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How much house does $500,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

The median price for single-family homes in Los Angeles County, based on more than 4,800 sales, was $510,000 in October, according to CoreLogic. But how much house does half a million dollars buy? Here's a sample of homes for sale at about that price around the L.A. area.

The Echo Park bungalow previously sold two years ago for $395,000.
The Echo Park bungalow previously sold two years ago for $395,000. (Realtor.com)

ECHO PARK: Set back from the street, this two-bedroom bungalow features an updated kitchen and bathroom.

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Address: 1504 Mohawk St., Los Angeles, 90026

Listed for: $514,415 for two bedrooms and one bathroom in 780 square feet (1,970-square-foot lot)

Features: Gated entry and front porch, hardwood floors, new electrical and plumbing

About the area: In the 90026 ZIP Code, based on 20 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in October was $738,000, down 0.5% from a year earlier, according to CoreLogic.

The 1920s Tudor previously sold for $660,000 in 2006.
The 1920s Tudor previously sold for $660,000 in 2006. (Realtor.com)

GLENDALE: Built in 1926, this Tudor-style house has a front porch entry and a rear patio.

Address: 514 E. Chestnut St., Glendale, 91205

Listed for: $500,000 for two bedrooms, one bathroom in 1,187 square feet (4,193-square-foot lot)

Features: Detached garage, period details

About the area: In the 91205 ZIP Code, based on four sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in October was $550,000, down 5.9% from October 2014, according to CoreLogic.

The 1920 Craftsman last sold in 1998 for $98,000.
The 1920 Craftsman last sold in 1998 for $98,000. (Realtor.com)

HIGHLAND PARK: Wide overhanging eaves top this 1920 Craftsman-style bungalow across from Garvanza Park.

Address: 616 N. Avenue 63, Los Angeles, 90042

Listed for: $516,000 for two bedrooms and one bathroom in 842 square feet (3,694-square-foot lot)

Features: Updated kitchen with granite countertops, covered rear patio, drought tolerant landscaping

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About the area: In the 90042 ZIP Code, based on 21 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in October was $636,000,up 32.5% from a year earlier, according to CoreLogic.

The Pasadena Craftsman bungalow last sold in 1999 for $129,500.
The Pasadena Craftsman bungalow last sold in 1999 for $129,500. (Realtor.com)

PASADENA: The vintage of this Craftsman bungalow is seen in its coffered ceilings, tapered columns and river rock fireplace.

Address: 553 E. Rio Grande St., Pasadena, 91104

Listed for: $500,000 for two bedrooms and one bathroom in 980 square feet (6,589-square-foot lot)

Features: Wide front porch, built-in bookshelves and cabinetry, formal living and dining rooms

About the area: In the 91104 ZIP Code, based on 31 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in October was $625,000, down 5.3% from October 2014, according to CoreLogic.

The gated single-story in Hacienda Heights previously sold two decades ago for $110,000.
The gated single-story in Hacienda Heights previously sold two decades ago for $110,000. (Realtor.com)

HACIENDA HEIGHTS: An updated kitchen with custom cabinetry and a wide center island highlight this remodeled single-story on a cul-de-sac.

Address: 15419 Garo St., Hacienda Heights, 91745

Listed for: $509,000 for three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,600 square feet (8,177-square-foot lot)

Features: Gated driveway, crown molding, master bedroom with walk-in closet

About the area: In the 91745 ZIP Code, based on 33 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in September was $605,000, up 9.0% from a year earlier, according to CoreLogic.

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