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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!

Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

In Northeast LA, "curb appeal" isn't just about having a great looking home. It's about improving home value.

With homes in Highland Park selling briskly, and Glassell Park real estate in high demand, home sellers in Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods are thinking about small ways to make a large difference in the value of their homes. They are finding that fixing up one's home to improve the "curb appeal" is a step in the right direction.

Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.

1. Make your home’s exterior look like new.

For many potential buyers, the condition of the exterior of a home can offer clues to the condition of the interior. The first place to start when boosting curb appeal is the exterior of your house.


Paint. Paint is the best way to make your home appear newer. While you can paint your home yourself, if it’s large or more than one story, consider hiring a professional. Painting is a fairly inexpensive improvement with between 60 to 100 percent return on investment.1

Maintain your siding. Over time, weather and the elements can make your home’s siding appear dull and dirty. Use a pressure washer to clean stains, spider webs and accumulated dirt and grime, or use a soft cloth and a household cleaner to get into those small nooks and spaces. Although the average life expectancy of siding ranges from 60 to 100 years, depending on the material, extreme weather may reduce this number. If you need to replace the siding, you’ll enjoy a 77 percent return on investment.1

Paint or replace garage doors. If your garage doors are in good condition, give them a new coat of paint. If they’re beginning to show their age, consider replacing them. Not only are new garage doors more energy efficient and better insulated than older models, they also have a 91.5 percent return on investment.1

Maintain your fence. Replace rotted or worn posts and panels and freshen it up with a coat of paint. If you have a hedge that serves as your property’s border, keep it trimmed and in good shape.

2. Pay attention to the small details.

The small details tie your home’s exterior together and help it stand out from others in the neighborhood.

Paint front door, trim and shutters. This inexpensive improvement adds brightness to a home, whether you choose a bold color, a neutral tone or classic white.

Install new door fixtures and be sure they match in style and finish and complement the style of your home.

Update your house numbers. Make sure potential buyers and guests can find your home. If the numbers have faded or need an update, replace them. If choosing a metallic finish, make sure it matches the finish of your exterior light fixtures.

3. Tend to your driveway and lawn.

Well-landscaped homes may sell for between 5.5% and 12.7% more than other similar homes and studies show it may also add up to 28 percent to your home’s overall value.5

Place a border along your driveway or walkway made of brick, stone, pavers or another hardscape element to add visual interest to a plain driveway.

Maintain your green space. If you have grass, a well-maintained, green lawn makes your home look inviting and picturesque. However, in many parts of the country, water conservation is becoming more important. Xeriscaped landscapes incorporate drought-tolerant vegetation that thrives in warm, dry climates, such as lavender, sage, wisteria and agave, with water-saving drip irrigation and mulch. Xeriscaping has a cost savings of 36 cents per square foot annually through reduced irrigation and maintenance costs.3 Additionally, these landscapes are virtually maintenance free, which makes it an attractive option for busy buyers.

Include trees and shrubs to create texture and add interest to your landscape. Planting a few types of trees and shrubs of varying heights, widths and flowering times boosts your home’s curb appeal year-round.

4. Make it feel inviting.

It’s no secret that emotions play a role in a person’s decision to purchase a home. Stage the outside of your home to evoke warm feelings.

Stage your porch. If you have a front porch, make it feel more inviting by including seating, such as a chair or loveseat, an outdoor rug and a small table. If space is an issue, incorporate small decorative touches, such as a festive wreath or potted plant.

Hang flower boxes on your front porch railings and/or below your windows. If you don’t want to affix flower boxes to your home, purchase nice planters and containers and place them around your porch or on your front steps.

Choose flowers and plants that bloom at different times of the year for year-round appeal. For example, bulbs not only bloom all spring, they also multiply and come up every year. Perennials often flower for most of the year and will prevent you from having to replant them every year.

If you don’t have a green thumb, choose low maintenance plants and flowers. Flowers such as lavender, rosemary, and zinnias are a few low-maintenance and drought-tolerant options.

5. Boost Your Online “Curb Appeal.”

For those interested in selling, it’s important to know the effect online curb appeal has on a home. The better impression your home gives online, the more likely buyers will want to see it in person. Here’s how to get your home ready for its listing debut.

Stage your home. Staging shows your home in its best light and helps potential buyers picture themselves living there.

Hire a professional to take photos. A photographer has the skills and equipment to shoot your home in the best light and make it look its best.

Include a short video tour of the home. Videos are becoming a popular way to give buyers a glimpse of the home before they step foot in it.

Before you start a home project, keep these four things in mind:

1. Why are you renovating? In other words, is your intention to update your home and get it show-ready or do you want to sell it for more money? Don’t fall into the trap of undertaking major renovations that may not pay off when you sell. If your home is in good shape, a few inexpensive updates may be enough to make your home attractive to buyers.

2. The style of the neighborhood. Whenever you renovate your home, make sure the project fits with the style of the neighborhood and rules of the homeowner association. For example, an HOA may limit the choice and number of trees you can plant on your property. Similarly, a tall hedge border may not fit in in a neighborhood of low, picket fences.

3. Permits. If you’re planning an extensive exterior renovation, you may need a permit from your municipality or other authority.

4. Budget. A budget keeps your project’s costs and scope in check. Make a list of the improvements you’d like to make, set a realistic budget and stick to it. If you’d like advice on improvements you can make to boost your home’s curb appeal, give us a call.

Are you thinking of boosting your home’s curb appeal or renovating your home before you list? Do you want help making your home more appealing to potential buyers online and in-person? Give us a call and we’ll help you present your home in its best light.

Sources:

1. Remodeling, 2016 Cost vs Value Report
2. Realtor Mag, September 22, 2016
3. REALTOR.com
4. Houzz, Houzz & Home-U.S., June 2016
5. Houselogic.com

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Sweet Bungalow at 1915 Chickasaw Avenue, Eagle Rock

Sweet Bungalow at 1915 Chickasaw Avenue, Eagle Rock

Located in the heart of Eagle Rock, 1915 Chickasaw is an adorable starter cottage, perfect for your entry into the Eagle Rock real estate world.  One bedroom, plus a den, one bath, and enough charm to fill a much bigger home!

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Sweet Craftsman style, a picket fence, a built-in buffet in the dining area, hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen with original cabinets, a faux fireplace with original tiles, this home offers a lot of character, style and fun to start or down-size into.

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There is a den for additional space, and a separate laundry room is attached to the garage.

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A patio in the back provides an easy-care outdoor area, perfect for your summer barbecues.

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Located so close to some of the best that Colorado Blvd has to offer: Taco Spot, Lemongrass, Coffee Table, Colombo's, and of course Pilates Eagle Rock to help you be healthy after such delightful food and drink.

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To view this home, come to our open house on Sunday, July 7, 11am-1pm.  For any other showings, contact us at 626.827.9795.

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For a floor plan, list of features, and more photos, visit 1915 Chickasaw Avenue.

 

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Vintage Victorian at 822 E Wilson Avenue, Glendale

Vintage Victorian at 822 E Wilson Avenue, Glendale

Step into the Time Machine and find yourself transported to a time of sipping lemonade on the front porch, welcoming your guests into the front parlor, gazing up at the 9-foot tall ceilings, sliding down the massive oak banisters and soaking in the clawfoot bathtub.  822 E Wilson Avenue is an incredible Glendale real estate

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Since 1902, this sturdy yet graceful Victorian has seen many changes to the surrounding Glendale neighborhood, but inside, you have the feeling of time standing still.

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There are systems updates throughout from electrical to plumbing, central heat, even a new roof.

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You can say you have 4 to 6 bedrooms, a formal dining room, a breakfast or sunroom, a deck, a parlor and a sitting room, a kitchen, a pantry, closets everywhere, and a basement that is perfect for your workout equipment.

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One advantage to this urban location is the easy access to Trader Joe's, Starbuck's, and Mario's Italian Deli and Market, lots more shops and restaurants along Glendale Blvd, and easy access to the 134 freeway.

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Listed for $699,000, an amazing price for this character-rich home.  3,466 sq. ft. on a 9,448 sq. ft. lot.  Built in 1902.

View this home at our open house on Sunday, July 7, 2-5pm.  For any other showings, contact us at 626.827.9795.

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For a floor plan, list of features, and more photos, visit 822 East Wilson Avenue.

 

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New Home For Sale in Pasadena: 1532 Rose Villa Street

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
1532 Rose Villa St, Pasadena, CA
For sale or for lease. Open Thursday, December 13, 10am-2pm.
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $1,279,000
Year Built 1925
Sq Footage 2,070
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 11,008 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Originally owned by Walter Putnam, a structural engineer who became the head of Pasadena's building department, this 1925 home was built to last with style and a dependable grace. Located in the highly sought-after Cal Tech neighborhood, this Mediterranean influenced 2-story Craftsman home boasts original details throughout, from the window and door hardware to the hardwood floors and built-in buffet and bookcases in the dining room and living room. A Batchelder-style tiled fireplace warms the living room and there are lots of windows to welcome in the light in every room. The downstairs master suite has garden views, each upstairs bedroom has its own balcony to bring the outdoors in. A compact office has French doors which open out to the patio and private back yard. Modern amenities include central air & heat, an efficient laundry room, and a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, tasteful granite counters and Saltillo-tiled floors as well as a sunny breakfast nook. Unusual for California, there is a large basement to provide ample storage and wine cellar space. The 11,000 square foot lot includes raised garden beds behind the garage, an in-ground spa, an outdoor fireplace and BBQ, patios for al fresco dining and entertaining.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Basement - Breakfast nook - Dining room
- Living room - Master bath - Office/Den
- Storage space - Stainless steel appliances - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Garden - Lawn - Yard
- Central A/C - Central heat - Garage - Detached
- Fireplace - Granite countertop - Hardwood floor
- Jacuzzi/Whirlpool - Tile floor
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Convenient location in the sought-after Caltech neighborhood
- Move-in ready
- For more details and open house info visit www.TracyKing.com
- Also available for lease for $4,500/month
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 11:35am PST
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New Home For Sale in Echo Park: 2032 Valentine Street

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
2032 Valentine St, Los Angeles, CA
Deal of the day in Echo Park!
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $395,000
Year Built 1927
Sq Footage 684
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 4,960 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Deal of the day! Hot investor flip in Echo Park, priced to go fast! Spanish style, updated interior, great terraced back yard with views of the hills. The kitchen is open and spacious with marble counters, sub-zero refrigerator, gas range and dishwasher. The bathroom has dual sinks and connects to both bedrooms. The back bedroom has a sliding glass door out to the patio. there is central air & heat, new prefinished wood floors, and a whole lot of charm! Laundry room is separate below the main floor.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Basement - Living room - Storage space
- Dishwasher - Garbage disposal - Microwave
- Refrigerator - Stainless steel appliances - Stove/Oven
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Garden - Lawn
- Porch - Yard - Central A/C
- Central heat - Garage - Attached - Hardwood floor
- Skylights
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Deal of the day in Echo Park!
- Updated kitchen and bath
- Beautiful terraced yard with patio
- Move-in ready!
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home for Sale in Eagle Rock: 2815 El Roble

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
2815 El Roble Dr, Eagle Rock, CA
Secluded Southwestern style retreat in Eagle Rock. More photos coming soon!
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $499,000
Year Built 1951
Sq Footage 1,041
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 6,583 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Wish you could live in Santa Fe, New Mexico? This 1951 hacienda-style ranch is as close as you can get within the Los Angeles city limits. Simple, open, charming Southwestern style is accented with Saltillo tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, natural wood accents and a desert cactus landscape. The yard has two levels with decks to soak in the views of the San Gabriels. Tucked into the hillside behind Eagle Rock Plaza, this is a secluded retreat just minutes from shopping, freeways, easy access to anywhere you might want to go.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Living room - Garage - Detached
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- 1951-built hacienda-style ranch
- Secluded retreat in Eagle Rock
- Easy access to freeways and across Los Angeles
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale in Eagle Rock: 5016 Townsend Avenue

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5016 Townsend Ave, Eagle Rock, CA
Cute fixer with lots of potential.
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $299,000
Year Built 1924
Sq Footage 780
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 2,500 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

With the potential to be adorable, this sweet 1924 cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a separate breakfast nook, laundry room, detached one-car garage, and spacious back patio. Waiting for your own unique touch, there are hardwood floors underneath the carpet, copper plumbing, and updates to the electrical system. Located in the heart of Eagle Rock, close to Trader Joe's, Cacao Mexicatessen, Petit Beaujolais, Fatty's, the public bus line and so much more, you don't need to own a car to live here.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Laundry room - Living room - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Garage - Detached - Off-street parking - On-street parking
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Located in the heart of Eagle Rock
- High ceilings
- Hardwood floors underneath the carpet
- Laundry room
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Nov 29, 2012, 1:53pm PST
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New Home For Sale in Eagle Rock: 4645 Marwood Drive

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
4645 Marwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA
New home for sale in the hills of Eagle Rock/Glassell Park!
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $499,000
Year Built 1960
Sq Footage 1,377
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 10,096 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Ready for sunset views, a quiet street, a midcentury located close to downtown LA, Glendale and Eagle Rock? Run right over and check out this 1960 home with central air and heat, open floor plan, updated bathrooms, new cooktop, attached two-car garage, and an easy-care yard. There are sliding glass doors from the dining room that open out to the covered patio, a perfect place for those sunset dinners. Pick a Meyer lemon from your very own tree and enjoy some lemonade on the patio.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Dining room - Living room - Master bath
- Storage space - Dishwasher - Stove/Oven
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Sprinkler system - Central A/C
- Central heat - Garage - Attached - Fireplace
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Floor plan flows smoothly from living room to dining room to patio
- Canyon views from patio
- Attached two-car garage with direct access to house
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Nov 16, 2012, 3:17pm PST
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New Home For Sale: 5021 Mount Royal Drive, Eagle Rock

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5021 Mount Royal Dr, Eagle Rock, CA
Hurry over to this exciting spacious character home!
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $699,000
Year Built 1920
Sq Footage 2,020
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 6,933 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Located on a quiet, tree-lined street south of Colorado Blvd, this 1920 Craftsman has been recently updated and is move-in ready. Set up away from the street, the home is private and peaceful with treetop views. The front porch wraps around to the side of the house, providing a perfect spot to watch the world go by. Inside, a large living room features fireplace, built-in cabinets, high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. The formal dining room has a built-in buffet and opens onto the side porch. In addition to three bedrooms, there is a den/office and a separate breakfast room that opens onto the back deck. The master suite is a private retreat upstairs. Other features include recently refinished hardwood floors, new roof, retrofitted foundation, new kitchen and baths, and an over-sized two-car garage.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Breakfast nook - Dining room - Laundry room
- Living room - Master bath - Office/Den
- Storage space - Walk-in closet - Dishwasher
- Microwave - Refrigerator - Stainless steel appliances
- Stove/Oven - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Garden
- Lawn - Porch - Yard
- Central A/C - Central heat - Garage - Detached
- On-street parking - Fireplace - Hardwood floor
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Recently updated and move-in ready
- Character features include built-in cabinets, hardwood floors, fireplace
- System updates include new roof, central air and heat, foundation retrofit
- Large detached garage with extra space for storage/workshop
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 5339 Argus Drive, Eagle Rock

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5339 Argus Dr, Eagle Rock, CA
Private cul-de-sac location north of Hill Drive!
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $665,000
Year Built 1958
Sq Footage 2,138
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 8,543 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

This spacious one-level home has been in the same family since it was built and is filled with features that will make you want to stay in it forever as well. Located above Hill Drive in one of the best neighborhoods in Eagle Rock, you are close to everything -- yet not too close. The flow of this house offers formal and informal options: you can enter the house directly from the garage, pass through the large laundry room and into the kitchen, or greet your guests at the front door and welcome them into the entry hall. The kitchen opens to the dining/family room which opens into the sun room, and so it goes out to the patio and covered deck, perfect for your alfresco dining parties. Upgrades include mostly copper plumbing, a 200-amp electrical panel, updated bathrooms, and a recently re-done deck. The master has a large bathroom with Kohler spa tub, separate shower and dual pedestal sinks. There are fireplaces in both the living and dining rooms, and original hardwood floors.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Breakfast nook - Dining room - Family room
- Laundry room - Living room - Master bath
- Storage space - Dishwasher - Stove/Oven
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Sprinkler system - Central A/C
- Central heat - Garage - Attached - Fireplace
- Hardwood floor
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Located on a private cul-de-sac north of Hill Drive
- Attached two-car garage with direct access to house
- Separate laundry room
- Spacious bedrooms with ample closet space
- Updated baths
- Large deck and patio for outdoor entertaining
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Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 6142 Buena Vista Terrace

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
6142 Buena Vista Ter, Highland Park, CA
Secluded cottage nestled in the hills of Highland Park - move-in ready!
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $379,000
Year Built 1909
Sq Footage 794
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Uncovered spaces
Lot Size 8,265 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Secluded cottage is nestled up from the street on a lovely terraced upslope lot. Updated with central air and heat, Anderson windows, a retrofitted foundation, tankless water heater, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, bath, electrical panel, lawn sprinkler system and lots of landscaping, you can move right in and start living your dreams. Enjoy treetop views from the house and at the top of the backyard you can lounge on your patio and see the mountains! There are lots of gardening opportunities--or leave it as is. Located in easy commuting distance to Eagle Rock, Pasadena, and downtown Los Angeles, it's easy to get around but so much fun to stay home! Be green as well, there is an electric conduit run to the parking pad for your electric car, and a water collection barrel that collects rainwater runoff from your roof.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Dining room - Living room - Stainless steel appliances
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Lawn - Yard
- Central A/C - Central heat - Off-street parking
- Hardwood floor
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Updated cottage in a convenient Highland Park location
- Secluded away from the street on a terraced lot
- Move-in ready!
- Outdoor space features patios with views
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 626 N Michigan Avenue, Pasadena

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
626 N Michigan Ave, Pasadena, CA
Classic California bungalow with amazing original detail for sale near Bungalow Heaven.
4BR/1+1BA Single Family House
offered at $599,000
Year Built 1910
Sq Footage 1,576
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 7,302 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Classic 1910 California bungalow exudes character and original detail from the drought-tolerant California landscape to the Batchelder-style fireplace, the spacious formal dining room with built-in buffet, window seats, and lighting to the private garden of a backyard. Kitchen was updated in Craftsman style with custom cabinets, house was repaired, restored and upgraded by previous owner Nathan Pugh. Kitchen has Fisher-Paykel 2-drawer dishwasher and professional-style gas stove. Garage used for storage, driveway in back has been landscaped. Assessors records show 1 bathroom but there are 2. Property was sold in its current configuration as a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home to the current owners in 1998. Buyer to satisfy self regarding permit history.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Dining room - Laundry room - Living room
- Master bath - Pantry - Storage space
- Walk-in closet - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Fenced yard
- Garden - Yard - Central A/C
- Central heat - Garage - Detached - Fireplace
- Hardwood floor
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Classic California bungalow architecture
- Living room features Batchelder-style fireplace, hardwood floors
- Dining room has built-in buffet and window seats
- Updated kitchen with custom cabinets
- Drought-tolerant California landscape with large deck
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Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 404 Elmwood Drive, Pasadena

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
404 Elmwood Dr, Pasadena, CA
Secluded hideaway in the San Rafael Hills of Pasadena.
2BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $549,000
Year Built 1959
Sq Footage 967
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Covered spaces
Lot Size 8,246 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Retreat from the city in your own secluded hideaway. Located up the long driveway out of sight of the street, window coverings are almost unnecessary for the many windows on this home. This midcentury with modern tendencies has vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, a fireplace in the living room, and two bathrooms! There are eating areas in both the kitchen and the living room. This home has great bones, but has been a rental for many years and is perfect for the buyer who wants to make their own mark on their new home.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Breakfast nook - Living room - Master bath
- Walk-in closet - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Central A/C
- Central heat - Fireplace - Hardwood floor
- High/Vaulted ceiling - Skylights
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Private location in the San Rafael Hills
- Living room has hardwood floors, fireplace, vaulted ceiling
- Spacious master bath opens to back deck
- Eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar to living room
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 4501 Risinghill Road, Altadena

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
4501 Rising Hill Rd, Altadena, CA
Move-in ready home in the Meadows community of Altadena! Open Saturday, 9/15, 2-5pm; and Sunday, 9/16, 2-4pm!
3BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $429,000
Year Built 1955
Sq Footage 1,135
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Covered spaces
Lot Size 6,191 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

The Meadows is a world away from the hustle of the city, yet it's just a fifteen-minute drive from downtown Pasadena or Glendale. Perched up above the street, this freshly re-done home offers an affordable opportunity to move right in, unpack and start living your dream. This contemporary-styled mid-century has all the modern touches--dark-stained hardwood floors, updated kitchen with marble countertops, central heat & air, fireplace next to built-in shelves, French doors and more. The large eat-in kitchen is filled with windows and a door that opens out to the patio, ready for your BBQ. The spa bath has a separate shower and tub. The third bedroom has French doors into the living room and works well as an office or den. A few steps up your own hill in the backyard takes you to a patio where you can see for miles across the San Gabriel Valley--cocktails at sunset? Yoga at dawn?
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Breakfast nook - Living room - Dishwasher
- Refrigerator - Stainless steel appliances - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Yard - Central A/C - Central heat
- Covered parking - Off-street parking
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Located in the secluded Meadows community of Altadena
- Recently updated and move-in ready!
- Amazing views from the upper patio
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Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Sep 14, 2012, 9:18am PDT

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New Home For Sale: 250 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
250 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA
New Caltech-area architectural home for sale! Open house on Sunday, September 16, 2-5pm.
4BR/4BA Single Family House
offered at $1,399,000
Year Built 1919
Sq Footage 3,620
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 3 Car garage
Lot Size 12,191 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Welcome to this exquisite 1919 vintage Spanish Colonial Revival home designed by the noted architectural firm of Marston & Van Pelt and located in the prestigious CalTech area of Pasadena. Resurrected as a hip urban retreat, original details are respected and enhanced with modern upgrades and tasteful designer style. Gated and private yet close to schools, shops, parks and restaurants, this is the best of California living. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling French windows and doors create a spacious light-filled environment. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms & 3 baths including a stunning master suite with huge walk-in closet and bath with steam shower, marble counters, much more. Completely renovated in 2011, the kitchen has new cabinets, flooring, counters, tile, stainless steel appliances. There is a family/media room with its own fireplace and full bath, a formal dining room with French doors opening to the loggia and pool deck, a replastered and redone saltwater pool and spa & a 3-car garage.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Basement - Dining room - Family room
- Living room - Master bath - Pantry
- Storage space - Walk-in closet - Dishwasher
- Refrigerator - Stainless steel appliances - Stove/Oven
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Fenced yard - Garden
- Lawn - Sprinkler system - Swimming pool
- Yard - Central A/C - Central heat
- Garage - Detached - Fireplace - Hardwood floor
- High/Vaulted ceiling - Spa
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Designed by Sylvanus Marsten and Garrett Van Pelt in 1919
- Hip, urban retreat in the Caltech neighborhood of Pasadena
- Beautifully updated and modernized by the current owners
- Private back yard features saltwater pool and spa
- Separate three-car garage with custom cabinets for extra storage
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Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 1727 Upperton Avenue, Highland Park

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
1727 Upperton Ave, Highland Park, CA
Highland Park hills hideaway!
3BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $469,000
Year Built 1978
Sq Footage 1,530
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 5,998 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

In the hills of Highland Park with treetop views and a backyard that begs for an urban gardener, this 1978 built home offers easy living and a charmingly obscure address. Upperton is north of York up Avenue 56 to Raber, yet it's close to Eagle Rock, Old Town Pasadena, and of course the Fusion Burger and Maximiliano section of up-and-coming York Blvd. The house has an easy-living floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs, downstairs a powder room, living, dining and kitchen areas with a view of the back through sliding glass doors. Feel safe and secure coming home late at night with the direct access from the garage to the house. Lots of storage throughout with closets everywhere, including a spacious master bedroom walk-in. And the master has its own balcony for a private outdoor view as well as its own bath. You will stay cool with the new HVAC system, or enjoy the cool breeze that arrives every evening--cocktails on the deck, anyone?
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Living room - Master bath - Storage space
- Walk-in closet - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Central A/C
- Central heat - Garage - Attached - Fireplace
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Private location in the hills of Highland Park
- Easy-living floor plan
- Expansive deck off living area
- Attached two-car garage
- Master suite with balcony
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Rear deck
Rear deck
Rear deck
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Home For Sale: 5245 La Roda Avenue, Eagle Rock

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5245 La Roda Ave, Eagle Rock, CA
Located just south of Hill Drive on a prime Eagle Rock street!
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $599,000
Year Built 1922
Sq Footage 1,732
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 8,198 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Located just a few doors down from prestigious Hill Drive, this 1922 Craftsman cottage resides on one of the most popular streets in Eagle Rock, lined with trees and wonderful neighbors. Original features include the Batchelder-style fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, many original windows, formal dining room, and a full bath complete with hexagonal tile floor, pedestal sink, and built-in vanity. Later updates include a master suilte addition with its own 3/4 bath and huge walk-in closet, central air & heat, earthquake retrofitted foundation, and plumbing and electrical upgrades.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Basement - Dining room - Laundry room
- Living room - Master bath - Sun room
- Walk-in closet - Workshop - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Fenced yard - Lawn - Porch
- Garage - Detached - Off-street parking - On-street parking
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Prime Eagle Rock neighborhood!
- Hardwood floors
- Batchelder-style fireplace
- Large master suite with walk-in closet
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Living Room
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Dining Room
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Kitchen
Laundry Room
Deck
Back yard
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Aug 9, 2012, 6:50pm PDT

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New Home For Sale: 4526 Corliss Street, Eagle Rock

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
4526 Corliss St, Eagle Rock, CA
Recently remodeled and move-in ready!
3BR/1+1BA Single Family House
offered at $599,000
Year Built 1921
Sq Footage 1,485
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 7,492 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Done, done, done! Done with your home search, done with fixing up a place to live, done wishing you could find a great home with the perfect floor plan for you. Here is a one-level 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus family room with an open floor plan, a wide front porch, a new 2-car garage, a flat backyard with a fresh expanse of lawn and it is ready for you! Walkscore is a fantastic 87! Located close to The Capri, Auntie Em's, The Bucket, Fresh & Easy, and to Occidental College and all the athletic and cultural opportunities it offers.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Dining room - Family room - Living room
- Master bath - Office/Den - Stainless steel appliances
- Stove/Oven - Fenced yard - Garden
- Lawn - Porch - Yard
- Central A/C - Central heat - Garage - Detached
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Open living area floor plan
- Updated kitchen and baths
- Separate master suite
- Family room and office nook
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Aug 3, 2012, 3:06pm PDT

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New Home For Sale: 1320 Oak Grove Drive, Eagle Rock

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
1320 Oak Grove Dr, Eagle Rock, CA
Hip loft-like new construction with large lot - open house Thursday 10-2 and Sunday 2-5pm!
2BR/1+1BA Single Family House
offered at $599,000
Year Built 2011
Sq Footage 1,400
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 10,717 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Love the idea of a downtown loft but want a yard and a more residential neighborhood? Here is Phoenix House -- rising from the ashes of a house destroyed by fire, this hip loft-style new home was completed in 2011. Green features and construction include energy efficient windows, doors and appliances; passive-solar design; zero-VOC paint; EcoBatt insulation; tankless water heater; and a refurbished antique tub. The upstairs offers two large bedrooms, one large bathroom, eat-in kitchen, living room, dining area in 1400 square feet. Downstairs is a 400-square-foot studio, a separate laundry room, a 3/4 bath and a closet. The deep, terraced lot features a culinary herb garden, strawberries, and stone fruit, fig, olive, pear and oak trees, all grown with organic soil and fertilizer. This home is in compliance with all applicable building codes, including earthquake retrofitting, fire sprinklers throughout, and new water, gas, and sewer lines to street.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Bonus/Rec room - Breakfast nook - Dining room
- Family room - Laundry room - Living room
- Workshop - Stainless steel appliances - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Garden - Lawn - Yard
- Central A/C - Central heat - Covered parking
- Garage - Attached - Off-street parking
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- New construction - completed in 2011
- Eco-friendly features throughout
- Expansive lot with plenty of space for BBQ, garden and more!
- 400 sq. ft. studio with laundry room, 3/4 bath, high ceilings
- Views across Eagle Rock towards San Gabriel Mountains
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Aug 1, 2012, 2:17pm PDT

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New Home For Sale: 1368 N Avenue 46, Eagle Rock

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
1368 N Avenue 46, Eagle Rock, CA
Hilltop hideaway in Eagle Rock!
1BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $329,000
Year Built 1939
Sq Footage 661
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking None
Lot Size 5,608 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Nestled at the top of the hill with shutters and a wrought-iron-railed porch that feels like a New Orleans miniature estate, this sweet cottage has all the charm of the south right here in the better weather of Los Angeles. Updates include craftsman-style cabinets, wood counters, and marmoleum flooring in the kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, lots of windows. There is a deck off the bedroom for your sunrise coffee, and there is a bonus sunroom that affords additional space for an office or storage. A walk-out basement gives more storage space to this compact little gem.
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Basement - Laundry room - Living room
- Sun room - Walk-in closet - Dishwasher
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Fenced yard - Lawn
- On-street parking - Fireplace - Hardwood floor
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Tucked away on a private lot in Eagle Rock
- Updated kitchen
- Hardwood floors
- Separate laundry room
- Sunroom off the bedroom
- More storage space in basement
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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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