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March Real Estate Market Update

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The start of the year ushered in a wave of good news about a hot stock market, higher wages and an active home sales environment. At the same time, housing prices have continued to rise, and the low inventory situation and affordability crunch has been particularly hard on first-time buyers struggling to get into the market. Nevertheless, buyer activity is …

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Tudor, The Old World Classic Home

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As we begin cozying up for the winter, watching holiday classics and thinking of the spaces that make us feel the most festive, the Tudor home begins to creep into the foreground. This architectural style is famously seen in multiple films and TV shows, ranging from Harry Potter to Beverly Hills 90210. Long Beach is home to many of these …

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Long Beach on Film

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You know that moment when you’re watching a movie or TV show and you realize that what’s supposed to be Miami or San Diego or someplace entirely different is actually right down the street from you in Long Beach. The fact is it happens quite a lot because Long Beach’s close proximity to Los Angeles and the entertainment industry has …

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What Does One Million Dollars Buy You?

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Hint:  It’s not necessarily a mansion. At one time homes for one million dollars and above were automatically considered “luxury real estate.” You might picture a waterfront mansion with a Jaguar out front in the circular drive. Yet home prices have been on the rise across the country and locally, and recently San Jose, Calif. was in the news when the …

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Explore Old Town Seal Beach

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Old Town Seal Beach: Where The Beach Meets Main Street Your Guide to Exploring Old Town Seal Beach   Seal Beach is a quaint beach side community tucked away between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. The city’s old-fashioned downtown district lies at the edge of the beach just off the pier at Main Street and Ocean Avenue, just south of Pacific Coast …

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2016 Real Estate Market: State and Local Trends

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Real estate is a very local business and when you’re considering buying or selling a home, it’s important to focus not on the national trends, but on what’s going on in your state, city, neighborhood, and even on your street. Past trends and current statistics can assist you in planning. Here’s a look at the real estate market in California as well …

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Neighborhood Features That Boost Resale Value

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  What To Look for In A Neighborhood? * Some Features Help Boost Value * When you’re looking at homes for sale, certain factors may be at the top of your list — whether they are large walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen, or a private backyard. But beyond the details of the house itself, your potential new home’s neighborhood will most likely be …

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Waterfront Homes for Sale

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Fall Is A Great Time To Search for Waterfront Homes for Sale As much of the US is snapping photos of fall leaves and settling into sweater weather, in Southern California, it feels like we’re on our third or fourth summer right about now. This is ideal weather for sipping a glass of wine on a Duffy boat, kayaking across …

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A Condo Buyer’s Guide to HOAs

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If you’re buying a condo, you may be asking yourself, what’s an HOA and what do I need to know about it? Buying a condo involves a great deal of paper work and a Homeowners Association (HOA). Let’s be honest…You hire a professional,  experienced real estate agent so you don’t have to worry about the details. However, buying a condo requires …

What does $1 million buy you?

What Does $1 Million Buy You?

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You’ve seen the home shows on TV, with gorgeous mansions that can be purchased for a song compared to our Southern California home prices. Here in the land of sunshine, we have a weather premium built into our prices. So what does $1 million actually buy you? Here’s a look by area: Belmont Park, Long Beach: Right across from award-winning …