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Extreme Home Transformations

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Changing from A to Z It’s no small stretch of the imagination to say certain houses have led past lives. Whether it’s through several coats of paint, a series of interior makeovers, or a fully imagined structural remodel, stories of a property’s transformation range from the subtle to the grandiose. Especially in a city like Long Beach, where many homes …

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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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The Ranch Style Home: An American Classic

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Once one of the most prominent styles in the United States, Ranch style homes have become a ubiquitous part of the American neighborhood landscape. Characterized by their modernist appearance in comparison to earlier elaborate styles like Craftsman and Victorian, these open floor planned properties were the standard of living. The questions we look to to answer is what makes a …

Villa Rivera, Historical Long Beach property

Historical Properties: Living In History

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You’ve probably heard of the Waldorf Astoria. Everything from Art Deco glamour to music to cuisine have been impacted by it at some point. You might have also heard recently of the plans to turn this historical property into housing, and regardless if you’re for or against it, the decision is part of an increasing desire for real estate with …

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Craftsman Bungalow Love

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Californians Love Craftsman Bungalows! According to a recent market update from the California Association of Realtors, 1/3 of buyers say the Craftsman bungalow is their dream home. Some of our local communities, including Long Beach, San Pedro, Pasadena, and Orange, have beautiful examples of Craftsman architecture and are sought out by those who love the homes. So what is it …

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Buying an Old Home in Long Beach

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Old Homes in Long Beach Bring Rewards And Risks Any home buyer who is searching for homes in Belmont Heights, Bluff Heights, Bluff Park, Rose Park, California Heights and other Long Beach neighborhoods is thinking of buying an old home since these neighborhoods consist primarily of older homes. Old homes can offer vintage charm and architectural appeal. But are there …

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Cliff May Rancho Homes in Long Beach

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  What is a Rancho?   A Long Beach Rancho is a house designed by Cliff May. The post war boom gave rise to new concepts of modernism in every day architecture within the new suburban developments. Cliff May took advantage of the Southern California climate and created homes in San Diego and Los Angeles that incorporated indoor and outdoor living …

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Exterior Painting – Long Beach Historic District

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What Do You Need To Know About Exterior Painting in A Long Beach Historic District? There are some special rules regarding exterior painting and other exterior modifications in Long Beach Historic Districts. A historic district contains a group of older homes that by themselves cannot be designated a historic landmark, but collectively they are worthy of preservation status. A historic …

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Owning A Home in Carroll Park

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Owning a home is as American as baseball and apple pie. First time home owners Jerrud and Lauden were looking for a home with character and charm that was walking distance to shops and restaurants. They found just that when they purchased their first home in the quaint neighborhood of Carroll Park in Long Beach, Ca.  Jerrud and Lauden in …

Rose Park Offers Some Quaint Homes For Sale

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I bought my first home in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach years ago and have been hooked on the area ever since then. I love helping home buyers and sellers in the Rose Park area and have now sold many of the homes in the area multiple times. Many home buyers my team and I have worked with …