Prototype House In South LA $165/sq


From Curbed LA – Lehrer Architects designed these two prototype houses in the old school South Park, just south of Downtown (plus three others, in SP, Vermont Knolls, and Watts), at just $165 a square foot, which includes all the landscaping and site work. They’re about 1,300 square feet and each designed for classic indoor-outdoor SoCal living; there are three different layouts, but they all have that trellised patio and some kind of yard space. Press materials say the houses take an “aggressively optimistic attitude to [their] neighborhood.” (And they’ll need it; the two we visited were in pretty blighted surroundings.) The prototypes were developed by Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles, which originally formed in 2009 to buy up foreclosed properties in low-income neighborhoods and keep the areas stabilized. Four more are ready to go up as soon as there’s financing.

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3954 Fairway Blvd

Living Room

3954 Fairway Blvd stylishly remodeled home in prestigious ‘View Park’ ! an open floor plan makes this a great entertainment home. Beautiful hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel opens to spacious family room with half bath. family room has patio/pool access. Spectacular master suite & bath with patio/pool access. living room w/modern fireplace opens to patio/pool area. 2nd fireplace in one bedroom. relax at pool side or enjoy views from the upper patio. terraced rear upslope. detached pool dressing room. secure entrance. All yours for $685,000.  Open Houes Saturday, 3/15/14 @ 10 am to 2 pm.

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3954 Fairway Blvd

County Moves To Help Residents Facing Foreclosure

foreclosure-signIn an effort to help homeowners and renters at risk of losing their homes, Los Angeles County now will offer free counseling and information services for residents facing foreclosure.

The expanded Homeowners Notification Program, which the Board of Supervisors passed Tuesday, came as a result of a motion sponsored by Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas and a county-backed state bill to help homeowners and lenders. The county is set to launch the expanded services by December 1st.

Currently, residents facing foreclosure do not have access to free county services to help them save their homes.  With the new ordinance, the county’s Department of Consumer Affairs will work directly with lenders and homeowners to explore options to avoid foreclosure. In addition, the department’s investigators will work with law enforcement and regulatory agencies to identify and investigate real estate fraud and refer cases for civil or criminal prosecution. To cover the cost of this service, the new fee for notice of defaults and sales will be $7 while the fee for the recording of deeds will increase from $4 to $7.

Sadly, many residents who faced foreclosure have been targeted by fraudulent “foreclosure consultants” with promises of help only to be charged for costly services that ultimately never were provided. According to the consumer affairs department, many of those victims paid anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000 in fees to these fraudsters but nonetheless still lost their homes. Since 2006, more than 450,000 Los Angeles County homes have gone into foreclosure.

“This service is intended to protect residents and empower them to try to save their homes,” said Chairman Ridley-Thomas. “Too many people are targeted by predators and they end up not only losing their homes but also their life’s savings. The purpose of this program is to prevent foreclosures from happening but also help those who have been tricked. That is a good thing for all concerned.”

Wellness Centers At Two SouthLA High Schools Completed

Washington-Prep-Health-Center-1024x682Two Wellness Center now open on two SouthLA High Schools, Fremount High and Washington Prep.  The Wellness Center and Community Garden at Fremont High School is a approximately 2,800 square feet, with four medical exam rooms, two mental health counseling rooms, a dental exam room and a conference room for student meetings. The center will be operated by UMMA Community Clinic while the mental health services will be provided by Special Services for Groups.  Meta World Peace, Ron Artest was at the grand opening of Washington Prep High School Wellness Center where students and the community can receive dental, vision, mental  and physical healthcare.  FremontChairman Ridley-Thomas pledged to expand health care in the district when he took office in 2008, and he has since partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Compton Unified School District and community health clinics to open these centers.

Fremont Wellness Center

Washington Prep High Wellness 

Condo At The Base Of Baldwin Hills

Dinning Room

This Condo is located at the bottom of Baldwin Hills in Village Green.  Village Green is not Baldwin Vista (The Jungle).  This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is located at the end of a row of townhomes and along the central axis of the complex. must be seen! Tons of natural light fills the home and adds to the already desirable floor plan. Wood floors, nicely appointed inside and a private backyard patio that allows for outside dining. The complex was declared a national landmark in 2001. This one is going for $250,000.

5224 Village Grn

Large MidCity Purchase


Yes, LA has a Midtown, its actually called MidCity, and even though its border by affluent neighborhoods such as West Adams District, Lafayette Square, Victoria Park, and Hancock Park, MidCity is slightly ratchett.  Well that might be changing soon, the Midtown Shopping Center Associates (MTSCA) has acquired the land under Midtown Shopping Center plus two adjacent properties totaling 14.56 acres for $42.5 million from Catellus Development Corp. based out of Denver.  Well hopefully this means MidCity will spruce it up a bit.

 MidCity May Have A Brighter Future Coming

Jay and Bey Moving To The Beach


Multiple sources are alledging Jay and Beyonce have just dropped $40 Million on Cher’s Malibu 1.7 acre compound.   The property comes with a six-bedroom Italian Renaissance mansion with a gym and theater, plus a walled tennis court, a pool, an underground garage, and a guesthouse.  Although this has hit the media as far as records show nothing has been confirmed.  But if they did buy it, Touche, if you got it drop it.

Jay and Beyonce $40MM Beach House

Huge Ponte Vista Development Coming To San Pedro


Ponte Vista is a master planned development adjacent to the exclusive communities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, down in San Pedro.  The gated community is to be built on 61.5 acres of former Navy housing property at 26900 S. Western Ave.  The proposed planned community  has been scaled down from an original 2,300 homes proposed more than seven years ago to either 1,135 or 830 homes, including neighborhoods designated for active seniors.  The gated communities within Ponte Vista feature extensive open space amenities, including a central village green, numerous pool areas and a linear park enhanced with waterways.  The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council voted on its official response to the project at last Thursday’s council meeting so at this point we’re just waiting to hear the outcome, will keep you posted.

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Draft EIR on Ponte Vista

Development Down in San Pedro


After riding LA Metro, I realized we could use some more local informative programming and thought how awesome it would be if SouthLA had a chance to showcase some of our stories.  I contacted TransitTV and was asked to produce a pilot, thus the formation of SouthLAWired.  I know its not perfect, however I think it convey’s the idea properly.   SouthLAWired will be filmed as a webisode, and structured to be featured on TransitTV.  SouthLAWired will be an educational and uplifting series for the South Los Angeles Community promoting: real estate, real estate development, community events, and community development.  SouthLAWired will feature upcoming projects and events within the South Los Angeles area, local real estate tours, one on one interviews with selected city officials, and “Post Round-Ups” of events and meetings. A large portion of Los Angeles Metro riders are South Los Angeles residents and by featuring SouthLAWired, we can cater to a demographic that is often overlooked.

Abode: 6424 10th Avenue

Recently Remodeled, this 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home sits in the flats in the Park Mesa area of the Crenshaw District.  Featuring a Large Family Room which can be used as a 4th Bedroom on a Large R3 Lot. Features include: New Interior/Exterior Paint, Newer Roof, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Carpet and Hardwood Flooring throughout, Enclosed Patio. Buyers to check with City of Los Angeles for any/all possible permits.  This home is going for $249,900.

6424 10th Avenue