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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Eastside Property: Can a taco truck help sell an Echo Park house?

Photo from Redfin.com

Have real estate agents embraced Echo Park  taco trucks as a selling point? At least one has.  A newly listed two bedroom bungalow on Montana Street touts the home’s proximity to nearby restaurants, bars and the  Taco Zone Truck, one of the neighborhood’s most popular food trucks (4-1/2 Yelp stars) that is often parked about a block away on Alvarado Street. Last month, The Eastsider noted that a house for sale directly across the street from Taco Zone failed to mention its proximity to freshly made carnitas and lengua tacos.  In contrast, the new Redfin listing for the house being flipped on Montana Street is not shy about it being located in the taco zone:

An pedestrian’s delight, it is walking distance to some of the best restaurants and bars of Echo Park (Mohawk Bend, The Echo, El Prado, Taco Zone), as well as to the essentials of the grocery story, bus stop, etc.

Of course, at 588 square-feet, according to county assessor records, the nearly century-old Montana bungalow is not much bigger than  most taco trucks.  After being sold for $150,00 in March, the newly renovated home is now priced at $379,000.



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9 comments

  1. That’s not a bad apartment

  2. honestly I think thatg house is pretty damn cute

  3. Pedestrian’s Delight indeed! Right off of Alvarado between Sunset and Glendale. Walking is a lot quicker than driving most of the time on that stretch.

  4. 588 sqf at $349,000, no parking, What a steal!

    • Wait, its actually $379,000, no wonder they did not disclose the square footage oon the redfin listing….

  5. (f)art district

    Looks like an Extraordinary Real Estate project…personally, I think they are one of the best “flippers” in Los Angeles.

  6. I have to say, this is a pretty amazing transformation. I remember when this home first came on the market, and it needed a lot of work – though I’m sure once all the clutter was cleared out, the home’s “bones” were good. Still, $379,000 seems high to me considering that there’s no parking and no room to expand.

  7. Saw this when it was a dump. I have to give them credit on this one. Pretty creative there young Jedi.

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