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Home Buying in Redondo Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 16, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

Also consider the street may be busy at pickup and drop-off times as well.

All the best,

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Thu May 7, 2015
Kodylawrence6 answered:
If it is a pest inspection I would assume that the entire area would be inspected. If anyone would choose where to inspect I would assume that it would be the owner, potential buyer, or the inspector. However if you really want to be cautious then I would make sure all area is inspected. ... more
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Sun May 3, 2015
Marlene Silva answered:
Redondo Beach is a great community with much to offer. You may find a lease with an option to buy but, they are not common.

Certainly, a good lender can review your income versus expense and with today's low rate maybe, purchase can be an option for you.

You can contact me at (310) 251-4663 for further information on Redondo Beach rentals and
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
For some reason, Trulia chooses not to show this information, even though it is available in the MLS where they get their data from. Trulia is a good source to get an idea of what is available but their listing data is not as complete nor as up-to-date as you will get when working directly with an agent. ... more
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Lauren Cotner answered:
Honestly. there is a lot of potential for growth in the beach cities. certain areas will be guaranteed to grow... If the Redondo Beach residents do the right thing. OMG! tons of potential. It depends on what you consider "future".... there are many areas that have expotentially improved the past 2 years... amazing! ... more
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Lauren Cotner answered:
it all depends on the market place you're in. Typically if it's been on the market more than 30 days here in the southbay. there may be room. but, homes are flying off the shelf... so you should be prepared to pay asking or near it. sometimes even over!

good luck, and let me me know if I an help any furthere.
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Sat Nov 8, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Typically, yes. It is a standard clause in the purchase contract. The occupants, however, do not usually need to have vacated the property prior to the walk through unless specified in writing. ... more
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Tue May 13, 2014
Jonathan Szabo answered:
Submit a contact form to HOA Member Services - and they may be able to help answer your questions. Good luck.
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Real Estate agents are not Structural Pest Inspectors. They can recommend Termite Inspection Companies they have used in the past and had good results with. They can recommend expanding the inspection to include garages, outbuildings, etc by suggesting that to their clients. ... more
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Shel-lee Davis answered:

You might want to be more specific when you use the term South Bay. Both the San Francisco Bay area and San Diego have a South Bay. As you can see from your first two responses, they came from Northern California. When I use the term South Bay, I always specify the Los Angeles South Bay, this prevents any confusion.

And yes, cap rates have once again slid below 5. Seems we saw this before the last crash. I wonder what we should take from this new development.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Ellis Posner answered:
it will largely be a function of where in Redondo Beach you want to build and the level and quality of finish work. you also have to consider what is on the land currently and the cost of removal of that structure. if you are building on a hill or let's say Hollywood Riviera, most likely more expensive than a flat lot in north redondo beach. best to think like a builder who may try to buy a lot for 25-30% of what the finished project will sell for and work backwards from there. while those numbers may not pencil out exactly because you won't have the expense of immediately reselling the house (I assume you want to live there) you don't want to over spend along the way. assume $250-300 sq ft all in (not counting the land) although there are certainly builders who will quote you higher or lower. ... more
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Ellis Posner answered:
Sounds to me like the seller may have received a better offer and is trying to get out of the deal. He can not unilaterally decide to change the terms and conditions he agreed to. Otherwise what's the point of a contract! If you have not removed your contingencies you should be fine. ... more
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Ellis Posner answered:
Most termite companies will offer some warranty of their work. However if they didn't do any work and only provided a clearance that's something different because as you correctly point out the swarming may have occurred recently. If it is a reliable local builder they may be willing to help you out as well assuming their reputation is important to them. Incidentally, this is not an uncommon situation whether it is new construction or a resale, unfortunately. ... more
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Rossana Torres answered:
Some scam artist are using real rental units and/or homes for sale that are vacant and posting them as their own rental unit. And yes they ask people for a deposit and stealing it so please make sure to view the property and verify the validity of the individual or entity who is renting it our before you deliver any personal information or money.
Find seller's, buyer's and rentals resources at
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Michael Magaw answered:
I agree with Keith. We would need a lot more information to properly help you find what you are looking for. Purchase or lease? Price range? Size and number of bedrooms? yard? near schools?
You should sit down with a couple of local experienced agents and interview them. Find out who is the right fit for you. Then let them do the hard work and take advantage of their knowledge and expertise.

Michael Magaw
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Liz Mann answered:
Are you still looking for a condo for sale in Redondo 90277? I am selling mine by owner, currently leased to tenant. 3 bed 2.5 bath 1475 sq ft. Walk to beach. If you locate a buyer, will pay 2% to do both sides of the deal and handle all paperwork. .Do not want to list on MLS. Prefer to do pocket listing...
List price: 685K. Address: 516 North Elena, UNIT 1, Redondo Beach 90277. Low HOA of 175 per month, includes water, trash gardening and all exterior maintenance. Serious pre qualified buyers only. This home is perfect for a first time buyer. Built in 1982. Needs some updating but shows well.
Has marble fireplace and custom tile entry. Carpet in living room. Oak cabinetry, Tile kitchen counters.
All bedrooms are upstairs. Large master bath with double sink, separate tub and shower.

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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Rossana Torres answered:
As a mom who has a child in one of the North Redondo Elementary Schools, I can tell you that there is a culture of college from preschool and kindergarten. As a result, the number of high school graduates from the district end going to college.
In addition, there are dual immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin at Washington Elementary and Adams Middle respectively.
626 673 2199
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