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Curbed Comparisons: What $650K buys you around LA

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An opulent condo in Hollywood or a classic cottage in Burbank?

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: $650,000.

Front of Pasadena home
Living room
Backyard and garage Via Sylva Khayalian, Redfin

↑ This airy little bungalow in Pasadena has two bedrooms and one bathroom spread across 888 square feet of living space. The 1922-built home is newly remodeled and includes hardwood floors, an updated bathroom, and a small drought-tolerant front lawn. Behind the home, which sits on a 4,992-square-foot lot, is a small yard and patio beside the detached garage. Asking price is $649,000.

Front of house with bay window
Living room with fireplace
Vintage bathroom
Backyard with shaded patio Via Bradley Korb, Brad Korb Real Estate Group

↑ Built in 1950, this charming Burbank residence has an updated kitchen, but it retains many vintage features, including the classic tiled bathroom. The 1,334-square-foot house has two bedrooms and one bathroom, along with a large enclosed patio behind the house. Features include hardwood floors, built-in shelving, and a living room fireplace. The home sits on a 5,691-square-foot lot with a grassy backyard and detached garage. Asking price is $649,946.

Interior of condo with chandelier
Kitchen counter
Bedroom with wide window panel
Balcony with view across Hollywood Via Michael Okun, Wish Sotheby's

↑ Looking for something a bit more glamorous? This condo, appropriately located in the Hollywood Versailles Tower, has extravagant interior design features like chandeliers, designer tile, a sleek stainless steel kitchen, and dragon-shaped bathroom fixtures. It also boasts some great views across Hollywood. The roomy unit has 1,148 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Building amenities include valet parking, a swimming pool, and fitness center. Asking price is $649,000, but the HOA dues are insanely expensive. They’ll run you $969 per month.

Front of house
Living room with hardwood floors
Living area with fireplace
Back patio

↑ Down in San Pedro, this two-bedroom home has a light-filled front parlor, a remodeled kitchen, updated bathroom, and a living room equipped with an electric fireplace. The 1,118-square-foot house sits on a 7,448-square-foot lot with a patio accessed from the living room and a meandering yard with plenty of space. An attached garage has room for two vehicles. Asking price is $659,000.

Interior of unit
Bedroom area
Narrow kitchen
Swimming pool Via Joseph Kang, JC Realty & Investment Co.

↑ Live among the cranes of booming South Park in this one-bedroom unit, part of Grand Avenue’s Evo South complex. The condo has 860 square feet of living space, with high ceilings, walls of glass, and a kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Building amenities include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and wet bar. Asking price is $648,000, with steep HOA dues of $717 per month.


Which home or condo around $650,000 would you choose?

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  • 32%
    (385 votes)
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    (426 votes)
  • 9%
    (108 votes)
  • 14%
    San Pedro
    (175 votes)
  • 7%
    South Park
    (88 votes)
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