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2018 continued to be a stellar year for residential real estate sales in Los Angeles.

I helped clients buy and sell a collective $8M+ in real estate, spanning neighborhoods as diverse as Echo Park, Silver Lake, Mid-City, Atwater Village, Koreatown, Hermon, and El Sereno.

Most clients leveraged up, selling their first-time purchases and using their net proceeds to buy larger homes, or relocate to different neighborhoods entirely. New career opportunities, better schools, and easier commutes to work all contributed to their decisions.

A handful of Sellers decided it was time to cash out on years and, in one case, decades of home appreciation.

If you’re curious about 2019, either as a Seller or Buyer, feel free to call me at (213) 718-1110 to discuss your options. I’d be delighted to help you navigate market trends, introduce you to up-and-coming neighborhoods, and locate investment opportunities.

Luis, a Seller from Atwater Village, summed up our working relationship with the following:

“In June 2018 our family Trust was looking for someone to deliver results. After the passing of our beloved father the family made a decision to sell his LA property. We were aware of a million-dollar sale (by Jovelle) of another property in the neighborhood. We reached out to Jovelle to help us prepare, list and quickly sell the property. Her expertise through each and every phase guided the family to a very satisfactory result. If you are looking for results, I would whole heartedly recommend Jovelle Schaffer.”  (Bonus… very punctual with phone calls and appointments.)

1611 Delta Street #1

Looking for the privacy of a home, but with the ease and convenience of condo living? Look no further than 1611 Delta #1.

This rare, freestanding townhome is located in the heart of Echo Park.  Formerly the builder’s model home, the unit has pre-wired speakers, upgraded floors, designer details, and no shared walls.

Enter from your own patio, up a wood-paneled foyer, and into the main living space.

Grounded by ceramic tiles, easily entertain guests from your living and dining rooms, along with a private balcony.  

The kitchen – replete with Caesarstone countertops, maple cabinetry, and GE Café stainless steel appliances – will satisfy any home chef.  

Take the stairway up, on none other than upgraded loop carpeting, and you’ll find 2 ideal bedrooms. 

 The first is light-filled, with its own balcony, palm tree views, and en suite bathroom, perfect for guests or as a home office.  

The second, the master suite, serves as the perfect respite from urban living.  A Haiku ceiling fan, walk-in closet, and dual sinks complete this pied-à-terre, perfect to live in or rent out.  

Wonderful proximity to Echo Park Ave. shops, Sunset Blvd., and Echo Park Lake.

For additional information, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at jovelle@jovelle.com or call (213) 718-1110.

Jovelle Schaffer, of Sotheby’s Los Feliz, represents the Seller.

246 N. Park View Street

Hi-Fi, or Historic Filipinotown, has been an oft forgotten enclave of Echo Park.  Let’s dispel the rumors.  It’s always been a part of Echo Park — not adjacent to it or in its fringe — but IN it.  So is Rampart Village, Angelino Heights, Victor Heights, and Elysian Heights.  The Echo Park Historical Society may school you on the boundaries of Echo Park, so consider this a lesson.

Soapbox oration aside, let’s jump to 246 N. Park View Street.

Built in the 1930s, the Spanish-style building sits well above the street.  246 N. Park View is sited on the bottom floor and is 1 of 3 TIC (tenants-in-common) units available for purchase.

At 3 beds, 2 baths in 1,410 square feet, the $649,000 list price gets you a thoughtful floor plan and amazing space.

Character details abound in the living room — sconces, a faux fireplace, bookcase alcoves — which are all grounded by beautiful hardwood floors.

The original floors, with marquetry detailing, continue into the dining room.

The space is filled with natural light, perfect for homemade weekend brunch and overall entertaining.

The kitchen, replete with ceiling-height cabinetry, has ample storage for your vintage homewares.

And, if you couldn’t get enough original details, one of the bathrooms is covered in cheery yellow tile.

For outdoor entertaining, a patio is perfect for taking in your daily Vitamin D.

Additional features include a 1-car garage, in-unit laundry room, rear patio space, and low monthly HOA dues at $150.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at jovelle@jovelle.com or call (213) 718-1110.

Elizabeth McDonald and Cristina Brow, of TRG Realty, represent the Sellers.

 

2330 Alsace

Perfectly positioned between the Westside and Eastside, this 1920s Mid-City Spanish 3 bed, 2 bath bungalow exemplifies quintessential L.A. living.

A view of lush, drought-tolerant landscaping welcomes you from the porch’s arched windows.

Inside, an open floor plan connects the light-filled living and dining rooms, perfect for entertaining.

For the budding chef, a dual-purpose island and breakfast bar complement the kitchen’s stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash, and Shaker-style cabinets.

3 ample-sized bedrooms flank the side of the home. The master bedroom, replete with 2 closets (1 walk-in) and dual-sink bathroom vanity, serves as a peaceful retreat.

The middle bedroom serves as a perfect nursery, while the front bedroom has ample space for a house guest.

Outdoors, a canopy of hedges, bougainvillea, and vines provide the perfect backdrop for summer barbeques.

List price is $859,000.

Amazing proximity to Culver City, Beverly Grove, and equidistant between the Westside/Eastside.

For additional information on 2330 Alsace, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at (213) 718-1110 or via email at jovelle@jovelle.com.

Jovelle Schaffer, of Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz, has the listing.

4401 Bowman

Surprisingly, there are native Angelenos who have never been to El Sereno. The quaint neighborhood, bordered by Lincoln Heights to the south and Highland Park to the north, even has its own park (Ascot Hills Park) with skyline views downtown,  rolling hillsides, and hiking trails.

Let me introduce 4401 Bowman Blvd., a serene 1940s bungalow in its namesake, El Sereno. The corner lot home, in 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, exemplifies quintessential Eastside living.

Enjoy tranquil evenings and mountain views from the front deck or bask in year-round barbeques from the backyard, replete with mock grass and herb planters.

Indoors, a light-filled living room, framed by a large picture window, adjoins a curved archway to the dining room, perfect for entertaining.

Modern amenities include a cottage-style kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a garden window, upgraded electrical, hardwood floors, bolted foundation,and ductless A/C.

A fully fenced and gated driveway leads to a 2-car garage – perfect as a home office/studio — to complete your urban oasis.

For additional information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at jovelle@jovelle.com

Jovelle Schaffer, of Sotheby’s Los Feliz, represents the Seller.