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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tiny houses go for big money on the Eastside

As of this July the median sale price on the Eastside was $582,500 and the typical home sold within 15 days of being listed, according to a recent report from Redfin, with the median in places like Echo Park and Eagle Rock topping $600,000. So this begs the question: What does all this money buy you on the Eastside? In many cases, the answer is not much. Read More »

Caltrans prepares to sell El Sereno homes; Cuban baseball player sleeping outside Dodger Stadium; Silver Lake preschool feud goes public

MORNING REPORT: The first sale of Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno and South Pasadena could take place as soon as this November, raising concerns among tenants who fear they won't be able to buy the properties ... A Cuban baseball player has been sleeping outside the stadium until he gets a chance to play for the team ... A feud between some parents and the owners of a Silver Lake preschool has gone public on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Read More »

Volunteers clean up Boyle Heights veterans monument; Gehry’s L.A. River masterplan still in early stage; Northeast Division gets a new top cop

MORNING REPORT: Volunteers spent two days cleaning the tagging from a veterans monument in Boyle Heights .... Architect Frank Gehry's masterplan for the L.A. River remains in the early stages, with officials providing few details about proposed changes .... Arturo Sandoval has replaced Jeffrey Bert as the captain of the LAPD's Northeast Division Read More »

Coming Soon From Tracy Do Real Estate: Two Remarkable Eastside Properties

Tracy Do Real Estate begins September with two extraordinary residences offered for sale. In Silver Lake, a hilltop house vintage 1937 will be presented for the first time in over 50 years. In the Franklin Hills, a stunning Post-and-Beam, designed and built by its noted architect / owner, is being brought to market for the first time ever. It has been worth the wait. Read More »

Fatal shooting in El Sereno; $1 billion Olympic Village proposed for Lincoln Heights rail yard; Chinese developer buys Echo Park-adjacent site

MORNING REPORT: A 27-year-old man was killed in El Sereno after being shot multiple times while walking in the 5200 block of Ithaca Avenue .... The cost of building an Olympic Village on a Lincoln Heights rail yard for the 2024 games “may significantly exceed” the $1 billion estimates, city budget analysts warned .... A Chinese developer has purchased the site of Holy Hill Church, located between Echo Park and Chinatown, for $30 million and plans to build a mixed-use development on the Sunset Boulevard property Read More »