Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate Blog

Welcome to the IET Real Estate Blog dedicated to discussing Downtown Los Angeles CA Property and Issues that affect the residential community surrounding it.

Are you shopping for Downtown Los Angeles homes? When you plan your home shopping trip, leave room for a walking tour or two. The Los Angeles Conservancy has several. These are two of the best. Los Angeles real estate in the 1920s and 1930s was booming when Art Deco was all the rage. The Art […]

Wondering what to do with the kids in Downtown Los Angeles? Here are three great recommendations. The stroller friendly and kid-focused Natural History Museum is a must-do. From the giant dinosaur bones to the interactive hands-on Discovery Center, it may take several trips to see everything. Check the schedule for monthly Family Fun Days. The […]

Olvera Street – Where it All Began

June 6, 2011

Olvera Street in the oldest part of Downtown LA is now part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. 27 historic buildings line Olvera, including the Sepulveda the Pelanconi Houses. Los Angeles was actually founded in 1781 just south and east of Olvera Street near the Los Angeles River and called El Pueblo […]

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Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate Trends

May 4, 2011

Los Angeles real estate has gone along with the rest of the nation in increasing home sales. While home prices are still slipping downward, they appear to be slipping more slowly. This is due in part to the reduction in inventory and government pressure to reduce foreclosures. October 2009 sales were the highest in any […]

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Gallery Row –Los Angeles Success Story

April 16, 2011

You’ve seen before and after comparisons on home shows. Imagine an entire neighborhood. Gallery Row experienced such a transformation Except for a few landmarks, it would be nearly impossible to imagine how bleak the before picture was. In 2003, this part of the Historic Core was essentially depressed. Daylight brought some shoppers. But, at 6:00PM, […]

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Downtown LA: Food, Glorious Food.

March 14, 2011

It wouldn’t seem impossible to fall out of one restaurant door in Downtown Los Angeles, only to land in another. There are hundreds. Here are three to try. Appropriately named for its location at Union Station (800 North Alameda Street) Traxx features fine dining. Enjoy specialties like Chipotle crab cakes, Gorgonzola encrusted beef tenderloin and […]

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Downtown Los Angeles: The Historic Core Area

February 24, 2011

The near geographic center of Los Angeles is the downtown area. Within this defined area are several unique and distinctive neighborhoods including the Arts, Fashion, Financial, Flower, Furniture and Decorative Arts, Jewelry, Old Bank, Toy and Wholesale Districts. The veritable center of the center is called the Historic Core. In 1999, the Adaptive Re-Use Ordinance […]

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Commuting to Downtown Los Angeles

January 12, 2011

Los Angeles traffic is legendary. Depending upon where you live and the hours you work, there are alternatives for getting to and from Downtown Los Angeles. There are 200 Metro Bus lines and 5 rail lines that pretty much cover Los Angeles County. There are also over 40 additional carriers that help connect the surrounding […]

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Downtown Los Angeles Revival

December 27, 2010

By 1920, LA’s private and municipal rail lines rivaled that of New York City in the vastness of its reach. A steady flow of people and land developers had begun to create the metropolis known as Los Angeles. Union Station’s passenger terminal opened in 1939 and provided service to various local, regional and long-distance passenger […]

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