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Curbed Comparisons: What $525K buys around LA

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We’re examining options in Northridge, Glendale, South Park, Carson, and Sylmar

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.

Front drive
Entry hall
Backyard Via Max Armand, Helix Properties

Let’s start things off in Sylmar, where this freshly overhauled three-bedroom home is looking for a buyer. New flooring, an updated kitchen, and renovated bathrooms are among the features of the 1,044-square-foot home. It sits on a 7,050-square-foot lot with a large backyard and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $525,000.

Living room
Back deck Via Raffi Soualian, JohnHart Real Estate

This roomy Glendale unit has two bedrooms and two baths spread across 1,232 square feet of floor area. Interior features include in-unit laundry, an en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom, a living room fireplace, and a small wet bar. A sliding glass door in the dining area opens to a large private patio with room for seating and planters. Building amenities include a spa and outdoor shower. Asking price is $535,000, with HOA dues of $420 per month.

Front yard
Dining area
Living room
Backyard Via Nikkolene Callis, Redfin

Down in Carson is this elegant 1960s home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,432 square feet of living space. The house has new appliances and cabinetry to go along with an eye-catching stone fireplace in the living room. The home sits on 6,114 square feet of land, with a grassy backyard, a back patio, and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $526,000.

Living room with window view
View from balcony

Looking for something more urban? Here’s a condo in South Park with one bedroom and one bath distributed across 754 square feet of floor space. The unit has a kitchen with new appliances and a washer and dryer hiding in one of the closets. Of course, the biggest draw might be the views from the private balcony. Building amenities include a pool, spa, and fitness center. Asking price is $515,000, with HOA dues of $671 per month.

Front of house
Living room
Backyard Nina Turcic, Purplebricks Realty

Heading back up to the Valley, here’s a three-bedroom home in Northridge with two bathrooms and 1,214 square feet of living space. Built in 1956, it’s still got original hardwood floors. Other interior features include a breakfast nook, a bit of office space alongside the living room, and French doors that open to a covered back patio. In addition to the neatly landscaped front yard, there’s a small backyard and a detached garage on the 7,201-square-foot lot. Asking price is $530,000.


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

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  • 10%
    (109 votes)
  • 23%
    (256 votes)
  • 23%
    (251 votes)
  • 12%
    South Park
    (139 votes)
  • 30%
    (334 votes)
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