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It's still not a time when we can point to large price trends turning negative in Manhattan Beach.

The median price today ($3.100M) is the same as it was in June, and that was the highest-ever median home price in Manhattan Beach at the time.

But as we look at individual sales, you keep seeing cases where you say "hmmm."

Just from the second half of November, consider:

1315 17th Street Manhattan Beach CA1315 17th (4br/2ba, 2102 sqft.)

This is a fixer house on a sizable 7000 sqft. lot. just down from the Meadows elementary playing fields.

(Listed by Michael Millea of Keller Williams Beach Cities.)

As a bonus, the zoning is called "RM" and is said to allow for 2 units. That would be a bump of extra density in an area that is otherwise mostly SFRs.

The listing emerged…

It's possible sometimes to try the same thing over and over, and actually get a different result.

Someone said that's the definition of insanity, but it doesn't have to be.

What do people do when trying to sell a house and it's not working?

They mix it up. Change price. Stage if they hadn't. Change agents. They take steps to give themselves a chance.

Our Edge real estate office here just closed up a sale that could be called a "rescue," where we took over listing a home that had run 3 months without selling. With a new look and our lively marketing, we got the sellers $94K more than they had been offered under the prior listing.

We decided to look around MB and see who's trying right now to spin the wheel and get a different result.

This is not the week when new listings typically emerge, but it is that time of year when we often host out-of-town guests and like to show off the best of Manhattan Beach real estate, when we can.

Therefore, our post here will include some non-new listings that might be worth a walkthrough if you're trying to show off our fair city to family or friends who are visiting. (See all MB open houses at this link.)

Open house times for new listings are listed below, but you can also click "Open Houses" at the top of our site, which displays all the Manhattan Beach open houses. There are also links right at the top to Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach opens.

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PLEASE NOTE: Below, we present listings new to the

There's only a trickle of new inventory this week, but if you simply want to see some fantabulous houses, quite a few higher-end properties are open this weekend. (See all MB open houses at this link.)

Open house times for new listings are listed below, but you can also click "Open Houses" at the top of our site, which displays all the Manhattan Beach open houses. There are also links right at the top to Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach opens.

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PLEASE NOTE: Below, we present listings new to the Manhattan Beach market this week, via the MLS. They are listed and brokered by a variety of agents and firms. The name of the listing broker and agent for each property, along with any contact information supplied

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