Coastal Elegance at 516 4th Street in Manhattan Beach

By Keith Kyle516 4th Street Manhattan Beach

One of the homes currently on the market (as of July 8th, 2016) that we really like is located at 516 4th Street in the Manhattan Beach sand section.  While not on a walkstreet the home sits on a quiet street and has the look and feel of a walkstreet location.  The home offers a coastal plantation style with a large front yard and patio offering a great mix of indoor/outdoor living.

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Is Liberty Village – Manhattan Beach – Ready for $3.0M Homes?

By Keith Kyle

1631 19th Street sold at $2.725M

1631 19th Street sold at $2.725M

Liberty Village is a small area of East Manhattan Beach with primarily smaller, original homes built in the 1940s and 1950s.  This had always been the least expensive area or Manhattan and homes were often owned by engineers from nearby TRW (now Northrop Grumman).  Well times have changed and with lot values now over $1,000,000 even Liberty Village is a viable option for some big money buyers in Manhattan Beach priced out of the other areas.

Although still made up primarily of original homes, many of which have been extensively remodeled by owners or flippers, the area has seen a definite increase in new construction as builders have seen a much higher likelihood of yielding significant profits.  Lately numbers have skyrocketed and we’ve inched closer to the $3.0M mark which would have seemed unthinkable a year ago.

The highest sale was at 1631 19th Street which closed at $2,725,000 in June of 2015.

1304 Lynngrove Currently Listed at $2.99M

1304 Lynngrove Currently Listed at $2.99M

The listing at 1304 Lynngrove initially took that high water mark and then some.  Originally listed in February of 2015 for just under $3.2M the home has had a number of price reductions and is now listed at $2,999,900 which is still a huge number for Liberty Village.   It will be interesting to keep an eye on the ultimate sales price of this new construction home on a 5300 foot lot as it will likely set the bar for any and all upcoming new construction homes in the area.

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Bucking the trend there’s no shortage of oceanfront home for sale in Manhattan Beach

By Keith KyleManhattan-Strand-Homes

When it comes to the best in Southern California coastal lifestyle, it doesn’t get any better than life on The Strand in Manhattan Beach.  Manhattan Beach’s beach front address offers some of the most sought after, and valuable properties in California.  Prices along this oceanfront stretch have skyrocketed in the past few years as more luxury and high end buyers have determined that Manhattan Beach is the place to own and live.  Builders, pro athletes, entertainers and other big money players have snapped up everything from luxurious new construction to fixers and tear downs.  That trend may be slowing, however, as the number of homes available continues to increase while the current listings often take longer to sell.

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Huge Ocean Views at 116 25th St. in Manhattan Beach

Ocean views abound in this fantastic luxury walkstreet home just feet from the beach. With almost 5000 feet this 116-25th-Street-Manhattan-Beachhome enjoys stunning views in a luxury setting with 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 baths.

ML#: SB15057136
List Price: $9,800,000
Price Per Sqft: $1,960.00
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Bedrooms: 5
Bath: 4.5
Sqft (Src): 5,000

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And Then There Were 50 – Housing Inventory Slowly Rising in Manhattan Beach

By Keith Kyle432 23rd place

Although many listings are still selling the moment they hit the market, often over asking with multiple offers, the good news for buyers is that inventory is slowly creeping upward.  As of March 12th there are 52 homes for sale in Manhattan Beach.  While that’s 25% of the high point a few years back, it’s still twice the number of homes for sale just 45 days ago.  Currently the least expensive home in Manhattan Beach is listed at $895,000 for a court home in Manhattan Village.  The most expensive home currently on the market is and oceanfront home on The Strand listed for just under $14,000,000.  The average listing price in Manhattan Beach is currently $3,573,000.

MLS Home Type   Address  List Price  Bed/Bath Age Sq Feet
SB15003321 SFR/D 225 36th ST  $ 1,549,000.00 1/1,0,0,0 1933/ASR 728/A
SB15043119 SFR/D 212 40th ST  $ 1,995,000.00 3/2,0,0,0 1929/ASR 1518/A
SB15041122 TWNHS/D 3105 Vista DR  $ ,300,000.00 3/3,0,1,0 2003/ASR 2406/A
SB15037432 SFR/D 2216 Grandview AV  $ 2,349,000.00 2/1,0,0,0 1948/ASR 846/A
SB15047443 SFR/D 464 35th ST  $ 2,599,000.00 3/2,1,0,0 1988/ASR 3100/A
SB14241757 TWNHS/A 229 Rosecrans PL  $ 2,699,000.00 3/3,0,1,0 2014/BLD 2200/E
PV15045681 SFR/D 2804 Highland AV  $ 2,749,000.00 3/3,0,1,0 2003/ASR 2398/A
SB15013335 TWNHS/A 3215 Vista DR  $2,880,000.00 3/3,0,1,0 2014/BLD 2400/E
SB15048966 SFR/D 472 28th ST  $2,900,000.00 4/3,0,1,0 1988/EST 2586/A
SB15029488 SFR/D 541 4th ST  $ 3,989,000.00 4/3,0,1,0 1990/ASR 3596/A
SB15035149 TWNHS/A 3300 Ocean DR  $ 4,249,000.00 3/3,0,1,0 1992/ASR 2000/A
SB15052080 SFR/D 340 7th ST  $ 4,599,000.00 5/3,0,2,0 1988/ASR 3852/A
SB13078507 SFR/D 416 8th ST  $ 4,799,000.00 5/4,0,1,0 2014/EST 4200/E
SB15040562 SFR/D 121 35th ST  $ 4,999,999 4/4,0,0,0 1937/ASR 3546/A
SB15024360 SFR/A 501 Manhattan AV  $ 5,999,999 4/3,0,1,0 1948/ASR 2288/A
SB15043267 SFR/D 3421 Manhattan AV  $ 7,250,000 4/4,0,0,0 2002/ASR 4200/E
SB15047232 SFR/D 235 4th ST  $ 10,000,000 3/1,0,0,0 1924/ASR 1216
SB15052322 SFR/D 229 4th ST  $ 10,000,000 3/2,0,0,0 1920/ASR 1736/A
SB14139027 SFR/D 1140 The Strand  $ 13,999,000 5/4,0,0,0 1957/ASR 2808/A
SB15046398 SFR/D 1405 Oak AV  $ 1,249,000 2/1,0,0,0 1952/ASR 794/A
SB15052111 SFR/D 2209 Oak AV  $ 1,385,000 3/2,0,0,0 1948/ASR 1175/A
SB15031614 SFR/D 7 Laurel  $ 1,725,000 4/2,0,1,0 1976/ASR 2324/A
SB15051487 SFR/D 3528 Maple AV  $ 1,849,000 3/2,0,1,0 1963/ASR 1780/S
SB15020097 SFR/D 1208 Oak AV  $ 1,999,000 5/4,0,0,0 2004/ASR 3122/A
SB15014658 SFR/D 1512 Ardmore AV  $ 1,999,999 2/1,1,0,0 1953/ASR 1032/A
SB15004582 SFR/D 3413 Elm AV  $ 2,199,000 4/3,0,1,0 1981/ASR 3412/AP
PW14258199 SFR/D 3613 Walnut AV  $ 2,499,900 4/4,0,1,0 1988/ASR 3545/T
SB15005912 SFR/D 3525 Walnut AV  $ 2,674,000 5/3,1,0,0 2001/ASR 3509/A
SB15029988 SFR/D 2412 John ST  $ 2,799,000 3/2,0,1,0 2015/ASR 1890/B
SB15028167 SFR/D 620 36th ST  $ 2,935,000 4/4,0,0,0 2002/ASR 3776/A
SB14216358 SFR/D 750 35th ST  $ 3,275,000 5/4,0,1,0 2014/BLD 3714/B
SB14218397 SFR/D 636 12th ST  $ 5,300,000 5/5,0,1,0 2014/BLD 4330/B
SB15050953 SFR/D 835 17th ST  $ 5,799,000 6/5,0,1,0 2006/ASR 5890/A
SB15039938 SFR/D 915 Boundary PL  $ 1,750,000 2/1,0,0,0 1953/ASR 864/A
SB14230617 SFR/D 1007 Pacific AV  $ 6,200,000 5/3,0,2,0 1948/ASR 4200/S
SB15036240 SFR/D 1000 Highview AV  $ 6,499,000 5/2,2,2,0 2001/SLR 5541/A
SB14234309 SFR/D 839 2nd ST  $ 7,100,000 7/6,0,0,0 1947/ASR 6020/S
SB15013611 TWNHS/A 29 Catalina CT  $ 895,000 2/2,0,0,0 1984/ASR 1465/A
SB15010336 TWNHS/A 14 Dover PL  $ 1,435,000 3/2,0,1,0 1987/ASR 2042/A
PW15035682 TWNHS/A 5 Malaga  W  $ 1,449,000 3/2,0,1,0 1984/BLD 2064/B
SB15025842 SFR/D 1551 23rd ST  $ 1,500,000 3/2,0,0,0 1968/ASR 2046/A
SB15034938 SFR/D 1304 Lynngrovee DR  $ 3,199,900 5/5,0,1,0 2015/BLD 3746/B
SB15036473 SFR/D 1321 21st ST  $ 4,499,900 5/5,0,1,0 2015/BLD 5061/B
SB15049184 SFR/A 1160 11th ST  $ 1,299,000 4/2,0,0,0 1949/ASR 1205/A
SB15050764 SFR/D 1727 Curtis AV  $ 1,749,000 3/2,0,1,0 2015/SEE 2172/A
14798245 SFR 1226 10TH ST  $ 1,750,000 5/4,0,0,0 1944 3434
SB15037876 SFR/D 1220 Keats ST  $ 1,800,000 3/1,1,0,0 1953/ASR 1262/A
SB14242203 SFR/D 1127 5th ST  $ 2,195,000 5/3,0,0,0 1947/ASR 2822/A
SB15033654 SFR/D 1521 2nd ST  $ 2,499,000 5/3,0,1,0 2010/SLR 3299/S
SB15052082 SFR/D 1612 5th ST  $ 2,500,000 5/3,1,0,0 1991/APP 4400/AP
SB15034915 SFR/D 1131 6th ST  $ 4,499,900 5/2,3,0,0 2015/BLD 5022/A
PW15038378 SFR/D 1561 Mathews AV  $3,400,000 6/7,0,0,0 2015/BLD 5200/B

Manhattan Beach median home prices continue to climb, experts point to schools – The Beach Reporter: Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach median home prices continue to climb, experts point to schools – The Beach Reporter: Manhattan 128 14th StreetBeach.

This was a recent article from the Beach Reporter regarding the rising home values in Manhattan Beach and some of the reasons for the rapidly increasing prices.

It Pays for Sellers to Have Their Home Perfect and Turn Key

In this incredible market so favorable to sellers it seems that just about every home sells regardless of location and condition.   This doesn’t Fireplace-Sunshine-smallmean, however, that they’re maximum prices.  The most impressive sales have all been homes that have been beautifully presented, updated, and staged.

According to Manhattan Beach realtor Keith Kyle, “While most homes that are priced appropriately are selling, we’ve seen a buyer frenzy around the more turn key homes lately.   Whether the homes are new construction, flipped, or just remodeled and staged, buyers in this market are willing to pay a premium for the “perfect” home.   The reaction by buyers to some of these homes has been incredible and we’ve seen a number of sales with multiple offers selling for way over the asking price…in some cases we’ve seen homes sell for more than $200,000 over list price.  It seems that each time a new listing hits the market that shows like a model home, there are bidding wars and prices that are hard to believe.”

These homes are in incredibly high demand as the number of buyers wanting turn key, and not wanting to do any of the work themselves seems to be on the rise.  Simple things such as fresh paint and carpet, scraping the ceiling, new appliances and recessed lights along with staging can pay huge dividends for sellers.  The costs involved are recouped and then some.