Naples California

Explore Naples, California

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Naples: California’s Little Italy on the Bay The perfect place to enjoy life’s simple pleasures Naples is one of the most beautiful coastal neighborhoods of Long Beach, California. Sailboats and Duffy boats line the picturesque canals that divide Naples Island, gondoliers can be seen paddling passengers along the waterways, and gorgeous waterfront homes make for a truly resort-like atmosphere. The neighborhood itself is tucked away in a quiet area, but offers easy access to Long Beach shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Originally built to replicate a village in Italy, most of the streets have Italian names, and a charming three tiered fountain sits …

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Meet The Shannon Jones Team!

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The Shannon Jones Team has Grown! Meet the Newest Members of our Team! The Shannon Jones Team has grown recently to better serve our amazing clients. Get to know the newest team members here: Stephanie Anderson, Buyer Specialist: Stephanie’s specialized training and professionalism helps makes the home buying process smooth for her clients. Her goal is to serve her clients for life and build a relationship based on her commitment to excellence, integrity and honesty. Before pursuing a career in real estate, Stephanie ran a successful event planning business for over a decade. Family and friends are very important to …

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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 …

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Weekend Home Decor Projects

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No-fuss Weekend Home Decor Projects Forget the Tools: Spruce up your home this weekend with these fun decorating projects! Give Cabinets a Fun Background Print out photos and tape them to the wall behind the shelves to create a fun collage. Just make sure you use a tape that won’t ruin the paint. Try Scotch removable mounting squares. New Floors for the Commitment-Phobes Tile tattoos are perfect for those who want a change but aren’t ready to commit. The temporary decals come in all sorts of shapes and designs. You can also use these on your kitchen or bath backsplash. Standard …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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11051 Dudley Way. Stanton, CA

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11051 Dudley Way. Stanton, CA – Townhome in the Sunshine Village In Escrow – Accepting Backup Offers Only Set in the Sunshine Village community, this end unit townhome has a spacious floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a greenbelt view. A two car garage provides plenty of parking and extra storage space and offers access to a great enclosed private patio. Beyond the patio, you’ll enter the dining area, which opens to both the kitchen and the living room. From your living room, you have a nice view of the greenbelt. There is a half bathroom downstairs, and …

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2321 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA

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2321 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA – Beautiful Craftsman Colonial Bungalow In Escrow – Accepting Backup Offers Only Classic vintage architecture blends artfully with modern upgrades in this charming Craftsman Colonial bungalow in the Rose Park South Historic District. Picture yourself watching life go by from the comfort of your broad front porch. Step inside and you’ll appreciate the large, light-filled living room with original hardwood floors and plantation shutters. The living room opens to a formal dining room with a built-in buffet. Just past the dining room, you’ll find the recently remodeled kitchen, which features granite countertops, stainless …