Los Angeles real estate agent Raphael Guerin says that Mount Washington homes often have better property values than other locations due to high community involvement to keep the Northeast L.A. neighborhood preserved.
Online PR News – 05-March-2010 – – Mount Washington, Los Angeles, Calif. – Raphael Guerin, a Los Angeles real estate agent specializing in Northeast L.A. homes, says that among the neighborhoods he covers, Mount Washington homes generally have strong property values as a direct result of community involvement to keep the neighborhood nice.
While nice may mean different things to different people, Guerin says Mt. Washington residents have been overwhelmingly successful at maintaining a desirable image for their community, primarily through communication and coordination of efforts.
"The Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance has been instrumental for many years in bringing the community together to achieve great results. Just the fact that there is a voluntary association of Mt. Washington home owners shows new residents that people here care about their homes, land, and community."
He says the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance provides a wealth of resources to prospective home buyers, including oral and written histories of the neighborhood from long-time residents.
"When a community cares enough to pass on its history, you know that's a place you can truly call home. There are some Los Angeles neighborhoods where the sense of community is lacking, but Mt. Washington certainly isn't one of them."
Guerin says that Mt. Washington consist only of custom homes, making each home unique in that are no tract homes.
"Varied architecture and beautiful views are the norm for residents lucky enough to live here. When you add the fact that Mount Washington is a short commute to downtown Los Angeles employers, the neighborhood has a lot going for it."
He notes that home values, like all real estate nationwide, have come off their highs to reasonable prices for new buyers to come in and discover the Northeast L.A. lifestyle. But while prices have become reasonable again, he says he doesn't expect them to come down much more.
Guerin says there is a limited supply of homes available for sale in the neighborhood, so for those who want to have a selection to choose from, it's important to find out about listings as soon as they come on the market.
"At any given time there are often less than a dozen Mount Washington homes for sale. So for those who are interested in living in this great little community I encourage you to talk to me so I can show you what's available."
For more information:
Raphael Guerin, Realtor/e-PRO, DRE LIC # 01381746
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