Torrance Median Home Prices Up in July

What a month it was for home sales in Torrance and the South Bay.  Double digit year over year changes were the norm but there was really no sense to it with some cities seeing major increases over June of 2016 and some seeing just as major drops in home prices.

Real estate in Torrance CA was no different with another double digit jump for the median home prices compared with July of 2016. Torrance was actually a bit more moderate than other areas but still saw 113 homes close escrow in July with a median home price of just under $687,000  Click here to see the recent home sales in Torrance and the South Bay.

City Homes Sold July 2017 Median July 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 60 $480,000 $445,000 8%
El Segundo 20 $1,055,000 $1,310,000 -19.5%
Gardena 65 $549,000 $454,000 21%
Harbor City 15 $439,000 $550,000 -20.2%
Hawthorne 35 $730,000 $562,000 30%
Hermosa Beach 19 $2,025,000 $1,410,000 43.6%
Lawndale 15 $515,000 $430,000 19.8%
Lomita 21 $598,000 $585,000 2.1%
Long Beach 331 $520,000 $471,500 10.3%
Manhattan Beach 48 $2,449,000 $2,200,000 11.3%
Marina Del Rey 36 $921,000 $974,000 -5.4%
Palos Verdes Estates 28 $1558,000 $1,800,000 -13.4%
Playa Del Rey 20 $613,000 $629,000 -2.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 63 $1,345,000 $1,160,000 15.9%
Redondo Beach 95 $975,000 $920,000 6%
San Pedro 63 $542,000 $542,000 0%
Torrance 113 $687,000 $617,000 11.4%
Westchester 33 $1,185,000 $1,116,000 6.2%

Torrance Home Sales and Median Home Prices for June 2017

June was a big month for home sales in Torrance CA with a fairly huge number of homes selling.  The summer months are always an active market and this year was no different with 184 homes selling..  Thats well above the normal number of Torrance homes selling in a month.  Median home prices were up just a bit over June of the previous year with the median home in Torrance selling at $673,000.  Click here to track all of the important real estate trends for Torrance CA.

City Homes Sold June 2017 Median June 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 61 $445,000 $450,000 -1.1%
El Segundo 15 $800,000 $1,135,000 -29%
Gardena 70 $461,000 $430,000 7.2%
Harbor City 19 $465,000 $547,000 -15%
Hawthorne 45 $592,000 $624,000 -5.1%
Hermosa Beach 26 $1,718,000 $1,274,500 34.8
Lawndale 12 $535,000 $519,000 3.1%
Lomita 18 $565,000 $555,000 1.8%
Long Beach 419 $523,000 $470,000 11.2%
Manhattan Beach 57 $2,467,000 $1,924,000 28.2%
Marina Del Rey 34 $968,000 $900,000 7.6%
Palos Verdes Estates 46 $1,679,000 $1,533,000 9.5%
Playa Del Rey 34 $683,000 $603,000 13.3%
Rancho Palos Verdes 75 $1,240,000 $1,200,000 3.3%
Redondo Beach 117 $969,000 $945,000 2.5%
San Pedro 82 $510,000 $500,000 1.9%
Torrance 184 $673,000 $635,000 5.9%
Westchester 42 $1,090,000 $1,050,000 3.8%

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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 Home Sales Up in May of 2016

Torrance, CA saw a slight gain in year over year home prices in May with 138 homes sold this month at a median price of around $593,000 which was up from $579,000 the prior May.  138 homes is a very strong number for Torrance and shows that the market activity is continuing to pick up with more homes slowly coming on the market.  Click here to see the homes sold in Torrance for May of 2016.

City Homes
Sold
May
2016 Median
May
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 57 $453,000 $410,000 10.4%
El Segundo 12 $802,500 $803,500 -.1%
Gardena 47 $425,000 $405,000 4.9%
Harbor City 26 $439,000 $415,000 5.8%
Hawthorne 39 $485,000 $525,000 -7.7%
Hermosa Beach 21 $1,285,000 $1,450,000 -11.4%
Lawndale 14 $455,000 $431,000 5.6%
Lomita 15 $488,000 $509,000 -4.1%
Long Beach 349 $485,000 $433,000 11.9%
Manhattan Beach 48 $1,875,000 $2,239,000 -16.2%
Marina Del Rey 31 $925,000 $918,000 .8%
Palos Verdes Estates 55 $1,499,000 $1,515,000 -1.1%
Playa Del Rey 24 $560,000 $615,000 -8.9%
Rancho Palos Verdes 58 $1,060,000 $1,100,000 -3.6%
Redondo Beach 96 $950,000 $845,000 12.5%
San Pedro 66 $489,000 $449,000 8.8%
Torrance 138 $593,000 $579,000 2.4%
Westchester 30 $1,130,000 $900,000 25.6%

March 2016 Median Home Prices for Torrance and the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

The numbers for March are in and it was a big month for the number of homes sold in Torrance.  Torrance has been hovering a bit over 100 for the past few months but March saw 133 homes sell throughout this South Bay city.

City Homes
Sold
March
2016 Median
March
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $447,500 $426,500 4.9%
El Segundo 10 $1,006,000 $849,000 18.5%
Gardena 58 $475,000 $403,500 17.7%
Harbor City 14 $450,000 $455,000 -1.1%
Hawthorne 36 $513,000 $642,000 -20.2%
Hermosa Beach 16 $1,183,000 $1,310,000 -9.7%
Lawndale 10 $385,000 $447,000 -13.9%
Lomita 11 $530,000 $481,000 10.1%
Long Beach 327 $478,000 $414,000 15.3%
Manhattan Beach 41 $2,275,000 $1,940,000 17.3%
Marina Del Rey 18 $1,025,000 $860,000 19.2%
Palos Verdes Estates 28 $1,355,000 $1,400,000 -3.2%
Playa Del Rey 18 $560,000 $546,000 2.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 56 $1,156,250 $1,044,500 10.7%
Redondo Beach 89 $893,000 $862,000 3.7%
San Pedro  80 $554,000 $481,000 15.1%
Torrance 133 $615,000 $530,000 16%
Westchester 25 $910,000 $854,000 6.6%

Torrance Median Home Prices for February 2016

By Keith KyleVista Sotheby's International realty for sale sign

Torrance, CA and the South Bay saw another strong month for home prices although a few cities saw big percentage drops in average home prices.  Those numbers, especially in smaller cities, or in a month with fewer home sales, don’t really mean much, but taken over times gives a good indication as to what is happening in the local Torrance real estate market.

Torrance had a slightly lower than average month with 85 home sales,with median home prices in the mid $500,000’s.

City Homes
Sold
February
2016 Median
February
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 38 $420,000 $395,000 6.2%
El Segundo 11 $1,109,000 $815,000 36%
Gardena 38 $410,750 $334,000 23%
Harbor City 10 $527,500 $393,000 34.2%
Hawthorne 30 $483,000 $450,000 7.4%
Hermosa Beach 17 $1,225,000 $1,512,500 -19%
Lawndale 8 $431,000 $415,000 3.9%
Lomita 11 %505,000 $326,000 55%
Long Beach 238 $461,000 $409,000 12.7%
Manhattan Beach 22 $1,795,000 $2,361,000 -24%
Marina Del Rey 25 $864,000 $1,335,000 -35%
Palos Verdes Estates 33 $1,403,000 $1,300,000 7.9%
Playa Del Rey 10 $626,000 $710,750 6.9%
Rancho Palos Verdes 26 $1,110,000 $1,039,000 6.9%
Redondo Beach 45 $869,750 $812,000 7.1%
San Pedro 33 $505,000 $416,000 21.4%
Torrance 85 $565,000 $544,000 4%
Westchester 21 $917,000 $820,000 11.8%

Oceanfront Home for Sale at 501 Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera

By Keith Kyle

I’ve been fortunate to represent a few clients on purchases or sales along Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera and the locations is nothing short of spectacular.  Paseo De La Playa is the oceanfront street that connects Redondo Beach with the beginning of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and offers a lifestyle not found in many places.  Hollywood Riviera is a unique area as it has a Redondo Beach address but is actually located in the city of Torrance.

The recent listing of 501 Paseo De La Playa is no exception.  This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home sits high on the bluff and offers mesmerizing views of the ocean, Palos Verdes and the beautiful coastline from Redondo to Malibu.

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Torrance home sales for March of 2016

By Keith KyleHollywood Riviera homes for sale

March was yet another very busy month for home sales in Torrance and the South Bay with home prices continuing to go up and the number of home sales rising as well.  The demand has been pretty overwhelming in certain areas such as West Torrance, South Torrance and the Hollywood Rivera and multiple offer situations selling over the list price being the norm.

Torrance saw 109 home sales in March of 2016 with the average list price of $648, 831 and the average sales price at $648,460 which again shows that very few homes are selling below list price….even in a market in which inflated prices are becoming more common.  The lowest priced home of the month was a 1 bedroom condo in the County Strip area (not actually part of Torrance but a Torrance P.O. making for much lower prices)at $172,900 and the most expensive was $1,160,000 for a 5 bed/4 bath, 3000 square foot single family home in the Hollywood Riviera.

Click any link below to see the homes sold in March of 2016.
El Segundo
Gardena
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollywood Riviera
Lawndale
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
Redondo Beach
Rolling Hills Estates
San Pedro
Torrance

The Highest and Lowest Priced Homes in Torrance CA

By Keith Kyle

Torrance is a diverse community and home prices can certainly reflect that.  From multi million dollar homes along the bluff in the Hollywood Riviera, to the neighborhoods near the 110 Freeway, neighborhoods and home prices vary considerably.

Topping out the market at the moment is the home at 326 Calle De Arboles in the Hollywood Riviera.  The home is priced at $2,098,000 with 3,251 square feet and has been on the market almost 2 months as of this posting.  While the homes in the Hollywood Riviera are often Redondo Beach mailing addresses and zip codes, the homes are actually located in Torrance with award winning Torrance schools and services.

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On the other side of the spectrum is the one bedroom condo located at 941 W Carson.  It’s listed at $205,000 and is a short sale property.  This section of Torrance is known as county strip.  Very much the opposite of the Hollywood Riviera this section of Torrance is actually not part of Torrance proper and is serviced by LA Unified Schools and LA City services.  As the schools are not at the same level (in most cases) as the Torrance Unified schools, values are always lower in this area.

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