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Rent Check: A Studio in Koreatown

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Is it just us or did a distinct chill come over the whole market in the last week? It's time to downsize, people, so this week's Rent Check heads to Koreatown to check out studios. Architectural details will save you in these smaller places, and in most cases, you can bring your cat.

1.) $750/ 4077 W. 3rd. Street between Normandie and Western, on 3rd Street. Pitch: "We have a few small but charming Bachelor with all utilites included for $750. These apartments are perfect for students and single people...on-site utilities, on-site laundry...underground parking is $80/month."

2.) $925/S. Irolo St: "Hardwood Floors, laundry on site, controlled access building...new stainless steel stove...spacious (approximately 500 s.f.)..lose to public transportation...plenty of street parking."

3.) $1,095/3748 W. 9th St. at Gramercy Pl. Pitch: "Each apartment at Chateau Duval is over 600sq feet of comfortable living area with high ceilings, a great kitchen, a spacious dining area and a separate vanity room with a walk-in closet. Basically, the space feels bigger than a regular studio. The building is well-maintained and has laundry facilities on the premises."

4.) $1,100/Western and Olympic: Pitch: "FREE electricity. You pay gas, water and trash. A HUGE 27x11 balcony. It would be a great place to put a table and chairs for your morning coffee, sit out with a laptop and work, or relax with company."