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Character Starter Homes Under $700k Abound!

2109 Loma Vista Pl, $532,000

Listing info & photos provided courtesy of Judith Oroshnik and Dean Decent, Berkshire Hathaway

6178 Springvale Dr, $649,000

Listing info & photos provided courtesy of Robert Alan Hanson, Keller Williams Larchmont

5639 Ash St, $569,000

Listing info & photos provided courtesy of Diane McDonald, Keller Williams Los Feliz.

2324 Ridgeview Ave, $675,000

Listing info & photos provided courtesy of Gretchen Palmer, Podley Properties


Not in love with anything above? Fret not, there are even more wonderful homes on the market under $700k right now. E-mail me and I’d love to set up a private showing for any of the homes above or chat with you about what else is out there.

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So Many New Homes, So Little Time!

I recently had a little whine-fest about the lack of inventory right now in Los Angeles but I would like to officially take it all back because there are so many homes I’m crushing on this week I don’t even know what to do with myself. Oh where to begin . . .

1209 South 9th St, Alhambra

This home is located in Alhambra, which while plenty cute and relatively central to Pasadena and downtown, is and area pretty off the radar for a lot of buyers right now. You could put this home anywhere and I would live there. All those massive trees, that original Spanish charm left perfectly intact, those arched doorways, those tiles (especially the ones hugging that stove), THAT POOL, and even that pool house. Sign me up! Actually for $749,000 you can sign yourself up. 3bd, 1.5ba, and 1,770 glorious sq ft. Call me if you’d like to see it before it’s gone.

Listing & photos courtesy of Robin Stever, Coldwell Banker

1900 Boca Ave, El Sereno

Someone took this precious little El Sereno Craftsman and pumped it full of steroids with a massive architect-designed modern master suite addition overlooking downtown Los Angeles. This isn’t something I’m usually a fan of but in this case (and at this $525,000 price point!) it worked. 2bd, 1.75ba, 1,492 sq ft of steel, sunshine and happiness. Call me and let’s go see it in person!

Listing and photos provided courtesy of Sylva Khayalian.

1836 North Avenue 52, Highland Park

I love this home for a lot of obvious reasons – it’s in Highland Park and super accessible to shops/restaurants, etc. It’s got a lot of light and charm combined with some nice updates. It’s got kind of small bedrooms but makes up for it with not 1 but 2 big living spaces. But more than anything, this home has a park for a backyard. Not a public park mind you, just your very own epic 10,000 square foot private backyard. What would you do with all that space? Collect rescue puppies? Build 14 pools? Invite everyone you’ve ever met in your entire life over for a BBQ? Choose your own adventure, my friend! 2bd, 1.75ba, 1,110 sq ft, asking $625,000.

Listing and photos provided courtesy of Deirdre Salomone, Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz

262 South Berkeley Ave, Pasadena

This home doesn’t have one thing I love about it, it has a million. It’s just a really well rounded light bright breezy California home with everything you’d ever want. The living room has barrel ceilings, 2 bedrooms on the main floor are equally sized and sunny, the bathroom has some great deco tilework and a window perfectly framed by palms, and best of all the entire second floor has been turned into an impressive master suite with 2 large closet areas, it’s own bathroom, it’s own office, and of course French doors leading out to a huge deck spanning the length of the home with impressive views of the San Gabriel Mountains. And don’t even get me started on how lovely this pocket of Pasadena is with it’s tree-lined streets and character homes. 3bd, 2ba, 1,760 sq ft asking $938,888 – call me to see it in person.

Listing and photos provided courtesy of Patrick Crane, L.A. Property Solutions, Inc.