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SL70 available today!


The SL70 condo project in Echo Park featured in our rundown last week are going on sale today! The 70 condo project is located at the end of the 2 freeway at Glendale Blvd built on historic land that was once home to Hollywood’s first permanent movie studio. The units range from 1,200 square-feet to 1,500 square-feet in size. With prices ranging from $599,000 to $699,000 SL70 is the perfect option if you’re feeling priced out of Silver Lake or Echo Park. The condos will be ready for for move ins in the Fall of 2014 and the entire project will be completed in late 2015.  If you’d info on potentially purchasing an SL70 unit or want to know more about living in Echo Park and Silverlake, contact The LA Home Girl! Email us or give us a call at 323-300-1115. Check out some pictures of the condos below:      

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Silver Lake and Echo Park Rundown


We’ve noticed quite a bit of construction and development in Echo Park and Silver Lake lately. If you’re anything like us, you’re dying to hear about what’s coming in. To save you some hours of googling, here’s a quick run down on some exciting new additions to the neighborhoods Latitudes at Silverlake –  Glendale Blvd & Waverly Dr Los Angeles, CA 90039 This hilltop 63 townhouse development at Glendale Boulevard and Waverly Ave in Silverlake is well on it’s way to completion with a planned September opening date. Each townhouse will have three stories and range between 2-4 bedrooms. SL70 – 2205 Tom Mix Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 70 single-family houses in Silverlake, built on land that was once home to Hollywood’s first permanent movie studio. Most of the homes will have three floors of living space and rooftop access. Blackbirds – 2023 Vestal Ave Los Angeles, CA 90026 A 15 house complex off of Baxter street in Echo […]

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New Electric Buses Debut in Los Angeles TODAY


This is super exciting news for Los Angeles, with yet another great step in the direction of a more environmentally sound city. Speaking of helping the environment, don’t forget to subscribe to the LA Home Girl Blog to get a FREE REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG. To hear more about what is so great about living in Los Angeles these days, contact the LA Home Girl and we’ll chat about the new and improved LA. Here is the info on the new electric buses below:  LADOT TO TEST ELECTRIC BUSES ON BUSY DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES DASH LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA  (February 19, 2014) — The first pure electric, emissions free bus to be demonstrated in Southern California will hit the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, February 24, 2014. The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has partnered with BYD Motors of Lancaster, California and Shenzhen, China for a 90-day trial placing the bus into service on LADOT’s popular DASH Downtown LA […]

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5 Ways to Research Local Real Estate


Whether you’re deep into the process, or just starting, it’s important to know what your options are for researching local real estate. Even if you have someone as awesome as The LA Home Girl in your corner, it’s still important to be informed. Here are some ways to go about researching your local real estate market. (Also, read on to learn how to get your FREE REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG) 1. Call an Agent No matter what your researching skills are, the fastest way to find information about the local real estate market will always be by talking to your trusted real estate professional. We have access to special listing services, in-depth market research services, and we stay on top of it all day because that’s a huge part of our job. If you’re looking for information on the real estate market in Los Angeles, especially on the east side in neighborhoods like Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, […]

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Valentine’s Day Hangover: 3 Ways LA Home Girl Can Help


So yesterday was Valentine’s Day, which had some of us enjoying a nice dinner with our partner and then binge-watching Justified episodes, some of us were found stalking the ice cream isles at Von’s at 2AM, and some of us just… just…. don’t remember anything. For all of you, no matter how you spent your Valentine’s Day, here’s how the LA Home Girl can get you rejuvenated for this long weekend ahead of us…and beyond. 3. Go Get Healthy Food, and Use Our FREE Grocery Bag! Valentine’s Day is yet another reason to pig out on chocolate and other sweets. As long as it’s shaped like a heart, we’re all like “well, I obviously can’t eat this on any other day, so I might as well kill it all today, right? I’m right. I know I am.” Now, as you read this, you feel that lethargic awfulness that comes from failing to give your body anything that, ironically, actually helps […]

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Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles: 5 Best Romantic Restaurants East of Hollywood


If you live on the East Side of Los Angeles in neighborhoods like Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, Franklin Village or even Downtown, you’re likely looking for the perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day. You’re also probably trying to stay clear of Hollywood, or anything where you have to go through Hollywood, because we all know February 14th is a disaster on the roads and in the busy restaurants of WeHo and Beverly Hills. You can get the same, if not better dining experience in a more intimate and fun setting on the east side. Here are five of the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles for all you east siders. 5. Masa of Echo Park If you’re looking for a chill spot with a unique décor and great food for an affordable price, Masa of Echo Park is perfect. They have a wonderful menu, a fun and casual setting, and the best Chicago […]

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3 Frequently Asked Questions by Home Buyers


  Why Should I Buy a Home Instead of Rent? The simple answer is…a home is an investment. When you rent, your monthly check disappears and is gone forever. When you own a home, you can deduct the cost of mortgage from your federal income taxes, and a lot of times from your state taxes. This of course saves a lot of dough each year. You can also deduct the property taxes you pay as a homeowner. The value of your home may also go up over the years, adding to your investment. Outside of the financial advantages, it’s nice to enjoy something that is really yours. You can add your own personal style and really make it feel like a true home. Can I Own a Home Even if My Credit is Poor? Just because you have bad credit doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot become a homeowner. Many mortgage loan officers will inform you of different kinds of loans […]

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LADOT’s People St — New Places for Pedestrians to Take Over the Street


Yet another amazing thing the city of Los Angeles is doing to make this a better city for everyone to enjoy. Please check out the awesome new concept of “People St.” below. If you’d like to talk more about living in Los Angeles, give us a shout at the LA Home Girl. We’re proud to talk neighborhoods, homes, shops, schools, or anything else you’d want to chat about regarding our wonderful city and it’s incredible places to live. Here is the story on “People St” — Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset–our 7,500 miles of city streets–into vibrant and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). “People St is a bottom-up, community-based approach to improving our neighborhoods and changing the way Angelenos interact with their built environment,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.  “It is fitting that such an innovative program will be taking root here in […]

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A Beach in Silver Lake? Not Impossible!


For a long time Silver Lake residents have gazed upon the Silver Lake reservoir on a hot day and wondered what it would be like to go for a quick swim in the cool water that lies just steps from their home. Now, thanks to a crazy idea by local resident Catherine Geanuracos, the concept of an open swim area and even a BEACH is now actually being considered. An idea so crazy…it just might work. The concept would transform the Ivanhoe Reservoir portion on the northern end, the slightly smaller section, into a place with swim lanes, a separated lake for viewing and swimming, and a beach-like sandy space for sunbathing and acoustic guitar playing. The project is called “Silver Lake Plunge”, although it is also jokingly being called “Hipster Beach”. Whatever the name is, local folks are kind of amped about the idea. However, it will take years to realize if it does get approved. That being said, […]

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Crime in Los Angeles Down to Lowest Level in Decades


Los Angeles is a big city with a lot of history and a lot of cultural and economic diversity. There’s no reason to hide the fact that Los Angeles has faced issues with crime in the past, and many people who live outside the city assume Los Angeles is still riddled with crime. According to recent numbers, serious crime has dropped for the eleventh straight year in Los Angeles to 40-year lows. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced this trend about a week ago. Here are the numbers from Reuters: “Los Angeles, the second-biggest U.S. city with a population of nearly 3.9 million, recorded 251 murders in 2013, down from 299 the year before, according to the mayor’s office. Rapes dropped to 639 from 936, and total violent crime was down 12 percent over the same period.” And here is the quote from Mayor Garcetti in response to the statistics: “I’m proud of these statistics, but it’s what’s behind the numbers that’s […]

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