153 Hampden Terrace 91801
Beautifully Refurbished Alhambra Home
Offered at: $549,000
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 1
Living Area: 1,156 Square Ft. / Built 1940
A corner-lot, character-rich residence in the coveted historic enclave of Emery Park Hills. Freshly remodeled in 2016, many original details have been restored or left intact including rift-sawn White Oak floors, wainscoting, crown molding and a masonry fireplace with built-in bookcase. In the renovated kitchen find dark cabinetry, stone countertops, a farm sink, breakfast nook and stainless appliances by Frigidaire and Bosch. The garage provides laundry hook-up, storage and off-street parking. Relax and entertain in the spacious yard, enjoying lovely views of the city lights. Among recent improvements are the walkways, privacy fencing, drought tolerant plants and automatic drip irrigation. Updated systems include plumbing, electrical, furnace, ducting, water heater and foundation. This well-located home is near Target, Costco, and Alhambra’s Main Street attractions Grill ‘Em All, Blaze Pizza, Kosuke, Edwards Cinemas and more. South Pasadena is mere minutes away.
3720 El Sereno Avenue 90032
Newly-refurbished California Bungalow
Offered at: $585,000
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 2
Plus Bonus Space / Living Area: 1,280 Square Ft.
A modern bungalow in fast-rising El Sereno, newly-refurbished with style, crafted with pride and skill. Bright open floor plan combines living, dining and kitchen with finishes including wood cabinetry, stone and butcher block countertops, full-height tile backsplash and stainless appliances. Lots of closet space and a separate laundry room. Custom lighting with vintage flair provides a clean, contemporary look. Flat yard with drought-tolerant landscaping and a planter bed for growing veggies. The dining patio is great for barbecuing with friends. Spacious bedrooms including a Master Suite with two closets and an attached bath, freshly remodeled with tile, cabinetry and high-end fixtures. The detached bonus cottage is ideal for use as a studio, office or guest space. The home has central heat and a/c, updated electrical, plumbing and foundation improvements. Nearby are markets and small businesses along Huntington Drive, with easy access to Highland Park, South Pas and Downtown LA.
5016 Bakman Avenue, Unit 404, 91601
Contemporary Condo in North Hollywood
Offered at: $535,000
Type: Condo / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 2.5 / Living Area: 1,400 Square Ft. / Built: 2008
A spacious top-floor corner condominium in the NoHo Arts District. With contemporary design and an open floor plan, this residence is ideally situated with no one living above it and just one common wall. Two large bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms provide plenty of living space in a loft-like setting with ample natural light, plus there’s a lovely private balcony. Modern design elements include wood flooring, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and beautiful tile work in the kitchen and baths. Laundry is in-unit and there are two assigned parking spaces in the gated garage. The HOA provides a well-kept fitness center and nicely landscaped grounds. All this in a central location near the shops, cafes, theaters and nightlife of the thriving NoHo Arts District, with easy access to North Hollywood Park and the NoHo Metro Station.
6735 Yucca Street #307, 90028
Stylish Condo in Hollywood
Offered at: $735,000
Type: Condo / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 2.5
Living Area: 1,390 Square Ft. / Built: 2007
A Hollywood condo with high style and a touch of glam. Beautifully appointed 3rd-level unit with 9′ ceilings, private balcony and amenities including 24 hr doorman, pool, gym, tv and billiard lounge, plenty of guest parking. Open kitchen has a center island, quartz countertops, Pedini cabinets, full-height tile backsplash and stainless appliance suite by Jenn-Air. There’s a powder room for guests, laundry nook and lots of closet space including a walk-in. Living and dining rooms have wood flooring, recessed lighting, fireplace and a sliding glass door to the balcony. “Dual Master” bedrooms have large attached bathrooms outfitted in designer fixtures and tile. The home has central a/c, alarm system and two deeded parking spaces. Offering sun-splashed afternoons by the pool and jacuzzi and nights in the billiard lounge, it’s like living in a boutique hotel. You’re close to shopping, dining, theaters and night spots. Freeways, mass transit and Runyon Canyon trails are within easy reach. Co-listed with Eva Berges.
7135 Hollywood Blvd #403 90046
Hollywood Versailles Tower Condo with Views
Offered at: $389,000
Open House: Saturday & Sunday, March. 12th & 13th from 1-4PM!
Broker’s Open: Tuesday, March. 15th from 11A-2PM!
Type: Condo / Bedrooms: 1 / Baths: 1 / Living Area: 727 Square Ft.
A fourth floor unit in the Versailles Tower offering New York style living in the heart of Hollywood. The centrally-located high rise is full-service with a dash of opulence and features a 24 hour doorman, pool, gym, recreation room and available valet service in the underground garage. This residence faces southwest offering lovely views of the city. Design highlights include wooden shutters, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, dual bathroom vanities and flooring surfaces of laminate and tile. Afternoon sunlight fills the home and splashes across the large private balcony that is directly accessible from the living room. The unit has central heat and a/c and one deeded parking space with the ability to lease a second. Ideally situated, the Versailles Tower HOA puts you close to shopping, dining, movie theaters and night spots, with easy access to freeways and mass transit. Co-listed with Jennifer Cahill.
1010 Sycamore Ave #205 91030
Ostrich Farm Loft in South Pasadena
Offered at: $559,000
Type: Loft / Bedrooms: 1 / Baths: 1
Living Area: 850 Square Ft.
A second-level unit in the Ostrich Farm live/work complex. Classic loft elements including high ceilings, large windows and concrete floors. Spacious living and dining area mesh with the kitchen highlighted by open shelving, full-height tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a paneled Bosch dishwasher. There is a tucked-away bedroom, a gorgeous bathroom and a separate space for office, den or workout area. A private balcony faces east and gets lots of sunshine. The light-filled home has central heat and a/c plus in-unit laundry. Two deeded parking spaces are included along with ample guest parking. The well-maintained historic brick building was adapted in 2006 and sits within the boundary of the coveted South Pasadena School District. Enjoy quick access to the Gold Line light rail plus the cafés, shops and Trader Joe’s on nearby Mission Street. Highland Park is right next door for trendy dining and nightlife options. Co-listed with Hanna Azboy.
Last month CNNMoney laid out four reasons why 2016 is a great year to buy a home, read it here. To summarize:
- Home prices will level off (in fact they already have in the Eastside markets we serve).
- Inventory will increase (also has already happened).
- Mortgage rates will likely rise (not dramatically, but every little increase costs you).
- Rents remain extremely expensive (and won’t get cheaper anytime soon).
All lights for buyers are flashing green, meaning it’s time to put the #1 Eastside realtor in your corner — Tracy Do.
Last year our team here at Tracy Do Real Estate closed over 150 successful transactions in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Our knowledge and experience means you have a proven, effective ally in your search, which is critical in a market that remains competitive for the most desirable and well-priced homes.
If you have questions about the process, or want to know how to get started, you can contact Tracy directly anytime at 323-842-4001 or email@example.com.
Like the article on CNNMoney says, it’s a new year and a great time to buy. We’re ready to guide you to the home that you always wanted, and will love.
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No, you haven’t. Not even close.
Yes, the Fed raised its key interest rate today by .25% and plans to gradually nudge that rate further over the next many years. Key word: gradual. The increase was long overdue and is, in the eyes of the vast majority of economists, a good idea.
Importantly, interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages are not likely to be seriously impacted by today’s decision. Early indicators are that they will tick up a little, but that could happen even on the most normal of days. Your golden window of opportunity is still wide open. However it’s certainly fair to say that if you have been considering a home purchase, you might want to step up your efforts so that you can lock into a loan rate sooner rather than later.
CNN Money reports on this story with clarity here and here.
To kick your property search into higher gear, contact us today at Tracy Do Real Estate.
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4822 Van Noord Ave. #8 Sherman Oaks 91423
Spacious Condo with Pool in Sherman Oaks
Offered at: $625,000
Type: Condo / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 2 / Living Area: 1,666 Square Ft. / Built: 1979
A spacious condominium on a quiet, tree-lined street. Find ample sunlight and plenty of space in this sophisticated and well-located home. The second-level residence is in the desirable Andover Court, an intimate HOA with a pool, spa and gated parking. Unit 8 has stylish touches throughout including hardwood floors and recessed lighting. The well-proportioned living room features built-in bookshelves, a wet bar and a fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to a large private patio, a great spot to lounge as you overlook the courtyard and sparkling pool. The kitchen includes a breakfast nook, and the formal dining room opens to a balcony. Both bedrooms are generously sized with attached bathrooms; in the Master there is also a walk-in closet. The home has in-unit laundry, central air conditioning and two deeded parking spaces. The terrific location puts you around the corner from Whole Foods and a mile from the shopping and dining options of Ventura Blvd., with easy access to the 101 Fwy. Co-listed with Eva Berges.
1275 Havenhurst Drive, Unit 5 90046
Midcentury Modern Condo in West Hollywood
Offered at: $530,000
Type: Condo / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 2
Living Area: 982 Square Ft. / Built: 1957
Your opportunity to own unit #5 at “The Lawford,” former home of actor Peter Lawford for whom this midcentury modern building is affectionately named. Ideally situated on the ground level, the spacious and recently renovated unit has hard surface flooring and a direct view of the courtyard and pool. In the open kitchen find marble countertops and a high-end appliance suite including a wine fridge. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms provide flexibility for your work or for guests and there is a deeded parking space in the gated garage. Lawford in his day enjoyed an extraordinary level of success and fame as a founding member of Hollywood’s “Rat Pack” and brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy. Neighbors recall the time that the Kennedy’s came to visit and there can be little doubt that they were charmed by this place with its sun-splashed patio and heated pool. Location is excellent with many markets, shops, restaurants and nightspots along Santa Monica Blvd. mere blocks from your front door. Co-listed with Ronda Doyal.