Thursday, November 13, 2014

Real Estate Agent Ellis Posner Sells Redondo Beach Homes

There were 47 closed sales in North Redondo Beach CA during October. Four of those were my listings and I also represented one buyer.

Selling prices in 90278 ranged from $360,000 up to $1,425,000. My sales were priced from $649,000 up to $1,079,000 with an average sales price of $812,750 compared to $782,461 as the average for the market for the month.

One of my sales, 2117 Huntington Lane Unit A, was a 4 bedroom 2750 sq ft attached townhouse that sold for $1,079,000 at the high end of North Redondo Beach home prices. I also sold an attached rear unit 3 on a lot 4 bedroom townhouse at 2411 Carnegie Lane Unit C for $808,000 which is at the higher end of resale attached townhomes. Both units were built 2005-2007 by Casner Construction proving that an investment in higher end building holds value. Both properties were maintained in excellent like new condition.

90278 Real Estate Agent Ellis Posner Selles North Redondo Beach
Two of my four sales were "off market" even though I put them in the MLS as "comps" (ie to boost my stats). Three of my four sales sold at or above the MLS list price and 3 out of 4 sold in 30 days or less. Three of the sales were townhomes and one was a SFR in the TRW Tract on an over 8,000 sq ft lot.

Three of my sellers were able to get a FREE leaseback after the close of escrow to help accommodate their moves.

Of the 47 homes sold in North Redondo Beach during October 19 were Single Family Residences (SFR) and the balance, 28 properties, were townhomes which as you know technically are "condominiums".

Through the end of October 417 properties were sold during 2014. So the pace of sales picked up from an average of 41 per month to 47, a very healthy sign.

Last year there were 511 sales in North Redondo Beach. From where we sit at the beginning of November there would have to be another 94 sales in the final two months to match last year's pace. That would be on average 47 (that number again) home sales per month. And guess what, as of this blog post there are 47 homes in escrow (MLS status "backup" or "pending'). There are another 53 homes currently listed for sale in the MLS. And who know how many "off market" transactions and pocket listings.

While it may feel to many buyers that sales are slowing down, not really. We're pretty much on the same pace as last year. Considering that homes are now selling for more than last year, all in all I consider the Redondo Beach housing market to be quite stable.

If you find these "Real Estate Market Updates" useful,  please visit my Beach Cities Real Estate websites 90254realestate.com for Hermosa Beach, 90278realestate.com for North Redondo Beach and www.90266realestate.com for Manhattan Beach CA.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Listing a Home for Sale: Name Your Selling Price

Are you thinking of listing and selling Real Estate in the Los Angeles area? You probably have a price in mind already that you would sell for and I may even have a buyer already for you. Really. Two of my last 4 listings were sold "off market" to buyers I was working with.

If you want to spare yourself the hassle of open houses, high commissions, negotiating and do an off market sale for top dollar, go to ellisposner.nameyoursellingprice.com and fill out the required information and I'll let you know if I already have a buyer for your home.


Not sure how much your home is worth? Use this easy tool at ellisposner.smarthomeprice.com to get started and then contact me to reviews the the results.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

South Bay Top Producing Real Estate Agent

I just hit a milestone I'm very proud of: 50 Five Star Reviews on Zillow. In fact Zillow even sent me a congratulatory email so it must be kind of a big deal. I also closed 27 transactions over the past 12 months, over half of which have been in the Beach Cities.


I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of my clients who have been kind enough to publicly support me with their kind words and reviews on Zillow and Trulia. I know that when it is time to buy or sell Real Estate there are a lot of agents to choose from and it has been my privilege to be able to help so many wonderful families and individuals with their home purchase or listing in the South Bay Beach Cities.

Ellis Posner Recent Beach Cities Sales
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Real Estate for Sale MLS Listings Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Search Manhattan Beach CA 90266 Real Estate MLS listings for all property types: condos, townhouses, single family detached houses. View every MLS listing from Real Estate agents in the South Bay Beach Cities and every Broker selling at the beach.

To see the map below in full screen mode click on the "view all" tab on the lower right hand corner of the map below the Google logo. When the results display, use the scroll bar to the right of the homes snapshots to scroll down and see all the homes or click on the green icons.


More Manhattan Beach Real Estate at 90266realestate.com.

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.