Torrance Market Update – March 2020 Home Sales in Torrance CA

March 2020 was another solid month for real estate in Torrance CA….the South Bay’s largest city.  There were 84 on market closed sales during the month which is down slightly from March 2019 but was still the highest since the beginning of 2020.  The number of pending sales has jumped considerable each month of 2020 thus far so one would have expected that to continue.

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March numbers were not yet impacted by Covid 19 so that will likely change things quite a bit as many “pending” escrows have fallen out and are now back on the market.  The median asking price was $787,000 with the median “sold” price at $815,000 which means that home were selling WAY over the list price indicating a market VERY favorable to sellers.  The average price per foot was $515.80 and median days on the market was only 9 before going into escrow.  4 of the sales were in the 55+ community of New Horizons which was certainly more than any other specific neighborhood.

March 2020 Torrance Home Sales

Type   Address Price $ Per Foot Bed/Bath Sq Feet Year Built Sold Date
TWNHS 1445 W 224TH ST   #5 $495,000 $348.59 3/1,1,1,0 1420/A 2007/ASR 3/10/2020
CONDO/A 20434 S Vermont AVE   #72 $267,500 $407.77 1/1,0,0,0 656/A 1978/ASR 3/13/2020
CONDO/A 1129 Sepulveda BLVD   #M201 $348,000 $437.19 2/1,0,0,0 796/A 1973/ASR 3/25/2020
CONDO/A 23334 Sesame ST   #C $360,000 $434.26 2/2,0,0,0 829/A 1973/ASR 3/16/2020
CONDO/A 806 Coriander DR   #G $365,000 $440.29 2/2,0,0,0 829/A 1973/ASR 3/27/2020
CONDO/A 21858 S Vermont Av    #4 $377,000 $403.64 2/2,0,0,0 934/A 1994/ASR 3/2/2020
CONDO/A 23334 Sesame ST   $390,000 $470.45 2/1,1,0,0 829/A 1973/ASR 3/3/2020
SFR/D 23033 Alexandria AVE   $420,000 $259.42 3/1,0,0,0 1619/A 1956/ASR 3/27/2020
SFR/D 1056 W 220th ST   $461,500 $456.03 3/1,0,0,0 1012/A 1952/PUB 3/4/2020
SFR/D 1040 Fiat ST   $500,000 $520.83 3/1,0,0,0 960/A 1954/ASR 3/5/2020
SFR/D 23111 Alexandria AVE   $540,000 $575.69 2/1,0,1,0 938/A 1956/ASR 3/27/2020
SFR/D 1057 Fiat ST   $542,000 $564.58 3/1,0,0,0 960/A 1954/ASR 3/26/2020
SFR/D 21419 Marigold AVE   $580,000 $428.99 3/1,1,0,0 1352/A 1959/ASR 3/10/2020
SFR/D 711 Gian DR   $730,000 $302.03 4/3,0,0,0 2417/A 1968/EST 3/25/2020
SFR/D 22530 Meyler ST   $735,000 $422.66 4/2,0,0,0 1739/A 1961/ASR 3/23/2020
SFR/D 2611 Nearcliff ST   $774,000 $735.04 3/1,0,0,0 1053/A 1954/ASR 3/27/2020
SFR/D 3202 Singingwood DR   $850,009 $421.84 3/3,0,0,0 2015/A 1976/ASR 3/10/2020
SFR/D 3314 Danaha ST   $878,700 $631.70 3/2,0,0,0 1391/A 1949/ASR 3/27/2020
SFR/D 3326 Primm WAY   $900,000 $843.49 3/1,0,0,0 1067/A 1950/ASR 3/26/2020
SFR/D 25811 Matfield DR   $921,000 $594.19 3/2,0,0,0 1550/A 1956/ASR 3/24/2020
SFR/D 3506 Senefeld DR   $940,000 $755.63 3/2,0,0,0 1244/A 1951/ASR 3/6/2020
SFR/D 3014 Softwind WAY   $1,065,000 $575.05 3/3,0,0,0 1852/A 1975/ASR 3/25/2020
SFR/D 3321 Candlewood RD   $1,300,000 $520.21 4/3,0,1,0 2499/A 1975/ASR 3/26/2020
DPLX/D 24458 Park ST   $1,599,000 $533.00 5/3,0,0,0 3000/A 1962/ASR 3/9/2020
TWNHS/A 3101 Plaza Del Amo    #104 $623,000 $525.30 2/2,0,1,0 1186/A 1986/ASR 3/16/2020
TWNHS/A 2971 Plaza Del Amo    #293 $658,000 $483.47 2/3,0,0,0 1361/A 1985/ASR 3/20/2020
TWNHS/A 3538 Torrance BLVD   #156 $815,000 $454.80 3/2,0,1,0 1792/A 2005/ASR 3/24/2020
SFR/D 2510 Dorset    $1,065,000 $431.17 4/2,0,1,0 2470/A 1991/ASR 3/27/2020
CONDO/A 22647 Nadine CIR   #A $443,000 $396.60 1/2,0,0,0 1117/A 1963/PUB 3/13/2020
CONDO/A 22645 Nadine CIR   #B $455,000 $407.34 2/2,0,0,0 1117/A 1963/ASR 3/12/2020
CONDO/A 22913 Maple AVE   #B $475,000 $425.25 2/2,0,0,0 1117/P 1963/ASR 3/6/2020
CONDO/A 22628 Nadine CIR   #A $490,000 $515.79 2/2,0,0,0 950/A 1963/PUB 3/31/2020
CONDO/A 23016 Nadine CIR   $515,000 $532.57 2/1,0,0,0 967/A 1963/ASR 3/2/2020
SFR/D 3514 W 224th ST   $862,500 $544.85 3/1,0,1,0 1583/A 1954/ASR 3/24/2020
SFR/D 22910 Wade AVE   $1,185,000 $357.79 4/2,0,1,0 3312/A 1976/ASR 3/13/2020
SFR/D 4317 Highgrove AVE   $1,050,000 $630.25 3/1,0,1,0 1666/A 1954/ASR 3/9/2020
SFR 4427 VISTA LARGO    $1,325,000 $784.02 4/2,0,1,0 1690/ 1958 3/6/2020
SFR/D 4621 Via El Sereno    $1,428,015 $653.85 4/1,2,0,0 2184/A 1963/ASR 3/19/2020
SFR/D 4002 W 234th ST   $830,000 $547.49 3/2,0,0,0 1516/A 1961/ASR 3/18/2020
SFR/D 23224 Anza AVE   $940,000 $554.25 4/2,0,0,0 1696/E 1960/EST 3/4/2020
SFR/D 23633 Ladeene AVE   $980,000 $655.08 3/1,1,0,0 1496/A 1962/ASR 3/23/2020
SFR/D 4616 mindora DR   $990,000 $769.83 3/0,1,0,0 1286/A 1951/ASR 3/16/2020
SFR 4134 PACIFIC COAST HWY   #124 $1,087,000 $434.80 3/2,0,1,0 2500/AP 2001 3/17/2020
SFR/D 5130 Sepulveda BLVD   $1,100,100 $428.22 4/2,2,0,0 2569/A 1952/ASR 3/13/2020
SFR 22329 LADEENE AVE   $1,269,400 $575.43 4/3,0,0,0 2206/ 1953 3/23/2020
SFR/D 22312 Ladeene AVE   $1,270,000 $488.46 5/3,0,0,0 2600/A 1953/ASR 3/31/2020
SFR/D 23203 Los Codona AVE   $1,344,015 $604.32 4/3,0,0,0 2224/A 1965/ASR 3/3/2020
SFR/D 3855 Tiffany CT   $1,360,000 $436.88 5/3,0,0,0 3113/A 1977/ASR 3/3/2020
SFR 22006 ANZA AVE   $895,000 $563.96 3/2,0,0,0 1587/ 1956 3/4/2020
SFR/D 22117 Palos Verdes BLVD   $948,000 $522.89 3/2,0,0,0 1813/A 1955/ASR 3/27/2020
SFR/D 21509 Ladeene AVE   $1,277,000 $674.95 4/3,0,1,0 1892/A 1956/PUB 3/13/2020
TWNHS/A 4438 Spencer ST   #9 $730,000 $431.70 2/2,0,1,0 1691/A 1984/ASR 3/27/2020
TWNHS/A 5208 W 190th ST   $775,000 $423.27 3/1,1,1,0 1831/P 1976/ASR 3/12/2020
SFR/D 4770 W 191st ST   $890,000 $485.81 3/1,0,0,0 1832/A 1954/ASR 3/1/2020
SFR/D 19521 Beckworth AVE   $945,000 $540.00 3/1,1,0,0 1750/A 1954/ASR 3/11/2020
SFR/D 5019 Halison ST   $1,074,000 $561.13 4/2,0,0,0 1914/A 1973/ASR 3/4/2020
SFR/D 5009 Maricopa ST   $1,451,000 $593.94 5/2,0,1,0 2443/A 1959/ASR 3/24/2020
TWNHS/A 4033 W 182nd ST   #C $475,000 $287.53 2/1,0,1,0 1652/A 1980/ASR 3/16/2020
SFR/D 4303 W 178th ST   $708,000 $679.46 2/2,0,0,0 1042/A 1949/ASR 3/24/2020
SFR/D 3705 W 180th PL   $715,000 $642.99 3/1,0,0,0 1112/A 1953/ASR 3/26/2020
SFR/D 3705 W 180th PL   $715,000 $642.99 3/1,0,0,0 1112/P 1953/ASR 3/26/2020
SFR/D 3924 W 187TH ST   $790,000 $670.63 3/1,0,1,0 1178/A 1956/ASR 3/11/2020
SFR/D 16703 Ermanita AVE   $800,000 $638.98 3/2,0,0,0 1252/A 1952/ASR 3/25/2020
SFR/D 3116 W 185th ST   $860,000 $564.30 3/1,1,0,0 1524/A 1950/ASR 3/5/2020
SFR/D 18426 Yukon AVE   $950,000 $484.20 4/2,0,1,0 1962/A 1954/ASR 3/17/2020
TWNHS/A 18413 Van Ness AVE   $560,000 $423.92 2/1,1,1,0 1321/A 1964/ASR 3/4/2020
SFR/D 1948 W 187th PL   $625,000 $496.03 3/2,0,0,0 1260/A 1958/ASR 3/5/2020
SFR/D 18825 Wilton PL   $661,500 $443.36 3/2,0,0,0 1492/A 1951/ASR 3/10/2020
SFR/D 18410 Haas AVE   $779,000 $628.23 3/1,1,0,0 1240/A 1955/ASR 3/20/2020
SFR/D 18049 Saint Andrews PL   $815,000 $378.01 4/3,0,0,0 2156/A 1961/ASR 3/26/2020
SFR/D 16216 Taylor CT   $832,000 $509.18 3/2,0,0,0 1634/A 1953/ASR 3/17/2020
SFR/D 17020 Kristin AVE   $840,000 $701.17 3/2,0,0,0 1198/A 1955/ASR 3/3/2020
SFR/D 2131 W 184th ST   $851,000 $425.07 3/1,1,0,0 2002/A 1962/ASR 3/4/2020
SFR/D 1012 Sierra PL   $680,000 $564.78 2/1,1,0,0 1204/A 1950/ASR 3/19/2020
TWNHS/A 2714 Cabrillo AVE   $705,000 $427.27 2/2,0,1,0 1650/A 2006/PUB 3/2/2020
TWNHS/A 1800 Oak ST   #351 $756,000 $507.38 2/2,0,1,0 1490/A 2007/ASR 3/17/2020
TWNHS/A 2303 Jefferson ST   #1208 $859,000 $403.10 3/3,0,0,0 2131/B 2010/ASR 3/6/2020
SFR/D 2416 Santa Cruz CT   $899,000 $386.67 3/2,0,0,0 2325/A 1977/PUB 3/16/2020
SFR/D 1767 W 245th ST   $620,000 $573.01 3/1,0,0,0 1082/A 1952/ASR 3/17/2020
SFR/D 23727 Alliene AVE   $770,000 $691.20 3/1,0,0,0 1114/A 1953/ASR 3/11/2020
SFR/D 2409 W 235th ST   $885,000 $492.76 4/2,0,0,0 1796/A 1959/ASR 3/20/2020
SFR/D 2416 W 228th St    $920,000 $519.48 3/2,0,0,0 1771/A 1971/ASR 3/10/2020
SFR/D 2371 W 235th PL   $1,150,000 $511.11 5/3,0,0,0 2250/A 1963/ASR 3/3/2020
CONDO/A 3220 Merrill DR   #43 $325,000 $477.94 1/1,0,0,0 680/A 1964/ASR 3/10/2020

 

Community Spotlight – New Horizons 55+ Senior Housing

Welcome to the 55+ community of New Horizons in southeast Torrance.   This is the largest senior living community in the South Bay and boasts a look and feel of a Florida type senior community.  The area and grounds offer an active lifestyle with 9-hold golf, swimming pool, tennis courts, a gym and more.  It’s an easy place to be social as well with a billiards room, art room, clubhouse, picnic/BBQ areas, ballroom and more.  It really does offer resort style living at a fraction of the cost of nearby non 55+ communities.

View the current homes for sale in New Horizons.

There are 600 total units broken into smaller buildings with both 2 level condo style buildings as well as single level patio home type housing.  Although some of the homes are listed and sold as one bedrooms they have a living room/den area often converted and used as a second bedroom.  The bulk of the homes are listed as two bedrooms and square footage ranges from 950-1117 square feet so all homes are fairly good size.  HOA dues (as of 2/7/20) are around $400 a month.

The complex and homes were built in 1963 so the community does have a dated look and feel, but prices are great for what they offer compared to what they would be if not restricted to seniors.  View also all 55+ homes for sale in the South Bay

   

Current Homes for Sale in New Horizons Torrance

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Prop 60 and 90 Information for Torrance Home Buyers and Sellers

**Propositions 60 and 90 are Constitutional initiatives passed by California voters. They provide property tax relief by preventing reassessment when a senior citizen sells his/her existing residence and purchases or constructs a replacement residence worth the same or less than the original. They were enacted to encourage a person, age 55 or older to “move down” to a smaller residence. When a senior citizen acquires a replacement property worth less than the original property, he/she will continue to pay approximately the same amount of annual property taxes as before.

How Do These Propositions Work?

When the senior citizen purchases or constructs a new residence, it is not reassessed, if he/she qualifies. The Assessor transfers the factored base value of the original residence to the replacement residence. Proposition 60 originallyrequired that the replacement and the original be located in the same county. Later, Proposition 90 enabled this to be modified by local ordinance. Los Angeles County enacted an ordinance to provide that when the replacement is located in Los Angeles County, the original property may be located in any other California county.

Who Qualifies?

If you or your spouse that resides with you are age 55 or older, you may buy or construct a new home of equal or lesser value than your existing home and transfer the trended base value to your new property. This is a one-time only benefit. You must buy or complete construction of your replacement home within two years of the sale of the original property. Both the original home and the new home must be your principal place of residence. A claim must be filed within three years of purchasing or completing new construction of the replacement property. If a claim is filed after the three-year period, relief will be granted beginning with the calendar year in which the claim was filed.
Once you have filed and received this tax relief, neither you nor your spouse who resides with you can ever file again.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The replacement property must be your principal residence and must be eligible for the Homeowners’ Exemption or Disabled Veterans’ Exemption.
  2. The replacement property must be of equal or lesser “current market value” than the original property. The “equal or lesser” test is applied to the entire replacement residence, even if the owner of the original property acquires only a partial interest in the replacement residence. Owners of two qualifying original residences may not combine the values of those properties in order to qualify for a Proposition 60 base-year transfer to a replacement residence of greater value than the more valuable of the two original residences.
  3. The replacement property must be purchased or built within two years (before or after) of the sale of the original property.
  4. Your original property must have been eligible for the Homeowners’ or Disabled Veterans’ Exemption.
  5. You, or a spouse residing with you, must have been at least 55 years of age when the original property was sold.

When Are These Propositions Effective?

The replacement residence must have been purchased or constructed on or after November 5, 1986 if the original was located in Los Angeles County. The replacement residence must have been purchased or constructed on or after November 9, 1988 if the ongmal was located in any other California county. Claims must be filed within three years following the purchase of the replacement residence.

Were Are Claim Forms Available?

They are distributed at Assessor’s public counters, in Room 225 of the
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, and in district offices. If you need additional information, call (213) 893-1239.

Counties Accepting Prop 90 Transfers:

 

Alameda
Orange
San Diego
Tuolumne
El Dorado * (set to expire 2021)
Riverside
San Mateo
Ventura
Los Angeles
San Bernardino
Santa Clara

**much of the information above and some additional information can be found at the County Assessor flyer at https://assessor.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/E-20.pdf

 

 

Home Sales and Median Home Prices in Redondo Beach for August 2016

By Keith Kylepark-plaza-plaza-del-amo-sign

August 2016 saw another strong month for homes throughout the South Bay and Torrance.  Torrance, CA reached a 179 homes sold in the month of August with a median home price of $645,000.  As of October 18th 2016 there are 151 active homes and income properties for sale in Redondo Beach and 173 homes currently in escrow.  The lowest price of the month was a one bedroom condo in a 55+ building at $215,000 with the highest sale a $1,225,000 for a single family home in the Southwood community of Torrance.  Of all the homes sold only one was a short sale or foreclosure showing just how much of a non factor short sales are becoming in Torrance.   View the current homes for sale in Torrance, CA or view a list of the homes sold in Redondo Beach and the South Bay in August.

City Homes
Sold
August
2016 Median
August
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 56 $450,000 $430,000 4.7%
El Segundo 15 $1,075,000 $780,000 37.8%
Gardena 43 $470,000 $399,000 17.8%
Harbor City 24 $523,000 $450,000 16.1%
Hawthorne 47 $575,000 $493,000 16.8%
Hermosa Beach 22 $1,723,000 $1,389,000 24.%
Lawndale 16 $498,000 $437,000 13.8%
Lomita 23 $619,000 $510,000 21.4%
Long Beach 348 $463,000 $459,000 .8%
Manhattan Beach 36 $1,800,000 $1,923,000 -6.4%
Marina Del Rey 24 $1,059,000 $928,000 14.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 42 $1,412,000 $1,815,000 -22.2%
Playa Del Rey 16 $623,000 $560,000 11.2%
Rancho Palos Verdes 57 $1,065,000 $1,155,000 -7.8%
Redondo Beach 100 $968,000 $842,000 15%
San Pedro 70 $481,000 $475,000 1.3%
Torrance 179 $645,000 $585,000 10.3%
Westchester 44 $1,093,000 $890,000 22.7%

Torrance Home Spotlight – 55+ Living at Village Court 21345 Hawthorne

By Keith Kyle21345_Hawthorne_Blvd_Village Court Spa

Located in the fantastic Torrance neighborhood of Southwood, Village Court is definitely not what often comes to mind when you think of 55+ senior living.  Village Court was built in 2005 by Anastasi Developement and original prices ranged from the lower to mid $400s for a one bedroom all the way up to over $700,000 for the largest of the 3 bedrooms.  There are several Village Court floorplans ranging from one bedroom units with 716 square feet, 1 Torrance 55+ Condosbedroom with a den, 2 bedroom as well as the rare 3 bedroom units with approximately 1300 square feet.

See the current homes for sale in Village Court 21345 Hawthorne Blvd.

All floorplans have a nice and open layout with a spacious corner kitchen, featuring hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless appliances, open to the living room.  Each home offers a deck or patio and face either the exterior side of the building or the interior social area with views of the BBQ areas, sitting areas, pool and spa.Village Court Bedroom

With resort style amenities Village Court offers a beautiful pool and spa deck with fireplaces and firepits, sitting “lounge” areas, outdoor dining tables, exercise room, library area and clubhouse.

2 Great 55+ Condos for sale in Village Court, Southwood Torrance

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Village Court, located at 21345 Hawthorne Blvd in the great area of Southwood Torrance may just be the nicest 55+ complex in the South Bay.  Located in a great part of Torrance, with an abundance of shopping and dining options just a short distance away, Village Court offers resort style living.

View the Current Village Court Homes for Sale

Amenities include a fitness center, clubhouse with billiards and social areas, a fantastic pool and entertainment deck with a sparkling pool and spa, outdoor dining areas, fireplaces, and BBQ areas.  Having been built in 2005, the complex and condos still feel very new and have the latest features such as open kitchens, granite counters, and more.