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For quite a while there, all that we had to report from the "new construction in Liberty Village" front was: It's not selling.

1304 Lynngrove Drive Manhattan Beach CA"It" was 1304 Lynngrove (5br/6ba, 3750 sqft.), a high-gloss, ultramodern new home improbably placed in Manhattan Beach's own Mayberry-by-the-sea ("by-the-park?"), Liberty Village.

The LV is often the definition of an entry-level neighborhood for MB, with the lowest prices in town. Find out what a house on Aviation-adjacent Wendy Way is selling for, and you may well know where the first rung on the MB ladder is.

So to see this Hollywood-caliber new home pop up amid the 1950s cottages in this otherwise modest neighborhood was jarring. The initial $3.199M asking price was even more so. (With some appreciation for the "boldness" and…

There's no dispute anymore that Tree Section new construction prices are slipping.

868 27th Street Manhattan Beach CAToday's crop is a bit hard to evaluate fully, because so many are in less-than-prime locations. But the trend is clear nonetheless.

It seemed that $3.500M or so was the going rate for a time. You saw 3101 Maple (5br/5ba, 3200 sqft.) pre-sell at that price in January this year, as well as 868 27th (5br/6ba, 3520 sqft.) [pictured] at $3.520M in April this year.

Two new construction listings in the Trees took that pricing as gospel and shot for the same mark.

2409 North Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2409 N. Poinsettia (4br/5ba, 3550 sqft.) came out at $3.499M in late January. (We'll put aside the fact that it began at $160K lighter before upping the price 51 minutes into the listing.)

To their credit, the…

527 14th Street Manhattan Beach CANew construction has been breaking out all over in Manhattan Beach for a few solid years running.

Perhaps half or more of the new homes you see being built are custom "owner/user" builds – people building for themselves. But here is a look at all of the new construction to come to market recently. (Pictured here is 527 14th, asking $5.999M.)

We'll start with a look at the 22 active listings. Detailed descriptions and comments below.

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Manhattan Beach New Construction – Active Listings

That's really quite a few builders betting on the upside of Manhattan Beach over the past few…

528 15th Street Manhattan Beach CAHere's hoping Mom loves to see new construction.

Take her to brunch, and enjoy a nice postprandial stroll through any of several new homes coming out this week. (Pictured here is 528 15th.)

We're guessing that this must be the thinking, because we didn't notice much of a blackout on Sunday open houses. When you're trying to sell multi-million-dollar real estate, Hallmark holidays don't always rank as a reason to shut down all business.

There are 42 listings holding open houses this weekend, up from 37 last week.

Our video features four new construction homes debuting just this week, including 516 4th, 1808 Agnes and 528 15th among others. Check it out here:

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