presidential election impacts on housing

Effects of the Presidential Election on Real Estate

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Does Unpredictability in Politics Lead to Unpredictability in Real Estate? While corporations tend to postpone big deals till after the election, home buyer demand has not let up Historically, the time during a presidential election leads to an economic pause. The stock market typically slows down, corporate investments are postponed, and many companies wait until after the election to continue with major deals. In such a  period of uncertainty, it’s no surprise that people want to wait and see what the next president has in store before making big decisions. However, the housing market is predicted to take a slightly different …


Trending Now: Prepping Homes for Doomsday

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Fearful Citizens are Preparing for the Worst Here’s what their Homes Look Like The apocalypse has become big business. And it’s getting bigger every day In the ’50s, homeowners fearing Communist attacks built bunkers in their backyards and basements, hung up a few “God Bless Our Bomb Shelter” signs and called it a Cold War. But today, Americans en masse are again preparing for the worst—and Communists are just about the only thing not on their list. What is? Terrorist attacks, a total economic collapse, perhaps even zombie invasions. Or maybe just a complete societal breakdown after this November’s scorched-Earth presidential election. But this is not your Uncle Travis’ guns-and-canned-foods-militia vision of Armageddon preparedness. While the …

3456 Hathaway Ave. #340

3456 Hathaway Ave. #340 Long Beach, CA – The Palms!

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Prime Location in The Palms Condominium Development Just Listed! 3456 Hathaway Ave. #340: This upstairs, end unit one has one of the most desirable locations in the popular Palms condominium development and just one common wall. The open floor plan and light, bright space features a living and dining area with easy access to a private balcony and seating area. The well-appointed and ultra-functional kitchen has granite counters. Each of the spacious bedrooms has its own bathroom, and the master bedroom features a large walk-in closet. The unit has its own private, one-car garage located conveniently nearby, and a parking apron in …

723 E. Terrace Ave

723 E. Terrace Drive, Long Beach, CA – Just Listed!

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Charming Home with Many Updates Just Listed! Situated on a prime corner lot, 723 E. Terrace Drive in Long Beach features plenty of charm and updates throughout. With lovely landscaping in the front and back yards, this home immediately makes a lasting impression. Step inside and you’ll enjoy the original hardwood floors and fully renovated kitchen. With granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of storage space, the kitchen is perfect for cooking and entertaining guests. Additionally, this home has updated bathrooms, newer windows, fresh paint, copper plumbing, and a finished garage that makes an ideal work space. The backyard and …


Spring Long Beach Real Estate Market Update

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Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell a Home in Long Beach? The Long Beach real estate market is sizzling this spring, with prices rising and inventory shrinking. The median home price in Long Beach in April 2016 was $549,900, up 10% from April 2015. Meanwhile, there was a 1.9 month supply of homes for sale, down 22.6% from the previous year. Not surprisingly, homes are selling faster and closer to list price than they were a year ago. The average days on market for homes sold in April was 50, down 25.4% from the 67 days it took …


Your Very Own Sanctuary

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401 Newport Avenue: From Historic Beauty Salon to Gorgeous Updated Home for Sale Every Home has a Story – Here’s one of my Favorites Every home has a history, yet as a Realtor, I don’t usually have much time to stop and think about the history of the home because I’m focused on what’s there now: from the layout, flooring, and cabinets, to the roof and the foundation. Yet sometimes I’m reminded of the transformations and stages homes go through in their lives, and 401 Newport in Long Beach  is one of those times. I first saw 401 Newport when it …

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Mortgage 101: What You Need to Know About Financing

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Before You Find Your Dream Home, Get The Facts You Need About Financing Here are the Factors your Mortgage Lender will Take into Consideration You may know that you need to talk to a lender before you shop for your dream home, but not all loans are created equal.  If you understand what factors lenders look at when reviewing a loan package, it can help put you in a better position to get the best rate and terms available on your mortgage.  In the simplest terms, lenders typically offer the lowest rates to the loans they consider the least risky. You probably know …

9450 Beverly St.

9450 Beverly St. Bellflower, CA – Just Listed!

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Duplex: Two Houses on One Lot! This recently refurbished multi-unit property on a huge lot is a great investment opportunity, a perfect set-up for extended family living, or an ideal home for someone who’d like to live in one house and use a second house to help pay the mortgage. Both homes feature fresh paint both inside and out, along with numerous other recent updates. The front house has two bedrooms, an updated bathroom, and a remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and new cabinets with abundant storage. With gleaming wood laminate floors and a functional layout, this home is move-in …


Explore Old Town Seal Beach

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Old Town Seal Beach: Where The Beach Meets Main Street Your Guide to Exploring Old Town Seal Beach   Seal Beach is a quaint beach side community tucked away between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. The city’s old-fashioned downtown district lies at the edge of the beach just off the pier at Main Street and Ocean Avenue, just south of Pacific Coast Highway. The highly acclaimed Main Street is a bustling stretch of shops and restaurants that’s definitely worth checking out. It even made Forbes list of America’s Friendliest Towns! History of Seal Beach Seal Beach is rich with history, which still …

Is now a good time to move up to a new home?

Is Now A Good Time To “Move Up”?

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If You’re Thinking of Buying and Selling, Is Now A Good Time? The answer is yes! Now is a great time to move up. In many neighborhoods, prices are still below where they were a few years ago and interest rates have remained near historic lows. With home prices and sales up in Southern California, more and more homeowners are considering a move up to their dream home. Taking the leap of faith when there’s no guarantee what will happen to prices in the future can be scary. Contemplating the process of a move up — selling a home, finding …