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4 11, 2016

Spanish Charmer in Glassell Park!

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

NEW LISTING ALERT! Come by this weekend Saturday/Sunday from 1-4pm (November 5/6th) and see what all the talk is about…

 

 

 

12 09, 2016

Vaulted and Vibrant in Los Angeles

By |September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Most of you know by now that I am a tad interior design obsessed… well, I finally decided that our house was “done” or “done enough” to get in touch with my fav local Apartment Therapy photographer (Jess Isaac) and get it published!

I have been thinking about this moment for 4+ years – we finally finished our massive renovation in January and I knew if I didn’t do it now – I’d probably never get around to it. With two 5 year olds, a dog, and generally a messy family – I felt this growing need to take stock of the house and preserve the way it looks now in photos! It was not easy – I put a lot of pressure on myself to make everything look perfect (which fyi, is not how people live!) but I am so so happy with how it turned out and now I can forever look back on the House Tour when “real life” messies kick in and recall how once it looked like a dream….

Feast your eyes on Vaulted and Vibrant in Los Angeles

 

 

21 04, 2016

Wednesday: Mount Washington Modern!

By |April 21st, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

What I Love:

1. Wood paneled exterior wall
2. Mid Century Modern front door!
3. Those incredible “slice” chairs
4. Natural light and those sliding glass doors
5. Woodsy location in the heart of Mt. Washington!

This beauty is on Dimmick Drive in Mt. Washington. Originally built in 1968, it last sold in 2014 for $950,000. The house is 2,912 square feet, 4 beds/3 baths.
If you are interested in finding your modern dream home, contact me at alison@alisonproperties.com or 323.369.3464!

11 04, 2016

Monday: Glassell Park Groovy!

By |April 11th, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

What I Love:

1. Groovy yellow door!
2. Bold house numbers
3. Open floor plan
4. Fantastic outdoor space

This beauty is on Weldon Avenue in Glassell Park. Originally built in 1967, it last sold in 2011 for $499,000. The house is 1,638 square feet, 3 beds/2 baths.
If you are interested in finding your groovy dream home, contact me at alison@alisonproperties.com or 323.369.3464!

5 04, 2016

Monday: Glassell Park Groovy!

By |April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What I Love:

1. Groovy Green!
2. Wood paneled entry wall and interior walls
3. Views!

   
This beauty is on Rome Drive on the border of Mt. Washington/Glassell Park. Originally built in 1924, it last sold in 2015 for $585,000. The house is 1,311 square feet, 2 beds/2 baths.
If you are interested in finding your modern dream home, contact me at alison@alisonproperties.com or 323.369.3464!

1 04, 2016

Wednesday: Mount Washington Modern

By |April 1st, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

What I Love:

1. Exposed beamed ceiling!
2. Original hardwood floors
3. That Barcelona Chair!
4. Natural light

This beauty is on Frontenac Avenue in Mt. Washington. Originally built in 1963, it last sold in 2013 for $540,000. The house is 1,043 square feet, 2 beds/1.5 baths.

If you are interested in finding your modern dream home, contact me at alison@alisonproperties.com or 323.369.3464!

22 03, 2016

Monday: Glassell Park Groovy

By |March 22nd, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

What I Love:

1. You can’t tell from the photo, but the VIEW is insane!
2. Luscious Landsaping
3. Groovy wraparound balcony!

This beauty is on Yorkshire Drive in Glassell Park. Originally built in 1962, it last sold in 2012 for $630,000. The house is 2,997 square feet, 3 beds/3 baths.
If you are interested in finding your modern dream home, contact me at alison@alisonproperties.com or 323.369.3464!

16 03, 2016

Wednesday: Mt. Washington Modern!

By |March 16th, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

What I Love:

1. Pitched Roof
2. Indoor Outdoor Perfection
3. Clerestory Windows
4. That bookshelf!
5. Um… obviously that incredible pool… !

This beauty is on Crane Blvd in Mt. Washington. Originally built in 1959, it last sold in 2007 for $1,700,000. The house is 1595 square feet, 2 beds/1.75 baths.

If you are interested in finding your modern dream home, contact me at alison@alisonproperties.com or 323.369.3464!

 

16 03, 2016

2016 Housing Market Predictions!

By |March 16th, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

5 HOUSING MARKET PREDICTIONS FOR 2016
 

A New Year brings new opportunities, and that’s certainly true if you’re looking to sell or buy a home in 2016. What exactly does the year ahead have in store for housing?Industry experts point to a lot of promising signs — moderate increases in prices and sales, the creation of more households, and an improving job market — for the national housing picture in 2016. But the gains won’t look like they have over the past two years, and we’ll see more local housing markets stabilizing in the near future. And that’s a good thing.After the deluge of damaging foreclosures and short sales that flooded U.S. cities during the downturn, a number of housing markets have recovered in a big way in recent years, to the relief of homeowners and economic analysts alike. In 2013, there were 5.09 million existing-home sales nationally, according to the National Association of Realtors. In 2014, sales dropped by 3.1% to 4.93 million. Although final figures for 2015 are not yet available, NAR predicted existing-home sales would close out the year at 5.3 million — nearly 7% higher than the previous year. 
 
 

Here’s a closer look at five key housing predictions for 2016:
1. RISING RATES WILL SQUEEZE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS MOST
The Fed’s move to increase interest rates in December reflects the major strides the U.S. economy has made as it emerges from the Great Recession. Higher rates (though they haven’t happened yet), along with rising prices and limited supply, will make it harder for some to afford a new home. The good news: Long-term mortgage rates will see only a gradual increase this year and will remain relatively low compared with what they were before the [...]

16 03, 2016

Adorable in Highland Park!

By |March 16th, 2016|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

Well friends…. another fantastic Highland Park listing sold in a little over than a week! This cutie belongs to a dear friend of mine who is finally moving from her perch on the hill to a larger family house (also on a hill!). It was the very first house I ever saw in Los Angeles when I moved here 8 years ago – I even stayed here for 6 weeks while I was renovating my first house in Highland Park (just down the street!). It is on a lovely private drive, quiet and peaceful, you can hear the birds chirping and the breeze blowing through the trees. The views from the front are amazing and the perfect backyard has plenty of sunshine and shade, garden beds and play area plus a spectacular Jacaranda tree in the center that is absolutely stunning in the spring time.

We had six very strong offers and some really wonderful buyers who poured their hearts out in their personal letters to the homeowner – sadly only it can only go to one buyer and we are opening escrow today after much deliberation, so lets take one last look, shall we?
1461 N. Avenue 57  |   2 Beds/1 Bath  | 795 Square Feet  |  Highland Park