May Sales in the Beach Cities Real Estate Market

Sales trends we saw in March and April continued in May, 2012 .  In Manhattan Beach closed sales increased to 60 in May (51 in March and April), an increase of 38% over May, 2011.  The average sales price was $1,678,000.  The really impressive figure … [Read more...]

Extra-Large Lots in Manhattan Beach

Lot sizes at the beach are mostly quite small.  This may take a bit of getting used to if you are from another area where you are used to big yards, swimming pools and other amenities that won't fit on a typical beach lot.  Occaisionally an … [Read more...]

Manhattan Beach Celebrates 100 Years

Saturday, May 19, 2012 Manhattan Beach kicked off the Centennial Celebration with a parade and an afternoon at Polliwog Park.  Food trucks line up at the park to feed the hungry visitors a variety of cuisines.  Children enjoyed an art project, and … [Read more...]

April Real Estate Sales in the Beach Cities

In spite of severely limited inventory, April's closed sales in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach were significantly higher than April, 2011.  This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been shopping for a home.  Buyers have … [Read more...]

Advice for Home Buyers

  If you are just starting your home search, you probably think the most important first step is to find a home that you love. But I would suggest to you that your first step should be to find a REALTOR you love, one that listens to you, and … [Read more...]

Sand Dune Park (part 2 in the series on MB parks)

My favorite small park is Sand Dune Park at 33rd St. and Bell Avenue.  It is best know for the large hill of sand that presents a challenging workout for anyone who tries to climb it.  It was built in 1964 by the neighbors, and that that the … [Read more...]

Tips for Home Sellers

If you are planning on selling your home start preparing early.  You will want to spend the extra time preparing the home for the buyer.  Ask someone, your real estate agent, interior designer or stager to give you some ideas how to make it more … [Read more...]

First Quarter Sales Results for Manhattan Beach

Barbara Corcoran I heard Barbara Corcoran speaking about real estate trends this week.  In case you are not familiar with the name, Barbara is the the founder of The Corcoran Group, a mega-real estate brokerage in New York City, author of Shark … [Read more...]

Manhattan Beach Parks

 Although Manhattan Beach is less than five square miles, it is home to an exceptional array of parks and recreational facilities.  Home buyers in Manhattan Beach are often struck by how small are the lot sizes , and consequently how small or even … [Read more...]

Moving to the Beach? Make It Manhattan Beach!

                    There are many reasons why Manhattan Beach is a popular city. From schools to beaches and parks, restaurants to airport convenience, here are some of the reasons I like Manhattan Beach. … [Read more...]