Silver Lake, CA Real Estate News

By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater Village - there's a farmers' market for everyone! Where's your favorite Farmers' Market? If you like the idea of buying straight from the source, then a famer's market is the way to shop for great fruits and veggies.  Residents of Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village have several choices and all on different days at different times. Lucky for us!  If you forget to pick something up at the Echo Park Farmers' Market on Friday, you can go to the Silver Lake Farmers' Market on Saturday or the Atwater Village Farmers' Market on Sunday.  If you're just a fan of outside shopping and variety, there's no reason not to check them all out! Echo Park Farmers Market The Echo Park Farmers' Market is relatively new, having started just 3 years ago in 2...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
Baller Hardware, A True Silver Lake Gem!   If you live in Silver Lake, Franklin Hills or Los Feliz, you've probably at some point wandered into Baller True Value Hardware Store at the corner of Tracy and Hyperion.  If you haven't been there yet- you really need to check it out. I discovered Baller Hardware when I first moved to Silver Lake in 2001. My husband and I had purchased a fixer-upper just south of the Silver Lake Reservoir and had a lot of work on our hands. How fabulous to find this terrific little hardware store such a short drive from our new abode.  Not a fan of big box retailers, I tend to avoid Home Depot and Lowes as much as possible.  Baller Hardware is a small town store stocked with the normal stuff you'd expect to find in a hardware store but also a huge variety of t...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
New Silver Lake Library Taking Shape and constructions appears to be coming along nicely. If you've been anywhere near the corner of Glendale and Silver Lake Blvd, no doubt you've seen the progress being made on the new library.  A contemporary design of shiny silver and glass, the building designed by M2A Architects has a split level design and subterranean parking.   The designers envision the building as a "Gateway to the Community" and are incorporating the eco-friendly green components that will allow it to earn LEED certification.   No doubt the library will be a great addition to the Silver Lake Neighborhood! If you are up for a book sale, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 1.  You can browse and buy books from 10 am  - 2 pm catty-corner from the future library at the Cityba...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
Silver Lake Condos for less than $500K, $400K, would you believe $300K?! Units in some of these buildings were selling in excess of $600K just a year ago. If you have been thinking of buying a condo in Silver Lake near the Silver Lake Reservoir or near Sunset Junction or within walking distance to Silver Lake Farmer's Market and Trader Joe's, this could be a great time to buy! How about a 2-bedroom unit in the contemporary style complex at the corner of Silver Lake Blvd and Glendale Blvd right across the street from Silver Lake's soon-to-be-open new library?  This property is just a hop skip and a jump away from the Silver Lake Reservoir Walking Path. It's also close to shopping and restaurants and part of the Ivanhoe Elementary School District.  This complex of 26 live/work loft units ...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
But Open houses DO sell houses!   I love reading posts on Active Rain. J Phillip's post - The Great Open House Debate  inspired me to write my own post about open houses from a completely different perspective.   There are differing opinions on the usefulness of open houses. Some agents say an open house does nothing for the seller but is simply a tool for the agent to pick up buyers. Granted, a buyer may not walk in the door and write and offer on that particular house, but it doesn't mean that someone who comes to the open house won't end up buying it.   Here's my point: There are a lot of homes on the market.  Many homes in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and the surrounding areas I work, do not have lockboxes.  If you list such a home, there's a lot of work involved in setting up ...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
 If you have not had a chance to see the house at 2331 Cove Ave. in Los Angeles, take the opportunity while you can. Sometimes a house is simply worth seeing.  I go on broker's caravan weekly to keep up with the new listings on the market. It's rare that I see one that makes me want to write a post about it but this one sure did! The land was first home to a 1906 bungalow, and is now home to the fabulous residence currently for sale 2331 Cove Ave. in Silver Lake. This home was designed by Alber Cooling, and was redesigned and enlarged for Edward A. "Tink" Adams and his family.  Adams founded the Los Angeles Art Center School in downtown Los Angeles in 1932, which is now the Pasadena -based Center College of Design, one of the Nation's major art colleges. Cooling was an instructor at th...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
    Residents of Silver Lake can now safely stroll around the Silver Lake Reservoir.  After years of planning and construction, the last 2/3 of a mile of the Silver Lake walking path from Armstrong Avenue to the dog park officially opened on December 20.  Joggers, fitness walkers, people with dogs and mommies with strollers have all enjoyed walking around the reservoir.  Now they can do it without worrying about cars on Silver Lake Blvd.  The new crushed granite path completes the 2 mile circuit and makes for a much more pleasant way to get some fresh air and exercise.  Fans of architecture can take a peek at the Nuetra Colony on their way around the reservoir. This collection of modernist architecture designed by Richard Neutra is located near the intersection of Earl Street and Silver...
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By Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
(L.A. Property Solutions)
These days, with so much information available online, it's really important to show our value beyond unlocking doors.  Being from the old school myself, I could not imagine making such a huge financial investment as buying a home without the help of a professional.  I don't do my own taxes, or my own dental work for that matter!  However, the vast amounts of information available online seem to be leading some consumers to believe that they really don't need us. I just closed an escrow with buyers who initially felt that way, but admitted to me during the process that they were seeing things from a new perspective.  I asked if they would mind putting something in writing that might help me (and other Realtors) understand a bit better where they were coming from.  Here it is: How Jenny ...
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
Hey, everyone knows Silverlake is the place to be, even your cute and cuddly puppy! SILVERLAKE DOG PARK   1850 West Silver Lake DriveLos Angeles, CA 90026DRIVING DIRECTIONSPhone: (323) 644-3946 Facility Hours Of Operation:   Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday:6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Tuesday & Friday:8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Special Features: 1.25 ACRES OFF-LEASHPUBLIC PHONESSTREET PARKING ONLY      Region: Griffith/Metro District: Griffith Council District: 13 Neighborhood Service Area: East Los Angeles Public Information: 1.25 acres off-leash street parking only. Public phones available.Hours of Operation:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday:6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Tuesday & Friday:8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.The number listed above is for Silver Lake Recreation Center....
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
What better way to spend a Saturday morning than at the Silverlake Farmers' Market! All you fresh produce in one place, how could you go wrong! Make sure to check it out every week!     Day: Saturday Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Location: West Sunset Blvd & Edgecliffe Drive City: Los Angeles County: Los Angeles Manager: Edwin Gomez Office Address: 4019 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Phone: 323-661-7771     And here's another great pumpkin recipe! Cheesy Stuffed Pumpkin Ingredients 1 (2.5-3 lb)  fresh pumpkin, about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds 4 ounces stale bread, sliced thin, then cut into 1/2-inch chunks 4 ounces cheese, such as Gruyere, Swiss, Blue, Cheddar(or a combination) 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled, germ removed and coarsely chopped(to taste) 1/3 cup heavy cream, about nutmeg thyme salt & f...
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
Below is a list of the top 10 events for Silver Lake according to metromix.com for the month of October! Check it out!   Restaurants / Dining Event Silver Lake Farmers' Market 1521 Griffith Park Blvd. - Los Angeles (Silver Lake) Come to your local farmers' market to purchase the freshest produce available, support local farmers and artisans making everything from jewelry to... Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.    Bars & Clubs / Biker Trailer Trash Mondays at MJ's MJ's - 2810 Hyperion Ave. - Los Angeles (Silver Lake) MJ's is known for a lot of things; subtlety is not one of them. With something going on every night of the week-including it's packed "Rim Job... Mondays: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.    Bars & Clubs / Things To Do El Show De Maritza at Le Barcito 3909 Sunset Blvd. - Los Angeles (Silver Lake) Q...
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
We are sponsoring the Silver Lake region of Los Angeles! Come and check out our photos and community details. Silver Lake is a hip, artistic residential community adjacent to Hollywood. Silver Lake is bordered by Echo Park to the east and southeast, Atwater Village to the north, Historic Filipino town to the south, Virgil Village to the south-west, East Hollywood to the west and Los Feliz to the northwest. Silver Lake has been the home to a multitude of musicians such as Beck, Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Waits as has become the center for alternative and indie rock in the LA area. Other famous residents have included Christina Ricci, Kiefer Sutherland, Parker Posey and Bill Pullman. For nightlife you will find Club Tee Gee, Red Lion Tavern, MJ's, Silverlake Lounge an...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
DOM= less than one. Yep, its true. My crew and I staged a cute, vacant California Cottage in Silverlake, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles) on the Thursday before Christmas. We finished staging at about 5 PM. The homeowner (our client) was thrilled with the result. I wanted to come back the next day to bring a couple more throw pillows that I thought would be the perfect finishing touch on the window seat. I was informed by the Listing Agent that she had 3 showings scheduled the next morning so we would have to come after 12 noon. The first man who saw the house liked it so much, that he wanted to bring his wife back right away. She immediately fell in love with it and they made a full price offer.               Dining Room Before Staging                                           Dining Room ...
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By Jovelle Schaffer, GRI
(Sotheby's International Realty)
I visited the Kor Group’s Sunset Silver Lake live/work project at 4111 Sunset Blvd. (between Manzanita and Myra) last week to witness the new architectural addition at Sunset Junction. Although for years I’ve admired the views looking northeast from Sunset Blvd. – lush treetop vistas of the mountains amidst Silver Lake homes – it was great to see what Kor created on the once-vacant lot. 4 free-standing buildings rise above a well-groomed, landscaped courtyard. Of 43 live/work spaces, only 18 remain, 2 of which have attached 2-car garages. I especially liked the roof terraces in select residences. Prices start from the $700,000s for your new, hip home in Silver Lake.
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