Bad for open houses. Good weather:
Bad for open houses.
This is the received wisdom.
So what about high-80s plus getaway weekend with schools now closed for Summer? Good for open houses?
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 Section1100 John
(pictured) is a corner lot in the Hill Section, but it's not that
exciting – it backs up onto a new commercial building and is steps to MBB.
It's freshly below $1m (at $995k
, down from $1.259m). Now that's a little more exciting. Open Sun. 1-4pm.953 9th
is easy to miss, but don't. Offers 5br/4ba and 4100 sq. ft., a nice family layout and surprisingly sweet back yard. Offered for $2.650m
, a mil below where it'd be with a better location. Open Sun. 1-4pm.815 2nd
has cut again, now at $4.275m
from start). It's still high by the opinion of MBC readers – only 12% thought it would sell over $4.250m, but it's moving where it needs to go (see story on pricing poll results
). Open Sun. 2-5pm.Sand Section
In a week when all the MB RE chatter is about a grandiose estate sold for $11m
, Mrs. MBC is suddenly nostalgic for simpler times. (She's a real contrarian.) She's grooving on the tidy, mid-century beach cottage at 3404 Alma (pictured).
Not a Cape Cod, not a Mediterranean, just a nice 50s-vintage place with a short walk to the beach. Caveat:
The listing touts a "massive, perfectly private easy care yard," which is actually a nice concrete patio. "Massive?"
Hmm, we suppose it depends on your frame of reference.
, 3404 Alma is offered for about $10m less than this week's hot property in the Hills. Open Sun 1-4pm.508 3rd
is a nice family home, 20 years new. Main assets are the location and size – 4br/3ba and 3050 sq. ft. Sellers are going for the max – $500k tax-free – as they paid $1.8m in Sept. 2005. Now offered at $2.299m
. Open Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm.
Don't need a house so much as a location? How about the central downtown half-lot at 129 12th
? Sellers would like $2.1m
, or thereabouts. Open Sun. 2-4pm.Tree Section2305 Pacific (pictured)
is a pleasant surprise with 4br/4ba and 2800 sq. ft. Remodels are just a bit dated. Starts at $1.525m
. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm. 2700 Pacific
is posted as open for the first time after almost 2 months. Offers 4br/4ba and 2900 sq. ft. for $2.099m
. Open Sun. 2-5pm.751 26th
offers 5br/5ba, 3500 sq. ft. Purchased new in Apr. 2001 for $1.475m, unloaded for a tidy $2.1m 4 years later. Come 4 years further down the road, it's at $2.350m
. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
Finally, Santa's 633 15th
is open again Sun. 2-4pm.