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Here’s what $550K buys around LA

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Options include a North Hollywood ranch house and a bungalow in San Pedro

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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: $550,000.

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Light blue-colored bungalow-style cottage with a bare front lawn and a concrete driveway in front
Unfurnished living room area with wood floors, white walls, and large windows
Marble-colored kitchen counter with green cabinets and a black-colored stainless steel stove Photos by Mark Lee, courtesy Toma Barseghian/JohnHart Real Estate
A small wooden deck overlooking the backyard and a small, light blue-colored one-car garage
San Pedro

This little bungalow was built in 1923 and has been recently remodeled. The 781-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom, with original hardwood floors throughout. The overhauled kitchen has marble counters, a new stove, and updated plumbing. The bathroom is equipped with new fixtures, and fresh lighting has been installed throughout. Sitting on a 2,501-square-foot lot, the home has a small backyard and a detached one-car garage. Asking price is $545,555.

Small, light gray-colored house partially obscured by the leaves of a tall tree in the front yard
A living room with wood floors and white walls, with an overhead vent and a large window panel on the far wall
A black and stainless steel stove in front of a small kitchen counter with white cabinetry and an orange-tiled backsplash Via Caleb Gonzalez/VonKeith Properties
Gravel backyard encircled by a wooden fence
North Hollywood

Here’s a traditional ranch-style home in the Valley equipped with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The 960-square-foot residence has wood floors and updated windows, as well as a central air system. A tall tree in the front yard does a nice job framing the home from the street, and a large backyard has plenty of room for the detached two-car garage. Sitting on a 6,050-square-foot lot, the home is asking $549,000.

A living room with white carpet, beige-colored walls, and a gas fireplace
A carpeted bedroom with a pitched ceiling and a sliding glass door that opens to a private deck
An L-shaped kitchen counter that frames a stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, with an open view into the living room Via Evangelyn Lin/Keller Williams
A partially covered balcony space with an outdoor patio table and matching chairs

Situated on woodsy grounds just a few blocks from the Rose Bowl, this townhome has three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,121 square feet of living space. Sliding glass doors in the living room and master bedroom lead out to private balconies, and the complex itself overlooks a small pond and neatly landscaped surroundings. Asking price is $550,000, with HOA dues of $498 per month.

A decorative fountain in a grassy lawn, with a dramatically gabled house behind
A white-colored living room with a wood-burning fireplace and a sofa in the foreground
Dining room with a circular table, arched wall niches, and a chandelier Via Maria Noyola/ Nationwide Real Estate Execs
An enclosed backyard area with tall hedges; concrete patio space surrounds a square of green grass

Not far from the historic Banning House, this fun 1930s residence in Wilmington is built in a storybook style (with stucco exterior walls) and boasts some nice period details on the interior. These include wood floors, arched entryways, crown moldings, wall niches, and a tiled bathroom. The 1,461-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It sits on a 5,550-square-foot lot, with ample patio space and an enclosed backyard. Asking price is $549,000.

A three-story condo complex, fronted by tall trees and built atop a parking garage
Living room with wood floors and a gas fireplace, illuminated by recessed lighting and a sliding glass door
Galley kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances Collette Canepa/Keller Williams
Bedroom with gray laminate floors and white walls
Sherman Oaks

Two blocks south of Ventura Boulevard, this roomy condo is the recipient of a recent remodel. The 1,144-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a gas fireplace in the living room and a private balcony with room for outdoor seating or a grill. The kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures have been recently updated, and the bedroom floors are new. Asking price is $550,000, with HOA dues of $495 per month.


Which house or condo around $550,000 would you choose?

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  • 15%
    San Pedro
    (221 votes)
  • 33%
    North Hollywood
    (479 votes)
  • 23%
    (338 votes)
  • 19%
    (279 votes)
  • 7%
    Sherman Oaks
    (103 votes)
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