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Super Bowl Marks Begining of “Sellers Season” ?

Posted by John Hathorn on February 3, 2012
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Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn February 3rd. 2012

The market in North Santa Monica continues to build as we near the traditional “after the Super Bowl” launch of new listings hitting the market.

I have for years advised sellers to consider getting a jump on the competition by placing their homes on the market well before the traditional “Spring Selling Season” inventory typically hits the market – which is typically in March. The earliest I advise is immediately after Super Bowl Sunday. I feel that Buyers that stopped their home search in November and December to make more time for the holidays are, by Super Bowl time (1st weekend in February) ready to roll again. These buyers may even have some extra pent up demand or extra motivation after witnessing homes go off the market during those same months. Add all this and the possibility that holiday entertaining may have helped nudge people to consider buying bigger, better homes and we might have the “perfect storm.”

There were only 2 new listings this week and there were 3 sales and no closings:

Active/ Available New Listings

101 17th St. –  6bd + 8.5ba.  $7,350,000.   New Listing! Huge (nearly double lot) A Pence Hathorn Silver listing that offers a custom built French influenced villa, designed and built by John Andrews on a hard to find apx. 14,400+ sq. ft. corner lot in Gillette’s Regent Square.  See photo on the right.

 428 14th St. –  3bd + 1ba.  $1,649,500.   New Listing at a really low price for the area.  Fantastic opportunity to own a small, starter home in a great spot on 14th Street.  This is a Trust sale, first time on the market in over 70 years (read “needs everything”, land value).

New Sales (Now In Escrow/ Sale Pending)

302 Marguerita Ave. –  3bd + 3ba.  $4,250,000.   Sold in less than a month!   Popular “west of 4th St. location.  Mediterranean on an apx. 11,000+ sq. ft. lot, just blocks to the beach.

633 Euclid St. –  3bd + 2ba.  $2,348,000.   Sold in less than two weeks!  This sale surprised me as I felt it was priced at the tip top of what it could be worth. 3bd + 2ba traditional with detached guest house.

239 Euclid St. –  3bd + 1.75ba.  $1,795,000.   Sold in less than two weeks!  Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver.  Best value, best location, charming “livable, land value” property north of Montana.  Beautiful backyard.  Loads of potential. 

There were no closed sales in the past week..


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

101 17th St. – 6bd + 8.5ba – $7,350,000

509 21st Pl. – 6bd + 5.5ba – $4,250,000

401 18th St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,400,000

551 Lincoln Blvd. – 5bd + 4.5ba – $3,145,000

33 26th Ave. – 5bd + 5ba – $2,799,000

733 19th St. – 3bd + 2.5ba – $2,595,000

2060 Benedict Canyon Dr – 3bd + 2.5ba – $1,249,000

3002 3rd St. #206 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $899,000

1658 Camden Ave. #306 – 2bd + 2ba – $589,000

1436 20th St. #10 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $585,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Ave community on our North of Montana blog.

And please call me at (310) 458-4024 with any questions.

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