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Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project

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The lagoon is getting a facelift, but that’s not all… The Colorado Lagoon was once a flourishing part of the historic Los Cerritos Wetlands and remains a habitat for various animals and plants. Today, it’s surrounded by beautiful homes and parks and is a special haven for families and Long Beach locals. But you’ve probably noticed… something’s afoot at the lagoon. Despite so many drastic environmental changes over the years, the saltwater lagoon is still an important retreat to many fish and jellyfish and it’s a rest stop for all kinds of migrating birds year after year. Lately though, that natural scene has  been …

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Condos Versus Houses

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Sometimes people begin the home buying process already knowing whether they’d like a condominium or a house, and other times, they’re unsure. While some people feel that houses are a better investment than condos, that isn’t always the case. And there are trade-offs, regardless of which type of home you choose. The key to knowing whether to buy a condo and house is simple: identify the features and benefits of each that you like, and determine which is a better fit. Space Condos Condos are similar in some ways to apartments. Usually built in a series of connected units, condos can …

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Long Beach Holiday Parade Schedule

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 On Your Marks, Get Set… Parade! These awesomeLong Beach holiday parades seem to sneak up every year. This year, we’ve got ’em all rounded up so you won’t miss a beat. We just wanted to make sure your family’s in the know so your holidays are the best they can be. 34th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade When: Saturday, December 3rd @ 6:00 PM (Streets close at 5:00 PM) East Second Street remains home to The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities will grace the route this year. And of course, no Christmas …

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Join Us For A Morning with Santa

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The Shannon Jones Team Says “Thank You” To Clients, Friends and The Community Please join us on Saturday, December 3rd, at the Art Theatre in Long Beach for a festive kickoff to the holiday season. There will be food, fun, and an opportunity to meet Santa Claus and have photos with him. The Shannon Jones Team’s Santa event last year was a big hit with kids of all ages and this year’s promises to be just as fabulous. The event will take place at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th Street, in Long Beach. Here’s the morning schedule: 10:00 a.m. – …

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Shop Small in Long Beach

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Move Over Black Friday, Long Beach Loves Small Business Saturday Tightly wedged between the door-busting deals of Black Friday and the internet insanity of Cyber Monday is the most feel good shopping event of the year — Small Business Saturday. And Long Beach does it better than anywhere else. Turns out, you can support local businesses and meet all your holiday shopping needs without fighting the crowds or encountering technical difficulties. The following neighborhoods offer several opportunities to meet, stroll, shop and eat this Thanksgiving weekend. 4th Street Retro Row Every day is Throwback Thursday at Retro Row. Whether you’re …

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Real Estate Market Update – November 2016

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A Look at the Local and California Real Estate Market Statewide and locally, October’s real estate market showed healthy increases in median prices. Inventory remains extremely low, both statewide and in our local market. Statewide, the median price remained above the $500,000 mark for the seventh straight month, with little signs of slowing down. The median price of an existing, single-family detached home in California was up 1.2% in October to $513,520 from $507,260 in September. Since 2010, home price statewide have typically declined between September and October. The monthly price gain is an indication that demand remains unseasonably strong. …

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New Listing and Price Adjustments

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New Spanish Style Listing Our newest listing, 1818 E 8th Street in Long Beach, will be open Saturday, November 19th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Situated between the Rose Park and East Village areas, this charming Spanish style home is about a mile to the beach and convenient to the shops and restaurants of 4th Street Retro Row. With fresh paint inside and out, beautiful new landscaping, and a remodeled kitchen with quartz counters and crisp white cabinets, it is move-in ready. It’s loaded with vintage details like coved tray ceilings, a fabulous arch between the living and dining …

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Take A Ride On the Metro Blue Line

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The Los Angeles County Metro is one of the greatest developments in Southern California. Connecting the wide array of cities across the region, the Metro has the unique ability to help commuters, visitors, and eco-conscious citizens alike. The overwhelming approval of Measure M this last Tuesday approves a massive expansion of Metro lines. More people are becoming curious about this transit system and what is can connect them to and are embracing a vision for the region that includes expanded public transit. Long Beach is the terminus of the Blue Line, running down into the downtown area and adding an easy …

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Biking in Long Beach

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Biking has become more than a hobbyist activity for many in Long Beach. While parts of Southern California have been slow to adopt biking in the city streets, Long Beach has embraced it and will do so again this weekend with the Beach Streets event in Midtown. Events like this combined with decades of incorporating bikes into the daily infrastructurehave helped make Long Beach one of the best cities in America for biking. Beach Streets This coming weekend bicyclists will be hitting the streets during the city’s Beach Streets event, an amazing opportunity for the community that occurs a couple times …

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Getting Through a Home Inspection

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll likely go through a home inspection. And for many, the idea of a home inspection can make their stomachs twist into knots. You don’t think anything is wrong with the house, but what if there is? The easiest way to relieve this stress is to understand what the home inspection is for, and how to prepare for it. Home Inspection Versus Appraisal A home inspection is sometimes confused with a home appraisal, but the overall purpose is different. The home inspector focuses on the structure of the home, its systems and components. This …