Los Angeles home comparison: What $675K buys you right now

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ‘hoods. We’ve found five homes or condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $675,000.

Exterior of house from front lawn
Bedroom with hardwood floorsBedroom with hardwood floors
Tiled kitchenTiled kitchenVia Gary Lorenzini, Coldwell Banker

↑ Built in 1946, this three-bedroom home in Pasadena is looking for its first buyer in 57 years, according to the listing. Vintage features include hardwood floors, a tiled kitchen and bathroom, and a brick fireplace. The 1,277-square-foot residence sits on a 6,695-square-foot lot with a grassy backyard and a detached two-car garage. Asking price is $675,000.

Exterior of townhouseExterior of townhouse
Dining roomDining room
Living roomLiving room
Kitchen with breakfast bar and newer appliancesKitchen with breakfast bar and newer appliancesVia Carl Gambino, Westside Estate Agency

↑ Built in 2014, this three-bedroom townhouse in Glassell Park offers plenty of fancy amenities, including a Nexia home automation system and energy efficient dual-pane windows. The 1,600-square-foot home is built above a two-car garage and includes 2.5 bathrooms. Asking price is $675,000, with HOA dues of $275 per month.

View of house from front lawnView of house from front lawn
Backyard with outdoor seatingBackyard with outdoor seating
Living roomLiving room
Tile-floored denTile-floored denVia Christopher Foster, Foster Realty

↑ This 1,693-square-foot home in Lake Balboa offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a tile-floored family room that opens to the backyard. The house was built in 1950 and has been recently renovated with new plumbing, central air, and a fresh paint job. Asking price is $679,000.

House seen from front lawnHouse seen from front lawn
Neatly trimmed backyardNeatly trimmed backyard
Living room with bay windowLiving room with bay window
Galley kitchenGalley kitchenVia Marly Tempel, Rodeo Realty

↑ Here’s a 1,390-square-foot home in Encino with three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms split between the main house and a detached guest house. The 5,995-square-foot lot also includes a two-car garage and a neatly landscaped backyard with a covered outdoor patio. Asking price is $669,000.

View of home from front lawnView of home from front lawn
Living room with tile fireplaceLiving room with tile fireplace
Sun roomSun room
Backyard with wilted grassBackyard with wilted grassVia Mikle Norton, Main Street Realtors

↑ Down in Long Beach, this small 1913 Craftsman offers hardwood floors, built-in shelving, and a tile fireplace in the living room. The 1,244-square-foot home features two bedrooms and one bathroom, along with a sun room and detached garage. Asking price is $674,995.


Which of these homes around $675,000 would you buy?

  • 16%


    (43 votes)

  • 16%
    Glassell Park

    (43 votes)

  • 11%
    Lake Balboa

    (30 votes)

  • 32%

    (83 votes)

  • 21%
    Long Beach

    (55 votes)

254 votes total Vote Now

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