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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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Mt Washinton Cabin in the Woods at 847 Ganymede.

Mt Washinton Cabin in the Woods at 847 Ganymede.

Homes in Mt. Washington are in such high demand that even fixers get snatched up quickly and we expect that to happen with this special property.

This is a real fixer. Really. Located in a peaceful sylvan location on a small rural-feeling street currently with only 3 homes on it.

It's Mount Washington Elementary area with a number of choices for middle and high school.

In its long history since 1955, this Cabin in the Woods has been loved and cared for with sweet gardens in the back, wood floors, and actually 2 bedrooms though the tax records say only 1.

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Mid-Century Ranch Home at 6115 Hillandale.

Mid-Century Ranch Home at 6115 Hillandale.

You will love how hip and chic this fun mid-century ranch has become!

The open kitchen/living/dining area is what everyone loves, there are 3 good-sized bedrooms including a great master suite with a walk-in closet all the girls will envy.

Features an oversized 2-car garage with French doors on the side that would make a great hang-out for cars, games, toys, art studio--you imagine it and it can be.

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Spanish Colonial Revival at 1674 Hill Drive

Spanish Colonial Revival at 1674 Hill Drive

In 1929, from Architect Harry Hayden Whitely's design, this exquisite Spanish Colonial Revival was completed with the best materials available at the time.

From the magnesite entry to the beamed living room ceiling, the original charm is present throughout this 2-story home.

Featuring 6 bedrooms and 3 baths, there is also a spacious kitchen with breakfast room, formal dining room that opens onto a covered patio, living room with fireplace, a basement, and more.

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Highest Sale in Ten Years in Eagle Rock!

Highest Sale in Ten Years in Eagle Rock!

We have to brag about representing the buyers on the highest sale in Eagle Rock since the Pantages house at 2011 Hill Drive sold in October, 2004, for $1,850,000. This time, 2211 Hill Drive sold for $1,800,500.

An interesting fact about both of these sales is that both sets of buyers already lived in Eagle Rock and moved up to Hill Drive, which is a dream often expressed by the Eagle Rock residents we meet.

Well, start lining up your finances, folks, because there are more $Million-plus homes on Hill Drive and other cool parts of Eagle Rock coming to the market soon. And some of them are our listings!

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The Gale House at 1775 Hill Drive

The Gale House at 1775 Hill Drive

The Gale House--built in 1924 for geologist Hoyt Gale and still in the same family today. Built when Los Angeles opened its first Opera and George Gershwin penned Rhapsody in Blue, this was a time that burst with creativity.

A great example of the California style, this onestory Spanish ranch house sits halfway up its 26,000 square foot lot to take advantage of the amazing downtown and sunset views as well as the breeze that still cools off Eagle Rock most afternoons.

At the top of the lot there is a guest house (permitted as a private library) with even better views. And at the foot of the hill is the 3-car garage with studio apartment above. The driveway curves up to the main house.

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Custom View Home at 2426 Yosemite

Custom View Home at 2426 Yosemite

Watch the sunrise from your balcony, have treetop views from almost every room in the house, and live the local dream with a clear view of the Eagle Rock. This 2008-built custom home offers a spacious, open floor plan that can accommodate many life-styles.

Need a main-level bedroom, or would you rather have an office there? There are spaces perfect for entertaining and for quiet moments surrounded by garden views.

The flow from the tiled entry with dramatic curving staircase to the living room and formal dining room, into the large open kitchen with large granite-topped island is ready for everything from fondue to your favorite wine and cheese party.

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Classic 1913 Craftsman at 1956 Nolden

Classic 1913 Craftsman at 1956 Nolden

Let's sit on the front porch of this lovely 1913 Craftsman, enjoy the view and imagine that life is just as quiet and simple as it was then in this tree-filled secluded corner of Eagle Rock.

New dual-paned wood windows frame the views from the living/dining room which include the actual Eagle Rock and the Verdugos to the north.

Craftsman details throughout include built-in bookcases, cabinets, drawers, plus there is a lovely decorative stone fireplace and hardwood floors.

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Charming 1950s Ranch at 2022 Las Flores

Charming 1950s Ranch at 2022 Las Flores

This classic 1950s Rancher has all the original detail and charm of the era. In the same family for 50 years, now it is your chance to bring this great home into the 21st century, or revel in the days gone by.

The hardwood floors have been refinished, there is fresh paint inside and out, the lawn is green to enjoy now or to qualify for the Landscape Incentive Program.

There is original tile and cabinets in the kitchen and main bath, and a unique wall cabinet in the dining area to give it that 50s flair.

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Contemporary View Home at 1433 Stanford

Contemporary View Home at 1433 Stanford

This home begins with the living green wall and bright red door in the front, this remodeled home is full of fun touches that create an inviting, unique home.

Pure white walls create an ideal backdrop for the wood floors, natural stone tile, interesting light fixtures, and open floor plan.

The stunning view west across Glendale greets you the minute you enter the living room, and can be fully enjoyed from the deck off the dining room.

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Spanish Pool Home at 5156 Townsend

Spanish Pool Home at 5156 Townsend

Pool party! Why go to Puerto Vallarta when you have the pool, the view of the palm trees, expanses of paver-tiled patio right here in the heart of Eagle Rock?

This spacious home began as a small 1924 Spanish cottage and was expanded into a four bedroom, four-bath residence in 1984.

The decorative Batchelder-style fireplace in the living room recalls the 1924 charm.

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Acts of Faith in Real Estate

It may come as a surprise to you, but buying or selling a home is largely an act of faith. As a seller, you hire an agent whom you believe will do a good job for you. You turn your keys over to the person you have chosen to handle one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever make. You believe, or should believe, that they will handle this transaction in your best interest and make you the most money possible. It's interesting to me that many sellers believe that it doesn't make a difference which Realtor they hire, that the result will be the same. But that could be a whole article by itself. 

Let's fast forward to negotiating an offer and opening escrow. Let's assume that you have multiple offers and are satisfied that your agent has represented you well--an act of faith again. You should have confidence not only in your agent, but in the agent's staff, and in the affiliated services they use such as escrow and title.

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Sweet Mt Washington Cottage at 243 Mt Washington

Sweet Mt Washington Cottage at 243 Mt Washington

Tucked up away from the street, this sweet cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a backyard that is private and green.

The current owners have updated every room in the house, including the kitchen and baths. The living room has the original hardwood floors, wainscoting, and abundant light. Enjoy granite counters, new cabinets, a breakfast area, and a dishwasher in the kitchen.

The private master suite is located at the back of the house with views of the back yard.

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Craftsman Colonial at 5290 Ellenwood Drive

Craftsman Colonial at 5290 Ellenwood Drive

A porch swing big enough for the whole family to snuggle in, a sunset view across the hills--life is great at this special corner of Hill and Ellenwood Drive in the best part of Eagle Rock.

This Craftsman Colonial-style home has a wide front porch that invites friends and neighbors to stop by and visit.

Lots of original windows illuminate the pale honey-colored maple floors throughout. There is a built-in buffet in the dining room, and a magnificent Batchelder-style wood-burning fireplace in the huge living room.

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Remodeled California Ranch at 6115 Hillandale Drive

Remodeled California Ranch at 6115 Hillandale Drive

Living the good life is easy in this freshly updated California Ranch!

From the open kitchen to the private master suite with its own 3/4 bath and huge walk-in closet, this great home has been updated to appeal to all the modern buyer's demands.

New flooring? Check. Updated kitchen? Check. Central air & heat? Check! Every part of the interior has been freshly painted and ready to receive your furniture and your style.

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Modern Hillside Hideaway at 2723 Fyler Place

Modern Hillside Hideaway at 2723 Fyler Place

Modern Los Angeles Zen nestled in the hills adjoining Eagle Rock, drinks on the deck overlooking the drought-tolerant backyard, an open floor plan right out of Dwell Magazine—this could all be yours!

Ready to just move in and enjoy, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has everything you need to live the Southern California life-style, from great indoor/outdoor flow, an attached 2-car garage, to updated systems and fruit trees.

The open living area features a remodeled kitchen with built-in island, plenty of windows to capture the light and view of the hills, wood floors, and easy access to outdoor space.

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Zen Retreat with Views at 2662 Banbury Place

Zen Retreat with Views at 2662 Banbury Place

Quick, pour yourself a glass, take a tray of snacks out to the deck and sink back into your comfy chair. Drink in the mountainous view, turn the music on low, and at last, you're home.

From the screened patio at the front to the Zen garden in the back, this is a peaceful retreat with no nagging items on your to-do list--everything has been updated, front to back, top to bottom.

This home is easy to love with a practical tiled entry, hardwood floors through most of the rooms, updated kitchen and baths, even the fireplace has been cleaned, tuned up, and made pretty.

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Stunning Remodeled Craftsman at 1301 Oak Grove Drive

Stunning Remodeled Craftsman at 1301 Oak Grove Drive

Rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market. Located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the nation, this home is updated to the tastes of today's discerning buyer's expectations of design and convenience.

This Eagle Rock gem has the amenities and style that the modern urbanite is looking for in a classic Craftsman package.  

The remodeled kitchen with Caesarstone counters, Viking appliances, built-in refrigerator, custom cabinets and drawers, and breakfast bar flows into the dining room and upper deck, creating the ideal atmosphere for entertaining, or simply taking in the tree-top view.  

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Charming Light-Filled Home For Rent at 1457 Conrad

Charming Light-Filled Home For Rent at 1457 Conrad

Available for long-term lease, this light-filled, charming home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large storage room, and a 1-car garage.

The updated kitchen opens out to a patio surrounded by garden, a perfect spot for alfresco dining from your first sip of coffee to dinner and dessert.

There is a slate tile entry, hardwood floors, and lots of windows with garden, patio and neighborhood views.

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1905 Cottage on Wooded Lot at 4928 Avoca Street

1905 Cottage on Wooded Lot at 4928 Avoca Street

Tucked away near the top of the hill, this quiet wooded location feels like living in the Los Angeles National Forest.

Wake up with birds singing outside your window and try to remember that you are only minutes from freeways, shops and restaurants.

When you make your way down the wide parking area away from the street, you will find a tidy home with a wonderful deck perfect for drinking your morning coffee and watching the sun rise.

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Vintage Craftsman Opportunity at 5213 Mt Royal Drive

Vintage Craftsman Opportunity at 5213 Mt Royal Drive

In 1920, Eagle Rock was still an independent city, and 5213 was built along with several other Craftsman-style homes on Royal Drive, one of the premium streets in Eagle Rock.

Still a prime location today, this wide street lined with royal palms and camphor trees is a favorite for residents with baby strollers & dogs moving down the sidewalk to visit with the neighbors.

In almost original condition, this three bedroom home offers hardwood floors, built-in buffet in the formal dining room, bookcases in the living room, and classic tile in the main bathroom and kitchen.

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