January 2018

Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Comparison for Luxury Home Sales January 2018

By | January 25th, 2018|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities Luxury, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

The surge in Manhattan Beach home prices a few years ago delivered some spillover buyers to the Palos Verdes Peninsula as they searched for more affordable luxury homes in the South Bay of Los Angeles. It may seem odd to see affordable and luxury in the same sentence, but high-end home buyers are always in search of top value for dollars spent. As time passed, luxury home prices in Palos Verdes crept upward, and there was some leveling off in the luxury home markets of the beach cities. Charlemagne Int'l Properties defines luxury homes as those properties selling at or above [...]

March 2017

Beach Cities of the South Bay of Los Angeles Update for 2017

By | March 6th, 2017|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach|

I was browsing about on Zillow for a luxury home in Manhattan Beach for one of my clients. I was surprised to see Zillow is predicting a small increase in value for the area in 2017.  On the other hand, property in the Beach Cities of the South Bay of Los Angeles has enjoyed a phenomenal surge in value since the housing market recovered from the recession years of 2008-2010. I'm happy to see the market taking a breather and not advancing toward a bubble; bubbles burst. 86 Manhattan Beach luxury homes priced at or above $3,000,000 sold during 2016. [...]

June 2016

The Beaches of Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities

By | June 20th, 2016|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities|

It's hot here in the Greater Los Angeles area, and per a bevy of weather forecasters, the thermometer is going to reach new heights today. With that in mind, I thought you might like to see a few photos of the beaches (and a few rocky coastlines) of the South Bay of Los Angeles. Private Beach in Rancho Palos Verdes--residency or membership required.     Not much sand here, but look at that whitewater along the Palos Verdes coastline.     What could be better than an evening stroll to escape the heat and enjoy [...]

Beach Cities Luxury Homes – June 2016

By | June 2nd, 2016|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach|

Here is the Charlemagne Intl Properties update on the luxury home market in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles. Manhattan Beach: There are 50 homes for sale listed over $3,000,000 in Manhattan Beach There are 9 homes in escrow over $3M 14 Homes sold over $3M in May 2016. The highest priced sale was $9.2M for a newer home on 2nd Street. Hermosa Beach: There are 12 homes for sale listed over $3,000,000 in Hermosa Beach There are 4 homes in escrow over $3M 2 Homes sold over $3M in May 2016. The highest priced sale was $3.7M for a [...]

April 2016

Beach Cities Luxury Real Estate Report–Manhattan Beach April 2016

By | April 19th, 2016|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach Luxury Homes|

There's no doubt about it, Manhattan Beach has an abundant supply of luxury homes for sale priced at or above $3,000,000. Today's Multiple Listing Service reports there are 44 residences for sale in Manhattan Beach in the luxury price range. The highest priced single family home currently for sale in Manhattan Beach is listed at $26,500,000 and is located on The Strand. Inventory in the luxury category is on the increase in Manhattan Beach as well as the prices of homes in this coveted beach locale. There are currently 15 Manhattan Beach luxury homes in escrow with accepted offers. The [...]

January 2016

Redondo Beach Luxury Listings and Sales Update–January 2016

By | January 12th, 2016|Beach Cities Luxury, Redondo Beach|

Charlemagne Int'l Properties' Beach Cities market reports will move to a quarterly reporting system.  However, our maps are "live" and are updated with new listings and sales on an ongoing basis.  As a reader, you will always have up to the minute market statistics at your fingertips simply by visiting this post and clicking on the various property categories of sold or active listings.  If you desire more detailed information about a particular property you may always contact us and we will provide additional information. The fourth quarter of 2015 yielded the following luxury home statistics for Redondo Beach, California: [...]

Hermosa Beach Luxury Listings and Sales Report–January 2016

By | January 12th, 2016|Beach Cities Luxury, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes|

Six Hermosa Beach luxury homes priced over $3,000,000 sold during the fourth quarter of 2015.  Five of the luxury properties were single family residences, one was a townhouse.  The properties were all located in the Sand Section of Hermosa Beach. Two Hermosa Beach luxury homes priced at or above $3,000,000 are currently in escrow with accepted offers. If you're in the market to purchase a Hermosa Beach luxury home there are currently ten luxury residences listed for sale in the over $3,000,000 price range.  If you're considering selling a Hermosa Beach luxury property being familiar with current listings and recent [...]

Manhattan Beach Luxury Home Listings and Sales Report–January 2016

By | January 4th, 2016|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip|

  Happy New Year!  Whether you're planning to sell or buy a Manhattan Beach luxury home in 2016, or planning to stay right where you are, this snapshot of the local real estate market will let you see what is happing in the luxury market with one quick glance.     The Manhattan Beach luxury blog post updates will move to a quarterly report, but keep in mind our maps are "live" and by revisiting this informative post you can review the latest sales and newest listings in your neighborhood.  It's a feature we purchase for our clients and readers [...]

November 2015

Redondo Beach CA Luxury Listings and Sales–November 2015

By | November 13th, 2015|Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Redondo Beach|

Redondo Beach, California is one of the three beach towns in the South Bay of Los Angeles commonly referred to as "The Beach Cities."  The coastal location offers many residences with stunning ocean views.  The ability to walk out your door and feel the sand beneath your toes is a reality for many Redondo Beach residents.  The pull of living the coastal lifestyle attracts many buyers to the area. When it comes to luxury homes in Redondo Beach most are located in the coastal zone close to the water.  There are currently seven Redondo Beach luxury homes priced at or [...]

Hermosa Beach CA Luxury Listings and Sales–November 2015

By | November 13th, 2015|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Hermosa Beach, Sand Section|

Most luxury markets are fully recovered from the real estate crash of 2008.  Many neighborhood are selling far above 2007's peak prices.  A few markets in the South Bay of Los Angeles are still in recovery mode.  Hermosa Beach, as most of the South Bay, remains in a long-running sellers' market. With interest rates promised to rise in the coming months, now is an excellent time for buyers to take advantage of a softening in the luxury segment of the local real estate market. If you're in the market to purchase a luxury home in any of the Beach Cities [...]