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Posted by John Hathorn on October 23, 2015
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Halloween is on a Saturday night this year so the crowds are likely to be bigger than usual in the north of Montana Ave area. The usual haunts like 16th and Georgina and several homes on 24th St are already decorated so if you want to avoid the big crowds on 10/31, and you don’t care about collecting candy, stroll around the 90402 area between 16th and 25th this weekend instead of next and brace yourself – some of these homeowners go all out!

There are two new listings north of Montana; 624 Marguerita Avenue is on the corner of 7th and Marguerita and is a 12,700 square foot lot, fully priced at $5.5 million and because it’s on a corner, you will have significant set-back requirements if you plan a new home here. In spite of the price and location, it is sure to get lots of attention and could sell quickly since it is considered a west of 7th location, walking distance to Ocean Avenue and the beach, and a block from Georgina Avenue.

The other new listing is 333 18th Street. 18th is a very popular street. The iconic Palm trees that line the street and the fact that 18th is a lucky number to many Chinese clients will cause this property to sell quickly – probably more quickly than the one on 7th and Marguerita. This home was last on the market in 1996.

1508 Georgina Avenue and 639 16th Street went to escrow this week and the fixer at 414 Euclid Street closed – after coming on the market only 2 weeks ago!

Here are more details:

624 Marguerita Avenue – 4 bedrooms + 4 baths. $5,499,888. Oversized lot of 12,700 square feet. Great location on renowned Marguerita Avenue. Interesting development opportunity. J Charles plans for a new 8,000 square foot house. Last sold in January 2011 for $2,400,000.

333 18th Street – 5 bedrooms + 3 baths. $4,200,888. Impeccable Traditional home with lots of charm and character. Features hardwood floors, crown moldings, built-in cabinetry. Gorgeous living room, large separate dining room, family room off of kitchen, master suite with walk-in closet and views of private backyard, private backyard, brick patio. Bright and light.

New Sales this Week

1508 Georgina Avenue – 4 bedrooms + 4 baths. $5,889,000.   Big price but a beautiful location and property. Country English home on a 12,300 sq ft lot. Modern updates include newer kitchen with Miele appliances, new flooring. Last sold in March 2011 for $3,295,000 and last leased for $20,000 per month.

639 16th Street – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths. $2,880,000. Charming home with a flexible floor plan. Private yard with outdoor kitchen area, veranda style deck. Opportunity to remodel or build new. Last sold in October 1999.

Closed Deals this Week

414 Euclid Street – 3 bedrooms + 3 baths – Sold for $3,250,000.

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Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions, priced from $1.9 million to $6 million – they are not in the MLS.

24142 Malibu Rd. – 3 bedrooms + 3 baths $8,000,000

464 25th St. – 6 bedrooms + 7.5 baths $7,750,000

333 22nd St. – 5 bedrooms + 6 baths $5,495,000

640 17th St. – 5 bedrooms + 5.5 baths $5,250,000

802 San Vicente Blvd. – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths $3,300,000

2404 Hill St. – 4 bedrooms + 5 baths $3,150,000

330 S. Barrington Ave. #302 – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths $749,000

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