If You Are Thinking Of Moving To California


Pasadena Craftsman

Pro: This four-bedroom, four-bath home built in 1908 has front and rear wraparound porches, built-in bookshelves and thick handblown-glass windows.

Con: 539 N. Las Robles Avenue isn’t inside the highly sought-after South Pasadena school system, so its resale value is less assured.Price:



Eagle Rock Contemporary

Pro: Built this year, 5210 Irvington Place, a three bedroom, three bath home, was constructed with green materials and is energy-efficient.

Con: The concrete floors and corrugated-metal siding make us worry that we’d be living in a version of the Unhappy Hipsters Tumblr feed.

Price: $989,000


Calabasas Rustic

Pro: 4107 Pine Hollow Road is a modern four-bedroom, three-bath home that was built in 1977. It has custom wood ceilings, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a wood-burning fireplace.

Con: Hey there, 8,886-square-foot lot in the Valley with no pool?

Price: $974,950

North Hollywood Cottage

Pro: This sweet-looking home located at 5009 Willowcrest Avenue has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is packed with extras, including a long gated drive that can fit five cars and a wine cellar. Plus, this San Fernando Valley suburb is close to studios and freeways.

Con: Neighbors are quite close.

Price: $899,000


Santa Monica Condo

Pro: Floor-to-ceiling ocean views are the draw at 1705 Ocean Avenue #101, a one-bedroom, one-bath condo. Touches like Quartzite kitchen counters, a walk-in closet and a gleaming master bath including a Jacuzzi make this home seem like a luxury hotel suite.

Con: At 869 square feet, this Santa Monica pad is almost as small as a hotel suite.

Price: $995,000


Sherman Oaks Ranch

Pro: Great nearby elementary and middle schools ensure this brick-and-wood ranch home will retain its value. With four bedrooms, four baths and a sizable lot, it has plenty of room for a big family.

Con: 5403 Woodman Avenue has a warm feel, but it’s meh architecturally.


Beverly Hills Lot

Pro: This 1.5-acre lot on a slope off Coldwater Canyon Lane has the prestigious 90210 zip code and, at night, sparkling views of city lights. No worries about Beverly Hills traffic clogging up your street, since it’s located on a quiet cul de sac.

Con: Sadly, this property leaves a lot to be desired, walls- and foundation-wise–it’s just an empty lot.

Price: $895,000

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