Market Update – Paseo De La Playa

Paseo De La Playa, the oceanfront street in the Hollywood Riviera of Torrance and Redondo Beach, has seen some busy days in the real estate market.  Currently there is the enormous gated estate of 433 Paseo De La Playa listed at a “mere” $16,000,000.  The recent high water mark was set by 517 Paseo De La Playa, a completely renovated home, selling at $5,920,000.  See the current homes for sale on Paseo De La Playa in Redondo Beach.

See Torrance CA Home Prices for May 2017

Torrance saw a big increase in the monthly number of home sales in May 2017 with 140 homes closing escrow.  The median home price was an impressive $690,000 for the month.  See the Torrance CA real estate market trends and statistics here.  To see the homes that sold in Torrance CA for May visit our home sales page.

City Homes
Sold
May 2017 Median May 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 41 $458,000 $453,000 1.2%
El Segundo 8 $880,000 $803,000 9.7%
Gardena 65 $523,000 $425,000 23.1%
Harbor City 14 $503,000 $439,000 14.5%
Hawthorne 46 $610,000 $485,000 25.8%
Hermosa Beach 26 $1,738,000 $1,285,000 35.3%
Lawndale 16 $485,000 $455,000 6.5%
Lomita 18 $653,000 $488,000 33.7%
Long Beach 356 $472,000 $485,000 -2.6%
Manhattan Beach 46 $2,175,000 $1,875,000 16%
Marina Del Rey 32 $933,000 $925,000 0.8%
Palos Verdes Estates 47 $1,650,000 $1,499,000 10.1%
Playa Del Rey 31 $720,000 $560,000 28.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 51 $1,275,000 $1,060,000 20.3%
Redondo Beach 87 $1,054,000 $950,000 10.9%
San Pedro 63 $620,000 $489,000 26.8%
Torrance 140 $690,000 $593,000 16.4%
Westchester 44 $965,000 $1,130,000 -14.6%

New Real Estate Website for Home Buyers and Sellers in the Hollywood Riviera

With the individual real estate markets in the South Bay being so diverse and specialized, the larger real estate sites and portals just can’t focus on specific neighborhoods.  We are proud to announce the Hollywood Riviera real estate website www.HomesinHollywoodRiviera.com which will provide home buyers and sellers insight into this localized market.   From the current homes for sale and MLS listings, to determining the value of homes in the area, to finding realtors that specialize in the real estate market of the Hollywood Riviera, we hope the site is an invaluable resource for all things real estate in this wonderful coastal community.

Coming Soon – Beautiful Craftsman in Old Torrance

Coming to the market in the summer of 2017. Classic California craftsman in Old Torrance on an oversized lot. Contact Keith Kyle at 310-251-2344 or Keith.Kyle@VistaSIR.com

28 Homes over $1,000,000 in Torrance

By Keith Kyle

It wasn’t long ago that a Torrance home in the million dollar range was a rarity….now it’s fairly commonplace. Currently there are 21 homes in the city of Torrance that are priced higher than this formerly elusive price. If you factor in homes in the homes for sale in the Hollywood Riviera, which has a Redondo Beach mailing address but is actually in the city of Torrance, there are actually 28 homes price over $1,000,000 with 5 homes priced over $2,000,000.

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,277 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 2
  2. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,605 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 8
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,945 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 8
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 11
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 14
  6. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.20 ac
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 14
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,533 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 15
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 16
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 16
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 18

See all Real estate in the city of Torrance.
(all data current as of 7/27/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Suddenly the Whole Street is On Sale – Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera

By Keith Kyle

It’s not often that we see homes come on the market in the lower Hollywood Riviera neighborhood that’s west of Palos Verdes Blvd.  Occassionally we see a home or two and more often than not, there is nothing on the market in this area.

That certainly couldn’t be further from the case at the moment as there are 4 homes for sale on Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera.

There are current 4 homes on the market and all are within a 1/2 block.  This is pretty unheard of an probably not ideal for any of the homes as when buyers have options….they want to negotiate.

When Days on Market Doesn’t Necessarily Represent the Days on Market

By Keith Kyle

I’m sure most MLS systems are different but here in the South Bay the days on market on the CRMLS can be a bit misleading.  Many buyer and agents use days on market as a negotiating tool….the longer the home has been on the market, the more leverage the buyer has to come in low or negotiate other favorable terms.

The problem is that days on market doesn’t always indicate just how long the home has been available and is not necessarily indicative of “active” status.  As realtors when our clients accept an offer we have the option of changing the status to “pending” or “active under contract”.  Pending stops the days on market from accruing, but active under contract does not.  A home can go into escrow on day one, change the status to active under contract (again meaning it’s in escrow) and if it falls out of escrow 20 days later the days on market for the home will show 20.  It’s very misleading as the home has not been available for those 20 days and now puts the seller and listing agent at a disadvantage…..even though it sold the first day.

The other aspect that leads to misinformation is that with this days on market accruing on many home, it does not allow for an accurate picture of the market.  For instance a certain area of town or city itself may show an average days on market for a certain month to be one thing….when many of those homes were not actually available.  It may show days on market at 45 when the reality is that the homes in the community actually go into escrow after 30.

It’s a problem that needs to be addressed as it can change perceptions….both on an individual home and the market in general.

December 2016 Home Prices in Torrance CA

By Keith Kyle

December was a pretty typical month in Torrance real estate with 112 home sales at a median price of $656,000.  December traditionally is a much slower month but with the continued demand for Torrance homes, there doesn’t seem to be such a thing as a slow month.  Click here to see the sold homes in Torrance for December.  For the current homes for sale visit our active listings page.

City Homes
Sold
December
2016 Median
December
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $450,000 $420,000 7%
El Segundo 14 $816,000 $1,171,000 -30.3%
Gardena 44 $504,000 $413,000 22.1%
Harbor City 9 $523,000 $404,000 29.5%
Hawthorne 37 $575,000 $520,000 10.6%
Hermosa Beach 17 $1,380,000 $1,625,000 -15.1%
Lawndale 8 $393,000 $521,000 -24.6%
Lomita 6 $473,000 $535,000 -11.6%
Long Beach 298 $490,000 $435,000 12.6%
Manhattan Beach 38 $1,863,000 $1,831,000 1.7%
Marina Del Rey 21 $955,000 $945,000 1.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 25 $1,550,000 $1,675,000 -7.5%
Playa Del Rey 20 $658,000 $612,000 7.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 47 $1,088,000 $945,000 15.1%
Redondo Beach 75 $900,000 $855,000 5.3%
San Pedro 58 $515,000 $485,000 6.3%
Torrance 112 $656,000 $585,000 12.1%
Westchester 32 $943,000 $892,000 5.7%

Torrance Home Sales and Housing Prices for November 2016

By Keith Kyle

Torrance, CA posted some solid home sales numbers in November 2015 with a very healthy 112 homes selling at a median price of $656,000 which was up considerably over November of the previous year.  To see the home sales in Torrance click here.  Torrance is one of the largest cities in the South Bay with a very diverse housing market.

City Homes
Sold
November
2016 Median
November
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $450,000 $420,000 7%
El Segundo 14 $816,000 $1,171,000 -30.3%
Gardena 44 $504,000 $413,000 22%
Harbor City 9 $523,000 $404,000 29.5%
Hawthorne 37 $575,000 $520,000 10.6%
Hermosa Beach 17 $1,380,000 $1,625,000 -15%
Lawndale 8 $393,000 $521,000 -24.6%
Lomita 6 $473,000 $535,000 -11.6%
Long Beach 298 $490,000 $435,000 12.6%
Manhattan Beach 38 $1,863,000 $1,831,000 1.7%
Marina Del Rey 21 $955,000 $945,000 1.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 25 $1,550,000 $1,675,000 -7.5%
Playa Del Rey 20 $658,000 $612,000 7.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 47 $1,088,000 $945,000 15.1%
Redondo Beach 75 $900,000 $855,000 5.3%
San Pedro 58 $515,000 $485,000 6.3%
Torrance 112 $656,000 $585,000 12.1%
Westchester 32 $943,000 $892,000 5.7%

See the Torrance and South Bay Homes Sold in November

View any South Bay city below to see the homes sold in Torrance, Redondo Beach and the South Bay in November 2016

November 2016
El Segundo
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollyglen/Del Aire
Hollywood Riviera
Lawndale
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
Redondo Beach
Rolling Hills Estates
San Pedro
Torrance