4th Street Retro Row

Retro Ramble on 4th Street Retro Row Long Beach

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 Vintage Volkswagen Cars, Sidewalk Sale, and Live Music Take Over 4th Street Retro Row The Annual ‘Retro Ramble’ on Retro Row Long Beach was a huge success on Saturday, May 3rd. The event took place on 4th Street, also known as Retro Row, and featured Retro Volkswagen Van Show, Sidewalk Sale, Free Live Music, and of course the Ice Cream Man was …

788 Orizaba Avenue, Long Beach CA

788 Orizaba Avenue, Long Beach

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SOLD! 788 Orizaba Avenue is one of the handful of homes directly across from Rose Park, the circular park for which the surrounding historic district is named. This spacious home beautifully blends Craftsman architecture with modern amenities and style.   From the gleaming hardwood floors to the high-end light fixtures and updated bathrooms and kitchen, you’ll appreciate the attention to …

Long Beach is bike-friendly

Long Beach Is Bike-Friendly

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Is Long Beach bike friendly? Absolutely! It’s no surprise that Long Beach was named among the 20 best US Cities for Cylists, according to the Alliance for Biking and Walking. The city has more than 30 miles of bike path directly along the coastline and rivers, great bike facilities, and numerous bike friendly events. The Alliance compiled a ranking of …

It's baby shark season

Baby Shark Season Begins

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Due to the warmer waters brought on by this year’s El Niño, baby shark season has officially begun off the Southern California Coast and according to the biology experts at Cal State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) Shark Lab, this means that more sharks will likely be sighted closer to shore as their pups are born. Fewer large predators and an …

luxury homes in Long Beach

Luxury Homes in Long Beach

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Did you know that there are luxury homes in Long Beach that would rival some of those found on  “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?” Recently I had a client tell me that he’d discovered many of Long Beach’s toniest neighborhoods by accident. Park Estates, Virginia Country Club, Naples and even the Peninsula are tucked away and feature a number of beautiful, …

home sales skyrocketing

Home Sales Skyrocketing!

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Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increase over the same month last year. This is the highest number of sales since September 2013. Sales have increased year-over-year for six consecutive months and the 10.4% increase is the highest annual increase since August 2013. …

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How To Get An Offer Accepted

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Stacking the Cards In Your Favor: How to Win When There Are Multiple Offers – Multiple offers are back in spades in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and surrounding communities. As inventory has declined and demand has soared, multiple offers have become more and more common. Recently almost every buyer we’ve written an offer with has run into a multiple counter offer …

Long Beach housing inventory

We Need You(r House)!

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Housing Inventory Low – The housing inventory in Long Beach CA and surrounding areas is extremely low right now, making this a strong seller’s market and an ideal time to place a home on the market. Though the real estate market has improved, the one thing holding it back from a full recovery is a robust supply of homes for sale. …