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Casitas, Mother-In-Law Suites, and Second Units 101

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Homes with additional living spaces separate from the main house are growing in popularity. Not only are they great for those who want to live in one space and rent the other to help pay the mortgage, but they’re also ideal for multi-generational living. So what are the options if you’re a buyer or a homeowner who’d like to have a property with separate living spaces? There are several setups that are most common, and a recent legislative development that makes it easier if you’d like to add an additional “granny unit” or “mother-in-law suite.” Casita: The Little Bungalow House …

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Wrigley, Long Beach’s Hidden Gem

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Wrigley is a neighborhood that is well-known for both its name and its tradition as a well-established neighborhood. As one of the earliest developments of Long Beach, this neighborhood has seen a lot of change, but remains largely untouched by time. Tidy streets lined with palm trees and carefully tended lawns give this area the nostalgic feeling of suburban America which has changed in some parts of Southern California.   Yes, That Wrigley The Wrigley neighborhood was founded by the Wrigley Gum dynasty’s William Wrigley Jr. It began as a 12 acre development of Spanish style homes in 1927,  one …

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Long Beach Open Houses & Price Reduction

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2 Open Houses Plus A Price Reduction from The Shannon Jones Team We’re excited to announce our newest listing, which is a beautiful townhouse near Recreation Park. We’ll have an open house there Sunday, Oct. 30th, 1 to 4 p.m. as well as at a cute Spanish style home in West Long Beach. Additionally, be sure to check out the new price on 845 Obispo, a great vintage home in the Rose Park Historic District. 4113 E. 10th Street, #5 This two-story unit has what so many home buyers want: an efficient floor plan with light and bright spaces and elegant …

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Long Beach on Film

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You know that moment when you’re watching a movie or TV show and you realize that what’s supposed to be Miami or San Diego or someplace entirely different is actually right down the street from you in Long Beach. The fact is it happens quite a lot because Long Beach’s close proximity to Los Angeles and the entertainment industry has led it to be home to a few of Hollywood’s most iconic backdrops. From Virgina Country Club, to Zaferia, to Downtown and our beach, our fair city has been featured in many TV shows and films. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off …

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The Ranch Style Home: An American Classic

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Once one of the most prominent styles in the United States, Ranch style homes have become a ubiquitous part of the American neighborhood landscape. Characterized by their modernist appearance in comparison to earlier elaborate styles like Craftsman and Victorian, these open floor planned properties were the standard of living. The questions we look to to answer is what makes a Ranch home what it is, why was it so popular, and where do you find one for yourself locally here in Long Beach. Features of a Ranch Style House This architecture style is an American tradition. Ranch style homes were once …

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New Listings: October 14th, 2016

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Another busy week for the team! We closed escrow on several homes, put three of our listings under contract and put a beautiful Rose Park bungalow on the market. That home, 835 Coronado, will be open Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15th & 16th, from 1 pm to 4 pm so stop by and say hello. This fall has turned out to be a robust market so if you’re thinking of making a move, please contact us. Here’s a quick look at our newest listing on Coronado Avenue: 835 Coronado Avenue This 1922 Craftsman bungalow doesn’t mess around. With four bedrooms, including …

90815 Market Update

90815 Market Update: October 2016

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90815 Market Update: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90815 Areas of Long Beach, CA Including the Neighborhoods of Los Altos, Park Estates, La Marina Estates, and other 90815 Areas of Long Beach The median home price in 90815 sat at $630,000 last month, showing a slight decline from August’s $650,000. While the last couple months have shown a small amount of loss, the pricing for this region is consistently pretty even with a slow but steady trend of growth. The number of closed sales in 90815 experienced a rise in September, going from 27 in August to 31. 2016 …

90814 Market Update

90814 Market Update: October 2016

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90814 Market Update: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90814 Areas of Long Beach, CA 90814 Market Update Includes the Neighborhoods of Carroll Park, Bluff Heights, Rose Park South, and Other 90814 Neighborhoods of Long Beach The median single family home price in 90814 has increased substantially in the last three years but continues to see-saw with rises and falls in the market. September 2016 was another period of growth, with the median home sale price at $882,500.  This is a 15.4% increase from the year prior. Historically, these prices saw another rise around November of 2015, and much of the …

90808 Market Update

90808 Market Update: October 2016

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90808 Market Update October 2016: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90808 Areas of Long Beach, CA 90808 Market Update Includes the Neighborhoods of Carson Park, Plaza, Lakewood Village, and Old Lakewood City The median home price in 90808 is at $639,900, showing strong growth between August 2016 and September 2016. In comparison to last year, this is a 5.7% increase in home sale price. Close to the university as well as multiple freeways, the neighborhoods in this area had experienced a slowing of interest but appear to be picking back up. The median days on the market actually …

90807 Market Update

90807 Market Update: October 2016

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90807 Market Update October 2016: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90807 Areas of Long Beach, CA Including the Neighborhoods of California Heights, Bixby Knolls, Bixby Terrace, and Virginia Country Club In September, the median single family home price in 90807 was $637,000, which is just about an 18% growth from September 2015. The area tends to do well later in the year, so it would not be unheard of to see a couple months of growth continuing from here before following the usual winter drop off. The closing price of homes was typically 100% of the asking price in …