Recent Home Sale Shows Just How Hot the Oceanview Market Is

By Keith Kyle2401 Manhattan Ave

There is no question that the real estate market in Manhattan Beach has been on fire since the beginning of 2013.  Record low inventory and intense demand for luxury homes and prime locations has created a building boom not seen in a long while.  Multiple offer situations seem to be the norm and the number of all cash buyers continues to drive this already competitive market.   This continued demand from buyers and builders alike has driven prices upward to record numbers and nowhere is the demand greater than in the sand section.

The most recent example was the walkstreet home located at 2401 Manhattan Ave.  Just a block to the beach and having fantastic corner lot ocean views this home was certainly going to interest both the owner/user looking for a great location and builders seeking the same.  The home was listed at $2,495,000 which is already a huge number for a half lot home but all indications appear that the home had at least 11 offers and sold over $3.0M* which is a staggering number for a home with the limitations that come along with a 1,352 square foot lot.   Any future build will be limited to around a max square footage of 2000 feet.  The last sale of a new construction half lot (not on a walkstreet which certainly adds value) closed at $3.3M at 124 23rd Street.   Over $3.0M for this likely tear down at 2401 Manhattan Ave is a very large number indeed and shows just how far values have come in the past 24 months.

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Location, Location, Location…May Not Be As Much a Factor in This Market

By Keith KyleSand-Section

As a local Manhattan Beach agent, I represent many buyers in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach and have definitely noticed in the current market that the old standard “location, location, location” just doesn’t hold true at the moment.  In most markets buyers tend to be picky and don’t want certain streets, don’t want to be too close to commercial buildings, don’t like busier areas and are happy to wait until something better comes along.  While some of these factors still may be relevant, it’s certainly not the critical factor that it usually is.  Even “locationally challenged” homes seem to have little problem selling for top dollar.

Normally challenging streets such as Rosecrans, Pacific, Valley, Ardmore and Prospect don’t seem to be so “locationally challenged” at the moment.

Recent home sales and the prices they sold for have shown clearly that the demand for homes in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach is so high that people are willing to overlook sub A+ locations to live in the area.  Prices on these somewhat busy streets inlcude 2025 Prospect in Hermosa…a small 2 bedroom cottage for $870,000, 1929 Ava (fronting Ardmore) in Hermosa selling for $2.1M, 548 Marine in Manhattan Beach at $2.65M, 588 Rosecrans at $1,545,000.  All of these numbers would have been unheard of 18 months ago and many of these homes likely would have remained on the market for some time….but not these days.  Buyers should be somewhat cautious and remember that these market conditions won’t be around forever.  Sellers on the other hand likely will not see an opportunity like this again for quite a while and should take full advantage of the incredibly favorable market conditions.

 

 

The Luxury Market in Manhattan Beach is alive and well – 40 Homes Listed at Over $2.0M

By Keith Kyleinterior courtyard

The market in Manhattan Beach continues to be dominated by luxury homes an ever increasing median home prices.  Of the current 68 homes active on the Manhattan Beach MLS, 40 of them are priced at $2,000,000 or higher.   Only 7 of the 68 are priced below $1.0M which makes Manhattan Beach one of the pricier neighborhoods in Southern California.  Over the last 18 months we’ve seen an incredible influx of cash and high net worth buyers enter the market and prices have been driven up quickly.

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Manhattan Beach Sand Section Micro Market Update

By Keith Kylestrand homes

The sand section of Manhattan Beach is the epitome of luxury coastal living with spectacular beachfront “Strand” homes, walkstreet homes with stunning views and all within walking distance from the beach.  Here’s a quick recap of what’s going on in the Manhattan Beach sand section real estate market:

  • Active homes for sale – 14
  • Lowest list price – $1,325,000  –   420 29th Place
  • Highest list price – $9,999,999  –  4108 The Strand
  • Average list price – $3,379,786
  • Average price per square foot   –  $1,219.87
  • Average Days on Market   –  63
  • In escrow – 14
  • Total homes sold in 2014 YTD – 43
  • Average sales price – $3,057,174
  • Average price per square foot – $1,288.95

Plenty of Activity in the local Manhattan Village real estate market

By Keith Kyle

While most areas of Manhattan Beach have seen fewer transactions in 2014 due to the record low inventory, that’s not the case in the micro real estate market of Manhattan Village.  Not only have there been an abundance of recent homes for sale, but many of them are the usually rare “estate homes”.  There are currently 5 homes for sale in this gated community in Manhattan Beach, as well as 4 homes currently in escrow.  Prices in Manhattan Beach’s only gated community have been on the rise for the past 18 months, especially when dealing with the larger floorplan townhomes.  See below for details on the current homes for sale in Manhattan Village.

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Current Manhattan Village Homes for Sale*


**Each home may be listed by different realtors. Please be aware that we are not the listing agents on the above properties and are providing this information as a service to our clients and visitors.

Manhattan Beach Real Estate Market Snapshot – May 2014

By Keith Kyle

Manhattan Beach real estate….by the numbers

May marks the 5th straight month with an increase in available homes for sale in Manhattan Beach with 65 current MLS listings as of May 5th, 2014.  See information below on the current market trends including current MLS listings, recent sales, pending home sales and home prices in this luxury coastal community in Southern California.

Active Homes for Sale:  Current Median Home Price $2,050,000

Active Homes for Sale – 65 homes
List Price DOM BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt
Min 557,000 3 2 1.00 1921 812 1,350
Max 7,999,900 370 7 7.00 2014 10,001 15,001
Avg 2,618,445 37 4 3.80 1984 2,990 5,227

Pending and Backup

Homes Currently in Escrow with Pending or Backup Status – 48 Homes
List Price ADOM Selling Price BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt
Min 905,000 1 1.00 1935 765 1,351
Max 12,875,000 355 6 7.00 2014 7,900 13,506
Avg 2,167,730 49 4 3.44 1980 2,799 5,025

Closed Home Sales in Past 30 Days (April 5th to May 4th)

47 Homes Sold/Closed Escrow 4/5 – 5/4
Single Family Residence – 44 total SFRs sold
List Price ADOM Selling Price BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt
Min 990,000 950,000 1 1.00 1925 699 1,286
Max 8,950,000 204 8,100,000 6 10.00 2014 8,500 14,368
Avg 2,235,316 38 2,166,045 4 3.20 1972 2,653 4,993
 Townhomes and Condos – 3 Total Sales
List Price ADOM Selling Price BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt
Min 1,299,000 8 1,450,000 2 3.00 1982 1,608 2,698
Max 2,299,000 33 2,100,000 3 4.00 2007 2,050 3,359
Avg 1,692,333 18 1,701,667 3 3.33 1992 1,878 2,921
All Home Sales – 47 Sold Homes
List Price ADOM Selling Price BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt
Min 990,000 950,000 1 1.00 1925 699 1,286
Max 8,950,000 204 8,100,000 6 10.00 2014 8,500 14,368
Avg 2,200,657 37 2,136,404 3 3.21 1974 2,604 4,860

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