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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 * Open House Saturday, July 23rd, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. * 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, …

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 …

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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 …

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Is Now the Right Time to Sell your Home?

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To Sell your Home or Stay Put: How to Decide Let’s Look at the Statistics! Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings. The report revealed that this May’s numbers weren’t quite as good as the year before: “With last month’s decline, the index reading is still the third highest in the past year, but declined year-over-year for the first time since August 2014.” The mainstream media ran headlines highlighting that the index had dropped for the first time in two years. Many read this as an indication …


5270 E. Eagle St., Long Beach, CA

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In Escrow & Accepting Backup Offers Only Lovely Home with a Private Backyard Set in the popular Stratford Square neighborhood of East Long Beach, this lovely traditional home features gorgeous hardwood floors and soaring open-beam ceilings.  The spacious living room is bathed in  natural light and has a wood and gas burning fireplace. It leads to a charming dining area with sliding doors to the back patio, making it an ideal setup for entertaining. The kitchen has been updated and features abundant cherry cabinets, ceramic tile countertops and marble flooring that extends into the dining area. With four bedrooms and two …


2100 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach, CA

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In Escrow & Accepting Backup Offers Only Beautiful Home in the Wrigley Neighborhood of Long Beach, CA 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1,278 Sq. Ft. Lot size: 4,545 Sq. Ft. Offered at $490,000 With beautiful landscaping and a charming courtyard entrance, this corner lot home boasts lots of curb appeal. Step inside and you’ll enjoy hardwood floors throughout and lovely historic details. The expansive living room features lots of natural light, a bay window, a tray ceiling, and a fireplace. A quaint arched opening leads to the formal dining room, also with a tray ceiling.  The kitchen features saltillo tile, abundant cabinets, …

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Why the Agent you Hire Matters

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Hiring a Real Estate Agent: Why it Matters There’s a lot on the line when you buy or sell a home. The process is also a lot more complicated than you might think. The importance of hiring the right real estate agent to make this process smooth is crucial. Here are 9 reasons why the agent you hire matters. Paperwork Details There is A LOT of paperwork involved in the home selling process. From disclosures to reports, the forms are endless. These technical documents must be handled with the utmost respect to detail. A good Realtor deals with these documents and transactions …

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The Brexit and U.S. Real Estate: What you need to know

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How will the Brexit Impact the U.S. Housing Market? The answers to your questions about the Brexit and U.S. real estate are here! The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union has left many U.S. home owners and buyers confused as to how this decision may impact the U.S. housing market. Should you hold off on making a major move? Is now a good time to invest in housing? Is it still a strong seller’s market? There are many questions that have come up and many different opinions on the subject have circulated recently. We’re here to simplify. Investor  Demand …