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Selling a Home When You Have Pets

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Your pets are your family, and much like children who have to be coached through the process of selling a home, your animal companions may need  a little help getting through this time. Your pets can also impact the sale of your home, and there are steps you can take to mitigate any negative impact. Make Time and Space for Your Buyers From the beginning of your decision to sell your home, you and your Realtor should agree on the best method to show the property with pets. While many people are appreciative of other pet owners, the presence of a dog or cat …

2311 Easy Avenue

Shannon Jones Team News – Oct. 21, 2016

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Our team will be holding two open houses this weekend so if you or someone you know is looking for a great home, please be sure to stop by. Both will be Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. New Listing 2311 Easy Avenue just hit the market this week. It’s a 2 bedroom Spanish style home in West Long Beach with great curb appeal, a huge lot and lots of charm. You’ll find drought tolerant landscaping in front and a back yard that’s perfect for entertaining, gardening, or playing. Inside, there are newer floors, classic Spanish details, and an …

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Fun Haunts for Halloween in Long Beach

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Southern California may not get much in the way of fall weather, but the number of things you can do to celebrate the spirit of the season are in abundance. Halloween in Long Beach is both high drama and family friendly depending on where you choose to go. Recurring festivals and events from year to year make certain that you’ll always have options in every budget and age group. Pier Pressure Long Beach Halloween Cruise Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Where: Catalina King Yacht Website: California Nightlife ‘Pier Pressure’ Age Group: 21+ Adults What’s …


Does Your Fireplace Add Value or Just Mess?

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With the weather cooling across the country, the fireplace is again enjoying a rise to prominence in the home, warming hands and adding a bit of charm to the autumn evenings. For many of us, it adds a feeling of home no matter where you are, and as it turns out, it adds a lot of appeal for home buyers as well. The question of the day, however, is whether or not that appeal translates into a higher home value or simply a potential headache? The Equity of Warmth In a 2013 survey by the National Association of Realtors, up to 40% of …

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New Listings: October 14th, 2016

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Another busy week for the team! We closed escrow on several homes, put three of our listings under contract and put a beautiful Rose Park bungalow on the market. That home, 835 Coronado, will be open Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15th & 16th, from 1 pm to 4 pm so stop by and say hello. This fall has turned out to be a robust market so if you’re thinking of making a move, please contact us. Here’s a quick look at our newest listing on Coronado Avenue: 835 Coronado Avenue This 1922 Craftsman bungalow doesn’t mess around. With four bedrooms, including …

Long Beach Market Update October 2016

Long Beach Market Update October 2016

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This Long Beach real estate market update for October 2016 shows that even though we’re heading into the holidays, the fall has been the strong market that we’ve anticipated. Cooling temperatures (and a few heat waves!) haven’t deterred the locals here in California from buying and selling. Single family homes saw an appreciation of value in Long Beach, with the median sales price hitting its highest mark in a three year history. At $600,000, homes in Long Beach show all the positive growth that has been forecasted for coastal regions in California. The number of new listings in Long Beach …


Schools and Your Home Value

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Here’s a simple truth: the quality of the schools close to you can have a big effect on your home’s value. Every day, parents all across the US search for homes that will put their kids (current and future alike!) into education programs that will help them take on challenges and build careers of their own. A Few Facts A survey by indicated that 91% of homebuyers thought that school boundaries were important in choosing where to buy a home. 20% of those same survey respondents said they would pay up to 10% over the asking price to secure …

845 Obispo Avenue

Financing a Fixer with a 203K Loan

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For many the idea of buying a home that needs TLC is appealing, but the financial reality of coming up with a down payment and  money for work to the home can be daunting. However, with a 203K loan, you can actually finance the cost of the repairs and upgrades, provided that total loan amount is less than the projected value of the home once it’s been fixed up. Our listing at 845 Obispo Avenue in Long Beach is a perfect candidate for this kind of loan. An already historical property in the Rose Park neighborhood, this lovely home has lots of character …

2226 Golden Avenue, Long Beach CA

New Listings: October 7th, 2016

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This week we’re proud to announce two new listings in Long Beach. Both are nestled close to different points on the L.A. River Bike Path and within a short drive of Downtown Long Beach, but offer very different options for buyers in the market. Here’s a snapshot of each for you: 2226 Golden Avenue Stop and visit this home at our open houses Saturday, 10/8, or Sunday, 10/9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy fresh baked choco-butterscotch cookies! This 3 bedroom Wrigley home is a pleasant mixture of vintage details from its original construction and modern upgrades that …

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Take A Walk In Rose Park

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The Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach has steadily grown in popularity and it’s easy to see why as this neighborhood maintains its small town feeling even in its urban setting. Named by This Old House as one of the nation’s “Best Old House Neighborhoods”  in 2012, Rose Park has continued to attract residents who appreciate its rich history, diversity, convenient location, and close knit community. “It’s a hipper, expanded version of Mayberry, a place where locals gather in the park for picnics or yoga classes and where impromptu concerts might break out on porches on summer nights,” This Old House noted. …