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Curbed Comparisons: What $440K buys around LA

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From Long Beach to East 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 homes or condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $440,000.

Front of apartment complex
Living room
Balcony Via Jessica Nieto, Brooke Realty

We’ll start in East Hollywood with this one-bedroom condo in a fun 1950s courtyard complex. The unit has been recently overhauled and features a kitchen with updated appliances, a remodeled bathroom, and new lighting fixtures throughout. The condo has 800 square feet of living space with an in-unit washer and dryer, along with a roomy balcony. Asking price is $439,900, with HOA dues of $225 per month.

Front of house with fence
Backyard Via Virginia Laffey, Golden West Realty

Meanwhile in San Pedro, here’s a 114-year-old house looking for a new caretaker. The small home has two bedrooms and a bathroom spread across 1,021 square feet of floor space. It sits on a 5,000 square-foot-lot with gardens in the back, along with an avocado tree. There’s even a basement for a little extra storage space. Asking price is $434,000.

Front of building
Living room
Kitchen Via Jonathan Marshall, Coldwell Banker

On the other side of the harbor is this showy condo in Long Beach’s historic Wilmore Building. The one-bedroom unit has 1,069 square feet of living space, with stone floors and custom moldings. The kitchen has been remodeled and features new appliances and a gas range. Building amenities include an elegant lounge and a rooftop deck. Asking price is $440,000, with HOA dues of $515 per month.

Front drive
Living room
Dining room
Bedroom Scott Nell, Keller Williams

This Arleta home was built in 1950s and boasts wood floors and unusual wood-paneled ceilings. The 1,088-square-foot residence has two bedrooms and a bathroom, along with a step-down den and a covered patio with a second kitchen and a built-in barbecue. The home sits on a 6,451-square-foot lot with a backyard and detached garage. Asking price is $449,000.

Courtyard in apartment complex
Living room
Balcony Mei Mei Liu, Berkshire Hathaway

This Pasadena condo has one bedroom and one bathroom, with 844 square feet of living space. The 1960s unit has wood floors and built-in shelving, along with a roomy bedroom and a private patio with space for outdoor seating. Building amenities include a pool, spa, fitness center, and barbecue area. Asking price is $438,880, with HOA dues of $420 per month.


Which home or condo around $440,000 would you choose?

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  • 13%
    East Hollywood
    (174 votes)
  • 13%
    San Pedro
    (178 votes)
  • 29%
    Long Beach
    (390 votes)
  • 27%
    (368 votes)
  • 16%
    (219 votes)
1329 votes total Vote Now