Falling Fast on South Highland Avenue

Back in March, I wrote a blog post about 738 S. Highland Ave., pictured above. At that time, the 1,864-square-foot 3+2 had just come on the market for a whopping $1,595,000. Anyone familiar with this Hancock-Park-adjacent neighborhood knows that this part of Highland Avenue is a heavily trafficked two-lane street – a feature that could turn off buyers with… Read More

Echo Park Open Houses

It’s Sunday—and despite the heat and the strange threat of rain, there are open houses to see. I’m zeroing in on Echo Park (90026) today, where the Lotus Festival is going on, sans the lotus part. This year has apparently been especially bad for the flowers, and they may not make a comeback. But here… Read More

A Tough Sell for This Seller

At the height of the market, buying this home at 901 N. Orange Grove Ave. might have looked like a safe bet.  After all, it was a single-family home (albeit a one-bedroom, one-bathroom single-family home) that didn’t cost much more than condos were going for at the time.  That must be why, in January 2005,… Read More