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Should You Install Solar Panels If You’re Selling Your Home?

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With solar energy becoming more popular and pitches for panels everywhere you look, you may be wondering whether you should install solar panels if you’re selling your home. Will the panels make your home more appealing to buyers and will they add value? The answer is that solar panels aren’t necessarily a selling point, and depending on whether you lease or purchase the panels, they may actually be a sticking point when it comes to selling your house. In fact, if you enter a solar lease with the wrong terms, the panels could end up costing you money rather than saving you money. …

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Southern California Plant Sales – Spring 2015

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If you’re planning a garden and looking for plants with more variety than you’ll find at your local home improvement store, you may want to shop at one of the great Southern California plant sales slated for spring 2015. Here are some great resources for events for you and your family in Long Beach and surrounding communities in Southern California: Herb Festival, Plant Sale, and Tomatomania – March 14-15 from 9 am – 4. pm – San Diego Botanic Garden  The Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania will feature a variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements, and of course …

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Making the Most of Your Day: 5 Tips for Increased Productivity

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Day: 5 Tips on How to Increase Productivity. Modern work-loads can be quite overwhelming. Working long hours supplemented by large amounts of caffeinated beverages is a combination that can make computer screens melt the back of our brains.  We can overwhelm ourselves with the illusion of multi-tasking. Our energy use doesn’t have to be so demanding, especially when we have a system to focus on tasks to maximize our short amount of time. “If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail!” The guy on the 100 dollar bill had it right. …

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Update – March 2015

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The real estate market in Long Beach CA is shaping up for a hot spring selling season. After several months of softening and leveling, the average house price in Long Beach increased a little in February 2015, to $552,770 from $538,897 the previous month and from $511,296 a year ago.     Meanwhile, the inventory of available homes for sale continued its decline. Currently there is just over a two month supply of homes, meaning if nothing else came on the market in the next two months and sales continued at their current pace, there would be no homes for …

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6 Luxury Waterview Homes for Sale in Long Beach CA

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If you’re looking for a luxury waterview home for sale, Long Beach has it all — bay, ocean, and canals. Here’s the scoop on the six hottest waterview homes currently for sale in Long Beach, Ca. They range in price from $2,398,000 to $9,500,000. If you’d like more details on any of these luxury waterview homes for sale in Long Beach,  please let us know. To arrange a showing of one of these luxury waterview homes for sale in Long Beach CA, please call us at 562.896.2456 or fill out the form below  

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Update

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    LONG BEACH REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE Between January 2014 and January 2015, the median price of a single family home in Long Beach CA went up by 4.9 percent and inventory declined by 21 percent. Closed sales remained about the same, while the number of new listings declined a little if you compare January 2015 to January 2014. Meanwhile, time on the market remained relatively consistent, despite the significant decline in short sales, which typically take longer to sell. The median sales price for a single family home in Long Beach in January 2015 was $482,000, up from …

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Whose Mortgage Are You Paying?

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Buying a home is a major financial step and the prospect of taking on a mortgage can be daunting for some first-time home buyers. Yet one thing to note is that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are already paying a mortgage — either yours or your landlord’s. A research paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reported: “Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the …

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Update – December 2014

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While November saw a downtrend in median sales price from October, home sales in Long Beach are still strong. The median single-family home price in Long Beach for November 2014 was $474,000, down from from $485,000 in October, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). There is currently just over a two month supply of homes for sale in Long Beach. The average time on the market is 50 days, down from October, yet homes that are attractive and priced well frequently sell within the first few weeks. Here’s a look at the latest real estate statistics for Long Beach, CA:   If you are …

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Update – November 2014

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While October saw a downtrend in median sales price from September, home sales in Long Beach are still strong. The median home price in Long Beach for October 2014 was $487,000, down from from $509,500 in September, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). A look at price trends and inventory shows that neighborhoods vary considerably. If you’re thinking of buying or selling or curious about your home’s current value, it’s important to be aware of the micro-trends that we’re seeing.