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: $550,000.
This cozy 1920s home is both charming and elegant, with wood floors, French doors, built-in shelving, and a stone fireplace in the living room. The fully updated kitchen is equipped with new countertops, cabinetry, and appliances. The 1,092-square foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Elevated above the street, it sits on 8,399 square feet of land, with plenty of patio and outdoor space, along with a detached garage. Asking price is $549,000.
This 671-square-foot condo sits on the second level of a low-key 1960s building located less than a block from the Sunset Strip. The one-bedroom unit has an airy living room that opens out to a private balcony. An adjacent dining area connects to the kitchen, which is equipped with new countertops. Building amenities include a swimming pool and a rec room. Asking price is $549,000, with HOA dues of $338 per month.
This waterfront condo in Alamitos Beach has one bedroom and one bathroom spread across 689 square feet of living space. The kitchen and bathroom have been recently renovated, but the biggest draw here is the ocean view from the unit’s private balcony. The building is also chock full of amenities, including a swimming pool and spa, a fitness center, and a billiard room. Asking price is $544,800, with HOA dues of $420 per month.
And here’s a ranch house in the Valley with a very traditional single-family appearance. The 1950s residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,521 square feet of floor space. Interior features include wood floors, beamed ceilings, walls of glass, and a white stone fireplace in the living room. The house sits on a 7,439-square-foot lot with a grassy front yard, a two-car garage, and enclosed gardens in the back. Asking price is $559,900.
This spacious condo north of downtown Glendale sits in a 1980s courtyard complex two blocks from Brand Boulevard. The unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, spread across 1,250 square feet of living space. The unit also includes a fireplace and in-unit laundry. A private balcony accessible via the living room has space for outdoor seating. Building amenities include a spa and barbecue area. Asking price is $554,900, with HOA dues of $495 per month.
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