Welcome to LA!
Congratulations on the possible job offer! I too relocated from back east many years ago, and when I first arrived I lived in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Those communities are still pretty pricey, and I don't think you find anything to purchase that would fit your price range. I just did a search for rentals in Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood for a 3 bedroom under $3200 (figuring some negotiating room). There were only 2 properties that came up, one isn't large enough and the other looks really nice, but it is in the Hollywood Hills (which is very nice). You will find a lot more for your money both renting or purchasing in the "Valley". Studio City, Sherman Oaks or Encino would be my recommendations, but there are other communities a little further away that would give you even more for your money.
I just did a quick search on my website for homes in Studio City, Encino or Sherman Oaks with 3 bedrooms or more, 1500 square feet minimum, between $650,000 and $750,000 and there were 53 homes. (http http://:www.jodiefrancisco.com). I also have a community website for residents of Encino at http://www.encinowoods.com that offers information about Encino as well as local community links. Please feel free to use these resources, and let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.
Eileen Lanza, Keller Williams ,Realtor & former East Coaster.
Good Luck! (323) 810-7935
PS - also westsiderentals.com & Craigslist might be a good start for rentals
Sherman Oaks is just a straight shot from the San Fernando Valley over the hill, and you might also find properties that meet your criteria around Palms and parts of Mar Vista. Let me know if you need any further help.
Congratulations on your new job. I hope you can call LA home. If you need assistance on looking for a home to buy or lease JHM Business Services can help you with your search. We are currently marketing Beverly Hills and all it's surrounding areas. So please feel free to visit our website at http://www.JHMBusinessServices for more information.
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I'm Nicole, Congrats to you and your family in your new move! Relocating is exciting yet it could be overwhelming. I'm here to help. Many of my clients are in transition like yourself. Their are many great leases and homes to consider but first what are your ideal goals? If you are thinking of leasing what are your top need and wants? would you need a 1yr lease or month to month which would allow me to find you and your family the ideal southern Cali home? Are you urban dwellers in need of creative living or would you be more of a unique yet traditional dwellers?
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I specialize in not only sales but also do many rentals in this range so I could send you some prospective properties if you like, or give you more advice as to the best commute. Contact me anytime!
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