Published in Smell The Coffee
The Manhattan Beach City Council met August 21 and approved the draft "Five-Year Plan to Address Homelessness in Our Community."  Here are the key takeaways from that council meeting's discussion of the plan.
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Another lot sale from Michalski & Fujita, this one an ocean-view Sand section corner half lot at 328 25th Place, Manhattan Beach.  The photo is the original, 1927-built, one-bedroom, 556 sqft (yes, you read that right) home.  Look for a new home from premier local home-grown builder Fluent Homes in 16-20 months.
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Published in Smell The Coffee
The current draft proposal to address homelessness in Manhattan Beach is up for discussion and comment at the next City Council meeting, August 21.  The proposal is long on generalities, short on specifics and, worst of all, seems to de-emphasize enforcement of existing city ordinances.  Could make for an interesting meeting.
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Our latest new construction sale - 2101 Elm Avenue in the Manhattan Beach Tree section - proves once again the efficacy of our lot sale program.  The original lot owner got multiple offers from developers and a premium price without paying a commission and the winning bidder got a well-located, flat, west-facing lot which they were able to develop into a premium modern farmhouse-style home that sold over list price.  We love it when a plan comes together.
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Yet another $6 million sale of a large ocean-view Manhattan Beach Hill section lot transpired recently.  The buyer was the next-door neighbor but which one?  The international tennis star or the founder and partner in a successful private equity firm?  Find out here.
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Mike and Sachi just closed on the sale of a prime Manhattan Beach Tree section lot to a local developer.  To find out more about this sale and the enhanced benefit to the sellers of substantially lower transaction costs, read on.
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Litigation can be draining, particularly when it involves the fate of the once successful production company, Gurney Productions, that you helped create, the company that produced the mega-hit Duck Dynasty.  Thankfully, one of the co-producers (and a Manhattan Beach resident) has a heretofore unknown (to us, anyway) second talent, namely remodeling and flipping homes, as this exquisite new Hill section listing will attest.
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