Here’s what $480K buys around LA

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $480,000.


Front of building

Living room

Kitchen
Via  Duncan Cory, Aram Afshar/Coldwell Banker

Bedroom
Sawtelle

This updated condo can be found in a 1970s courtyard complex at the southern end of Sawtelle. The 670-square-foot unit has one bedroom and one bathroom, with wood floors and a renovated kitchen with newer appliances and cabinetry. The living room leads out to a balcony overlooking the neatly landscaped courtyard. Featuring two parking spaces, the condo is asking $480,000, with HOA dues of $270 per month.


Front yard

Kitchen

Bedroom
Via Karen Anderson/Keller Williams

Backyard
San Pedro

This bungalow is small but plenty charming, with a covered front porch, wood floors, and a sunny kitchen complete with a vintage O’Keefe and Merritt stove. The two-bedroom house has one bathroom and 786 square feet of living space. It sits on a 3,749-square-foot lot just a half-mile from Cabrillo Beach. Behind the house is a small, grassy yard and a detached garage. Asking price is $489,000.


Complex

Living room

Kitchen
Photos by Martha Benedict, courtesy Prameela Tomashek, Laura Nunnelly/Deasy Penner Podley

Balcony
Pasadena

This townhome is located right off Colorado Boulevard, close to Pasadena’s Playhouse District. It’s got two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, with 1,085 square feet of living space. The living room has a fireplace and a sliding glass door that leads out to a private balcony. Additional features include space for in-unit laundry and covered parking. Asking price is $479,000, with HOA dues of $295 per month.


Condo complex

Living room

Dining room
Via Sangyon Chun/Rodeo Realty

Deck
Hancock Park

Situated in a tidy brick building north of the Wilshire Country Club, this 728-square-foot condo has an airy living room that leads out to a partially enclosed balcony with enough room for outdoor seating. The unit has one bedroom and one bathroom. Building amenities include a swimming pool, a sauna, and parking. Asking price is $478,000, with HOA dues of $470 per month.


Front yard

Dining room

Kitchen
Via Katie Serpa/eXp Realty of California

Backyard
Pomona

A bit further afield, this classic Craftsman is part of Pomona’s Lincoln Park Historic District—a collection of century-old properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1912, the house has a lovely covered front porch with stone accents. Inside are wood floors, beamed ceilings, and original built-ins. The 1,511-square-foot home has three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. It sits on 7,902 square feet of land, with a large backyard and a two-car garage. Asking price is $475,000.

Poll

Which of these homes around $480,000 would you choose?

  • 10%

    Sawtelle

    (11 votes)

  • 25%
    San Pedro

    (26 votes)

  • 22%
    Pasadena

    (23 votes)

  • 19%
    Hancock Park

    (20 votes)

  • 22%
    Pomona

    (23 votes)

103 votes total Vote Now

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