Redondo Beach Market Temperature: Very Hot!

If you've been on Zillow lately you may have noticed that North Redondo Beach 90278 is considered to be a "very hot" market while South Redondo Beach is only considered "warm". Sorry 90277. Zillow's call, not mine.

So what makes for a "very hot" market? Basically the perfect storm of low inventory, high rents throughout the LA area and more Buyers than Sellers. Let me add that below $900K is "super hot" and below $800K you are basically boiling water. My categories not Zillow.

Let's take a look at a few different price points and then compare North and South Redondo.

Redondo Beach Listings Priced $600,000 up to $900,000

January through March there were 43 sales in this range in 90278 out of 97. In South Redondo Beach, only 12 sales out of 77. Currently listed in North Redondo there are 18 while in South Redondo Beach only 10.

Between $600K and $700K expect to find 2 bedroom condos.

The trade off for Buyers in this price range is size vs condition vs location.

An example of a good deal was 2110 Vanderbilt Ln Unit D (pictured below) This home was listed for $649,000 and sold for $685,000 after 7 days on market. At 1471 Sq Ft and in excellent shape it was as good as it gets in that price range.

"Newly renovated Town Home in North Redondo Beach close to shopping, highways, the beach and some of the best public schools in California. All new wood laminate flooring, fresh paint, bedrooms both newly carpeted and many other improvements. This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath property offers a bright open floor plan with Living & Dining Areas open to the kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz counters. The main living area is enhanced by lots of natural light, high vaulted wood ceilings, a gas fed fireplace and a large exterior deck making this a great home for entertaining. Downstairs there is a large Master Suite with high ceilings and sliding doors to an outdoor patio. The 2nd bedroom has its own updated bathroom designed in shades of light turquoise and white. The unit comes with its own private/direct access oversized two car garage with a huge storage area that runs underneath the entire living area of the house. This small 20 unit complex includes a private pool, spa and BBQ area that is well maintained. HOA Dues are $325."

A few comments. That sale closed in February and today the same unit might get a lot closer to $700K or even a few dollars more.

Also, at $325 a month for HOA dues we are getting on the cusp of maybe moving up another $75K or more in price point to a 3 on a lot with lower HOA dues.

By comparison in South Redondo mid $600's would get a 3 bedroom 1549 flat condo on the Torrance border with $390 HOA dues. 1108 Camino Real Unit 311 (pictured below) made it one day on the market and got bid up from $620,000 to $650,000.

"Perched atop Knob Hill next to Wilderness Park is a picture-perfect, updated condo with an open floor plan and amazing city views! A luxurious kitchen remodel was recently completed which included new: porcelain floor tile, granite counters, shaker white cabinets, stone backsplash, LED recessed lighting, under cabinet LED lighting and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful and stylish Pergo wood floors were just installed in the living areas and bedrooms. The bar also received a recent facelift including the installation of an eye-catching, reclaimed Stikwood back splash, new granite counter top, new shelves and refinished cabinets. Its a toss up which view is better...the one from the 2nd or 3rd bedroom - the open woods of Wilderness Park or the vast view of the amazing South Bay. Unwind in the large master suite with spacious walk in closet and attached bathroom. Vinyl windows and doors with dual paned glass help with noise and insulation. 2 side by side parking spots are included…a huge bonus since most others in the building are tandem! Dedicated, private storage space located in garage. Building features an indoor pool, rec room, gym and sauna."


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Redondo Beach Listings Priced $900,000 up to $1,200,000

This is where things get interesting. Very interesting with many more option for Buyers.

In North Redondo Beach in the $900's you can find older attached 3 bedroom 2 on a lot Townhomes or brand new 3 on a lots start in the higher end of this range. In fact this is the range where you can start to find new construction homes.

In the $1M to $1.2M range in Golden Hills you find resale Tall & Skinny SFRs or in MLS Area 151-152 you can buy a very nice resale detached 2 on a lot Townhome.

In 90278 you'll also more traditional SFRs on 5000 SqFt lots. Here's some examples.

2413 Huntington Lane Unit A - Attached Two on a Lot

This is an example of the older 3 bedroom 2 on a lot I was referring to. Listed for $949,000 it sold for $960,000. Here's the MLS description after the picture:

"Sunny and bright south-facing Townhome that looks and feels like a single family home. Front unit of a two on a lot that is only attached at the garage wall. This home stands apart if you are looking for an abundance of outdoor space. The beautifully landscaped grassy front yard is enclosed by a white picket fence and perfect for kids and pets to play. The slate tiled patio off the family room is ideal for entertaining and outdoor dining. There is also a huge private deck off the master suite that can be used for lounging and just enjoying the wonderful beach climate. But on those super hot days you can come inside and turn on the recently installed air conditioning. This is also a traditional floor plan with all 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs. The large kitchen with informal eating area flows into the adjacent family room with stone fireplace and attached patio on the main floor. There is also a spacious formal living room with 16' ceilings and formal dining room with lovely bay windows. This exceptional home has been extensively upgraded with a remodeled granite kitchen and bathrooms, custom built-ins, recessed lighting, crown molding, new garage door, designer paint, brand new carpet upstairs and cherry stained bamboo flooring downstairs. This is a family friendly neighborhood close to the beach, great schools, parks and shopping."

2516 Nelson Ave Unit B - New Construction Townhouse

"Stunning contemporary new townhouse. Open and bright floorplan with designer finishes. This home offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. Reverse floorplan, with two bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room on the entry level, and the Master suite, 4th bedroom, and all living space on the second level with extra-high ceilings to maximize the open and bright feeling. Do not miss out on this contemporary masterpiece of new construction. The craftsmanship is evident throughout every detail in this home."

This middle unit 3 on a lot sold for $970,000. Around the same Sq Ft as the older 2 on a lot, with 4 bedrooms instead of 3. Some people like new and others like front yard. That's what makes it interesting.

1709 Spreckels Lane - Single Family House

If Townhomes aren't your thing then for about the same price point, in this case $975,000, you could also buy a 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom SFR on a 4000 SqFt lot in the Golden Hills. Well as long as you are willing to get involved in a bidding war. This house was listed for $899,000 and closed escrow at $975,000.

"This cute as a button craftsman home is located in prime North Redondo Beach, walking distance to Jefferson Elementary and a short drive to many restaurants, shops and the beach! This home has been beautifully upgraded throughout. You’ll immediately notice the kitchen of your dreams equipped with quartz countertops, white shaker cabinets, a farmhouse sink and a subway tile backsplash. This gorgeous kitchen is open to the dining area and living room, endless natural light pours into this perfect open floor plan! Don’t’ miss the crown molding, plantation shutters, recessed lighting and gorgeous hardwood floors! There are three bedrooms including a master bedroom with a walk-in closet. Sliding glass doors in the back bedroom lead you to your private backyard with a gas fireplace and pergola. Imagine entertaining friends and family in this wonderful outdoor space."

2017 Huntington Lane Unit A - Resale Detached 2 on a Lot

Quite possibly the best value in coastal LA County are the detached 4 bedroom 2 on a lot Townhomes built after let's say 2000-2003. My favorite variation also has an extra bonus are upstairs.

This floorplan, which is the latest version being marketed by Amir Amiri, was built in 2013 and is around 2600 SqFt. Sold for $1.2M.

"Custom like new, Mediterranean detached townhome sits high up with city views! Luxurious finishes, high ceilings, crown molding and custom window coverings throughout. The formal entry welcomes you into an open living room featuring a fireplace with a classic stone mantle, accented by a wet bar with wine fridge. Gorgeous chef’s kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, large center island with breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. The dining area opens up to the private rear yard that seamlessly extends the first floor living area outdoors. The spacious upstairs with 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite) has plenty of room for the whole family including a bonus room off the master. This south facing private unit feels like a single-family home and is located mid block on a one way street with ample parking. Conveniently located close to schools, parks and offers quick access to shopping, restaurants, and the beach."

1730 Reed St - Redondo Beach Golden Hills Tall & Skinny

Also in the same price range are some newer resale SFRs in the Golden Hills. The tradeoff is SFR vs Townhome, smaller backyard and lot vs shared driveway with neighbor. There's no right or wrong here, just individual preference.

"Fabulous Golden Hills home that is close to shopping, schools and the beach! What an opportunity. This great approximately 2,000 square foot home has high soaring beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, large windows everywhere to let in the natural light and ceiling fans. There is a large master suite on the upper level with walk-in closets and attached bath with dual sinks and separate tub and shower, and 3 bedrooms on the lower level kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar and stainless appliances, great room with fireplace, separate dining area, and great outside patio."

Let's take a look at what the same price range gets in South Redondo Beach.

To start with there was only one sale in the $900's so lets look at $1M plus.

103 S Helberta Unit B - Resale Detached 2 on a Lot

I thought this detached 2315 Sq Ft rear two on a lot was a great value selling at $1,085,000 after being listed much higher for $1,128,000. That price compares very favorably to North Redondo attached 3 bedroom two on a lots and this property is fairly new being built in 1995 and detached.

"Amazing location in South Redondo Beach with Views of City Lights, Palos Verdes, Santa Monica Mountains and even a Peek-a-Boo view of the Ocean! Walk or Bike to the Beach, the Redondo Beach Pier entertainment complex, dining, shopping, services, the park. This ready to move into Turnkey Detached rear Townhome features: three bedrooms, two and a half baths, formal dining room, family room, huge deck plus another terrace to take advantage of all of the panoramic views, spacious open floor plan perfect for family indoor/outdoor living and entertaining, even a large private rear patio & garden area. A generously sized Master Suite with walk-in closet and en-suite bath with new soaking tub, dual vanities and separate step-in shower. This Home boasts vaulted ceilings, windows everywhere, Bose surround sound installed, direct access to the two car garage, and laundry closet located on the bedroom level. Kitchen with granite counters, tons of cabinetry, a breakfast bar & separate eating area. Sellers have remodeled all three bathrooms including plumbing & fixtures, installed engineered hardwood flooring throughout the home, replaced tile in entry & foyer area, painted the exterior of the home and changed out light fixtures throughout."

608 Elvira Av - Single Family House West of PCH

This one sold for $1,200,000 which is about the going price of Golden Hills right now.

"Original Circa 1924 Craftsman Beach Bungalow plus a separate outbuilding perfect for artist studio/refuge (not included in the square footage.) First time on the market in 75+ years. West of PCH in desirable South Redondo Neighborhood North of Knob Hill, just three blocks to the beach and minutes to the action in Riviera Village and King Harbor. Potential Galore! Nice 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, 1,286 +/- sq ft, home situated on a 5,155+/- sq ft lot. Loads of charm with original built in cabinets in living room and dining room, arched openings, hardwood flooring (under carpet), built-in breakfast nook, brick fireplace and wood framed windows. Don't miss this opportunity to buy a renovation opportunity in an amazing neighborhood!"

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