In Escrow – New “A” Floorplan in Fusion

Coming to the market in early November, this beautifully updated condo offers the perfect combination of newer construction, active lifestyle, ideal location and affordable price. Located at 5404 149th Place #11 in the Hollyglen area of Hawthorne, this upgraded condo offers gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, in unit laundry, stainless appliances and an oversized patio. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each on a different level, this is ideal for a multitude of lifestyles.  See information and floorplan of Fusion South Bay “A” unit.

Fusion at South Bay is one of the few newer construction gated communities in the South Bay and is ideally located just across the street from Manhattan Beach. Enjoy the community pool and spa, the basketball court, small park or take a short 5 minute drive to the beach.  Fusion is also located in the Hollyglen neighborhood with students attending the award winning Wiseburn School District

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle for more information or a sneak preview.

Keith-Kyle-Realtor-smallKeith Kyle – Top Producer, RealtorVista_Google

Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

www.KeithKyleHomes.com

2501 N Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach CA 90266

 

Where did all the homes in Fusion go?

By Keith KyleFusion South Bay

It seems that nobody is selling in Fusion these days which is a bit unusual as so many owners in the complex weathered some tough years and homes are once again nearing the peak.  As a realtor who frequently sells homes in this great community, it’s always a challenge when the inventory is this low as there’s simply nothing to sell.  Fusion has always been a very unique market as there are often either too many homes on the market, and they all sit until the first one sells (and then they seem to go like dominoes) or there’s no homes on the market.  The appeal of Fusion is the combination of price, location, and age which makes them a great value.  Built in 2006 and 2007, they sit just east of Manhattan Beach but at dramatically lower prices.  Most buyers often start their searches in Redondo Beach or El Segundo, but after looking at what $550,000 or so gets them in those towns, they opt for the very new, very well located Fusion townhomes.

So what’s an interested buyer to do?

  • The first aspect is to find an agent that frequently sells in Fusion as they may have the inside track into upcoming and off market possibilities.  There are 4 or 5 realtors that work fairly extensively in this gated community.
  • Be patient.  As I mentioned above Fusion is a unique market that seems to go in waves.  It won’t be too long before there are several listings
  • Consider the condos, townhomes, and single family homes at 360.  Another alternative is the community known as 360 which is just a bit north.  Contact us for more information as there are new homes as well as resale listings.

 

El Segundo Real Estate – Market Update for June

By Keith KyleFor Sale Sign

The real estate market in El Segundo continues to be hot with very low inventory and prices continuing to rise.  Summer months are traditionally very active due to the award winning school system and proximity to the coast.  El Segundo has a wonderful small town feel and is conveniently located close to all that Los Angeles and the South Bay has to offer.

  • In escrow – 20
  • Total homes sold in 2014 YTD – 43
  • Average sales price – $796,894
  • Average price per square foot – $514

Welcome to El Segundo Real Estate

By Keith KyleEl-Segundo-Sign

El Segundo real estate is often overlooked in the South Bay as the name perhaps isn’t quite as alluring as it’s neighbors in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, but it  is a wonderful place to call home and is a more affordable option.  We hope you’ll take advantage of all of the information and resources on El Segundo MLS as we offer a number of ways to search for homes including free MLS access, current homes for sale sorted by both price and type, and if you really want to make your home search easy we will customize your El Segundo home search and send you free daily email updates.  View recent homes sales, current prices, market statistics and much much more.

El Segundo offers residents a small town feel yet closer to key parts of Los Angeles such as LAX, downtown, Santa Monica and more.  Located just north of Manhattan Beach and just east of Los Angeles airport, El Segundo is a true community with a charming downtown area, fantastic school system, endless activities and beautiful Dockweiler Beach.

El-Segundo Real Estate Map

Pocket Listings in El Segundo

With the extremely tight inventory of homes for sale in the South Bay, many buyers approach me looking for off market, or pocket listings. Pocket listings and exclusive listings are the hot trend at the moment as eager buyers clamor for a chance to purchase a home without all of the competition. In this market knowing about it first may not ultimately make a difference, but it certainly helps. Many agents seem to be trying to keep listings private as well in the hopes that perhaps they can represent both buyer and seller, which is much easier if fewer agents know that the home is for sale. So what do the terms actually mean? A pocket listing can be anything from a realtor simply knowing about a home that a seller might consider selling and not having a listing agreement, to something coming to the market but not yet on the MLS, to the intentional withholding of the listing from the MLS.  Sign up for information on El Segundo pocket listings.

But is it beneficial to the seller? In terms of price, exposure, etc. the answer is generally no. The more exposure the home gets, the more potential buyers see it, and the likelihood that it will sell for a better price and with more favorable terms for the seller. Eliminate that competition and generally speaking the chances of such favorable terms decrease.

There are very legitimate reasons for exclusive or “pocket” listings and for keeping the property off the market…..work being completed, tenant issues, or simply a seller who doesn’t want the world touring their home. Seller’s just need to be sure that the reasons for keeping a home off of the South Bay MLS are beneficial to them….and not just to the listing agents.

Whether keeping a listing from the MLS is good or bad for the seller ultimately depends on the situation and whose best interest is the primary reason, but working with a top local realtor who has the network and knowledge to seek out these possible opportunities is certainly key for the buyer.