Meet the Latest and Greatest Affordable Housing Option in NELA

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Something very cool and very inspired is happening in Los Angeles real estate right now. And I, for one, think its time has come. I'm talking about small footprint, eco-friendly, affordable housing geared towards first-time home buyers. One of the most exciting developments is happening at NELA Union in Glassell Park. It's on Verdugo Road right off the 2 freeway, in a neighborhood that is set to become the next thing, ala Highland Park. … [Read more...]

Hollywood Dell – A Small-Town Pocket in the Heart of the City

The majestic Lake Hollywood Reservoir near Hollywood Dell

Voted one of “10 Best Neighborhoods You Have Never Heard of” in 2004 by Los Angeles Magazine, Hollywood Dell is a cozy enclave of about 1000 homes just minutes away from the bustling heart of Hollywood.  Hollywood Dell is bordered by Franklin Avenue to the south and the Hollywood Reservoir to the north. You can enter the neighborhood from the west via Cahuenga Terrace. Its eastern edge nestles right up to Beachwood Canyon.  If you are interested … [Read more...]

New Silver Lake Homes for $599,000? Yes – at SL70

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SL70 - Another Silver Lake Area Small Lot Subdivision Located on the site that once housed Hollywood's first permanent movie studio, the new Silver Lake SL70 small lot subdivision reminds visitors of the location's history through street names like Tom Mix Drive and Silent Film Road. (Check out the memorabilia at Edendale Grill). Does a bit of history and "movie magic" still linger in the air where a century ago our silent film stars and … [Read more...]

Tax Advantages of Homeownership

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Yes, it’s tax season once again.  There are definitely tax deductions from owning a home. If you are a home owner, make sure you maximize the tax benefits of home ownership when you file your 1040. The U.S. tax code is designed to offer incentives to homeowners, and by taking advantage of these breaks, 1040-filing citizens can maximize their financial investment in homeownership. That said, everyone’s financial position is not the same so look to … [Read more...]

Outpost Estates – A Jewel in the Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Bowl, which borders the northern edge of Outpost Estates

A pristine enclave of about 450 homes once known as “the jewel in the hills”, Outpost Estates is bordered by Franklin Avenue to the south and Mullholland Drive to the north. Runyon Canyon borders it to the west and Cahuenga Boulevard to the east. The neighborhood roughly covers 1.5 square miles. Charles E. Toberman acquired the land in the 1920s and envisioned the development as “one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential parks in the … [Read more...]