5406 W 149th Place #18 – C Floorplan for Sale in Fusion for $735

**udate – as of 3/5/19 this home is now in escrow**
We’ve written quite a bit about the C floorplan currently for sale in the 5406 #18 as it’s surprising to see it still on the market.  The
C floorplan is fairly rare and the appeal generally lies in the fact that it’s significantly bigger than the smallest A and B units (around 1,000 square feet), and it offers a 2 car attached garage (A and B units have a 1 car detached garage)  My clients feedback indicates that the floorplan isn’t one of the preferred but again given the size difference between this and the smaller units it’s surprising to see it still on the market.  It certainly appears to be an indication of a slowing market in a community that was white hot in 2018.

5406 W 149th Place #18

*Square footage numbers vary as tax records and builder records show a different amount of square feet.  Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and buyers advised to confirm all details.

5403 W 149th Place #4 in Fusion South Bay Listed for $799,000

We’ve written quite a bit about the E floorplan currently for sale in the 5403 #4 as it’s surprising to see it still on the market.  The E floorplan is one of the most popular in the community and with the last sale being well over $800,000 it’s hard to see why this home is still for sale.  It certainly appears to be a cooling of the real estate market in Fusion South Bay.  The 5403 #4 home is one of the larger 2 bedroom layouts with around 1,400 square feet*

5403 W 149th Place #4

*Square footage numbers vary as tax records and builder records show a different amount of square feet.  Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and buyers advised to confirm all details.

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.

2 Homes Currently for Sale in Fusion – 1/31/19 Market Update

In years past  “only” 2 weeks on the market wouldn’t have meant anything….that hasn’t been the case over the past two years with homes in Fusion often going into escrow in the first week and some selling before they even hit the market.  The average days on market for the homes that sold in Fusion in 2018 was 11.  With one home currently for sale and  on the market for 15 days and another on the market for over three weeks, does that indicate a slight slowdown or just a temporary blip due to the time of year and weather?  This is normally a slower time of year so we’ll know more as to whether the market heats up along with the weather.

As of 1/31 there are two active listings in Fusion.  The first is a “C” floorplan at 5406 W 149th Pl # 18 that is priced at $735,000 and the other an “E” floorplan at 5403 W 149th Place Unit#4 currently priced at $799,000.  E floorplans had been one of the highest demand layouts over the past 2 years.

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Fusion 2018 – Year in Review

2018 was a great year for home sales in Fusion At South Bay, one of the South Bay’s only newer construction gated communities.  There were 17 home sales with the low price of the year at $670,000 for a 1,000 (est) foot B floorplan and the highest price of the year was $855,000 for a 3 bedroom J unit.  The unit originally sold even higher but ran into appraisal issues.  The average price per foot (which doesn’t necessarily mean as much as usual as some realtors use the builders data, showing larger square footage, and some realtors use the tax assessor’s data, which is often much smaller) was $597 and median price per foot was at $602.  Located in the Hollyglen neighborhood of Hawthorne, Fusion sits just across the street from Manhattan Beach which lends itself to an even higher demand as many buyers are priced out of the adjacent neighborhoods.  The homes were generally built in 2006-2008 (with some variance).  Although there are currently no active homes for sale we do update our active Fusion listings page so visit to see any new listings.

Average days on market was 11 for the year….incredible.

Closed Price – List Price
Price per foot
Bed/ Baths
Sq Feet
Close Date
5404 W
149th PL #12
$815,000  $798,000
5410 W
149th PL #14
$805,000  $785,000
5511 W
149th PL #15
$730,000  $699,000
5509 W
149th PL #10
$680,000  $649,000
5403 W
149th PL #6
$803,000  $798,900
5507 W
149th PL #8
$700,000  $679,000
5514 W
149th PL #2
$746,999  $759,000
5405 W
149TH PL #10
$650,000  $629,000
5408 W
149th PL #4
$825,000  $810,000
5510 W
149th PL #8
$670,000  $675,000
5408 W
149th PL #7
$690,000  $649,000
5401 W
149th PL #9
$685,000  $679,000
5506 W
149th PL #2
$715,000  $725,000
5400 W
149th PL #7
$855,000  $880,000
5507 W
149th PL  #9
$695,000  $680,000
5507 W
149th PL #11
$844,000  $847,500
5404 W
149th PL #10
$685,000  $675,000

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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Finally a New Listing Coming on the Market in Fusion

It’s been a while since anything was for sale in Fusion but we’re getting word that something new is finally coming on the market.  Later this week we should see a “J” floorplan come on the market around $829,000.  Visit our current listings in Fusion page later in the week to take a look or contact us to ask about this upcoming listing.

Latest Fusion South Bay Real Estate News

It’s been a busy market in Fusion with a number of new listings, new escrows, price changes and closed sales. Here’s the latest:

  • 5507 #11 – This is a 3 bedroom J floorplan which is usually very rare but when this hit the market late in August this was the 3rd J unit on the market.  This beautiful home went into escrow quickly and is scheduled to close escrow on September 28th.  List price was $847,500
  • 5512 #11 – This was another 3 bedroom J floorplan that was initially listed at $850,000.  When 5507 was put on the market this home was reduced to $835,000.   They had an offer but the seller decided to pull it off of the market and it’s no longer available.
  • 5404 #10 – This is one of the smaller “B” 2 bedroom units currently active on the market and priced at $675,000.  We believe they’ll have multiple offers and it will be in escrow shortly.
  • 5403 #4 – This is a larger 2 bedroom originally priced at $815,000 and recently reduced to $799,000 and is still active.  It’s a nice unit that faces the interior.
  • 5507 #9 – This is another smaller “B” floorplan that was a relocation.  It sold quickly with multiple offers and is currently pending
  • 5400 #7 – This was yet another 3 bedroom “J” floorplan unit that faced the interior but was towards the end of the complex.  It came out at a fairly huge number of $880,000 and quickly went into escrow.  The unit will close this week at a record sales price for the community.

For more information on all of these visit the current Fusion South Bay listings, or see the recent sales activity in this gated community.

Multiple Open Houses in Fusion South Bay 8/25 and 8/26



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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

**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