Game On: Bet the House #1

By Dave Fratello | January 13th, 2017

Looking at houses, data, market tracking... it's all interesting and fun (in addition to serious business), but how knowledgeable are you, really?

Let's find out.

"Bet the House" is MB Confidential's new real estate contest designed for everyone to test their knowledge of the Manhattan Beach real estate market.

Each week, we will feature a new listing in a blog post. You'll be able to review the home yourself, look at the pictures, take into consideration the location and all other factors, then make your best educated guesses of:

1. How many Days on Market will the listing rack up while listed for sale?

2. How many (if any) price cuts will be made before the home is sold (or goes off market)?

3. What will the home actually close for (sale price), if it sells?

Individual entries will be scored based on how close each answer was to the final data for the listing.

We'll announce a prize each week to be offered to the eventual winner, and another prize for participation. (Despite the name, "Bet the House" neither requires, nor allows, actual wagering.)

The winner of this week's contest will get a $50 gift card to a locally based family of restaurants. One person who enters within the week-long period that the contest is open will be randomly selected for a $20 gift card to the same restaurants. This way, there's some instant gratification while we wait for this week's home to go through its marketing process.

The full rules and scoring system can be found here.

One of those rules is: We won't be publishing any data about the entries, except when a sale has closed or the listing has gone off market, and we are declaring a winner. Contest entries will be private, and the sweep of opinions expressed by contest participants won't be published while a home is on the market.

This week's featured home is presented below.

Good luck to you all!


Bet the House #1

599 35th St.

Manhattan Beach Tree Section

 599 35th Street Manhattan Beach CA

Beds/Baths: 3br/3ba

Int. Sqft: 3078

Lot Sqft: 5401

Listing Start Date: 1/11/17

Start Price: $2,495,000

Excerpts from official listing description:

Swanky Mid-Century Modern in The Trees... Looking for a style change that combines retro glamour and a minimal vibe? Look no further than this mid-century modern oasis reimagined in 2015. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was rebuilt to a standard of style that would catch even Dean Martin's attention. Teeming with a soft cool vibe, this home has new hardwood floors, windows, kitchen appliances, cabinets, counter tops, bathrooms and more. Come enjoy the retro glamour of the clean lines that seamlessly lead out to the private deck replete with casual dining elements including built in barbecue, fire pit and exterior dining area...

Click the address above or here to see more info on the property.

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