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It's a light weekend for new listings (just 2) and open houses ("only" 30), due to the Easter holiday.

No video for this week, for the same reasons.

2104 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CAWe do go into the weekend with some good news: We've just closed our listing at 2104 N. Poinsettia.

You may recall this one from our one weekend worth of open houses in early March. That was all we needed, all we could do. Multiple offers came within a week. The listing has just closed for $2.755M, $56K over asking.

If you're thinking about selling, please reach out to Dave and the Edge real estate team. Our prep, pricing and marketing can help you, too, to get top dollar.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's

Every single one of us is now so accustomed to having real estate information online, it's difficult to remember how hard the real estate industry worked to stop it from happening. Even locally. They thought online info was a threat.

Similarly, every now and then some new player steps in and threatens to disrupt the business of real estate sales by hacking at realtor commissions. The siren song is something like: Why pay more, when you can get the same work done for a discount?

These thoughts are fresh because we just returned to a story published locally 17 years ago today, in the Easy Reader, a quality local free weekly.

That April 18, 2002, cover story was called, "Percentage Player," and it focused on the emergence of a local real estate…

Now that the Spring market is rolling along, there are interesting types of sales coming through.

Did you expect a matched set of 3br Tree Section cottages to sell together?

They did, all emerging at about the same time and all closing within the first 2 weeks of April.

1212 Elm Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe least pricey was 1212 Elm (3br/2ba, 1600 sqft.) at $1.799M, the asking price.

This is an original cottage that had been modified and nicely updated before selling a few years back. It's not often you find a true master suite like this one had in the older homes.

This one also has the kitchen and primary living spaces in back, opening nicely to the back patio. Again, not 1950s features.

Not nearly as updated was 3101 Walnut (3br/3ba, 2070 sqft.), which was

Inventory touched 120 this week and is at 119 as we get you this post.

Of the active listings, 41 will be opening doors to the public this weekend.

Our video this week features homes large and small, from the huge 2-year-old home at 676 18th to the merely large 2301 Pine, new construx on the east side at 1643 8th and the tiny walkstreet house at 325 4th, among others:

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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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