Torrance, CA Real Estate News

By Kimberly Jones, REALTOR, E-PRO
(HomeSmart Professionals)
Turkey Trot Fun Run | Food Drive Torrance, California | Family-Friends Join us? Thurs, November 25, 2010 @ 8:00 AM:http://bit.ly/9PPnCO Sam's Club2601 Skypark Dr   Torrance, CA   The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites everyone to participate in the 31st Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run. This three-mile run will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25, 2010. After the race, there will be a spectacular drawing for mountain bikes, dinners-for-two and many other outstanding prizes. In conjunction with this event, the City of Torrance is also sponsoring a food drive and invites runners and spectators to bring a can of food that morning to be distributed to people in need throughout the South Bay. For more informa...
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By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
Opportunities abound in the Torrance real estate market with a recent increase in both bank owned homes and short sales.  The current foreclosure market offers buyers some very nice opportunities whether buying as a primary residence or looking for investment and income property.  View the current bank owned homes and REOs as of November 10th 2010.  To view the current Torrance short sale opportunities visit our South Bay foreclosure information site. MLS# Type Address Price  Br/Ba YrBlt Sqft Lot Size S10117591 CONDO/A 24220 Western AV #K  $              269,900 2/2.00 1976 994 2548 S10117933 CONDO/A 3616 Newton ST   $              351,000 2/2.00 1974 1238 1525 10490175 TWNHS/ 23004 VERMONT AV   $              274,900 3/1.50 1973 1113   S10116457 TWNHS/A 2027 Artesia BL #E  $           ...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
  The Torrance real estate average sales price was lower in October 2010 by less than 1 percent, compared to same period a year ago. New Torrance average home price was $555,494.  We have experienced another big drop in sales volume.  The  number of sales was down by 33%.  It also took longer to sell a house in Torrance.  Average DOM - days on themarket - wa 68 compared to 46 days a year ago.   Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM October 2010 68  $555,494 68  October 2009 94  $559,047 46 *All stats are compiled from the Multi Regional  Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If you'd like to find out what your Torrance home is worth in today's market, contact Krystyna Baty - Torrance Realtor - at (310)918-5027 today!  Your Torrance h...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Buying a condo or a townhouse is often a first important step to home ownership.   Condo prices in Torrance real estate and South Bay area declined more than single family homes.  This creates an opportunity for first time Torrance home buyers to buy a piece of real estate and perhaps, later in a few years, move up and purchase a single family home. Buying a condo or a townhome in Torrance is also popular with homeowners who want to downsize to a smaller property with less maintanance. Currently there are 76 condos and townhomes listed for sale in Torrance.  Prices range from $149,900 to $849,000.  Some of those condos are for 55+ seniors only.  If you're interested in living in a gated Torrance community - there is a very nice selection of beautiful, upscale condo or townhome gated com...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Torrance real estate is one of the most desirable and sought after.  Enjoy coastal living, the sun and the ocean!  This unbeatable charm combined with award winning schools make Torrance real estate a very attractive choice of both families and investors. Whether you're interested in a starter home or condo or an ocean front property, as the local professional, I will quide you through the process of buying and successfully closing the transaction: Some of the services and benefits we offer you are: 1. Acting as a comprehensive guide and counselor to help you through the numerous steps involved in the purchasing process and answer questions knowledgeably, making the whole process smoother.  This includes helping you get best possible financing.  2. Allowing you to the detailed inforcust...
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By Alan Glasband
(Glasband Real Estate- Keller Williams South Bay)
Thanks for stopping by my "Old Torrance Rentals" page. These are either homes or rooms for rent. I'll specify which on here. Please utilize this information to find the best rental you can!! Let me know if I can be of service to you, your family, or a friend! If you find this information useful please refer a friend to me. Thanks again.$1475/mo 1746 Grammercy Ave: Townhouse Style:1 year old, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom, with amenities. Call Joe at 310-328-2548 for more Information and an appointment to view it. $2500/mo 1900 Cabrillo Ave: House:2 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom with attached garage: this place is GREAT! two stories, the master bedroom has two walk-in closets, beautiful fireplace, great kitchen, very large patio area which makes for an excellent house for hosting parties or entertaining...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
 The Torrance average sales price dropped by 2.1% in September 2010 compared to same period a year ago, bringing the average price to $562,040. The  number of sales was down from 87 to 72 sales. Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM September 2010 72  $562,040 52  September 2009 87  $574,282 59 *All stats are compiled from the Multi Regional  Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Are you considering buying a home in Torrance or South Bay?  It's great time to buy!  Prices have come down and interest rates are very low, around 4%, which increases your purchasing power. Call me at (310)918-5027 to get qualified and to discuss your options!  Initial consultation is Free! If you're intereted in the value of your home or would like to recei...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Today's buyers are looking for a "deal".  There are a lot of great buys in Torrance and the South Bay area today.  Lower prices combined with very low interest rates, make this a great time to buy!  I compiled a list of Torrance bank owned homes - REOs below - as of today Sep 30, 2010 - there are 14 bank owned homes in Torrance (small percentage of the Torrance real estate market).  There are seven single family homes and seven condos/townhomes.  Let me know if you any of those homes interest you and I'll be glad to answer any questions you might have or will arrange a private showing of any of those Torrance homes, or you may SEARCH FREE MLS in the privacy of your home! Call me at (310)918-5027 today!  I'll be glad to help you find your new home in the Torrance & South Bay area!  
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Everyone knows some neighborhoods are more popular than others.  They have the wow factor working for them in obvious ways such as superior schools and locations.  On the other hand, sometimes a neighborhood's popularity is judged in less tangible ways.  The hip and cool factor is more difficult to measure, but buyers pick up on it right away.    Maybe it is the Prius lined driveways, high tech baby strollers or the evolution of the 1950s ranch home into the green abodes of the 21st century that makes young home buyers say, "This is the where we want to live."  Whatever it is it is working well.   Perhaps it is simply "Popular Personality Syndrome" the it factor that makes others want to join the in crowd.  Maybe it is the sense of belonging or a good match.  Whether we can define it or...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
We have seen a steady upswing in the number of short sales in Torrance and the South Bay area over the last few months, while the number of Torrance foreclosures/bank owned has come down. Buying  a short sale can be challending, to say the least, but a buyer may be rewarded with a great deal!  Please call or email me for a Free Short Sale Guide.   Currently there are 43 active short sales in Torrance.  Here is the breakdown by area: Walteria - 2 Central Torrance - 8 South East Torrance - 8 Hollywood Riviera - 3 South Torrance - 1 Southwood - 4 West Torrance - 4 North Torrance - 8 Old Torrance - 5 For a current Free list of Torrance short sales or Torrance foreclosures, please call Krystyna at (310)918-5027 or via email info@ISellSouthBay.com.  
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Well, I was looking at a blog I wrote in 2008 showing times to buy prior to the Economy Collapsing and I may as well say.. Not even all the bad press is sending Buyers for my commercial property, residential fixers and Income Property away right now. I am getting offers and mulitple offers on all my listings in a variety of nieghborhoods. Mostly all cash offers and all those who were saving their cash are now starting to buy. Why, well take a look at the Calif. Association of Realtors Economic Figures and you will see why. Highlights of C.A.R.'s resale housing figures for August 2010: C.A.R.'s Unsold Inventory Index for existing, single-family detached homes in August 2010 rose to 6.1 months compared with 4.6 months in August 2009. The index indicates the number of months needed to depl...
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By Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating
(Beth Lester Designs)
"Fall is in the air."  Don't you feel it?  Indeed, with the cooler weather and the start of school, it feels like time for a fresh start, so I wanted to share a few ideas with you on how you might freshen up your home for this season by switching things up.   Williams Sonoma Home One spring a few years ago, I found a lovely satin comforter on sale and did something that felt very extravagant at the time.  I bought new bedding, even though I already had a nice comforter on my bed.   That was the first year I changed out my bedding for the season.  I removed my heavy "winter" comforter and replaced it with my lovely new satiny topper.  In the fall, I switched it back again.  Such a small thing, but it gave me great joy.   Although I put out a few "fall" decorations, I'm not one to go heav...
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By Alan Glasband
(Glasband Real Estate- Keller Williams South Bay)
Hi there folks, My wife, baby and I take our evening stroll daiiy and I've compiled a few places for rent in our immediate neighborhood of Old Torrance between Cabrillo Ave, Del Amo Blvd, Arlington Ave and Carson St. (occasionally across the street from Torrance High on Martina St. as well). 90501 zip code. if you're looking to move into the area, these are great places to rent and one of the best school districts in the state, definitely the city of Los Angeles.   1746 Grammercy Ave: 1 bedroom 1 bathroom, 310-328-2548 1900 Cabrillo Ave: 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom: this place is GREAT! two stories, the master bedroom has two walk-in closets, beautiful fireplace, great kitchen, excellent house for hosting parties or entertaining. Call Mario at 310-373-7278 2436 Cabrillo Ave: 3 bedroom 1 ba...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
There are 25 homes listed for sale in Walteria. 24 homes are single family, but there is a condo for sale in Walteria - quite rare opportunity.  It's a 2 bd condo listed at $399,000 - affordable chance to get into this prestigious neighborhood. Four homes are listed under $600,000, seven in the range of $600,000 -$700,000, two homes are listed between $700,000 - $800,000, and 11 are over $800,000  Torrance Walteria homes for sale Walteria Real Estate South Bay California Real Estate Please contact Krystyna at (310)918-5027 if you're interested in buying or selling in Torrance or the South Bay area.  I'm here to help you!  
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By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
With short sales probably being the best way to find "deals" in the South Bay and Torrance, many home buyers simply don't want to put up with the delays and unknowns that go along with buying a short sale home.  Although often not priced quite as aggressively REOs or bank owned homesare possibly the next best thing as the lenders have gone through the foreclosure process, own the home outright, and are generally willing to sell for the list price, without the endless levels of beaurocracy involved.  Torrance offers an abundance of these bank owned homes with some in great condition and move in ready while others need some work but the prices are often below market value regardless. Below are the bank owned homes as of September 13th 2010. MLS# Type   Address  Price  Br/Ba Year Sq Ft Lot...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Senior Condo in Torrance The web address for this property is: http://isellsouthbay.com/listnow/property/966a3883-4f97-474a-94f3-a88718a012b8.html Location: 23014 Nadine Cir, Torrance, California 90505 Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2.00 Square Feet: 1133.0 Price: $419,000 Description: This New Horizons 1-story condo ?bungalow? is located in the quiet inner circle, steps to the golf course and close to the main clubhouse, of this lushly landscaped complex. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus den, with two patios, attic storage & garage parking. The den can be used as an office or formal dining room. The kitchen has recent upgrades and the refrigerator, washer & dryer are included. Fresh paint and new plush carpeting throughout. Amenities include: the main clubhouse with library, billia...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
 The Torrance average sales price went up slightly August 2010 compared to same period a year ago, bringing the average price to $506,641. The  number of sales was down by 7.9%. Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM August 2010 105  $506,641 53  August 2009 114  $505,345 67 *All stats are compiled from the Multi Regional  Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Wondering what your home is worth in today's market?  Please call me at (310)918-5027 for a Free home evaluation. Interest rates are historically low - if you want to take advantage of those low rates and buy a home in Torrance or the South Bay area, call or e-mail me. 
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By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
One of the most highly sought after Torrance neighborhoods is the pocket known as Southwood.  Great schools, tree lined streets, and a very pleasant neighborhood feel are just a few of the reasons the area has remained a high demand real estate market.  See below for the current listings and see the bottom chart for all of the single family homes that have sold in Southwood since July 2010.  Click here to view an updated list of current homes for sale in Southwood.  See below for sales activity including homes in escrow and recently sold homes in the Torrance neighborhood of Southwood. Status   Address  Price  Br/Ba Year Sqft Lot Size P 3914 Cathann ST   $        540,000 3/2.00 1956 1162 5300 P 5000 Jacques ST   $        599,000 2/2.00 1955 1175 5400 P 21818 Ladeene AV   $        649,00...
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By Alan Glasband
(Glasband Real Estate- Keller Williams South Bay)
Here are a few events that are noteworthy, complete with their locations and times. Please forward to a friend! Wednesday, Aug 25th: KGCCL (by the court house) 7pm Meet the Author-Rebecca K. O'Connor- Author, animal trainer, and conservationalist. O'Connor will discuss her book Lift. Saturday, Aug 28th 10am (Arlington) Craft A Greeting Card- Stampin up demonstrator Judy Kubota will guide participanhts in making a birthday card or a quick thank you note. Materials will be be supplied. Class size is limited and pre-regiustration is reaqure.
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By Alan Glasband
(Glasband Real Estate- Keller Williams South Bay)
If you, like me, like to read and you would LIKE to save money. Go to the local library, get a library card and ENJOY!!!! The Torrance library, Katy Gessert Civic Center Library (KGCCL), located right on Torrance Blvd next to the City Hall, is a beautiful, clean, two story testament to the committment to community that our town has. I have a list of  wants on my want to buy book list and just remembered, why not go to the library and check out these books then take them back when I'm done?? I am constantly trying to get rid of books I've purchased and what better way than to NOT BUY THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!! The library is also a hub of activity for a community. There are six libraries located in, and around, Torrance. Pretty good for a pretty small community. We can find out about loca...
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