So How Do You Find Out About Fusion Listings Before They Hit the Market?

Many buyers are interested in finding out about listings before they hit the market…or even better….listings that won’t be coming on the market.  The advantages are obvious and knowing about homes before others can be a tremendous help when searching for a home in a seller’s market.

So how do you find out about these “off market” or “pocket” listings?

Choosing a realtor that specializes in the Fusion community and has a deep network of both owners and realtors is critical.   It’s also critical to work with an agent that is contantly reaching out to those owners and agent to get information not readily available.  We pride ourselves on being top agents in both the Fusion and  360 communities.  We often hear of listings that never make it to the MLS.

For buyers the key is not only to work with a realtor that may know of off market listings, but being ready if the right home comes along.  Unfortunately off market listings don’t stay off market for long, so being ready in terms of loan approval, finances, etc. is an important step.

We are happy to provide our clients with the information we get through our networks but we can only do this for our exclusive clients (not working with another agent) and home buyers that are ready and eager to find that perfect home.  If you would like our help contact us or fill in our Fusion listing alert request page and let us know you are interested in off market listings.

Why So Many 3 Bedrooms Selling in Fusion Lately?

Since the original development in Fusion South Bay, 3 bedroom homes have always been rare to the market.  Usually there are only a few 3 bedrooms that sell during the year due primarily to the lower numbers of larger units.  Most of the units in Fusion are two bedrooms with each building having a very limited number of three bedroom homes.  For some reason in the later parts of 2018 and early 2019 3 bedrooms seem to be the norm…not the exception.  The last 2 homes that have sold in Fusion have been “J” floorplans with all 3 bedrooms on one level.  Of the last 8 sales in Fusion 4 were larger 3 bedrooms….that’s just unheard of in the past 5 years.

Most recent sales in Fusion South Bay

Get To Know the Neighborhood – Wiseburn School District

One of the elements that makes Fusion at South Bay such a great community  is the award winning Wiseburn School District.  Although located in the city of Hawthorne, Hollyglen residents attend this award winning school system.    One of the main concerns residents have had over the years is the lack of a local high school.  Students that graduated from the local middle school were often then enrolled in the Centinela Valley district.  As of 2015 a bond measure was passed for the construction of a local high school that will be located in nearby El Segundo.

From a real estate perspective the Wiseburn School District has a significant impact on housing values.  Homes in the district are generally priced considerably higher than those outside of the district boundaries…even if just a few blocks away.  See the current homes for sale in that attend the Wiseburn School District**

The Wiseburn Unified School District is a small  public school system in the El Segundo/west Hawthorne area that serves the Wiseburn communities of Del Aire, Hollyglen, and Wiseburn.

The Wiseburn Unified School District has entered into a  partnership with the Da Vinci Charter Schools  since 2009.  These independent charter schools were locally created to provide a high school option for Wiseburn students.  As mentioned above, in 2015 a bond measure was passed allowing for the construction of the Wiseburn High School campus that would house the three separate Da Vinci Charter Schools.

District Boundaries

As the Wiseburn district is hightly sought after the district has boundary requirements for local residents.  The district boundaries are roughly Sepulveda Boulevard on the west, Marine Avenue on the south, Imperial Highway on the north, and Inglewood Avenue on the east.  **Please note that we are providing the following for information only and cannot guarantee eligibility to the district.  Please consult with the district offices to determine residency restrictions and elegibility for the district.

Northern Boundaries  

  • Elementary school is Juan De Anza located at 12110 S Hindry
  • South of Imperial Highway to W. 127th Place, street numbers start with 5000 on all east-west streets between Aviation Boulevard and Felton Avenue.
  • Only the west side of Felton Avenue between Imperial Highway and W. 121st Street, but both sides of Felton Avenue south of W. 121st Street.
  • Avaire South Bay Apartments on 11622 Aviation Boulevard with a 90304 zip code.
  • The apartment complex on 5211 Pacific Concourse Drive and 11775 La Cienega Boulevard, both with a 90045 zip code.
  • ThreeSixty at South Bay homes on the corner of Aviation Boulevard and El Segundo Boulevard.

Southern Boundaries

  • Elementary schools are Juan Cabrillo and Peter Burnett
  • The eastside of the 405 Fwy – South of El Segundo Boulevard to W. 138th Street, numbers start with 4800 and end with 5199 between La Cienega Boulevard and Inglewood Avenue.  Only the west side of Inglewood Avenue between El Segundo Boulevard and W. 138thStreet.  (Please note, that the following are not in the Wiseburn District: houses numbered 4800-5199 on W. 139th Street to Rosecrans Avenue, as well as numbers higher than 13811 on La Cienega Boulevard, Oceangate Avenue, Shoup Avenue, and Inglewood Avenue.  These homes belong to the Lawndale School District).
  • The westside of the 405 Fwy – South of El Segundo Boulevard to Rosecrans Avenue numbers run from 5236-5550 and 13300-14100.
  • The condominiums on Marine Avenue, numbered 5401-5497, Units A & B, south of Rosecrans Avenue.
  • Fusion at South Bay homes on Aviation between Marine Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue.

The northern and southern boundaries west of Aviation Boulevard are Imperial Highway and Rosecrans, respectively with Sepulveda.  The area is part of the City of El Segundo and is mostly commercial space.

School Addresses:

Juan de Anza Elementary School
Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
12110 S. Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: (310) 725-2100

Peter Burnett Elementary School
Third – Fifth Grade
5403 W. 138th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: (310) 725-2151

Richard Henry Dana Middle School
Sixth – Eighth Grade
5504 W. 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA  90250
Phone: (310) 725-4700

Current Homes for Sale in the Wiseburn School District**



**This information is provided for refererence and we make no assurances that the homes above are in the Wiseburn District. Please consult with the school district for to confirm residency status and whether the homes are in the district boundaries. For more information visit the Wiseburn District Website and school boundary page.

New “C” Unit On the Market at 5406 #18

With only 17 home sales in all of 2018 it’s pretty clear that sellers were surprisingly in no rush to list their homes.  Inventory remained low for the year and hopefully 2019 will see a great number of homes for sale in Fusion.  The year is starting off well with a new “C” floorplan that just came on the market priced at $735,000.  Listed with Jodi Keel of D Reams and Co, the floorplan is one of the smaller layouts but unlike the A & B units, the home has an attached garage.  Call, text or email us for more information on this newest Fusion listing.

Off Market Sale at 5512 W 149th Pl # 11?

We recently noticed a 3 bedroom condo at 5512 W 149th Pl # 11 coming on the MLS at $850,000 but immediately was a pending sale.  This is often the case when something sells off market but is put on the MLS for various reasons.  The home had been on the market priced at $835,000 back towards the end of summer but the owner decided to pull it off of the market.  If the seller did end up getting this new price or higher that might have been a beneficial delay.  We’ll keep you posted when we have more information.

As of this writing there is another 3 bedroom on the market at 5402 W 149th Place Unit#12.  3 bedroom units are fairly rare as the bulk of the units in Fusion are 2 bedrooms so it’s especially rare to see 2 different 3 bedroom units on the market.

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Happy Holidays from Fusion South Bay Real Estate

There is so much to do in the South Bay for the holidays and we hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season. 2019 is shaping up to be another busy year in the Fusion community as the market continues to be driven by low inventory and high demand

Wishing all of our friends and clients a fantastic New Year.

All of the Sudden Some Homes on the Market in Fusion South Bay – 4/28/18

We haven’t seen much on the market recently in Fusion South Bay, one of the South Bay’s only relatively newer construction communities. There’s been a jump this past week with three new listings ranging from the smallest A floorplan up to the larger 3 bedroom. View all of the Fusion floorplans here. The prices are still reaching new heights with the A floorplan priced at $649,000 although the 3 bedroom was priced below the prices of the most recent comps both selling over $800,0000.

Current Fusion listings and pending home sales

How Do Fusion Home Prices Compare with 360 South Bay

360 South Bay and Fusion South Bay are two of the premier gated communities in the area.  Both communities are fairly new with 360 generally being built around 2012-2013 and Fusion being built around 2006.  New construction with ammenities that today’s buyers are looking for are very hard to find in a similar price range in the neighboring communities.  Both neighborhoods appealed to buyers that wanted the lifestyle of Manhattan or Redondo but couldn’t afford it.  Although todays buyers seem to be more focused on one or the other, they have long appealed to the same buyers.

View the current homes for sale in 360 and the current homes for sale in Fusion

The charts below show of the basic real estate market information.  It’s not always an apples to apples comparison as 360 offers everything from studio condos to large 4 bedroom “single family” style detached homes.  Fusion on the other hand offers 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes.  If you’re considering either community here are the basics:

Fusion 2018 (as of 4/18/18)
360 South Bay 2018 (as of 4/18/18)
5 homes on the market (2 active)
16 homes on the market
Average  per foot $577.79
Average  per foot $546
Median per foot $588.71
Median per foot $5555
Average price $783,333
Average price $925,813
Median Price $805,000
Median Price $845,000
Highest Sale $815,000
Highest Sale $1,199,000
Lowest Sale $649,000*
*currently active listing
Lowest Sale $698,000
Fusion 2017
360 South Bay 2017
18 homes on the market
65 homes on the market
Average  per foot $553.65
Average  per foot $504
Median per foot $552.70
Median per foot $501
Average price $687,628
Average price $842,485
Median Price $694,950
Median Price $808,000
Highest Sale $814,900
Highest Sale $1,260,000
Lowest Sale $589,000
Lowest Sale $525,000

Why are there no homes for sale in Fusion South Bay?

The demand for homes in Fusion South Bay is fairly unbelivable at the moment.  The very few listings that come on the market seem to sell very quickly and are often at record prices, so why aren’t more owners selling their homes?

There’s no really easy answer to that.  Many owners and residents decide to hold on to Fusion properties as rentals once they’ve moved out.  There is a very strong rental market in Fusion due to the location, the fact that it’s gated, the Wiseburn School District, and the fact that it’s a fairly low effort place to live.

If you’re looking for a home in Fusion there will be some that come on the market, but if the past year was an indication it may be a while before we see any real increase in the inventory and available homes.

See the current listings in Fusion.

Have Prices Finally Gotten Too High in Fusion?

By Keith KyleFusion A Floorplan Kitchen

Home prices in Fusion, one of the South Bay’s only newer construction gated communities, has done nothing but go up in the past two years.  Prices that once seemed impossible are now the norm and many buyers are kicking themselves for not buying when the market was down.  As with any real estate market with skyrocketing prices….it has to end, or at least dramatically slow down, at some point.

The question is….are we at that point?  It’s a bit tough to say as part of the reason the few listings that are currently for sale are sitting (which hasn’t happened in a long time) is that they are priced beyond peak values.  3 bedroom units had been selling in the high $600,000s 16 months ago and the most recent new listing came out at an unbelievable $825,000.   See the home and all new home listings in Fusion South Bay here.

Only time will tell whether the slight slowdown is simply do to temporary overpricing or if the market has gotten too rich for buyers in general.

**We are not directly affiliated with Fusion at South Bay. Homes and units are all individually owned. We represent many buyers and sellers in the community but the homes for sale and past listings may be represented by other real estate professionals