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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.

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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.

 

This home is listed by Tracy King, Teles Properties.

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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.

 

This home is listed by Tracy King, Teles Properties.

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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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1532 Rose Villa Street
Living Room
Kitchen
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
Office
Patio
Spa
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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Living Room
Living Room
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Kitchen
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Front Bedroom
Front Bedroom
Bath
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Bath
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Back Bedroom
Back Patio
Terraced Yard
Yard
Patio
Front Porch
Front
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 11:27am PST
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