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LA Digs - Northeast LA Real Estate Blog

Welcome to LA Digs, the real estate and Northeast Los Angeles community blog written by Realtors Tracy King and Keely Myres.

Here, we share tips, market updates, and local news bits to keep you informed on what's happening in Northeast Los Angeles and the surrounding neighborhoods. Read on to learn about the latest in your neighborhood!

Contemporary View Home at 1433 Stanford

Contemporary View Home at 1433 Stanford

This home begins with the living green wall and bright red door in the front, this remodeled home is full of fun touches that create an inviting, unique home.

Pure white walls create an ideal backdrop for the wood floors, natural stone tile, interesting light fixtures, and open floor plan.

The stunning view west across Glendale greets you the minute you enter the living room, and can be fully enjoyed from the deck off the dining room.

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Spanish Pool Home at 5156 Townsend

Spanish Pool Home at 5156 Townsend

Pool party! Why go to Puerto Vallarta when you have the pool, the view of the palm trees, expanses of paver-tiled patio right here in the heart of Eagle Rock?

This spacious home began as a small 1924 Spanish cottage and was expanded into a four bedroom, four-bath residence in 1984.

The decorative Batchelder-style fireplace in the living room recalls the 1924 charm.

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Acts of Faith in Real Estate

It may come as a surprise to you, but buying or selling a home is largely an act of faith. As a seller, you hire an agent whom you believe will do a good job for you. You turn your keys over to the person you have chosen to handle one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever make. You believe, or should believe, that they will handle this transaction in your best interest and make you the most money possible. It's interesting to me that many sellers believe that it doesn't make a difference which Realtor they hire, that the result will be the same. But that could be a whole article by itself. 

Let's fast forward to negotiating an offer and opening escrow. Let's assume that you have multiple offers and are satisfied that your agent has represented you well--an act of faith again. You should have confidence not only in your agent, but in the agent's staff, and in the affiliated services they use such as escrow and title.

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Sweet Mt Washington Cottage at 243 Mt Washington

Sweet Mt Washington Cottage at 243 Mt Washington

Tucked up away from the street, this sweet cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a backyard that is private and green.

The current owners have updated every room in the house, including the kitchen and baths. The living room has the original hardwood floors, wainscoting, and abundant light. Enjoy granite counters, new cabinets, a breakfast area, and a dishwasher in the kitchen.

The private master suite is located at the back of the house with views of the back yard.

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Craftsman Colonial at 5290 Ellenwood Drive

Craftsman Colonial at 5290 Ellenwood Drive

A porch swing big enough for the whole family to snuggle in, a sunset view across the hills--life is great at this special corner of Hill and Ellenwood Drive in the best part of Eagle Rock.

This Craftsman Colonial-style home has a wide front porch that invites friends and neighbors to stop by and visit.

Lots of original windows illuminate the pale honey-colored maple floors throughout. There is a built-in buffet in the dining room, and a magnificent Batchelder-style wood-burning fireplace in the huge living room.

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