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Here’s what $825K buys around Los Angeles

Here’s what $825K buys around Los Angeles

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 about $10,000 of today’s price: $825,000. Photos by Alex Zarour, courtesy of Ramey Ward/Compass Koreatown The landmarked Miramonte Terrace, a vestige of 1920s Los Angeles, looks

Once upon a time my Hollywood

Once upon a time my Hollywood

I keep returning to Hollywood. My family relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles in 1980, and we moved to Hollywood when I was 4 years old. I’ve been photographing its physical transformation for the past 15 years. The place that I remember from childhood is mostly gone. Not too long ago, most of

Are luxury apartments sitting empty in Los Angeles?

Are luxury apartments sitting empty in Los Angeles?

In late November, a group of Angelenos took to Downtown streets on a multi-stop tour to protest new high-end apartment buildings. “Shame!’ they yelled in front of the Griffin on Spring and 825 South Hill, where prices for one-bedroom apartments start at $2,700. The march took place on the heels of a report that claimed

Westlake Los Angeles development map

Westlake Los Angeles development map

Westlake has resisted gentrification, but the neighborhood has also been subject to long-term overcrowding, underinvestment, and a lack of access to basic resources. Now, a slew of development is headed for the neighborhood. In the pipeline are fancy new apartments in glassy towers, a huge mixed-user near the Westlake/MacArthur Park rail station, and even some

Altadena, CA Is a City on the Rise

In close proximity to the highly successful City of Pasadena, Altadena is gaining some well-earned respect reflected in its home values. With the region north east of Downtown Los Angeles – the most western area of what is termed the San Gabriel Valley – neighborhoods and entire cities are on the rise. Nowhere is this

Why Does Location Matter for Home Buying in Los Angeles?

Northeast LA (NELA) already is popular for several reasons. But when narrowing down to a specific neighborhood it helps to know what to look for. Just a few years ago (in 2014), Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) initiated the city’s first bike friendly business district, or BFBD in the neighborhood of Eagle Rock. The BFBD designation


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