One of the symptoms (for better or worse) of a real estate upcycle is that flippers come to town and find it profitable to make over homes for resale.
It may be just an impression, but this time around, it seems like the caliber of work is a cut above the kinds of quickie rehabs we saw in the early part of this century, as the last cycle was heating up (2002-2005 especially).
Hypothesis: There are now fewer "get rich quick" cable TV shows about home flipping.
Corollary/Related: There are now fewer people watching cable.
Whatever the full set of reasons, the Manhattan Beach real estate market seems to have attracted better work.
One that stood out for us was the Tree Section remodel at 3613 Walnut (4br/5ba, 3545 sq. ft.), where a sale has now closed at…