Weekend Opens (5/31-6/1)

By Dave Fratello | May 31st, 2008
We're getting back to normal, or above-normal, with lots of opens this weekend. 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

If you're a regular reader, you know they just don't give us many new Hill Section listings in a given week, and even fewer new opens.

953 9th is a new listing, but not posted as open. Offers 5br/4ba and 4100 sq. ft. for $2.650m. It's on the same street as Mrs. MBC's pick 2 weeks ago, 619 9th, which is open (Sun. 1-4pm) and which will run you $4.195m. Can we get really micro for a moment? 619 is west of Highview, and 953 is one door west of Dianthus. That means one's near downtown, and one's near Sepulveda. That's part of why you've got a $1.5m gap between them.

Meanwhile, this week's bogus re-list is intended to make you think 923 1st is a "new" listing; it's not, it's just got another price cut. (See "Call Off the Bump.") They're celebrating with another sunset open house, 2 hours before sunset – Open Sun. 5-6pm.

Sand Section

117 7th is a newer home close to the Strand, on a walkstreet near downtown. What could be better? Well, for $4m, you might want more than 2br and 2350 sq. ft.

The issue here is that the home is on a half lot (a bit bigger at 1500 sq. ft.), unusual in these parts. The more we look at that price, the more we say "hmmmm..." Open Sat. & Sun. 2-5pm.

4419 Highland pulled a re-list this week – it's got a new agent. That's 3 agents now, for those scoring at home. New price: $1.265m. New money quote in the listing: "effortless access to all local services." We assume they mean not only the Chevron station, but also the snack shop. Open Sun. 2-4pm.

Tree Section

Mrs. MBC is often taken by the sweet $3-4m homes. You know, the South End walkstreets, Hill Section paradises, etc. But those are for the few. We've still got plenty of spiffy, traditional family homes in MB that are perfectly good choices for regular folk.

Mrs. MBC's pick this week, 2907 Pacific, is an example. It's got 3br/2ba and 1900 sq. ft. There's nothing about the home that will blow you away, but it's sweet, updated, flows nicely and is priced as if the sellers mean to make a deal at $1.199m. Did you notice that decent homes are rapidly approaching $1m?

2907 Pacific is open Sat. & Sun., 2-4pm.
If you drop by, be sure to tell them Mrs. MBC sent you. They do want to know.

We just have to mention 3119 Valley, the lowest-priced home west of Hwy. 1, a small cottage (2br/1ba, 850 sq. ft.) on one of those little slivers of a lot (2500 sq. ft.) you see on this stretch of Valley. It's dominated by bigger homes – including one under construction – on either side. Get into MB, reduce your carbon footprint, own for just $799k. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

Another week, more new construction coming online. 664 33rd offers 5br/5ba, 3550 sq. ft., and – well, you've heard this before – this one is so much better than the rest, it needs to start near $2.7m ($2.689m).

That means it's the highest-priced Tree Section newbie except one at $4.4m. It's blue, it's different and it's described as "Coastal Plantation" in style. Hey, did MB once have plantations? Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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