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Montecito Heights Spanish Hits the Market

Montecito Heights Spanish 3 bedroom 2 bath

A rare opportunity to own this two-story, 1926 Spanish-Style home on the nicest street in Montecito Heights. Montecito Circle is a quiet and private street at the top of the hill, and homes rarely become available here.  There will be an open house on Sunday, May 19 from 1 pm. to 4 p.m.

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath charmer features period styling with modern updates. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and beamed ceiling and there are hardwood and tile floors throughout.  Both dining room and step-down family room have French doors opening onto an expansive, flat back yard with lawn, garden spots and a lovely patio....

How Many Square feet are in that Los Feliz house? Are you SURE?

That Los Feliz house may not be as large as you thinkHome buyers usually have some idea of the approximate number of square feet they're looking for in a new home.

It might be a number similar to the home they currently occupy, or it might be a larger number – based on feeling too cramped in their current home.  And of course, some might be downsizing to a smaller home because they want less to clean, maintain, heat, and cool.

You might argue that the buyer doesn't really need to know the square footage. He or she can see and feel the space upon touring the home. And that's true. But not absolutely true.   If a home has been staged well and all "extra" furniture and clutter removed, it...

Selling Your Los Feliz Home? Create a 'Blank Canvas'

No, I don't mean remove all the furniture and paint everything white… I mean, remove all the distractions so your potential buyers can see themselves and their own possessions in your Los Feliz home and not be distracted by yours.

Take down the family photos and replace them with something neutral. Pack your trophies and collections. And if you've gone wild with paint color, do repaint to a neutral tone.

It doesn't have to be stark white, just a neutral gray or beige that could allow furniture of any color without a major clash. The turquoise and may have been perfect with your furniture and lifestyle but not everyone can imagine themselves in such a bright environment.declutter rooms and use neutral colors to sell your Los Feliz home

No doubt you’ve heard this a million times but I have to say it again, de-clutter....

Elysian Park - A Los Angeles Treasure

Dodger Stadium Elysian ParkAs the city's oldest and second largest park, Elysian Park is a treasure that Los Angeles residents are determined to preserve. These 575 acres (then called Rock Quarry Hills) were dedicated as a city park in 1886 and subsequent city charters have protected the land for park purposes in perpetuity. 

Interestingly, the public did vote to allow construction of the Dodger Stadium in 1952 – so that the Brooklyn Dodgers would have a home when they came to California.

Also, while commercial development is not allowed, back in 1925 the Los Angeles Pistol Club (now renamed the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club) was allowed to build a shooting range on approximately 20 acres of leased land in the Chavez Ravine area of Elysian Park.  When the...

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