common urban myth these days is that they have "off-market" and pocket listings that you'll never see unless you work with the, (Sure.) While we all have access from time to time to a few listings that are "coming soon", for the most part most properties ultimately get listed in the MLS in order to get the most visibility and have the greatest exposure to the public.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Torrance Single Family 4 Bedroom House for Sale


I just listed this SFR in Southeast Torrance at 1915 West 236th Street. Remodeled and updated single level 4 bedroom 2 bath SFR sitting right across the street from Sur La Brea Park in Torrance. Almost 2000 sq ft but because there are no stairways, this home feels much larger with its open floor plan. Enter directly through the double doors into a larger oversize living room with wood floors that extend into the, kitchen, dining room, and hallway. The living space of this contemporary home features large rooms with a flexible floorplan. The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops and you'll find other desirable updates such as crown molding, dual pane windows, recessed lighting, etc. There's 2 car parking in the attached garage and many more features in this south facing home in move in condition. The work has already been done for you so put this one on your list to see because it may well be your new home! Here's a link to the website.  Priced to sell at $725,000. Listing Broker Shorewood Realtors.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Bixby Knolls Townhouse for Sale in Long Beach CA 90807


Extremely large (over 1500 sq ft), remodeled and updated 2 bedroom light and open multi level end unit townhouse. Engineered Virginia "Tobacco Road" Acacia (1/2" x 5") wood floors, granite counter tops, newer cabinets, travertine floors, stainless steel appliances, new vinyl windows, A/C and central heat and more! High ceilings in the living areas, 2 over sized bedrooms and enough room to fit your home office so you don't even need that 3rd bedroom. Private patio on the main level off the living room and secure parking for 2 cars. Washer dryer hookup outside the unit as well as a laundry room available for the building. Close to freeways, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. Put this one on your list to see - you may make it your new home!

375 East 36th St Unit 15, Long Beach CA 90807 Offered at $345,000.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Redondo Beach 4 Bedroom Townhome for Sale: Just Listed - Large and Remodeled


I just listed this townhome at 2114 Huntington Ln in North Redondo Beach CA 90278 for $849,000.
Here's how I described it in the MLS:
"This Mediterranean 4 bedroom North Redondo Beach Townhouse has an inviting and flexible floorplan that is perfect for entertaining. Downstairs there is a formal living room with a fireplace and a dining room plus a family room opening to a cozy patio area and direct access to the 2 car garage. There's an eat in kitchen that has been remodeled and updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, new cabinets and a special deep granite sink. Upstairs are 4 over size bedrooms, 2 with walk in closets and 2 with custom shelving plus a laundry area. The master is huge with vaulted ceilings and a large walk in closet. Because this great home sits at one of the highest points on the block you can see the mountains and downtown on a clear day from 2 of the front bedrooms which also have panoramic neighborhood views. High ceilings throughout, wood floors, plantation shutters, crown molding and other desirable updates are already done. This property sits on a nice section block with other newer townhomes and SFRs. Enjoy the South Bay from this convenient location near shopping, schools, freeways, restaurants, entertainment and just about 10 minutes to the beach. Put this one on your list to see because most likely you will want it to be your new home!"


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Old Torrance 90501 Townhomes: Sold at 2720 Gramercy


My buyer clients just closed escrow on Unit 8 at 2720 Gramercy Av in Old Torrance. Their final purchase price was $438,000 and more on that in a bit.

This 1204 sq ft unit was rather unique in that it started out as a 2 bedroom but is now a 3 bedroom. The original floorplan had one bedroom with a full bath downstairs and one bedroom with a full bath and loft upstairs. The upstairs loft was nicely finished off, with a closet to create a third bedroom.

The end unit property is located in the back of the complex, overlooks the pool and I belieev was a great deal at $438,000. The price point throughout Torrance seems to be moving up as inventory of all kinds of properties remains light.

A little bit about pricing.

We're seeing two startegies from listing agents right now. One is to price properties right at or slightly below the market in order to get multiple offers above the asking price in the first 10 days. I think that's a great strategy and have successfully used in on a number of recent listings.

I also see agents pricing on what I see as the "appreciation" or "supply and demand" model. At least that's what I call it. Other people call it "OP" or overpriced, lol. There's been a number of new listings coming out that have no support, and I mean none for the list price.

Here's my point.

In an appreciationg market, sellers and listing agents are better served letting the market determine the sell price rather than arbitrarily increasing prices the public won't support.
Gramercy was initially listed ahead of the curve (in my humble opinion) and as a result a perectly good property sat on the market for too long and my clients were able to secure it at a great price. I have a similar situation evolving in North Redondo Beach on a Golden Hills property that I am also representing the buyers on. More on that at another time on another website!

Listing Broker RE/MAX. Selling Broker Shorewood Realtors. MLS PV13241618.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sold Homes Hermosa Beach CA 90254 Feb 2014



This may be a very good sign of things to come: 14 homes closed escrow in a short 28 day month. Sales activity was strong in all price ranges from $405K for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath at 1600 Ardmore up to a high of $2.75M for a SFR house at 339 28th St. Nine of the 14 sales took place at or above the list price.

As usual, a lot of the activity was in the Hermosa Beach Sand Section with 5 homes changing hands there. A surprising 5 homes were sold in the Hermosa Valley neighborhood which typically does not have a lot of tunrover. The Hermosa Hills or East Hermosa had 4 sales recorded. That neighborhood was particularly hot last year.


Five townhomes were sold, of which 4 were detached, 1 condo, and 8 SFRs. The median was about $1.344. Nine properties sold between $1m and $2M. No doubt there is a lot more to choose from in that price range in Hermosa than in Manhattan Beach. Now on to my favorite part of all this: my favorites (in no particular order).

Golden View
1627 Golden, Hermosa Beach: if you've been reading my blogs you know I'm going to like this. It's new and modern and very much reminds me of my sale last year at 123 Bayview. This detached ocean view townhouse is in the East Hermosa Hills north of Aviation Blvd and just east of Prospect. It was completed in 2013. Great kitchen, massive outdoor deck, high end featurs such as sanded and polished concrete floors (downstairs), French Oak in the great room, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2900 sq ft. Listed for $1.79M. Closed escrow at $1.7M exactly. Listing Broker Shorewood Realtors. Selling Agent Keller Williams Beach Cities. MLS SB13231150.

I think that the buyer got a reasonable deal on 1225 Corona, also north of Aviation in East Hermosa Beach. At $880K, basically that's North Redondo Beach "Tall & Skinny" pricing in Hermosa. Nice. FYI, this property was initially listed at $829K. It sold above list price in 8 days.
1225 Corona
1130 9th St, Hermosa Beach CA. "Custom Home designed by Doug Leach and built by John Wisdom. Great Floorplan. Formal Living Room and Family Room and both with Fireplaces. Custom Designer Kitchen with Walk in Pantry/Butlers Pantry, Breakfast Bar and Eating Area with Center Island, Granite Counters, Wolf Double Oven, Wolf Cook top (6 Burner), Bosch Dishwasher. Beautiful Custom Hardwood Floors, Lots of Custom Built-ins with TONS of Storage, Pre Wired Audio Surround and Speakers Throughout (Speakers in Every Room Including Outdoor Space), Nice Sized Formal Dining Room, Rooftop Deck with OCEAN View, Backyard with Patio and Outdoor Fireplace."
Listed and sold for $1,950,000. Listing Broker NWRE. Selling agent Shorewood Realtors.

9th ST Hermosa Beach CA

I've skipped some other I like such as the townhouse at the Moorings and the single family home at 1050 1st St because I've written about those previously on www.90254realestate.com.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Amazing Ocean View House for Sale in Downtown Hermosa Beach CA

Two Million, Two Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Dollars. Yes, that's a tongue twister. $2,225,000. At least for me. Here's what I can tell you about this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath SFR built in 2006.
"Location, location, location PLUS amazing unobstructed panoramic ocean views from Catalina to Malibu and almost as good as new. Located in the heart of Hermosa Beach, this amazing beach house is just steps from the Sand, Strand, Pier Plaza, jogging, fun, surfing, biking, volleyball, and all the restaurants. Light maple floors, 3 natural stone decks, granite & marble counter tops throughout, 2 fireplaces, home entertainment system wired for flat screen TVs, surround sound, lightening fast fiber optics, central vacuum, telephone intercom, and a tankless water heater. Gourmet kitchen w/top of the line stainless steel appliances. Kitchen opens to a great room built for entertaining w/high ceiling and an amazing ocean view plus rooftop deck. Master bedroom and bath w/ocean view, private deck, fireplace, walk in closet, oversize shower, and Jacuzzi tub. List price includes the home automation system, heaters on roof deck, sound system, washer dryer, all kitchen appliances and more. This is the house for the beach lifestyle you want. Views, views, and more views. Don't let the location fool you - the house is quiet and peaceful inside but once you step out you are in the heart of Downtown Hermosa Beach! This is the one you have been waiting for - don't miss out."
We're not planning any public open houses so if you want to see this one, contact me.