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It has to be said: Summer is turning strange. 

We began the morning Saturday with a weird orange glow, owing to the sun coming through smoke from an unfortunate, large fire in the LA area. It felt a bit like autumn had come early. By midday, rolling fog blanketed the beach.

The absolute rush of real estate inventory is also quite a surprise. July and August would normally be months when sellers would not choose to list. But we saw plenty of debut listings this week.

More than once recently, we've heard the hypothesis that potential sellers may be trying to cash in as near to the peak as possible, worried about what's next. We'll see.

This week's video features 11 new listings, including a newer Spanish at 3500 Blanche, major remodels at 1641 23rd716

MBC HQ has moved north for a few days, where we're checking out some of the old-time real estate. (Boy o boy, a bunch of teardowns if you've ever seen 'em.)

So we're going to offer only abbreviated comments on listings, but we do have all the weekend's new open houses and our video tour, as per usual.

This week's video leads off with the two new listings on John and Palm: 2001 John and 1816 Palm, and we also feature the newly remodeled 2605 Oak and the triplex/lot sale at 120 9th:

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To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!). Our open house link always appears in our weekly

You know it's Summer when...

  • The pool stays warm by itself.
  • It seems like the only people milling around the neighborhood most of the day are kids in Junior Guards outfits.
  • Most of the new real estate listings for the week are east of Sepulveda. 

All that's going on now. And we're not even counting the radical shift in everyone's Facebook feeds.

This week's video gets you a glimpse of some homes that won't be open, too: See the ocean views from the Hill Section lot sale at 828 1st, get a look inside the unusual ocean-view walkstreet home at 116 30th, plus others that are on our list like 1521 Artesia #1:

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To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB

It's a holiday weekend and you don't expect too much in the world of real estate, but there are 36 Manhattan Beach listings that will be open to the public. That may be off the recent pace, but that's still quite a few.

Here's hoping you have a safe and happy 4th... and that we lose the marine layer for one of the most important beach days of the year!

Our video this week features 224 32nd, 1707 2nd, 200 Moonstone,   3412 Walnut and more:

Some mobile users and email subscribers will need to use this link to view the video.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!). Our open house link always appears in our weekly wrapups and on the main front page, under "Open