Featured Listing – 618 1st Street Hermosa Beach

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Located just a few short blocks to the beach at 618 1st Street, this beautiful detached Cape Cod designed townhome offers the best in beach living.  Very rare for this area of Hermosa, the home is completely detached and feels like a single family home with great outdoor spaces and a private entry. With a mid level entry and reverse floorplan, the formal entry offers soaring ceilings, hardwood floors and is bathed in natural light.  Entry level features the master suite, 2 spacious bedrooms, convenient laundry area, and a full bath.  The enormous master suite features dual walk in closets, new carpet and paint, and an beautiful bath with jacuzzi tub and  shower.  The upper level offers an incredible amount of space with an open and flexible layout that can adapt to your lifestyle.  The living room features vaulted ceilings, beautiful gas fireplace, and 4 French doors allow for direct access to the patio to take in the near perfect weather.  The top floor also features an oversized and open kitchen with recessed lights, stainless appliances sits cental to both the living room and huge dining room.  Head up to the rooftop deck for great ocean and city light views.  The home also offers a nice backyard area with deck and artificial turf, and a two car attached garage.  All of this ideally located in Hermosa Beach, recently voted the 10th “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” by Coastal Living Magazine.

 Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more information or for a private showing.  Details and videos at 618FirstStreet.com



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The Online Presence of Sotheby’s International Real Estate Expands

By Keith Kyle

Something that’s a great benefit to my Hermosa Beach home sellers, is both the global reach of my company, especially in terms of reaching those buyers where most are these days….online.  Sotheby’s International continues to expand it’s online presence in the global real estate market as these latest numbers indicate.  The numbers below are pretty amazing and just one of the reasons we can offer so much more than other Hermosa Beach and South Bay brokerages.

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Detached Luxury Townhomes for Sale in Hermosa Beach – Coming 2016

By Keith Kyle

Coming late spring 2016, these incredible new detached townhomes built by South Swell have all of the finest features you’re looking for.  Luxury ammenities abound from the moment you enter the homes.  First floor offers a guest bedroom, living area and a full bath.  2nd level offers 2 spacious bedrooms, laundry room, and a beautiful master suite with private balcony and ocean views.  The third level offers a beautiful and bright great room with multiple balconies, fantastic ocean views, gourmet kitchen, fireplace and more.  This open floorplan takes full advantage of the wonderful views, breezes and natural light.

Front Home:1072 7th Sunset Rendering

  • 4 bedroom 3.5 bath
  • 3000+ square feet
  • Ocean views from 2nd and 3rd level
  • Detached home on a great Hermosa Street
  • Price: Call agent for details

Rear Home:

  • 4 bedroom 3.5 bath1072 7th Side West Render
  • 3200+ square feet
  • Ocean views from 2nd and 3rd level
  • 4 balconies/decks
  • Detached home on a great Hermosa Street
  • Price: Call agent for details

315 26th Street – Legal Triplex in the Sand Section

315 26th Street, Hermosa Beach – Triplex for sale 3 blocks to the beach315_26th_St_front1 copy

Price $2,250,000

This is a great opportunity for the savvy investor searching for rare beach properties in an ideal location.  Legal non-conforming triplex with a bonus bed/bath.  Tax records show a total square footage of 2048

Front house is a 2 bed/1 bath detached home with some ocean views.  According to the tax records there is another bedroom and bath for the unit but they are not attached and are downstairs off of the garage.  It’s not currently being used but could be used for a bonus unit.  It has a separate entrance and no kitchen so technically it’s part of the upstairs unit.  It would need quite a bit of work to make it usable, but the owner has used it in the past and it could be a great option for a future owner.   The front house has a one car garage and a workshop that has the laundry (for all units) in it.

Sunset at 26th StreetBack house has two units and the two houses are separated by a patio.  Upstairs rear house is a small 2 bed/1 bath.

Back house lower is a one bedroom/1 bath.  There is a one car garage but it’s been used to make the lower unit larger and has been like that for a very long time.

It’s a street to alley lot 3 blocks from the beach.   The most recent multi unit properties in the neighborhood were:  301 28th Street listed for $1,850,000 and sold for $2,250,000 (duplex with 2 2bed/1 bath units at 1500 feet total) and 227 29th Street listed at $2,250,000 sold at $2,330,000 (duplex with 2 2bed/2 bath units at a little under 2500 feet)

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Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with South Bay Brokers for more information.

Hermosa Beach February Home Sales Slow As Inventory Way Down

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Hermosa Beach saw another slow month of home sales as inventory continued at record low numbers.  Although there were several “off market
sales, the sales recorded in the local MLS numbered a paltry 9 homes.  Although the number of home sales was down the sales prices once again were anything but low as the lack of inventory and high demand led to another month of big numbers.  The lowest home price was $640,000 for the 2 bedroom condo located at 320 Hermosa Ave while the top sale of the month was for the fixer/tear down at 136 Neptune…a stones throw from the beach.  View the February home sales below.  To see other South Bay cities or home sales in other months, visit our South Bay recent sales information page.

MLS# Type   Address  Price  Bed/Bath Year Sq Feet
SB14217595 CONDO/A 320 Hermosa AV #101  $ 640,000 2/1,1,0,0 1972/ASR 1115/A
SB14005999 TWNHS/A 1106 Palm DR  $ 2,150,000 4/3,0,1,0 2006/ASR 2660/A
SB14100959 SFR/D 402 31st ST  $ 2,399,000 3/2,1,1,0 2003/ASR 3098/A
SB15014319 SFR/D 136 Neptune AV  $ 2,450,000 3/2,0,0,0 1967/ASR 1542/A
SB15015351 TWNHS/A 501 Herondo ST #64  $ 789,000 2/2,0,1,0 1987/ASR 1439/A
SB14251132 TWNHS/A 635 5th ST  $ 1,575,000 4/3,0,1,0 2014/BLD 2770/B
SB14232390 SFR/D 1216 11th PL  $ 760,000 3/1,0,0,0 1956/ASR 912/A
SB15016909 SFR/D 825 18th ST  $ 1,185,000 3/2,0,1,0 1965/ASR 2344/A
SB14241320 SFR/D 1733 Prospect AV  $ 1,450,000 3/3,0,0,0 1974/ASR 2250/A

When Sales Prices Go Crazy – 107 24th Street in Hermosa Beach

By Keith Kyle

In this market there are definitely homes that sell over list price……

And then there are HOMES THAT SELL WAY OVER LIST PRICE.

Located on the corner of 24th and Hermosa Ave and only a few hundred feet from the sand, this home was listed at $2,000,000.  Although the home was a fixer at best the location is highly sought after and coveted by builders for the size of the lot and the potential views and the proximity to the sand.  Unbelievably the home listed at $2,000,000 closed at $2,760,000!!107 24th Street HErmosa Beach

Status: Closed Sale
ML#:   SB14224663 
APN:   4182011001 
Orig. List Price:   $2,000,000 
Price Per Sqft:   $1,197.92 
County:   Los Angeles 
Property Type:   Single Family Residence (D) 
Bedrooms:   2 
Bath(F,T,H,Q):  1,1,0,0 
Sqft (Src):   2,304 (Assessor’s Data) 
Ac/LotSqft (Src):   0.055/2,403 (A)