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Cool Off With an All-Pool Chopfest

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It is hot. It's a heatwave out there. So let's check out some places with pools--all over town, all different prices, but all recently chopped. All the easier for you to close escrow before the rainy season arrives.

Encino: This three bedroom, one and three-quarter bathroom house in Encino has a dining room, a fireplace, and a "large swimmers pool with a new pool filter." It's also in the Hesby school district, which might mean something to you parents in the crowd. Listed a few weeks ago at $765,000, it's been chopped down to $725,000.

Pasadena: This four bedroom, three and a half bathroom house in Pasadena is already a little chilly-feeling, so it makes sense that the is pool indoors. It's on the bottom of four levels, along with a sauna and workout room. The house was listed in May at $1.2498 million and has been chopped a few times, down to $974,800.

Beachwood Canyon: Here's a three bedroom, two and a half bathroom with "Beautiful & quaintly landscaped yard & pool spa." The listing adds "Traditionally renovated & upgraded(electrical, plumbing)w/ modern taste. Some original character details intact." The somewhat original house is being sold as is and is a short sale at $750,000, down from $1.45 million in November 2009.

Sunset Strip: "Lautner inspired" indeed. For Bond villains and bachelors there's this four bedroom, seven bathroom house above the Sunset Strip (the listing says bird street, but we've never heard of a devlin). Redfin's last listing price for the house is $6.25 million in January. It's now asking $5.995 million.

Downtown: If you're less about peaceful dips and more about red cups, there are plenty of places available in pool party central, 1100 Wilshire. Here's an east-facing one bedroom, one bathroom, asking $309,000, down from $319,000 a few weeks ago.
· 4864 DEMPSEY Ave [Redfin]
· 940 BURLEIGH Dr [Redfin]
· 2139 North BEACHWOOD Dr [Redfin]
· 1443 DEVLIN Dr [Redfin]
· 1100 WILSHIRE #1808 [Redfin]