Flippers busy buying and selling in El Sereno

Photo from Refin

Have house flippers run out of old Highland Park bungalows to fix and resell?  Maybe that is why flippers have been busy in nearby El Sereno, where a trio of homes recently went up for sale only about two months after they were last purchased.  Two of the properties – a $289,000, three-bedroom home at 2407 Chadwick Drive and another three-bedroom property at 3516 Copeland Place, are pretty plain when it comes to style. However, a two-bedroom, post-war house at 4610 Richelieu Place seems to have borrowed some tips from the Highland Park flipper handbook, with a bright red front door contrasting against an exterior painted in shades of putty and gray tones. Inside, the two bedroom “trendy starter home” in the Hillside Village area features dark wood floors and quartz counter tops.  The 1947 home, which was sold for $210,500  in mid March, is now up for sale at $314,900, according to Redfin.



  1. Its about time the 32 got some press. I bought a house in University Hills almost 3 years ago after being priced out of the 42, 41, 65 and much of 31. Not to mention the 26 or 39.

  2. Same here. I moved to El Sereno a couple of years back after being priced out of other areas and I’ve come to love it.

  3. Keeping it El Sereno

    FYI, Hillside Village POA = Bigots in El Sereno. According to councilman Huizar, University Hills is NOT part of EL Sereno (ask his office for a map of the El Sereno community, “University Hills” is left out). As for “Hillside Village”, the POA behind such illegal division it turns out to be a bunch of bigots, most recently stating that they are above “East LA standards”. These “East LA standards”, as Hillside Village claims, includes trash strewn yards, streets, graffiti plagued and the people in general has having low standards. This written in their news letter by the President of Hillside Village POA, Raymond Rios, and passed out all around the El Sereno community! Sounds unbelievable, but the website http://www.elsereno90032.org/El_Sereno_Good_Bad____Ugly.html has the actual newsletter. By the way, Hillside Village is not officially recognized by the city of Los Angeles nor do residents living there want the area illegally renamed. It still is, as it has been for 97 years EL SERENO. NO BIGOTS IN EL SERENO!!!

  4. those are som u-g-l-y ‘flips’!! i’ll take the ‘gnarly’ unremodeled version for 100,000 dollars less, please.

  5. Hillside Village? University Hills…………….ha ha ha ha!
    What a bunch of crap. It’s Sereno 90032 – plain and simple.
    Fuck rios and huizar.

  6. I moved to City Terrace 90063 2 years ago and the houses are still affordable. It was quite an adjustment from Silverlake but I really like it here.

  7. As a El Sereno Resident since the 80s & Veteran, +250k to 325k for a 2br/1bd in 90032 under 900 sq is a joke. Ill be moving out to purchase a home. Farewell 90032! Ill be putting my VA to better use in another hood.

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