How does Los Angeles real estate stack up against the rest of the Southland? Here is a sampling of homes in the low $600,000s in L.A., Ventura, Riverside and San Diego counties.
HIGHLAND PARK: This English Manor-inspired home on a corner lot has been remodeled with new floors, custom cabinetry and recessed lighting. Landscaped grounds contain drought-tolerant plants and an avocado tree.
Address: 1045 North Avenue 51, Los Angeles, 90042
Listed for: $625,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,371 square feet (4,277-square-foot lot)
Features: Front porch, arched doorways, upgraded electrical and plumbing
About the area: In the 90042 ZIP Code, based on 38 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $580,000, up 13.7% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.
MID-CITY: Built in the 1920s, this two-bedroom bungalow features double-hung windows, hardwood floors and an upgraded kitchen.
Address: 8864 Guthrie Ave., Los Angeles, 90034
Listed for: $619,000 for two bedrooms, one bathroom, 867 square feet (2,829-square-foot lot)
Features: Drought-tolerant landscaping, covered porch, crown molding
About the area: In the 90034 ZIP Code, based on 17 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $870,000, up 18.2% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.
SIMI VALLEY: Dormer windows and a sloping roofline lend an East Coast quality to this 1,868-square-foot home in the Deerwood Estates area.
Address: 2690 Deerwood Ave., Simi Valley, 93065
Listed for: $609,900 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,868 square feet (8,756-square-foot lot)
Features: Step-down living room with bay window, covered patio, dog run
About the area: In the 93065 ZIP Code, based on 82 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $525,000, up 6.6% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.