Sometimes you get a listing that practically sells itself. Other times you have one that ends up being an on the job education in real estate. 1918 The Strand was definitely the latter. I want to share the insights that I learned in the 16 plus months it ultimately took to put this sale together, […]
If you have been following along with either these blog posts or my weekly videos (click here to see my most recent post), the “list it and win” days are winding down in the South Bay Real Estate market. In fact, it’s something that has been trending since early summer (here’s that specific video if […]
I’ve heard a lot of gloom and doom for the real estate market lately. Is this truly the case? In this video I take a closer look at the numbers and what they really mean for this real estate market.
We all read market statistics in the paper, most of which are very general. This year I have decided to do my own home buyer and seller sentiment index with those that I am most in contact with. If you have a minute, please take this short survey and share your thoughts about the local […]
There will be two initiatives on the statewide ballot this November that could dramatically affect housing opportunities, private property rights and the availability of affordable housing. The first is Prop 5, an initiative to create new homeownership opportunities by generating more sales of single family homes in existing neighborhoods. This will benefit young families at […]
I crunched the numbers, and since July 1, 2018, it takes 37 days on average for a home to sell from Manhattan Beach to Palos Verdes. What’s even better, these homes are selling at record prices, and 98% or better compared to the asking price. Check out this week’s Monday Minute for the full story. […]
As I write this, I’m looking at the rollercoaster that has been the stock market over the last week, and the headlines in my news feed look rather glum. I guess I’m not all that surprised since bad news tends to sell more than good news. Take the subject line of my email – If […]
I love Autumn. October Baseball, College Football, kids soccer, warm afternoons but cooler mornings, and lately some awesome sunsets. But in terms of real estate, this year feels more like Fall than years past. That’s because prices are falling. What does this mean if you are a seller or a buyer in the local housing […]
How did the market do for the 3rd Quarter 2018 compared to 2017? In short, things are changing, but it’s still a great market, and buyers should have more opportunities in the next 3-6 months to buy a home.
This week I talk about the South Bay real estate market above $6,000,000. I don’t want to spoil your enjoyment of the video, but from Manhattan to PV, the high end is slower this year compared to last. Last year there were 22 sales year to date over $6m, where this year there have only […]