Earlier this year, one of our clients purchased a two-on-a-lot in Highland Park with a HUGE yard.  Good thing she has an incredible green thumb because most of us wouldn’t have known what to do with all of that space.  I got to visit her this past week and she shared with me a resource where LA residents can get up to 7 free trees!!!  And who doesn’t love free stuff?  Especially when we are talking about shade giving, carbon reducing trees. I mean, FREE TREES!  

Free Trees

The organization is called City Plants and they are spreading the love throughout Los Angeles with a mission to “expand and maintain LA’s green canopy.”  In addition to providing trees to LA residents, they host free fruit tree events and provide free parkway trees (for that space between the sidewalk and road that neither you nor the city want to maintain).


Visit their website to apply for free shade or parkway trees and check out their upcoming dates for the free fruit tree events.  Plus you can peruse a list of the trees they offer and, I must say, it’s a more extensive list than I was expecting.  Yay, City Plants!!!

Who wouldn’t want to buy this house…

268_fitzgerald_2315wadamsExcept that it now looks like this….

Fitzgerald HouseI’ve been a bit obsessed with the beat up Gothic manor on the corner of Adams & Arlington in West Adams for some time now.  I finally walked through it last week and it’s a un-holy mess!  Built in 1906 and beat up from years of neglect, possible squatters, many horror film shoots & who knows what else, it would be a serious labor of love to bring it back.


The bathroom tile in the master was incredible.  Someone, please help me find his tile!



Poor baby of a house.  It could be amazing but you would still have to fight with the deafening traffic noise on that busy intersection.

Fitzgerald House 1

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So, how much?  It was listed in 2008 for $1.9M.  Again in 2011 for $1.199M and now for $1.299M!!!  Anyone?  Anyone?

3115 West Adams Blvd    |    6 beds, baths   |    Listing courtesy of  Strategic Realty

As a resident of Echo Park, I am way excited to hear that the organic grocer Lassen’s will be taking over the long vacated space next to Walgreens on Sunset Blvd.

Lassen’s Coming to Echo Park

Oh, the luxury of being able to run down the street for an organic juice…  I’m most looking forward to a new neighborhood hot spot!

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