Long Beach Real Estate Market Update – May 2014

Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner which means it’s a great time to think about buying or selling a home.  Traditionally, spring and summer are the hottest seasons for real estate because sales peak in April and May and stay strong in June and July.  Many families prefer to move … [Read more...]

Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Turf Replacement Program

Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Turf Replacement Program Now that Earth Day has come and gone, it's time to put those environmental values into practice! If you own a home in Long Beach, CA and are looking to go green, save some green, or BOTH, check out the City of Long Beach's Lawn-to-Garden … [Read more...]

4802 Graywood Avenue

JUST SOLD!!  Lovely Lakewood Village pool home offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms on one level. You'll love the rich mahogany floors and beautiful details throughout this spacious home. There's a formal living room with a bay window. and a family room with a woodburning fireplace. The beautiful … [Read more...]

Long Beach 4th of July Events

As the 4th of July weekend draws near, many people in the Long Beach are planning to barbecue and take in some local fireworks. In case you don't already have plans in place, here are some local options: Downtown Fireworks - Fireworks will be visible from the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen … [Read more...]

810 Junipero, Long Beach

JUST SOLD!  Craftsman bungalow in the Rose Park Historic District has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal living and dining room, plus a huge family room that opens to a deck. The home features hardwood floors, a remodeled kitchen and a detached garage.  If you're looking for a gigantic master … [Read more...]

Free Long Beach Garden Workshop Offered

The Long Beach Neighborhood Resource Center and the Long Beach Water Department will be presenting "Designing Your New Garden: Habitat, Native & California Friendly Gardens." The workshop will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 425 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA. … [Read more...]

Is It Important to Get Building Permits in Long Beach?

Frequently, I am asked by Long Beach home buyers and sellers about permits -- how important are they? The answer is -- very! If you are making additions or improvements that you think the city may require building permits for, then GET THEM! And if you're not sure, then head to Long Beach City … [Read more...]

814 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach

TAKING BACK-UP OFFERS!  Stately 2-story Edwardian home in the Willmore City/DrakePark Historic District has incredible original charm and flair throughout. Just past the lovely, curved front porch, you'll find a formal entry and classic staircase, hardwood floors & original woodwork. The … [Read more...]

310 Grand Avenue, Long Beach

JUST SOLD! This charming 3 bedroom Spanish bungalow in the heart of Belmont Heights features hardwood floors, vintage detailing and a lovely back yard retreat.  Period light fixtures and tray ceilings accent the spacious living and dining rooms, while the large kitchen has tile counters and lots … [Read more...]

Real Estate Market Update

Despite low prices and bargain-basement interest rates, the recovery of the real estate market has been slow and somewhat spotty. Foreclosures throughout the state and in our local area remain high and many homeowners are upside down in their homes, owing more on their mortgages than their … [Read more...]