3 to Bet on Before Xmas

By Dave Fratello | December 5th, 2017

Don't make predictions. It'll only get you in trouble.

Isn't that lesson clear enough already?

But no. We're going out on a limb.

We took a look at the 71 active listings in Manhattan Beach today, and here are our bets for most likely to sell before Christmas:

2410 Laurel Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2410 Laurel (4br/3ba, 2575 sqft.) just seems overdue for a deal to stick. (It's fallen out of escrow once, officially.)

This 60s modern has been updated in the important areas and boats a voluminous living room with ample glass, a reasonably sized backyard and some good front outdoor space as well.

Could someone take this property as it stands and remodel further? Sure. As we like to say, it's not urgent but you could give this another round of improvements.

Launched in August at $2.499M, this one has come all the way down to $2.199M now and must have people circling, if not striking already.

1345 Voorhees Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1345 Voorhees (3br/2ba, 1750 sqft.) is a charmingly remodeled & open cottage on a quiet street near Pennekamp.

It's mostly lacking in a backyard, but there's a lot out front to work with if you want a garden, play space etc.

This one is priced right down the middle with the comps at $1.699M. 

Maybe our only surprises so far are why it began in November, and why it isn't gone yet.

1147 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA1147 8th (4br/4ba, 2075 sqft.) is fun and unique, with a lot of outdoor living options taking advantage of its 8000 sqft. lot.

The front exterior may not sell it much, but get inside, enjoy the pool and waterfall and large outdoor entertainment room, and your head begins to spin with the possibilities.

The main house wants updates, if not reconfiguring. The project seems worthwhile.

There was an immediate offer on the property when it listed in September for $2.249M, though that didn't pan out. It's at $2.175M now.

Other Prospects

It's hard to limit our guesses to 3 because there are many prospects for sales over the next few weeks.

Here are some others that seem to have a good chance, also. (Click any address to see the property in detail.)

2208 Wendy - knockout flipper remodel asking $1.878M.

130 19th - modern new construx with nice views, asking $9.250M.

2310 Palm - a 2006 Spanish on a good street, down almost $500K from start to $2.750M; good combination of size & location for the money.

221 Larsson - midsized charmer with city/mountain views, asking $1.995M.

441 34th - lot sale up on the plateau asking $1.949M.

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