Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $529,000.
This Spanish-style bungalow built in 1929 is fresh off a fashionable flip. The residence holds two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 747 square feet and sits on a tiny 1,690-square-foot lot, with a sliver of yard space and an attached one-car garage. Inside, the dwelling features barrel ceilings, a fireplace, picture window, open floor plan, new windows, and its original front door. The asking price is $529,000.
This fixer needs a lot of TLC, but is centrally located in Long Beach, off Redondo and Anaheim. Coming in at 1,100 square feet, it holds two bedrooms and one bathroom on a 4,781-square-foot lot, which also holds a two-car garage. It has a sweet front porch, moldings, and built-ins. The price tag is $519,000.
Also in Hyde Park, this 1,355-square-foot house is positioned on a larger 6,075-square-foot lot with a grassy yard and a detached garage. Marketed as a “diamond in the rough,” it needs a little sprucing up, but it has some charming 1920s character to work with, including arched entryways, a tiled fireplace, and molding throughout. The asking price is $529,000.
This small 1960s complex (named The Odyssey) is an easy stroll to all of the shops and restaurants on Colorado Boulevard. One of its 16 units was flipped over the summer and is now available. Measuring 958 square feet, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom has new floors, recessed lighting, and quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Other features include a balcony and in-unit laundry. After selling for $380,000 in June, it’s listed at $525,000, with HOA dues of $450 monthly.
In Melrose Hill, a 1920s fourplex has been converted into a tenancy in common property. This two-bedroom, one and a half-bathroom comes in at 1,000 square feet. Newly remodeled, it sports wide-plank wood floors, a brick fireplace flanked by built-in shelves, and shaker cabinets and quartz countertops in the kitchen. Just west of Western, near Hollywood Forever, Paramount, and Larchmont Village, it’s listed at $539,000, with monthly HOA fees of $300.
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Hyde Park flip(270 votes)
Long Beach fixer(95 votes)
Hyde Park ‘diamond in the rough’(166 votes)
Pasadena condo(247 votes)
Hollywood TIC(865 votes)