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.

TorranceCA-Real-Estate-Map

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

Real Estate Market Trends for Southwood Torrance

When buying or selling homes in the Southwood neighborhood of 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 Southwood home. The information below is intended to help you get a better understanding of what is happening in the market.  Sitting just east of Redondo Beach and in between the Torrance neighborhoods of South Torrance and West Torrance, Southwood is a very community oriented area with most homes within walking distance to local schools, homes with appropriate sized lots and tree lined streets.

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

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