Redondo Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
                             The Riviera Garden Club is pleased to announce the upcoming garden event, Beyond the Garden Gate, Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 10 am to 4 pm. The self-guided tour of 8 special private gardens in the beautiful Hollywood Riviera area will include a hospitality house with education booths and refreshments. The eight tour gardens were chosen for their uniqueness and variety. Take a peek behind the gates of a lush Mediterranean garden with an unusual sand-ring firepit;  a designer's dream at a seaside hacienda with impeccable landscaping and terraced gardens to the Pacific; an original Red tiled roof historic home, part of the original Hollywood Riviera seaside development of the 1930's; bone up on water-wise gardening at the newly remodeled environmental hom...
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By Keith Kyle
(South Bay Brokers)
As many of my clients are from out of the area or out of state, they seem to have a notion that the South Bay is simply one big city and there aren't all that many differences between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beachand Redondo Beach.  The reality is that even within these cities the individual neighborhoods vary quite a bit.  Due to the sheer size of the city, Redondo Beach is one of the more varied communities in the South Bay in terms of types of housing, size and age, and price.  The area just east of Hermosa and just South of Manhattan (see Golden Hills Map)is a hilly section of Redondo Beach known as the Golden Hills.  Knowing the areas pros and cons is an important step in determining whether the Golden Hills is the right area for you.  The homes in the area have a not entirely fla...
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By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
                   Good eating has come to the Hollywood Riviera's "Riviera Village."  Dolce Vita is a wonderful new addition for the breakfast and lunch crowds.  They are actually a german deli and sandwich shoppe with more of an italian name.  Ripe w/ european flavors, Dolce Vita offers homemade quiche, flatbreads paired w/ fresh green salads, pasta & veggie salads, sandwiches on baquettes, delicious lattes and cappucino's to top of the meal.  A certain return visit for me - especially since they actually had terrific customer service - a true bonus today.  I also enjoyed sitting outdoors - they have a great set-up with plenty of tables & chairs with eye-catching red umbrellas.   Village Pizza has opened and has a super charming feel with table and chairs out on the sidewalk for a lit...
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By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
In reading a few great articles this week regarding "loving your house again," I find myself smiling.  Let me share:  Chris Ayres of the LA Times wrote this greatopinion piece about "forgetting the doom and gloom about the tanking market.  You made a smart investment."   He makes so many great points for the many of us that bought houses in the last few years during the "real estate boom."  We find ourselves stuck reading so much doom and gloom lately, but here's someone who has taken the time to break things down and make it all not seem so bad.  I'm always looking for some good news in the media...(check my blog from August 6th)  He makes great points about what a great investment time period it was - the interest rates most people got during those times are amazing!  A good interest ...
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By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
Hollywood Riviera is a terrific community in the heart of South Torrance....a lot of it has a Redondo Beach P.O. Box address, but it is all part of South Torrance.  It butts up to the bottom of the hills of Palos Verdes and sits just south of Redondo Beach.  Many of the homes have some of the most magnificent views to be found anywhere...views of the ocean, city, mountains - truly stunning on a clear day.  The Hollywood Riviera has a neat little shopping district called the Riviera Village.  It is abundant with cute boutiques, salons, coffee shops, Trader Joes, Jamba Juice, etc...  As of today, August 12, 2008, there are only 29 single family homes for sale - they range from $689,000 for a small house on the Torrance side of the Riviera on the Pacific Coast Hwy service street to a newly...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Currently there are six newly built homes for sale on the Esplanade. Le Beau homes built two of them. 1724 #a and #b.   1724 #A is 1790 square feet with three bedrooms three full baths and one half bath $2,100,000 1724 #B is 1953 square feet  with three bedrooms three full baths and one half as well $2,200,000 The other homes are brand New Construction. Oceanfront Townhomes built by Saradakis Construction on the Esplanade. Featuring 4 beds + den, 4 1/2 baths. 707 #A $3,599,900 707 #B $3,599,900 707 #C $4,990,000 705 #A $3,790,000 For more details please contact Rachel your South Redondo Beach Realtor   rachelmtyndall@gmail.com
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Welcome to one of my real estate sites! My job is to inform you about today's real estate market sotogether we can find you the perfect home or investment. As of today there are 41 condos for sale in South Redondo. The prices range from $339,900 to $1,775,000. Averaging a list price of $733,227. The current market time for these listings is 92 days before going into escrow. There are 12 condos on the market in Brookside Village which consists of 385 condos located on the corner of Camino Real and Prospect. There are 8 condos for sale in the Village complex located along Catalina and the beach. 11 conods are for sale along the Esplanade. 5 are for sale on Cataliana and 1 on Opal, 1 on Camino De la costa and two in the development on Beryl. The lowest priced condo as of today is a ocean v...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
The 13th annual Lobster Festival is coming on September 26-28. Located at the Seaside Lagoon (200 Portofino way) Redondo Beach. Enjoy delicious lobster, live music, and more. http://www.lobsterfestival.com/   Your South Bay Realtor Rachelmtyndall@gmail.com  
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Redondo Pier Featured In The upcoming Redondo Pier Chalk Art Festival was featured in The New York Times Travel section this week. Here's what the article had to say... REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA In the movie - and now Broadway musical -"Xanadu," Sonny, a struggling artist/entrepreneur, inspires a Greek muse to visit him through his chalk mural on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Imagine what a group effort could bring. The Sixth Annual Chalk Art Festival and Live Music is scheduled to take place on Aug. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier. Free chalk will be given to the first 150 registrants, but whoever wants to participate can do so, including children. The awards ceremony, at which the $500 grand prize will be awarded, will feature live drumming and blues music. The theme f...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
  Come bring your friends and family and enjoy the rest of summer while it is still here. FREE Summer of Music @ Redondo Pier The FREE bi-weekly concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier are for all ages. Every show will bring new vibes to the pier as concertgoers enjoy music from the 50's, Big Band, Blues, Country, Drum Circles, Island, Latin, Pop, Classic Rock and Surf. Bring your own beach chair for better enjoyment of the concerts. The Redondo Beach Pier offers a wide array of dining, shopping & fun for the entire family. Free To Be Me :: Thursday, August 7th - 6-8 PM August 7th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Free To Be Me August 9th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Zola Moon August 14th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Panjive August 16th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Boomer McLennan, The Rhythm Rangers August 21st 6:00 - 8:00 PM Flight August 23rd 6:00 ...
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By Mary Walker
(The Real Estate Group)
This prestigious area of South Redondo Beach known as "The Avenues" is named for its "alphabet" streets, for example, Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C, etc. These avenues are filled with both classic, restored beach homes as well as completely rebuilt mutli-storied view homes. Each avenue ends at the Pacific Ocean, so real estate here is valuable, boasting gorgeous sunset views and walking distance to the beach. Close proximity to trendy Riviera Village and great Redondo Beach schools are added attractions. Call me for a detailed property search. Mary Walker, The Real Estate Group (310) 508-8507
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By Mary Walker
(The Real Estate Group)
South Redondo Beach is arguably the finest place to live in the entire Southbay. With it's beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, mild climate, and abundance of beautiful homes, life doesn't get much better than this. The schools are superlative, and the adjacent Riviera Village is a wonderful bonus with its charming shops and restaurants. Call me for a detailed property search. Mary Walker, The Real Estate Group (310) 508-8507  
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
  Date 4/07 5/07 6/07 7/07 8/07 9/07 10/07 11/07 12/07 1/08 2/08 3/08 4/08 5/08 6/08 For Sale 26 30 34 32 28 27 33 30 22 24 24 21 28 33 34 Sold 11 9 8 12 12 8 3 3 4 7 4 3 5 6 4 Pended 10 3 13 9 8 2 3 6 5 4 3 9 4 5 5 Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales 2.4 3.3 4.3 2.7 2.3 3.4 11.0 10.0 5.5 3.4 6.0 7.0 5.6 5.5 8.5 Months of Inventory based on Pended Sales 2.6 10.0 2.6 3.6 3.5 13.5 11.0 5.0 4.4 6.0 8.0 2.3 7.0 6.6 6.8 Avg. Active Price 1314 1330 1245 1429 1327 1323 1414 1393 1308 1270 1213 1293 1250 1334 1301 Avg. Sld Price 1228 1112 1071 1275 1131 1124 1000 983 1134 1134 1128 1286 1221 1216 952 Avg. Sq. Ft. Price 565 531 587 577 579 719 614 553 563 548 615 613 576 577 540 Sold/List Diff. % 99 97 98 100 99 98 98 96 95 97 98 94 94 99 98 Days on Market 19 48 43 19 28 25 110 74 88 54 2...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Google your listings agents! Todays blog by Jeff Dowler set me on a google flurry. This is newer in a mixture of homes mostly older with one newer than this listing. There is an amazing Historic home on Broadway. I have showed it and wish my buyer was ready to buy but didn't. There is a new townhome on Broadway and the prices range from 1.7M to 785K...That one is mine. Eight are for sale.  Want to live in a million dollar neighborhood?  Check it out! ML# S Type St# St Name City Area TG# L/S Price Br/Ba YrBlt Sqft LSqft DOM/CDOM V P SOC Date Z08028083 A SFR/A 429 N Broadway REDO 156 762H4 $1,050,000 3/4.00 1981 1,463 3,079 140/140 Y N 3.000 02/25/08 ****S08092303A TWNHS/A 515 S Broadway #B REDO 157 762J6 $785,000 2/3.00 1981 1,630 2,147 19/19 N N 3.000 06/25/08 V956810 A TWNHS/A 704 S B...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
"The size of the loan package may be 300 Billion" Here we have the government doing what most Americans have done and that is go get a HELOC! "Each company now has a $2.25 billion credit line, set nearly 40 years ago by Congress. At the time, Fannie had only about $15 billion in outstanding debt. It now has total debt of about $800 billion, while Freddie has about $740 billion. Today the two companies also hold or guarantee loans valued at more than $5 trillion, about half the nation's mortgages."  full article in nytimes is http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/14/washington/14fannie.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 The Bush administration was alarmed. What alams me here is the underlying fact that says we are the ones picking up the tab. Well, where else will they get the money? There is a circle and ...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
to.daniel.rothamel@inman.com this fellow is the realestatezebra. Everyone already knows this zebra for his stripes are all about learning and sharing. That's some Zebra! His natural instinct for this is showing up ahead of Inman, so we can all find each other...easier. His idea is to make a youtube video of yourself saying who you are what you do where you do it and whatyou are going to look forward to at Inman. Its simple as the black and white stripes that distinguish one zebra from another. I'm going to do it this weekend. Right after 3 open houses. Redondo Beach and Torrance- my listings at www.teamatthebeach.com check it out. I learned about the flip video from active rain member Mara Hawks!
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
  Short sales have been a hard long road for the Realtor. We were innocent, novices trying to roller skate on ice. The lenders may have it worse but who is really for sure. No money to lend and no way to buy homes! something has to happen....and it just did for Indymac.  Imagine a game board that keeps changing the rules with every throw of the dice. Be the Buyer and need to buy to get in the game Be the seller and have to sell your home. Be the Bank...and you just got sold. The Feds took it over rather than spend anymore green stuff they'll spend enough trying to get the arms around yet another wild card! Its likely out of the league..is homeland security an oxymoron? Be the Federal Government. Is it a grey -haired- big tummy old santa?  A short tale of a short sale! You don't know you...
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By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
The ultimate question "What is my home worth in today's real estate market?"  I hear it all the time and the short answer that is always true is that "Your home is worth the dollar amount equal to what someone is willing to pay for it and what you are willing to sell it for."  That number is very hard to arrive at sometimes. Here in the South Bay we have seen a softening of the real estate market...properties taking longer to sell, prices needing to be reduced, homes needing to be staged and then kept in "showing" condition for the duration of the "marketing period."  This is no easy task.  The hardest part of this softening market is finding a price that will attract a buyer.  Sellers that are looking back at what homes sold for a few months ago are looking the wrong direction.  Seller...
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By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
There are 38 homes for sale as of this morning, July 5th, 2008.  That's the highest number of homes we've had for sale in a while.  22 of those homes have reduced their list price at least once so far as well, giving buyers have a lot ot chose from right now.  There are 15 single family homes under the $1 million mark which makes for some great opportunities to get into this idyllic Hollywood Riviera neighborhood.      As yesterday was the 4th of July, one drives around the Hollywood Riviera to find themselves getting stuck in many places because so many streets were closed to thru traffic due to all the "4th of July Neighborhood Block Parties."  It's truly a wonderful neighborhood...BBQ's, jumpers and waterslides for the kids (and some adults too), sno-cones and cotton candy machines, ...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
I have a builder friend.  He built on gates and is selling for 699k over 2100 sq ft.. So here is the thing. People are crazy to buy a REO a short sale and     missing the boat on regular houses...and builders homes..They often have several out there and need to sell them all. He is a realtor. We stick together...we need to shout it out to the worlllllld!!! here is the deal   contact me and I will help you negotiate until " sold " and your offer accepted. win win for all.   read and believe....... sooner or later   also see my blog at www.teamatthebeach.com  and see the other deals I have for sale....   email me for the photos and mls for the gates property  200K off original price! later... love lynne
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