Homes for Sale North Redondo Beach CA | New Listings on Broker's Open

Very Cute SFR MLS Area 152 N Redondo Beach
If your impression is that housing inventory in North Redondo Beach CA may be improving slightly, you may be (slightly) correct. All this is, of course, somewhat relative. If by slightly improving we mean that there are 60 something homes for sale rather than 50, then yes inventory is getting better. But make no mistake, this is still a "seller's market" with less than 90 days of listings on hand.

A few things buyers should be aware of.

First, over 50% of MLS listings that sell the first 15 days on the market in most South Bay neighborhoods will close escrow at or above the asking price. You don't see many properties selling for less than the asking price until they are on the market for 30 days or more.

Second, don't conclude that the list price is what you can buy a similar home for. Many listing agents, including yours truly, price homes low in order to get the maximum number of offers above the list price as quickly as possible.

Here's some properties I saw on this weeks Broker's Open house tour that I really liked.

1606 Harkness Lane (pictured above) is a very cute 3 bedroom 2 bath 1432 SqFt single family house on an almost 3000 sq ft lot located just north of Grant Ave one block east of Aviation. It is priced at $799,950 and in my opinion should sell for more, with multiple offers, rather quickly. The listing agent describes it very well in the MLS description.

Feeling like a private mini estate, this sunny Craftsman-style home has tree top views from every window and is truly a gated retreat. With a unique double frontage lot, the house is surrounded by a large grassy yard w/ fruit trees an interlocking stone patio and a 10’x14’ deck. Exuding charm, the open floor plan has a vaulted, beamed ceiling with skylights, French doors with Juliet balcony, a restored 100-year old wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors, throughout. The European-inspired kitchen opens to the family room and has a stainless steel Jenn-Air French door refrigerator, 6-burner range, Saltillo tiled floor, tumbled stone tile counters w/bar seating for entertaining and meals on the go. The remodeled bathrooms have sleek modern finishes, travertine counter, decorator mirror and subway tiled tub. Add'l improvements: Pottery Barn style lighting fixtures, copper plumbing, solid wood doors, dual-paned windows, insulated, 2 car garage and extra storage, freshly painted exterior, faux painted oil rubbed bronze accent railings. Located in the award winning Birney school district, adjacent to the sports field/playground of Andrew’s Park and walking distance to shops and restaurants, this lovely home will be a joy and a treasure for years to come.

Harkness Lane SFR for Sale
Listed by Shorewood Realtors. MLS SB15125339.

Another one I really liked and which was priced reasonably as well, imagine that, is the new 2 on a lot townhouse listing at 2226 Nelson Unit B from Pier to Pier Brokers. Detached rear unit that is in great shape priced at $975K. I think they will get multiple offers and it will sell for more.

Last but not least by any stretch of the imagination is another Shorewood listing at 2602 Grant Unit C. It is a rear unit 3 on a lot reasonably priced at $695K. It needs some cosmetic updates but as far as pricing goes these days is a good deal.

"Charming Mediterranean Townhouse. Conveniently located near freeways, shops, restaurants, the beach, and award winning schools. This home features new high quality stainless steal appliances. New gas washer and dryer. Enjoy a great deck which flows nicely from the living area and master bedroom. Hardwood floors and tile throughout. Additional amenities include; security alarm system, intercom, water softener, and Direct TV. Open living room with high ceilings and a beautiful fireplace. Updated bathrooms. Peak a boo view of PV, and stairway skylight. An open floor-plan with plenty of lighting exudes warmth and comfort. Cozy and functional back yard. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a town-home in the Beach Cities. Truly a must see!"