Manhattan Beach Confidential provides data, analysis and commentary on local real estate. We focus on Single Family Residences (SFRs) west of Sepulveda.
MBC is produced by MB Watcher, a decade-long local resident who believes that home prices in town got just a bit out of hand in recent years. MBC launched in March 2007, before the local housing market had experienced serious trouble or price declines. Besides producing this blog, the author does not work in the real estate industry. Email: mbwatcher [at] gmail.com
MBC uses numerous public sources of home listing information to track real estate market activity. Frequently, MBC's data on active listings is superior to current information in those listings for up to three reasons: 1) MBC is not fooled by bogus "re-listings" that wipe out original listing dates and start prices; 2) MBC provides last-sale price data on many listings; 3) MBC provides opinions and a forum for comments on specific properties that go beneath the surface.
Our MB Market Updates are produced twice per month and posted in a convenient, online format that allows users to easily look at current activity in their target area and price range.
MBC strives to be both factual and opinionated. There are no guarantees of accuracy offered or implied. With this being a blog, the reader has a right and duty to check information provided here.
CORRECTIONS: If you think we got something wrong, say so in comments or private email (mbwatcher [at] gmail.com). Corrections to factual information will be made where appropriate.