South Bay Tops $4.1 Billion in Real Estate Sold

$4,116,845,572 Worth of Real Estate Was Sold in South Bay in 2017

The local real estate market has been rocking the past couple of years, and 2017 was no exception. Manhattan Beach continues to lead the charge and closed the year with a new record average sales price of $3,080,193. Manhattan Beach also had two record sales over $20 million, as 1000 The Strand broke the all-time high of $21,000,000. Interesting, of the (11) total closed sales over $10 million in the South Bay, Manhattan had (8) of them! (PVE & Hermosa Beach each had one.) Finally, there were (55) total closed sales over $5 million last year, and (114) at or above the $4 million mark!

Looking back, the ultra-high end slowed a bit towards the middle of 2017, but regained steam to close the year strong. The lack of available inventory was, once again, the big story as buying demand was solid, especially in the under $2 million range. Check out the chart below to see how it looked per city.



Avg. Days to Sell

Avg. Price SOLD

Median Price SOLD

Average Price Sq Ft / SOLD

Highest Closed Sale Price

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Palos Verdes Estates







Rancho Palos Verdes







Rolling Hills Estates







Rolling Hills







El Segundo







(All property data taken from MRMLS Closed Sale Single Family Residence (SFR): for areas: El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates & Palos Verdes Peninsula. January 1, 2017– December 31, 2017) Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.)

Although it is often said that the year ahead will be “interesting,” 2018 might actually be. The outlook for the year is moderate growth in home prices as the economy continues to stay hot – but that could change with the proposed (3) interest rate hikes this year, tax regulation changes, and any stock market correction. And don’t forget the geo-political landscape, which could change at a moments notice.

Beyond what’s happening in the local real estate market, one thing is for sure, it’s sure hard to beat the lifestyle here in the South Bay.

Wishing you all the best in 2018!

“Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” Lao Tzu

Record-Breaking Real Estate Deals in Los Angeles 2017

The City of Angels became the city of nine-figure homes in 2017, with the priciest—in the city and the country—being the listing of the mansion from the 1960s TV-series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” which hit the market in August for $350 million, Mansion Global recently reported.

But while Los Angeles has one of the healthiest high-end property markets in the U.S., prices aren’t all astronomical, according to a third-quarter report released in October by Douglas Elliman. The median sales price for luxury single-family homes, defined as the top 10% of the market, was $9.3 million—unchanged from a year ago, and hundreds of overpriced luxury properties dropped from the market in 2017, leaving inventory at about 60% of what it was last year, the report said.

Properties saw big cuts too. Opus, a Beverly Hills spec home that released an unusual promotional video featuring gold-painted women writhing next to a Lamborghini, dropped out of the $100-million-club in September after a $15 million price cut. It was joined by a 31,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air. The spec house was first listed in July for $100 million, but after being taken off market, was relisted in November for $90 million.

Naturally, though, some big price tags were turned into big deals this year.

In August, music power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce dropped $88 million in an off-market deal for a spec-built compound in Bel Air, according to multiple reports. Designed by architect Paul McLean, the 30,000-square-feet estate is hidden behind iron gates and comprises six buildings with a total of eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.

The transaction just topped the off-market sale of the Malibu home of entertainment mogul David Geffen, who in May, parted with his long-time home for $85 million. The property has five different structures, including a main house of more than 10,000 square feet, guest houses, a pool, hot tub, reflection pond and multiple balconies and terraces looking out over the Pacific.

Though the sale is currently the record holder for any property sold in Malibu, it has competition hot on its heels. In December, Mansion Global reported that the Malibu home belonging to Kurt Rappaport, co-founder and CEO of Beverly Hills-based Westside Estate Agency, is set to sell for $120 million, according to a source with knowledge of the off-market deal, though according to reports it’s not a done deal yet.

DIGStv | LivingHomes and The First LEED Platinum Home in the World

DIGStv | Episode 16

LivingHomes and The First LEED Platinum Home in the World

DIGStv talks to Steve Glenn, founder and CEO of LivingHomes, a well known eco-friendly company that work with leading architects to create lines of homes that feature modern form and functionality plus an unprecedented level of healthy / sustainability materials and energy systems.

Steve Glenn takes us through the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum home in the world, built in 2006 that features green products and appliances from literal floor to ceiling, inside and out.

DIGStv | The Birthday House of Redondo Beach

DIGStv | Episode 15

The Birthday House of Redondo Beach

DIGStv with Constance Dunn takes you back into the late when 1800’s a carpenter named Micajah Thomas built his home in Redondo Beach: a two-story Queen Anne Victorian with three bedrooms, a parlor, and all the latest trimmings—from a decorative ceiling in the foyer to a second floor cooling porch flush with lace-web porch supports.

More than a century later, the oldest-standing home in town rests upon a sedate block of S. Francisca Avenue, preserved in impeccable state, all the way down to its original details, including gleaming wood floors and brick parlor fireplace to panes in the windows and crystal cut knobs on raised paneled doors.

“There’s a theory that it might have been built in 1888,” says Horrell, granddaughter of the firm’s founder Kay Horrell. “But there were no city records prior to 1892, so they officially dubbed it, ‘The Birthday House.’” One that is well worth celebration.

DIGStv | Britney Spears’ Home Sells

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Britney Spears’ Lake Sherwood Estate Sells

Britney Spears sells her Thousand Oaks, CA Mediterranean Estate for $6.995 Million.

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DIGStv | Innovation and Comfort at Baran’s 2239

DIGStv | Episode 13

Innovation and Comfort at Baran’s 2239

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In this episode of DIGStv we talk to Tyler Gugliotta, Torrance-born head chef of new Hermosa Beach restaurant Baran’s 2239. Tyler cooks us a new dish on their menu and gives us a few tips along the way! Come with us to see a little behind the scenes at Baran’s and what makes their homemade pasta so delicious.

Food Photographer — Lori Hirsch Stokoe

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