As the housing market continues to rebound, NoHo continues to provide one of the most diverse living experiences in all of Los Angeles. There are few affordable areas that provide a walkable community brimming with dining, shopping and arts experiences that are as ever changing and inspiring as the NoHo Arts District. As 2013 starts, let’s take a look at living in the NoHo Arts District and surrounding areas.
As a former Art Director, having easy access to the arts is inspiring. Where else can you walk down the street and be inspired by a local artist’s latest pieces, shop for the latest trends while on your way to meet friends for dinner before catching a movie or play? This is true lifestyle living that is invigorating for all the senses. It keeps me motivated to try new things and see the world we live in from a fresh approach.
Let’s not forget about location. The NoHo Arts District provides easy access to major work and play attractions. Surface roads and easy access to the highways can get you to the studios, Hollywood, the West Side and Pasadena in little to no time. You can live in one of the few areas of Los Angeles where work and play unite. What could be better?
After living in D.C. and Boston, NoHo Arts District provides the urban atmosphere I miss. There is an energy here that is undeniable. Once you set foot in this area, you come alive. You are inspired to walk and explore. The bustle of the streets coming from the people who live and play here is palpable. The lack of pretention is invigorating. Being here is about life, and all that entails.
If living in the bustle is not for you, don’t forget about the surrounding areas such as Valley Village and Valley Glen. Here you can find a piece of the “American Dream” and still have direct access to all that NoHo provides.
As everyone knows from all the news reports, the housing market is coming in to play. Prices remain low and interest rates are incredible. Now is the time to start looking for your piece of the action. On the other hand, if you currently own and are thinking to sell, there is a lack of inventory and good, well-priced properties tend to sell fairly quick.
Working with an agent who understands the market along with your wants and needs and approaches the home search or sale with honesty, integrity and passion is paramount. I don’t believe in pushing with my clients. I believe in getting to know everyone I work with and helping them make the decision that is best for them. Having gone through the buying and selling processes, I know first-hand what is involved, physically, emotionally and financially. My job is to be there for you and help you in any way I possibly can. You should know that your agent has your back and is working with you.
Giving back is also very important to me. I think that as a society we are responsible for each other and should help in any way we can. With every closed transaction, I will be making a donation to Variety- The Children’s Charity. Their mission is simple: “Variety – The Children’s Charity is to provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California.” For more information on them, visit varietysocal.org. If you have another charity you prefer, a donation can be made to them instead.
Joel Vendette, Realtor®
Prudential California Realty