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Gorgeous New Construction Living! HOUSE OF THE WEEK 5-10-2017


Looking for a new construction in Echo Park?? Well check out this gorgeous new construction living!! This new construction goodness is everything you’ve been looking for in your future Echo Park home. But you’d better hurry, it’s the last one available! know I love new constructions. Something about a new house just gives me that giggly feeling. Maybe it’s the fresh paint, or the brand new cabinets, or the overall clean and fresh vibe, but I really love brand new homes, and this one is special. There’s only 10 units for this development, and the best one is the last one, in my opinion. Developed by Planet Home Living, COVO are new homes, with a floor plan that actually makes sense. Floor plan is key, people! With natural hardwood floors, a modern staircase, and tons of window, this one boasts tons of natural light. No creepy, dark living room for you! It’s modern yet cozy, giving that homey feel. The […]

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Legal Guest Houses in Los Angeles: They do exist!


Legal Guest Houses? In MY Los Angeles? It’s more likely than you think. Legal guest houses in Los Angeles are kind of rare. We here at The LA Home Girl have shown our fair share of homes with unpermitted back houses, and have often helped walk our clients through the steps of getting their guest homes permitted. So we were thrilled to find out that at the beginning of 2017, a new CA law went into effect that allows small, second residential units on single family lots. Awesome!! So what does this mean for us here in Los Angeles? Our laws tend to be a bit more stricter than the state’s, so we have to do what the city asks of us. The City of Los Angeles estimates that there are THOUSANDS of unpermitted guest houses (“Accessory Dwelling Units” as they’re legally called), but has only issued 404 certificates of occupancy for Accessory Dwelling Units. ……YIKES. This new state law DOES NOT […]

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HOUSE OF THE WEEK 4-26-2017


  Perfectly restored and renewed with simple, modern touches. Location? Check. Space? Check. Pool? Check. This house really has it all! Super walkable to all the shops surround Los Feliz, Griffith Park, and just a few steps away from Hollywood!   This marvelous house is the epitome of modern, yet classic living. The kitchen boasts a huge island with a drink refrigerator underneath and gold hardware accents. Open the gorgeous doors and lounge in the sun by the pool, or throw an awesome BBQ party with the dope converted pool house. All bedrooms are upstairs with two of them sharing a jack and jill bathroom. The master is truly a master bedroom, with separate his and her closets, a bathroom that makes the word luxury an understatement, and a balcony to enjoy the California sun! The best part of the house? The finished attic space can be utilized in so many different ways, the possibilities are endless! Address: 1921 N […]

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The LA Home Girl’s Guide To Real Estate: How To Get A Loan!


It’s time to buy a house but you have no idea how to get a loan. Oh boy, you think to yourself, I wanna buy a home. Guess what? You gotta get your money in order. Getting a loan SEEMS complicated, and it can be, sure, but it doesn’t have to a difficult process!!! Buying a home should be easy. We work hard to make sure that it is. Our goal is to get you the best results possible with the least amount of stress. And every month, we bring you a how-to video to help you successfully navigate your real estate transactions. This month: How to get a loan! Watch the video below to see what our lead agent, Kenya Reeves-Costa, has to say about how to find a loan!

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The LA Home Girl’s Guide To Real Estate: Finding a Realtor to Sell Your Home


When you’re thinking to yourself, “I am ready to sell my home,” you’ll probably have a ton of questions. Remember when you bought your home? You remember the challenges and the questions you had, and who was there to help you along the way? Your realtor, of course! Now you’ve decided it’s time to move on and sell your home, and that comes with it’s own set of challenges and questions! So how do you pick out the real estate professional who’s right for you, especially when there are like, a bajillion realtors out there? You want to sell your home for the most money, and as quickly as possible, after all! Selling a home should be easy. We work hard to make sure that it is. Our goal is to get you the best results possible with the least amount of stress. And every month, we bring you a how-to video to help you successfully navigate your real estate transactions. This month: […]

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House of the Week 03-8-2017


This is such an adorable house! Just right off of the shops on Glendale Blvd and a short walk to Los Feliz Blvd, this property is seriously prime Atwater. You know it’s a good house when a realtor wishes they can buy it! Come in to the quaint house and go straight through the living room, overlooking the massive backyard. The house, located at 3703 Revere Ave, in Atwater Village, is so adorable, I don’t even know where to start. The living room is the star of the house with it’s light filled space. There’s even a decent-sized storage closet and a small office space for the at-home entrepreneur! Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the master bedroom has not one, but two closets! Wow! The kitchen is just so darling with the updated finishes.  It leads to the laundry area with potential to build a great pantry, or you know, have an area to wash your clothes. Oh yeah, […]

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Election Day!


Happy Election Day, Los Angeles! Voter apathy is super uncool, and let’s face it, that “I Voted” sticker you get makes you feel AND look good. So get out and vote! The polls are open until 8pm PST, so make sure you get out and do your civic duty. If you’re a little lost on the issues, check out this Human Voter Guide from KPCC. I mean, did you know you can now legally take ballot selfies in CA? #getyourvoteon If you can’t remember where your polling place is, or want to look up results later, head to lavote.net for all your voter help! Happy Voting, Angelenos!    

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House of the Week 03-01-2017


Whoaaa! Check out this killer condo for sale in Koreatown! Literally the most dense community in all of LA county! Don’t believe me? Good will prove it to you. This diverse community is eclectic, vibrant, and if you’re wondering about the night life? Tons of it! Now, enough of the neighborhood, let’s talk about this condo! This is situated on the corner of 7th and Serrano, just 2 blocks away from the heart of Koreatown, right next to the Aroma Spa & Sport, and walking distance to all the places and grocery stores one needs. You know the saying, “location, location, location”? This is THAT location, with a walk score of 97! The modern unit boasts so much light, thanks to the super high ceilings, and has marble floors. Talk about luxury! Check out the photos! Don’t you love it? I do! Call me at 213-800-3069 or email me at sarah@thelahomegirl.com to setup a showing!! Address: 702 S Serrano Ave #803 3 Beds […]

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House of the Week 02-22-2017


Talk about eclectic! This massive home sits on top of a canyon just right off of Landa St. You know what that means, awesome views and a lot of stairs! I’m not kidding about the stairs; go up the stairs to get to the front door. Up the stairs to get to the first floor. Then guess what? Up the stairs again to the main house, and lastly up the stairs to the master bedroom. It’s a lot, but it’s all worth it with the huge master bedroom, the endless closet space, and the stunning bathroom overlooking the city of LA. At least you’ll have buns of steel just from living here! The second floor can be an entire guest floor! AirBnb it, invite guests, totally up to you! But how nice would it be to be a guest here?! Don’t even get me started with the kitchen and that wine fridge! Holy moly! What does one need to do […]

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The LA Homegirl’s Guide to Real Estate: Choosing Your Realtor


Every month, we bring you a how-to video to help you successfully navigate your real estate transactions. This month, we’re pleased to kick things off with our guide to picking your realtor! Watch the video below to see what Kenya Reeves-Costa has to say about how to find a realtor that’s right for you.    

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