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The holiday weekend is fairly light on real estate activity in Manhattan Beach, but there are a few new and newer listings worth your time.

Here's hoping you had a great 4th and are ready to continue with an awesome Summer.

To plan your (free) open-house tours for this week, try this Redfin map list of open houses, or click here for the Beach Reporter list of opens.

This week, we're must pointing to Tree Section listings, though there are a few more sprinkles around town.

Don't forget, when previewing homes here on MB Confidential, you can click "Open All Images" right above the main listing photo to get immediate display of all the listing photos at once.

Tree Section

2300 Elm (4br/3ba, 2800 sqft.) is an inspired remodel of a formerly tired,

It's time for one of our twice-monthly market updates. 

Inventory bounced up a little, but there have been plenty of sales – some quick and shocking.

This being Summer, it's natural to look at the beach and see what's up in the Sand Section.

Oh, my, did $12M worth of lots just trade at Bruce's Beach?

2520 Manhattan Ave. and 2519 Bayview, neighboring 1750 sqft. lots on the south side of the park, both listed in late June at $4.000M each. Immediate deals were rung up. Wow.

The stage was set for these deals with a recent sale at 217 27th, on the north side of the park. A lot there traded for $4.100M, about $100K over asking, in late May. That seems to have been something of an inspiration to the owners of those two lots right across, on the south side of

We're just a week away from celebrating our nation's birthday – and one of the biggest beach days of the year.

It may feel like a new nation for some after this most interesting week in Washington, D.C. Maybe you'll agree that we've just "made our union a little more perfect."

Back here in local real estate in Manhattan Beach, this past week saw an oh-so-temporary bulge in inventory, with a crest at 73 active listings. We're back down again as of Saturday, as multiple new deals have posted. There are several new options again this weekend, though.

To plan your (free) open-house tours for this week, try this Redfin map list of open houses, or click here for the Beach Reporter list of opens

Don't forget, when previewing homes here on MB Confidential, you…

If you know MB Confidential, you know we love a deep dive into data.

And there's a time and a place for that, but today, we'll try to illustrate a trend with just one sale.

Newly pending/in escrow is 2301 Vista, a modern-style 3br TH with 2400+ interior square feet.

This modern townhome was built a ways back, in 2002, but has a very compelling, slick "now" look to it. (The decor, gadgets and super-plus-sized TV's also give it a "guy's paradise" feel.)

The most recent sale here wasn't all that long ago, even if it seems like forever to look back to 2011.

Here, actually, are all 3 of the most recent sales of 2301 Vista:

  • $1.910M in Dec. 2011
  • $1.900M in Nov. 2009
  • $2.099M in Jan. 2007

List price this month was $3.399M, or 78% over the 2011