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Wings of Freedom WWII Aircraft Tour Coming to Torrance

For aviation and WWII buffs alike there’s reason to get excited.  The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to Torrance in April.  Not only can you see some historic aircraft but you can tour them and even fly in them!  Some of the historic planes are the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-25 Mitchell , B-24 […]

Home Buyers -Should You Try and Time the Real Estate Market?

Should You Try to Time the Market? Many Torrance buyers I meet and work with are interested in waiting to buy until the market goes down or even better….at the bottom of the market. It is certainly natural to want to purchase a home, perhaps the largest and most significant purchase in one’s life, when […]

Search Homes for Sale By Neighborhood on our Torrance Real Estate Map

Click on any neighborhood below to see the current homes for sale in that area of Torrance. Explore North Torrance, Old Torrance, Plaza Del Amo, Southwood, Hollywood Riviera and more. Want an even easier way to search for homes?  Tell us just a bit about your ideal home and we’ll customize a home search and […]

Hollywood Riviera – Hillside Overlay Explained

By Keith Kyle A few of the many benefits of living near the beach are the wonderful ocean views and ocean breezes that make life here so unique.  These ocean views have immeasurable value from both a quality of life aspect as well as a significant monetary impact.  In many of the South Bay cities these […]

Search Torrance Homes for Sale by Neighborhood

We hope that our neighborhood search page allows you to focus on just the areas you’re interested in. Torrance has some great neighborhoods and housing options and we hope that searching for specific areas makes that search easier. You can also search for Torrance homes by price range. Want an easier way? Tell us a […]

Homes We Like – 4079 Bluff Street, Torrance, CA 90505

We’re always suckers for Cape Cod and Craftman homes but this is one we really liked. 4079 Bluff Street is basically a smaller beach bungalow done right. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and just under 1,400 square feet on an almost 5,000 foot lot. Originally built in 1948 it’s undergone a great transformation with […]

New Real Estate Website Dedicated to The Gated Communities of Plaza Del Amo

We’re proud to announce the launch of our Plaza Del Amo website dedicated to the gated communities in this charming pocket of Torrance.  You can learn about each of the communities to see current homes for sale, recent home sales, home sizes, amenities and more. Vist Plaza Del Amo real estate for information specific to […]

Info On Down Payments for Torrance Home Buyers

One of the big misconceptions with home buyers, especially first time home buyers, is that you need at least 20% down.  That’s often not the case with lenders offering FHA loans with as little as 3.5% down and traditional lenders funding loans with as little at 5%.  The lower amount is much easier if it’s […]

Explore The South Bay Cities and Neighborhoods Near Torrance

If Torrance CA isn’t the only neighborhood you might be interested in, click on any city, neighborhood or photo below to see a real estate website designed specifically to provide valuable information on that area. See the current homes for sale, recent home sales, market statistics, area maps, photos and more. We hope that our […]

Sotheby’s Announces their Top Agents for 2018

 Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the top real estate brokerages for Torrance, Redondo and the entire South Bay, just recently announced their top 25 agents for 2018 . Torrance/Redondo Beach real estate specialist Keith Kyle was named as one of the highest producing realtors for the year.  We are proud to, once again, be named to […]

Torrance Real Estate Recap – 2018 Year in Review

By Keith Kyle 2018 was a banner year for real estate in Torrance CA. Demand was extremely high and prices continued to rise throughout the year with a slight drop towards the winter months which is not unusual.  The number of homes for sale really ramped up after spring from a low of 76 homes […]

State of the Torrance Real Estate Market Heading into 2019

Torrance is far more than one uniform real estate market.  With neighborhoods that range from sub $500,000 to homes in the multi millions, each area has it’s own localized market. Visit Torrance Real Estate for more information on the community and market in Torrance CA In general the real estate market seems to be slowing […]

Schools are Very Important to the Torrance Real Estate Market

It’s no real secret that good schools help drive real estate values in certain neighborhoods and communities.  Buyers with kids want to be in areas with good schools and that higher demand helps keep values up.  Even those without kids greatly benefit from a strong school system.  The stronger the schools the more insulated a […]

Just Listed in Redondo Beach – Oceanview Studio for Sale in The Village

UPDATE – This home has been sold but there are other units for sale.  Visit the homes for sale in The Village Redondo Beach for updated listings. 610 The Village #202 Redondo Beach CA Well priced at $460,000 410 foot studio with 1 full bath Ocean view Community ammenities included multiple pools and spas, market/restaurant, […]

How Do Torrance Buyers Choose a Neighborhood

Just as every community is different…..every home buyer is different as well.  A recent survey provided some insight into California home buyers.  See what is important to home buyers in Torrance and CA according to a recent CAR survey. Here’s some of what home buyers look for when choosing a neighborhood. 25% wanted a home […]

Torrance California Home Sales for October 2018

October was another solid month for home sales in Torrance with 112 home sales.  The average listing price for the month was $748,206 with the average sales price at $744,270.  The median list price was $729,000 while the median sold price was at $715,875.  The highest sale of the month was $1,750,000 for a 4 bedroom home […]

5 Mortgage Musts for Torrance CA Homebuyers

There are a number of things a buyer needs to do to get a mortgage and the earlier these are done in the process the less stressful the process.  Knowing about your financing abilities eliminates many challenges and stresses that may come up in the home buyer process in Torrance and the loan process for […]

Torrance Alternative: Remodeled Single Family at 6439 Denmead

**UPDATE – This home has sold but there are certainly other opportunities. 6439 Denmead, Lakewood CA This is the home you have been looking for.  From the moment you enter you’re struck by the bright and open concept layout perfect for today’s lifeastyle.  The home was recently expanded and extensively remodeled with no expense spared.  […]

5507 W 149th Place #11 in Fusion South Bay – Our Latest Listing

If you’re looking for a home in the West Torrance and North Torrance areas we may have an alternative: 5507 W 149th Place in Fusion South Bay Listed for $847,500 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 1,790 sq feet (based on builder specs…buyer to verify) Gated community of Fusion South Bay Welcome home to this stunning […]

As Interest Rates Rise….how Does it Impact Torrance Home Buyers?

Many prospective home buyers are concerned with rising interest rates.  While the Torrance interest rates in 2018 are still historically very low, the concern is justified.  Higher interest rates mean reduced buying power.  With every slight rise in interest rates, the monthly payment increases reducing the price of a home that a buyer can qualify […]

Historical Interest Rates since 1972

Many Torrance CA buyers are concerned with interest rates rising with the Fed making it clear that rates will slowly increats.  That’s certainly a valid concern for potential Torrance homebuyers as a higher interest rate means a higher monthly payment which most often means a lower priced home.  Taken in historical standpoint the current rates […]

Our Latest Torrance Listing Featured in The Daily Breeze

It’s always a pleasure when one of our listings is recognized by the community as something special. Our listing at 1323 Cota in Old Torrance was mentioned in the Daily Breeze as a home of historical significance. Once owned by the Torrance family themselves, this charming 1914 craftsman on an enormous lot is unique in […]

Beautiful Historic Craftsman in Old Torrance – Just Listed

1323 Cota, Torrance CA 90501 **Update as this beautiful home has sold** $899,000 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Huge 10,500+ foot lot 1,944 Sq Feet This California Craftsman Executive Home is a magnificent, rare find. Built in 1914 on huge R2 lot near Nativity Church & Triangle Park, one of the most desirable parts of […]

California 2018 Tax Reforms – Specific Changes That Affect Real Estate

Here’s a helpful chart to see how the changes in the tax policy impacts Torrance and all California property owners. PREVIOUS LAW 2018 LAW MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION Capped at $1M Capped at $750,000 STATE AND LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION Unlimited Deduction capped at $10,000 (income, sales and property combined) CAPITAL GAINS EXEMPTION ON SALE OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE […]

The Do’s and Don’t Of Home Staging in Torrance

Home staging is an important part of the preparation process when selling a house.  Whether fully staging the home using a professional stager, or simply de-cluttering and adding something to the owners current furniture, staging can make the difference between a home selling quickly and sitting on the market.  Here are a few pointers to […]