2914 Sandwood St.

Open House at 2914 Sandwood, Lakewood

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*Sat. & Sun, March 25th & 26th, 1 to 4 p.m. * Don’t miss the premiere open house for this lovely Lakewood home because it won’t last long! It’s full of charm and move-in ready. Gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding add elegance to the living and dining areas, while the kitchen features gorgeous travertine tile floors, plentiful cabinets, granite counters, a farmhouse sink and stainless steel appliances. The carpeted family room is light and bright and has a slider to the back yard. The spacious master bedroom has an en suite bath and large closet. The two additional bedrooms have hardwood …

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March Real Estate Market Update

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The start of the year ushered in a wave of good news about a hot stock market, higher wages and an active home sales environment. At the same time, housing prices have continued to rise, and the low inventory situation and affordability crunch has been particularly hard on first-time buyers struggling to get into the market. Nevertheless, buyer activity is easily outpacing seller activity in much of the country, culminating in relatively quick sales and low supply. Demand has remained strong so far this year. Unemployment has reached pre-recession levels, and Americans remain optimistic about finding quality employment. This matters …


Living in Lakewood

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Once dubbed an “instant city” that grew by leaps and bounds, the city of Lakewood has earned itself other designations over the years. A couple years ago, it was named the “most boring city in California” by a popular real estate website and garnered a “Playful City” designation for its quality parks, playgrounds and recreation services. You may think of Lakewood simply as that slice of suburbia existing between Long Beach and Bellflower, but it has a rich history and much to offer. The Early Years In the early 1950s, Lakewood sprang up from lima bean fields almost overnight. The building …

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Why Sell My Home Now and Not Next Spring?

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As December rolls around, some would-be home sellers assume they’ve missed the opportunity to sell their home during the winter. “I guess I’ll have to wait to sell my home until the spring,” becomes the mantra for many. Yet does that really make sense? We know that the price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by “supply and demand.” If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. Here’s the biggest reason to sell your home now: According to the National Association of Realtors …

4754 Palo Verde Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713

4754 Palo Verde Avenue

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Spacious and Cheerful Ranch Home 4754 Palo Verde Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713 Just Sold!   3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1486 sq. ft., 5215 sq. ft. lot (per tax records) Built in 1950 Offered at $497,000 2 car garage Check out this classic Lakewood ranch home in a great neighborhood. Just past the custom brick steps and porch lies a welcoming entryway. In one direction, you’ll find the spacious living room with cheery wallpaper, and in the other, a cozy dining room with hardwood floors. The dining room opens to the galley kitchen, with natural oak cabinets, Corian counters, and a …

6017 Andy St.

6017 Andy St. Lakewood, CA

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6017 Andy St. Lakewood, CA – Beautiful Interior with a Huge Yard! Accepting Backup Offers Only Spacious, updated ranch style home on a coveted section of Andy Street where homes rarely come on the market. With 2,146 sq. ft. of living area and an 8,180 sq. ft. lot, this well maintained home has the space you’re looking for! Just inside the front door, you’ll find a large living room with a traditional fireplace. There’s a formal dining room (now being used as a home office) as well as  plenty of room for a second dining area just off the kitchen. The …

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2016 Real Estate Market: State and Local Trends

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Real estate is a very local business and when you’re considering buying or selling a home, it’s important to focus not on the national trends, but on what’s going on in your state, city, neighborhood, and even on your street. Past trends and current statistics can assist you in planning. Here’s a look at the real estate market in California as well as several local communites. California Real Estate Market 2015 saw prices and home sales increase across California and the housing market is expected to continue improving in 2016, according to the California Association of Realtor’s market forecast. However, the current shortage …


Sales Up In (Almost) Every Price Range!

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This is great news for Sellers! The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-7.7%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and speaks to the strength of the market. Every other category showed a minimum increase of at least 5.6%, with sales in the $250,000- $500,000 range up 16.9%! Here is the breakdown: What does that mean …