By Keith Kyle

2018 was a banner year for real estate in Torrance CA. Demand was extremely high and prices continued to rise throughout the year with a slight drop towards the winter months which is not unusual.  The number of homes for sale really ramped up after spring from a low of 76 homes on the market in January to a high of 167 homes for sale in July.  There were 1,195 residential “on market” home sales in Torrance for the year.  These statistics do not include the homes in the Hollywood Riviera with Redondo mailing address but actually in Torrance.

Homes Selling At or Above Asking Price

One extremely impressive indicator of just how strong the market remained through the year was the % difference between list price and sold price (how close the sellers were to full asking price).  In seven of the months the average home sold at, or above the average list price and in the remaining 5 months they were within a percent or 2 of full list price.  That’s a sign of an extremely seller friendly market.

See the current homes for sale in Torrance

Days on Market Very Low

Another solid indicator was the average days on market with only topped 30 days once….in January of 2018.  Median prices for the year generally overed between $700,000 and $800,000.

Date January February March April May June July August September October November December
For Sale 76 78 88 111 144 149 167 165 149 164 165 119
New Listing 94 104 121 147 147 163 162 146 110 136 103 59
Sold 59 52 97 95 110 115 131 135 112 112 97 74
Pended 72 86 104 107 113 135 124 136 95 101 85 85
Avg. Active Price  $757.000  $749.000  $815.000  $820.000  $814.000  $780.000  $819.000  $809.000  $ 803.000  $771.000  $727.000  $724.000
Avg. Sold Price  $714.000  $739.000  $709.000  $739.000  $806.000  $747.000  $715.000  $721.000  $765.000  $744.000  $735.000  $766.000
Avg. Sq. Ft. Price (Sold) 488 484 484 483 503 504 482 495 497 469 495 494
Sold/List Diff. % 100 101 102 102 102 101 101 100 100 99 99 100
Sold/Orig LP Diff. % 99 100 101 101 102 101 100 99 100 98 98 98
Avg Days on Market 34 26 22 22 19 20 23 21 25 30 27 29
Median Sold Price 700,000 705,000 690,000 740,000 800,000 732,000 695,000 735,000 743,000 716,000 710,000 758,000
About the author
Keith Kyle
Keith Kyle is a top real estate agent in the South Bay and focuses on the cities of Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach. Helping both buyers and sellers Keith is a local expert in the Torrance market with South Bay Brokers and has been one of the top agents in the area since 2007.