3524 E. 6th St., Long Beach 90814

3524 E. 6th Street

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Classic Spanish Belmont Heights Home 3524 E. 6th St., Belmont Heights Historic District, Long Beach 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 archway leads to a bright, sunny …

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Getting a Mortgage May Be Easier Than You Think

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Some lenders over the last couple years have eased requirements to get mortgages, but most Americans still think getting a loan is very difficult, according to a survey recently released by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Ipsos Public Affairs. The survey, which had about 2,000 respondents, found that 72% think it’s a good time to buy a home versus 68% in June 2014, the last time the survey was conducted. Fewer Americans also think it’s difficult to get a loan, but those perceptions are changing very slowly. In April, 57% thought it would be very difficult to get a loan, against 61% …

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The Shannon Jones Team Movie Night

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  The Shannon Jones Team Movie Night at the Art Theatre of Long Beach was a huge success. More than 150 people attended a fun filled night. There were friends, neighbors, popcorn, and a fantastic movie at the lovingly restored 1924 Art Theater, which is a perfect state of the art venue to host a community event.       The night was about The Shannon Jones Team bringing the Long Beach community together and saying, “Thank You!” She has been the local real estate expert in the greater Long Beach Area for more than 20 years helping people successfully …

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2549 Pine Ave., Long Beach CA 90806

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Spacious, Bright Wrigley Home 2549 Pine Ave., Long Beach CA 90806 Spacious, bright home is move-in ready with upgrades like a newer electrical panel, solar panels and central heat and air conditioning.  Just past the traditional front porch, the formal entry leads to a large living and dining room, plus there is a separate breakfast area and a den. In addition to three bedrooms, there’s a bonus room that could be used as a home office or a fourth bedroom.  The roomy kitchen has tiled floors and abundant storage. Out back, you’ll find a large covered patio and low-maintenance landscaping. …

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Summerize Your Home

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Tips To Summerize Your Home Summer maintenance is really about keeping things running smoothly so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the more sublime pleasures of summer-like alfresco dinners with friends and family, puttering in the garden and lazy afternoons reading in the hammock. Keep It Cool The first order of business is keeping your space cool. Make sure your air conditioning is running efficiently by putting in a clean air filter and cleaning air vents. During periods of heavy A/C use, replace filters every 30 days. Outside, clear the area around the unit so that the air intake vents …

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Multiple Offers

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A Seller’s Guide to Multiple Offers We’re currently in a “seller’s market” in Southern California, meaning there is more demand than there is supply. As a result, more sellers are now finding themselves in the position of being able to attract multiple offers. In California, sellers can issue multiple counter offers, negotiating with more than one buyer at a time. That allows the seller to How does a seller go about attracting multiple offers and what should they do when they receive them? The best way to generate multiple offers is to choose a competitive pricing strategy. That doesn’t necessarily …

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Public Transportation

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Reduse your carbon foortprint and explore Long Beach’s public transportation system. It is easy to forget that Long Beach is the 7th largest city in California and the 36th largest city in the United States. It feels like a small beach town, quaint California Bungalows, restaurants on the water, and a great pier for fishing. However, the minute you are without a car you quickly realize the benefits of living in a large sophisticated city. LB Transit Bus has 34 routes and almost 2,000 stops in Long Beach, Lakewood, and Signal Hill. It runs seven days a week, connects to …

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Long Beach Real Estate Update – June 2015

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Remains a “Seller’s Market” Potential home sellers take note: The real estate market in Long Beach is still a strong seller’s market. The inventory of homes for sale in May 2015 was down to a 2.2 month supply and the average sales price for a single family home was $588,640. The average price per square foot for homes sold in May 2015 was $399, up from $378 the previous month and from $362 a year ago. Condo prices have also been increasing, with the average sales price in May 2015 at $356,670. The average sales …

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Second Mortgage vs Home Equity Line of Credit

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Housing Market in Long Beach is Strong The median sales price for homes in Long Beach,CA for Mar 2015 to Jun 2015 was $432,500. This represents an increase of 5.5%, or $22,500, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 3% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 37.7% over the last 5 years in Long Beach. The average listing price for Long Beach homes for sale on Trulia was $615,347 for the week ending Jun 03, 2015. What does this mean to you? It’s a perfect time to sell your home or take equity out of …

2187 Golden Avenue

2187 Golden Avenue

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Classic Spanish Beauty 2187 Golden Avenue, Wrigley Area, Long Beach CA Situated on a tree-lined street in the popular Wrigley neighborhood, this lovely red-tile roofed Spanish style home features hardwood floors, coved ceilings, beams and arches. You’ll love the flow from the front courtyard through to the living room and formal dining room. The kitchen has a charming vintage feel and a breakfast area with built-in cabinets. Both bedrooms are spacious, as is the central hallway with linen storage. The bathroom has vintage tile and a large cast iron tub and separate shower. Outside, the bouganvillea covered porte-cochere leads to …