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In less than 2 weeks, inventory in the Tree Section has dropped quickly – mostly due to new sales.

As of April 15 this year, there were 32 listings in the almost-glutted Tree Section. There had been 14 active listings in the Tree Section exactly one year prior, so this was a huge difference... much more choice for buyers.

As of Thursday morning, inventory was back down to 22 active listings. Where did those other listings go? Here's our rundown (you can click any address to see more photos & details on any listing).

1313 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1313 Pine (5br/4ba, 3250 sqft.) is essentially new construction, purchased one year ago pre-completion and before it came to market for $3.290M.

It's an artistically done Cape Cod on a corner lot, which allows entry from the side. The…

We reported last weekend that the number of open houses was quite nearly the same as the total number of listings in Manhattan Beach just a year previous (53 opens, 57 listings the prior year).

We reported this week that inventory had nearly doubled year-over-year: A good story for buyers, it would seem.

This past 7-day period, though, has been one of nearly equal balance.

From Friday morning to Friday morning, we saw:

  • 10 new listings coming to market
  • 10 new escrows beginning
  • 9 price cuts on existing listings

Inventory of Manhattan Beach homes for sale is steady at 105 as of Friday morning.

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There's not yet a unified theory (or even hypothesis) as to why, exactly, Manhattan Beach real estate inventory has been growing so noticeably this year.

One logical place to look for answers is in the question: How many homes are actually selling?

If we've got the mathematical formula correct here, fewer sales would mean that more homes would remain on the market at any given time. (Does that sound right?)

And, lo, the data do show that the pace of sales in Manhattan Beach has slowed. 

We looked at MLS-reported closed sales for two different stretches of time: Jan. 1-March 31 of each year (2012-2016), and Oct. 1 (prior year)-March 31 (current year).

Looking at the first quarter or Q4+Q1, the data show the same thing: The just-concluded Q1 of 2016…

A new peak was hit early Thursday, with Manhattan Beach real estate inventory hitting 101 homes for sale.

It's the first time in more than 50 months – since late 2011 – that buyers have had 100 or more choices.

There are many ways to say the same thing:

  • This is 66% more inventory than buyers saw last year at this time, when there were 61 homes for sale in all of Manhattan Beach.
  • This is double the inventory at the end of March 2014.
  • This is far more than in 2013, the first year of a chronic inventory crunch, when there were 42 listings at this time of year – a figure which dropped throughout April before rebounding.

In preparing this inventory graph, we had to change the scale from a max of 100, otherwise inventory would literally be "off…