As the average rental in Downtown Los Angeles lofts and condos passes the $3,150 mark ($2,800 median rent), renters who are looking for an awesome loft and a good deal often see places that they like online, and then cannot get in to see the place, cannot reach anyone or lose the coolest rental to another renter. Renters looking under $3,000 are often ignored. But, no more! Instead of being forgotten, these renters can instead get treated like million dollar home buyers. Fortunately, there’s a new Upgrade Service that allows renters to get better, faster access to ALL of the lofts, condos and apartments that match their criteria from ALL of the landlords, managers and real estate companies. #dtla
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Meet & Greet Open House!
Gabriel Olguin and Corey Chambers will be hosting an open-loft on Thursday from 11am-2pm and you are invited to stop by and say hello! We look forward to seeing you there! 200 N. San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Don’t pass up this incredible opportunity to lease a fabulous live/work space penthouse level corner unit at the world-renowned Alta Lofts! Originally built in 1925 and operated by the Fuller Paint Company for decades, the building maintains it’s original art deco exterior and architecture while seamlessly incorporating the best in contemporary features and decor. This big, bright, and open features lofts of windows and natural light, wood floors, and open-concept living area with the privacy, peace and quiet of a real bedroom. The modern, open kitchen with stainless appliances, including refrigerator, gas stove and subway tile backsplash, is perfect for cooking and entertaining. The unit features a private balcony. Laundry washer and dryer in unit. Building amenities include fully landscaped first floor courtyard, assigned gated 1 car parking space and guest parking, 24 hour fitness room gym, community room and BBQ area. Minutes from Downtown LA, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Glendale, Pasadena. Call Corey (213) 880-9910. #livework #lofts #la
If you’d like to live/work in a cool loft in an historic industrial building by Downtown Los Angeles, you now have a new opportunity. Located near The Brewery Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles, the provocative modern loft building will let you live bold, and take a step outside the norm. Discover dramatic open spaces that take loft living to new heights within a vibrant neighborhood alive with possibilities.
Do you have a vision that you will be a pioneer in the next great place? Are you ready to get there now?
The eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and cafes of historic Lincoln Heights brings a true community vibe to Alta Lofts. Adding to the neighborhood’s appeal is its close proximity to Los Angeles’ most popular destinations. Dodger stadium, Walt Disney Concert Hall, MOCA and Downtown’s financial center are all just minutes away. With convenient access to three major highways and a nearby Gold Line stop, Pasadena, Glendale and Los Feliz are also easily accessible.
The building has a colorful past, giving it added texture and nuance today. Constructed in 1925, the building served as the Fuller Paint Company Warehouse for decades. Now, that same address is an important example of how adaptive reuse can artfully blend old and new to offer the best in contemporary living and still preserve a proud industrial heritage.
Building highlights include original four-story structure capped with two stories of newly constructed penthouse lofts, as well as direct-access, gated parking structure for residents and guests. Floor to ceiling industrial windows, along with retrofitted with dual panes are accompanied by exposed beam and ductwork. The exterior features fully landscaped open air courtyard and paseo, a fifth floor deck, and original concrete pillars throughout building.
The structure is a study in contrasts. The exterior features both neo-classic and contemporary touches. Inside, the same dichotomy holds with structural elements from the 1920s co-existing with modern kitchens, bathrooms and state-of-the-art sectional overhead doors. It’s an ideal mix, resulting in one-of-a-kind living spaces that radiate with light, energy and creativity.
Details matter here, cabinets, fixtures – each has been carefully selected to work together to create a welcoming and inspiring living environment. The building also features amazing unobstructed views of Downtown, Elysian Park and surrounding communities. It is an historic building with original architectural elements and two new modern penthouse floors. The residents of lofts enjoy designated parking in gated and adjacent garage. The building is further diversified with ground floor retail.
The bottom level is made up of 2-story and 3-story lofts. The two top levels (5th and 6th stories) are composed of new metal construction in modernist style. The center of the building was cut out for the restoration to add light, air and openness to the building and loft units.
Stop by the open house, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 478-0499. The loft interiors feature high ceilings throughout – 7’ 10” to 11’ 6” ceilings, with double height ceilings in select penthouse units –18’ to 21’6”. Selected units feature private balconies. Most units feature exposed original walls and ceilings, in addition to original windows re-glazed with dual panes. A cool eclectic master touch is the sectional overhead doors on selected units. Floors 2, 3 and 4 come furnished with hardwood flooring. Some units are adorned with ceramic tile flooring in baths.
All lofts include Whirlpool stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counter-tops, stainless steel kitchen sink, a 36” refrigerator space pre-plumbed for automatic ice-maker, central heating and air conditioning with energy saving night set-back thermostat. Each loft is pre-wired for gas washer/dryer hookup, and each loft has energy-efficient fluorescent lighting controlled by Decora switches throughout. “Many who planned to live in Downtown Los Angeles end up choosing Alta because it is a chic, genuine loft building that is bigger, nicer and cheaper than other nearby lofts,” says Corey Chambers, a Realty Source Broker Associate and Publisher of the L.A. Loft Blog. “A penthouse loft rental does not need to cost $4,000 per month.”
Live and work your way! Contact email@example.com or call (213) 478-0499 ask for Corey
SoldHomesLA.com Home Prices of Downtown L.A. Lofts and Condos Sold
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Anything that could help alleviate traffic congestion is always going to be a great addition to Los Angeles. #arrivo #hyperloop #dtla
New Hyperloop company Arrivo company has set up shop across from the Budweiser building on the Boyle Heights side of the 4th Street Bridge. In the race to develop Hyperloop, Arrivo seems to be focusing on the sleds rather than a vacuum chamber. The giant skates can carry cars, passengers or freight. Without the vacuum chamber, the speed might not go quite as fast as Elon Musk’s vision, but the development and construction can proceed faster, cheaper, and possibly safer. Zooming along at up to 200 per hour will be quite an improvement over the current state of freeways in the area.
Arrivo is bringing 70 to 80 engineers to the area. Several of them are seeking residences in Downtown Los Angeles, including tax-saving historic Mills Act approved lofts in the nearby Arts District, Historic Core and Little Tokyo.
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Real Estate News
L.A. Industrial Conversions Coming Up For Sale
New Homes in Downtown L.A. Under Construction
Historic yet spankin’ new and glistening clean stylish urban homes with the latest architecture and most modern conveniences combine with new loft conversions, newly remodeled historic and industrial buildings converted to modern urban live-work residences, all coming to DTLA. #newlofts #dtla #newhomes
New Downtowners and investors love it when old historic and industrial buildings are converted from useless dilapidated structures into repurposed residential live/work lofts with open space, lots of oversized windows and natural light, in the best walking areas near shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation. From 2000 to 2014, more than 20 buildings were converted. But in the last 3 years, there have been only modern construction condos, along with thousands of new apartment rentals not available for purchase. The good news is that this trend is changing.
The most recent loft conversion was Barker Block Warehouse One in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. That was more than 3 years ago.
New Lofts Downtown LA
Where are the new Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles? When Barker Block Warehouse 1 opened in 2014, there was a mad rush on the very first day of sale, with more than 2,700 home seekers for less than 20 available units. The seller had a huge advantage.
New Constructon Lofts Downtown L.A.
While the neighborhood suffered from a glut of unsold properties 6 years ago, Downtown L.A. today is today experiencing a dramatic shortage with just a tiny inventory of affordable homes for sale. The lowest priced cool loft jus sold last month for $348,000 for 500 sq ft at the SB Grand lofts building. For slightly larger medium sized lofts, the cheapest entry level lofts have tripled in price from around $150,000 in 2011 to around $450,000 today. There is currently one loft that is 860 sq ft asking just $412,000 at the SB Grand.
Successful buyers today must take advantage of the most powerful strategies to find bargains around Downtown. Today’s smartest buyers check out the REO bank-owned foreclosures, short sales, distress sales, fixer uppers, raw lofts, as well as the nearby lofty condos and houses with character outside of Downtown LA. For those who want to live in the heart of Downtown, new construction and unlisted properties have most recently provided the best solution. Pocket listings and other unlisted lofts have accounted for more than 30% of the best deals in the past 5 years.
New L.A. Loft Construction
There is hope for buyers who need to see more properties for sale. Home buyers have had found the most amazing lofts and the best prices when they were able to see as many amazing lofts and condos as possible, including those that are not on the internet.
New Lofts Coming to Downtown – Find Out When and Where, and get email notification when new lofts are announced, along with lofts that have been converted to condominium specifications, but not sold yet, like these:
Barker Block Warehouse One – SOLD
Title Guarantee Building
Brockman Building MORE
The L.A. Loft Blog has the scoop on the loft rental buildings that are most likely to come onto the market for sale in the near future, including:
Luxury Loft Tower
Historic Furniture Warehouse – SOLD
Luxury Historic Lofts
Historic Core Flats
Luxury Restaurant Row Historic Lofts
Historic Core Loft Tower with Balconies
Shopping and Restaurant Arcade Lofts
Pershing Square Historic Loft Building
Other loft buildings going condo and new construction lofts: Get a free hotlist of new lofts coming up for sale, with loft rental buildings that are rumored to be going condo in the future.
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Mills Act lofts lead the way for Downtown Los Angeles real estate in 2018. These historic condominiums with exciting character such as high ceilings with concrete pillars come with a built-in bargain thanks to the law that pays owners to maintain the buildings with their original features. #millsact
Readers of the L.A. Loft blog have chosen Mills Act lofts as the most important of topics. Best of all, several Mills Act loft buildings provide some of the coolest and most affordable real estate in #dtla
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Downtown is so easy and affordable compared to some places. In West Los Angeles for example, investors will spend hundreds of thousands, sometimes more than a million dollars to remodel or tear down an existing home to make a profitable investment by creating a beautiful and popularly desirable home. The good news is that live/work lofts are much easier and cheaper to transform because the sturdy building does not need to be torn down or remodeled substantially.
In fact, decorating a drab loft and brightening up a dark condo are possibly the cheapest and most effective fixes that home buyers and investor can possible do. There are right ways and wrong ways to do them. For maximum return on investment, the lighting and decor should be picked out by a professional urban interior designer. #lofts #dtla #info
NO WINDOWS? NO PROBLEM
Whether a condo has big bright windows or no natural light at all, filament lamps with dark steel pipe conduit are perfect and popular today for most historic industrial lofts because, in addition to the remarkable historic-meets-modern design, the color and style match and blend in perfectly with existing concrete and exposed plumbing. Add track lighting and additional decorative lighting, and the natural light problem is successfully solved by the right solutions.
Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles are inherently very cool, hip and stylish due to their high ceilings, stand-out character and unique features, so the furniture and decor should match with an energetic vibe or urban chic theme. Prominent artwork, avant garde decor, cutting edge furnishings (economical buys from Ikea usually fit in just fine) and perhaps something whimsical or DTLA-practical such as a mounted bicycle would all fit perfectly in an historic or industrial residential interior. For dim lofts with insufficient natural light, skip the suburban Home Depot stock and instead upgrade to lighting from Restoration Hardware that will provide the substantial “WOW” factor required to make the awesome loft complete. While a loft with amazing views should be decorated with classy, minimalistic style so as not to distract from the views, lofts that lack a nice external view should be decorated fully with dramatic art, decorative furniture and awe-inspiring lighting that provide a rich, full and eye-delighting visual experience. For a few thousand dollars or less, the boring abode has been transformed into a compliment-inducing dream loft and wise investment.
LIGHTING FIXER ALERT
Here’s a loft that matches the perfect criteria for a superior investment: a neighborhood that is transforming from blight to luxury, and a loft unit that only needs some simple touches of an interior decorator and their lighting electrician to transform from boring to brilliant, from cave-like to captivating and from so-so buy to super successful investment:
312 W 5th St #307 SB Grand Lofts Downtown L.A. 860 Sq Ft
Enjoy Downtown life in a spacious historic open floor plan. Modern open loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway and Historic Core. Private balcony facing original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Wood floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with high ceilings, A/C and heat. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The 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. | DETAILS
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As a preview to Downtown’s busy real estate season that begins in earnest on January 2, some 2018 New Year’s homebuyers are coming out early and giving a positive premonition of what is to come. #newlofts #downtownla #dtla
As an example, during the slow period from October 31 to December 26, prospective loft buyers were only interested in the prettiest of places. But, this week, several buyers began giving positive feedback of more challenged lofts such as SB Grand Unit #307 at 312 W 5th St.
The larger, affordable unit receives less natural light than most condos, so it is darker on the inside. The unit has extra open space, high ceilings, upgraded wood flooring and a private balcony. This presents a superior fixer investment opportunity that quickly bumps up in value simply by upgrading the lighting and brightening up the decor interior design. The unit is expected to go from no acceptable offers in several months, to suddenly receiving multiple offers above asking price within a few weeks as the busy home buying season gets started early after the new year in Downtown Los Angeles and extra frenzied home buyers start to come out of the woodwork after holiday distractions are over. Those who want a completely move-in ready loft may prefer a recently upgraded loft or a new loft.
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The L.A. Loft Blog is creating an online store that will soon have upgraded services, tangible LA-themed products and premium videos.
The store will offer exclusive video tours of the most amazing lofts in Downtown L.A., it will also have upgraded services that will allow Loft Blog readers to access special services including exclusive unlisted properties and pocket listings that are not on the internet. It will have information about the investment potential of the buildings and professional opinions of each building and neighborhoods of DTLA. The store is being built products starting with exclusive signed limited edition Art Prints of Downtown LA. It’s now under construction, and will soon have dozens of items. See a sneak peak of My Loft Shop, our Etsy-based L.A. Loft Blog online store here. #artsdistrict #lofts #millsact #dtla
Hip, chic industrial style for creative live/work urban loft living #dtla
Enjoy Downtown life in a spacious historic open floor plan. Modern open loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway and Historic Core. Private balcony facing original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen open to the living area. Wood floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with high ceilings, A/C and heat. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The 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. #livework #lofts | Details
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