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Run Don’t Skip to This Highland Park Flip

Flips are a dime a dozen these days, but finding a flip under $700k that has managed to retain some character or soul can be a bit of a challenge so its pretty rare that one gets me as excited as 5724 Buchanan St in Highland Park. Great location (2 blocks off York Blvd), good lot size, and decent curb appeal – although the inside of the home is where it really shines. Click through the slideshow below for details:

If you’d like to tour this home in person contact me right away as offers are being reviewed this week and it will be gone gone gone.

Listing provided by Ryan H. Sarkissian, Re/Max Elite

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Cute Starter Homes: Under $600k

Buying your first home is a really big deal, but lets be honest, you probably won’t live there forever so you don’t need to think of it as a lifelong commitment. A starter home can be a great home for now – for the next 5 or so years – just something to get your feet wet with the great wide world of home-ownership, and ideally a really great investment that will grow.

Here are some under $600k which is currently a price-point that can get you something with a fair amount of space thats already been remodeled and is move-in ready.

2125 Vallejo St, Lincoln Heights – $598,000
4bd/3ba, 3,500sf, complete with a little white fence, a big green yard, and views of downtown!

Listing provided courtesy of Myrna Castro, Keller Williams Realty

4951 Hartwick St, Eagle Rock, $543,000
2bd/1ba and 884 sqft

Listing provided courtesy of Tracy King, Teles Properties

915 Palm View Dr, Highland Park – $529,000
2bd/1ba, 700sf. This house may be a little small on square footage, but it’s big on character, location, sunlight, and outdoor space.

Listing provided courtesy of Matt Manner, Extraordinary Real Estate, Inc

5118 Raphael St, Highland Park – $599,000
4bd/2ba, 1448sf. Perched high on a hill in Highland Park, some houses have his and hers sinks – this house features his and hers garages

Listing provided courtesy of Robert Carey, Partners Trust Beverly Hills

There are so many cute homes available right now, I could go on for pages and there are new houses in this price range popping up every day – contact me if you’d like to find out more about any of these or any upcoming properties!

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Cute Starter Homes: Under $500k

At $500k you still have choices. You can get into a home in an amazing location, but it may be a little on the small side. You may find a home with plenty of square footage but needing some work. Or you can move a little deeper into the burbs and possibly get both square footage and updated finishes (and even a pool). Shopping for a home under $500k is kind of like a game of Choose Your Own Adventure. Here are some adventures to get you started:

2121 West Avenue 33, Glassell Park – $455,000
2bd, 2ba, 1,000sf. Completely gutted and re-built from the studs up, this is an affordable option for someone looking for a turn-key home.

Listing provided courtesy of Rene Garcia, Keller Williams Rlty Los Feliz

5025 Los Robles St, Eagle Rock – $499,000
2bd, 1ba. What this house may lack in updates it totally makes up for in location and it’s unique charm.

Listing provided courtesy of Tracy King, Teles Properties

3737 York Blvd, Glassell Park – $499,000
2bd, 1ba, 840sf. This lovely home sits at the top of Glassell Park, meaning Atwater Village, Glendale, Highland Park and Eagle Rock are all at your fingertips.

Listing provided courtesy of Amber Gayner, Century 21 Crest

5714 Craner Ave, North Hollywood – $489,900
2bd, 2ba, 1,038sf right in the heart of NoHo and super walkable!

Listing provided courtesy of Joyti Goundar, Todd Real Estate

6059 Fulcher Ave, North Hollywood – $437,000
3bd, 2ba, 1,309sf. This house has some major curb appeal potential happening with the corner lot, huge front yard, and white picket fence. 

Listing provided courtesy of Anna Szczepanski, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Email me to see any of these homes or find out about more in this price range!

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Cozy California Craftsman in Highland Park

Los Angeles thankfully has no shortage of Craftsman style homes (and boy do I love a good Craftsman), but it’s always nice to find one in a hot location that’s been tastefully renovated and is move-in ready. This classic 2bd/2ba Craftsman at 5356 Irvington Place in Highland Park will capture your heart with it’s ample wrap-around front porch before you’re even through the door. Walk in and you will find period details like a built-in buffet in the dining room, built-in bookcases surrounding the living room fireplace, and a farmhouse sink in the updated kitchen. The master bedroom grabs your attention with raised ceilings and exposed beams, plenty of closet space, and french doors leading you to your private lush backyard. The second bedroom is perfect for kids, with built-in storage and bench space running the length of the room. Behind the house and accessible through the yard, the garage has been transformed into a huge finished work/studio space with a sleeping loft and attached storage room.

5356 Irvington Place, Highland Park

At $599,000 in one of LA’s hottest hoods this house won’t last long. Email me to set up a time to see it before it’s gone!