Despite a slow first half of the year, 2019 was another year for the record books.
2018 South Bay/PV Real Estate Market Annual Report As I sit down in my office to write the first newsletter of the year, I’m looking out at a beautiful sunny morning. It’s funny how the weather can mirror other things in life. After all the rain this winter, I have a new appreciation for a […]
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 […]