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: $520,000.
↑ If you’re looking for a single family home for less than $550,000, your house search will very likely take you to the San Fernando Valley or South LA, which is where you’ll find this 1915 Craftsman. Located in Vermont Square, it has three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. The living room holds beautiful original details that are missing in other parts of the house. But what’s left—the built-ins, the moldings—are striking. It’s generously sized at 1,657 square feet, and it’s listed for $525,000.
↑ If you’re looking for a more contemporary space, here’s a bright one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo just off the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. In 801 square feet, it holds: windows with sweet city views, a walk-in closet, in-unit laundry hook-ups, an updated kitchen and bathroom, and hardwood floors. The building has a pool, and HOA dues are $349 per month. Asking price is $525,000.
↑ You won’t get as much space for your buck in desirable Santa Monica, as evidenced by this 600-square-foot condo off of Santa Monica Boulevard and 26th Street. On the market for $529,000, it comes in at one-bedroom and one-bathroom. While that price does not buy much space, it does get you close to the light rail. The Expo Line station at Bergamot Station is about a .6 mile-walk away. The unit features hardwood floors and a cute bathroom. Monthly HOA fees are $264.
↑ Closer to Downtown LA, in Westlake, which is seeing a fair amount of development action, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom pad looks like it needs some TLC—but it has potential. It sits on a small, 1,913-square-foot lot, and while it doesn’t have a lot of yard, there is an ample front porch. It’s listed for $519,000.
↑ For a more traditional vibe, head over to Los Feliz, where a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is listed for $519,000. The well-maintained unit features a brick fireplace and hardwood floors, plus a vintage kitchen with original tile countertops. It’s located in a 1950s-era building that’s in very easy walking distance to shops and restaurants on Vermont and Hillhurst. Monthly HOA dues are $173.
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