Torrance, CA Real Estate News

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in October 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA)   Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in September 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA)   Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Susan Murphy
(The Hoffman-Murphy Team - Keller Williams)
Towns such as Redondo Beach and Torrance were established in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. For some of our towns and cities, historic buildings still stand today, offering a piece of history and a “step back into time” so we can all experience what our towns were like 100 years ago. The auditorium at Torrance High School was built in 1938, and was listed in the National Registry of Historical Places in 1983. Other parts of the Torrance High School campus have also been noted as historical – the Home Economics building as well as the main building. Founded in 1888, The First Congregational Church of Long Beach was registered on the National Registry of Historical Places in 2012. The large red brick structure of the church was built in 1914 and was composed of red brick and white terra co...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
      Summer's almost gone, but if you're wanting to spend a few more days at the beach Torrance Beach offers an excellent selections of beach activities from time in the water on your board of choice, to a ride on your bike on the trail.   There is a walking path as well and a game of beach volleyball is always an option. If your idea of time at the beach means time on the sand in a chair or on a towel, there is plenty of space for that as well. Located along the coast between Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach, Torrance Beach attracts beach-goers from all over the South Bay of Los Angeles.  Labor Day weekend bring lots of people to the beach for one more weekend of summer fun.  Come early to claim your spot near the surf on the sand.  Ample parking is available for a fee and free on-stree...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in August 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA) Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in July 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA) Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Susan Murphy
(The Hoffman-Murphy Team - Keller Williams)
    Torrance is not only a beautiful and quiet place in which to live, it is also a wonderful shopping experience. Filled with many local merchants as well as national-chain stores, when shopping in Torrance you can find just about anything on your list!   The Torrance Bakery, located on El Prado Avenue, is owned by the Rossberg family and has been in business since 1984. They proudly bake homemade pastries such as cinnamon sour cream muffins and cheesecakes, as well as pies, scones, cookies and cakes. Their wedding cakes are custom made – you can choose your cake flavor, filling, icing and of course style and design. Located next to the Wedding Cake Showroom, the Sandwich Shop is open for lunch and is a great place in which to grab a quick bite to eat.   Alpine Village is almost like ...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in June 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA) Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in May 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA) Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Perhaps because the name is Torrance and not Torrance Beach, like its neighbors of the three Beach Cities of Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo, it is often overlooked that Torrance has 1.5 miles of beachfront along the Santa Monica Bay of the Pacific Ocean. Located in the southwestern region of Los Angeles County Torrance enjoys the renowned moderate climate the coastal areas of Southern California are famous for. The location and climate make Torrance a popular area to live, work and play. Consequently, rental properties are always in demand making it an excellent choice for multifamily investors. The photo shows the hills of Palos Verdes in the background and the popular stretch of beachfront property running from Palos Verdes Estates, through the 1.5 mile of Torrance Beach to Redondo B...
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By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
I recently had a listing in the Victoria Knolls neighborhood of Torrance and it was surprising just how many potential buyers told me that they didn't even know the neighborhood existed.  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...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in April 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA) Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in March 2014. Hollywood Riviera is a charming beach community with winding tree-lined streets, ocean breezes and a unique neighborhood appeal in the city of Torrance. The local plaza at Rivieria Village has a wonderful selection of dining, entertainment, and shops. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: (See all homes for sale in Torrance CA) Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Jennifer Shenbaum
(Jennifer Buys Houses)
DQnews.com released their monthly Southern California real estate report and February was a good month.  In Los Angeles County, single family home prices are up 21% from last year.  Condos are up 30%, which isn’t surprising (click here to see why).  Certain zip codes in Torrance even exceed those numbers; especially in Old Torrance. Old Torrance (90501), home to some of the oldest residences in the city, saw 14 sales at an average of 41.2% higher than February 2013.  According to this statistic, a home might have sold around $350,000 in 2013 and will now sell close to $490,000.  That’s a HUGE difference.  Granted, areas close to Downtown Torrance in the historical districts likely skew the dramatic price increase, as it’s a highly sought after area and still somewhat affordable (for Tor...
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By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
                                                  Louis “Louie” Zamperini Louie Zamperini is one of the greatest South Bay heroes who have ever lived. Louis Zamperini was born January 26, 1917 in Olean, New York, to Italian immigrants Anthony Zamperini and Louise Dossi. In 1919, the family moved to Torrance. Louis had a troubled childhood, and it is said that he developed his extraordinary running talents from out running the local police. Louie attended Torrance High. To counter Louie’s tendency to get into trouble, his older brother Pete encouraged Louis to join the track team. .Louie excelled in the long distance events and In 1934 set a world interscholastic record for the mile, clocking in at 04:21.2. This earned him a scholarship to the University of Southern California. Louie’s s...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in February 2014. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
The analysis of income property has a vocabulary of its own. When you are looking over potential units for purchase, these terms will often be mentioned or included in the reports. Cap Rate (Capitalization Rate) - Cap rate or "cap" is very similar to an interest rate, such as on a bank CD or savings account. Cap rate is the standard starting point when reviewing an income building. The property cap rate provides an expected annual income return percentage rate by comparing the income after expenses to the purchase price. Note that loan payments are not included because those would vary by each purchaser's terms. The equation: Cap Rate = (Annual Rental Income - Annual Expenses excluding loan payments) / Purchase Price. The simple version: Assuming a cash purchase, after expenses what ki...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Even though it was Super Bowl yesterday,  we had a FABULOUS turn out at yesterday's open house!!   We served super bowl snacks: We tied up ballons and placed our signs over town. Here we are: And the best part is we have 3 offers on this adorable home!   Cheers to Super Bowl Sunday!      
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo, CA in January 2014. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera: Hollywood Riviera homes under $850,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $850,000 and $1,000,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year: Hollywood Riviera homes over $1,200,000 that have sold in the last year:
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Torrance Condo For Sale Unique, modern 1 bd Torrance Condo in the popular Torrance 90503 zip code. This beautifully upgraded upper level condo is ready to move in. Recently remodeled kitchen with "granite transformations" counters, Italian glass backsplash and new cabinetry. Gleaming hardwood floors and dual paned windows. Upgraded bathroom with newer vanity and tiled shower with a tub. The hallway has 2 large closets with sliding doors. Bright and sunny living room opens up to a large balcony. There is a separate storage area outside the unit and one car garage with remote. Located in a very desired part of Torrance, close to Del Amo Mall, Madrona Marsh, Wilson Park, shopping and restaurants.Low HOA includes trash, maintenance of grounds and pool, insurance and basic cable. If you're l...
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