Financing Your Manhattan Beach Home

  I was quoted in LA Times article on Piggyback Loans.   Some lenders are allowing more flexible down payments, which allowed my buyer to make a purchase at $900,000 in Manhattan Beach. If this is an option that appeals to you,  here are … [Read more...]

Cash Sales of Manhattan Beach Homes Hits New Record

The percentage of homes purchased with no mortgage in California in 2012 was reported at a record 32.4%, a bit more than twice the usual rate.  This might not be surprising considering the large number of investors who were snapping up bargain … [Read more...]

What a Difference a Zip Code Makes!

California Median Home Prices by County The California Association of REALTORS published this handy chart to compare the median home prices by county.  But within a county there can be a great variation.  In Los Angeles County we have diverse … [Read more...]

June Sales Figures Show the Best Spring Market Since 2007

Beach Cities Sales Increase In Spite of Low Inventories The first six months of the year are the busiest in the real estate market.  This spring was no exception with a 10.8% increase in the number of transactions in Manhattan Beach,  a 36% increase … [Read more...]

On The Strand, North Hermosa Beach

A Jewel at 3410 The Strand for under $5 Million After writing about some of the rare chance to buy homes on oversized lots or combined lots. this week opportunity comes knocking on a smaller than average lot, which proves the adage that big things … [Read more...]

More Large Lots

As long as we are discussing larger than typical lots, the home in the premium Tree Section location of 645 31st St., is back on the market with a lot over 7500 square feet, according to the County Assessor's office.  A fairly large house from the … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Compare Prices on The Strand to Luxury Properties Worldwide

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing posted the following on their blog on October 4, 2011, and then challenged readers to compare the price per square foot paid to a street in their local market that represented the highest price per square foot. … [Read more...]