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Los Angeles condo comparison: What $400K buys you around LA

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It’s just enough for a tiny studio in West 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 condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $400,000.

Living room
Kitchen
Bathroom
Small balcony Via Monica S. Barragan, Keller Williams Beverly Hills

↑At 431 square feet in size, this West Hollywood condo is certainly compact. Still, it does offer bamboo floors, a remodeled kitchen, and a small private balcony. Building amenities include a swimming pool and rooftop deck. Asking price is $399,000, with HOA dues of $334 per month.

Living room with spiral staircase
Living room with sliding door
Bedroom
Balcony Via Fleming Trainor, Sotheby's International Realty

↑Located at the eastern edge of Pasadena’s Playhouse District, this condo has one bedroom, one bathroom, and 660 square feet of living space. Additionally, the living room opens up to a huge balcony with plenty of space for outdoor dining, gardening, and keeping an eye on the neighbors. The most unique feature of the unit is a spiral staircase that leads to the second-level bedroom. Asking price is $399,000. HOA dues are $389 per month.

Living room and dining area
Living area open to bedroom
Kitchen
Bedroom area Via Jason Lee, IRN Realty

↑Yes, it’s still possible to buy Downtown for around $400,000. This unit in the Santee Village complex may be a studio, but with 880 square feet of living space, it’s still fairly roomy. Features include hardwood floors, high ceilings, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building offers amenities like a pool, spa, gym, and basketball court. Asking price is $410,000, with HOA dues of $587 per month.

Living room area
Living area looking into kitchen
Master bedroom
Bathroom Via Alexa Broadbent, Prudential Realty

↑This Sherman Oaks unit has two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and 1,046 square feet of living space. Features include what the listing describes as “wood like flooring,” a living room fireplace, and a small private balcony. Building amenities include a pool, spa, and barbecue area. Asking price is $405,000, with HOA dues of $523 per month.

Living area with staircase
Kitchen with sliding door
Large bedroom
Balcony Henry Vega, Redfin

↑If you’re looking for space above all else, this Downey unit offers three bedrooms and three full bathrooms spread across 1,138 square feet of floor area. As an added bonus, there’s also a two-car garage that could be mined for a bit of extra storage area. Community amenities include a swimming pool and spa. Asking price is $399,900, with HOA dues of $400 per month.

Poll

Which condo around $400,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    West Hollywood
    (118 votes)
  • 20%
    Pasadena
    (254 votes)
  • 34%
    Downtown
    (438 votes)
  • 22%
    Sherman Oaks
    (283 votes)
  • 13%
    Downey
    (176 votes)
1269 votes total Vote Now

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