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Long Beach Staycation

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24 Hours in Long Beach Summer is here and it’s not too late to plan a Long Beach Staycation, or a mini vacation in your hometown. Just 24 hours and you will become reacquainted with the beach city you call home. A perfect time to be a tourist and experience a new restaurant, dance the night away, let someone else make your bed and deliver you breakfast on a tray. Long Beach is beautiful waterfront city that embodies the cool chill vibe of a beach town, yet it boasts sophisticated big city amenities. A true melting pot of cultures. With that …

4th of July in Long Beach

4th of July in Long Beach

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Let’s Celebrate! Independence Day. America’s Birthday. 4th of July. Whatever you call it, the biggest national holiday of the summer is right around the corner! While you could settle for the same old BBQ in the backyard, there are many different fun and exciting ways to celebrate 4th of July in Long Beach and surrounding areas.  No matter what your celebration style is, there is something for everyone. July 3rd – Big Bang on the Bay: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Don’t want to stick to just one day to celebrate America’s Independence? Come to Boathouse on the Bay for an early celebration! This …

3524 E. 6th St., Long Beach 90814

3524 E. 6th Street

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Classic Spanish Belmont Heights Home 3524 E. 6th St., Belmont Heights Historic District, Long Beach Classic Spanish home in the Belmont Heights Historic District offers a great blend of charming original architectural details and thoughtful updates. The turreted entryway leads to a spacious living room with coved ceilings, quarter-sawn red oak floors, and a mock fireplace. A scalloped archway leads to the formal dining room, amply sized for dinner parties. The kitchen has been remodeled and features beautiful soapstone counters, a subway tile back splash, and a dishwasher with custom cabinetry front. Another scalloped archway leads to a bright, sunny …

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Pre-Approval Letter

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What is a Pre-Approval Letter? A pre-approval letter is a document that states the amount a lender thinks you will be able to borrow. It is based on your income, credit profile, and expenses. Lenders will take into consideration how much money you will put down on the house, job history, and debt to income ratio.     Example of a Conservative Debt to Income Ratio: Your housing payment portion of your income should be 31%. So, if you annual income is $60,000 your monthly gross (money before taxes) income is $5,000. This means your monthly mortgage payment should be …

Long Beach lawn to garden classes

Long Beach Lawn to Garden Classes

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Considering a Lawn to Garden Project? Take Advantage of Long Beach Lawn to Garden Classes You may be aware of the city of Long Beach’s Lawn to Garden program, which offers homeowners a rebate of up to $3,500 for replacing their turf grass with drought-tolerant plantings. But did you know the city offers a series of landscaping classes for free? I spent this past Saturday morning in a class taught by local landscape designer Barbara Paul, learning about choosing drought-tolerant plants. The class was interesting and provided detailed information on plants ranging from ground-cover and grasses, to trees. The landscaping classes …

The Shannon Jones Team movie night

The Shannon Jones Team Movie Night

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  The Shannon Jones Team Movie Night at the Art Theatre of Long Beach was a huge success. More than 150 people attended a fun filled night. There were friends, neighbors, popcorn, and a fantastic movie at the lovingly restored 1924 Art Theater, which is a perfect state of the art venue to host a community event.       The night was about The Shannon Jones Team bringing the Long Beach community together and saying, “Thank You!” She has been the local real estate expert in the greater Long Beach Area for more than 20 years helping people successfully …

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Summerize Your Home

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Tips To Summerize Your Home Summer maintenance is really about keeping things running smoothly so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the more sublime pleasures of summer-like alfresco dinners with friends and family, puttering in the garden and lazy afternoons reading in the hammock. Keep It Cool The first order of business is keeping your space cool. Make sure your air conditioning is running efficiently by putting in a clean air filter and cleaning air vents. During periods of heavy A/C use, replace filters every 30 days. Outside, clear the area around the unit so that the air intake vents …

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Multiple Offers

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A Seller’s Guide to Multiple Offers We’re currently in a “seller’s market” in Southern California, meaning there is more demand than there is supply. As a result, more sellers are now finding themselves in the position of being able to attract multiple offers. In California, sellers can issue multiple counter offers, negotiating with more than one buyer at a time. That allows the seller to How does a seller go about attracting multiple offers and what should they do when they receive them? The best way to generate multiple offers is to choose a competitive pricing strategy. That doesn’t necessarily …

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Seal Beach – 46th Annual Rough Water Swim

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The Seal Beach Swim Club hosted its 46th Annual Rough Water Swim at the Seal Beach Pier on Saturday June 13, 2105. More than 250 swimmers navigated their way through cools waters of 65 degrees. Swimmers as young as 5 years old swam 200 yards as well as swimmers in their eighties swam a one mile race. The most popular events were one mile and the 5K – three mile swim. This annual rough water USA Swimming event brings swimmers from all to compete in the open water. In fact, Mission Viejo brought 50 swimmers from the Nadadores Swim Club. …

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Long Beach Real Estate Update – June 2015

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Long Beach Real Estate Market Remains a “Seller’s Market” Potential home sellers take note: The real estate market in Long Beach is still a strong seller’s market. The inventory of homes for sale in May 2015 was down to a 2.2 month supply and the average sales price for a single family home was $588,640. The average price per square foot for homes sold in May 2015 was $399, up from $378 the previous month and from $362 a year ago. Condo prices have also been increasing, with the average sales price in May 2015 at $356,670. The average sales …