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Wrigley Fall Real Estate Update

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The real estate market in Wrigley is hopping this fall! Homes are selling quickly, and prices are up, while inventory remains critically low. The September median home price in 90806 was $505,000, up 9.3% from a year ago. Meanwhile, inventory of homes for sale in Wrigley fell to a 2.2 month supply, down 15.4% from last year. The number of …

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Long Beach Studio Tour and Art Walk

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Long Beach is a great spot for art lovers year-round, and especially during October, when the city celebrates Arts Month. This weekend, there are a couple outstanding art events – a two-day open studio tour that allows you to view art and meet established Long Beach artists in their work spaces, which aren’t normally open to the public, and the Second Saturday Art …

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Discover Bluff Heights

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The Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach is one of the city’s most vibrant older residential neighborhoods known for its lovely vintage homes and proximity to great shops and restaurants along with the beach. The area features predominantly Craftsman Bungalows constructed between 1910 and 1923, and also includes some Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie Style, Colonial Revival, and Tudor homes built …

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Disaster Preparedness For You And Your Home

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Although it’s always a good idea to be ready for a natural disaster or emergency, the recent tragedies occurring across the country highlight how important disaster preparedness really is. You can’t anticipate the level of destruction that seismic activity, fire or severe weather can bring. But creating a plan to minimize damage to your property and keep your family safe in the …

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Build Your Own DIY Firepit

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Sure, it’s fall. There’s a chill in the air, and that grill doesn’t have same appeal it did in July or August. But we do live in Southern California, and outdoor living doesn’t have to end when the leaves start to drift from the trees. Not ready for the backyard party to stop? Neither are we! Fall is the perfect …

Why You Should Price Your Home To Sell Fast

Why You Should Price Your Home To Sell Fast …

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…Even If You’re Not In A Hurry For those new to the seller’s side of the real estate market, the concept of pricing your house in a way that can secure a fast sale, and also create the best monetary return can seem like a balancing act. On one hand, you don’t want to scare away potential buyers with a …

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A Tale of Two Real Estate Markets

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Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets. In the starter and trade-up home categories, there were significantly more buyers than there were homes for sale, causing a seller’s market. In the premium, or luxury, home categories, the opposite was …

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How To Get The Most Money When You Sell Your Home

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Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are three keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many …

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Discover Lakewood Village

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Many people drive  through the Lakewood Village neighborhood without ever knowing they’ve done so since major streets form its boundaries and Clark Avenue runs through the middle of it. Yet if you’re seeking a neighborhood of mostly low-traffic streets and custom homes that’s convenient to good schools, shopping, and restaurants, you may want to check out the neighborhood. Lakewood Village sits in …

How Much Money You Really Need To Buy A Home

How Much Money You Really Need To Buy A Home

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In a housing market where prices seem to be constantly on the rise, combined with Southern California’s well-known top-dollar real estate price tags, local buyers can find themselves wondering exactly how much money they need on hand to invest in the home of their dreams. When you combine the considerations of a down payment, the spectrum of closing costs, and …