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    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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    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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    Notable South Bay February Home Sales

    The real estate pundits have been wildly incorrect to begin 2024. Here were the two mainstream prognostications for this year:

    1. Interest rate declines that would fuel buyer demand.
    2. A rise in home inventory that would increase sales.

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    South Bay Home Listings to Consider

    You all know that I work really hard to get a blog posted weekly to keep you up-to-date on South Bay real estate. It is tedious work, but I know our readers benefit from it and the research keeps my real estate chops sharper than the average agent. This is one of those short w...

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    California Housing Affordability in Q4 Stays Rock Bottom – Lowest Since Great Recession

    As my weekly readers are aware, I eagerly anticipate the release of the California Housing Affordability Index each quarter from C.A.R. (California Association of Realtors). For those unfamiliar, the HAI number has consistently proven to be one of the most accurate forecasting...

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    Are South Bay Home Listings Rising?

    Residential real estate pundits and much of the Realtor industry is predicting lower interest rates and rising home inventory in 2024. If both predictions come true, it will likely make for a healthy and strong market. Since the start of this year is slow on news, let’s stud...

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    Impactful High/Low South Bay Home Sales to Start 2024

    Residential real estate is often busy in the first month of the new year, but the activity typically occurs behind the scenes with agents and clients using January to plan out the next year together. Clients call their agents and set meetings to discuss when they would like to...

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    South Bay’s Home Sales Slump: A 1995 Comparison

    This week’s blog is inspired by Diana Olick’s CNBC article highlighting national home sales slumping to their lowest levels since 1995. A level not seen in the housing market in nearly three decades! Let me share the main points of her write-up:

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