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Curbed Comparisons: What $700K buys around LA

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From a sunny bungalows to a cavernous condo

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $700,000.

Living room with fireplace
Dining room nook
Bedroom
Side of house with view Via Alice Hartwell, Bob Taylor Properties

↑ This sweet little hideaway in Eagle Rock was built in 1940 and sports a stacked design with two levels of living space above a two-car garage. Accessed by a Spanish tile staircase, the second story includes a workshop/studio space, while the third level has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and an open living area with a bay window and a tile fireplace. The 994-square-foot home sits on a 7,950-square-foot lot with a pergola-shaded deck and a large backyard. Asking price is $699,000.

Living room
Kitchen
Bedroom
Exterior view of building Via Tamar Kagan, PLG Estates

↑ Here’s a sunny two-bedroom condo in Santa Monica with two bathrooms and open interior spaces. The 1,007-square-foot unit has a large kitchen with newer appliances, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and plenty of storage space. Building amenities include a parking spot and common laundry facilities. Asking price is $697,000, with HOA dues of $300 per month.

Front view of home
Living room with fireplace
Bedroom
Backyard Via Teresa Fuller, Compass Realty

↑ Looking for something roomier? Take a look at this three-bedroom residence in Altadena with a pair of bathrooms and 1,526 square feet of living space. The house sits on a 10,172-square-foot lot with a grassy front lawn, a backyard and patio space, a carport, a shed for extra storage, and an enclosed courtyard area framed by makeshift plywood walls. Interior features include wood floors a decorative fireplace. Asking price is $699,000.

Exterior view of house
Living room with sofa and doors leading to deck
Open dining area
Bedroom with sliding door Via Adam Leach, New Neighbor Properties

↑ Last sold in March, this El Sereno flip is looking very hipster-ready. Built in 1960, the three-bedroom house has a classically midcentury design with hardwood floors, wide window panels, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access. The 1,180-square-foot home has two bathrooms and an updated kitchen with new appliances. It sits on a 6,023-square-foot lot with a large concrete backyard that features built-in seating and a brick barbecue. Asking price is $699,000.

Exterior of building
Living room
Master bedroom
Kitchen area Via Jack Stephan, Monica Acosta, Strategic Realty

↑ Here’s a minimalist condo in the heart of busy Hollywood. The two-bedroom, three-bath unit has clean gray-ish walls and plank-style flooring to go along with a fairly open floor plan. Interior features include a sleek kitchen, a living room fireplace, and glass sliding doors that lead to private balconies. At 1,410 square feet, the condo is also big. Building amenities include a pool, spa, fitness center, and parking. Asking price is $699,000, with HOA dues of $908 per month.

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Which of these homes would you choose?

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  • 21%
    Eagle Rock
    (200 votes)
  • 28%
    Santa Monica
    (259 votes)
  • 19%
    Altadena
    (182 votes)
  • 14%
    El Sereno
    (138 votes)
  • 15%
    Hollywood
    (144 votes)
923 votes total Vote Now