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Big Bar at Alcove in Los Feliz, Cocktails on the Side?

Alcove in Los Feliz  has a great selection of tempting dessertsThe Alcove Café & Bakery in Los Feliz is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The Big Bar, which opened last October is a great addition.  Though there is some indoor seating, most folks opt for the outdoor patio for salads, sandwiches, and desserts.  Ah, those desserts!  The establishment is one that has you order and pay at the counter and let a courteous staff member bring you your order when it’s ready.  No problem, but while you wait for your turn to order you will see a delectable assortment of desserts behind that glass counter! Make sure to save room! No longer missing from the Alcove is the opportunity to imbibe along with that meal. The Alcove added Big...

Help Save a Richard Neutra Masterpiece, The Kronish Residence, in Beverly Hills

The Kronish house in Beverly hills is the largest residence build by Richard Neutra in Southern CalifornaIf you are a fan of modernist architecture and would like to see it preserved, then do your part to save Richard Neutra’s Kronish Residence in Beverly Hills from being demolished. The development company which currently owns the property, Soda Parnters LLC, filed for a demolition permit of The Kronish house. This house single story home was built for Herbert Kronish in 1954 and sits on a 2-acre lot.  The 6,891sf home has 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and is the largest home build by Richard Neutra in Southern California. Richard Neutra worked for Frank Lloyd...

Los Angeles Short Sales- The Bank Can No Longer Come After You for the Balance Owed!

A short sale means the seller owes more than he can sell his home for and require bank approvalIf you need to short sell your Los Angeles home, now you can do that without worrying that the bank will come after you for the balance due. A short sale is when the owner of a property owes more on the loan than the property can currently be sold for. The owner must get the sale approved by their lender/lenders because the amount owed will be “short” of what is currently owed on the property. Since January of this year, California residents who need to short sell their homes have been protected against the first lien holder coming after them to pay the balance...

1962 Post and Beam New to Market in Los Feliz

 4321 Cedarhurst Circle , Los Feliz

Exterior view of this Los Feliz Post and Beam home How's this for a 1962 Los Feliz Post and Beam?  The newly listed property south of Los Feliz Blvd has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 2,348 square feet of living space. The walls of windows and open spaces give it a feeling of being much larger. The vertical mahogany panels on the home's exterior  match the railing of the  50 ‘ x 8' cantilevered patio  that runs along the the entire home. The view from there is up into the hills Los Feliz, a bit different than what you'd find in a home above Los Feliz Blvd. cantelevered deck of Los Feliz Post and Beam home...

18th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair Takes Place on Sunday, July 24

  Los Feliz Street FairThe Los Feliz Village Street Fair will be held Sunday, July 24 from 11am to 10pm on Hollywood Boulevard betweenVermont and Hillhurst Avenues.  After two years with no fair, this one should really be great.  There will be many booths and hopefully lots of people out enjoying the selection of foods from Los Feliz Village restaurants and libations in the beer and wine gardens. There will fun and entertainment for all ages including live local bands, dancing, and dance lessons. Kids will love the moon bounce, games, carnival rides and more. Other entertainment includes performances by Troupe Vertigo and Cirque School of L.A, a chalk art display and various arts and crafts exhibits. Visitors may also be...

Ivanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake - An Excellent LAUSD Public Elementary School

Ivanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake is one of LAUSD's best elementary schoolsIvanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake is one of the best kindergarten through 5th grade schools in the LA Unified School System.This school draws families into Silver Lake in hopes of being able to buy a home within its boundaries and take advantage of a great public school education. According to GreatSchools.org, Ivanhoe Elementary “is among the few public elementary schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10.

This school has an average Community Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 39 school...

Is It Really a Buyer’s Market in Silver Lake?

The news is full of how it’s a buyer’s market all over and buyers have all the power when it comes to buying real estate.  Is there a buyer's market in Silver Lake? Is Silver Lake a buyers market or a sellers market A buyers’ markets exist when there are more properties for sale than there are buyers to buy them. Such a situation tends to push prices down and give buyers the upper hand in negotiations but does this situation exist in Silver Lake and surrounding areas? Is Silver Lake a buyer's market? You've probably heard that real estate...

Silver Lake Real Estate Market Statistics

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Silver Lake area, you are most likely curious about the current Silver Lake real estate market. Well priced Silver Lake homes are selling relatively quickly with many of the more desirable properties selling in multiple offers.  That said, there are still some sellers who are not being realistic about their asking price.  Such homes linger on the market until reality sets in or the property listing is withdrawn or expires. There is not a particularly large inventory homes for sale in the area right now. The MLS shows the current active listing inventory of single family Silver Lake homes to be 67, which coincidentally, is the same number of homes that have sold in the first half of the year. The follow chart shows Silver Lake Real Estate Market activity for the Month of June, 2011. Silver Lake Market Statistics Report for the month ending June 30, 2011...

Moreno Highlands Silver Lake Home Gets a Much Needed Makeover

2264 Moreno Dr.  Silver Lake, CA

A well done makeover on this Silver Lake home in the Moreno Highlands gives it a new lease on life and will certainly get it sold quickly. There are 3 elements that affect the sale of a home: location, condition and price.  2264 Moreno Dr. has the location, but when it came on the market in 2008 the price was not in line with the condition. After a year on the market, the seller went the lease-option route. The new owner snagged the place for a mere $725,000, took the bull by the horns and completely transformed this ...

New to Market! Two-Story Mid-Century Home Near the Silver Lake Reservoir

2410 W Silver Lake Dr. is a two-story Mid-Century home near the Silver Lake Reservoir      2410 W Silver Lake Dr near the Silver Lake Reservoir

Built in 1957, this mid-century Silver Lake home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on a flat lot over 8,000 sf.  If you are looking for a large family home a short walk from both Silver Lake Reservoir and Ivanhoe Elementary School, this could be your golden opportunity.

open living spaces in this Silver Lake mid century blank canvas...

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