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Silver Lake Spanish Home Ready to Go!

2345 Lake View Ave - great mix of charm and location! Currently listed for $975,000 Updated Silver Lake Spanish with original charm If you have been looking for a Silver Lake home that has all of it’s original charm but with the system updates and kitchen and baths already remodeled, this could be the place for you!  

Built in 1926, the house has Spanish tile risers, coved ceiling, original hardwood floors, a living room fireplace and all the natural light you could ask for. Silver Lake Spanish with fireplace and hardwood floors...

Spring Forward - Is a Fresh Start in Order?

Spring is a time of new beginnings, fresh grass, crisp rain, vivid blossoms and new growth.   It's also the BEST time to sell your home to get the highest price for it! spring is a great time to sell your home Why is this?  Here are just a few reasons:

1. Daylight savings time! Now that we've all turned our clocks ahead we have more daylight later in the day meaning more buyers can look at property after work. More buyers looking at your home gives you more chances for offers - the more offers, the higher the selling price will go.

2. Families with kids like tend to look for a home in spring because they want to move in early summer, before they go on vacation and before the new...

Echo Park: Black Birds Small Lot Homes Coming Soon

On an Echo Park hillside, architect Barbara Bestor is bringing a new twist to development under the Los Angeles' small lot subdivision ordinance.  

Blackbirds, an 18-unit project under development by LocalConstruct, offers what Ms. Bestor calls "stealth density."  The project has been in the works for quite a while now but as you can see from the photos below, they are getting closer.  This month, they started offering hardhat tours.

Let me know if you'd like me to arrange one for you. Echo Park Black Birds still under construction ...

Silver Lake and Echo Park Homes From Planet Home Living

Planet Home Living is stepping up to meet the need for affordable, modern homes in Echo Park and Silver Lake.

With four new developments underway, those who prefer the minimalist design will soon have a choice of homes built for their urban, hipster lifestyle. These homes, built "up" instead of "out," offer a small footprint along with simplified elegance.

These small lot sizes contribute to the lower cost, making new homes affordable even in pricy Silver Lake. Christian Návar, co-founder of L.A. architecture firm Modative, calls these "The iPhone or Prius of homes."

Echo Park has long been a haven for creative artists, and its appeal continues. Just ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park is convenient to employment in Hollywood, Glendale and Burbank. The downtown neighborhoods...

Altadena Pool home on almost 1/2 acre!

Altadena is famous for its tree-lined streets and homes tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Madres.  Another note is that you can still find homes on big lots.  1441 E Altadena Drive is one such home.  

This single story tradition/ranch style home on just shy of a ½ acre is set back from the street by a circular driveway. Altadena pool home with circular driveway There are original hardwood floors in the living room, dining room, front bedroom and library,  The house boast three fireplaces and two skylights plus a family room big enough for to ballroom dance in.  (OK, that’s what I would do with it personally!). 

The flow from kitchen, family room to outside make this a terrific house for entertaining. ...

New Construction in Silver Lake – Latitudes

Latitudes in Silver Lake – It's not just a home, it's a lifestyle

Are you looking for new Construction in Silver Lake?  Latitudes is serving up house in with style. You'll choose from 63 ultra-hip, ultra-convenient tri-level townhouse condominiums - each boasting 2 to 4 bedrooms and up to 1,900 square feet of living space.

These homes offer contemporary architecture, all the latest energy saving green building features, designer finishes, roof top decks to enjoy the spectacular San Gabriel Mountain views, lushly landscaped open spaces, and a glistening pool. Latitude- Silver Lake townhomes during construction Latitude- Silver Lake town homes during construction Despite a rare sophistication in luxury and style,...

Meet the Latest and Greatest Affordable Housing Option in NELA

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. NELA Union Welcome Sign

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. Unlike SL70, which I wrote about here, NELA Union is a collection of town homes,...

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

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 in Beachwood Canyon, click here for the homes currently for sale in that neighborhood.

Map of Hollywood Dell neighborhood...

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

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 starlets posed for the cameras? Perhaps it does.

Pre-completion prices

SL70 pre-completion small lot homes at the Silver Lake boarder...

Tax Advantages of Homeownership

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 your tax professional for specific guidance for your personal situation.

Mortgage Interest

tax benefits of home ownershipThe mortgage interest deduction  is the tax deduction most people are aware of. The...

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