NEW LISTING: 2 Bedroom Fixer-Upper in Pasadena!









If you're looking to invest in a fixer-upper in a great neighborhood, then take a look at this 840 sqft, 2Br/1Ba home in Pasadena. Sitting on a corner lot in the Lamanda Park neighborhood, this property includes a detached garage, copper plumbing, a tankless hot water heater, and a new electrical panel recently added in 2021. Property is financeable and FHA offers are welcome.

For more information and to request a tour, check out the listing here. 

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Obviously, the mortgage and real estate industries go hand-in-hand, so you should keep up with the latest news by checking our IET Capital Blog. Today, we posted about California's new Forgivable Equity Builder Loan program that was launched in April. If you're a first-time homebuyer, you might qualify for this 0% interest loan, so check out our blog post here to learn everything you need to know. 

Or, to find out more, you can email us or call (323) 412-9060 and we'll help you find out if you qualify!

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5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants on the East Side of Los Angeles 

 

Your dog has gotten used to you spending tons of time with them at home over the last couple of years. Now that you're out and about more, why don't you take them with you for a meal out on the town? Living in Los Angeles, we're privileged to have outdoor dining weather pretty much all year long, which means there's no excuse not to take your pup to a restaurant with a dog-friendly patio.

Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly dining options on the east side of Los Angeles.

1.  Lady Byrd CAFE

Located in Echo Park, this whimsical outdoor cafe is the perfect place to take a dog-mom for a Mother's Day meal. If your dog isn't very friendly but you don't want to leave them at…

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JUST LISTED IN LA! Side-By-Side Duplexes on 2x Lot Assemblage in Highland Park

248-252 Branch Street

$3,200,000

248 and 252 Branch street are two side-by-side duplexes on separate 6,402 sq ft LARD2 lots (12,804 sq ft total) in Highland Park just North of the popular York Blvd commercial corridor. Thoroughly rehabbed in late 2019, all 3x buildings have brand new electrical, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, and windows.

248 Branch unit mix = Front 4br/3ba & Back 3br/1ba

252 Branch unit mix = Bottom 3br/2.5ba & Top 3br/1ba

Investment Highlights

  • >12,000 sq ft lot
  • LARD2
  • Remodeled 2019
  • 9x off-street parking spaces
  • Private patio & Garden
  • 89 Walkscore
  • Dual LARD2 lot - Earn income while planning future development

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In Los Angeles, we hear a lot of concern about outdoor air quality. There's the smog in the air from all the LA traffic, and when a wildfire hits, you can actually see the smoke clouding up the skies. One thing you rarely hear about, though, is the quality of the air inside our homes, despite the fact that it's what we breathe in the most. 

In fact, there are no federal guidelines controlling indoor air pollution, despite mounting data indicating just how dangerous it is. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor levels.”

One major culprit contributing to the…

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The affordable housing crisis in Los Angeles continues to worsen with each passing year and city officials have been struggling to come up with any meaningful solution. This month, however, the LA City Council has voted to pursue a new plan to help bring some relief to homebuyers. On November 12th, the city council agreed to a motion proposing that they look into ways they can stop tech and equity companies from buying and flipping properties––a practice known as “iBuying.” Nury Martinez and Nithya Raman co-authored the motion, arguing that iBuying is driving up prices, making homeownership impossible for many Los Angelinos. 

This practice began in 2013, with the tech company Opendoor, and since then, others have followed suit, including Redfin,…

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I wanted to take a second before the holiday season officially kicks off to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. This year has been full of ups and downs for everyone, but it's a great time of year to focus and appreciate the little wins we've had along the way. Keep that in mind on Thursday morning as you scramble to get the stuffing and cranberry sauce done before your in-laws arrive!

I hope your Thanksgiving is fun, relaxing (as much as it can be), and filled with great food and company. And if you don't celebrate–enjoy the long weekend and stay away from The Grove!

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Obviously the mortgage and real estate industries go hand-in-hand, so you should keep up to date by checking out the IET Capital blog. Here's a couple recent articles you might find interesting. 

Blue-lining is the line of risk lenders are drawing around certain neighborhoods that are more susceptible to flooding or any other natural disasters. As Californians experiencing more and more wildfires, this practice could directly affect us and the mortgage rates we get in the future. Check out the article here to learn more! 

Desktop appraisals and other relaxed protocols expired earlier this year, but on October 18th, the acting director of the FHFA, Sandra Thompson, announced at the Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention that desktop…

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248 and 252 Branch street are two side-by-side duplexes on separate 6,402 sq ft LARD2 lots (12,804 sq ft total) in Highland Park just North of the popular York Blvd commercial corridor. Thoroughly rehabbed in late 2019, the property is currently grossing a whopping $14,988/month

248 Branch unit mix = Front 4br/3ba & Back 3br/1ba

252 Branch unit mix = Bottom 3br/2.5ba & Top 3br/1ba

There is a 2x car garage on-site +7x uncovered parking spots. 248 1/2 has a private back patio with a planting area. The large lot has room for expansion via ground-up construction or leveraging current ADU laws. Rentals went through significant capital improvements at the end of 2019.

Check out the full listing here! You can also email or call (323) 412-9060 for…

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Non-Rent Controlled 4,225 sq ft Moreno Highlands Duplex - Delivered Vacant!

With 270-degree views of Silver Lake Reservoir to Downtown LA and a location impossible to beat, this duplex is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Keep scrolling for more details and pictures.  

$1,899,000 | Unit 1: 3Br/3Ba | Unit 2: 2Br/2Ba

Dream duplex at summit of Moreno Highlands in Silver Lake.  3668 sq ft per Public Records (measured at 4,225).  Tri-level property with breathtaking 270-degree views spanning entire Silver Lake Reservoir to DTLA.   2x story 3br/3ba top level owners unit (2745 sq ft) 1x story 2br/2ba unit below (1480 sq ft).  Owners unit gets ++natural light, has 1x bedroom and oversized laundry room downstairs and 2x master suites…

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