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Five homes for sale in Los Angeles for under $790K

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Options include a two-bedroom condo in Downtown and a 1950s home in Lake Balboa

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, from Downtown to the Westside to the Valley, all priced below $790,000. Vote for your favorite at the bottom.

Refurnished modern kitchen with white cabinets and countertops.
Glass dining table in the middle of the dining room.
Living room with natural lighting and two couches facing each other. Via Alin Glogovicean, Redfin
Bedroom with a velvet bed frame and two lamps on the nightstands on each side.

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is just minutes away from the Getty Center. The bright and modern 1,180 square foot residence has wooden floors and a fully remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Its private and gated building has a pool, spa, sauna and a fitness center. It’s listed for $769,000, with HOA dues of $565 per month.

Living room with the kitchen and countertop in the back of the photo.
Cozy bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a lamp on the right side on top of the nightstand.
Second room used as an office with a desk near the wall, a couch adjacent to the desk and a mirror closet. Courtesy of Redfin
A porch with an outdoor table set and plants surrounding the seating area.
Mt. Washington

This hillside property offers two residences on one lot. The main dwelling is a 1920s bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath. But there’s also granny flat with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a separate entrance—perfect for renting out, housing a relative, or using as guest quarters. The lot size is 5,627 square feet and includes a large porch with areas for seating. The price tag? $788,800.

Living room with a gray couch and the dining room behind.
Refurnished kitchen with white cabinets and granite countertops.
Master bedroom with a fan over the bed and a set of doors for the balcony. Via Alin Glogovicean, Redfin
Window seating area with pillows.
Lake Balboa

Built in 1951, this shingled two-story home in the San Fernando Valley is flooded with natural light throughout its 2,160 square feet. It holds four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, including a master suite with a balcony that overlooks the backyard. The home was built in 1951, but the kitchen has been updated with granite countertops. Walking distance to the lovely Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park and LA River, it’s asking $749,000.

Dining room with oak floors and windows that offer natural lighting.
White cabinet and granite countertop kitchen with a ceiling fan.
Bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a nightstand to the left and a ceiling fan. Courtesy of Robert Carey/Compass
Outdoor photo of a cozy cottage surrounded by plants and a tree as its front yard.
Highland Park

Surrounded by plants, this cozy Highland Park cottage would be perfect for an enthusiastic gardener. In its 1,0004 square feet, it contains two-bedrooms and one bathroom. The property measures 4,417 square feet and features a backyard with two separate seating areas–one with a roofing and the other surrounded by trees and plants–perfect for entertaining, indoors and out. Located near hiking trails, restaurants, cafes, and the Arroyo Dog Park, it’s listed for $725,00.

Modern living room with a gray carpet, white couch, two retro chairs adjacent and a balcony surrounding trees.
Modern kitchen with granite countertops and wooden cabinets.
Queen bed with two night stands and a window facing trees. Via Krystal Le, Redfin
Bathroom with glass sliding doors, granite countertop and wooden cabinets.

Located near the action-packed Staples Center, this luxurious two-bedroom, two-bathroom Skyline Condominium is outfitted with a refurnished kitchen with granite countertops and rich wood cabinets. Its balcony faces the building’s courtyard, where trees offer shade. There’s also a laundry unit inside the 1,193-square-foot unit. The complex offers amenities, including a pool, spas, barbecue and picnic area, gym, and parking. The condo is listed for $738,000, with sky-high monthly HOA dues of $803.


Which residence would you buy?

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  • 19%
    (125 votes)
  • 25%
    Mt. Washington
    (162 votes)
  • 21%
    Lake Balboa
    (134 votes)
  • 25%
    Highland Park
    (160 votes)
  • 7%
    (46 votes)
627 votes total Vote Now