The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

The Peninsula – A Long Beach Hidden Treasure

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The Peninsula While some may have heard of it, and have possibly even been there, many do not know much about this beautiful area. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on one of Long Beach’s best kept secrets. What is the Peninsula? The Peninsula is truly one of Long Beach’s hidden treasures. This small neighborhood features some of the best beachfront and waterfront properties in Long Beach, without the traffic and busyness of other beach neighborhoods. It has the access to both the ocean and the bay, with great locations for paddleboarding, kitesurfing, fishing, and many other beach activites. Where is The Peninsula? …

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Beach Homes in Belmont Shore

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Buying A Home in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA Living in Belmont Shore, Long Beach CA Belmont Shore is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Long Beach, California. It is located in the southernmost part of the city, right along the beach and is home to dozens of shops and restaurants. Many events are held in this area throughout the year and there is a strong sense of community among its residents. The neighborhood has a very active website with all of the shops, restaurants, and an updated calendar of all events.  Homes in Belmont Shore There is a wide range of …

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90802 Real Estate Market Update

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Mid-Year 2015 Real Estate Review for 90802   Since the beginning of the year, average home sales prices in the 90802 area of Long Beach have slowly been on the rise, but the past couple months reversed that trend. Sales prices are averaging $273,000 in June 2015, which is down $59,000 from May and $80,000 from April 2015.   The monthly supply of inventory in June was up slightly from May, and is now at the same amount as in April of this year.   The number of closed sales is also on the rise. In June 2015, there were …

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90815 Real Estate Market Update

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Mid-Year 2015 Real Estate Market Review for 90815   The 90815 area of Long Beach CA is a very popular area due to its proximity to Cal State Long Beach, award-winning schools, transportation and shopping along with the consistent character of neighborhoods that include Los Altos, La Marina Estates, and Park Estates. Yet despite the consistency of the neighborhoods, home sales prices in 90815 have been somewhat volatile this year. The last couple months of price increases brought the average 90815 home price in June 2015 to about $3,000 higher than June of last year.   Meanwhile, closed sales for single …

90807 Real Estate

90807 Real Estate Market Update

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Mid-Year 2015 90807 Real Estate Market Review for 90807 90807 real estate is hot: The 90807 area of Long Beach includes the tree-lined streets of Bixby Knolls and California Heights along with highly desirable Virginia Country Club and Los Cerritos neighborhoods. Homes in these neighborhoods of 90807 are considered highly desirable. Despite the area’s desirability, average home sales prices in the 90807 area of Long Beach have been somewhat volatile so far in 2015.  Sales prices in June were at $630,000 which is down from $763,000 in January. Yet even so, the year-over-year increase between June 2014 and June 2015 was …

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Protect Your Skin – Homemade Sunscreen

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Homemade Sunscreen Summer is the time to be outside and enjoy the great Southern California weather, and sunscreen in part of the routine. Yet, how many times a day in the winter do you remember to put on sunscreen. This past year Long Beach had 278 days of sunshine and how many days did you protect your skin? Sun exposure is the biggest cause of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology more than 2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnoses this year and that is only in the United States. Staying out of the sun …

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Long Beach Junior Lifeguards

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Summer Fun Long Beach Junior Lifeguards, LBJGs, kicked off summer 2015 with a splash! The Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguards – Marine Safety Division welcomed more than 500 youths to the program’s 46th summer. This is not day care or even day camp. It is a special group of youths 9 to 17 years old that are ready to spend six weeks of summer dedicated to learning the ways of a lifeguard. Long Beach Junior Lifeguards Program Every day Marine Officer Jeff Gillot oversees ten instructors as they help prepare future generations of lifeguards. Before the program even starts, there …

4th of July in Long Beach

4th of July in Long Beach

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Let’s Celebrate! Independence Day. America’s Birthday. 4th of July. Whatever you call it, the biggest national holiday of the summer is right around the corner! While you could settle for the same old BBQ in the backyard, there are many different fun and exciting ways to celebrate 4th of July in Long Beach and surrounding areas.  No matter what your celebration style is, there is something for everyone. July 3rd – Big Bang on the Bay: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Don’t want to stick to just one day to celebrate America’s Independence? Come to Boathouse on the Bay for an early celebration! This …

Belmont Heights Historic District

3524 E. 6th Street

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Classic Spanish Belmont Heights Home 3524 E. 6th St., Belmont Heights Historic District, Long Beach In Escrow & Accepting Backup Offers! Classic Spanish home in the Belmont Heights Historic District offers a great blend of charming original architectural details and thoughtful updates. The turreted entryway leads to a spacious living room with coved ceilings, quarter-sawn red oak floors, and a mock fireplace. A scalloped archway leads to the formal dining room, amply sized for dinner parties. The kitchen has been remodeled and features beautiful soapstone counters, a subway tile back splash, and a dishwasher with custom cabinetry front. Another scalloped …

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Pre-Approval Letter

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What is a Pre-Approval Letter? A pre-approval letter is a document that states the amount a lender thinks you will be able to borrow. It is based on your income, credit profile, and expenses. Lenders will take into consideration how much money you will put down on the house, job history, and debt to income ratio.     Example of a Conservative Debt to Income Ratio: Your housing payment portion of your income should be 31%. So, if you annual income is $60,000 your monthly gross (money before taxes) income is $5,000. This means your monthly mortgage payment should be …