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See all links and details below, and click any address link to view all photos and property details. Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello and Edge.

We hope you were not expecting to always see 20 new listings per week.

Because last week was extraordinary, and this week is normal, with 5.

See links and details below, and click any address link to view all photos and property details. Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello and Edge.

Open house times are listed below, but you can also click "Open Houses" at the top of our site, which displays all the Manhattan Beach…

Anyone living in or visiting Manhattan Beach will quickly see the differences between the El Porto neighborhood and other parts of the Sand Section.

It's mostly half lots, mostly older homes, lots of rentals, a younger crowd, and so forth.

The surf's the thing. The housing has often lagged a bit.

200 40th Street Manhattan Beach CABut values have risen. Here and there, developers have taken a flyer, trying to build something big and get a big number.

Just one recent new construction SFR has exceeded a $3M sale price in El Porto, though a few have tried.

Still, the question has beckoned: Can you get this close to the beach, some of the best surf in the South Bay, and build a luxury property that absolutely kills it?

Now, a game-changing sale has closed, with an emphatic…

Twice this year on Poinsettia Ave. north of Valley, people have offered their homes for sale.

Twice, they proposed a price that must have seemed pretty reasonable.

And both times, the homes sold vastly over the asking price.

Is there something in the water?

Something in the air?

Maybe it's the block.

2913 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe latest sale, 2913 N. Poinsettia (5br/4ba, 3170 sqft.), has helped prove a point that goes way back, one we've been making here at MB Confidential for 15 years.

There is definitely something about this block.

First, the basics.

2913 Poinsettia listed for $3.750M in early May, and swiftly drew multiple offers.

It just closed for $4.420M. (+$670K / +18%).

And yet, didn't you know the day that property hit the market that…

Holy inventory, Batman!

We are featuring 20 new listings this week. Hooray for having something to see!

By necessity, we'll just publish basic details on each property without a lot of commentary or extra images.

See all links and details below, and click any address link to view all photos and property details. Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello and Edge.

Open house times 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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1018 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA1018 9th Street (5br/6ba, 3930 sqft.) 

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