As we approach the end of 2010, there are fewer and fewer new listings. There were just 2 this last week: 329 21st Place & 1022 Duncan Place. Neither one is open to the public this weekend.
But there are some homes worth seeing that will be open. Below are reruns of a few opens
in that pricing sweet spot, from $1.1-1.3M. See the Open House Lists (to the right) for additional Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Village homes that will be open.
If you go see any of these homes, share your thoughts by posting a comment below.
2913 Pacific Ave. Open SUN 2-4
($1,100,000, 3br/2ba, 1888 sf, listed by Chris Plank – Shorewood Realtors). This home was built in 1962 and has been a rental. It has been spruced up a bit with new carpet and staged furniture, but could use a bit more help. The kitchen and baths are dated and access to the master bedroom is awkward.
The single-level home and 2-car garage take up most of the 4,704 square-foot lot, leaving a small, paved rear space and some grass in the front. The garage is attached, but there is no direct access between the garage and the house. This part of Pacific Avenue is one of the busier residential streets in the Tree Section.
922 11th St. Open SAT 11-2 & SUN 1-4
($1,125,000, 3br/2ba, 1525 sf, listed by Jim Van Zanten – South Bay Brokers). This is a smaller, older Hill Section home on a large (7,500 sf), flat lot. The home has been well maintained as rental property, but has not been upgraded much over the years. The master suite addition is a plus, however the kitchen still has original tile. This property has potential. It has a one car garage, with the potential to add a drive along the side and a two-car garage at the rear of the property. It also has the potential to be razed and replaced with a home that looks like its newer neighbors. This one has been on the market since June and with 3 reductions, the price has come down $170K.
3309 Pacific Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($1,249,000, 4br/4.5ba, 1596 sf, listed by Bruce Bogart – Keller Williams). This home was also a rental and has been looking for a buyer since 2005, with the same listing agent for the duration. The price began at $1.799M and has been working its way down. Since 2005, other homes of this vintage and lot size in this area of Pacific Ave. have sold between $1.2M and $1.3M. Check out a recent Manhattan Beach Confidential
post and associated comments for this home.
844 12th Ct. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($1,275,000, 4br/2ba, 1596 sf, listed by Jim Van Zanten – South Bay Brokers). This one-level home was originally built in 1947 and was significantly upgraded in 2007. It last sold as a fixer in 2006 for $1,050,000. The current owners did not add square footage, but gave it a major facelift inside and out. A new bathroom was added for the master bedroom, but the expected walk-in closet is nowhere to be found. There is a bonus room/office off the detached 2-car garage.
The location has some pros and cons. It is on the drop-off/pick-up route for Pacific Elementary School. Traffic flows up 14th St. and down 12th Ct. On the plus side, the property is above and backs to a parking lot for a medical building, so backyard is more private with no neighbors behind. There was an accepted offer for this home soon after being listed, but it didn't stick and the property is still available.
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