1315 Calumet Avenue 90026

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1315 Calumet Ave.
1315 Calumet Avenue
1315 Calumet Ave.
1315 Calumet Ave.
1315 Calumet Ave.

1315 Calumet Avenue 90026

Renovated Angelino Heights Victorian with Den, Pool and Downtown Views!
Offered at: $799,000

Status: Sold
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 1.5 / Den
Pool / Living Area: 1,602 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 6,749

An Angelino Heights beauty with vintage soul, modern updates and a shimmering backyard pool. The front porch of this Victorian home has a view of the Downtown skyline. The spacious living room has high ceilings and period details including wood windows, stained glass, built-ins and a faux fireplace. Past the formal dining room is a fully renovated kitchen. 3 bedrooms provide versatility to accommodate your office and guests, while the den provides space for stretching out. Closets are generous, including a walk-in that could be described as a small room. Exit through double French doors to a dining patio and pool area, a surprising, secluded-feeling urban oasis where you can relax or entertain groups of any size. The professionally landscaped yard has sitting areas, planter boxes and a long driveway for off-street parking. Numerous system upgrades include central heat and a/c. Echo Park Lake is only blocks away, with restaurants, shops, public transit and Downtown LA within easy reach.

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Owning Your Home is 38% Cheaper than Renting

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Granted it’s just the average, but 38% is significant. Real estate website Trulia.com applied a specific set of metrics for their “Rent vs. Buy” study, which covers the entire country. Learn more by clicking here.

It’s hardly surprising that the LA area falls into the “20% to 40% cheaper to buy” category, given the high cost of paying rent these days. Our advice? Jump start your home search ahead of the expected rise interest rates. We’re here to help, with a proven ability to connect buyers to their ideal home.

Reach us anytime at Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Modern Time Capsule in Silver Lake

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This one’s not our listing but — wow. Cool house. Located on one of our favorite streets in Silver Lake, it has hit the market for the first time in 50 years.14-742027_2_5

LACurbed reports that the home was “designed by architect Al Martin in 1953. Sited on a 9,315-square-foot hillside lot, it has three bedrooms, three baths, an office, formal living and dining rooms, a workshop, a wraparound deck, and two-car garage.”14-742027_10_5

“The 2,463-square-foot modern’s features include cork floors, acoustic tile ceilings (which, it must be said, have not aged gracefully), walls of glass, two fireplaces, built-in furniture, and vintage appliances and light fixtures. It’s listed at $1.595 million.”14-742027_34_1

The amazing views off the rear deck feature the Silver Lake Reservoir and a whole lot more. To arrange a tour, contact us at Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Listing Courtesy of Brian Ades, Sotheby’s International Realty.

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LAT: Massive Shortage of New Homes for Sale

NELAULogoSmallThe LA Times’ E. Scott Reckerd writes that “Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply.” Is help on the way? Absolutely. In just a few short weeks, Tracy Do Real Estate will unveil the first available phase of NELA Union Modern Homes in Glassell Park. You can check out floor plans and sign up on our interest list. It’s the only way to get an invite to our Grand Opening — coming soon.

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A January Jump as Mortgage Rates Drop

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From the LA Times’ Andrew Khouri: “More California homes went under contract last month, as buyers showed signs of life heading into the spring season” Things had been flat since October, but a nearly 23% surge in sales from December to January indicates growing “confidence in a market that cooled after a torrid rebound early last year.”

 

So things look pretty healthy right now, especially for sellers. Local inventory remains low, and while we’re seeing less in terms of all-out bidding wars, the homes that receive proper pricing and marketing sell quickly (usually with multiple offers). Not the best environment for buyers, maybe, but they get some good news too given that interest rates just ticked down again. In fact, in a bit of a surprise, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near 4%, a really good deal for borrowers.

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Is your home search stuck in neutral? Better get it moving — before those rates rise again as they’re predicted to. You might be relying on Zillow, Trulia or any number of web-based services to find your home. But those very handy tools can’t possibly compete with a locally knowledgable and massively connected team of realtors like us. For 2013 we ranked #1 at the John Aaroe Group in closed home sales. And our services for buyers won’t cost you a thing.*

Contact us anytime at Tracy Do Real Estate.

*Our compensation comes from the selling-side of the transaction, after the successful close of escrow.

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NELA Union in the Home Stretch

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We’ve grown accustomed to having good days at Tracy Do Real Estate, but some are even better than others. Today was special, as we toured the nearly-complete model homes at our great new listing in red-hot Glassell Park: NELA Union Modern Homes.

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Here’s the dining and kitchen area of our Floor Plan 1 model, a generously-proportioned 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home of approximately 1200 square feet (not including the attached 2-car garage). Considered as NELA Union’s “entry level” home, it will cost in the range of high $400,000’s to low $500,000’s. Note the doorway in the center of the photo — it leads to a spacious 2nd level balcony that looks out on NELA Union’s community garden.

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Floor Plan 3 is a 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home of approximately 1550 square feet. The design and staging of these models come courtesy of our great friends, Highland Park’s Matters of Space.

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Here’s the living, dining and kitchen area of a Floor Plan 4, NELA Union’s most spacious offering with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and approximately 2000 square feet. This gorgeous home will be priced in a range between the high $500,000’s and low $600,000’s.

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No matter which Floor Plan you choose, all NELA Union residences have dual-sink “floating” vanities in the Master Bath, among many other cool standard features. Learn more at www.nelaunion.com, and be sure to hit the contact button. Tell us who you are and get on the invite list to our Grand Opening, expected as soon as late March or early April.

If you have questions about NELA Union, or any other homes for sale on the Eastside, Northeast LA or Pasadena, we’d love to hear from you. Find us anytime at Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Live in LA’s 1st Bike-Friendly Business District

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This is fantastic news, reported on the LA Department of Transportation Bike Blog. Elizabeth Gallardo writes: “A BFBD (Bicycle Friendly Business District) is a partnership between the City, neighborhood and business organizations, and local businesses that improves a business district’s Bicycle Friendliness through bicycle infrastructure and local business promotions to people travelling by bicycle. The district encourages and promotes short, local trips, especially for shopping, dining and recreation.”

At Tracy Do Real Estate we are particularly thrilled since the Bicycle District includes our new listing, NELA Union Modern Homes. Located on Eagle Rock Blvd. just a few blocks south of York, these brand-new and very earth-friendly homes in Glassell Park are an address that any home seeker should consider. We’re unveiling them in just a few short weeks, at a Grand Opening party that will include food from NELA’s own Lemon Poppy Kitchen. To get on the invite list, head here.

For further perspective on the BFBD, head to the EastsiderLA and Curbed.

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645 W. 9th Street #339 in Downtown LA

800 sq ft loft with 1 bathroom + balcony

Offered for Lease at $2200/mo

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Exclusively from Tracy Do Real Estate comes a gorgeous loft in a great location, offered for lease. Contemporary design features high ceilings and a wall of glass that opens to a balcony overlooking a shimmering pool.

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The modern kitchen includes plenty of counter space and stainless steel appliances. There is wood flooring throughout and a large walk-in closet.

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Built in 2006, this unit is clean, secure and packed with amenities including a community “club room” by the pool along with a BBQ area and spa.

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There is a gym and a screening room with a full kitchen, available to residents for watching movies and sports with lots of your friends.

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It is central to all of downtown LA with a Ralphs market right downstairs. The lease includes one parking space. For more gorgeous photos head here.

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645 W 9th St., Unit #339 90015

645 W 9th St., Unit 339
645 W 9th St., Unit 339
645 W 9th St., Unit 339
645 W 9th St., Unit 339
645 W 9th St., Unit 339
645 W 9th St., Unit 339

645 W 9th St., Unit #339 90015

Contemporary Downtown Loft for Lease!
Offered for Lease at: $2,200/mo.

Status: Leased
Type: Loft / Baths: 1
Living Area: 800 Square Ft. / Year Built: 2006

A gorgeous loft in a great location. Contemporary design features high ceilings and a wall of glass that opens to a balcony overlooking a shimmering pool. The modern kitchen includes plenty of counter space and stainless steel appliances. There is wood flooring throughout and a large walk-in closet. Built in 2006, this unit is clean, secure and packed with amenities including a community “club room” by the pool along with a BBQ area and spa. There is a gym and a screening room with a full kitchen that is available to residents for watching movies and sports with lots of your friends. Central to all of downtown LA with a Ralphs market right downstairs. The lease includes one parking space.

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1456 Calumet Avenue in Echo Park

List Price $829,000

Four units with 1 bedroom • 1 bathroom • office/den

4,288 sq ft • 4,237 sq ft lot

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Own a piece of LA History and so much more with this Angelino Heights Craftsman fourplex vintage 1912. It’s an exclusive offering from Tracy Do Real Estate.

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All four units feature one bedroom, one bathroom and an office/den, with original character elements like crown molding, pocket doors, Murphy bed closets and decorative fireplaces.

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One upper unit has been tastefully renovated with a new kitchen and bath to go with rich darkwood floors and gorgeous tile.

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Upgrades include updated electrical, furnace, roof, copper plumbing and newer paint inside and out (approved by the Angelino Heights HPOZ).31814_20This Mills Act-eligible property offers tremendous upside given its location and potential for cash-flow. It has a flat yard, a huge bonus space and three detached garages, all in a storied historic enclave near Echo Park Lake. The icing on the cake? Spectacular views of Downtown LA.

The fourplex is currently tenant-occupied. A private viewing requires the submission of an offer or letter of intent with supporting financials. Start by taking this gorgeous photo tour at calumentfourplex.com.

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