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Old 06-22-2018, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Yea, that's quite possible since prices have gone up pretty much everywhere in Los Angeles and saying whether or not a neighborhood has improved is difficult since improvement can encompass a lot of factors and people weigh those differently. Also, people get old and used to things a certain way, so there's always going to be some contingent of people who take change even when it's not necessarily good or bad, to be not to their liking.

Those homeless encampments are pretty intense. Does Inglewood seem heavy hit with them?
Been a while since I’ve been in Inglewood . I do think just based on them being their own city they might have an advantage versus being a part of LA

The independent cities in the la area don’t really seem to have the homeless encampments like L.A does .

You see homeless people but they generally seem more well behaved.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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How many years are you going to spend paying off someone else’s mortgage instead of your own? Is that the game plan?

I get your mentality which makes sense in some instances. The only issue is if you plan on sticking around LA for a while, because your wage may not track with your housing costs. That happened in the Bay Area and NYC. With that, those who had intended to stick around got pushed out very far into the boonies or out of the area entirely, while those who made the unthinkable error of buying into less than ideal neighborhoods saw their housing prices remain stable while their neighborhoods drastically changed for the better. Of course, it’s not guaranteed that LA goes down the same route.
Honest answer, since you seemed to ask an honest question............the game plan for me personally is to live comfortably. By way of price, and peace of mind in my surroundings. I grew up in a couple of terrible areas in NYC and unfortunately had to live like that for some of the real poor years in LA. I've seen enough to not do it again. Renting allows me more financial flexibility, flexibility to live in better areas, and flexibility to move if I grow tired of a location or need to move for a job or relationship.


The idea of home ownership to some means the world, to me, I like having my money tied up in other places, and having more discretionary income and liquid assets.

I'm not completely against the idea of purchasing property, but I am amazed what people will go through to pull it off, and where people of decent means will choose to live. Like driving from Palmdale into the valley is just insane to me, but we all have our different comfort levels. To each his own how you spend your money, as long as its not coming from the government.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:48 PM
 
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Honest answer, since you seemed to ask an honest question............the game plan for me personally is to live comfortably. By way of price, and peace of mind in my surroundings. I grew up in a couple of terrible areas in NYC and unfortunately had to live like that for some of the real poor years in LA. I've seen enough to not do it again. Renting allows me more financial flexibility, flexibility to live in better areas, and flexibility to move if I grow tired of a location or need to move for a job or relationship.


The idea of home ownership to some means the world, to me, I like having my money tied up in other places, and having more discretionary income and liquid assets.

I'm not completely against the idea of purchasing property, but I am amazed what people will go through to pull it off, and where people of decent means will choose to live. Like driving from Palmdale into the valley is just insane to me, but we all have our different comfort levels. To each his own how you spend your money, as long as its not coming from the government.
Don't know how old you are but many when young feel this way and as they get older they change. They want a home for family and relaxation as they are not party animals, as it were, anymore.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Yea, that's quite possible since prices have gone up pretty much everywhere in Los Angeles and saying whether or not a neighborhood has improved is difficult since improvement can encompass a lot of factors and people weigh those differently. Also, people get old and used to things a certain way, so there's always going to be some contingent of people who take change even when it's not necessarily good or bad, to be not to their liking.

Those homeless encampments are pretty intense. Does Inglewood seem heavy hit with them?
Nope. Maybe a few here and there walking around or pushing a car but it's nothing like Los Angeles, Compton, or Santa Monica. You don't see tents setup or transit stops taken over as bedrooms. There is one spot I've seen on the Century Bl to Northbound 405 ramp. There was a little camp of a few tents in the greenspace created by the on-ramp, but don't know if they're still there. I think at least some of the homeless that would be in Inglewood were living in that almost abandoned neighborhood that LAWA owns and is redeveloping now. Not sure where there are spreading to now that they've all been kicked out of the neighborhood.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:04 PM
 
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A map of South LA / Inglewood development:
https://la.curbed.com/maps/south-los...evelopment-map
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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A map of South LA / Inglewood development:
https://la.curbed.com/maps/south-los...evelopment-map
It's interesting, though I'm not sure if I'd count all of those as being in South LA.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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just saying that Wiseburn seems to be a hot place lately - I know we could get top price for our home because people want into this area due to the best schools. I came across a note from a realtor in Los Angeles asking me if we would consider selling our home. They have buyers wanting to get into the area. We are freeway close to the 405 and they just built a state of the art high school called Wiseburn High...(Charter)

We have a 4 bedroom home with 2 baths - den and large living room. 1857 sq feet. Newly remodeled kitchen Realtors are always hitting us up .
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:58 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA 94122
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Inglewood has a lot going for it except one thing - it's directly in the approach path of all 4 runways at LAX !
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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just saying that Wiseburn seems to be a hot place lately - I know we could get top price for our home because people want into this area due to the best schools. I came across a note from a realtor in Los Angeles asking me if we would consider selling our home. They have buyers wanting to get into the area. We are freeway close to the 405 and they just built a state of the art high school called Wiseburn High...(Charter)

We have a 4 bedroom home with 2 baths - den and large living room. 1857 sq feet. Newly remodeled kitchen Realtors are always hitting us up .
Yeah inventory is so low right now and demand so high , pretty much everywhere in the L.A area seems hot . Even areas that don’t have great schools .
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Inglewood has a lot going for it except one thing - it's directly in the approach path of all 4 runways at LAX !
The better parts of Inglewood aren't in the direct flight path at all. The planes are pretty silent unless you are near Century (new residents aren't moving to this side) and at least make for something interesting to look up at every once in a while. It's cool plane spotting and guessing carriers while chilling on top of a rooftop deck.
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