Home Sales are Up While Inventory Way Down in West Torrance

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Where did all the homes go in West Torrance?

Well the limited number of homes that were on the market all sold leaving inventory down once again.

The chart below shows the number of active listings (light green) sold homes (dark green) and pending home sales (red line) The greater the discrepancy between active homes and sold homes indicates a buyers market and when the numbers are closer a sellers market is indicated as inventory is down. February saw 13 homes close escrow with only 6 active homes for sale. As of April 17th there are 8 active homes for sale and 13 homes in escrow.

 

Neighborhood Spotlight – West Torrance

By Keith Kyle

Sitting just east of Redondo Beach and little further than a mile from the beach, West Torrance is a fantastic South Torrance Homescommunity with tree lined streets, award winning neighborhood schools that are often within walking distance, loads of great parks and all just a short drive to the beach.  Bordered by 190th to the north it enjoys mild coastal weather, proximity to shopping and dining, and has a wonderful community feel.

See the current homes for sale in West Torrance 90503

The homes in the area are generally 3 bedroom 1200 feet single family homes that are remodeled or updated and built in the 1940’s and 50s.  Unlike some of the nearby communities such as Manhattan and Hermosa Beach in which “mansionization” has become a big problem, west Torrance still retains much of it’s original charm and feel with the majority of the homes West-Torranc-Real-Estate-Mapbeing appropriately sized for the lots.  Lot sizes range from around 5000 feet to larger 8000+ foot lots and all are highly sought after.  Prices have skyrocketed in the past several years with smaller 3 bed/1 bath homes nearing the low $700,000 with updated and expanded (many of the homes added a living room and bath in the distant past giving many homes square footage ranging between 1400 and 1700 feet) homes selling in the lower to mid $800,000s.  Although only 4 homes sold in November 2015 the average sales price was a whopping $951,000.

The many appealing factors to west Torrance are the numerous parks including Entradero, La Romeria, Sunnyglen and Victor, the fantastic schools of the Torrance Unified system including Lynn Middle School, Towers and Victor Elementary and West Torrance High School.  West High was even named to the Newsweek 500 top public high schools in the country.

Great Opportunity for a Remodel at 19921 Saltee

Update**As of January 25th this home had received 28 offers and were no longer accepting new offers.  This wasn’t surprising given the price being so far below market value for this West Torrance neighborhood.

We haven’t seen a price like this in west Torrance in some time and this one is definitely on the radar for many buyers.  The home needs 19221 Saltee Torranceextensive work but has some great bones and it’s in an ideal location.  The price probably eliminates all but the most daring flippers as it probably needs additional square footage and a master bath, but it seems an ideal fit for the owner user that wants to do the rehab work themselves.  Other than the bathroom… a coat of paint, refinishing of the hardwood floors (from what we could see they were in great shape under the carpet) and lots of cosmetic love would go a very long way in making the home livable.

One challenge is the very odd somewhat enclosed patio leading off of the side and back of the house.  It’s just…well…odd and doesn’t feel like an indoor or outdoor space.  It also wasn’t permitted so the simplest solution is probably a sledgehammer.

Click to see the details on 19921 Saltee in West Torrance.

Torrance CA Real Estate Map

Torrance, California is a big city and it’s neighborhoods and areas vary considerably in the types of homes, feel of the neighborhood, and home prices.  As realtors, we search for homes by neighborhood so that we can best assist our clients to find the right type of homes in the right areas.  Below is a map used by realtors and used in MLS home searches.  The numbers coincide with the areas that we use to search and each has it’s differences and similarities.  The three areas that often cause confusion are area 128 the Hollywood Riviera and areas 122 and 123, Harbor Gateway and County Strip.  Much of the Hollywood Riviera actually has Redondo Beach, 90277, zip codes but the area is actually part of Torrance and services and schools are Torrance.  The County Strip and Harbor Gateway areas actually have Torrance zip codes but are serviced by the city of Los Angeles.  It’s distance from the beach, proximity to commercial and industrial, and the schools being LA Unified makes the homes significantly less expensive then the city of Torrance areas.

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To see the homes for sale in any and all of these areas visit our Torrance home search by area pages.

Real Estate Micro Market Update – Southwood Torrance

By Keith KyleSouthwood Torrance Homes

The neighborhood of Southwood in Torrance CA is a fantastic area with tree lined streets with primarily single family homes and a great community feel. Prices in this neighborhood, located just east of Redondo Beach, have seen steady increases since the beginning of 2013 and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Here’s a quick recap of the current real estate market conditions in this Torrance neighborhood.

  • In escrow – 8

 

  • Total homes sold in 2014 YTD – 20
  • Average sales price – $627,688
  • Average price per square foot – $474.73

Welcome to Torrance Real Estate

By Keith KyleTorrance real estate

Welcome to Torrance real estate.  We have strived to offer the very best information and home search features on a local website designed specifically for Torrance home buyers and sellers.  As local Torrance and Redondo Beach real estate specialists we understand how unique Torrance is and how different and distinct the various areas can be.  From oceanfront homes in the Hollywood Riviera, to duplex and income properties in the County Strip area…..we can help.  Search for homes with our free Torrance MLS access or allow us to do the hard work for you with our FREE daily listing updates and know about new homes first.  Our website offers information on real estate markets and trends in each neighborhood, recent home sales and prices, current off market homes and MLS listings, short sales and foreclosures and information for home sellers to find out what their Torrance home is worth and how we have been so successful at marketing and selling homes in the area.  We hope that our website is a great place to start for all of your Torrance real estate needs.  Contact us as any time for questions or more information.

Torrance Real Estate Map

See the most recent listings below but browse through the menus above to search Torrance homes by neighborhood, price, or home type.

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,157 sqft
  2. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,046 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,149 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,947 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,289 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,305 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,370 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,135 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,597 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,361 sqft
  8. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 415 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.19 ac
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 967 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,287 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,609 sqft

See all Current homes for sale in city of Torrance.
(all data current as of 11/17/2018)

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West Torrance Real Estate Market Trends

When buying or selling homes in West Torrance, knowing and understanding the real estate market is critical to making the right decision. Real estate trends can help determine current values or even when the appropriate time to list and sell your West Torrance home. The information below is intended to help you get a better understanding of what is happening in the market.

The chart below shows the number of active listings (light green) sold homes (dark green) and pending home sales (red line) The greater the discrepancy between active homes and sold homes indicates a buyers market and when the numbers are closer a sellers market is indicated as inventory is down.


The chart below shows the average price per square foot. Square footage in the South Bay often doesn’t mean as much as in other markets as values can vary so dramatically due to things such as proximity to the beach, views, specific neighborhoods.

The chart below shows the average days on market per month as well as the % of list price that homes sold at. A high % indicates a sellers market as home sell at, or above list price.

The chart below shows the average price for listed home sales in relation to the average price for sold homes.

The chart below indicates the months of home inventory based on closed home sales. Buyer’s market: more than 6 months of inventory Seller’s market: less than 3 months of inventory Neutral market: 3 – 6 months of inventory