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Old 10-29-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Hi,

I've been working in Santa Monica for a year and live in West LA; I'm looking into buying a house but despite the drop in prices, it's near-impossible to buy in West LA. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about safe areas near West LA with affordable housing? I am looking at the ~300K range... probably asking for a miracle but it never hurts to try...
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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you might be able to find a condo in culver city, but certainly not a house anywhere on the westside. give it another year or two and prices should be much lower, but I'm still not sure houses will ever be around $300k on the westside.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It looks like you can find homes priced starting in the $240s on up in Inglewood. That's sort of close to the west side, isn't it? Inglewood, CA, Real Estate Listings and Inglewood, CA Single Family Home for Sale - REALTOR.com®
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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You may have to cross La Cienega to get close to $300K. Culver City has gotten pretty trendy; even in condos, you're probably looking very small, maybe even a studio, if you want to keep it in the $300s.

I would be very careful about Inglewood, and if you're female, I would give it a pass. JMO.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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300k is studio condo only and there are periodically condos within very nice parts of west la that are in that $ range.

If you can find a 1brdm it will be outside of west los angeles and/or there may likely be undesirable issues.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Try looking in these areas: Mar Vista, Playa del Ray, Marina Del Ray. I have known friends who have found places ( albeit small) there. and they are safe/ nice areas.A lot of UCLA students live around that area because its the only affordable place on the west side.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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You're joking, right? MDR is one of the priciest areas in L.A. Students couldn't even afford to rent a liveaboard there. PDR is also expensive and Mar Vista has gotten pricey, too. You'll need to double that budget for Mar Vista and triple it for the Marina. Anything west of the 405 probably isn't doable under $300K, certainly not beach-close.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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Try the Sawtelle area.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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It looks like you can find homes priced starting in the $240s on up in Inglewood. That's sort of close to the west side, isn't it?



Ever been to Inglewood? I'm sure you can find lots of stuff over there on the cheap; only problem is no one in their right mind would care to live there.
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