So… Why Aren’t You Selling Your House?

Andrew Khouri’s report in today’s LA Times points to a decline in US home sales in March, due largely to rising prices and the resulting “sticker shock.” We won’t argue with the statistics, however what we’re seeing locally — which only occasionally aligns with the national housing picture — is not so much buyer concern as it is a clear lack of inventory. The number of properties for sale on the Eastside, NELA and Pasadena is ridiculously low right now. When anything of quality hits the market it sells quickly, usually to the winner of a bidding war. Doesn’t sound like sticker shock to us.

And it begs the question: why aren’t you selling your house? This is a great time to realize maximum value, with less competition and a large pool of eager, qualified buyers looking to take advantage of low interest rates. We are leaders at guiding sellers through happy and hassle-free sales, in fact for 2013 we ranked #1 at the John Aaroe Group in closed transactions. What are you waiting for? The market is great now. If you’ve been thinking about making a change, there’s no better time.

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A Tree for Free


This is a great program! On a regular basis, at various LA County locations, you can pick up a FREE fruit tree to plant in your yard. The next giveaway is coming soon: Saturday, April 26th from 8am to noon at the Home Depot in Cypress Park. If you can’t make it, head here to learn about the next opportunity to make your yard — and our city – a better, greener, happier place to live.

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Showing the Way, LA


A new study points out that California cities are clear leaders for installed solar energy systems in the US, and the #1 city overall is Los Angeles. Way to show the way, LA.

The LA Times reports the story here. Solar house image courtesy of Dwell Magazine.

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Open House: Sat & Sun, April 5th & 6th, 2 – 4 PM


2862 Palmer Dr., Eagle Rock 90065

Offered at $750,000

A rare and special opportunity presented by Tracy Do Real Estate. This Post-and-Beam Mid-Century Modern home occupies an urban hillside in Eagle Rock, recently tabbed as the second hottest neighborhood in the entire US. It is newly renovated with key elements left intact. Built in 1959, the residence features open-beamed ceilings, cork flooring and a sunken living room. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms flow together beautifully and are bathed in natural light. Walls of glass open to gorgeous treetop views, and there’s easy access to entertaining on the rear decks and terraced yard. Kitchen and bathrooms have been updated along with central heat and air conditioning. An attached 2-car garage provides direct-home access, while built-in closets offer plenty of storage space. Located mere blocks from Colorado, Eagle Rock and York Boulevards, this home is near the very best dining and nightlife of Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Co-listed with Ronda Doyal.

Find a beautiful photo tour here.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday April 5, 2 to 4 PM / Sunday April 6, 2 to 4 PM

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Not So Much Sprawl After All


As reported all over the web today (LA Times, Curbed, The Atlantic Cities, etc.) it turns out that our LA-metro area is pretty darned dense — and we don’t mean dumb. Reid Ewing, a University of Utah professor and lead researcher of a new study called Measuring Sprawl 2014 says: “The biggest success story is surprisingly Los Angeles… (it) has actually densified substantially. They’ve built rail. There’s been a lot of infill development.”

Talk about stereotype busting. Are we surprised? Not at all.

At Tracy Do Real Estate we’ve helped hundreds of home buyers, and have found “proximity” on a lot of wish-lists. City centers, mass transit — our clients want to be near to the places that matter to them, in easily-accessible villages like Silver Lake, Eagle Rock, Atwater and Highland Park.

Have you found your ideal urban residence yet? What are you waiting for? Last year TDRE sold more homes than anyone else in several Eastside zip codes. Putting us to work for you is a savvy move and really easy. It starts by clicking here.

While we’re on the subject, check out our post from yesterday. NELA Union Modern Homes in Glassell Park is a prime example of LA’s growing love of sensible urban density, offering lots of living space in an earth-friendly footprint that’s close to just about everything. Check out photos and more at – an exclusive listing of Tracy Do Real Estate.

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NELA Union Photos are Live


We’re thrilled to announce that gorgeous shots of NELA Union Modern Homes are now online. These 3-level, urban-inspired condominiums are an exclusive offering from Tracy Do Real Estate. They’re ideal for buyers who seek a low-maintenance lifestyle in one of LA’s hottest neighborhoods, Glassell Park.


Floor Plans featuring two, three or four bedrooms can be customized in the on-site Design Lab hosted by Chateau Interiors. Solidly crafted by one of the best builders in the business, Warmington Residential, the homes come with a long list of standard features and a comprehensive one-year warranty.


Model homes will be open soon, but to get on the invite list you have to sign up. Email or contact us anytime at Tracy Do Real Estate.

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