After painting countless Highland Park homes in shades of olive and gray and surrounding them with horizontal wood fencing, many house flippers are looking for new Eastside territory. The exterior of the newly listed Boyle Heights house (pictured) 3521 East Sixth Street south of the 60 Freeway is painted a shade of tan, which is not exactly a flipper favorite. However, there are numerous signs of flipper design: the front yard is planted with fountain grass and the interior includes chocolate-colored flooring and cabinets, recessed ceiling lights, granite counter tops, stainless steel sinks and silvery faucets. There are no visible signs that this three-bedroom house was built in 1921 but the flippers did retain some of fruit trees on the property, according to the listing information on Redfin. The home sold for $144,000 in January in a foreclosure sale, according to information provided via Redfin. Last week, the property went back on the market at an asking price of $269,000.
Will home buyers follow the flippers into Boyle Heights?