It's a tradition around major holidays – even Hallmark holidays – for RE ads to try to squeeze in some reference to the event.
In past years, the week's Beach Reporter
ads were a little more exuberant in trying to suggest you should buy a home for mom this weekend.
This week, just 2 that we saw:
- "A Mother's Day Gift to Remember..." – ad for 1817 Pacific, $1.799m, Open Sun. 1-4pm (yes, on Mother's Day)
- "For a Special Mother... because she deserves it!" – ad for 217 21st St. (TH), $1.625m, Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
Here's some news: Someone agreed on 1817 Pacific – it's in "backup offer" status now, a deal in the making.
Remember, most opens (the pro-mom ones anyway) are on Saturday only
To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses
(it's mobile-friendly!).We ask MBC readers who visit these homes – or any open houses – to also report back in the comments here.
Tell us what you see, what you like and what you don't like.Hill Section
If mom is looking for a good-size house but has no particular need of views – ocean, city or otherwise – there's 607 Anderson
(5br/5ba, 3600 sq. ft.).
It's an attractive 10-year-old home with plenty of space, plenty of light, some updates. Not too different from your typical recent-vintage Tree Section home, except you get a bit more yard and, well, it's the Hills.
Sellers paid $1.939m
in May 2004, and ask $2.340m (+$401k/+21%)
to start now. If we're now living in 2005 prices in MB, that's a tad high. Open Sat. 2-4pm.Sand Section
Tell mom that MBC is not obsessed with South End walkstreets, it's just that we keep getting new listings down there.
This week, it's 221 3rd
(4br/5ba, 4075 sq. ft.), a bold, newer Mediterranean that is beach-close with big ocean views. The top level, with the main living spaces, draws that all in, while first-floor entertainment spaces connect to an outdoor patio on the walkstreet.
This is what the South End west of Highland is all about. Starts at $4.790m
. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
If mom loves being near downtown, it seems like all of 16th St. has been for sale over the past year. This week, 203 16th
joined the mix at $3.1m
It's a duplex with a 2br/2ba, 1850 sq. ft. owner's unit up top, and another 2br with 1050 sq. ft. down below. Open Sat. 1-4pm.
Other active 16th St. listings (not open) include: 120 16th
, 209 16th
, 228 16th
and 316 16th
Mom could definitely love a freshly redone home near downtown at 717 12th
This 3br/2ba, 1600 sq. ft. home won't be enough for every family, but the space flows nicely and includes 2 outdoor decks and a little yard.
All the important stuff is newly remodeled: kitchen, baths and master.
Sellers paid $1.512m
in Aug. 2007, before
much of the work, but now offer the end product for $1.386m
. Open Sat. 1-4pm.
After visiting, strut down the hill a bit with mom to 2 new townhomes at 1126
& 1130 Laurel
(priced at $1.289m
, respectively). Open Sat. 1-3pm.