I agree. Westchester is a great area; I am a Los Angeles local and grew up there. I learned to play tennis through a local program at Westchester park, walked to the local schools for my education, walked to the market at Emerson and 80th Street (still there) for groceries. Of course, some areas are more desirable (Kentwoood or the Bluffs) but certainly all of Westchester has its good points (Westport Heights, etc) and good schools, parks etc. In addition, Westchester is affordable compared to most other Westside neighborhoods, and close to transportation, etc. The development of Playa Vista continues to help Westchester, as it looks like a real value in comparison. And having Loyola University in the heart of it all keeps the rental market strong.
If you love your street and neighborhood, now might be the time to consider adding a bath and staying put, or while properties and loans are affordable, making a move up. If you have equity in your home, both options are available to you. If you are "underwater", a short sale may be the way to go, and there are lenders willing to finance after you have had a short sale. However, you need hardship to take that on.
Should you feel inclined, I am happy to help you evaluate your situation and help you come to a decision that is right for you and your circumstances.
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