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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!

Just Sold in Highland Park: 217 Newland Street

217 Newland Street, Highland Park

When we brought 217 Newland Street on the Highland Park real estate market a month ago, it was the cheapest home for sale in all of Highland Park at a price of $299,000. It was also move-in ready, having just been flipped by an investor, and had a new kitchen and bath, central air and heat, new flooring and paint, and fresh landscaping. This caused a lot of excitement with home buyers and we quickly received offers, ending up with 13 total. We closed escrow yesterday with a final sales price of $365,000.

If you would like to know what your home is worth in today's real estate market, give us a call at 626.827.9795 or send us an email!

Property Details:
Listed for $299,000
Sold for $365,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
852 sq. ft. on a 2,574 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1895

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 1522 N Avenue 45

217 newland Street, Highland Park

1522 N Avenue 45 was only on the Eagle Rock real estate market for a short time before we put it into escrow. We received four offers and negotiated the final sales price to $577,500 – 17% over the asking price of $499,000.

The seller converted the 1929 duplex into a lovely single family home with new kitchen and baths, new flooring throughout, fresh paint, and more. The large, flat yard provides plenty of room for gardening, entertaining, and has a one-car garage with attached studio. Clearly this was just what buyers are looking for!

If you are curious what your home is worth, give us a call at 626.827.9795 or send us an email!

Property Details:
Listed for $499,000
Listed for $577,500
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,256 sq. ft. on a 7,508 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1929

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 5224 La Roda

5224 La Roda, Eagle Rock

5224 La Roda is a classic Eagle Rock home - Craftsman style, located north of Colorado Boulevard on a beautiful tree-lined street, with a spacious flat back yard to enjoy. It has great original detail, such as hardwood floors, built-in buffet and desk, un-painted wood trim. It also was updated in the late 1970s, which has its positives and negatives. Some people couldn't see past the popcorn ceilings, or style of the kitchen and baths. However, some buyers saw this house for it truly is - an amazing location, a lot of space, character, a great forever home. Not many homes come up for sale north of Colorado Boulevard to take advantage of!

We brought this home on the market in December with an asking price of $699,000 and held several open houses. After a couple of weeks we received one offer, then a couple of days later another offer, and another. Another case of buyers waiting, waiting, waiting and then jumping in all at once! The demand in the Eagle Rock real estate market is almost unavoidable these days. With multiple offers, we negotiated the final sales price to $725,000.

Property Details:
Listed for $699,000
Sold for $725,000
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,025 sq. ft. on an 8,171 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1923

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Just Sold in Highland Park: 1503 Nolden Street

1503 Nolden Street, Highland Park

Now that we have officially closed escrow on this Highland Park home and are in no fear of jinxing anything, I can say - this was one of the smoothest home sales we've had in awhile. We had the magic combination of wonderful sellers, excited buyers, and professional buyers' agents to work with, such a joy! We launched 1503 Nolden Street on to the market in December, right in the midst of the holiday season. Even so, we received multiple offers and started the new year off with a new escrow. We negotiated a final sales price of $637,000 for this three bedroom, three bath home in like-new condition.

Property Details:
Listed for $599,000
Sold for $637,000
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
1,920 sq. ft. on a 7,772 sq. ft. lot
Built in 2005

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 2815 El Roble Drive

2815 El Roble Drive, Eagle Rock

This charming Eagle Rock home is as close to hacienda ranch-style living as you can get in the middle of the city! Rare, even for the interesting homes we have in Eagle Rock, this two bedroom, one bath home is known in the community for its massive cactus garden. We listed this home for $499,000 in December and after a few weeks on the market received three offers within days of each. We negotiated a final sales price of $505,013.

This is a classic tale in today's Northeast LA real estate market. We have seen multiple times over the last few months, buyers waiting, waiting, waiting to make an offer - and when they finally do, other buyers have done the same! This results in multiple offers and often a sales price over asking price. There are some incredible opportunities in today's local real estate market, but with prices on the rise, buyers need to act quickly!

Property Details:
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,041 sq. ft. on a 6,583 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1951
Listed for $499,000 - Sold for $505,013

If you would like to know what your Eagle Rock home is worth, give us a call or send us an email!

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Just Sold in the Caltech Neighborhood of Pasadena

1532 Rose Villa, Pasadena

We just closed escrow on this beautiful Pasadena home located at 1532 Rose Villa Street, in the desirable Caltech neighborhood. When the tenant decided to vacate, the owners contacted us to put the home on the market for sale or for lease. We listed it for $1,279,000 or $4,500/month, and received offers before the property was even listed in the Multiple Listing Service - that just shows you how few homes are for sale in the Pasadena real estate market!

After one week we had five offers - both for purchase and to rent - and were able to negotiate a final sales price of $1,325,000.

Property Details:
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,987 sq. ft. on a 10,261 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1925
Listed for $1,279,000 - Sold for $1,325,000

If you are interested in what your Pasadena home could sell for, give us a call or send us an email!

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Just Sold in Pasadena: 626 Michigan Avenue

626 Michigan Avenue, Pasadena

We brought 626 Michigan Avenue on the market in October. This classic 1910 Craftsman features drought-tolerant landscaping, a Batchelder-style fireplace, built-in buffet and window seat in the dining room, an updated kitchen, and a fantastic deck off the master bedroom. We received multiple offers and closed escrow today with a final sales price of $580,000. Congratulations to our sellers, and to the new homeowners!

Property Details:
Listed for $599,000
Sold for $580,000
4 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,576 sq. ft. on a 7,302 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1920

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 5339 Argus Drive

5339 Argus Drive

We brought 5339 Argus Drive on the market back in October, and quickly received multiple offers. The spacious one-level home has been in the same family since it was built, and features hardwood floors, copper plumbing, upgraded electrical, remodeled baths, two fireplaces, and a great deck in the back yard. We just closed escrow today with a final sales price of $697,095 - congratulations to our clients, and we welcome the new homeowner to the neighborhood!

Property Details:
Listed for $665,000
Sold for $697,095
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,138 sq. ft. on an 8,543 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1958

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 4526 Corliss Street

4526 Corliss StreetThis one-level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features an open floor plan, family room, a wide front porch, a new two-car garage, and a large, flat back yard. Receiving multiple offers, we reached a final sales price of $556,000. Congratulations to the new home owner!

Property Details:
Listed for $549,000
Sold for $556,000 with multiple offers
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,485 sq. ft. on a 7,497 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1921

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Just Sold in Pasadena: 250 S Hill Avenue

250 S Hill Avenue

This exquisite 1919 vintage Spanish Colonial Revival home designed by the noted architectural firm of Marston & Van Pelt has been resurrected as a hip urban retreat. Original details are respected and enhanced with modern upgrades and tasteful designer style. Located on a gated lot in the prestigious CalTech area of Pasadena.

This wonderful home had immediate interest - we had over 100 people at the first open house. Listed at $1,399,000, we received 13 offers and closed with a final sales price of $1,610,000. Due to today's lending environment, we had to have three appraisals of the home's value done. We met each appraiser and walked them through the home, discussing its features and upgrades. It appraised at the sales value each time.

Congratulations to our sellers! We welcome the new homeowners to the neighborhood.

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Property Details:
Listed for $1,399,000
Sold for $1,610,000 with multiple offers
4 bedrooms, 4 baths
3,620 sq. ft. on a 12,271 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1919

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 5245 La Roda Avenue

5245 La Roda Avenue

We brought 5245 La Roda on the market in August and quickly received multiple offers.  Unfortunately, the buyers with the winning bid decided not to move forward, so we brought it back on the market - and received multiple offers AGAIN. Today's real estate market is very interesting, and we are seeing these situations over and over.  There just are not enough homes for sale to satisfy all the buyers looking!  5245 La Roda is located in a very desirable Eagle Rock neighborhood, and has many original features, including a Batchelder-style fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, many original windows, formal dining room, and a full bath complete with hexagonal tile, pedestal sink, and built-in vanity.  Congratulations to the new homeowners, and welcome to the neighborhood!

Property Details:
Listed for $599,000,br/> Sold for $621,000
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,732 sq. ft. on a 8,180 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1922

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 1566 Linda Rosa Avenue

1566 Linda Rosa

This one-level English cottage offers spacious rooms, charming courtyard entry, and a private backyard. Located on a hilltop in the heart of Eagle Rock, 1566 Linda Rosa has views of the Verdugo mountains and is in a quiet neighborhood near Dahlia Elementary School.  There are high ceilings, hardwood floors, original windows, and even a walk-in basement.  We found the perfect buyers for this home - they love the charm and quirks of this 1920s home and are planning to do some amazing things to it.  We closed escrow today with a sales price of $599,000.  Congratulations to the new homeowners!

Property Details:
Listed for $599,000
Sold for $599,000
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,792 sq. ft. on a 6,991 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1927

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Just Sold in Altadena: 4501 Risinghill Road

4501 Risinghill Road, Altadena

This freshly re-done home in the Meadows neighborhood of Altadena, received multiple offers with the first few days of being on the market.  4501 Risinghill Road is a contemporary-styled mid-century with 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.  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.  Congratulations to the new homeowners!

Property Details:
Listed for $429,000
Sold for $465,000
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,135 sq. ft. on a 6,191 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1955

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Just Sold in Glendale: 1125 E Maple Street #20

1125 E Maple Street #20

We represented the buyers on this move-in ready tri-level townhouse in Glendale. Features include central air and heat, hardwood floors, bonus room, high ceilings, fireplace, copper plumbing, updated kitchen, in-unit laundry, and an open floor plan. We helped our clients become the successful bidders in a multiple offer situation. Congratulations to our clients on their new home!

Property Details:
Listed for $379,000
Sold for $382,000
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,755 sq. ft. townhouse
Built in 1981

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 1320 Oak Grove Drive

1320 Oak Grove

This hip loft-style new home was completed in 2011, built on the foundation of a home that had burned down several years ago. 1320 Oak Grove had many green features and construction, including energy efficient windows, doors and appliances; passive-solar design; zero-VOC paint; EcoBatt insulation; tankless water heater; and a refurbished antique tub.  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.  We received multiple offers on this home, with the final sales price of $610,000.  Congratulations to the new home owners!

Property Details:
Listed for $599,000
Sold for $610,000
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,400 sq. ft. on a 10,717 sq. ft. lot
Built in 2011

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 1901 Silverwood Lane

1901 Silverwood Lane

It's all about the views from this sleek, 1987-built home located at the end of the very southern-most street in Eagle Rock. 1901 Silverwood Lane has a spacious living room and dining room that open onto the deck and that fabulous view. Bamboo floors and a concrete fireplace facade bring 1987 into the present.  All three bedrooms are upstairs, with a large master suite that has its own balcony.  After a price reduction to $599,000, we received multiple offers and closed escrow with a final sales price of $600,000.  Congratulations to the new home owner!

Property Details:
Listed for $599,000
Sold for $600,000
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
1,965 sq. ft. on a 6,461 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1987

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Just Sold in Highland Park: 1727 Upperton Avenue

1727 Upperton Avenue

We didn't even get to have an open house at 1727 Upperton Avenue, it sold so quickly!  With one very strong offer, our sellers were ready to make a move.  And it's no surprise the buyers wanted to jump on this one, located 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.  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.  Congratulations to the new homeowners!

Property Details:
Listed for $469,000
Sold for $480,000
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
1,530 sq. ft. on a 6,001 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1978

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 1368 N Avenue 46

1368 Avenue 46

The adorable one bedroom cottage at 1368 North Avenue 46 in Eagle Rock just closed escrow.  Perched on a secluded hill, this cute little house received a lot of attention when we brought it on the market for $329,000 in July.  We put it into escrow very quickly with multiple offers.  Final sales price: $345,000!

Property Details:
Listed for $329,000
Sold for $345,000
1 bedroom, 1 bath
661 sq. ft. on a 5,608 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1939

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Just Sold in Sherman Oaks: 4015 Stone Canyon Avenue

4015 Stone CanyonToday we closed escrow on this charming house in Sherman Oaks. Our buyers fell in love with 4015 Stone Canyon Avenue the minute they saw it. With three bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, French doors opening to the back yard, and a separate structure for guests/office/media room, this home meets all their needs. Congratulations to our clients!

Property Details:
Listed for $799,000
Sold for $799,000
3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths
1,885 sq. ft. on a 6,699 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1940

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Just Sold in Eagle Rock: 5136 La Roda Avenue

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5136 La Roda Avenue

Now this is an interesting story to tell. We brought 5136 La Roda on the market back in July with an asking price of $699,900. We received one offer, which didn't come together. After a little while we reduced the price to $679,900. Still nothing. Then, in the beginning of September, we finally received an offer (under the new asking price). We began the negotiation process with this offer. After a few days of going back and forth we received another offer. And then two more offers. Suddenly we had a multiple offer situation to negotiate - after being on the market for over a month! We closed escrow last week with a final sales price of $715,000 - over the original listing price AND all cash with a 5 day escrow. Needless to say, this is a very interesting real estate market we have going in Eagle Rock right now!

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