Home Inventory on the rise in Hollyglen

By Keith KyleEl Segundo homes for sale

It’s been a while since we’ve seen more than just one or two single family homes for sale in the neighborhood of Hollyglen which may start to ease some of the pent up demand in this somewhat secret neighborhood. Although it has a Hawthorne mailing address, this great neighborhood is an unincorporated area and enjoys it’s own award winning school system known as the Wiseburn District. Hollyglen sits just north of Rosecrans and just west of the 405 freeway and has remained somewhat of an unknown jewel in South Bay real estate. I has the feel of Torrance neighborhoods of West Torrance and Southwood, with tree lined streets, schools within walking distance, and offer a very safe and social neighborhood feel. As of April 2, 2014 there are 7 single family homes for sale in Hollyglen, with 3 new construction in the 360 South Bay community, 2 additional homes in Del Aire (but west of the 405 so in somewhat similar neighborhood) priced from $544,000 (Del Aire) to $890,000 for a 4 bedroom new construction in 360. Prices for a 3/2 single family built in the 1950s, which most are, generally range lately between $640,000 and $690,000

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Charming Home Hits the Market at 841 Loma Vista

One of the nice aspects of El Segundo is that, unlike some of its neighbor cities to the south, it still retains a small town feel.  One of the reasons forEl Segundo Home this is that instead of every “beach bungalow” being torn down and replace with mini mansions that overwhelm the smaller lots, many homes are updated and upgraded and have their original charm.  841 Loma Vista is one of these.

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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.

770 West Imperial – Lowest Priced Condo in El Segundo

If you’re looking for a home in El Segundo but feel priced out of the market you may want to consider 770 West Imperial #32 priced at $342,900El Segundo Condos for saleThis two bed/1 bath condo in the Pacific Sands building is just a short bike ride to Dockwieler Beach and has been upgraded with granite counters, newer cabinetry and may be an ideal fit for the right El Segundo home buyer.  To see more information view the details of 770  W Imperial  AV   # 32, El Segundo 90245


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Will Overpriced Homes Slow the El Segundo Real Estate Market?

Torrance HomesI’ve noticed an early January trend in some of the local markets as many homes now seem to be listed at prices that recent sales just don’t seem to justify. Will this overpricing help slow the market down a little as we’re starting to see some homes sit on the market and even eventual price reductions.

We’ve seen the market increase in value dramatically in the past 12 months with values generally rising each month but since late November we seem to be seeing more homes priced well above the current market and well above the pricing trend. Only time will tell what 2014 has in store in the Beach Cities real estate market but as perception is such a real part of real estate, buyers now seeing El Segundo homes sit on the market without selling may mark the beginning of a slow down.

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