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Discover Bluff Heights

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The Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach is one of the city’s most vibrant older residential neighborhoods known for its lovely vintage homes and proximity to great shops and restaurants along with the beach. The area features predominantly Craftsman Bungalows constructed between 1910 and 1923, and also includes some Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie Style, Colonial Revival, and Tudor homes built …

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Hot Historic Homes on the Market in Long Beach

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We’re big fans of historic homes. Not only do they have classic, vintage style, but they also feature the kind of early to mid century custom craftsmanship with details that would cost a fortune in the modern market. They’re landmarks, style icons, and they represent a distinctly Californian take on regional architecture. While they span multiple styles, eras, and design …

The Benefits of Buying a Historic Home

The Ins and Outs of Buying a Historic Home

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There are many advantages to buying a home in a designated historic district, including stability, style, and solid resale values.  Beyond that, there’s a personal investment in a certain aesthetic, becoming a caretaker for a piece of modern history, and enjoying a level of craftsmanship not commonly found in newer developments. There’s also a whole handful of considerations to catch up on before …

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Discover Zaferia

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Though it’s often overshadowed by a handful of high profile neighborhoods that traditionally steal the spotlight, the East Long Beach Zaferia District is home to a rich and diverse history that’s being re-energized by a new wave of internationally inspired eateries, hipster boutiques, and craft cocktail joints. The area had its humble roots as a farming community and then became a …

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Extreme Home Transformations

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Changing from A to Z It’s no small stretch of the imagination to say certain houses have led past lives. Whether it’s through several coats of paint, a series of interior makeovers, or a fully imagined structural remodel, stories of a property’s transformation range from the subtle to the grandiose. Especially in a city like Long Beach, where many homes …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

Craftsman bungalow in Long Beach

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 …