Torrance, CA Real Estate News

By Frank Fountain, Palos Verdes Homes-Realty
(Remax PV/Execs)
Torrance Real Estate   Located in the South Bay, Torrance is  the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County, just north of Palos Verdes, east of Redondo Beach and 11 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The city offers a relaxed beach scene with 1.5 miles of shore-front beaches off the Pacific Ocean. Its beach lies between the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Redondo Beach on the Santa Monica Bay.     The Torrance Unified School District (TSUD), established in 1947, encompasses all of the City of Torrance, operating 17 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools and two private high schools, three adult schools, a community college, and a child development center. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Torrance had a population of 145,438. This expansive res...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Torrance Gardens is a charming Torrance neighborhood, comprised of mostly smaller single family homes but with mixed in larger four or more bedroom homes.  Torrance Gardens is bounded by Madrona Blvd, Crenshaw Bvld, Carson Blvd and Torrance Blvd. You'll find street named "Iris", "Maple", "Juniper", "Date" or "Hickory" in the Gardens. If you're a fortunate Torrance Gardens resident, you can walk to the Farmers Market, beautiful walking paths, play tennis or baseball at nearby Wilson Park.  Torrance Courthouse , Police Station and the Library are also located in the area.  If you're in the mood for shopping or dining out, Del Amo Shopping Center is just a couple of blocks away. Homes in the Torrance Gardens community have been selling in the $430,000 - $725,000 range this year. Torrance G...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Marble Estates is a single family home community in Torrance.  It's comprised of 350 homes.  Marble Estates are bounded by Crenshaw Boulevard on the east, Greenwood Avenues on the west, 230th Place on the north and 234th Street on the south.  Average home size is 2,100 sq ft; average number of bedrooms is 3.76.  Most homes in this planned community were built in mid 1960s by Don Wilson Builders. The Marble Estates community grew around two focal points that still draw new residents:  Hickory Park and Hickory Elementary School.  Small town atmosphere, family friendly, safe environment  and, at the same time, close proximity to shopping, restaurants  and South Bay beaches make this community desirable and sought after. Marble Estates homes:                                                 ...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
  Prestigeous La Terrazza gated community of 130 beautiful, Mediterainean style townhomes, was built in the early 1990s and it's located in central Torrance.  The community consists of mostly 3 bd/3 ba homes;  there are only six 4 bd/3 ba units, located by the putting green area.  This beautiful Torrance community is near Wilson Park, Del Amo shopping center, restaurants and highly rated Torrance schools. Beautiful surroundings at La Terrazza, Torrance townhome gated community: :   2011 sales at La Terrazza: Total of five units sold, all of them 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms; prices ranged from $560,000 to $606,000.  Two of those sales were foreclosures (short sales). Please contact Krystyna Baty at 310.918.5027 if you'd like to move into this unique community of La Terrazza.  Sign up for our...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Pacific Colony is an exclusive gated community in West Torrance, CA,  located on the border with Redondo Beach,  just minutes from the local South Bay  beaches.  This beautiful community of detached 89 single family homes was built in 1991-1996 .   Pacific Colony homes are 3 or 4 bedroom single family homes;  Five floorplans, range from 2403 sq ft - 3396 sq ft.  Visit www.PacificColony.com for detailed floorplan information. Pacific Colony residents enjoy many amenities, such as clubhouse, gym and the pool.  This family friendly South Bay community is located in the award winning West High school district Typical home at Pacific Colony, Torrance: CALL KRYSTYNA BATY AT 310.918.5027 OR E-MAIL INFO@ISELLSOUTHBAY.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A HOT LIST OF HOMES FOR SALE AT PACIFIC COLONY.
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
I just sold another senior condo at New Horizons in Torrance.  This 55+ senior condo community is well hidden from traffic and busy South Bay streets and yet, it's perfectly located, close to shops, restaurants, hospitals, YMCA. There is even a private gold course with driving range and putting green there - right in the heart of Torrance! Recreational facilities include the main clubhouse with the lounge offering big screen TV, billiard room, and community room with remodeled kitchen. Across the complex is the Sports Center with the second pool, spa, full modern gym, lighted tennis court, ceramic and wood shops, table tennis room The New Horizons senior complex is always beautifully landscaped, which adds to a resort like feel. My clients relocated to Torrance from Northern California....
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
The Torrance average September selling price was down by 12.3% when compared to the same period a year ago.  Number of sales was up by 9%, from 67 to 73 homes sold last month.   Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM* September 2011 73  $499,705 87  September 2010 67  $569,752 78  *All stats are compiled from the California Regional  Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. *DOM - days on market. All stats are for Torrance proper - Torrance PO is not included. The average single family home in Torrance CA was down by 12.7%.  Single family home sold at the average price of $535,703 in Torrance last month, compared with $613,491 12 months ago.  Foreclosure activity was up in Torrance last month.  Foreclosures accounted for 24.7 percent of s...
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By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Walking Tour of Historic Old Torrance Today. In celebration of the city's centennial in 2012, the Torrance Historical Society is hosting a free walking tour, with docents pointing out many of the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, 1345 Post Ave.; For more information, call 310-328-5392. For the History of Torrance, go to the following link on my website:  HISTORY OF TORRANCE
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By Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating
(Beth Lester Designs)
A former client who keeps us informed of South Bay happenings, Jackie Balestra, recently contacted me, asking if I would be a guest on the South Bay Small Business Hour. Although I wasn't sure I could talk for an hour (which is actually much less between introductions, closers and commercials), I could have used more time to talk passionately about home staging! Check it out - we discuss the psychology behind home staging, why we ask clients to put away personal photos, and what buyers are looking for.   South Bay Home Staging Radioblog  
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
We just successfully closed another 55+ senior condo at Village Court in Torrance.  Torrance has become a popular destination for active 55+ from all over the country with its various  senior communities.  My clients are relocating from Indiana to enjoy our California sun and the beaches in their retirement. Village Court is an active 55+ senior condo development. Amenities include large recreation room with kitchen, TV, pool table and card tables. Spacious outdoor courtyard area includes built-in barbecues, multiple areas to relax and a pool and spa. There is also a fully equipped gym and a reading room. This wonderful development is in a great South Bay location and is just a short walk to Del Amo mall, banking, shopping, restaurants. If you're thinking about buying a senior condo in ...
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By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Hot August Nights: The Torrance Historical Society features extended museum hours every Thursday night through the end of August. The public is invited to stop by and explore some of the museum's collections that include one of the first Torrance Police Department uniforms, photos dating back to the Westin Ranch days, and a huge collection of high school yearbooks. 1-8 p.m. Thursday, and Aug 18 and 25. Call             310-328-5392       or visit Torrance Historical Society for more information. Torrance was founded on May 31, 1911 by Jared Sidney Torrance and Associates by the purchase of 2,791 acres of land from the Dominguez Estate Company for $976,850. Susana Dominguez del Amo sold an additional 730 acres to Torrance for $350 per acre. This land was originally a small part of the Sp...
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By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
We've recently created a website designed specifically for Torrance CA real estate and home buyers and sellers.  Unlike many of the other areas of the South Bay, Torrance is a relatively large city with a diverse population and an equally diverse housing market.  One size definitely does not fit all in Torrance.  We designed the website to allow users to find more detailed information on specific neighborhoods.  The site features free Torrance MLS access, home buyers assistance pages, recent sales, market information and data, neighborhood information and data on the market per neighborhood and per home type.  We hope that the site is of great assistance to Torrance home buyers and sellers.
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
The Torrance average selling price dropped in June 2011 by 2.6 percent compared to same period a year ago, bringing the average price to $527,431.  Number of sales increased from 86 sales in June 2010 to 98 home sales in June '11, which translates into a 14% sales volume increase. Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM* June 2011 98  $527,431 72  June 2010 86  $541,594 55 *All stats are compiled from the California Regional  Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. *DOM - days on market Please note all stats in this article are for Torrance proper only (Torrance PO is not included)  Below is my  Torrance real estate market report broken down by property types. Torrance single family homes sales ramained on the same level, compared to June...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Below is my latest torrance real estate market report .  The average Torrance home sales price was $487,376, which is significantly lower than a year ago.  Average price dropped by 15.7 percent.  This reverses the upward average price trend in Torrance that we reported this year.  It will be interesting to see next month's stats and to see if the improvment in Torrance real estate continues despite the lower averages in May. Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM May 2011 61  $487,376 68 May 2010 90  $577,978 52 Please note, these stats are based on data from our local MLS and are for Torrance only.  I did not include Torrance PO data. Please contact us if you'd like a market report for your area or your property.  This report is Free and can be delivered directly to your e...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
As of today, May 30, 2011, there are 17 homes listed for sale in the Walteria part of South Torrance. The average price is $690,523; lowest listed home is priced at $459,000 and highest at $950,000. Most of those homes are single family homes, which is consistent with the type of the community Walteria is - mostly single family homes with limited number of townhomes or condos.  Currently there are no condos listed for sale but you have a choice of two townhomes. There are three Walteria homes in foreclosure.  Here is the list of all homes for  sale in Walteria:   The inventory of homes in Walteria is low but there are still many choices and, I'm sure, there is a home waiting for you in this prestigeous South Torrance community. Please call Krystyna Baty, local real estate expert, at 310...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Last month Torrance real estate data shows an increase in both the home sales volume on a month-to-month basis. Torrance CA average home sales price increased in March from February, when it was $534,019, to the average price of $558,150 in March. Below is the report for last month Torrance real estate market when compared with the data a year ago: Torrance SoldListings AverageSales Price AverageDOM March 2011 76 $558,150 75 March 2010 84 $598,301 45 *All stats are compiled from the California Regional Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The average Torrance CA home sales price was lower in March '11 by 6.7 percent when compared to sales a year ago. The sales volume also dropped in that period. Please contact me if you'd like more details or if y...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Beautiful Senior Condo Community - New Horizons of South Bay in Torrance Search All New Horizons Homes For SaleLocation: 22647 Nadine Cir Unit B, Torrance, California 90505 Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2.00 Square Feet: 1117.0 Price: $330,000 Description: New Horizons is a resort retirement community for active adults 55+. This two bedroom, 2 full bath upper unit has east/west exposure with beautiful sunsets that you can enjoy from your front patio. Dishwasher, washer and dryer are new. Laundry area inside the condo. Three patios - one outside the large master bedroom which has a dressing area and ample closet space. (Many more great features - a must see to appreciate!) Amenities include a private 9-hole golf course, putting green, tennis courts, billiard room, sports cen...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Whether you're a buyer looking for your first home or a savvy investor investing in South Bay area real estate, this site has all resources and tools to help you find the property that meets your search criteria. If you're a homeowner thinking about selling your Redondo Beach, Torrance, South Bay home, start here by getting a Free home evaluation!
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By champagne Mora
(Keller Williams Realty )
Homes for sale in Southern California are easy to find. But the best buys are not necessarly easy to find. You can to different websites, some have real time info and some have old dated info. The other money rench is which on works the best? How do you know your getting factual information? What's in it for them to give you that info? Really you need to ask these questions. Bottom line, which tool will show you how to search for homes for sale? I have had several clients that have used the following REDFIN, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com. But none of these did the one thing a realtor does...... BRINGS YOU THE BEST BUYS IN YOUR BUDGET! A realtor has to do that or guess what, there is nothing in it for them. After all they don't get paid! That is the TRUTH! What does that do, well you save ...
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By champagne Mora
(Keller Williams Realty )
The Truth about Torrance homes for sale. What are the three rules of real estate... LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Torrance homes for sale are one of the mosted sought out homes in the South Bay, because of the schools. Therefore resale return is greater.   A few things to note when buying Torrance homes. Schools, elementry, middle and High. There are four High schools South High, West High, North High and Torrance High. If your looking for your child to go to South High or West High those neighorhoods tend to be a bit higher. The item to take under consideration is how close you are to shopping. If you are a Costco Shopper the only Costco in Torrance is location on the South Side of Torrance. You may decide that closer to freeways is more important, so you may want to say on the North...
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