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Here’s what $500K buys around LA

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See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, from Downtown to Sherman Oaks

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: $500,000.

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Kitchen Photos by Christine Bullard, courtesy Jennifer Cahill, Courtney Smith/Compass
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Downtown LA

This Fashion District condo is located in a former textile factory at the Santee Village Lofts and has a fitting industrial feel, with exposed brick and concrete floors. The 660-square-foot unit has one bedroom and one bathroom, with an open living space and in-unit laundry. Building amenities include a fitness center, a pool and spa, and a rooftop basketball court. Asking price is $499,000, with HOA dues of $495 per month.

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Bedroom Photos by Dutch Markgraf/Pinnacle Estate Properties
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Sherman Oaks

Sitting a half-block from the LA River, this condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,079 square feet of living space. The ground-floor unit opens to a large enclosed patio via glass sliding doors in the open living and dining area. The condo also has a living room fireplace and in-unit laundry. Shared amenities include a pool and spa, a community room, and guest parking. Asking price is $509,000, with HOA dues of $526 per month.

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Kitchen Photos by David Krohn/Property Masters Realty
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Tujunga

Here’s a pleasant little home in the foothills of the Verdugos. Built in 1958, the ranch house has wood floors and airy interiors, with two bedrooms and one bathroom spread across 864 square feet. The home sits on a 5,571-square-foot lot, with a grassy yard and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $499,000.

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Kitchen Via Scott Chapman/Coldwell Banker
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Lakewood

Down in suburban Lakewood, you could be the second-ever owner of this 1950s home, accessed by an inviting brick walkway and entrance. Inside are original hardwood floors and built-in shelving. The home has three bedrooms and one bathroom, with 1,229 square feet of living space. It’s in need of some TLC, but appears packed with potential. Sitting on a 5,593-square-foot lot, the house is asking $499,000.

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Kitchen Photos by Thom Hartwick, courtesy Alan Taylor/Compass
Courtyard
Studio City

This roomy condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,020 square feet of total floor space. It sits on the top floor of a 1970s complex and includes a large covered balcony overlooking the building’s central courtyard. Inside the unit are open living spaces, fresh paint, and new flooring. The building has a pool and sauna, and the unit comes with two parking spots. Asking price is $495,000, with HOA dues of $425 per month.

Poll

Which house or condo would you choose?

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  • 32%
    Downtown
    (346 votes)
  • 9%
    Sherman Oaks
    (102 votes)
  • 17%
    Tujunga
    (183 votes)
  • 17%
    Lakewood
    (189 votes)
  • 21%
    Studio City
    (231 votes)
1051 votes total Vote Now