Post-Labor Day: A Time for Cuts

By Dave Fratello | September 13th, 2018

This is a time of year when the market heats up again after a Summer slumber.

You've got 6-10 weeks after Labor Day to maybe make a sale.

There are new listings coming out, some held back from Summer to wait for the calendar to flip.

But if you've got an existing listing that hasn't sold yet, mid-September is when you make price cuts.

We count 16 listings (out of 104) that have made cuts in the past week or so, plus a few more that have pulled a bogus re-list (canceling the old listing in favor of a new one with a fresh DOM clock... grrrrrrr).

We'll call attention to a few right here below, and then supply a list of all the listings in MB to have made a price cut on their current listing (39 out of 104 as of Thursday).

849 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA849 10th (5br/5ba, 4350 sqft.) in the Hill Section is a 2005 Mediterranean with fresh paint.

The home has a reverse floorplan, with most living spaces upstairs, but also with the master up there.

Downstairs are 4br in a conventional layout, opening to a kids' den and backyard.

The first time it was listed this year, in June/July they asked $3.950M for the home in largely original (though clean) condition. When it didn't gain traction, 849 10th came off the market so that the exterior could be painted white, as well as much of the darker wood cabinetry inside.

It's a minor transformation that is akin to what a lot of homeowners and home sellers are doing these days, giving Mediterraneans a fresher look. It works, though the listing has cut $100K to $3.850M.

211 Aviation Place Manhattan Beach CA211 Aviation Place (3br/3ba, 1750 sqft.) and 229 Aviation Place (3br/3ba, 1750 sqft.) are two condos in the same complex east of Aviation Blvd., the "Manhattan Pointe" set of homes that have the feel of row houses in a little community unto itself.

This complex saw two sales early this year at $1.170M, so 229 tried at $1.170M and 211 tried at $1.150M.

Both have since re-listed (in one case changing agents) and have cut to $1.099M each.

Not a lot usually distinguishes one Manhattan Pointe condo from another, so these two units are in a race of sorts to find whatever the new market level is for the complex.

915 Duncan Avenue Manhattan Beach CA915 Duncan (5br/7ba, 4635 sqft.) is new construction in the Hill Section with over 300 DOM combined across a few listings, including a change of agents.

It began at $6.150M exactly one year ago, re-launched at $5.850M in April and actually had a deal for a while in July this year.

The latest cut of $200K puts this one at $5.650M

220 23rd (3br/4ba, 1800 sqft.) is an ocean-view SFR that west of Highland that began in late July at $3.225M.

Launch in Summer, and things may go slowly for you.

This one has needed 3 cuts so far, two of $50K each, and a recent post-Labor-Day cut of $100K to $3.025M.

Below we provide an automatically updating list of all homes for sale in Manhattan Beach with price cuts. Those within the past week will have a label over them of "Recent Price Cut." (Email subscribers will have to view this post in a browser to see the listings.)

Newest Price Cuts in Manhattan Beach

Address 235 N Dianthus Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 5152 sqft LOT 6501 PRICE $6,999,000 $PSF $1,359 DOM 94 DOM START $ $8,000,000 START 02/17/22
Address 2804 The Strand BD/BA 3br/4ba SQFT 2932 sqft LOT 3481 PRICE $13,499,000 $PSF $4,604 DOM 235 DOM START $ $16,499,000 START 09/29/21
Address 1323 17th Street 2 BD/BA 4br/4ba SQFT 3653 sqft LOT 7007 PRICE $2,250,000 $PSF $616 DOM 44 DOM START $ $2,495,000 START 04/08/22
Address 2617 Vista Drive BD/BA 4br/4ba SQFT 2630 sqft LOT 3494 PRICE $4,999,999 $PSF $1,901 DOM 48 DOM START $ $5,199,000 START 04/04/22
Address 845 11th Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 4315 sqft LOT 9938 PRICE $5,999,000 $PSF $1,390 DOM 62 DOM START $ $7,000,000 START 03/17/22
Address 1420 Elm Avenue BD/BA 5br/4ba SQFT 3432 sqft LOT 4203 PRICE $3,899,999 $PSF $1,136 DOM 31 DOM START $ $4,000,000 START 04/21/22
Address 1145 Fisher Avenue BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 5014 sqft LOT 3000 PRICE $5,495,000 $PSF $1,096 DOM 87 DOM START $ $5,795,000 START 02/24/22
Address 201 15th Street BD/BA 6br/3ba SQFT 2093 sqft LOT 2701 PRICE $3,799,000 $PSF $1,815 DOM 671 DOM START $ $4,550,000 START 04/22/20

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