Long Beach Real Estate Market Update – May 2014

Shannon Belmont Heights , Belmont Shore , Buying a Home , California , City of Long Beach , Downtown Long Beach , Featured Articles , Lakewood Village , Long Beach , Long Beach Condos , Real Estate , Real Estate Market Update , Rose Park , Rose Park Neighborhood , Uncategorized , Wrigley

Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner which means it’s a great time to think about buying or selling a home.  Traditionally, spring and summer are the hottest seasons for real estate because sales peak in April and May and stay strong in June and July.  Many families prefer to move between school terms and while the weather is warm and potential buyers may have just received their tax refunds, which they can use to help finance a down payment. For homeowners who’ve been waiting for their home to build equity before making a move, now …

Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Turf Replacement Program

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Now that Earth Day has come and gone, it’s time to put those environmental values into practice! If you own a home in Long Beach and are looking to go green, save some green, or BOTH, check out the City of Long Beach’s Lawn-to-Garden program! You could receive a rebate of up to $3,000 just for turning your water-guzzling lawn into a beautiful variety of semi-arid plants and flowers!

4802 Graywood Avenue

Shannon City of Long Beach , Featured Properties , Lakewood Village

JUST SOLD!!  Lovely Lakewood Village pool home offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms on one level. You’ll love the rich mahogany floors and beautiful details throughout this spacious home. There’s a formal living room with a bay window. and a family room with a woodburning fireplace. The beautiful island kitchen with travertine counters opens to a large dining area overlooking the back yard. The master bedroom is situated at the opposite end of the home from the other bedrooms, offering maximum privacy. The master features a walk-in closet, ensuite bath with dual sinks, separate tub and shower, and sliding doors …

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Long Beach 4th of July Events

Shannon City of Long Beach , Events , Featured Articles

As the 4th of July weekend draws near, many people in the Long Beach are planning to barbecue and take in some local fireworks. In case you don’t already have plans in place, here are some local options: Downtown Fireworks – Fireworks will be visible from the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary and other downtown Long Beach vantage points. The display will be just after dusk. Aquarium BBQ and Fireworks – Enjoy the Aquarium at night and get a great view of the fireworks. Combo tickets include admission to the aquarium plus an Independence Day B-B-Q buffet. When: July 4, 5:00 – …

810 Junipero, Long Beach

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JUST SOLD!  Craftsman bungalow in the Rose Park Historic District has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal living and dining room, plus a huge family room that opens to a deck. The home features hardwood floors, a remodeled kitchen and a detached garage.  If you’re looking for a gigantic master bedroom and bathroom, this is your house. All it needs is a little TLC to make it shine! [property_details details=”1″] View Larger Map

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Free Long Beach Garden Workshop Offered

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The Long Beach Neighborhood Resource Center and the Long Beach Water Department will be presenting “Designing Your New Garden: Habitat, Native & California Friendly Gardens.” The workshop will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 425 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA. The presenter will be Barbara Paul of Barbara Paul Landscape Design. Learn some tips from a pro: Plant Combinations Sizing It Right for Your Space Attracting Wildlife Water Conservation  Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Incentive Program              If you’re interested in attending, you may RSVP to the Neighborhood Resource Center at (562) 570-1010.

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Is It Important to Get Building Permits in Long Beach?

Shannon City of Long Beach , Featured Articles , Real Estate

Frequently, I am asked by Long Beach home buyers and sellers about permits — how important are they? The answer is — very! If you are making additions or improvements that you think the city may require building permits for, then GET THEM! And if you’re not sure, then head to Long Beach City Hall or call the planning and building department. I have had Long Beach buyers who cancelled transactions because of unpermitted modifications or additions to homes. Home improvements can be pricy and sometimes homeowners in Long Beach and elsewhere choose to cut corners by not paying the permit …

814 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach CA

814 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach

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TAKING BACK-UP OFFERS!  Stately 2-story Edwardian home in the Willmore City/DrakePark Historic District has incredible original charm and flair throughout. Just past the lovely, curved front porch, you’ll find a formal entry and classic staircase, hardwood floors & original woodwork. The spacious living room features a fireplace and the formal dining room has a built-in china cabinet, wainscoating and a plate rail. It opens to an enclosed sun porch and a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs, you’ll find four bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with clawfoot tubs. Just off the two car garage, there’s a …

310 Grand Avenue, Long Beach CA

310 Grand Avenue, Long Beach

Shannon Belmont Heights , City of Long Beach , Featured Properties , Long Beach , Real Estate , Uncategorized

JUST SOLD! This charming 3 bedroom Spanish bungalow in the heart of Belmont Heights features hardwood floors, vintage detailing and a lovely back yard retreat.  Period light fixtures and tray ceilings accent the spacious living and dining rooms, while the large kitchen has tile counters and lots of cabinet space.  There are two large bedrooms, and a smaller bedroom/studio with a slate floor and access to the back yard.  The large bathroom has the original tile floors, walls, and vanity along with a separate tub and stall shower. The lush, secluded back yard has a large brick patio, mature landscaping …

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Real Estate Market Update

Shannon City of Long Beach , Featured Articles , Foreclosures , Lakewood , Long Beach , Real Estate , Real Estate Market Update , Short Sales

Despite low prices and bargain-basement interest rates, the recovery of the real estate market has been slow and somewhat spotty. Foreclosures throughout the state and in our local area remain high and many homeowners are upside down in their homes, owing more on their mortgages than their properties are worth.  The average price for single family homes went up a little last year in Long Beach. In 2010, the average sales price of a single family home was $417,670, compared to an average 2009 price of $393,063. Meanwhile, Long Beach condo prices are lagging. The average price Long Beach condos …