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Tudor, The Old World Classic Home

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As we begin cozying up for the winter, watching holiday classics and thinking of the spaces that make us feel the most festive, the Tudor home begins to creep into the foreground. This architectural style is famously seen in multiple films and TV shows, ranging from Harry Potter to Beverly Hills 90210. Long Beach is home to many of these classically elegant homes, reaching back to the city’s early history. History of Tudor Style Tudor originally gets its roots in England, during the rule of the House of Tudor. This earliest era of Tudor falls between 1485 and 1603. It has …

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Little Details We Love: 2100 San Francisco Avenue

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Every house we encounter has little details in it that make it unlike places we’ve been before, and often these things that define the character of the original owners. We’ve decided to showcase these little features that so often get overlooked in the “big picture” photos. One of our current properties at 2100 San Francisco Ave. in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach could not be a more perfect house to begin these stories with. Full of Art Deco subtlety, 2100 San Francisco Avenue was built in 1935, within the last few years that the style had prominence before the ranch …

Villa Rivera, Historical Long Beach property

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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Neighborhood Features That Boost Resale Value

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  What To Look for In A Neighborhood? * Some Features Help Boost Value * When you’re looking at homes for sale, certain factors may be at the top of your list — whether they are large walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen, or a private backyard. But beyond the details of the house itself, your potential new home’s neighborhood will most likely be high on your list (location, location, location!). Maybe it’s a community pool, the nearby beach, biking trails, or walkability to the elementary school and grocery store. Or maybe it’s the overall curb appeal of the neighborhood. Who doesn’t want a neighborhood that’s …

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Craftsman Bungalow Love

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Californians Love Craftsman Bungalows! According to a recent market update from the California Association of Realtors, 1/3 of buyers say the Craftsman bungalow is their dream home. Some of our local communities, including Long Beach, San Pedro, Pasadena, and Orange, have beautiful examples of Craftsman architecture and are sought out by those who love the homes. So what is it about the Craftsman bungalow that has people swooning? First, lets discuss what makes a bungalow a bungalow: The dictionary  defines a bungalow in very vague, simple terms: A one or one-and-a- half story dwelling. However, the vast majority of bungalows …

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The Winding Streets of Carroll Park

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Carroll Park Historic District is one of the oldest and most unique neighborhoods in the city. The iconic curving streets and peaceful nature give it personality all its own. Carroll Park was laid out in 1907, developed by John Carroll, and consists of several looping narrow streets lined with trees and situated around a quaint park. The street that makes up the inner circle is anchored by four landscaped islands. Carroll Park was the first planned tract neighborhood in Long Beach and in 1982 it was one of the first to become a designated Long Beach Historic District. Carroll Park is bordered by 3rd …

651 Orizaba Ave, Rose Park South, Long Beach, CA

651 Orizaba Avenue

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Historic Bungalow 651 Orizaba Ave., Long Beach, CA Rose Park South Neighborhood IN ESCROW!! Accepting back-up offers only! Nestled on a corner lot under one of the neighborhood’s largest trees, this 1911 bungalow has an open floor plan with ample living and dining room space and a charming built-in china cabinet. In addition to two bedrooms, there is a bonus room that’s perfect for a library or home office. The roomy kitchen has tiled counters. The home has a side deck area for lounging, plus a grassy side yard that could be fenced for additional privacy. Situated in the Rose …

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

California Heights – A Little Piece of History

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What do the neighborhoods of Rose Park, Wrigley, Bluff Park, and California Heights all have in common? It’s not just that they are all Long Beach neighborhoods, they are all Historic Districts! California Heights is the largest Historic District in Long Beach and bursting with charm and character. Great shopping, beautiful homes, and community pride are just several reasons why people chose to make Cal Heights their home. Where is California Heights? California Heights is located north of the 405 Freeway, near Bixby Knolls area. California Heights is bordered by Bixby Road on the north, Cherry Avenue on the east, Wardlow to the …

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Buying an Old Home in Long Beach

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Old Homes in Long Beach Bring Rewards And Risks Any home buyer who is searching for homes in Belmont Heights, Bluff Heights, Bluff Park, Rose Park, California Heights and other Long Beach neighborhoods is thinking of buying an old home since these neighborhoods consist primarily of older homes. Old homes can offer vintage charm and architectural appeal. But are there any special issues you should be aware of? Considering that many of these homes are located in historic districts and that most of a home’s components deteriorate with age, the answer is yes. Here’s a quick look at some things …

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Exterior Painting – Long Beach Historic District

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What Do You Need To Know About Exterior Painting in A Long Beach Historic District? There are some special rules regarding exterior painting and other exterior modifications in Long Beach Historic Districts. A historic district contains a group of older homes that by themselves cannot be designated a historic landmark, but collectively they are worthy of preservation status. A historic neighborhood works together as a community along with the help of the city to preserve the visual qualities, and feelings of the past. Not only do the houses reflect an older period in time, but in some neighborhoods, even the …