Recent MB Sales Under $2M

By Dave Fratello | November 28th, 2016

Want a livable Manhattan Beach home for under $2M?

It can be done. Just adjust your expectations properly. Here are just a few recent sales just under that magic number, each in different parts of town.

In East Manhattan, the sale we're looking at is 1731 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA1731 9th (4br/3ba, 2300 sqft.). It's a 1970s build with updates that are more like 7-8 years old.

The home's pretty far east, but boasts a full-size (7500 sqft.) lot, which is one of the big reasons people go east.

Though the listing sold within about 10 days, they kept it in "backup offer" status nearly until it closed. In that status (the wording is now "Active Under Contract"), the listing accrued Days on Market up until the day of closing, totaling 77 DOM.

It sold technically over asking (by $1,000) at $1.950M.

316 31st Street Manhattan Beach CABy the beach, it was 316 31st (2br/3ba, 1325 sqft.). 

This boxy, custom remodeled 1960s house is on a corner and gets some views. (Sorry, "stellar" views, per the listing.)

Inside, it's all high-style and spare modern. Polished concrete floors. Nice woods. The occasional burst of bold colors.

Asking was $1.899M; it sold quickly for just a bit less: $1.850M.

509 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CAIn the Hill Section, it's 509 N. Dianthus (4br/3ba, 2150 sqft.) that has just closed under $2M.

This is actually the 4th sale in 7 years for 509 Dianthus. It has a way of selling, and selling, and selling. Each owner puts a little more into it.

The tall and skinny home with city views was actually listed 3 times this year: In Spring, Summer and Fall, with the highest asking price being $2.099M.

Closed price in mid-November: $1.875M.

Meantime, in the Tree Section, it's slim pickings. 

Try to find a livable family home under $2M in the Trees... hard.

Our search turned up mostly lot sales and homes with major location issues. 

716 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CAFor an example, though, we're pointing to one of our faves: 716 Rosecrans (3br/2ba, 1500 sqft.).

This one's got nearly a double lot at 5700+ sqft. (typical Rosecrans lots are closer to 3000 sqft.).

That means a surprising feeling of space for a modestly sized home, redone with truly inspired style. The result is an open, crisp, bright home with good views and a feeling of being "set back" away from neighbors, Rosecrans and the world.

Location along Rosecrans seems pretty favorable (it's all relative), with trees planted on a berm across the way, mitigating the industrial reality on the other side.

Asking was $1.429M, and they had one of those old-fashioned bidding wars, with the price jumping to $1.475M.

We ran a similar post back in April that may be fun to go see again now: "What Around $2M Has Bought Recently."

Want to see every home now offered in MB under $2M? See below. (Email subscribers may need to click this link to see a list in a browser.)

ADDRESS BD/BA SQFT LOT PRICE $PSF DOM START $ START
Address 1805 23rd Street BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1500 sqft LOT 5634 PRICE $1,849,000 $PSF $1,233 DOM 3 DOM START $ $1,849,000 START 12/12/19
Address 330 41st Street C BD/BA 1br/2ba SQFT 740 sqft LOT 7213 PRICE $1,182,000 $PSF $1,597 DOM 3 DOM START $ $1,182,000 START 12/12/19
Address 2416 Elm Avenue BD/BA 4br/3ba SQFT 2054 sqft LOT 5229 PRICE $1,999,000 $PSF $973 DOM 9 DOM START $ $1,999,000 START 12/06/19
Address 3408 Maple Avenue BD/BA 3br/1ba SQFT 1029 sqft LOT 4640 PRICE $1,750,000 $PSF $1,701 DOM 11 DOM START $ $1,750,000 START 12/04/19
Address 1651 23rd Street BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1208 sqft LOT 4972 PRICE $1,450,000 $PSF $1,200 DOM 37 DOM START $ $1,450,000 START 11/08/19
Address 1300 Curtis Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1393 sqft LOT 5172 PRICE $1,398,000 $PSF $1,004 DOM 46 DOM START $ $1,498,000 START 08/12/19
Address 5 Lafayette Court BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1474 sqft LOT 1734 PRICE $1,115,000 $PSF $756 DOM 62 DOM START $ $1,115,000 START 10/14/19
Address 908 Rosecrans Avenue BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 832 sqft LOT 5964 PRICE $1,399,000 $PSF $1,681 DOM 65 DOM START $ $1,499,000 START 10/11/19
Address 13 Lafayette Court BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1916 sqft LOT 0 PRICE $1,499,000 $PSF $782 DOM 66 DOM START $ $1,499,000 START 10/10/19
Address 19 Lafayette Court BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1474 sqft LOT 1902 PRICE $1,135,000 $PSF $770 DOM 68 DOM START $ $1,155,000 START 10/08/19
Address 1613 Highland Avenue BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1125 sqft LOT 1351 PRICE $1,699,000 $PSF $1,510 DOM 76 DOM START $ $1,699,000 START 09/30/19
Address 1012 Rosecrans Avenue BD/BA 3br/1ba SQFT 1319 sqft LOT 4879 PRICE $1,199,000 $PSF $909 DOM 78 DOM START $ $1,350,000 START 09/09/19
Address 216 39th Street BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1528 sqft LOT 1348 PRICE $1,550,000 $PSF $1,014 DOM 93 DOM START $ $1,699,000 START 09/13/19
Address 1776 Voorhees Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1622 sqft LOT 4855 PRICE $1,469,000 $PSF $906 DOM 151 DOM START $ $1,650,000 START 07/17/19

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