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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.

A Charming Cottage in the Hills of Highland Park

A Charming Cottage in the Hills of Highland Park

Living in the city, we dream of the country life--the quiet, space, privacy. At the same time we are spoiled by the convenience of nearby shops and restaurants.

Here in this sweet 1922 cottage, you are less than a 10 minute drive to the Eagle Rock Trader Joe's, 6 minutes from the heart of the York Blvd. scene, and only a mile from Fusion Burger and El Super. Highland Park real estate is booming and the availability of ideal homes such as this is the reason!

Who says we can't have it all? This is a small, charming cottage with wood floors, 2 small bedrooms, a living room and a spacious kitchen, a front porch big enough to sit on with your morning coffee--but the basement offers an additional space for a workshop, a "person" cave, whatever you need.

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What is Influencing the Real Estate Market today?

What is Influencing the Real Estate Market today?

Many clients ask us why Northeast Los Angeles real estate has become such a hot commodity. Good question!

There are a few factors that influence the real estate market in general:

  1. Mortgage interest rates

  2. Employment statistics

  3. General economic trends

  4. Buyer/Seller expectations

Mortgage Interest Rates: We have experienced historically low interest rates for several years now, and although we have seen some movement up and down, nothing seems to indicate that the dread interest rate of 5% is likely to happen soon. Frequent readers are probably tired of me harking back to the early 1980s when interest rates were 14%.

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A Character Spanish with Incredible Lot

A Character Spanish with Incredible Lot

Do you dream of building your own home in Eagle Rock some day? If so, you're not alone. Homes for sale in Eagle Rock have been a hot commodity for a few years now. but here's a way to have it all: a great character home now, plus a great 3/4 acre lot that you can possibly divide into 2 and build your dream home on the flat pad above (check with the City of Los Angeles for what is required).

Not interested in building? How about your very own urban farm? Vineyard? This lot is over 34,000 square feet!

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An Elegant Spanish with Original Beauty

An Elegant Spanish with Original Beauty

Originally built in 1922, this Spanish lady has managed to retain her original beauty even after 96 years. A real treat to find in the Eagle Rock real estate market, this home has it all.

Miraculously intact after years of neglect then flipped by an investor who was sensitive to appropriate updates and additions, it was then treasured and improved by the current owners who have loved and cared for it throughout their 10-year stewardship, preserving its seductive charms. 

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A Great Opportunity under $400,000!

A Great Opportunity under $400,000!

Wish you had a pool on these hot summer days? Grab your sunscreen and beach towel and let's go!

Townhouse homes in Duarte can be the best of both worlds--leave the maintenance of the exterior and the pool to the association for a small HOA fee and then decorate the interior of your home just the way you want.

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An Eco-Friendly Home with Great Design

An Eco-Friendly Home with Great Design

Here is your opportunity to live in a modern, eco-friendly home in Eagle Rock! 4786 Rock Row is located in a development of 15 LEED-certified single-family homes located off Yosemite Drive.

The living room is bright and spacious, with sliding doors that open onto a balcony. The kitchen opens onto the dining area and has Caesar-stone counters, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar. Another balcony is just off the dining area, perfect for your BBQ and container garden.

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A Contemporary Mediterranean with Mountain Views

A Contemporary Mediterranean with Mountain Views

This custom-built Altadena home nestled in the quiet foothills will have you saying, "wow."  Featuring the open floor plan everyone is looking for, this tastefully designed home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a gourmet kitchen open to the great room, and a backyard that goes on forever.

Park on the ample driveway and walk through the beautiful landscape to the 8’ hand-forged iron double doors. Just inside, a welcoming entry leads to a large, natural light-filled great room that has built-in-ceiling surround-sound speakers and a gas fireplace.

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An English Cottage with Bonus Space

An English Cottage with Bonus Space

It's said that your home is your castle, and at this Eagle Rock home you even have the turret! This sweet 1928 character home has so much to offer a buyer starting out or even downsizing.

Lots of original details like the hardwood floors, the hexagonal reading nook, two spacious bedrooms and a charming living room with art deco-style cutouts framing the door to the formal dining room.

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A Stylishly Modern Craftsman Bungalow

A Stylishly Modern Craftsman Bungalow

The Eagle Rock real estate market is filled with charming bungalows, and this one is a real treat to see. Walk on into this sweet little 1924 bungalow past the drought-tolerant landscape and you will find yourself in a "Dwell" contemporary designed and built by the current owner/architect in 2012.

The front room flows into the open kitchen with orange tile backsplash making a colorful accent to the open, calm, Zen-inspired interior. The kitchen opens to a 2-story open family/dining room with loft and the perfect California life-style design that opens to a large redwood deck for your al fresco dinner party.

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An Atomic Ranch in the Hills

An Atomic Ranch in the Hills

Atomic Ranch enthusiasts alert! A rare opportunity in the La Crescenta real estate world - this classic 1960 4-bedroom ranch home is almost entirely original. It offers a unique opportunity to live in a spacious one-story ranch on over a half acre lot (with a 4-car garage) in one of the best neighborhoods in La Crescenta.

Wow! The true soul of this ranch for mid-century aficionados is the fantastic wood-panelled family/dining room with its vaulted ceiling, fireplace wall of Palos Verdes stone, and cascade of period appropriate lights suspended from one side. This vast room, which has 3 distinct areas, extends from the front of the house to the back.

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A Craftsman Bungalow with Studio

A Craftsman Bungalow with Studio

In 1910, Craftsman homes began to dot the hilly farmland that was soon to be the City of Eagle Rock. This fine example of the style has been blessed with owners who have maintained it well and improved it with respect for its heritage.

Today, you can admire the freshly refinished original hardwood floors, hang out on the wide front porch that has been rebuilt and refurbished to seem just like the original only sturdier.

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We Helped Our Client Move From this California Bungalow to Senior Housing

We Helped Our Client Move From this California Bungalow to Senior Housing

After many years enjoying this classic Eagle Rock bungalow on the palm tree-lined Vincent Avenue, our client was ready to make the move to an assisted living facility. We strategized with him to create a plan to get the house ready for the market.

As soon as he packed his belongings, we came in to prepare the house, including carpet removal, paint, inspections, and cleaning.

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A Midcentury Home, Pool, and Music Studio All in One

A Midcentury Home, Pool, and Music Studio All in One

Now this is an Eagle Rock midcentury home that I would jump at the chance to live in!

Put on your flipflops and Hawaiian shirt and head straight out to the perfect bamboo-lined corner for your poolside tiki bar at this midcentury gem. Original and/or retro details include pink tile, dual sinks, and amazing patterned lino in the main bathroom, hardwood and stone floors, and several cool light fixtures throughout.

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Glassell Park Midcentury with Views Gets a New Homeowner!

Glassell Park Midcentury with Views Gets a New Homeowner!

A home with a view attracts a crowd, and this Glassell Park home was no exception! It's not all about the view here, but you can see downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Century City, the Griffith Park Observatory, and Glendale from both the decks.

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Bungalow Fixer in Eagle Rock Gets a New Owner

Bungalow Fixer in Eagle Rock Gets a New Owner

The Eagle Rock real estate market has been especially booming in the fixer market - people love to see potential! More than 100 years after it was built, many of the original details of this home remain: the dark-stained clapboard siding, the wide front porch perfect to sit on and enjoy the neighborhood, the double-hung wood-framed windows, the hardwood floors, the gracious dimensions of the formal living and dining rooms--the list goes on.

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A Classic Craftsman in Boyle Heights Gets New Owners

A Classic Craftsman in Boyle Heights Gets New Owners

The Boyle Heights real estate market has been getting hot! Located at 526 Brittania Street, this 1915 Craftsman was lovingly restored by the sellers, who made it their pet project for the last 11 years. 

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We were able to close escrow on 1637 Fair Park in just two weeks!

We were able to close escrow on 1637 Fair Park in just two weeks!

The sellers of this delightful home contacted us needing to sell their home on a tight schedule - they were already in escrow on their next house out of the area and needed to sell quickly. Gladly, Eagle Rock real estate continues to be in-demand!

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We sold this 2-bedroom Eagle Rock home for $1,055,000!

We sold this 2-bedroom Eagle Rock home for $1,055,000!

We received 7 offers on 2343 Las Colinas and negotiated a final sales price $156,000 over the asking price. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call to discuss today's real estate market. Homes in Eagle Rock are in demand!

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1964 Glassell Park modern with incredible views!

1964 Glassell Park modern with incredible views!

It's not all about the view here, but you can see downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Century City, the Griffith Park Observatory, and Glendale from both the decks. Incredible views are part of what make homes in Glassell Park a hot item! Imagine the 4th of July party you can have while you watch the parade of fireworks! Stop by 2509 Hines Dr. and join us at an open house on Sunday May 22, from 2-5pm, and Tuesday May 24, from 11-2pm.

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We sold this 2-bedroom Highland Park home for $555,000!

We sold this 2-bedroom Highland Park home for $555,000!

We received five offers on this home and negotiated a final sales price $56,000 over the asking price. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call to discuss today's Highland Park real estate market.

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