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LA Digs - Northeast LA Real Estate Blog

Welcome to LA Digs, the real estate and Northeast Los Angeles community blog written by Realtors Tracy King and Keely Myres.

Here, we share tips, market updates, and local news bits to keep you informed on what's happening in Northeast Los Angeles and the surrounding neighborhoods. Read on to learn about the latest in your neighborhood!

Keely Myres: I'm one of those rare LA natives no one believes exists. I tried to get away by moving to England for college, but it turns out I can't resist the sunshine. In 2011, I joined Teles Properties, a boutique real estate firm focused on quality design and technology.

Spacious Traditional Home at 1451 Buena Vista

Spacious Traditional Home at 1451 Buena Vista

This home in Burbank keeps its charms and joys hidden from the street.

Come in and see new carpet in the bedrooms, updated baths, an en-suite master bedroom with 2 closets, and an open kitchen/dining area that is great for active cooks and entertainers.

Or, send the party out back where the kids can play in the yard while the adults cluster around the barbecue. When the rain dance works, dash under the covered patio for your al-fresco dining. 

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Contemporary with Views at 1138 Glen Arbor

Contemporary with Views at 1138 Glen Arbor

Tucked away on a secluded hillside in Eagle Rock right next door to Pasadena homes is a fantastic contemporary-styled home that is a welcome surprise for today's buyer.

Looking for a sunset view? It's here. Wishing for a large flat yard that's lush and private? It's here too!

Need space? How about almost 2600 square feet for 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a family room with wet bar, and ample storage space in addition to the spacious closets. 

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1913 Craftsman Bungalow at 6510 Meridian

1913 Craftsman Bungalow at 6510 Meridian

Dreams come true at this sweet 1913 Craftsman bungalow, a prime example of the charming Garvanza real estate market. 

Fulfill the dream of your very own character home with modern updates like the open kitchen with breakfast bar, the built-in shelves and French doors off the dining area, the custom-tiled main bath, the wood floors, and the welcome surprise of the additional space of the laundry area, master bedroom and bath.

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Sweet 1948 Cottage at 4652 Loleta

Sweet 1948 Cottage at 4652 Loleta

Sweet romance blossoms at this lovely updated Eagle Rock home in a peaceful neighborhood.

Simplify your life and move right in to this home complete with everything you need to enjoy your summer and on!

You'll have a terraced back yard for your al fresco dining on summer nights, and a fireplace in the living room ready for those crisp winter mornings. 

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Spanish Charmer with Pool at 1683 Hill

Spanish Charmer with Pool at 1683 Hill

Hill Drive, the most prestigious street of Eagle Rock homes, is paired with a special 1926 Spanish beauty with great bones to create a very special opportunity for just the right buyer.

Have you dreamed of owning your own single level character home in a great location? Do you wish you had a swimming pool? Do you have a great design sense and yearn to express it within the original Spanish style?

It's all here, waiting to be rediscovered and fixed up a bit.

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Neighborhoods of Pasadena: Annandale

Annandale is a neighborhood found in the southwest area of Pasadena, CA. Annandale is hillside, suburban community that is quiet and lined with old, beautiful trees. This area has a public library, fire station, private children’s center and park with approximately 700 homes. The neighborhood of Annandale is south of Colorado Boulevard and west of San Rafael Avenue.

Annandale has its own business district near Colorado Boulevard and Avenue 64. The San Rafael Park is also located near Annandale’s business district. The neighborhood consists of upper-middle class houses built sometime between 1920-1930.

Because Annandale is located on the border of Pasadena, the neighborhood has its own original feel. The numerous amounts of big trees in addition to the small lake at the district’s center give Annandale a distinct character.

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Cozy Modern Bungalow at 5064 Floristan

Cozy Modern Bungalow at 5064 Floristan

Life is easy when you start (or continue!) your Eagle Rock real estate empire with this cozy bungalow located at 5064 Floristan.

Hungry? Just nip around the corner to Trader Joe's or any one of the nearby cafes and bistros. Drop off your cleaning, take a yoga class, get your hair done, shop for clothes and gifts, have a massage-- all without having to use your car. 

And home sweet home is fun and cute and easy to love with eco-friendly bamboo floors, a tidy front yard and a sweet and private backyard with a patio for your al fresco dinner parties--even a pomegranate tree for all those yummy drinks you can make.

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Midcentury Ranch Home at 4301 W Avenue 42

Midcentury Ranch Home at 4301 W Avenue 42

In 1950, the California Ranch was the style of the day. Today, this 1950 Rancher is a great opportunity for buyers to jump into the Eagle Rock real estate market

With much of the original style intact, there are also nice modern upgrades like custom cabinets and Silestone counters in the kitchen, central air and heat, a leased solar system, and a brand new roof!

The current owners have also updated the kitchen and bathrooms, buffed and polished the floors, and maintained the house with love and care for the 15 years they've lived here.

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Ranch Style Home at 5006 Hartwick

Ranch Style Home at 5006 Hartwick

Here is your chance to create your very own special retreat—a lovely 1941 ranch style home in Eagle Rock with lots of original detail and some desirable upgrades. 

The third bedroom/den has a closet and is lined with paneling to continue life as an office/guest room if you like, or...?

The kitchen has been expanded into the former utility room to allow for a dishwasher and more counter space and the laundry is now in the garage below.

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Craftsman Bungalow Rental at 4951 Hartwick

Charming 1927 Craftsman bungalow now available for LEASE, we have a home in Eagle Rock!

The hardwood floors, an Arts & Crafts tile fireplace, lots of original windows, built-in cabinets in the formal dining room all add up to character, style, and a simpler time. 

The kitchen has new countertop and cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and space for a breakfast nook. 

The tidy back yard is accessed from a deck off the kitchen with sunset views, and there is lawn and a space for gardening.

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Bungalow with Guest House at 514 Eastview

Bungalow with Guest House at 514 Eastview

So close to hip York Blvd, yet tucked away from the bustle of the edgy vibe of Highland Park.  This bungalow is one of the charminghomes in Highland Park ready for a new owner to make their own.

Imagine a life where you've worked in your studio/office all morning and take a lunch break--stroll the 20 steps to your kitchen and set out the meal on your table on the back patio.

Wander out front and listen to the birds sing as they splash in the birdbath and flit among the herbs and wild flowers in the yard.

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Spacious View Home at 1311 Linda Rosa

Spacious View Home at 1311 Linda Rosa

The dream:

to own a home in Eagle Rock, sipping drinks on the deck with friends and family, watching the sun set behind the hills at the far edge of Eagle Rock and the tall buildings in downtown Glendale.

The fun continues on the huge patio below big enough for a quick basketball game and/or major alfresco bbq party—or maybe you’d rather play some soccer on the grassy lawn—

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I Got Tricked By Rate Ads

Today I want to share a story from Scott Groves with Movement Mortgage, a lender we work with frequently.  One of the big questions we get from buyers when they start their home search is "Who has the best rates?" And the truth is - picking a lender is a lot like picking a real estate agent.  Rates will change, however choosing someone you trust that can kind you through the (very complicated) process is something that will make a big impact in your home buying experience.

From Scott:
"I have to admit that I fell for it.  As a home-owner, even though I work in the industry, I am NOT immune to good advertising.  This week I was enticed by a radio ad promising the rock-bottom / lowest-rates available in all the land at NO fees.  I was borderline offended that Movement Mortgage didn't have the best rate in town and I checked out the website of one of my competitors. 

Here is what I found about the 30 year fixed rate at 3.625% the radio ad had promised:

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Updated 1905 Craftsman at 1115 Brent

Updated 1905 Craftsman at 1115 Brent

Yearning to live in a simpler, more gracious time but still want a great floor plan, a master bedroom retreat and great neighborhood?  Have it all in this 1905 Craftsman home, new to the South Pasadena real estate market.

Step back in time with hardwood floors, wainscoting, built-in buffet, period-style fixtures. 

The floor plan flows and has become what today's homeowner dreams of: an open kitchen/dining area, a family room with original fireplace, a formal dining room with fireplace, a cozy living room that welcomes your friends coming in from the wide front porch.

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Modern Craftsman Bungalow at 5029 Hartwick

Modern Craftsman Bungalow at 5029 Hartwick

The love affair with this Eagle Rock home for sale begins as you step through the wooden gate into the front garden and walk across the wide front porch into the living room.

While modernized for today's homeowner, the character of this Craftsman home has been both preserved and enhanced with new hardwood floors, dual pane windows installed inside the original window frames, a spiral wooden staircase up to the bedrooms on the second floor.

Further upgrades to the systems include copper plumbing, updated electrical, newer sewer line to the street, central heat & air and a bolted foundation.

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Rare Historic Church at 6408 Ruby St

Rare Historic Church at 6408 Ruby St

Rare opportunity to own your own church! 

It's not every day you see a property like this come on the Garvanza real estate market.

Complete with two large and beautiful stained glass windows, high vaulted ceilings in a huge open space, and a kitchen in the large basement.

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Remodeled Craftsman Home at 981 Worcester

Remodeled Craftsman Home at 981 Worcester

Homes in Pasadena are considered very desireable, and this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is no exception.

Located in Garfield Heights Neighborhood Association area, known as the crown jewel of Northwest Pasadena, this graceful Craftsman home was restored and beautifully remodeled by a master cabinetmaker just before it was purchased by the current owners.

The wide front porch invites you to stop by and visit. 

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Cozy Cabin Home at 4860 Wicopee.

Cozy Cabin Home at 4860 Wicopee.

This is a great opportunity to make a piece of Eagle Rock real estate your own - this could be your own mini-lodge in the heart of the neighborhood!

Behind the 1936 Spanish facade, find a cozy updated cabin with all the modern conveniences-central air and heat, Jenn-air range, dishwasher, white granite counters, updated bath, and special space-saving features that make life in a small space special and fun.

There are built-in bookcases on either side of the wood-burning fireplace, lots of closets, a fold-up butcher block leaf to add counter space in the kitchen, a basement for the laundry and more storage shelves, plus a spacious 1.5 car garage.

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Craftsman Fixer at 5217 Mt Royal Dr

Craftsman Fixer at 5217 Mt Royal Dr

In 1922, the Eagle Rock City Hall opened and this charming Craftsman home was built on the prestigious Royal Drive, named for the royal palms that lined the street.

Life is still beautiful in this neighborhood, still with neighbors who look out for each other, still tree-shaded sidewalks perfect for the families with strollers and dogs who wave hello as they pass by.

This is a great opportunity to make a piece of Eagle Rock real estate your own! 

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Urban Living at 5034 Mosaic Court

Urban Living at 5034 Mosaic Court

Life is simple, gracious and energy efficient in this spacious 2-year old single family home in a small lot development built by the nationally respected Pulte Homes.

Located in the Blue Ribbon Distinguished Eagle Rock Elementary School area, you are close to school, restaurants, shops and all your friends who have found that the secret to a happy life is living in the heart of Eagle Rock.

For those interested in Eagle Rock real estate, this is a great opportunity and the timing is right.

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