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 and rare 3 bedroom “J” floorplan in Fusion South Bay. This home was originally a model home & offers upgrades rarely seen in the community. This highly sought after layout offers all living spaces on a single level and the flexible floorplan allows for the layout to adapt to every lifestyle. Bathed in natural light with oversized windows and high ceilings throughout, the home offers a spacious and bright living room with built in entertainment center, recessed lights, custom designed/ fitted carpeting with beautiful tile flooring underneath, plantation shutters and more. Perfect for todays lifestyle, the living room open to both dining room and the the kitchen.   Contact listing agent Keith Kyle  or 310.251.2344 with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more info or for a private showing.

The stunning kitchen is the showcase of the home with upgrades throughout…granite counters, stainless appliances, 6 burner Wolf range and a large island perfect for entertaining. With 2 spacious bedrooms plus a beautiful master suite on the same level as the living spaces once inside it can feel more like a single family home. Master suite offers numerours upgrades including ceiling fan (a rare find in Fusion), custom tile work in the bathrooms, walk in closet and more. Additional features of the home include 2 car attached side by side garage, air conditioning and great privacy due to it’s location in Fusion. Fusion is a fantastic gated community with pool, spa, basketball court, playground and more and the Manhattan Beach adjacent location is just a short drive to the beach.

February 2018 Home Sales in Torrance CA and the South Bay

Click any link below to see the homes that sold in that city for the month of February 2018.  Visit our Torrance MLS page to see the current active listings and homes for sale.

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

New Website for Old Torrance Real Estate

If you’re looking for a home in the Old Torrance area of Torrance CA, we’ve created a website to give you real estate information specific to this charming and historic part of town.  OldTorranceHomes.com has everything real estate.

See information on current homes for sale in Old Torrance, sellers can find the value of their homes, search the MLS and see blog posts for this unique area.

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Off market home for sale in the Golden Hills – 1638 Spreckels Lane

By Keith Kyle1638 Spreckels Lane Redondo Beach

**Update – In Escrow**

Sitting on a quiet one way street in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach, this charming single level home on an oversized lot is in the Jefferson School area and only 1 block to Hermosa Beach.  This beautiful home offers original beach bungalow charm but with an expanded floorplan and updated spaces.  From the moment you see the home the curb appeal and pride of ownership is appearant with the extra large lot offering a sense of space rarely seen in the Golden Hills.  The white picket fence and grassy front yard offers real coastal charm.  Enter the home into the living room with great light, hardwood floors and a great layout perfect for entertaining.  The open kitchen offers stainless appliances, tile countertops, pantry and more.  Conveniently located 1/2 bath and laundry room sit just off of the kitchen.  Rare for the neighborhood, 1638 Spreckels offers 3 nice sized bedrooms all on one level and each feature hardwood floors, large mirrored closets and great light.  The rear of the home offers a spacious family room with cozy brick fireplace and sliders that lead directly to the backyard.  The backyard offers fruit trees and mature landscaping allowing for privacy to enjoy summer evenings and beach breezes.  Contact Redondo Beach listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sothey’s International for more information.

1638 Spreckels Kitchen 1638 Spreckels Family Room 1638 Spreckels Bathroom 1638 Spreckels - Living Room

  • 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath
  • 1408 square feet
  • 4,052 foot lot
  • Built in 1952

80 Home Sales in Torrance CA for February

By Keith Kyle

With a shortened month, Torrance CA saw 80 homes sell in February 2015.  There was only one sale over $1,000,000 and the median home price for the month was $547,000.  See below for February’s home sales.

MLS Type Address  Price  Bed/Bath Sq Feet
SB15006037 SFR/D 19603 Mildred AV  $1,103,000 4/2,1,0,0 2111/P
14749597 CONDO 1229 223RD ST #111  $ 175,000 2/2,0,0,0 935
OC14253367 CONDO/A 23314 Sesame ST #A  $ 180,000 1/1,0,0,0 639/A
PW14225014 CONDO/A 1444 227th ST #24  $ 229,000 2/1,0,1,0 951/A
PW14235448 CONDO/A 806 Coriander DR #G  $ 230,000 2/2,0,0,0 864/AP
OC14215899 CONDO/A 1129 Sepulveda BL #M102  $ 250,000 2/1,0,0,0 796/A
SB14236883 CONDO/A 3030 Merrill DR #31  $ 295,000 1/1,0,0,0 870/A
14792761 SFR 1209 204TH ST  $ 309,000 2/1,0,0,0 576
SB14260692 COOP/A 3205 Merrill DR #24  $ 335,000 3/1,1,0,0 1500/S
SB14264078 COOP/A 3110 Merrill DR #63  $ 349,000 2/1,1,0,0 1350/E
SB15000850 SFR/D 22913 Alexandria AV  $ 351,000 3/2,0,0,0 995/A
SB14200657 COOP/A 3115 Merrill DR #38  $ 357,500 3/1,1,0,0 1514/S
SB15003781 CONDO/A 2603 Apple AV #103  $ 405,000 2/1,0,1,0 1064/A
PW14228328 SFR/D 1521 W 223rd ST  $ 410,000 2/2,0,0,0 1148/A
SB14205003 TWNHS/A 2517 Artesia BL #62  $ 415,000 2/2,0,1,0 1237/A
SB15004174 TWNHS/A 2419 Artesia BL #30  $ 420,000 2/1,1,1,0 1237/A
SB14233337 SFR/D 803 W 229th ST  $ 425,000 4/2,0,0,0 1302/A
SB14213025 SFR/D 1307 W 214th ST  $ 445,000 3/2,0,0,0 1280/A
SB14255374 SFR/D 4228 W 179th ST  $ 460,000 2/1,0,0,0 727/A
SB14246821 SFR/D 1157 Gian DR  $ 465,000 3/1,1,1,0 1763/A
SB14252047 TWNHS/A 3910 W 182nd ST #3  $ 471,500 2/3,0,0,0 1360/A
SB14260081 CONDO/A 21345 Hawthorne BL #308  $ 475,000 2/2,0,0,0 997/B
PV14190034 TWNHS/A 1609 W 224th ST #4  $ 475,000 3/2,0,1,0 2142/A
PV14257570 CONDO/A 5500 Torrance BL #C124  $ 490,000 3/2,0,0,0 1399/A
SB15014203 SFR/D 2092 Middlebrook RD  $ 491,000 3/1,1,0,0 880/E
PV15007902 CONDO/A 2563 Plaza Del Amo #209  $ 493,000 2/2,0,1,0 1165/A
DW14247498 SFR/D 4236 W 179th ST  $ 495,000 2/1,0,0,0 727/A
PV15026732 CONDO/A 2571 Plaza Del Amo #209  $ 499,900 2/2,0,1,0 1165/A
EV14238790 CONDO/A 2559 Plaza Del Amo #306  $ 505,000 2/2,0,0,0 1303/A
PW14263466 CONDO/A 2563 Plaza Del Amo #308  $ 505,000 2/2,0,0,0 1058/A
PV14238211 TWNHS/A 2700 Arlington AV #112  $ 511,600 3/2,0,1,0 1709/A
PV14221680 TWNHS/A 2716 Cabrillo (access on Border) AV  $ 518,000 2/2,0,1,0 1660/A
SB15001449 CONDO/A 2559 Plaza Del Amo #302  $ 525,000 2/2,0,0,0 1303/A
PW15001512 TWNHS/A 24001 Neece AV #2  $ 525,000 3/3,0,0,0 1539/A
SB15012498 TWNHS/A 2800 Plaza Del Amo #412  $ 529,000 2/2,0,1,0 1185/A
PV15024586 TWNHS/A 2971 Plaza Del Amo #231  $ 530,000 2/2,0,1,0 1186/A
SB15004175 CONDO/A 5500 Torrance BL #B215  $ 535,000 3/1,1,0,0 1270/A
SB15014696 TWNHS/A 2800 Plaza Del Amo #234  $ 535,000 2/2,0,1,0 1185/A
SB15003062 SFR/D 2719 166th PL  $ 542,000 3/2,0,0,0 1283/A
SB14252703 SFR/D 913 Lindencliff ST  $ 549,000 4/1,1,1,0 2493/A
SB14245508 TWNHS/A 2596 235th ST  $ 549,000 3/2,0,1,0 1687/A
SB14238832 SFR/D 4129 180th ST  $ 550,000 3/2,0,0,0 1201/A
SB14258715 SFR/D 1961 185th ST  $ 567,000 3/3,0,0,0 1661/A
PV14249618 TWNHS/D 1826 Torrance BL  $ 580,000 3/2,1,1,0 1814/A
TR14190641 SFR/D 3318 Artesia BL  $ 580,900 3/2,0,0,0 1657/S
15821817 SFR 19921 SALTEE AV  $ 591,000 3/1,0,0,0 1120
SB14262072 TWNHS/A 2648 Cabrillo AV  $ 605,000 3/2,0,1,0 1690/A
SB15006639 SFR/D 1542 Post AV  $ 610,000 3/3,0,0,0 2145/A
SB14264227 SFR/D 16702 Patronella AV  $ 619,000 3/2,0,0,0 1304/A
SB15006657 SFR/D 18008 Fonthill AV  $ 620,000 3/1,1,0,0 1539/A
SB14253058 SFR/D 4313 234th PL  $ 630,000 3/2,0,0,0 1539/A
SB15001060 SFR/D 3217 Opal ST  $ 630,000 3/1,0,0,0 1137/A
SB14234298 SFR/D 819 Cota AV  $ 630,000 2/2,0,0,0 869/S
PV14227587 TWNHS/A 2825 Plaza Del Amo #152  $ 633,000 3/3,0,0,0 2115/B
IN14202810 SFR/D 1317 Amapola AV  $ 635,000 3/1,0,1,0 1232/A
RS15010159 SFR/D 4134 177th ST  $ 645,000 3/1,1,0,0 1530/A
SB14172734 SFR/D 20813 Avis AV  $ 675,000 3/2,0,1,0 1514/A
SB15008223 SFR/D 1226 Teri AV  $ 680,000 3/1,1,0,0 1437/P
OC14253613 CONDO/A 1800 Oak ST #403  $ 680,000 3/3,0,0,0 2040/A
SB15008416 TWNHS/A 1800 Oak ST #510  $ 688,000 3/2,0,1,0 1950/A
SB14256859 SFR/D 4006 Merrill ST  $ 689,000 3/0,2,0,0 1230/A
OC14241562 SFR/D 22720 Fern AV  $ 690,000 3/2,0,0,0 1345/A
SB15001520 TWNHS/A 22527 Kent AV  $ 695,000 3/3,0,0,0 1876/A
AR14233945 SFR/D 2018 238th ST  $ 700,500 4/2,0,0,0 1836/A
SB15008915 SFR/D 20619 Annrita AV  $ 740,000 3/1,1,0,0 1188/A
SB14262626 SFR/D 5516 Greenmeadows ST  $ 779,000 3/2,0,0,0 1117/A
SB15009176 SFR/D 5013 Steveann ST  $ 790,000 3/1,1,0,0 1558/A
SR14241977 SFR/D 4038 179th ST  $ 800,000 5/1,1,1,0 2635/A
PV14204678 SFR/D 22708 Linda DR  $ 808,000 3/2,0,0,0 1064/A
SB14217510 SFR/D 2815 Sepulveda BL #27  $ 817,500 4/2,0,1,0 2354/A
SB14138988 SFR/D 4324 Highgrove AV  $ 820,000 3/1,0,1,0 1669/A
PV15014463 SFR/D 3029 Softwind WY  $ 849,000 4/3,0,0,0 2050/A
RS15013294 SFR/D 19609 Darien PL  $ 900,000 4/3,1,0,0 2016/A
SB15011172 SFR/D 4812 Sharynne LN  $ 920,000 2/1,0,0,0 924/A
15820357 SFR/D 4914 Paseo De Las Tortugas  $ 920,000 3/2,0,0,0 1900/A
SB14263716 SFR/D 2352 Santa Fe AV  $ 945,000 4/3,0,0,0 2832/A
15818997 CONDO 21345 HAWTHORNE #309  $ 495,000 2/2,0,0,0 910/A
SB14254351 TWNHS/A 1340 El Prado AV #39  $ 545,000 3/2,0,1,0 1311/A
SB14257361 SFR/D 18808 Cerise AV  $ 620,000 3/2,0,0,0 1556/A
SB15004566 TWNHS/A 2300 MAPLE AV #201  $ 641,000 3/2,1,0,0 1738/A

Staging and Photography Make a Huge Difference When Selling a Home

It always surprises me just how little effort and expertise goes into prepping and presenting homes for sale.  The way a home is presented in marketing and advertising can mean the difference between getting an offer or sitting on the market and can mean 10’s of thousands of dollars to a home seller.

Photo-comparison

Above is a great example that I came across the other day while searching listings.  These pictures of one bedroom condos for sale in The Village of Redondo Beach make a great impact as they are generally the same room, floorplan and angle.  Honestly which would you be more inclined to see and visit?  Both properties were vacant but the home on the left was staged and professional photographer used.  It simply looks brighter and more inviting and a buyer would be far more likely to want to take a look and tour the home.

So why do some sellers choose realtors that put so little effort into selling their Torrance homes?

That’s a great question but there is really no great answer.  Sellers sometimes use a friend of the family, perhaps someone they know, or someone that sends out flyers to the neighborhood.  Regardless of where the realtor comes from it’s astounding that sellers don’t ask how the realtor will prep and market the property.

So what should a Torrance home seller do?

Research….find out which agents are successful selling in the area and find out why.  Then look at past listings to see how the homes look.  It’s no mistake that some agents just have better looking listings.  Some agents simply do more and want every home they sell to look as good as possible.  Ask to see marketing samples and insist on your realtor using a professional photographer as it can make a huge difference.  Sellers have one chance to be a “new listing” and take advantage of the interest and momentum that comes along with that. Would you rather have your home look like the one on the left, or the one on the right.

Button-Sellers-Gradient

 

Torrance Real Estate Market Trends

The market in Torrance has continued to be very favorable to sellers with the demand so high and the inventory still considerably low.  The past 3 months have seen a slight increase in inventory which may be temporary or may be showing signs that the very beginning of a more balanced market is on it’s way.  Keep in mind that Torrance is a big city and prices, demand, values, and trends can vary considerably throughout the city.  The chart below shows the number of active Torrance homes for sale (light green bar) the number of homes that went into escrow (red line) and the number of homes sold in that month (teal bar).  When the trend shows a monthly increase in homes for sale the market is heading towards a more balanced situation.  At the moment it is very much a sellers market.

For buyers, and especially first time buyers, the chart below is a helpful tool to determine what price to offer.  This is for all of Torrance and different neighborhoods vary, and certainly individual homes can be a different situation depending on what price is was listed at.  For the month of September selling prices were within 3% of the list prices.

What does this mean?

For buyers this generally means that “going in low” is probably not the right strategy.  Consult with your realtor as they should have a handle on what the value of the home should be and whether the asking price was set too high, or too low in the hopes of generating multiple offers and a potential bidding war.

Why Victoria Knolls is the Secret Neighborhood in Torrance

By Keith KyleWest Torrance

One of the best kept secrets in all Torrance and the South Bay is the neighborhood of Victoria Knolls. Located in the area of Walteria, Victoria Knolls is located east of PCH and just east of Crenshaw Blvd. It is accessible by only one road and this factor gives it a sense of privacy, security and isolation. In addition the area is located on the north facing side of the Palos Verdes peninsula and often offers striking city lights views. Homes in the area generally start in the low $600,000’s for an original single family home and goes up from there depending on age, view, size and location. It offers a great and safe feel with tree lined streets, very little traffic, and a community that all seems to know each other.

Current Victoria Knolls Real Estate Homes for Sale

Victoria-KnollsMost people don’t even know the neighborhood exists and when they do accidentally stumble on it they can’t believe it’s a part of Torrance. As it’s up on the hill on the north side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula it’s nothing like the flat neighborhoods people think of when the envision Torrance.

 

County Strip and Harbor Gateway Torrance Real Estate Statistics

By Keith Kyle

As knowledge is critical in real estate, we hope that the information provided below will make the real estate market in the County Strip/Harbor Gateway areas of Torrance easier to understand and the trends can make for educated decisions. Whether you are a buyer, or a seller, knowing what the market is doing and where it appears to be heading can make all of the difference in the world. If we can be of assistance in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can view these trends for all Torrance CA neighborhoods.

The chart below shows the recent history of the number of active listings, pending home sales and closed escrows. The higher ratio of active to sold/pending listings shows a buyers market while lower inventory shows a sellers market.

The chart below shows the average price per square foot in the County Strip and Harbor Gateway areas of Torrance. This includes all types of homes including condos, townhomes and single family homes

The chart below shows the percentage of sold price / list price at which an equal number of properties are sold above, equal or below the list price and it indicates how long it has taken to sell those properties.

The chart below shows the difference between the average price for sale in the 90502 zip codes and average price of the sold homes. It helps determine whether the market is a buyer or seller market. If the average listing price and average sold price are the closest, the area has the healthiest market.

The chart below shows the months of inventory for a particular month. As a rule of thumb, an inventory level of less than three indicates a strong seller market while an inventory level greater than six indicates a buyer’s market.

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,472 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.00 ac
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 17
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 792 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,568 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 92

See all Current homes for sale in 90502 zip code.
(all data current as of 10/15/2018)

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