Video Tour of 4171 W 172nd Street in Torrance CA

Take a quick walkthrough the latest North Torrance listing from Keith Kyle of Vista Sotheby’s International.  To see the details of this charming single family home visit the MLS listing site.

For more information call/text us at 310.251.2344 or email at keith@keithkylehomes.com. We would be happy to set up a tour of the home.

What makes the Torrance real estate market so unique in the South Bay?

By Keith Kyle15412_Roselle_Ave_front3 copy

People often think of the South Bay as one large market but each individual city can mean an entirely different real estate market….just take a look at the monthly median home prices in the South Bay as an indication.

Each city is it’s own real estate market but Torrance is different.  As Torrance is the largest city in the South Bay it’s also the most diverse.  That’s especially true in terms of real estate and home values in Torrance.

What make Torrance so different is the variety of areas, and the diversity of both the homes and the prices.  Torrance is a city that has multi million dollar homes along the Bluff on Paseo De La Playa and also has some of the most affordable homes in all of the South Bay.

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The sheer size of Torrance also makes a difference.  Stretching all the way from the ocean to east of the 110 freeway makes for an abundance of options not possible in any other city in the area.  This also allows for everything from single family homes, to condos to even co-ops (rarely seen in the South Bay).

It is definitely not a seen one seen em all type real estate market.

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Torrance Housing Inventory Still Down But on the Rise

By Keith Kyle1310_Portola_Ave_frontdoor1 copy

The real estate market in Torrance CA continues to be driven by the lack of homes for sale but for the third straight month we have seen an increase in the number of homes for sale.  Inventory has been on the rise since the low point in December but still far below the norm.  We have also seen an increase in the pending home sales over that same period of time and it appears that the inventory will continue to rise as we head towards the usually busy summer buying and selling season.  See all of the Torrance homes for sale or search by neighborhoods.  To see the most recent Torrance home sales visit our closed sale pages.

Torrance CA Home Prices Continue to Rise in December

By Keith KyleSold Sign Torrance

The December numbers are in and if there was any thought that the real estate market in Torrance was slowing down or leveling the numbers certainly say otherwise.

The average home price in Torrance for the homes that closed escrow during December was $620,851* with a median price of $619,000*.  Those are big numbers that still shows no sign of slowing or reversing.   See the chart below for the December home sales numbers for Torrance and the South Bay for December of 2015.

*Based on MLS sales only.  Does not include off market sales information

City Homes
Sold
December
2015 Median
December
2014 Median
Year
over Year % Change
Carson  73 $360,000 $365,000 -1.4%
El Segundo 10 $949,000 $735,000 20.2
Gardena 41 $420,000 $385,000 9.1%
Harbor City 15 $483,000 $467,000 9.1%
Hawthorne 35 $508,500 $667,750 -23.8%
Hermosa Beach 24 $1,475,000 $1,360,000 8.5%
Lawndale 13 $420,000 $415,000 1.2%
Lomita 16 $520,000 $490,000 6.1%
Long Beach 339 $456,000 $395,000 15.4%
Manhattan Beach 34 $2,184,000 $1,689,000 29.3%
Marina Del Rey 31 $905,000 $759,000 19.2%
Palos Verdes Estates 29 $1,456,000 $1,150,000 26.7%
Playa Del Rey 17 $605,000 $482,000 25.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 48 $1,170,000 $1,135,000 3.1%
Redondo Beach 89 $836,250 $770,000 7.3%
San Pedro 72 $517,500 $492,000 5.2%
Torrance 122 $619,000 $562,000 10.1%
Westchester 34 $951,000 $807,500 17.8%

Homes of all shapes and sizes for sale in Victoria Knolls

By Keith KyleHomes for sale in Torrance CA

Victoria Knolls is a small, and somewhat, unknown neighborhood in the Walteria section of Torrance.  It also happens to be one of my favorite neighborhoods.  With one way in and one way out, and sitting high on the hill the neighborhood offers a great community feel with quiet streets, appropriate sized homes (most of the time) and many homes offer great views of the city.  As of this article there are currently 4 homes available in this area which is a rarity.  The homes range in price from the high $600,000s to over $1,000,000 for something updated with a view.

Current homes for sale in Victoria Knolls

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