An Abundance of Cool New Listings in North Torrance

By Keith KyleTorrance homes with a pool

A number of good looking homes hit the market this week in North Torrance offering some good options for those in the market.  Although prices have gone way up in North Torrance over the past 2 years, it’s still the best combination of neighborhood and home in a great neighborhood.

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So Where’s The Big Seasonal Increase in Homes in Torrance?

By Keith KyleHomes for sale in Torrance CA

As a realtor who has been doing this a while, I’ve come to expect a nice increase in houses for sale in mid to late January. As the holidays wrap up, football season ends, and everyone gets back to work, we generally see a nice increase in homes that hit the market. It can often set the tone for much of the year as and abundance of homes early in the year often seems to stabilize the market one way or another. Unfortunately 2015 hasn’t seen that increase as the number of active homes for sale continues to go down at a time when the homes for sale should be going up. It’s still early enough that sellers may yet be holding off for a week or two to put their homes on the market and it would be welcome relief for the home buyers sitting and waiting.

The chart below shows the number of homes for sale represented by the light green bar. As of January 29th there are only 161 homes for sale in all of Torrance.

Our Latest Listing – 1643 Ford in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

Welcome home to this wonderfully remodeled single family home in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach. This beautiful home boasts a great split level floorplan that offers all three bedrooms on the same floor and a spacious and stylish interior. Features include a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, pendant lighting and an abundance of natural light. Custom paint and dramatic dark hardwood floors extend throughout the home giving the home a true designer feel. Beautiful master suite offers large customized closets, gleaming hardwood floors, newer doors and windows and a beautifully remodeled bath. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share another stylishly remodeled bathroom with custom tile and stone shower. Bedrooms are west facing and offer great natural light and sit high above the neighboring home to take full advantage of the coastal breezes. Spacious one car garage has a laundry area, direct access to the home, and a full size access door to the seemingly endless storage space underneath. In addition the ample street parking is a rare find in the Golden Hills! Just a few blocks from both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach this home is the perfect starter home in a fantastic neighborhood.

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle of South Bay Brokers to set up a private showing.

Neighborhood Spotlight – Southwood

Sitting between West Torrance and South Torrance is the wonderful neighborhood of Southwood.  This small area also sits just east of Redondo Beach and the proximity to the ocean means milder weather and great Southwood Torrance Homesocean breezes that other parts of the city don’t enjoy.  Comprised mainly of 1940s and 1950s beach style bungalows, the area is still more affordable than some of the nearby beach cities while still having a certain charm lost in some of these other areas with oversized homes, makes a statement type architecture and over development.  Some homes have gone the route of maximum square footage, but the majority still look like homes that belong in the neighborhoods and give homeowners a bit of space and separation.  Although prices are still below neighboring South Redondo, they have risen dramatically in the past 2 years with most original smaller 3 bed/1 bath homes starting in the mid to low $600’s for fairly original, but nice condition, and the larger 3 bed/2 bath 1400 foot (many homes added a family room accounting for the extra square footage) selling anywhere from the mid to low $700s up to the low $900’s depending on location and condition.

What makes the area so special is the community feel, with an abundance of parks, dog parks and schools all within walking distance.   A quick drive down just about any street says it all with pride of ownership being quite apparent.  Manicured lawns, updated homes, tree lined streets and an abundance of neighbors walking the area makes for a great atmosphere.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more about Southwood or would be interested in receiving free email updates with the latest listings.

Current Southwood homes for sale

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July 2014 Median Home Prices in Torrance CA

By Keith KyleNorth Torrance Homes

July 2014 saw some big numbers in terms of both number of homes sold as well as median prices.  Torrance CA  had 142 sold homes at a median price of $540,000 which was down from the same month in 2013.  Most other South Bay cities also saw some significant year over year increases in prices with the other exceptions being  Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey.  To see the actual homes sales in each city visit our recent home sales price and information site.

City Homes Sold July 2014 Median July 2013 Median Year over Year % Change
Carson 48 $382,500 $350,000 9.29%
ElSegundo 15 $872,000 $797,000 9.41%
Gardena 50 $385,000 $332,500 15.79%
HarborCity 13 $480,000 $465,000 3.23%
Hawthorne 51 $505,000 $400,000 26.25%
Hermosa Beach 26 $1,230,000 $1,097,500 12.07%
Lawndale 8 $412,000 $331,250 24.38%
Lomita 13 $555,000 $452,000 22.79%
Long Beach 330 $400,000 $365,000 9.59%
Manhattan Beach 43 $1,795,000 $1,521,250 18.00%
Marina Del Rey 33 $757,500 $862,500 -12.17%
Palos Verdes Estates 51 $1,600,000 $1,291,000 23.93%
Playa Del Rey 23 $507,000 $512,000 -0.98%
RanchoPalos Verdes 54 $1,069,000 $1,100,000 -2.82%
Redondo Beach 97 $865,000 $758,000 14.12%
San Pedro 49 $440,000 $420,500 4.64%
Torrance 142 $540,000 $576,250 -6.29%
Westchester 48 $777,500 $715,000 8.74%

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

21213 Anza Ave – Southwood Torrance Home for Sale

Currently the highest priced home in the great neighborhood of Southwood is located at 21213 Anza Ave.  The home is described as:

This is a beautiful 2003-2004 remodeled home with over 3500 square feet of living space. The lot consists of 6741 sq ft professionally landscaped with lush fruit trees, yard art and koi pond. The formal living room has 18 foot ceilings with a magnificent wood staircase that ascends to family sitting room. Off the sitting room there are three bedrooms each having its own private bath. The kitchen and great room are the center of this beautiful home with commercial appliances and granite flooring. On the main floor there is one bedroom with private bath.

The home is quite large for the area and has some interesting features but reaching a number of almost $1.2M on the busy street of Anza (although it’s on a service road off of the main street) seems quite unlikely.  Few homes in the area sell for anywhere near this rarified price and all are located in prime locations.

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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.

 

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, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,999 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,067 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,516 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,106 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,958 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,651 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,137 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,179 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,033 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,807 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,443 sqft
  8. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 864 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,199 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,526 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,390 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,023 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,206 sqft

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(all data current as of 8/20/2018)

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Seaside Ranchos A Great Combination of Neighborhood Feel and Beach Proximity

By Keith Kyle Exterior

Many buyers actively seek Torrance neighborhoods for the wonderful community feel, tree lined streets, great schools and family friendly vibe.  Nowhere is this more embodied than in the Seaside Ranchos area of South Redondo Beach.  The Seaside Ranchos neighborhood is often called the Christmas Lights area due to the annual show put on by the residents.  Sitting just North of Pacific Coast Highway as it turns inland near the Palos Valos Peninsula the neighborhood is a collection of beautiful homes on larger lots.  Most homes are generally updated and upgraded versions of the original beach homes built with fewer “McMansions” than in many other South Bay neighborhoods.   The majority of the homes offer 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and due to the much larger lots than in most areas of Torrance often have fantastic backyards.  The tree lined streets offer a very safe and friendly feel and give the area it’s “Christmas Lights” nickname as all of the community trees are wrapped in white lights during the holidays and rare is the home that isn’t decorated with lights and decorations.  The area has become so popular during the holidays that traffic is restricted in the evenings and cars line up for seemingly hours to drive through the spectacular display.  Prices generally start in the low $800s and can price over the $2.0M mark for some of the most impressive homes on oversized lots.

Current South Torrance and Seaside Ranchos homes for sale

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