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Here’s what $520K buys around Los Angeles

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See what that prices buys in five LA neighborhoods, including Downtown, Pasadena, and Long Beach

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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: $520,000.

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Historic Filipinotown

This petite bungalow dates to 1919 but has been stylishly updated. In its compact 510 square feet, it squeezes three-quarters bath and one bedroom with restored doors from the 1800s. The little dwelling is bright and airy thanks to vaulted ceilings in the living room, an open floor plan, and French doors that open to a wood deck with room for a container garden and dining al fresco. Just south of Temple, 333 Dawson Street is listed for $525,000.

Via Bandele Oguntomilade/Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes
Hyde Park

You’ll get the most space for your dollar in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 3137 West 76th Street, on the border of booming Inglewood and Hyde Park in South LA. The Spanish-style abode, built in 1938, is fronted by a succulent garden. Inside, you’ll find a fireplace, arched entryways, and “authentic clay tiles.” The 6,811 square feet property holds a detached two-car garage. On the market for the first time in 47 years, it’s asking $515,000.

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Long Beach

Here’s an opportunity to own a condo in the historic Villa Riviera. One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Long Beach, the high-rise was built in 1928 and comes with property tax breaks under the Mills Act. Unit 709 needs some updating, but it has lots to work with, including a bounty of windows that offer “peek-a-boo view of the ocean, mountain views and an expansive view of the city.” It measures 872 square feet and contains one bedroom and one bathroom. The price tag is $520,000 with HOA dues of $672 per month.

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This cheery bungalow at 476 E Mountain Street is Bungalow Haven-adjacent and walking distance to tacos, Thai, the Hat, and Roscoe’s. In 740 square feet, it packs in two bedrooms and one bathroom. The little dwelling was recently renovated and is now equipped with central air, copper plumbing, and a “newer” roof. The lot holds a detached one-car garage. It’s listed for $529,000.

Pierre Galant Photography, courtesy of Alma Lam/Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz
Downtown LA

This pretty condo is located in the historic Little Tokyo Lofts and features 12-foot ceilings, a large casement window, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. It comes in at 890 square foot and holds a jack and jill bedroom and bathroom, plus in-unit washer and dryer. The building’s common spaces include a heated pool and hot tub, barbecue area, gym, and dog run. 420 S San Pedro St No. 323 is listed for $519,000 with HOA dues of $536.


Which house would you buy?

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  • 13%
    Historic Filipinotown
    (246 votes)
  • 13%
    Hyde Park
    (258 votes)
  • 6%
    Long Bech
    (125 votes)
  • 39%
    (732 votes)
  • 26%
    Downtown LA
    (503 votes)
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