Another Steller (and Hot!) Labor Day in Hermosa Beach

What a place to live and call home. While the rest of Los Angeles was in the midst of a sweltering heat wave, Hermosa Beach didn’t disappoint. It was an unheard of 90 degrees here at the beach but compared with the triple digits elsewhere who can complain. The endless activities of Hermosa on Labor Day was in full effect from the 60th annual Labor Day 4 Man Volleyball tournament to the Fiesta Hermosa, to simple days in the ocean…there was something for everyone.

July 2017 Median Hermosa Beach home prices up almost $600,000 from the prior year

July was a crazy month throughout the South Bay with double digit year over year percentage changes in most of the cities. There was no real rhyme or reason to it with some cities way up and others way down. Hermosa Beach real estate may have been the most dramatic of all the monthly changes with just under a 44% increase from July of 2016.  Median home prices were just over $2,000,000 for the month which was over $600,000 more than a year earlier!

City Homes Sold July 2017 Median July 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 60 $480,000 $445,000 8%
El Segundo 20 $1,055,000 $1,310,000 -19.5%
Gardena 65 $549,000 $454,000 21%
Harbor City 15 $439,000 $550,000 -20.2%
Hawthorne 35 $730,000 $562,000 30%
Hermosa Beach 19 $2,025,000 $1,410,000 43.6%
Lawndale 15 $515,000 $430,000 19.8%
Lomita 21 $598,000 $585,000 2.1%
Long Beach 331 $520,000 $471,500 10.3%
Manhattan Beach 48 $2,449,000 $2,200,000 11.3%
Marina Del Rey 36 $921,000 $974,000 -5.4%
Palos Verdes Estates 28 $1558,000 $1,800,000 -13.4%
Playa Del Rey 20 $613,000 $629,000 -2.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 63 $1,345,000 $1,160,000 15.9%
Redondo Beach 95 $975,000 $920,000 6%
San Pedro 63 $542,000 $542,000 0%
Torrance 113 $687,000 $617,000 11.4%
Westchester 33 $1,185,000 $1,116,000 6.2%

Hermosa Beach home prices on the rise for June 2017

June 2017 was a big month for home sales in Hermosa Beach with a high number of homes selling.  This small coastal town outside of Los Angeles saw a relatively huge 26 homes closing escrow during the month.  The 26  home sales saw a median sales price of $1,718,000.  The summer months are always an active market in this coastal community due to the ideal weather and location.  Click here to see all of the recent home sales in the Hermosa Beach and South Bay.

City Homes Sold June 2017 Median June 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 61 $445,000 $450,000 -1.1%
El Segundo 15 $800,000 $1,135,000 -29%
Gardena 70 $461,000 $430,000 7.2%
Harbor City 19 $465,000 $547,000 -15%
Hawthorne 45 $592,000 $624,000 -5.1%
Hermosa Beach 26 $1,718,000 $1,274,500 34.8
Hollywood Riviera 19 $1,375,000 $1,177,000 14.4%
Lomita 18 $565,000 $555,000 1.8%
Long Beach 419 $523,000 $470,000 11.2%
Manhattan Beach 57 $2,467,000 $1,924,000 28.2%
Marina Del Rey 34 $968,000 $900,000 7.6%
Palos Verdes Estates 46 $1,679,000 $1,533,000 9.5%
Playa Del Rey 34 $683,000 $603,000 13.3%
Rancho Palos Verdes 75 $1,240,000 $1,200,000 3.3%
Redondo Beach 117 $969,000 $945,000 2.5%
San Pedro 82 $510,000 $500,000 1.9%
Torrance 184 $673,000 $635,000 5.9%
Westchester 42 $1,090,000 $1,050,000 3.8%

Hermosa Beach Home Prices in May 2017 over $1,700,000

Hermosa Beach continues it’s high demand trend leading to high prices as well.  Median home prices for May reached almost $1.74M with 26 homes closing escrow.  Visit our sold homes page to see the recent home sales in Hermosa Beach CA.  View Hermosa Beach real estate market trends and statistics for updated information on prices, home sales, days on market and more.

City Homes
May 2017 Median May 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 41 $458,000 $453,000 1.2%
El Segundo 8 $880,000 $803,000 9.7%
Gardena 65 $523,000 $425,000 23.1%
Harbor City 14 $503,000 $439,000 14.5%
Hawthorne 46 $610,000 $485,000 25.8%
Hermosa Beach 26 $1,738,000 $1,285,000 35.3%
Lawndale 16 $485,000 $455,000 6.5%
Lomita 18 $653,000 $488,000 33.7%
Long Beach 356 $472,000 $485,000 -2.6%
Manhattan Beach 46 $2,175,000 $1,875,000 16%
Marina Del Rey 32 $933,000 $925,000 0.8%
Palos Verdes Estates 47 $1,650,000 $1,499,000 10.1%
Playa Del Rey 31 $720,000 $560,000 28.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 51 $1,275,000 $1,060,000 20.3%
Redondo Beach 87 $1,054,000 $950,000 10.9%
San Pedro 63 $620,000 $489,000 26.8%
Torrance 140 $690,000 $593,000 16.4%
Westchester 44 $965,000 $1,130,000 -14.6%

Happy 4th of July from Hermosa Beach Homes!

To our friends, clients, website visitors and future clients….we at Hermosa Beach Homes and Vista Sotheby’s International wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!  Could there be a better place to spend a holiday weekend?

4th of July in Hermosa Beach – Travel and Leisure Article

A recent article in Travel and Leisure magazine points out just how much of a part Hermosa Beach is on the 4th of July.  From the beach crowds, to the fun of pier plaza, to the events throughout our little coastal community, Hermosa Beach is a great place to be on the 4th of July.

See the article about Hermosa Beach here.

The Most Expensive House Ever on the Market East of PCH

826 18th Street Hermosa Beach

The area east of PCH in Hermosa Beach is generally the least expensive neighborhood in this small coastal community due to the fact that it’s the furthest from the beach.  Homes vary in prices with most new construction for single family homes coming on the market in the lower $2.0Ms to the low $3.0Ms for a home on an oversized lot.  The recent listing at 826 18th in the Hermosa hills certainly blows that average price range away.  Recently listed at $4.2M this much larger than normal home sits on an healthy 5,500 foot lot with some very nice ocean views.  It is relatively close to PCH and it will certainly be an interesting one to watch as the current price would exceed anything that has sold in the past.  Click here for more information and photos of 826 18th Street, Hermosa Beach home for sale.

BED / BATH:  5/ 4 1/2
SQFT:  4,100 (estimated)
PRICE PER SQFT:  $1,024.39
LOT:  5,500
GARAGE:  Attached 2 car
TYPE:   Single family home
LISTING ID:  SB17111561

May 2017 Sees a Big Jump in Hermosa Beach Price Per Square Foot

By Keith Kyle

As Hermosa Beach is really just a small beach town, home prices and numbers can vary quite a bit depending on which few homes have sold.  Just a sale or two of oceanfront property on the Strand can make a big difference.  With that in mind it was still an impressive month in May with price per foot taking a significant jump up.  Average price per foot was over $1300 a foot which is well above the average.

Average Price Per Square Foot in Hermosa Beach (keep in mind that this is often not the best determinant of value due to significant variables such as proximity to the beach, age, views, etc.

Vista Sotheby’s Announces their Top Producing Realtors for 2016

Vista Sotheby’s International, one of the top real estate firms in the South Bay area of Los Angeles have recently introduced their “Top Producers” for 2016. With offices throughout the area including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach and the Hollywood Riviera, Vista Sotheby’s has quickly become the dominant force in the local real estate market.

We are proud to annouce that Manhattan Beach realtor Keith Kyle was one of the top agents companywide and was the #9 top producing agent for 2016.   Congrats to all of the realtors given the award.  See also the Vista Sotheby’s top producers for 2015.

We wanted to thank all of our clients and friends that helped make 2016 such as successful year in real estate.

Coming Soon – Off Market Single family Home for Sale at 541 Gravely Court Hermosa Beach

Coming soon to Hermosa Beach, 541 Gravely Court.  This off market single family home is charming, bright, move in ready and in a great location! This charming single family home in the Hermosa Hills is located on a quiet cul-de-sac, has been upgraded throughout and is as beautiful inside as out. The home enjoys plenty of natural light with an open and inviting floorplan. Indoor features include two large bedrooms with far more space than the traditional 2 bedroom home, tiled kitchen and living room, new windows and shutters and direct access to both the front and rear patios through beautiful french doors. The outdoor areas have been meticulously landscaped and includes a beautiful terraced backyard with an oversized deck and fire pit. Second and third floors would have big ocean views. Live in now and build later!  Contact Hermosa Beach listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International for more information.