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There was a time last year (2016) when the Tree Section got slow.

People began to get up in arms, wondering, "what's wrong in the Trees?" Average DOM was growing, along with inventory. Prices were beginning to be challenged.

It's better this year so far. Inventory in the Tree Section is at less than half the level of 2016 (14 today). Sales are proceeding well.

Are there more buyers? Better rates? More reasonable listing/selling prices? You might want to see a blog post on each of those topics.

Today we'll look at the ask/close spreads, the difference between sellers' asking prices and closed sales. Perhaps there's a clue in there.

Get ready for a big chart, organized by most recent sale first, and going back to Jan. 1, 2017 (this looks…

Exactly 3 months ago, we launched a new test of Zillow's automated valuations for Manhattan Beach. (See: "Testing Zillow Again.")

We took the first 15 listings of the year, noted the asking price and "Zestimate" (automated valuation) for each, and gave it all some time to play out.

So how are the robots doing?

Here's the initial chart:

ADDRESS BD/BA SQFT LOT SZ START $   ZESTIMATE START DT
1842 10th Street 5/6 4707 7504 $2,500,000   $2,955,477 01/19/17
412 Highland Avenue 3/4 2100 3334 $2,650,000   $2,466,703 01/18/17
409 3rd Street 3/1 1186 2705 $2,500,000   $2,702,306 01/17/17
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Happy Earth Day to you.

In our little pocket of the planet this weekend, there are 45 Manhattan Beach real estate listings vying for your attention, including several new ones after a letup last week for Easter.

Our video features 401 2nd, 100 Morningside, 1501 Pacific, 3100 Alma and more:   

Some mobile users and email subscribers will need to use this link to view the video.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!). Our open house link always appears in our weekly wrapups and on the main front page, under "Open Houses."

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