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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!
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Highland Park Craftsman For Sale at 6157 Springvale Drive

Highland Park Craftsman For Sale at 6157 Springvale Drive

The charm of this well-preserved 1914 Highland Park home for sale welcomes you from the street,

with drought-tolerant succulents that flank the Arroyo stone porch.

Inside, original character abounds from the hardwood floors to the decorative fireplace to the built-in buffet that frames the dining area.

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Linda Vista Neighborhood in Pasadena, CA

Make no mistake. Homes in Pasadena, CA are in demand; especially homes in Linda Vista. 

Linda Vista is considered one of the wealthiest and largest neighborhoods in Pasadena.

Linda Vista is a suburban neighborhood located in the northwest corner of Pasadena.

This area of land sits on a slope between the Arroyo Seco and the San Rafael Hills.

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We just sold this property for $106,500 over the asking price!

We just sold this property for $106,500 over the asking price!

It's all about homes in Glassell Park these days, including income property! We just sold this 4-unit building in Glassell Park. The 1-bedroom units are fully rented and total over $4900/month income. Each unit offers outdoor space, views, a spacious floor plan, and all in a style that appeals to today’s tenant.

There is additional space to add another 4 units on the 2 lots which total over 17,000 square feet on a street-to-street configuration.

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We just sold this home for $138,500 over the asking price!

We just sold this home for $138,500 over the asking price!

Tucked away on a secluded hillside in Eagle Rock home right next door to Pasadena is a fantastic contemporary-styled home located at 1138 Glen Arbor.

Sunset views, a large, flat yard that is lush and private, and plenty of space - it's all here. 

Features include refinished hardwood floors, a family room with wet bar, ample storage space in addition to the spacious closets, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3 off-street covered parking places.

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Lexington Heights Neighborhood in Pasadena, CA

Lexington Heights is an urban neighborhood in Pasadena, CA located south of Atchison Street and north of Washington Boulevard. Homes for sale in Pasadena, CA have always been in demand and home sellers rarely lose money on a sale. Lake Avenue creates the west boarder and Hill Avenue is on the east side. Lexington Heights is predominantly a residential neighborhood, but there is some new commercial development. The only school found in Lexington Heights is Longfellow Elementary School. However, Burbank Elementary School, Eliot Middle School and Pasadena High School are a part of Lexington Height’s district.

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We just sold this home for $52,000 over the asking price!

We just sold this home for $52,000 over the asking price!

Homes in Eagle Rock are on everyone's mind and this incredible home fits the bill. This move-in ready home is complete with everything needed to enjoy the summer and on! We received 4 offers on this home and negotiated a final sales price of $621,000, which was $52,000 over the asking price. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call to discuss today's real estate market.

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Charming Cottage at 433 N Avenue 66

Charming Cottage at 433 N Avenue 66

Nestled in between large pines, this charming, quintessential Garvanza cottage is your woodsy getaway from the city and a perfect illustration of why homes in Garvanza are in demand!

Vintage character is present throughout - from the window shutters outside to the built-in phone nook in the dining room to the hardwood floors throughout.

The kitchen continues the 1940s charm with a black and white checkerboard floor and original cabinets.

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We just sold this historic craftsman home in Garvanza

We just sold this historic craftsman home in Garvanza

Dreams come true at this sweet 1913 Craftsman bungalow in the popular Garvanza historic district. Garvanza real estate is typified by rolling neighborhoods lined with older character homes and this particular home is no different.

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What ACTUALLY Affects Interest Rates?

How do I get the lowest interest possible? This is one of the first questions a buyer asks when starting their search for a new home. We decided to bring in an expert to give you the real deal on what determines the interest rate you get.  Scott Groves with Movement Mortgage is a local lender who does a lot of business in this neighborhood.  Take it away, Scott!

"So, did you wake up today excited to read about Greece's debt restructuring plan?  Did you immediately got to CNBC to check the current price of the German "Bund" (their version of our treasury bonds)?  Were you waiting by your computer at 6:30 a.m. for the stock market's opening bell to see how the redemption rate and cash-flow of money in-and-out of stocks and bonds was going to affect mortgage interest rates?

Guess what, neither did I!

However, these are just a few of the many things that affect rates on an hourly basis.  

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We just sold this dreamy Eagle Rock home

We just sold this dreamy Eagle Rock home

We just sold this midcentury traditional home for $850,000!

Located at 1311 Linda Rosa, this home epitomizes the Southern California dream: 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. All the necessities symbolizing the good life are in view: the Trader Joe's sign, the playground at Dahlia Heights Elementary School, and just out of sight is the new refueling stop down the hill at Found Coffee. As summer looms, the central air-conditioning and the breeze that cools off Eagle Rock every afternoon are especially appealing. Both bathrooms, the kitchen and floors have been recently updated. The master suite downstairs can be a private oasis or can double as a family room.

If you are thinking about making a move, give us a call to discuss today's real estate market.

 

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Stylish 1964 Mid-Century at 1437 Wildwood

Stylish 1964 Mid-Century at 1437 Wildwood

It's cocktail time at this cool modern Eagle Rock home circa 1964!

A curving terrazzo border to the sunken living room wends its way past the panoramic view and under the unique suspended freestanding fireplace.

But the kitchen/dining/family room are all done with a more recent, contemporary style, providing the best of both eras.

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A True Fixer with Views at 4427 Mont Eagle

A True Fixer with Views at 4427 Mont Eagle

With this Eagle Rock home, the upside in this sizzling market is almost limitless.

Here is a rare opportunity to own a million-dollar view property on a large 7,700 square foot lot with amazing potential to build your dream home.

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A Modern Masterpiece at 4928 Onteora Way in Eagle Rock

A Modern Masterpiece at 4928 Onteora Way in Eagle Rock

Hip, cool and modern, this amazing 2011-built home features sunset views across the cityscape of nearby Glendale and on to the San Fernando Valley.

The 3-level floorplan is extremely open and spacious and includes 2 bedrooms and baths with a huge patio, a middle level with living, dining, and kitchen rooms all open to the view, and a top floor master suite with a balcony, and a central atrium with a firepit.

Don't miss the rooftop deck with the best view of all, ready for the party you will have to have when this home becomes yours!

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A Home Bursting with Potential at 1417 Wildwood Drive

A Home Bursting with Potential at 1417 Wildwood Drive

 

Behind this brown stucco exterior is an Eagle Rock home bursting with potential! Inside, you will find a wonderful 3-story floorplan with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a spacious living room, open kitchen with dining area, enclosed porch with fantastic views from most rooms, and a downstairs basement area that offers the best opportunity you will find in this price range.
 
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We Closed Escrow on 1683 Hill Drive!

We Closed Escrow on 1683 Hill Drive!

We closed escrow on this special 1926 Spanish beauty located right here in Eagle Rock. A truly unique find with great bones just waiting to be rediscovered. Coved ceilings arch over the spacious living room along with a Batchelder-style tile fireplace hearth. The never-painted wood window frames, the stained glass accents, the gracious formal dining room, the original hardwood floors--totally gorgeous. Spacious, too, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in over 1800 square feet, including a 2-car garage, and a classic swimming pool nestled in the back.

We received 31 offers on this beautiful home and negotiated a final sales price 35% over the asking price. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call to discuss today's real estate market!

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Pasadena, CA Homes for Sale: Hastings Ranch Neighborhood

Year after year, the city of Pasadena, CA retains a reputation for hosting neighborhoods are essentially recession proof when it comes to real estate. Homes for sale in Pasadena, CA are always in demand. As the value of homes in other neighborhoods close by rise and fall, Pasadena homes are known to hold their value in spite of dips in the market because of the great demand from homebuyers.

Hastings Ranch is a relatively new, suburban neighborhood located in the furthest northeast corner of Pasadena. Hastings Ranch is north of Sierra Madre Boulevard and is boarded by Michillinda Avenue to the east and Riviera Drive to the west.

 This neighborhood is picturesque with beautiful tree lined streets, children playing, and yards carefully decorated for every holiday.

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Rare Opportunity to Own a 4-unit Building at 3090 Weldon

Rare Opportunity to Own a 4-unit Building at 3090 Weldon

Opportunity knocks at this 4-unit building of homes in Glassell Park with development potential.

The 1-bedroom units are fully rented and total over $4900/month income.

Each unit offers outdoor space, views, a spacious floor plan, and all in a style that appeals to today's tenant.

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Eagle Rock Schools: Renaissance Arts Academy

Renaissance Arts Academy is a charter school located in the heart of Eagle Rock in the historic Piller's Department Store building.  We just attended their annual End of Year show and were so impressed!

They performed a modern dance/recital/concert that used all their students who danced, played music, and I'm sure helped with the production, design, and backstage details. It lasted only about an hour, but it was electrifying and wonderful.

Once they closed the doors to the theatre, the performance commanded complete attention. Latecomers were only allowed in the back section, no cell phones or cameras flashed, the theatre sat spellbound by what happened onstage.

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Spanish Pool Home at 5243 Highland View

Spanish Pool Home at 5243 Highland View

The basics are just the beginning in this Eagle Rock home - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a flat lot with a pool, a 4-zone HVAC system.

Think also about coffee on the balcony, cocktails by the pool, a cozy evening with friends on the back deck, or just lounging on the couch in the living room with beams and a high vaulted ceiling, the antique light fixtures, and a view of your xeriscape through the front window--just another fabulous day in Paradise.

This 1932 Mediterranean has it all: location, the amenities, and boundless character.

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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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