Redondo Beach CA Homes for Sale - New Listings Week of 5-13-2013

The best week for new listings in North Redondo Beach so far this year. Possibly more sellers are willing to sell now that prices have increased substantially or maybe we are just in the height of the traditional busiest season. Either way, it must be a relief for buyers to finally have some choices and most sellers are very pleased to see multiple offers and sell for more than they listed their homes for.

It's ironic, and I wouldn't read too much into this, but over the last month or so, I have seen more of the "herd effect" than usual. By that I mean, no detached 2 on a lots than all of a sudden 3-4 hit the MLS. Or, nothing new in Golden Hills, then you guessed it, a bunch of listings.

This week, the new listing activity seemed to be MLS Area 151 (Villas North) and 4 bedroom townhomes. As I said, don't read too much into it  Here's my take on some of what currently came on the market.

808 Harkness Ln, Redond Beach CA, 90278: MLS SB13090758 listed by South Bay Brokers for $779,000. I had to notice this one having just listed 1105 Harkness Ln right down the block (for $869,000). My listing went into escrow in 10 days (above the asking price). 1105 is 5 years newer.

Both units are similar in that they are detached 2 on a lot townhomes sharing 2 common driveway on a N-S street near Jefferson Elementary School. 808 Harkness is a smaller 3 bedroom Cape Cod that is 2069 sq ft. 1105 Harkness is a much larger Spanish style stucco with a unique floorplan and great mountain and neighborhood views. None the less, there should be a strong market for 808 Harkness as "no shared drievway" townhomes are hard to come by Jefferson is a huge draw. The unit has nice upgrades and is listed in the MLS for about $375 sq ft which is on par with other homes in similar condition and age in the area. Plus it has that great white picket fence!

2017 Belmont Ln Unit B and 2008 Morgan Ln Unit B: MLS SB13090697 and MLS SB13090639. Listed by Keller Williams for $749,000 and $759,000 by one of the top agent teams in the area.

I had to do a double take because these units are so similar in every aspect: attached rear units (though no common living walls), size, location, condition, price, etc. Both are reasonably priced at about $365-375 sq ft which as I have written previously is the "new normal" for North Redondo Beach. Both are 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths and as is always the case with these listing agents, the properties show very well.

1819 Clark Ln Unit A, Redondo Beach CA, 90278: MLS OC13090784. Listed by an out of area broker for $899,950. Considering the condition and size (2582 sq ft) this attached front unit townhome is very reasonably priced at $348 sq ft. Brazilian Cherry wood flooring throughout, with high end Moreno Glass light fixtures in both the formal dining room and dinette. The custom kitchen was redesigned with dual DCS convection ovens, dual stainless steel Kitchen Aid dishwashers, two custom mobile islands with storage below, all in addition to the abundant storage provided by the custom cabinets throughout. The built in wine fridge and Miele range hood completes the modern look with slate flooring and granite countertops, while the custom 10 Foot buffet with Bamboo doors and Absolute Granite also doubles as a serving station for entertaining.

For buyers looking for turn key move in ready townhome this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit will fit the bill.

1933 Gates Ave Unit B, Redondo Beach CA, 90278: MLS SB13090129.  Listed by Pier to Pier Brokers for $949,000. I really like this one. If you know me, you knew I would. It's modern, newer, and a detached townhouse unlike others in the neighborhood. At 2529 (btv) sq ft it's also larger than most other 4 bedrooms. "Solid mahogany hardwood floors, to carefully crafted Ceaserstone countertops, you will appreciate the build quality and high-end materials used throughout. Mahogany doors and six-inch baseboards compliment the flooring, creating a warm, architectural continuity. On the first level is a wonderful, open floor plan space with breakfast bar, dining area and great-room with fireplace. The large chef's kitchen has high-end stainless appliances by KitchenAid, a wine fridge, glass tile backsplash and ceramic tile floors."

So, if it seems most of what I've reviews this week are townhomes, well I am known as the "Redondo Beach Townhouse Guy". Just remember that's not all I do! Here's the complete list of all the new listings this past week in North Redondo Beach. Please note, properties that have fallen out of escrow also appear in the results as new listings.

Ellis Posner - Agent at Shorewood Realtors, Inc