It's a short weekend for open houses given Easter – lots of listings are only open Saturday, while many of the listings that are new this week are not listed as open.Idea for a drinking game:
Browse this week's Beach Reporter
ads and take a quaff each time an ad says "Hop on Over!"
To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses
(it's mobile-friendly!).Hill Section
There's a dearth of open houses in the Hill Section this weekend. It's a very observant region of MB.
We're happy to call attention to the Easter open at 939 Duncan
, a big-time remodel purchased 2 years ago by some flippers. Opulent, overdone, odd, and – hey, you expect this – overpriced. Nearly 6 months on market so far. Along with 534 14th
, Duncan shares the remarkable quality of offering access to the pool through the master bedroom. Currently $3.695m
. Open Sun. 2-5pm.Sand Section341 10th
is on a South End walkstreet. Need we say more?
Offers 4br/5ba, 3150 sq. ft. Steps to downtown.
Nice, spacious remodel with a rental unit (not much improved) to help you defray the costs of ownership, which are considerable: Starts at $3.3m
Open Sat. 1-4pm.
Mrs. MBC's pick for the week isn't posted as open (it's a funny weekend that way), but we'll write it up anyway, just in case they throw the doors open after all.
She loves a good project, so her pick is 456 27th
. It's a rare Tudor-style home (3br/3ba, 2625 sq. ft.) in a sleepy location up on the plateau above Sand Dune park. (Is it just us, or has this become the busiest area of the Sand Section recently?)
The home is a bit dated – OK, really 70s – but one person's ghastly throwback is another person's great remodeling opportunity.
Starts at $1.950m.Tree Section
is a square box with little inherent style, but my, how they've gussied it up
with paint and decor. (Click the address for pics.) The home offers 3br/2ba and almost 1700 sq. ft. You've just got to see a home that touts a "beautiful hardscape" and tiki lights. Psssst!
Nice location. Starts at $1.789m
. Open Sat. 1-4pm.
As we mentioned in the MB Market Update the other day
, 3412 Pacific
was purchased just a year ago (Jan. 2007) for $1.491m. It's up now at $1.199m ($-292k)
. We don't think they've trashed the place; there are other issues behind the fall. Open Sat. 1-4pm.
A price war is breaking out at the lowest end of Tree Section inventory – 1708 Oak
and 3612 Poinsettia
keep undercutting each other. Both are 2br/1ba and 850 sq. ft. in off locations. Last week, Oak moved down to $899k
; now Poinsettia is at $849k
. Take your pick: 1708 Oak
is open Saturday 1-4pm
; or drop in Sunday (1-4pm)
at 3612 Poinsettia
and say hi to Kaye Thomas