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Curbed Comparisons: What $610K buys around LA

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A studio in Hollywood or a house with a pool in Reseda?

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: $610,000—right around the median home price in LA County.

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Backyard garage Via Julie Allen, Keller Williams

Here’s a remodeled home on the edge of Lake Balboa and Van Nuys built in the 1940s. It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,279 square feet of living space. The living room has new floors and a brick fireplace, while the kitchen has been outfitted with new appliances. The house sits on a 5,648-square-foot lot with a concrete patio, backyard, and a detached garage with a surprising checkerboard floor. Asking price is $619,000.

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Exterior of building Via Bernadette Pittroff, Pacific Union International

This condo is situated right in the heart of Pasadena, close to the Playhouse District and Lake Avenue’s shops and restaurants. It’s got one bedroom and a single bathroom, with 914 square feet of living space. The loft-style unit has wood floors and high, concrete ceilings with exposed ducts. The building offers a shared lounge, game room, and fitness center. Asking price is $610,000, with HOA dues of $635 per month.

Living room

This studio unit in Hollywood’s swanky W Residences offers 990 square feet of space on the inside, plus a large covered balcony. It’s got plenty of built-in storage space to go along with an open kitchen and a large bathroom with a double vanity. Building amenities include a rooftop pool, a fitness center, and a screening room. Asking price is $619,000, but the HOA dues will add quite a bit to those monthly payments—$1,436, to be exact.

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Living room
Backyard Via Shannon Jones, Keller Williams

This airy Spanish-style residence in Long Beach has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,303 square feet of living space. Built in 1930, the home is equipped with Spanish tile flooring and a living room fireplace, along with tile countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. The house sits on a 5,959-square-foot lot with a bit of patio space and a detached garage with an adjacent studio space. Asking price is $600,000.

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Backyard pool Via William Larsen, Grupe Real Estate

If it’s a pool you’re after, you can find it at this 1950s ranch home in Reseda. The house has been recently overhauled with new flooring, countertops, and cabinetry. It’s got three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,408 square feet of floor space. A step-down den leads outside through sliding glass doors. Sitting on a 6,250-square-foot lot, with that pool, a spa, and a fire pit, the home is asking $609,000.


Which home or condo around $610,000 would you choose?

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  • 7%
    Van Nuys
    (123 votes)
  • 16%
    (259 votes)
  • 5%
    (88 votes)
  • 42%
    Long Beach
    (655 votes)
  • 26%
    (414 votes)
1539 votes total Vote Now