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Preventing Outdoor Fire Risks At Home

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California’s drought has had a lot of impact on life in the region, particularly in regards to fires. The Sand Fire spent most of the last week giving Santa Clarita and Los Angeles National Forest a smoky pall, and is still continuing its way through the hills. While many residents have returned to their homes, 18 houses were lost to the fire, and similar risks present themselves all along Southern California. Long Beach saw its own brush fire recently, with a fire being started in El Dorado Park when someone attempted to clear the ground for their own use. A National …

4754 Palo Verde Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713

4754 Palo Verde Avenue

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Spacious and Cheerful Ranch Home Open House Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st, 1-4 p.m. 4754 Palo Verde Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1486 sq. ft., 5215 sq. ft. lot (per tax records) Built in 1950 Offered at $525,000 2 car garage Check out this classic Lakewood ranch home in a great neighborhood. Just past the custom brick steps and porch lies a welcoming entryway. In one direction, you’ll find the spacious living room with cheery wallpaper, and in the other, a cozy dining room with hardwood floors. The dining room opens to the galley kitchen, …

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Historical Properties: Living In History

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You’ve probably heard of the Waldorf Astoria. Everything from Art Deco glamour to music to cuisine have been impacted by it at some point. You might have also heard recently of the plans to turn this historical property into housing, and regardless if you’re for or against it, the decision is part of an increasing desire for real estate with historical value to meet local housing demands as well as prestige. Modern Conversions to Classics The Waldorf Astoria doesn’t mark the first historical property to become a residence, but it has caused a stir in the media. Built in the …

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Roadblocks to the American Dream

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What’s Stopping Home Buyers? A Look at the Most Common Challenges Home Buyers Face & How to Overcome Them It’s no secret that we’re in a “Seller’s Market” right now in Southern California, meaning that the inventory of homes for sale doesn’t meet the current demand. As a result, some home buyers are finding this a difficult time to buy a home. Interest rates are low, which makes this a very desirable time to purchase property, yet sometimes there are road blocks to success. The California Association of Realtors recently surveyed prospective home buyers and found that the most common …

1070 Temple, Long Beach CA

1070 Temple Avenue, #201, Long Beach

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Just Listed!  Beautiful Upstairs Condo for Sale in Long Beach 1070 Temple Avenue, Long Beach CA  90804 Offered at $275,000 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 720 Sq. Ft. Built in 1986 Upstairs corner unit with only one common wall Cathedral ceilings Beautiful newer flooring Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, beautiful cabinets and stainless appliances In-unit laundry hookups and appliances remain with the unit Private balcony with treetop view Two parking spaces in secure garage Deeded storage space Attractive building adjacent to the popular Rose Park neighborhood Convenient to shopping, restaurants, transportation, and schools, including Cal State Long Beach This condo has …

645 Ohio, Long Beach CA

645 Ohio Avenue, #405, Long Beach

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Just Listed! Long Beach condo for sale in Ocean Palms complex 645 Ohio Avenue, #405, Long Beach CA 90814 Offered at $375,000 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms 1013 Sq. Ft. Built in 1986 Cathedral ceilings Fireplace Private balcony Upstairs corner unit with no common walls In-unit laundry hookups Kitchen with dishwasher, built-in microwave and breakfast bar Secure complex with parking Spa in complex Super-walkable location near shops, restaurants, and beach Come home to your own private urban aerie, where you can chill and watch amazing sunsets from your balcony. Units are rarely available in the well situated Ocean Palms complex and Long …

714 Gladys Avenue, Long Beach

*In Escrow & Accepting Back-Up Offers* 714 Gladys Avenue, Long Beach – Classic California Bungalow in Rose Park Historic District Offered at $525,000 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1101 sq. ft. 2800 sq. ft. lot Built in 1922 Detached 1 car garage You’ll love this Classic California bungalow with a picket fence and a broad front porch for sipping coffee and watching life go by. The spacious, open living and dining rooms feature wood floors that continue through the home as well as an original built-in china cabinet. The kitchen has been updated with crisp white cabinets and tile counters, a …

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Home Products to Beat the Heat

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Beat the Heat in Style Multi-Functional Products You’ll Want at Home This Summer The summer heat is upon us. Check out these fabulous ways to beat the heat at home – even if you don’t have AC! The ZEF Climatic Table This sleek, modern, and functional dining room table has a special phase-changing material that absorbs and releases heat to keep rooms at a constant 72 degrees. Zoku Quick Pop Maker Make your own Popsicle in just 7 seven minutes with this nifty pop maker. Wine Chilling Carafe A chilled glass of wine on a warm summer night is a …


Touring Long Beach: Where to Take Guests

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How to be the Ultimate Long Beach Tour Guide They might just never want to leave when the tour ends! Do you have guests visiting from out of town and want to show them a good time? Long Beach is an amazing city with lots to do, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with the perfect itinerary to entertain out-of-towners. Here’s your guide to showing off the best of Long Beach. Go Boating It seems like the obvious thing to do in Long Beach and certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. Regardless of your visitors’ preference, there is likely a boating …

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Best Summer Projects For Your Yard

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Affordable and Easy Projects for Your Yard Top 5 practical, yet stylish ideas Summer in California is the perfect time to enjoy time outdoors at home. If your yard could use a little boost, check out these simple projects to help make this your best summer yet. Let There Be Light! Not only does outdoor lighting add a lovely summer ambiance, but it’s also a bonus safety feature for any home. Install landscape lighting along your front walkway and add decorative lighting fixtures to your backyard and patio. Check out the eco-friendly options here. Add a Simple Deck A deck provides …