If house flippers have foiled your plans to buy an low-priced Highland Park bungalow, then perhaps it’s worth checking out property in Boyle Heights. Like Highland Park, Boyle Heights is filled with classic and old Craftsman as well as Victorian-style bungalows. Unlike Highland Park, however, the horizontal wood fencing and putty colored homes – design touches favored by house flippers – are fewer and far between in Boyle Heights, and home buyers searching for low-priced homes will find more options. In fact, there are about 1o, single-family homes currently listed at $200,000 or less in Boyle Heights north of the 60 Freeway, according to a check on Redfin today. In Highland Park, no single-family homes were for sale under $200,000. Of course, at below $200,000, home buyers are going to be faced with a lot of the work a flipper would have performed, and the cheap houses can go fast. A sale was pending on the $140,000 house at 2178 Boulder Street (top left) one day after it was listed.
A sample of Boyle Height homes price under $200,000:
- 1939 E. Second Street
A four-bedroom, one-bath home built in 1905. It is only two properties away from the 5 Freeway but only two blocks away from the Mariachi Plaza Gold Line station.
- 2178 Boulder Street
Three bedroom, one-bath, 940-square foot home built in 1907. A sale is pending on the home, located in a mostly residential neighborhood east of Soto Street.
- 3220 E. First Street
This property at $199,900 is at the top of our range but it also includes two homes: an 800-square-foot cottage with a bay window, front porch and a view of Evergreen Cemetery across the street; the back house is only 500 square-feet.