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VIVE Los Feliz! – Small Lot subdivisions taking off in Eagle Rock, Silver Lake and soon to be in Los Feliz as well

Back in 2005, Los Angeles passed the Small Lot Subdivision ordinance which allows for the creation of a unique housing option. Rather than build condominiums, developers can subdivide multifamily lots and commercial parcels into smaller parcels and build individual homes on them. These homes have smaller lots than traditional single family homes, but generally come with smaller price tags as well. There are no home owner association dues per se, but owners are typically prohibited from making significant changes in the appearance of the building's exterior. Perhaps you are familiar with Eagle Rock's Rock Row. Rock Rock small lot subdivision in Eagle Rock CA Rock Row is...

Silver Lake CA's Moreno Highlands Streamline Moderne hits the market in Ivanhoe School District

If you've been looking for a good sized home in Silver Lake California's Ivanhoe School District, your wait may be over. A 3 bedroom, 4 bath, home of 2600+ square feet just came on the market in Silver Lake CA. Silver Lake Streamline Moderne in Ivanhoe School District Located at 2336 Moreno Drive, this 1940 Silver Lake CA home was designed and built by noted architect Harry Hayden Whiteley.  It's one of few examples of Streamline Moderne architecture on this side of the ...

The Cheese Store of Silver Lake - A great place to shop for cheese, wine and other tasty treats in Sunset Junction in Silver Lake

Customers chatting in front of Silver Lake's Cheese shopSure, you can get a variety of cheese, wine and gift basket fare at Trader Joes, in Silver Lake, but for a true gastronomical experience, you should really check out The Cheese Store of Silver Lake. Chris Pollan, the store's proprietor, decided that after 25 years managing music tours, it was time for a change. He spent three years working with a friend at The Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills and decided he'd found his life long passion. So with a sense of adventure, he opened The Cheese Store of Silver Lake in November of 2002. It's pretty obvious from the crowds the shop gathers that this well kept secret is not such a secret any more! Silver Lake Cheese store carries domestic and imported cheese...

Make sure you have adequate home owners insurance on your Los Angeles property

My recent posts about the Station Fire and  home buyers not being able to get home insurance have reminded me of the importance of keeping yourself adequately protected should disaster strike.  I'm not talking about 50 gallon drums of drinking water and being ready for "the big" one. I'm referring to hazard insurance coverage on your home and other property you may own. When was the last time you check your ...

Pasadena, Altadena and San Gabriel Mountain foothill Homebuyers may have trouble getting their loans due to the Station Fire in the Angeles Forest

The station fire is about 50% contained as of today. The fire has destroyed nearly 155,000 acres, including 76 homes, 2 commercial structures and 86 out buildings. The station fire ranks at the largest ever in Los Angeles Count y and full containment is not expected until Sept 15. Station Fire smoke in the pasadena sky Here's a photo of the smoke that I snapped while shopping in Pasadena If you are in escrow to purchase property in Altadena...

Silver Lake Real Estate Market Update: August 2009

Well priced Silver Lake real estate is selling relatively quickly.  There is not a particularly large inventory homes for sale in the area right now. The mls show the current active listing inventory to be only 37 homes. The follow chart shows Silver Lake Real Estate Market activity for the Month of August, 2009. Single Family homes sold in Silver Lake California Now let's take a look at some year to date figures from January 1, 2009 through August 31, 2009. These figures are for single family homes in Silver Lake...
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