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Los Angeles home comparison: What $525K buys you right now

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That’s the median sale price in LA County

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: $525,000. That just so happens to be the median sale price in LA County, so these homes ought to be fairly representative of the options available to average homebuyers.

View of house from front lawn
Living room with fireplace
Remodeled kitchen

↑ Here’s a recent flip in 2016 Curbed Cup winner Leimert Park. The 1920s bungalow has two bedrooms and one bath, with 984 square feet of floor space. The sellers purchased the house in September, and since then they’ve given the place a fresh paint job, updated the kitchen and bathroom, and refinished the hardwood floors. Asking price is $529,000.

View of home from driveway
Living area and front entrance

↑ This 780-square-foot home in Eagle Rock has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a roomy living area and tiled entry way. Built on a 2,500-square-foot lot, there isn’t room for all that much else, though a detached single car garage offers potential for use as an office or workshop. Asking price is $519,000.

Front of house with attached garage
Open living space and kitchen

↑ A newly constructed home within LA city limits for under $530,000? Yep, it’s a thing—just a little far from the city center in harbor-adjacent Wilmington. The four-bedroom residence isn’t terribly exciting from a design perspective, but it’s got 1,957 square feet of living space, an attached two-car garage, and a backyard. Asking price is $529,000.

Dining room looking into living area

↑ Not interested in the demands of single family homeownership? How about this one-bedroom condo in Little Tokyo? It’s got 836 square feet of living space, a modern kitchen, and a small balcony overlooking the building’s tranquil central garden. HOA dues of $345 per month help to cover amenities including a gym, sauna, and two parking spaces. Asking price is $525,000.

View of home with bright red door
Bedroom with glass sliding door
Living room with kitchen to the left

↑ This four-bedroom home in Panorama City was built in 1949 and some recent-looking renovations have really brought out its midcentury vibe. The 1,404-square-foot house has two bathrooms and some grassy outdoor space accessible from several different rooms, including the updated kitchen. Asking price is $529,000.


Which house or condo around $525,000 would you choose?

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  • 27%
    Leimert Park
    (404 votes)
  • 19%
    Eagle Rock
    (292 votes)
  • 4%
    (70 votes)
  • 15%
    Little Tokyo
    (230 votes)
  • 33%
    Panorama City
    (493 votes)
1489 votes total Vote Now