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Unread 11-04-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Default West Hollywood real estate question

Im going to be moving to LA soon I like west hollywood, I can afford to buy a place Ive noticed that many new condos do not have pools? why is this? the only one that I see is the hancock lofts

can someone direct me to a site that has allot of new condo listings and their websites, I already know of the " curbed site"
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Unread 11-04-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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The newer condos were built at a time when land costs had risen significantly, so it was all about cramming as much sellable living space as they could onto the lot. You may have to settle for a slightly older project to get a nice pool area. Try 950 Kings Road, it has a nice pool & spa area. Many units have been remodeled so they may look new enough for you. There are also many others in the area.

Mike
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Unread 11-04-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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West Hollywood also has a lot of smaller lots which equates to fewer units and less of an economy of scale to add a pool.

Many of the larger, new projects will have a pool: The W. in Hollywood has a pool (I know not cheap) or the stalled Madrone project (West Hollywood adjacent, La Brea/Hollywood Blvd) has a pool.

This site sometimes lists new projects in west hollywood/hollywood:
Los Angeles lofts downtown los angeles loft living la lofts west hollywood loft sale rent (http://www.condosource.com/lofts/ - broken link)
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Unread 11-04-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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West Hollywood also has a lot of smaller lots which equates to fewer units and less of an economy of scale to add a pool.

Many of the larger, new projects will have a pool: The W. in Hollywood has a pool (I know not cheap) or the stalled Madrone project (West Hollywood adjacent, La Brea/Hollywood Blvd) has a pool.

This site sometimes lists new projects in west hollywood/hollywood:
Los Angeles lofts downtown los angeles loft living la lofts west hollywood loft sale rent (http://www.condosource.com/lofts/ - broken link)

I saw that the madrone is now called "the avenue"

I cant find the new website for it


I thought the W was a hotel or a rental?



what do you know about it?
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Unread 11-04-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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The newer condos were built at a time when land costs had risen significantly, so it was all about cramming as much sellable living space as they could onto the lot. You may have to settle for a slightly older project to get a nice pool area. Try 950 Kings Road, it has a nice pool & spa area. Many units have been remodeled so they may look new enough for you. There are also many others in the area.

Mike

I just looked at it, not my thing I kinda know what Im looking for

thanks anyhow
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I saw that the madrone is now called "the avenue"

I cant find the new website for it


I thought the W was a hotel or a rental?



what do you know about it?

The W Hollywood is a hotel with a condo/residential component on the top floors. Condo homeowners get all the services associated with the hotel...but they pay top dollar for it. I think the HOA's alone must be upwards of $1,000 per month.

I didn't know Madrone was renamed....
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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The W Hollywood is a hotel with a condo/residential component on the top floors. Condo homeowners get all the services associated with the hotel...but they pay top dollar for it. I think the HOA's alone must be upwards of $1,000 per month.

I didn't know Madrone was renamed....
yeah Im not down with 1000 HOA's unless the gym is complete

I saw the website how much are the condos about ? it didnt say or I Couldnt find it, ahve you heard anyhting

I go to the site Curbed allot, they have allot of real estate info
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT, Ketchum, ID, Southern Cal.
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I think the HOA's alone must be upwards of $1,000 per month.


I can't imagine paying that. $12k [a year] could buy some pretty sweet "amenities" for a house without HOA fees. No thanks.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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I can't imagine paying that. $12k [a year] could buy some pretty sweet "amenities" for a house without HOA fees. No thanks.
I seriously doubt the HOA at the W are $1,000/month. My guess would be double that.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I seriously doubt the HOA at the W are $1,000/month. My guess would be double that.
Yes...I was being conservative...
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