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Enchanting Home in Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe Elementary School

2724 Ivan Hill Terrace, Los Angeles, CA. 90039 list price-$799,000 –  2 bed / 1 bath at 1106 sq. ft. / with a large permitted studio/office – lot size 8049 sq. ft. Would love to see you at my new listing this weekend July 19th & 20th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm Listed by Diane Evans at Sotheby’s International Realty. For an appointment please call me at 323-401-3987 or email Looking for a beautiful, peaceful and move-in ready home in Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe School district? Well, this is it! Built in 1937, this 2-bed/1- bath is filled with warmth and charm, featuring hardwood floors throughout, a decorative fireplace, and built-in bookshelves with a desk in the living room. Well known Silver Lake design firm Design Vidal remodeled the dining room, open kitchen, and stylish bathroom in 2013. Above the two-car garage is a permitted large open studio/office. Relax and entertain in the stunning grassy backyard with a hot tub, vegetable garden, and terraced lounge...

2 New Great Silver Lake and Los Feliz Homes

 Two great homes in Silver Lake and Los Feliz. It has been a long, hot, dry summer with little to see on broker’s caravan and little to show my clients. Each house is completely different and I love them both. 4421 Finley Ave. Los Angeles, 90027 list price: $799,000     bedrooms – 3     baths – 2     sq.ft. – 1492 Built in 1910, this special Los Feliz California bungalow blends old world charm and modern touches. It was re-done by the talented Design Vidal team. Public records show the home to be 1492 sq ft, but I think it is definitely larger. So close to all the cool restaurants and shops on Hillhurst Ave. It is in the Franklin Elementary School. The new chef’s kitchen opens up to the living room and dining room creating a warm open space. There are three bedrooms upstairs, an enclosed sleeping porch, and large new bathroom, with a soaking tub and separate shower. Great big newly landscaped backyard! ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Looking...

It is a Seller’s Market in Silver Lake, Echo Park and beyond………

The real estate market in Silver Lake changed as of January 1st 2012.  We went from a buyers market to a sellers market almost over night.  The inventory is shrinking with only 36 homes for sale on the Multiple Listing Service in all of Silver Lake and Echo Park. I have never seen inventory this low. The interest rates have been amazingly low, the prices of homes have come down and rents have gone up.  It now makes sense for buyers who have been sitting on the sideline to jump into the market and purchase a home. The problem is there are so few homes for sale and multiple offers on most.  Many of my would be sellers do not have enough equity in their home for a down payment on a more expensive home after paying Realtor fees and any repairs. Here is an example of what happened to my buyers this past January.  In late December 2011 my buyers wrote a purchase contract on a house in Silver Lake, which has been on the market since March 2011 and never had an offer.  My buyers and the...

Silver Lake Home is a Little Piece of Heaven

This house is as pretty as the pictures, a Silver Lake oasis in the middle of the city. Hidden behind a gate with lush greenery it is very private, serene, and impeccable. With so little inventory on the market this charmer will sell quickly. 1838 Westerly Terrace, Los Angeles, 90026  A new Silver Lake listing with 916 sq. ft. has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. There is another 391 sq. ft. of non-permitted space under the house which has been converted into a guest bedroom, .75 bath, small office, and storage. The asking price is $819,000. It is easy to miss this gem from the street. This light filled home is tucked away behind a gate and lots of greenery. The house has dark stained floors throughout with french doors in the living room with steps leading down to the pool, spa,  guest bedroom, bath, office, and storage. Charming galley kitchen with marble counter tops, antique stove, and eating nook. I can see myself sipping my morning coffee as I am catching up on my emails. There is direct...