536 N. Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Stabilized 4-Plex | Just Closed
We just closed a renovated 4 unit property located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of Virgil Village just south of Silver Lake. The property was constructed in 1980 and therefore not subject to Los Angeles Rent Stabilization – only to California’s less restrictive statewide rent control as governed by AB 1482, whereby the allowable annual rent increase is 5% +CPI as opposed to the blanket 3-4% increase imposed by traditional LA rent control.
Over the past few years, and in particular since the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen a flight to properties that were constructed after 1978 (non-LA rent controlled properties), as dealing with LA rent controlled properties constructed before 1978 has become increasingly problematic with various city, county and statewide renter protections.
This unique property was in excellent shape and featured spacious 2 and 3 bedroom units averaging over 1,000 SF each, with ample on-site parking and a sprawling backyard often used for concerts. The 1031 Exchange purchaser, who closed all cash with a 30 day escrow, was attracted to the growing dynamics of Virgil Village in addition to the property’s near-stabilized rents. The details of the transaction are below:
536 N. Commonwealth Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90019
– $2,300,000 Final Sale Price
– 4 Units |4,400 SF
– Two and three-bedroom floor plans
– Year Built 1980
– 16.2 GRM
– All Cash transaction sold off-market to 1031 Exchange Purchaser