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Curbed Comparisons: What $540K buys around LA

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From West Hollywood to the Valley

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: $540,000.

Front yard
Living room
Back patio Photos via Brian Ades, Sotheby’s International Realty

We’ll start with this nice option in Tujunga. Built in 1936, the two-bedroom home has a single bathroom and 1,151 square feet of floor space. It retains a vintage aesthetic, with hardwood floors and a tile kitchen, but the plumbing and HVAC system have been updated. The house sits on a 6,325-square-foot lot with a large brick patio and a bit of grassy lawn in the back. Asking price is $535,000.

Living room
Balcony Via Isabel Velez, Laura Salgues, Redfin

Meanwhile, in West Hollywood, this one-bedroom condo offers updated interiors and a remodeled kitchen and bathroom. The unit has 703 square feet of floor space, with a private balcony overlooking a central courtyard. Located just a few blocks from the Sunset Strip, the complex is equipped with a swimming pool and a rooftop deck. Asking price is $540,000, with HOA dues of $349 per month.

Front of house
Front room
Guest bedroom Via Susan Boyle, Engel & Voelkers

Built in 1922, this Long Beach house has been extensively updated over the years, but retains arched entryways and some nice built-ins. It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,112 square feet of living space. The home sits on a 4,237-square-foot lot with fruit trees and a one-car garage. Asking price is $549,000.

Front of house
Living room

This Sun Valley house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,224 square feet of living space. The open living area has a gas-burning fireplace and leads out to a pergola-equipped patio via glass sliding doors. Situated on a roomy 7,651-square-foot lot, the home has a large yard with plenty of garden space. Asking price is $530,000.

Unit with balcony
Living room
Balcony Via Shereen Kelly, Jan Thornton, Berkshire Hathaway

Sure, this Pasadena townhome looks a bit dated, but it’s got plenty of space and sits amid woodsy surroundings in a 1960s complex on the eastern side of the city. The unit has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms spread across 1,364 square feet of floor space. Shared amenities include a pool, spa, and lounge area. Asking price is $550,000, with HOA dues of $425 per month.


Which home or condo around $540,000 would you choose?

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  • 30%
    (392 votes)
  • 11%
    West Hollywood
    (148 votes)
  • 26%
    Long Beach
    (341 votes)
  • 8%
    Sun Valley
    (109 votes)
  • 22%
    (295 votes)
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