Inventory's growing, but gas prices are rising. You're going to have to plan your weekend shopping carefully. Walk when you can.
As a special service to readers, we offer our first-ever coupon-clipping offer in this edition. (See the Sand Section writeup.)
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 Section511 N. Dianthus
is a new "entry level" home offered at $1.429m
. It offers 3br/2ba and 1900 sq. ft. on a smallish 3250 sq. ft. lot which somehow has room for a large, very sweet garden with koi pond.
Drop in and you may see Kaye Thomas
. Trust us, if you tell her MBC sent you, she won't scowl or freeze up. She might even offer you a cookie. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
An even lower "entry" point is $1.199m
, the new price on 1100 John
. Yes, we know it says "John" there, but this one backs up on a commercial building (under construction) that, in turn, fronts MBB. Well, how else are you going to get into the Hill Section cheap? Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
Not posted as open, but eye-opening
nonetheless, is a new home (2007) at 114 N. Poinsettia
(2nd/Poinsettia) that's new to the market at $7.750m
. That's a step up from the pre-sold new construction at 116 N. Dianthus
(also on the corner w/ 2nd) that reportedly is in escrow for $7.2m
Mrs. MBC picks 401 3rd
, just as she did the Nantucket across the street at 400 3rd
when it recently hit the market. This one is a sizable (4br/4ba, 3450 sq. ft.), newer home (an older home radically remodeled in 2006) with style – someone said a bit Gothic
– that also offers a roofdeck.So we're getting 2 messages here:
the Mrs. likes roofdecks (yeah, great... they're scarce enough)
and the South End. Also, she likes a bargain, and somehow $2.685m
(just $778/PSF) seems like one. Of course, if she gets that big promotion, you know she'll probably take 400 3rd (at $3.499m) instead. 401 3rd is open Sat. & Sun., 2-5pm.
Would you like to save $200k on a home? Clip a copy of the Beach Reporter's
page 100 and bring it to 225 Homer
on Sat. or Sun. (1-4pm)
and you may well be able to redeem it for a 9% discount off the current list price of $2.3m
. Are we kidding?
Not really. The Open House listings say the price is $2.1m
. That's a move we thought was imminent anyway. It'll go close to $2m.Tree Section
After 2 1/2 months on the market at $2.185m, the resale at 625 26th
just dropped almost $200k to $1.999m
, no doubt recognizing how crowded it's getting in the $2.1m-$2.3m range (there are 4 newbies among 8 listings up there currently). Now, this large (4br/4ba, 3700 sq. ft.) home is priced only 11% above
its Aug. 2004 purchase price ($1.795m
). Open Sun., 1-4pm.2504 Pine
is a fairly new listing of new construction in the Trees, starting out at $2.395m
for 5br/5ba, 3600 sq. ft. Open Sat. 1-4pm, Sun. 2-4pm.2005 Oak
is back after a quick sale but failed escrow. It's a charmer – it lasted just 2 weeks in its first offering at $1.479m
. Same re-start price now, too. Owners paid $1.350m
in Fall 2006, but face a job transfer. Why not drop by to show some moral support? Open Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm.