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Curbed Comparisons: What $450K buys all over LA

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From a four-bedroom home in Long Beach to a studio in Hollywood

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: $450,000.

Rooftop deck Via Johnny Cho, Keller Williams Realty

↑ We’ll start with this Koreatown condo right across the street from the Wiltern Theatre and kitty corner from the Wilshire/Western Metro station. The one-bedroom unit has a single bathroom and 710 square feet of open living space. The kitchen is equipped with contemporary appliances and the building boasts amenities like a rooftop deck, a swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center. Asking price is $449,000. HOA dues are $596 per month.

Exterior of home
Living room
Carpeted bedroom
Back of the house Via Craig Chastain, Next Level Realty

↑ Located in the Top O’ Topanga pre-fab community perched above Topanga Canyon, this home packs quite a bit onto its tiny lot. The 1,541-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and two baths, along with a spacious living room and an open kitchen and dining area. Community amenities include a pool, hot tub, dog park, and access to walking trails and shared open space. Asking price is $454,900, with HOA dues of $625 per month.

Front of house
Living room
Backyard Via Vikki Meza, J & V Real Estate Group

↑ Sitting on a sizable 7,430-square-foot lot, this Pacoima residence has a large backyard and plenty of room for parking in the oversized driveway. The house itself has three bedrooms and one bathroom spread across 978 square feet of living space. Features include a fresh paint job, newer appliances, and direct access to a large back patio from the kitchen. The landscaped backyard has fruit trees and room for seating, along with a small shed. Asking price is $450,000.

Front of house
Living room with fireplace
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Side of house Via Ron Tanzman, Rodeo Realty

↑ Built in 1907, this Long Beach bungalow has been totally redone since it last sold in 2015 (for $330,000). The 1,920-square-foot home has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with new laminate and tile flooring and stainless steel kitchen appliances. What it doesn’t have is a yard—the house sits on just 2,173 square feet of land—or parking. Fortunately, it’s an easy walk to the Blue Line. Asking price is $449,000.

Living space
Murphy bed
Rooftop deck Via Catherine Mulley, Laguna Premier Realty

↑ This Hollywood condo is both swanky and small. The studio unit has one bathroom and just 505 square feet of living space, though it’s fairly open thanks to a Murphy bed that tucks back into the wall during the daytime hours. Features include hardwood floors, an updated bathroom, and a kitchen equipped with high-end appliances. The building offers amenities like a rooftop deck, swimming pool, spa, sauna, and fitness center. Asking price is $450,000, with HOA dues of $670 per month.


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