Peace & Privacy at Echo Park Sanctuary – 1831 Cerro Gordo

1831 Cerro Gordo St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Asking Price: $1,698,000

4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms

If you are in search of peace and privacy, this hilltop home has it in aces. Situated on over half an acre and hidden in the Echo Park hills just 15 mins from Downtown Los Angeles, this 3 story Spanish-style home is one of Elysian Heights’s last remaining great estates.

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Sprawling Spanish-Style Estate in Highland Park – 129 N Avenue 63

129 N Avenue 63
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Asking Price: $1,119,000
4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
3,190 sqft / Lot Size: .67 acres

This incredible Spanish-style home is set on a sprawling 29,000 square foot street-to-street lot in the Garvanza district of Highland Park. Actually, technically it’s set on three contiguous lots so the residence feels totally remote and private and offers plenty of grounds and outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy.

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Winsome Silver Lake Bungalow with Bonus Spaces – 3722 Marcia Drive

3722 Marcia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Asking Price: $799,000
2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

This 2 bedroom bungalow cottage was built in 1925 and is just downright adorable. 3722 Marcia Drive is located in a fantastic location in Silver Lake. Close to Sunset Junction’s bevy of restaurants including Pine & Crane, Cafe Stella, Sawyer, El Condor, the list goes on…Plus just a stone’s throw to Bellevue Park where you’ll catch great running, excellent dog walking, and occasional dodgeball games for adults.

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Franklin Hills Mid-Century Remodeled by Ferrier Architecture Studio

3927 Melbourne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Asking Price: $1,459,000
Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2

You will fall in love this stylish mid-century architectural jewel in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. Built in 1955, it’s been extensively remodeled by the Ferrier Architecture Studio and the landscaping by renowned landscape designer Matthew Brown.

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A History of Elysian Heights

Welcome home to Elysian Heights! This residential neighborhood in northern Echo Park is hilly, verdant, a bit like Laurel Canyon, with a touch of Mt. Washington, and a dab of Topanga thrown in, but all its own.

Elysian Heights borders Elysian Park to the north and commands wonderful views of downtown and in some cases all the way out to the ocean, not to mention great vantage points for summertime fireworks at Dodger Stadium. Elysian Park is Los Angeles’s oldest public park and, at 575 acres, its second largest after Griffith Park. Elysium in Greek means Paradise. Read on to see a history of the neighborhood and how it received its name.

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Franklin Hills Post & Beam in Franklin School District – 2346 Lyric Ave

2346 Lyric Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Asking Price: $2,095,000
3 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms

This super special modern post & beam home in Franklin Hills is literally neighbors with a post & beam I sold last year. If you missed out on that great house, you’ll be relieved to find this similarly stylish and altogether amazing three bedroom gem with income potential.

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The Least Expensive Home on the Market in Los Feliz – 3314 Griffith Park Blvd. #2

3314 Griffith Park Blvd #2
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Asking Price: $450,000
2 beds / 1.5 baths

Just when you thought you’ve been priced out of everything in Los Feliz, this unicorn comes along. This spacious 2 bedroom townhouse is the least expensive home on the market in the neighborhood right now. Yep, you read that right. In all of 90027 (and maybe 90026 and 90039, too).

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Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Post & Beam – 3574 Multiview

3574 Multiview Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Asking Price: $3,289,000
4 beds / 3 baths

As an architecture enthusiastic, real estate agent, and all around general home lover, I sometimes find myself in a house designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Paul Williams, etc., but it’s not often I find myself in a house designed by four great Los Angeles architects. Renowned architects Richard Neutra, Alexander Ban, and Josef Van Der Kar each lent his vision to the this four bedroom structure, while celebrated landscape architect Garrett Eckbo created the lush and elegant outdoor spaces.

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Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Checklist

Whether you’re self-employed or applying for an FHA or USDA loan, here’s all the pre-approval paperwork you need.

If you’re serious about buying a home, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a critical step. Lenders seem to want a mountain of documents and requirements that it can be easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by the whole pre-approval process. But the payoff is obviously worth it. You’ll potentially get that home you’ve been visiting at every open house! So it’s worth it to take the time and care to make sure you have everything you need. This will save you time, too, in the long run.

Most agents recommend mortgage pre-approval because it strengthens your offer. Sellers usually like to know the buyer already has financing secured. Plus, you’re going to need all that paperwork for your official mortgage application once you’ve entered escrow on a home.

To help, here’s a handy checklist for each type of mortgage pre-approval.

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Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Duplex – 3456 Oak Glen Dr

3456 Oak Glen Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Asking Price: $1,479,000
3 beds / 3 baths

It’s rare to find a move-in ready mid-century home in the Hollywood Hills, near the studios in Universal City. It’s rarer still to find a move-in ready mid-century home in the Hollywood Hills with income potential. This private and gated mini-compound comes complete with a two bedroom, two bathroom main house with a fully approved one bedroom, one bathroom accessory dwelling unit (Or ADU in real estate parlance). “Live in one, rent the other” only begins to describe this stylish beauty.

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