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Why Now Is A Good Time To Move Up To A Luxury Home

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If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study recently found that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many …

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Update – September 2017 Statistics

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Prices Are Up, Inventory is Down in Long Beach: A Look At Recent Long Beach Real Estate Statistics If you’d like more information on price trends in a particular area or if you’d like to know what your home is worth, simply fill out the contact form below and we’ll be happy to get that information to you.

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The Long Beach Breakwater: Why It’s There and Where It’s Going

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It’s big, it’s iconic, but some say it’s worn out its welcome. For the greater part of a century, the Long Beach Breakwater has defined the local seascape and horizon. The last of three breakwaters developed in the East San Pedro Bay, the Long Beach breakwater stretches as far north as the Queen Mary, down to just before the Alamitos jetty. …

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Should You Make A Move Before or After Your Retire?

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For many people, retirement represents carefree living, financial freedom, and a slower, more relaxed day-to-day pace. For all of these dreams to become a reality, some well thought-out planning is required before you retire.  This is especially true if you’re thinking about making a move around the time you transition out of the work force. If you’re still working, but …

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Long Beach Adopts New Granny Flat Guidelines

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After much discussion, the Long Beach City Council adopted new guidelines for “granny flats” that impacts their size, location, and open space requirements. Also known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), they will now be limited to a maximum size of 800 square feet or 50% of the primary existing home, whichever is smaller. Additionally homeowners who decide to add an …

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5 Ways to Reduce Home Buying Stress

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Buying a home can cause more than a little stress. It’s a huge investment for most people. There’re lots of legally binding documents to dive into. Your finances are being scrutinized and squeezed. And when everything’s said and done, there’s no guarantee that your offer will be the one that’s accepted. Some of these things are simply out of your …

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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 …