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Late October may be just about the last chance to get a home decent exposure before the holidays (further) gum up the functioning of the real estate market. So here come a bunch of new listings, surprise!

Also surprising: Three new offerings in East Manhattan are under $2M; heck, two are under $1.600M. And even the Sand Section brings a couple new offerings in the lower 2's.

Take a good look online or in person this weekend. We know some of you will be busy with the pier-to-pier Friendship Walk and/or the World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday. (See this sweet MB News feature on the race; or travel back with us to MBC's first (brief) feature on the race from 2007, the first year pumpkins rolled downtown.)

Open house times are listed below, but you…

2100 John St Manhattan Beach CAWe wrote recently about the new construction at 2100 John (5br/6ba, 5400 sqft.), which had just gone into escrow.

When the home had first hit the market at $6.999M, with first showings in July, there was a bit of chatter among agents, at least, that this seemed a bit ambitious.

(The property was Listed by Barry Host, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty.)

We checked at the time, and, yeah, there really wasn't yet a precedent for a price quite up there.

The price was dropped to $6.795M after a few weeks, and, by early September, there was a deal.

2100 John St Manhattan Beach CAWe speculated upon that new escrow (did we assume?!) that perhaps the home would sell over $6.500M.

For that reason, in our post ("Aiming for Martys Numbers on John St."), we sketched out the

UPDATE: At 4:00pm, the auction concluded with a sale price of $2.700M, or $3.024M total with the 12% premium owed by the buyer.

Original post follows.


What are you doing later this afternoon?1400 19th St Manhattan Beach CA

The East Manhattan auction house at 1400 19th (5br/5ba, 4301 sqft.) is expected to sell later today.

(The home is listed by Edward Kaminsky, eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

The auction closes at 4:00pm. The last hour or so leading up to that could be exciting. The last 20-30 minutes, for sure.

You can follow the auction action live online here at this link. (Goes offsite to Sotheby's.)

You'll have to register (but not put down any money) to see the bidding activity live. (There's even…

Wow, who was asking for more listings in the Sand Section?

You got your wish. It's almost like a dozen new options this week. (Not quite.)

Sure, most are $4-$10M, but look where we're talking about.

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.


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 through the MLS,

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