It’s not often that we get invited to Johnny Depp’s house. Because Depp wants to sell his lofty Downtown penthouses as soon as possible, the public is invited to see the condos for sale in person. Whats’s really going on with the actor’s urban homes for sale in the most exciting place on Earth? Visit Johnny’s open penthouses to find out. Seeing is believing. Walk right into the fabulous art deco masterpiece landmark, the Eastern Columbia building, without an appointment and take a look at the hottest homes on the market today. #johnnydepp #openhouse
For those who don’t have more than $1.5 million, there are also plenty of more down-to-earth open house lofts and condos for sale, such as Alta Lofts, the Bartlett Building, Bunker Hill Tower and more. Here’s the list of the open house lofts and condominiums for sale this week: open-house-dtla-170225 (pdf). For free assistance finding and getting into the open houses, call the Downtown Open House Hotline (213) 880-9910.
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REAL ESTATE NEWS – (Downtown LA) Here’s the new top ten list showing what the thousands of readers of the L.A. Loft Blog are searching for, interested in and looking at the most this week: #lofts #top10list
The L.A. Loft Blog and Corey Chambers posted an incorrect sold price on the property recently closed at 108 W 2nd St #705. The correct sold price was $396,000. Corey Chambers and the L.A. Loft Blog regret the error. Here’s the corrected sold ad graphic.
Anyone who is thinking about selling a home in the next 3-6 months needs to think about how the home will be presented to get the most money for it. Staging can increase the selling price of home by 1% to 3% or more. #staging #home #free
Most home sellers do not want to spend thousands of dollars to improve the look of the home. Fortunately, there’s a new promotion that offers free virtual staging so that home sellers can get the most money for the home by making it look its best. First impressions are always the most important, so virtual staging gives the best vision up front of how good a home can look when a professional interior designer chooses the best furniture fit and decor style to enhance the property. Best of all, the service is free for qualified home sellers and buyers.
Take a look at these virtually staged photos above and below versus the vacant photo on the right. This is an actual unit for sale in the Shybary Grand loft building, a pocket listing that is a special deal asking $400,000 for 680 sq ft of open live/work space with private balcony. The seller wants to attract cash buyers and pre-approved buyers only so that the general public is not traipsing through the home. The vacant photos appears comparatively incomplete and abandoned, while the unit is actually just bit too cluttered to show its current state. Contrast that with the virtual staged photos, which give the more accurate impression that people can really enjoy living in the property.
It’s one the biggest opportunities in Downtown L.A. real estate: #pocketlisings #dtla
Many off-market condominiums and other properties for sale are not listed on the internet, and not listed with any real estate agents. These pocket listings can give buyers several advantages when finding out about lofts before the general public nabs them.
A broker may hold a signed listing agreement with the seller, but the property is not advertised, not entered into the real estate professional multiple listing system (MLS). Sellers often want more privacy, and a pocket listing allows the seller to limit how many people find out about the property, visit the property and place offers on the property. This is helpful for a seller who wants to make their home selling process easier or who does not want many unqualified buyers browsing through their home.
Pocket listings can be very appealing to buyers who seek exclusive opportunities. By lowering the number of competing buyers, pocket listings can give the informed buyers an extra advantage when searching for real estate that is not advertised anywhere else. These more private deals can give the buyer and seller a faster, smoother transaction when the listing agent has buyer clients who may be interested in the property. To get free access to special Downtown home finding technology, become a VIP buyer. Sign up at www.LALoftVIP.com.
The L.A. Loft Blog has reported that up to 45% of transactions in Downtown Los Angeles since 2011 have been off-market, private listings such as pocket listings. These have included some of the most popular loft buildings in DTLA such as Barker Block, Higgins Building, Alta Lofts, Sky Lofts, Santee Village, Beacon Lofts and many others. It’s free for buyers to get priority access to the best pocket listings in Downtown Los Angeles by signing up at www.LASecretLofts.com.
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Shybary Grand Loft For Sale 860 Sq Ft 3rd Floor with Balcony $400,000
SB Grand loft brings you the best of Downtown life in a spacious historic open floorplan. Modern open space with high ceilings and wood floors, fantastic NYC-like character of Broadway and the Historic Core. Cool, shaded private balcony in quiet, original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen open to living area. Washer and dryer in unit. Full bath. Open and airy living space with extra lighting and heating with A/C cooling. Excellent downtown location near Pershing Square and other landmarks. Farmers Market Wednesdays at Pershing Square, lunch at the renovated historic Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. Building 24-hour security, fitness center gym, rooftop pool, hot tub with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Wired for cable and Internet. This pocket listings is for approved buyers only, not listed on the MLS. Call Corey (213) 880-9910. | PHOTOS #lofts #dtla #forsale
Neighborhood transports you to 1920’s Los Angeles as you look onto some of the magnificent buildings of the past century. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live-work! The building has valet parking for about $200 /mo. Easy access to the Metro, by Pershing Square with concerts in Summer and ice skating in Winter, Grand Central Market, Farmers Market Sundays on 5th Street. Stroll through the renaissance of Broadway, with soon-to-come street car, part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. Available for viewing by cash or pre-approved buyers only. DETAILS
4 Big Reasons to Call the Chambers Team to Sell Your Home:
#1 We’ll Get You More Money – Chambers Team gets you 2.2% more of the asking price
#2 We’ll Sell Your Home Faster – Chambers Team sells homes 44% faster
#3 More Likely to Sell – Chambers Team homes are 16% more likely to sell
#4 We’ve got more than 4,700 buyers in our Data Base looking for a home
To find out how much you can sell your home for and how long it will take, call Corey at (213) 880-9910
*seller and Corey must agree on price and time of possession. Realty Source Inc BRE#01889449
Downtown is dangerous! That has been occasionally true, especially when visitors and residents do not have all of the best information. Living and working in Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods can be quite safe, efficient and really fun when we have access to the right knowledge. Providing accurate information is of paramount importance to buyer, sellers, renters, landlords and real estate professionals. #lofts #millsact
Because lofts are among the more complicated properties to deal with, they can be more difficult to figure out, and more challenging to understand. Involved with tough issues such as the Los Angeles Adaptive Re-Use Ordinance, Mills Act, lawsuits, litigation, unwarrantable buildings, incomplete financials, dwindling reserves, lending issues, FHA/VA conflicts, homeless issues, lawlessness neighborhoods, live/work designation confusion, special assessments, new construction, changing skylines, rapid growth, gentrification — just to name a few issues, lofts can be quite a handful as far as providing and receiving accurate information.
Take Alta Lofts as a recent example. A for sale listing recently stated that Alta Lofts is a Mills Act approved historic loft building, which it most certainly is not. Being an Alta lofts resident, I pay county property taxes on the property, have been involved with more than 10 transactions in the building, and I’m an Alta loft specialist real estate professional. Only approved historic buildings with original facade and windows intact are eligible for Mills Act tax benefits. Prospective residents should check with an attorney, tax professional and Los Angeles County regarding Mills Act.
Sellers are required to provide accurate information and to disclose any information about conditions that could affect the value of the home. Some sellers wrongly believe that they can get more money for the property and protect themselves by using an out-of-area agent to sell the home because the agent does not know about all of the downsides and defects. The reverse is true of course. A local specialist who knows the pros and cons of the building can protect the seller by properly disclosing information and by correctly selling the benefits of the property and the upsides of its condition. A local specialist real estate professional is the best protection for a buyer as well, and the buyer can get the very best assistance at no cost to the buyer because the seller pays for the buyer’s agent.
To avoid buying, renting or selling a property with inaccurate information, prospective residents can also request any type of information free from the L.A. Loft Blog. Fill out my online form. Fill out the online form:
Hi Friends! Thanks for checking out the LA Loft Blog open house special update to find out what’s happening in Downtown Los Angeles this weekend. For those who are thinking about owning a loft or traditional condominium unit in the most exciting place on earth, there’s no better way to get started than by walking in and taking a look with your own eyes at an open house. #lofts #openhouse #dtla
For help finding and getting into the open houses, get free assistance by calling Corey (213) 880-9910 mobile/text. Get the latest open house listings in your email with daily updates. Fill out the online form:
As Downtown Los Angeles home values continue to rise while the urban neighborhood continues to get more amenities and more prospective residents, rent prices continue to jump at about the same fast pace, around 6% per year increase. #affordable #lofts
While our team was once quite eager to help renters to find lofts for $1,000 per month, those days are unfortunately over. With so many fresh faces moving into DTLA, the Corey Chambers Team of real estate agents can sometimes barely keep up with buyers and sellers requesting our help in dealing with their loft sale and purchase transactions now averaging $665,600, while the average recent loft for lease had a rental price of $2,894 per month. Are the are any cool LOFTS UNDER $2,500 any more? The answer is yes!
The problems with the best deals in Downtown loft rentals are that the real estate agents and managers with the best loft bargains don’t always answer their phone because they are so busy. The quick and easy solution is an upgrade such as the L.A. Loft 3-Hour Tour or Priority Service Upgrade. These services are an absolute must for renters who want to find the best deals in the real estate agent listings as well as the bargain rentals not listed, along with unadvertised bargains. These service upgrades can help buyers to get treated with the same respect and same high priority as a $1 million dollar home buyer or seller.
L.A. Loft Blog Referrals Help Kids #referralshelpkids #chla
Congratulations and thank you to the readers of the LA Loft Blog, along with Downtown home buyers and sellers. Together, we have just raised $1,000 to help the kids, and we will definitely reach our big goal — saving the lives of those who need our help the most!
We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Helping Hands Fund. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know, Children’s Hospital does great work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others.
Kids under their care are 300% more likely to enter into remission IF they can get into the recovery center. BUT, the Recovery Center survives on Sponsorships and Donations. So YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…
Who do you know who is considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very worthy cause.
How to Help the Kids
I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members who are considering making a move, so here are your options:
1. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to those who you know are considering a move.
2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 213-880-9910.
Thank you and have an awesome day!
Publisher L.A. Loft Blog
For their openness, spaciousness and separation of bed area, lofts with bedrooms and bedroom doors, as well as 2-story lofts are highly sought after in Downtown Los Angeles.
It’s no wonder that the #1 search on the L.A. Loft Blog for the past several months is “2-Story Lofts”. #2story #lofts
As a modern alternative to a traditional bedroom, a 2-level loft gives the feeling of privacy and separation while also bringing extra loftiness because 2-levels usually gives soaring high ceilings in the main area, often 15 feet to 20 feet high instead of the more typical 10 foot loft ceilings.
Get a list of available 2-level lofts for sale or for lease.
2-Story Lofts – Downtown Los Angeles Condos and Apartments with Stairs and 2 Levels
2-Levels: A Loft Within a Loft
With ultra high ceilings and excellent separation of the living and sleeping areas, many loft lovers appreciate a condo or apartment unit that has an upstairs area.
Some loft buildings in Downtown Los Angeles have at least a few units with 2-stories such as an upstairs mezzanine bed area. With open lofts, some type of bed area separation is usually desirable, and having a bed area upstairs is often the perfect type of separation for loft living. Along with the convenient separation for added peace and privacy, the palatial vaulted ceilings of the main loft area in 2-level units are extra high, around 16 feet high or more, giving more total space and feeling of openness to the downstairs area of the loft.
Here is a list of buildings in Downtown that have 2-levels with stairs in some of the units, starting with the buildings that are most likely to have a 2 level unit available:
BUILDINGS WITH 2-LEVEL CONDOS FOR SALE AND FOR LEASE: