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Curbed Comparisons: What $625K gets you around LA

A bungalow retreat in the Verdugos or a condo in the heart of Koreatown

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: $625,000.

House with white picket fence
Dining room and living room with fireplace
Backyard and deck Via Danica Patton, Good Bones Properties

↑ Let’s start with this homey bungalow up in the hills of Glendale. Built in 1925, it’s got two bedrooms and one bathroom spread across 1,100 square feet of living space. The open kitchen and dining area leads seamlessly into the living room, highlighted by a classic brick fireplace. The house sits on a 3,951-square-foot lot with a grassy lawn fronted by a white picket fence and a roomy back deck with views of the Verdugos. Asking price is $625,000.

Front view of house
Living room with bay window
Updated kitchen
Outdoor fireplace Via Tamara Tambe, Pinnacle Estate Properties

↑ Plenty of white paint went into a recent remodel of this three-bedroom residence in Reseda. The 1,123-square-foot home now has a sleek new kitchen, a pair of remodeled bathrooms, and a very green lawn. Sitting on a 6,248-square-foot lot, the house has a roomy backyard with a pergola-shaded patio and an outdoor fireplace. Asking price is $629,000.

Living room
Bedroom with balcony
View from balcony Via Shaunt Zakarian, Dilbeck Real Estate

↑ If the above options are a bit too suburban, perhaps this Koreatown condo is right for you? Featuring one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, the 1,100-square-foot unit has hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sliding doors from the living room and bedroom lead to a private balcony with views of the Wilshire Corridor. Asking price is $619,999.

Exterior view of house
Living room leading to balcony
Dining room
Balcony view Via Hans Hagenmayer, Teamprovident

↑ This cozy little home in Mt. Washington fits two bedrooms and a bathroom into its 959 square feet of living space. The airy living room is illuminated by walls of glass and the recently updated kitchen has new countertops and appliances. Sitting on a 3,874-square-foot lot, the home also has a large wooden deck with space for outdoor seating and some stellar views around the hillside. Asking price is $635,000.

House and front lawn
Living room
Backyard Via Jonathan Butler, Teles Properties

↑ How about this adorable cottage in Pasadena? Constructed in 1927, it has hardwood floors, arched doorways, and a brick fireplace in the living room. The three-bedroom home has one bathroom and 1,282 square feet of living space, including a dining room and a vintage kitchen with attached laundry room. It sits on a 5,085-square-foot lot, with an enclosed backyard and an unusual covered patio that would work nicely for outdoor dining. Asking price is $619,000.


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