Watch: Small Lot Homes = Controversy in LA

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KCET is running a clip about the rancor over our city’s Small Lot Ordinance, a bill which passed rather quietly several years ago but is resonating louder as it is increasingly implemented. The measure allows for multiple small-footprint houses to be built on properties that were previously occupied by a single dwelling. On the Eastside, SLO developments have found eager buyers who are attracted to the design, technology and inner-city access that many of the Small Lot developments provide. Opposing them are the people who dislike the SLO, and have formed neighborhood coalitions to curb or even stop the development of these new homes.

This under-8-minute piece on the KCET website is a quick primer and presents the views of both sides. Are Small Lot developments an “out of character” nuisance that only serve to displace affordable housing? Or are they the energy-and-water efficient path to growing denser, more walkable neighborhoods in our urban core?

Watch the clip and decide for yourself. At TDRE we support the Small Lot Ordinance, and always hope that the homes are built to the proportion, character and spirit of the location that they occupy. We certainly understand the controversy. But with prices high and inventory low, home buyers need options. The SLO is providing them, and we would be very happy to introduce you to a Small Lot home.

Contact us anytime at Tracy Do Real Estate.

Prime Silver Lake

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This lovely traditional home sits on a choice corner lot in Silver Lake near pretty much everything including The Reservoir, Trader Joe’s, all the great stuff on Rowena and the soon-to-be Whole Foods. It’s in the coveted Ivanhoe School District and is offered at a great price considering its size and absolutely prime location.

Details and photos here. Open Saturday & Sunday, 7/18 & 7/19 from 1 to 4pm.

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Modern Townhouse in Glassell Park



The fastest selling new community this past year has been NELA Union Modern Homes, where style, quality and value come together in one of LA’s hottest neighborhoods, Glassell Park. Construction is set to conclude in September and nearly all of these residences are occupied. This is your very last chance to purchase directly from the builder.

Head to Tracy Do Real Estate for more info, or call 323-842-4002.

Highland Park with Lots of Space

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This isn’t just an awesome house, it’s a compound (!) A nearly 10,000 square foot flat property in Highland Park, zoned so that you could add another structure (seriously, wow). The existing house is amazing, restored from the ground-up by a design/build team that spent the better part of year making it special. Bonus detached studio, too.

Come see it this weekend, Saturday & Sunday June 13 & 14, 1 to 4pm.

Photos, details, here.

A Slice of History in Pasadena


Among our new listings this week is a gorgeous Craftsman Bungalow in a renown Pasadena enclave, historic Garfield Heights. The home has much of its original beauty intact alongside modern updates that are period-inspired, combining the best of two worlds.

Open Saturday and Sunday, 6/13 and 6/14 from 1 to 4pm. Head here for more photos and details.

A True Craftsman




With so many rehabbed, aka “flipped” homes offered for sale these days, it’s refreshing to find one in such a clean, unfussy state. This spacious Craftsman vintage 1912 is absolutely loaded with character details, you can see from the above photo that the woodwork alone is extraordinary. The kitchen and baths could use some updating which should be considered a plus; it’s your opportunity to get a great deal on a large home and put your stamp on it. The central location puts you just south of Silver Lake near Echo Park and Downtown LA.

This great new listing from Tracy Do Real Estate hits the market on Monday, 6/15, so this is your preview. Details and photos here.

A New Day at NELA Union


It’s a bittersweet feeling as we close up shop this weekend at NELA Union Modern Homes in Glassell Park. All of our beautiful residences are sold, but we’re still happy to show for backup by appointment. Call 323-842-4002 or email

30 happy residents have already settled into their NELA Union homes, and there will soon be 22 more as the final phase is completed over the summer. Habitat Coffee opened across the street, the Community Garden is in bloom and it’s just a great time to be living in this corner of Northeast LA.

Join our interest list for upcoming area developments by the outstanding builder of NELA Union, Warmington Residential. Email to