September 2017 Home Sales in the Hollywood Riviera and South Bay

September was another busy month in South Bay Real estate with a strong number of home sales along with some impressve prices.  Median home prices in the Hollywood Riviera cities of Redondo Beach and Torrance were again impressive.    Redondo Beach saw 86 home sales with a median price of $1,021,000 and Torrance 126 property sales with a median home price of just under $730,000.  There were 14 home sales in the Hollywood Riviera in September at a median price of $1,262,000.  To see all of the homes sold in the South Bay in September visit our recent home sales page.

City Homes Sold September 2017 Median September 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 55 $511,000 $462,000 10.5%
El Segundo 9 $1,130,000 $840,000 34.5%
Gardena 48 $475,000 $444,000 7.1%
Harbor City 22 $553,000 $465,000 19%
Hawthorne 46 $595,000 $558,000 6.6%
HermosaBeach 12 $2,150,000 $1,449,000 48.4%
Lawndale 15 $490,000 $479,000 2.3%
Lomita 12 $576,000 $593,000 -2.9%
Long Beach 326 $520,000 $478,000 8.8%
Manhattan Beach 38 $1,877,000 $2,200,000 -14.7%
Marina Del Rey 24 $933,000 $900,000 3.7%
Palos Verdes Estates 43 $1,600,000 $1,4023,000 14.1%
Playa Del Rey 17 $753,000 $538,000 39.9%
Rancho Palos Verdes 52 $1,250,000 $1,035,000 20.8%
Redondo Beach 86 $1,021,000 $1,035,000 20.8%
San Pedro 71 $558,000 $534,000 4.7%
Torrance 126 $728,000 $648,000 12.4%
Westchester 25 $1,140,000 $890,000 15.2%

Community Spotlight – Village Palos Verdes

For many, an oceanview home in the Hollywood Riviera is unaffordable.  One option may be Village Palos Verdes located just south of Palos Verdes drive.  Not only do many of the townhomes have great ocean views but the location is ideal with the community just a short walk to Torrance beach and Paseo De La Playa.  The complex consists of approximately 180 units with current HOA (as of 8/17) around $480 a month.  The street addresses for the homes in Village Palos Verdes are either Calle Mayor, Calle Miramar, Camino De Las Colinas or Palos Verdes Blvd (see map below).

The homes are a combination of 2 and 3 bedrooms generally on 3 levels ranging between 1350 square feet and 1905 square feet. All have attached garages.  The townhomes were built between 1974 and 1978 with some still having a fairly original feel and some being extensively remodeled.  The community offers a pool and spa and is ideally located just a few blocks from the beach.  Click here to see the current homes for sale in the Hollywood Riviera and Village Palos Verdes.  For many years the concern about the community had been the large special assessment needed to update and renovate the exteriors from the original wood siding.  Those changes took place several years ago and the community now has a wonderful look and feel.

Multiple Homes for Sale on Camino De Encanto…..Walking Distance to the Beach

By Keith Kyle

It’s not often that we see homes come on the market in the lower Hollywood Riviera neighborhood that’s west of Palos Verdes Blvd.  Occassionally we see a home or two and more often than not, there is nothing on the market in this area.  What makes this part of the Hollywood Riviera so great is that it’s walking distance to Torrance Beach and not far from the downtown shopping and dining area of Riviera Village.

That certainly couldn’t be further from the case at the moment as there are 4 homes for sale on Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera.

There are current 4 homes on the market and all are within a 1/2 block.  This is pretty unheard of an probably not ideal for any of the homes as when buyers have options….they want to negotiate.  Contact us for more information or visit our Hollywood Riviera homes for sale page to view all of the current lisitngs.

Hollywood Riviera for the Holidays – the Anual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll

If you are looking for a great way to kick off the holidays in Redondo Beach the Riviera Village holiday stroll may be just the ticket.  Enjoy a great community asmosphere, carolers, sleigh rides, tasty treat, Santa of course, and even some snow.

The annual Holiday Stroll kicks off at 5 p.m. A parade featuring marching bands from local schools and that jolly guy in the red suit, Santa Claus, at the corner of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I. With over 300 fashionable boutiques offering a wide variety of unique gift ideas, Riviera Village is the destination of choice for discerning shoppers. The Village takes on a cheerful holiday atmosphere with lights, decorations and festive music for your enjoyment as you stroll along the avenues admiring the festooned store fronts.

 

Just Listed in Redondo Beach – 2209 Nelson #A

This better than new coastal craftsman is as beautiful on the inside as the outside2209-nelson-redondo-beach and dramatically different than the standard Redondo townhome.  From the moment you see 2209 Nelson in Redondo Beach you’ll realize that this is unlike anything on the market.  Entering the home, you’ll be struck by the bright and open floorplan and attention to details. From the nine foot high ceilings,  6″ oak flooring to the El Dorado stone fireplace to the wainscoting and custom colors this home is designer perfect.  The lower level features a bright and open floorplan for today’s lifestyle and perfectly blends beach casual with modern luxury.  Ideal for entertaining the home features an open kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, Merillat maple cabinetry, center island and breakfast bar.  The kitchen opens to both the dining area and the spacious living 2209-nelson-living-room-entryroom.  Direct access to the private backyard and patio is ideal for indoor outdoor living.

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more information.

Head upstairs to 3 beautiful  bedrooms plus the incredible master suite.  All bedrooms offer plantation shutters, vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, and all enjoy an abundance of natural light.  The master suite is a stunning retreat bathed in natural light, with vaulted ceilings, beautiful stone fireplace, private sitting area, balcony, and walk in closet.  The spacious master bath offers separate jacuzzi tub and shower, dual vanities, marble countertops and travertine flooring.  This beautiful home is a rare find in today’s market of cookie cutter homes.  View the 2209 Nelson photo gallery or visit the virtual tour.  Visit Redondo Beach real estate to view other homes in Redondo Beach and see how they compare.

  • $1,195,000
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms
  • Fully detached – feels like a single family home
  • Private patio and yard
  • 2,350 square feet (approx – buyer to verify)
  • Craftsman Style
  • Decorator perfect interior
  • Open Layout
  • Traditional floorplan

 

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Visit the charm of Riviera Village in Redondo Beach

Riviera-Village

If you’re looking for a classic beach downtown area  take a trip to the charming Riviera Village in South Redondo Beach.

The Riviera Village features great locally owned shops and restaurants, a very pedestrian friendly feel and sits just a few blocks from the beach.  It has a distinct retro feel of beach towns of old.  Visit homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera to see the current homes for sale and other community information.

Riviera Village offers a charming collection of over 300 eclectic shops, restaurants and services .   Stroll the tree-lined streets or people-watch at one of the sidewalk cafes. Relax in an open environment where Redondo Beach sea breezes keep your shopping and dining cool. 

Redondo Beach Riviera VillageFarmers Market, Fridays 3 to 7 pm 

The Riviera Village Farmers Market is a great spot to pick up everything you need for a great picnic at the beach, Saturday night dinner with friends, or relaxing Sunday brunch.  Friday farmer’s market has loads of fresh produce, fruit, and a wide selection of prepared foods, including olive oils, jams and jellies, and snacks.   Grab some local food and head to the beach for a sunset picnic.

Third Thursdays

Enjoy shopping after dinner as selected stores stay open late on the third Thursday of every month. Live music and a drawing for Village gift baskets add to the fun.

Big Home Sales Numbers in Torrance and Redondo for June 2016

By Keith Kyle4818 Reese Road

The numbers are in and June 2016 was a big month in terms of both the number of homes sold and the prices.  Home prices were up year over year in every South Bay city other than Manhattan Beach.

12 homes sold in the Hollywood Riviera for June with a median home price of $1,177,000

Torrance CA posted some very big numbers.  141 homes and properties sold in June at a very respectable median price of $640,000 which is higher than normal.  To see the homes sold in Redondo Beach for June 2016 view our recent sales information.

City Homes
Sold
June
2016 Median
June
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 63 $450,000 $425,000 5.8%
El Segundo 17 $1,121,000 $888,000 26.2%
Gardena 47 $430,000 $399,000 7.8%
Harbor City 18 $547,000 $360,000 51.9%
Hawthorne 37 $624,000 $539,000 15.7%
Hermosa Beach 24 $1,248,000 $1,230,000 3.6%
Lawndale 13 $519,000 $450,000 15.2%
Lomita 16 $555,000 $530,000 4.7%
Long Beach 408 $470,000 $450,000 4.4%
Manhattan Beach 40 $1,962,000 $2,400,000 -18.25%
Marina Del Rey 32 $900,000 $810,000 11.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 39 $1,533,000 $1,500,000 2.2%
Playa Del Rey 22 $603,000 $610,000 -1.2%
Rancho Palos Verdes 75 $1,200,000 $1,110,000 8.2%
Redondo Beach 99 $950,000 $870,000 9.2%
San Pedro 79 $500,000 $472,000 6%
Torrance 141 $640,000 $597,000 7.2%
Westchester 44 $1,050,000 $923,000 13.8%

Torrance and Redondo See Huge Home Sale Numbers for June 2016

By Keith KyleHollywoo Riviera Paseo De La Playa

The numbers are in and June 2016 was a big month in terms of both the number of homes sold and the prices.  Home prices were up year over year in every South Bay city other than Manhattan Beach which was a bit of an anomaly.  Both Redondo Beach and Torrance saw big numbers with 106 home sales in Redondo at a median price of $950,000 while Torrance saw a whopping 163 home sales at a median price of $635,000.  To see the homes sold in Torrance and Redondo for June 2016 view our recent sales information.

City Homes
Sold
June
2016 Median
June
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 63 $450,000 $425,000 5.8%
El Segundo 20 $1,135,500 $888,000 27.8%
Gardena 47 $430,000 $399,000 7.8%
Harbor City 18 $547,000 $360,000 51.9%
Hawthorne 37 $624,000 $539,000 15.7%
Hermosa Beach 24 $1,248,000 $1,230,000 3.6%
Lawndale 13 $519,000 $450,000 15.2%
Lomita 16 $555,000 $530,000 4.7%
Long Beach 408 $470,000 $450,000 4.4%
Manhattan Beach 42 $1,865,000 $2,400,000 -22.3%
Marina Del Rey 32 $900,000 $810,000 11.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 39 $1,533,000 $1,500,000 2.2%
Playa Del Rey 22 $603,000 $610,000 -1.2%
Rancho Palos Verdes 75 $1,200,000 $1,110,000 8.2%
Redondo Beach 106 $950,000 $870,000 9.2%
San Pedro 79 $500,000 $472,000 6%
Torrance 163 $635,000 $597,000 6.3%
Westchester 44 $1,050,000 $923,000 13.8%