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Weekend Open House Tour: Eastside Vs. Westside

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This weekend's Open House Tour gives us a look at Eastside vs. Westside home values. We're featuring homes priced between $719,000 and $828,000 in the Silver Lake-Echo Park and Palms-Mar Vista neighborhoods. Which neighborhood is a better bargain and which neighborhood has yet to hit bottom? Off we go!

Echo Park/Silver Lake

1912 WALCOTT Way
Price: $719,000
Days on Market: 19
Beds/Bath: 2/2
Sq. Ft.: 1,430
Pitch: "Nestled in the beautiful hills of Elysian Heights, this home could not be any more private and secluded. Loaded with simplistic character, class and light, you will experience the true Southern California lifestyle at its finest. Awake to the beautiful views from the master bedroom or feel the peacefulness of all of nature~s elements as you dine al fresco alone or with someone special. This home is perfect for intimate entertaining."
Sunday, November 15, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

And more Echo Park/Silver Lake:

1509 Westerly Ter.
Price: $759,000
Days on Market: 4
Beds/Bath: 2/1
Sq. Ft.: 1,084
Pitch: "Location! View! Charm! lovingly updated and well maintained traditional with moderne touches has 2 bedrooms, living room with city view, dining room, updated kitchen & bath, laundry room plus an office/studio in the upper grassy yard. Entertain under the pergola on the side brick patio with fountain. Central air/heat, hardwood floors. Fireplace in living room. All fenced & gated, mature landscaping & a picket fence! Move-in ready."
Sunday, November 15, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2855 Effie St.
Price: $779,000
Days on Market: 24
Beds, Bath: 2/1.75
Sq. Ft.: 1,440
Pitch: "Spacious Ranch-style home in the Silver Lake hills with panoramic views. Formal entry. Large living room with fireplace opens through "wall of glass" to expansive "entertainers" deck. Open kitchen - formal dining area with built in gas barbeque. 2 good-sized bedrooms on the lower level. .. one of which was originally 2 separate brs, and opens onto an additional deck. Hardwood floors. Beamed ceilings. Central a/c. security system. Move-in condition. First time on the market in almost 20 years!"
Sunday, November 15, 2009 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2344 Ewing
Price: $828,000
Days on Market: 4
Beds, Bath: 3/2.5
Sq. Ft.: 2,448
Pitch: "Newly constructed, light and airy 3 Bed, 2.5 bath custom Spanish stucco located 200 yards from Silver Lake reservoir on a quiet Cul de Sac. Large kitchen, dining and living areas with hardwood floors throughout. Large redwood deck in backyard professionally landscaped for privacy with gardens supports an outdoor lifestyle. 2 car garage and plenty of onsite parking gives this property easy access."
Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mar Vista/Venice

11613 Regent St
Price: $749,000
Days on Market: 9
Beds/Bath: 3/3
Sq. Ft.: 1,987
Pitch: "Classic mid-century "Peerless" quality built home extremely well located on quiet cul-de-sac in one of the best Mar Vista areas. Custom pool, detached guest area + bath, large master suite sky lit, fam rm, spacious floor plan!"
Sunday, November 15, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3856 McLaughlin Ave.
Price: $759,000
Days on Market: 8
Beds/Bath: 4/2
Sq. Ft.: 1,344
Pitch: "Tres chic! This hip contemporary has it all. New dual pane windows keep it really quiet, so turn on your central AC/HT while enjoying beautiful wood flrs, cool paint colors & a open flr plan. Master bedroom leads to a deck perfect for your morning coffee and a great art studio/office added onto the 2 car detached garage. Nicely Landscaped backyard with outdoor dining area! Just move on in, everything has been done. Step inside this is not to be missed!"
Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

3351 Rosewood Ave.
Price: $775,000
Days on Market: 77
Beds/Bath: 3/1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,360
Pitch: "Mar Vista Hill cul de sac Westcrest Home on a large lot. Kitchen remodeled with roll out drawers, stainless steel sink, formica counter top, adjustable shelves in cabinets, buil in dishwasher and electric stove/oven. LvnRm / dining area combo. Lg step down Family Rm Carpets in 3 bedrooms. Copper Plumbing, newer Roof appx 5 years old. Forced Air Heating and Wall Heater."
Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

12025 Navy St.
Price: $799,000
Days on Market: 451
Beds/Bath: 2/1
Sq. Ft.: 1,158
Pitch: "Extraordinary View Living! Chic and Sleek Contemporary! Ocean/islands/city/trees+mountains PANORAMIC VIEWS! Imaginative and unique space! A dream for entertaining, relaxation, inspired work! VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM."
Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm to 4:00pm