Report Shows Little Growth in WeHo Real Estate Prices In Last Decade

West Hollywood Zip ZonesAn analysis of real estate prices in Los Angeles over the past 10 years shows no increase in a large portion of the 90069 Zip zone, which covers part of the Westside of West Hollywood, and modest increases in the 90046 Zip zone, which covers the area from Sweetzer Avenue east and the 90048 Zip zone, which covers the area south of Melrose Avenue.

Because the analysis by PropertyShark, covers entire Zip zones, which stretch beyond West Hollywood’s actual boundaries, its data offers only an approximate estimate of actual price changes in WeHo. Property Shark is a company that analyzes real estate data for about 90 million residential properties across the United States.

The analysis shows that the asking price per square foot in the 90069 area fell from $620 in 2004 to $609 in 2014, a decline of two percent. In the 90048 area it rose from $616 to $688 (up 12 percent) and in the 90046 area it rose from $595 to $629 (up six percent). By contrast, in the 91210 Zip zone in Beverly Hills the price-per-square-foot increased 25 percent from $730 to $915.

PropertyShark also looked at the median asking price for homes in Los Angeles and compared them with the median household income in various Zip zones. The median asking price in West Hollywood’s 90069 zip zone is $1.9 million, 27 times the median income of $74,262 in that area. That is topped only by the 90210 and 90211 Zip zones in Beverly Hills, where the median asking prices are $3.5 million and $2 million — both 27 times the median income of the areas. In the 90048 Zip zone the media asking price is $1.4 million, 18 times the median income of $77,855. In the 90046 Zip zone, the median price is $2 million, 23 times the median income of $51,925. Those figures must be interpreted with caution given that roughly 80 percent of West Hollywood residents are renters, many of whom likely have lower incomes than do homeowners and who thus pull down the average reported by PropertyShark.

A recent analysis of home prices in the West Hollywood area by Sotheby’s International Realty showed a significant increase in the three months ending in February over the same period last year. According to Sotheby’s, sale prices of single-family homes in and near West Hollywood rose 21 percent while sale prices of condo rose 11 percent. The Sotheby’s data isn’t directly comparable to that of PropertyShark, but it does suggest recent growth in prices after 10 years of relative stagnation for most of the city’s single-family homes and condos.

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Rob Bergstein
Rob Bergstein
8 years ago

Hey Manny, one of my neighbors did that–it’s incredible. Their home was a tiny 700 square foot bungalow on a 3000 square foot lot. They now have 2 kids, love the area, didn’t want to move, but needed more room. they did a total remodel of the original floor & added a second–extraordinary architecture! You should go by. I think it’s the 1200 block of Spaulding, on the East side of the street, between Norton & Lexington–you seriously can’t miss it

8 years ago

Another excellent way to not get an “excessive” parking tickets is to ignore intellectually lazy “everything city hall does is okay with me” shills and vote for Heidi Shink on June 2nd. Then keep electing leaders who will return sensible parking rules to this great town, not career politicians who regressively tax the middle class and poor. If John Heilman got enough like-minded votes on Council to pass a law fining people for breathing, all his supporters would lazily contribute to the conversation is “Well, stop breathing.” Deep. Let’s get more thoughtful, creative thinkers on council like Shink to join… Read more »

8 years ago

@WehoFan…..Anyone in West Hollywood who chooses to remodel or build a second story on an “old shanty” house is free to do so.

There is one excellent way to not get that “excessive” parking ticket…..Don’t park illegally.

Assessor Jeffrey Prang

During the course of last decade, LA County and the nation experienced a severe recession starting in 2008, which resulted in declining property values. However, 2013 and 2014 saw West Hollywood growing at a rate that exceeds the County average (8.1% and 6.2% respectively). The City should continue to experience stronger growth relative to the County average again in 2015.

8 years ago

Everything this city does is anti-growth and anti-free market. THAT is why home prices have not gone up in a decade. We’re more concerned with preventing homeowners from remodeling and putting a 2nd floor on an old shanty house. That seems to be the city’s top priority. Oh, and issuing excessive parking tickets to all of our daily visitors. Welcome to West Hollywood.

Todd Bianco
8 years ago

This probably makes sense because, if I remember correctly, prices peaked in my area (Norma Triangle) somewhere between 2006 – 2007. So when you look at a 10 year average, we are about where we were at the peak of the last real estate bubble, before the Great Recession hit. It should concern many people if we are creeping towards the $1,000/sq ft for single family homes (which it is). I’m pretty sure if you look at per-square-foot sales in a specific area like West Hollywood West, it’s close to that now. Tear downs are selling for $800-900,000. Great if… Read more »

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