Redondo Beach CA New Listings and Open Houses Week of 4.15.2013

The good news. New inventory is coming on the market with a greater frequency than earlier this year. The bad news. New listings are getting multiple offers over the asking price within hours of being active in the MLS.

There were 11 new listings in North Redondo Beach 90278 the week of April 15th. Six were attached townhomes, the balance Single Family Houses (SFR). MLS Area 152 remains the most active with 6 new listings. For those keeping score, South Redondo Beach had 13 new listings, Manhattan Beach 16, and Hermosa Beach 6 homes (all over $1M).

Two weeks ago, the 4 bedroom detached 2 on a lots dominated the new listings in North Redondo Beach. This week it's the attached 3 on a lot townhomes in 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans and shared and common driveways. Prices are all over the place and it will be curious to see what price some of the 3 on a lots townhomes sell for. In general, the new normal is to start at about $360 sq ft for somewhat dated properties.

I previewed a number of homes on the Brokers Open House Tour on Thursday and most of these are open this weekend (April20-21) as well. Call me for a private viewing, closing cost credits and special buyer programs and offers.

1613 Wollacott Street, Redondo Beach CA, 90278. MLS IN13064395. This is one of the most outstanding Golden Hills Tall & Skinny houses I've ever seen. And, I've seen a lot. The pictures in the MLS do not do it justice at all. It is one of the properties that proves what I always tell my buyer clients: you have to go view properties in person. Do not rely on the online pictures on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin.

Just under 2500 square feet of spacious living with all bedrooms on the same level. In addition there is a spiral staircase from the master bedroom that extends to the kitchen, loft and roof top deck. Light and bright with and open floor plan that boasts views of the mountains and city. Interior arches add to this architectural delight. Upstairs you have a formal dining area, living room with fireplace, and kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. There are 3 bedrooms, 2470 sq ft and it is listed for $882,000.  Listed by RE/MAX Estate Properties.

2607 Grant Ave Unit C, Redondo Beach CA, 90278: MLS SB13068728. Don't be fooled by the address or the power lines. There haven't been many "C" (rear) units for sale recently and this one is in excellent condition, offers a nice backyard, usable terrace, and backs up to a greenbelt that I affectionately call the "North Redondo Beach Strand". Listed by Shorewood Realtors for $629,000.

 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom rear unit townhome with backyard. Gourmet kitchen boasts granite slab counter tops, stainless steel appliances including refrigerator. Elegant master suite offers walk-in closet complete with organizers and luxurious master bathroom featuring jetted spa tub, separate shower and dual sinks. Original owner has improved this special home with maple hardwood flooring, upgraded light fixtures and ceiling fan, custom drapery and window treatments, designer paints and faux finishes. Open living space features vaulted ceilings, skylight, marble fireplace with impressive mantle. Private balcony with stone, perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Backyard patio, grassy area and landscaping.

Please note - MLS states 1712 sq ft, Tax Records show 1607 sq ft.

2015 Graham Ave, Redondo Beach CA, 90278. MLS SB13068929. All I can say about this 5 bedroom, almost 2800 sq ft single family house listed by Shorewood Realtors is "wow".  Move it a few blocks west just across Aviation Blvd into Manhattan Beach and it would sell for more than twice as much. Listed for $1,149,000.

This outstanding single family home welcomes you w/a quaint curb appeal. High quality finishes throughout this very elegant, large family home. 2 main floor bedrooms, 1 used as an office. Entry opens to the lovely formal living room featuring vaulted ceilings. Dining room is made even more formal w/elegant white wainscoting mirrored in the tray ceiling. Large, open kitchen showcases a 6 burner Viking range, JennAir french door fridge & JennAir dishwsher. Center island has pot drawers & the custom cabinetry features deep drawers, pull out rack storage & more. The kitchen is open to the family room, which is wired with in-ceiling speakers, steps down/out to the landscaped and private backyard. The upper level finds 3 bedrooms, each with ceiling fans & large closets. Laundry room is conveniently located on main bedroom level. Master features a walk in closet, spa tub with jets, dual shower heads & rain shower, & built-in hamper. High quality finishes throughout this very elegant, large family home. Crown molding, recessed lighting, storage closets & more. Pull through the controlled access driveway to the 2 car garage + bonus extra, secure parking.