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    Meet Richard Haynes

    Haynes South Bay Home Experts

    Guiding you through the evolving South Bay real estate market.
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    A leader in South Bay real estate for the better part of a decade, Richard thrives as an advisor to his clients with over $215 million in sales as a broker or investment principal at his boutique agency, Haynes. Richard is known for his keen local market insights which have been featured in the L.A. Times, The Street, and Forbes, along with his weekly South Bay real estate blog.

    Specializing in residential homes from Palos Verdes to Manhattan Beach, Richard was a top producing agent in 2022 landing in the top 350 agents in California out of over 212,00 licensed Realtors.

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    North Manhattan Beach New Construction Steadily Appreciating

    The beauty of the Manhattan Beach home market is that apples-to-apples comparisons are easy to come by when studying appreciation. Thanks to easily defined areas like the Tree Section, East Manhattan Beach, or the Sand Section with similar sized lots, a simple street grid, and...

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    South Bay Homes: What it takes to Afford One

    I have received a few calls and emails from my blogs and podcasts regarding the California Affordability Index. Many investors, builders (weighin...

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    Southern California Home Data & Notable Redondo Sale

    I hope all of you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend relaxing and honoring our military service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For this week’s blog, I am covering two short topics:

    1. Macro-data beyond the South Bay for some valuable hom...

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    South Bay Real Estate: Affordability Q1 2024

    Regular readers are likely aware of my anticipation for the release of the California Housing Affordability Index (HAI) by the California Association of Realtors every quarter. By now, you've probably grown accustomed to these quarterly affordability updates, and I hope you sh...

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    South Bay Luxury Property Auction Actually Works

    There is a lot of debate on what strategy works best when it comes to selling property. It is almost universally agreed here in the South Bay that homes in the median price range, with plenty of comps, are best served coming to the MLS by slightly underpricing or matching thei...

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    South Bay Highest & Lowest Home Sales of Q1

    Last week I covered the tepid start to inventory this spring selling season. Luckily, we are starting to see more South Bay home listings as this week began with a surge of 20 new listings debuting on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in a matter of two days. Easily the largest rush of ...

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    South Bay Q1 Home Inventory & Rising Interest Rates

    The hottest topics in residential real estate are high mortgage rates and low home inventory levels. Many pundits predicted falling  mortgage rates and rising inventory as major themes of 2024. Some saying, for example: “How could interest rates possibly go higher? A...

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    South Bay Real Estate: First Quarter Market Data

    The majority of the South Bay is officially on spring break! And with the onset of the long week off, we also get the conclusion of 2024's first quarter. Without question, the real estate market has not gone the way many had planned i 2024. Inventory remains excruciatingly ...

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    South Bay One-Level Homes Trending This Month

    There are always trends in real estate. Sometimes it is a color trend, sometimes it is an architectural trend, and some trends can last for years or just be a flash in the pan. A trend this month seems to be one-level homes. And in reality, one-level homes rarely go out ...

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    Challenging South Bay Home Market with Rising Interest Rates and Low Inventory

    Inventory and interest rates are quickly becoming key themes for the South Bay home market. To start the year, many real estate pundits were predicting lower mortgage rates and rising inventory. The first two months of the year is not playing out according to that forecast. ...

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      What Our Clients Are Saying

      Thank you for all your help, expertise, guidance and time during the buying process. We know some situations made things interesting, so thank you for expediting things, for the many many phone calls, and keeping us calm. We have gone through this process with you quite a few times over the past few years, and each time has been as pain-free and easy as can be. Thank you for the hand-holding and classic Richard explanations that have gotten us through! We are lucky to know you and experience real estate Richard and friend Richard.

      - Mel S.

      Richard, your knowledge and guidance means SO MUCH to us. Homebuying is a delicate artform, and you've mastered it. You have operated with immense class and tact (even with all the hiccups along the way) and we are so lucky to have you on our team. Thanks for answering all of our questions whether by email, text, or phone calls to go over every detail.

      - Kat V.
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