Torrance, CA Real Estate News

By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
As a short sale specialist I have tracked the short sale market for years and as Torrance is the largest city in the South Bay, it has been a very good indicator of how much of a factor short sales and bank owned homes have been on the local market. Short sales first became a factor in mid 2007 with a high point in 2010. In August of 2010 there were 159 active short sale homes for sale in Torrance. Those numbers started to decline in April of 2011 and have continued downward to the current level which has seen an average of 4 homes for sale for the past few months. What was a source of the "deals" sought by buyers is no longer putting downward pressure on the market and has basically ceased to be a factor. View short sale homes for sale on our distressed home site for Torrance and all o...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Why buy Torrance real estate?  You can find a high quality of life here, in Torrance CA.  Located in the heart of the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Torrance offers so much - Great schools, safe neighborhoods, quality jobs in many multi national corporations that decided to have their headquarters in Torrance, such as Toyota or  Honda. Torrance real estate is also attractive due to its close proximity to both, Los Angeles and local beaches.  Torrance beach is amongst most popular local beaches, in the South Bay.  From a small condo to spacious single family home or a townhouse, there is a wide selection of real estate in Torrance CA.   Contact us at info@ISellSouthBay.com or call (310)918-5027 to start your new home search today! Click below to view all Torrance homes for sale - search ...
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As a short sale listing expert, I've tracked the number of foreclosures, meaning both short sales and bank owned homes (REOs) in the South Bay for the past few years. It wasn't long ago that each month there would be consistently over 100 short sale homes listed in Torrance alone. That certainly isn't the case any longer. As of April 10th 2013 only 29 short sales were on the market in the cities of Lawndale, Gardena, Manhattan Beach, Redondo, Hermosa, Palos Verdes, El Segundo, San Pedro and Torrance combined. The chart above shows the number of active short sale listings, pending escrows and sold homes for each month in the cities mentioned above. The light green bar shows the active listings, dark green shows sold homes with the red line showing the pending or "in escrow" homes.  
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Located in the quiet, well established, family friendly North Torrance neighborhood, this wonderful newly upgraded home offers spacious and bright living room with fireplace and skylight, new wood laminate and carpet flooring, new fresh paint, smooth ceilings throughout. Corner lot, two car garage, large patio, sun room and much more. Enjoy the sun and ocean breezes in the large, private backyard with fruit trees. Award winning Torrance schools and El Camino College nearby. Learn more about North Torrance real estate Property address:  2803 W. 163rd St., Torrance, CA 90504 Listed at $449,000
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
22815 Anza Ave in South Torrance listed at $619,900 Charmin 3 bd house on a huge lot in South Torrance. Sunny and bright living room with fireplace and hardwood floors. Many upgrades include dual pane windows, newer bathroom, new paint. You'll like hardwood floors and smooth ceilings throughout. Enjoy the sun and ocean breezes in beautiful, large backyard with fruit trees. Adjacent to Seaside Heroes Park. Walk to award winning South Torrance schools. If you're looking for an affordable house in the South Torrance area, don't delay.  Call 310.918.5027 for details and showing today!                              Visit my Torrance Real Estate website for all your Torrance CA Real Estate Resources.
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By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Torrance Antique Street Faire 27February Today, February 27, 2013, 8:00 pm 1317 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA | Get Directions » FREE   The downtown Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance.  Over 200 sellers are set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, pottery, arts and crafts, hoime decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices!  Dave Brownlee and his crew of experts will be offering Antique Appraisals for only $3.00 per item.  DJ Ozzie will be playing music and all the downtown restaurants, bars, bakery & market and antique and specialty shops will be open.  FREE Admission & parking.  Pets welcome.      Credit Julie Randall
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
There are 89 homes (single family homes and condos) listed for sale in Torrance.   Prices range from $104,500 for a 1 bd condo at Mariners Park in Torrance PO  to $4,675,000 for a bedroom house in Hollywood Riviera.  Torrance has piece of real estate for everybody, from entry level, affordable condo to the luxurious Hollywood Riviera house. Search Torrance homes by area: South Torrance West Torrance Southwood Old Torrance Walteria North Torrance South East Torrance West South East Torrance   Click below to view all current Torrance home listings, narrow your search down by price range, property size, type etc.
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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, CA in December 2012. Homes for sale: 13 Homes are for sale priced from $699,000 to $1,799,900. Pending sales: 12 Houses are in escrow priced from $879,000 to $2,950,000. December sales: Six homes sold in December 2012 from $660,000 to $975,000. Homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera:
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Torrance Open House Guide for Sunday 11/4/2012     St#   St Name City Ar   List Price     Date Start End     S12123002           2835    DANAHA ST    TORR                      125       $799,000                      11/04/2012            1:00PM 4:00PM     SB12130382 A     1745    MAPLE AV #77    TORR                  126          $346,000                          11/04/2012         1:00PM 4:00PM     SB12133639       2537     DORSET DR    TORR                      126        $760,000                           11/04/2012         1:00PM 4:00PM     PV12134809 A     2930     SONOMA ST    TORR                     126           $799,000                         11/04/2012         1:00PM 4:00PM     SB12135083 A    2971      PLAZA DEL AMO #261   TORR        126          $525,000                  ...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
My family has had desert tortoises as pets for many years.  They were given to us as “rescue” tortoises and we have learned so much about them – i.e. what to feed them, how to care for them when they had a cold, how to keep them safe from raccoons, etc.  Sprout, pictured above, is 26 years old, loves to be pet on his head and is partial to cooked zucchini. On Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  Madrona Marsh Nature Center will be having an event with representatives from the California Turtle and Tortoise Society.  This special Turtle and Tortoise Day will have live turtles with a “hands-on” event, where you can become familiar with their shells and learn about the different breeds and type of tortoises.  In addition to the turtles/tortoises on display, there wil...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
We just listed the affordable 1 Bd / 1 Bathroom 55+ senior condo at Sunset Gardens, Torrance.Sunset Gardens is the 55+ senior community, located in the heart of South Bay, close to shopping, restaurants, medical center and more.  Torrance Crossroads center is just across the street.   This wonderful community offers many amenities, such as indoor pool, spa, active community center to its residents, making it the great, yet affordable choice for any active senior.Sunny and bright Move-In ready 1 Bd condo, with views of Palos Verdes and cool ocean breezes at the 55+ Senior condo community of Sunset Gardens. This condo has plenty of natural light, air conditioning, new carpet, new dual pane windows, laundry inside, large master suite, open concept floorplan and more.Listed at $165,000, thi...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Open Sunday, August 19, 2012 1-4 PM A fabulous Summerwind townhouse awaits you! Graced with cherry hardwood floors, an abundance of windows and a prime location near the complex mailboxes and the largest of three pools in the complex, this end unit will not disappoint. Smooth ceilings framed by new crown molding and newer flooring throughout adds appeal to the spacious open floor plan. Summerwind is a well maintained complex with pools, spa and playground. The HOA covers water, trash, exterior maintenance, landscaping and homeowner insurance. Summerwind is conveniently located near restaurants, parks, shopping areas and within a short drive to the local beaches as well as the 405 and 110 freeways. The current owners absolutely loved being within walking distance to Wilson Park with its...
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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 Beach, CA in May 2012. Homes for sale: 10 Homes are listed for sale priced from $874,000 to $1,999,000. Pending sales: 16 Houses are in escrow priced from $631,900 to $7,800,000. May sales: 7 Homes sold in Hollywood Riviera suring May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 412 Via Linda Vista $665,000 2/1 1494 7125 1953 0 251 Calle De Andalucia $720,000 3/1 1120 8012 1948 30 100 Via Estrellita $949,000 3/3 1983 7430 1950 19 339 Calle De Andalucia $1,000,000 4/3 2309 6450 1948 134 142 Calle De Andalucia $1,099,000 4/3 3550 5751 1998 273 103 Via Mesa Grande $1,141,000 4/3 3002 9840 1954 77 464 Via El Chico $1,285,000 4/3 3016 5911 1973 119 144 Via La Circula $1,400,000 4/3 3048 7172 1...
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By Tom Bashe
(SCA Real Estate - Call Now)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Torrance Short Sale Realtor. As a Torrance Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Torrance Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Torrance Short Sales. Short Sale My Torrance Home Lloyd Cullen is a local Torrance Short Sale Expert with experienced Torrance Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Short Sale My Torrance Home We specialize in Short Sales for Torrance and Surrounding Areas You may be wondering where to go when it comes to your Torrance short sale questions. The answer is your local Torrance Short Sale Agent with Lloyd Cullen Real Estate. Our Torrance Short Sale Agents are qualified to answer any questions that y...
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By Tom Bashe
(SCA Real Estate - Call Now)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Torrance Short Sale Realtor. As a Torrance Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Torrance Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Torrance Short Sales. Torrance Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Torrance Short Sale Expert with experienced Torrance Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Torrance Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Torrance and Surrounding Areas Financially stressed homeowners who are trying to avoid foreclosure in Torrance have many options. Real estate professionals often advise working with the bank or lending institution first to see if an alternate payment plan can be developed. ...
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By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
West Torrance has always been a highly sought after neighborhood due to great schools, charming tree lined neighborhoods, and affordable prices compared with neighboring Redondo Beach.  While the South Bay real estate market in general has been very active since the beginning of the year, the real estate market in West Torrance is extremely active but inventory is on the rise which may temper price rises just a bit. In Escrow - 24 Days on Market 5018 Arvada 3 Bed 1 Bath - Remodeled Multiple Offers Listed at $570,000 In Escrow - Off Market Sale 19445 Sturgess 3 Bed 2 Bath - Huge Lot Multiple Offers. Never Made it to Market! Just Closed - Off Market Sale 19522 Anza 3 Bed 1 Bath Never Made it to Market! Sold for $539,000 The chart below shows the recent increase in listing activity with in...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
We just listed this completely Remodeled End Unit Townhome in the Prestigious "Chatelaine" gated community in Torrance. This spacious townhome features a step-down living room opening to a private patio. Shutter blinds, Fireplace, High Ceilings, & Formal Dining room. Large Kitchen with beautiful Custom Cabinets, Granite Counters and Stainless Appliances. Large Master Bedroom with Vaulted Ceilings and Walk-in Closet. The Master Bathroom features a Large Tub, Separate Shower, and Dual Vanity Sinks. Direct-access 2-car garage with a bonus storage room. Convenient Laundry Area. Central Air and Forced Air Heating. This townhome is located in Chatelaine Torrance gated community, featuring many recreational facilities, pool, clubhouse. Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Size: 1,738 sq ft VISIT PROPERTY WE...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
We just listed this 4 bedroom 3 bath, spacious 2,434 sq ft home, located in beautiful South Torrance. This is a must see home. Too many upgrades to list.   Three level home, with living room leading out to the Sun Deck and the family room bottom level leading out to a brick patio and nice size privat and secluded backyard.  New granite counter tops in kitchen and the 3 bathrooms. All new appliances, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave. Eating area off kitchen or maybe you might want to use as an office. Marble around face of firplace with Marble tile hearth. New carpeting upstairs and new laminated floors in family room and living room and dining room.  Move right in! Walking distance to South High, Torrance School District schools. Location:  Kent Ave, Torrance, 90505 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Siz...
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By Kimberly Jones, REALTOR, E-PRO
(HomeSmart Professionals)
The 14th Annual South Bay Conference for Women I wanted to share an event that would benefit many people in the community on April 13th, 2012. Enjoy a day for YOU! Reinvent, Inspire, Engage, and Reflect. Walk out a new person full of energy and a fresh dose of motivation. Share this special day with your favorite women. Learn how to appreciate YOUR uniqueness, qualities and gifts all over again. I Hope to see you there! - Kim Jones CostLocationAdditional Info Adults $115 / Students $75 Torrance Marriott South Bay3635 Fashion Way Torrance, CA View map » SponsorPhoneContact nameContact emailWebsite Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Women In Business 310-880-5548 Lisa N. Machii Lisa@LisaMachii.com http://www.mbwib.com/
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Torrance CA Home Sales Update The Torrance average home selling price was down by 1% in December '11 when compared to same period a year ago.The average home selling price was $542,963 in Torrance (Torrance proper only - Torrance PO not included) By comparison, average selling price in Torrance was $512,557 in November, $526,543 in October and it was $499,705 in September. This data indicates an upward price trend over last few months. Number of sales was down by 3% after a huge over 40% spike in November.   The average single family home in Torrance sold for $581,725 down 6 % compared with same period a year ago, when it was $618,413 Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM* December 2011 65 $542,963 86 December 2010 85 $548,608 85 *All stats are compiled from the California...
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