LA Loft blog readers demand an alluring abode with stylish urban character that makes for a superior investment. Below is a list of the top ten picks for best Downtown L.A. lofts in the lower price range.
Here’s the list of amazing lofts starting from the lowest price:
Industrial Style Condominium High Ceilings SB Grand Lofts 312 W 5th St
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY – Enjoy Downtown life in a spacious historic open floor plan. 860 Sq Ft Modern open loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway and Historic Core. Private balcony facing original brick light well. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances open to the living area. Beautiful wood floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with vaulted high ceilings of concrete character, A/C and heat. #sb #lofts #dtla
Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. This happy historic building features 24-hr security front desk concierge, fitness room, rooftop sun deck, pool, hot tub with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Wired for cable and Internet. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live/work! Parking in building available. By Metro station, Pershing Square concerts in Summer and ice skating Winter. Stroll through the renaissance of Broadway, with coming street car as part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. Call Corey (213) 880-9910.
Professional Con-Artist Jimmy Wayne Jackson AKA Drew Christian Donovan AKA Christian Andrews Deceives from Small Town to Downtown
REAL ESTATE NEWS (September 4, 2017) Los Angeles, CA — The L.A. Loft Blog reported in May of 2017 about pretend rich guy Christian Andrews conning many Los Angeles area locals by offering to pay their bills, give them cars, even million-dollar real estate such as Downtown lofts and Solaire luxury high-rise condominiums in Koreatown. The skilled liar with many names promises to help those who are deserving with millions out of his trust fund if they help him avoid his interfering parents. The truth is that the con-man’s parents are dead, and he is really only avoiding his earlier angry victims while spryly hurdling the slow wheels of justice as he cheats his way from small town to Greater Los Angeles.
By gaining sympathy over his made-up terminal cancer, and his bogus story that he wants to help those who are deserving, Jimmy Wayne skillfully leads caring individuals into the void, all but rendering victims into human ATM machines, mindless sex zombies or drug-fetching robots to give him their money, meds, identities and even more sinister. The preying monster seems to have something insidious in store for just about anyone whom he can catch in his finely crafted web. #jimmywaynejackson #drewdonovan #christianandrews #fraud
The LA Loft Blog first became aware of the swindler when he contacted our office asking for help with a Downtown loft purchase. After observing fake proof of funds, fake earnest money deposit initiation receipts and other fake instruments, the L.A. Loft Blog has learned that the perpetrator has defrauded more than 100 individuals, families, mothers, children, elderly, disabled out of more than $1,000,000 in the Greater Los Angeles Area (see the original story).
The Latest — Going by the fake name Christian Andrews, and carrying a California driver license that says Drew Christian Donovan, the supremely skilled deceiver has this week been outed as Holland, Michigan native Jimmy Wayne Jackson, long-time fraudster on a mega-extended super-spree of illegal deception using fake checks, sham real estate transactions, phony bank wire transfers, other people’s credit cards and stolen identities.
We have just been contacted by an old-family friend who informed us of the flimflam man’s true origin. He’s been at it a long, long time. Hometown victim Carol reports that she knew him a long time ago when he was 10-year-old Jimmy Wayne Jackson of Holland, MI, from a dysfunctional family living at a mobile home park. Years later, Carol would lose touch as Jimmy turned into an 18 year old college DJ in Grand Rapids and then a DJ in Florida. About 9 years ago in back in Holland, MI, the young fraudster’s mom had passed away, and Jimmy never new his birth father. Carol and Jimmy grew close, so she thought. But the friendship was mere trickery. Carol reports that Jimmy came back to his home town, claimed he came into lots of money, and wanted to give it to deserving people. He defrauded Carol and several of the local townspeople, causing tens of thousands in damages to Carol alone. Years later, Jimmy did it again, ripped his old friends off a third time, making yet another astonishing round to take advantage of the folks who cared for him the most by claiming that he had come back to make amends. For those who were religious, Jimmy would not hesitate to use God’s name to lie, and take advantage of their faith to bilk and milk them for every penny. Carol said that two more home-town victims called her within the last year to report Jimmy’s latest thievery by false pretenses. His total estimated take is now more than $2 million.
While his mugshot captures a glimpse of his true character, the perpetrator has not paid for his career of crime. He has told some that he served time, but this super-slippery and talented weasel has even been able to con “friends” into bailing him out, as his supreme charlatan skills have allowed him to evade the law virtually 100%. He uses advanced real estate knowledge and banking know-how to trick old friends — even to outwit sophisticated business persons. The man with many names is at large and actively taking from innocent individuals and families. His motives are too torrid and depraved to detail on a real estate blog, but evidence suggests that the bad guy’s impetus may involve something weird like Ambien sex addiction, the sad combination that took down golf-great Tiger Woods. All victims are encouraged to immediately contact law enforcement and also to contact the L.A. Loft Blog with further information. The sooner we can get this crafty parasite back into an orange jumpsuit and iron bars, the safer America will be.
Additional victims have created another page with more information that might help to apprehend and stop the fraudster, also to try to protect families from the ongoing campaign of financial devastation by Drew Donovan aka Christian Andrews aka Jimmy Wayne Jackson.
What to Expect When Buying a Home — Housing Market Forecast Fall 2017 Edition
How to buy a loft, condo or house for less money: The new Fall 2017 Home Buyer’s Guide has just arrived. #homebuyer #guide
4 REASONS TO BUY A HOME THIS FALL!
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE HOUSING MARKET?
BUYING IS NOW 33.1% CHEAPER THAN RENTING IN THE US
IS YOUR FIRST HOME WITHIN YOUR GRASP?
Home Prices Over The Last Year
BUYING A HOME? CONSIDER COST, NOT JUST PRICE
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY
5 REASONS HOMEOWNERSHIP IS A GOOD FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
HOW LOW INTEREST RATES INCREASE YOUR PURCHASING POWER
STARTING TO LOOK FOR A HOME? WHAT YOU WANT VS. WHAT YOU NEED
2 MYTHS THAT MAY BE HOLDING YOU BACK FROM BUYING
YOU CAN SAVE FOR A DOWN PAYMENT FASTER THAN YOU THINK
WHY PRE-APPROVAL SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STEP
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BUYING A HOME
GETTING A MORTGAGE: WHY SO MUCH PAPERWORK?
HAVE YOU PUT ASIDE ENOUGH FOR CLOSING COSTS?
READY TO MAKE AN OFFER? 4 TIPS FOR SUCCESS
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.1% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.9% over the next year. The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense. Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have hovered around 4%. Most experts predict that rates will … | To continue reading, request a free copy of the Fall 2017 Home Buyer’s Guide. Fill out the form below:
What to Expect When Selling Your Home — Housing Market Forecast Fall 2017 Edition
How to sell a loft, condo or house for more money: The new Fall 2017 Home Seller’s Guide has just arrived. #homeseller #guide
5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE HOUSING MARKET?
Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Inventory Of Homes For Sale
Lack Of Listings Slowing Down The Market
Home Prices Over The Last Year
Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home?
Looking For A Luxury Home? Now’s The Time To Act!
THE HOUSING MARKET FORECAST
The ‘Great News’ About Rising Prices
Where Are Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years?
Don’t Wait! Move Up To The Home You’ve Always Wanted
Where Are Interest Rates Headed?
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE
How To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home
The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House Sold!
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market. 2. There Is Less… | To continue reading, request a free copy of the Fall 2017 Home Seller’s Guide. Fill out the online form:
Downtown L.A. Homes Sell For More Money, Faster Than One Year Ago
REAL ESTATE NEWS — Downtown Los Angeles continues to beat most real estate markets in both growth and stability. Compare recent prices, along with days on market, and we can see that prices continue to rise at a desirable pace, while homes sell at a brisk pace. Check out the market report:
In the most recent market (the last 6 months), Downtown L.A. homes sold at a median price of $619,500 with 42 days on market. #dtla #realestatenews
For the same 6 month period a year ago, the median price for Downtown LA (MLS areas 23,42) was $589,250. with 55 days on market.
This shows a value growth of $30,250 in 12 months with properties selling 13 days faster.
DTLA has also proven to be superior in down markets, slower to decline in price and faster to recover in price. While Downtown Los Angeles definitely has its ups and downs, it has proven to be safer than most neighborhoods as a financial investment.
Get a free list of Downtown Top 10 Best Investment Property Listings. Fill out the online form:
I always thought the powers that be in the U.S. got the name wrong – Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think the proper name would be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, something other than Labor Day. Unfortunately, most celebrate Labor Day by doing just that – Laboring. Government employees and Bank’s typically close up shop on Labor Day, but according to recent studies the majority of Americans are laboring on Labor Day. So to celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make: I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason. Right now, many would be home owners and home sellers are caught in a catch 22. They are nervous about moving or the opposite, desperate to make a move. This is why we have developed a special program for those you know that are considering a move.
Just like the weather, seasons come and seasons go, so do the seasons of life. I’m sure you have noticed, as I have, the older I get the faster the seasons move by. These “seasons of life” go by so fast, my hope is that you enjoy each one or at least grow from each one. Yes. Some of life’s seasons will be HOT and others will be COLD, some high and some low. The lows we want to move by quickly, the highs we want to stay in forever sometimes.
Los Angeles 8,800 Sq Ft Commercial, Industrial, Residential Live/Work Loft — IN ESCROW
Warehouse Lofts – Los Angeles building for sale 8,800 square foot live / work loft building located across the street from a Blue Line light rail station. The upstairs loft unit has been photographed and featured by the New York Times Style Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Renovated extensively, this amazing space is up for sale for at less than $200 / square foot in Watts South Los Angeles. Solar powered live / work loft and warehouse green building in Los Angeles for sale! $1,675,000 #lofts #losangeles #watts
Artisans achieve the perfect balance in their live-work rental in Watts
He was blown away by 12-foot ceilings, solar panels, skylights and a 4,500-square-foot rooftop deck. Despite the building’s industrial roots, the interiors felt warm and rustic with weathered wood floors and exposed wood beams.
8,800 SF 2-Story
Year Built 1923
Property Type: Commercial Industrial Residential Live/Work
Clear Ceiling Height: 12 ft.
Property Sub-type: Warehouse
Lot Size 8,276 SF
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User
Entire 8,800 square feet building for sale across from a metro stop in Los Angeles. Gorgeous. Two units – Upstairs is the 2,300 square feet two bedroom loft with a 4,000 square foot private roof deck.
Downstairs is the 6,500 square foot of mostly open space plus a two-car garage with an automatic roll up door. Original retrofitted 16 light factory windows, skylights, wood and polished concrete floors, and a photography cyclorama.
The building is designated as industrial use, and has City of Los Angeles permitted kitchen and bathroom upgrades and improvements.
8,800 square feet total building plus the garage, plus the 100 foot driveway, plus the 4,000 square foot roof deck. There’s also an 8 kilowatt solar photovoltaic electric system. Parking in the garage off the alley or enter the extra long driveway with an automatic gate up front. Offered at less than $200 per square foot.
Located across the street from the metro light rail station and just five miles south of downtown L.A. This property was featured on a TV show and in a green building tour. It is a fantastic demonstration of salvage materials with everything from stair railings to framing lumber to skylights to cabinets salvaged from the amazing architectural salvage yards in L.A. The builder salvaged so many materials, that he ended up printing lists of where to shop for salvage materials for other builders.
Updated and modernized warehouse building across the street from LA Metro Blue Line – Slauson to Firestone Station and Washington Park. Lofts in South Los Angeles, an inner-city environmentally responsible adaptive use project converted from a former light bulb factory. Located across the street from a light rail station, the green loft building is a demonstration of an affordably-constructed green building. The renovation of the property aired as an episode of the Discovery Home Network television show “Greenovate.” To see the lofts, call Corey Chambers (213) 880-9910
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How much did these new Downtowners pay for their lofts, condos and apartments? And how do they like them? #sold #homes #dtla
It’s so exciting to move into a new loft because they offer so much space for so many possibilities. Lofts are a big box like a 3-dimensional canvas that allows for great creativity and more flexible lifestyle for live/work, entertaining or just relaxing at a very special private space after a long day of work. This NCT 2-level penthouse was snapped up by an L.A. Loft Blog reader. The extra large corner unit loft
with lots of big windows and a real bedroom, all in a genuine historic loft building with a fantastic rooftop deck. Rental #prices range around $2,000 to $6,000 per month for lease.
Alana recently moved into her historic 2-story loft abode, and fell in love with the atmosphere and views.
L.A. Loft blog readers are picky, and they demand an excellent location and exceptional character in a home. Historic and industrial lofts of Downtown provide that chic, hip style with super practical open floor plans, in great walking areas near shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, entertainment and transportation. | LOFTS FOR LEASE
Doug Nasr just moved into his 3-bedroom, 2-story condominium unit at River House. He’s enjoying his sparkling new construction townhome with a private balcony and park views next to the revitalizing Los Angeles River and Marsh Park. Best of all, he got wood flooring, and saved thousands of dollars off the price and upgrades by taking advantage of a free home buyer protection program. River House condos sold for $499,000 to $899,000. | NEW HOMES
HOME SELLERS: Find Out What the Loft Down the Street Sold For
Find out what homes recently sold around Downtown Los Angeles, and how much the buyers paid for them. Get a free list of area home sales with prices and photos, along with a list of currently available homes for sale. Fill out the online form:
Quick, Temporary Rentals for Short Stays in Downtown L.A.
Finding a loft, condo or apartment rental for 1 month to 6 months can be a daunting task in Downtown L.A. Most of them are not advertised, and real estate professionals and rental home search websites do not usually make it easy to find temporary housing in DTLA. #dtla #shortterm #rent
To help those who are new to Downtown LA, and for those who are in transition, the Loft Blog is providing a list of short term furnished and unfurnished residential venues for lease.
Short term loft, condo and apartment rentals in DTLA:
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Since most real estate agents and professionals do not offer much assistance for short-term rentals, Renters who need a quick temporary solution often have a hard time finding the right space and find themselves ignored by the real estate industry. One solution is the upgraded rental tour that includes short-term lofts for lease and other temporary rentals and treats short-term renters like million dollar buyers. Get free details at LALoftTour.com. For general lease tour info, fill out the online form: