Homes for Sale in North Redondo Beach: Why Haven't these Listings Sold?

With so many buyers lamenting the "lack of inventory", I'm always rather surprised when some listings that are priced right and offer good value haven't sold. There's a few of those out there now.

Views as far as the eye can see in North Redondo Beach
The first one on my list today is a very Tall and Skinny SFR located at 1605 Ripley Ave just north of 190th in North Redondo 90278. It initially came out at $1,189,000 and has been subsequently reduced to $1,089,000. The property is a 2146 square foot 4 bedroom single family house on an almost 3000 square foot lot. But unlike most other North Redondo Beach homes, this one has views, views, and views including PV, downtown LA and the ocean which is extremely rare for the neighborhood. The house borders Hermosa Beach and if it was moved just across the border it would be getting multiple offers and a bidding war at this price. It's on a private cul-de-sac and is within (reasonable) walking distance of the beach although getting back up that hill is a lot easier than heading down.

The house was built in 2001 but has recently had a number of updates including paint, refinished wood floors, new front door, new carpet and more. There's a huge gourmet kitchen with a center island and granite countertops. Throw in the usual vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, skylights, etc.

The next one on my list isn't quite as sleek and sexy but I think 1736 Spreckels Lane  is a good value at the MLS list price of $779,000 Two reasons why: Golden Hills and SFR. I'm seeing resale 3 on a  lot townhomes creep into this price range now this has the added benefit of move in ready AND Jefferson Elementary. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and the house is 1558 sq ft on your standard 2500 sq ft Golden Hills lot.

The property was recently updated with a new kitchen and the wall was opened up for a more contemporary feel. Admittedly this floorplan is somewhat dated (even though I've always liked it). The drawbacks are that there is only one bath upstairs and there isn't much room to expand or remodel it. On the other hand there are 3 bedrooms upstairs and a small space for a home office. Plus a deck over the (1 car) garage.

C'mon buyers, it's time to think out of the box and not follow the crowd. These are 2 great listings!