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No criminals here, just us real estate agents

A police helicopter hovered over the 2300 block of Loma Vista Place in Silver Lake on Tuesday afternoon after a  resident reportedly came across three men in her home. But it turned out these guys were on the prowl for real estate,  not laptops, according to the LAPD Northeast Division Twitter feed: Police activity, 2300 blk Loma Vista Pl (Silverlake). ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

Midcentury homes in Glassell Park and Mt. Washington, a pistachio-colored Victorian in Lincoln Heights and a suburban ranch style home in El Sereno are among this weekend’s open house. Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or rescheduled before you go for a look. Atwater Village 3447 Glenhurst Ave 3 bedrooms, music room, pool $625,000 ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Garvanza Craftsman pushes the price barrier

It’s hard to find much wrong with this restored, 102-year-old Craftsman in Garvanza. The flippers who purchased the Highland Park-adjacent property in February for $251,000 have preserved and restored many of the home’s original features, including Douglas fir floors, a brick fireplace and built-in cabinets; and wood window and door moldings, according to the Redfin listing. There’s also plenty of ... Read More »

Not everyone welcomes Boyle Heights’ affordable housing boom

Developers of affordable housing have been busy in Boyle Heights, with several hundred apartments for low-income families and seniors that have recently been completed or are in different stages of planning and construction. The list of projects include the 53-unit Sol y Luna that would rise five floors near Evergreen Cemetery;   a 60-unit affordable apartment complex on Whittier Boulevard being ... Read More »

Eastside Property: $879,000 for an Echo Park house? Not quite, but close

The Eastsider in early July reported that the owners of a three-bedroom house in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park were trying to achieve what many other home sellers had failed to do: sell their house for more than what they paid during the most recent real estate boom. The $879,000 asking price for the Echo Park Avenue home ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

A wood-sided cottage in El Sereno for $306,900  and a four-bedroom contemporary-style Silver Lake home going for $948,500 are among some of this weekend’s newly listed properties.  A few of the previously-listed homes have cut prices but at least one property, a Highland Park home, has increased the asking price. Always check to make sure the open house has not ... Read More »

In defense of bathroom carpeting

A midcentury Elysian Heights home that recently went on the market for $499,000 is, according to the Redfin listing, “Ready for makeover.” The to do list might include repainting pink walls and replacing what looks like fake wood paneling. But the first thing that might have to go is in the bathroom. “Wall to wall carpet even in the restrooms. ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Atwater and Echo Park fixer uppers find buyers fast

Echo Park cottage (left) and Atwater Village Spanish Colonial. Photos from Redfin.com Last month The Eastsider reported that two old homes in need of repair and renovation–a Spanish-Colonial in Atwater Village with “urine soaked” floors and an Echo Park bungalow described as a “fixer gem”–both went up for sale. Despite their shortcomings, both properties didn’t not stay on the market ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

A one-bedroom Elysian Heights home priced under $300,000 and a four-bedroom Silver Lake property priced at $1.675 million reflect the extremes in size and price  of the Eastside homes open this weekend. In the mood to cool down? Several of the homes include pools, spas and hot tubs (ask first before you take a dip).  Always check to make sure ... Read More »

Affordable housing developer to transform Boyle Heights block

A ground breaking ceremony was held on Thursday for The Whittier,  a 60-unit affordable housing complex that will rise four-stories  above Whittier Boulevard near Esperanza Street in Boyle Heights. But Retirement Housing Foundation is now working to finance a  second affordable housing project on the same block down the street from Odd Fellows Cemetery. Unlike  the $24 million Whittier apartments, ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

This weekend’s open house choices include a classic suburban-style ranch home in El Sereno for $380,000; a Lincoln Heights four-bedroom home with downtown views priced at $480,000; and a two-bedroom,  three-bath Echo Park condo asking $535,000.  Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or rescheduled before you go for a look. Atwater Village 4288 Perlita ... Read More »