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 …

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How to Create an Attractive & Kid Friendly Home

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Your Home is not a Playground Creating a Kid Friendly Space without Sacrificing on the Appearance is Possible! Have you ever been to someone’s house before they had children and then visited again after they had kids? Did you feel like their house transformed from home to glorified playground? Or maybe this describes your home. Many parents complain of feeling like the kids have taken over their home. Whether you’re in the child proofing stage or the soccer practice and music lesson stage, here are some tips to help you make your home kid friendly without losing the charm and …

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Over Half of Americans Planning on Buying in the Next 5 Years

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The Majority of Americans Plan to Buy a New Home in the Next 5 Years Here’s how the decision making process will look for most buyers According to the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said that they would be willing to pay an average of $296,000 for a home and would average a 21% down payment. The report also included other interesting revelations. Those Looking to Buy 74% of those looking to buy a new home will consult …

6426 Los Arcos

6426 E. Los Arcos St. Long Beach, CA

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Lovely Home with a Beautiful Yard – 6426 E. Los Arcos St. Long Beach, CA Accepting Backup Offers Only Nestled on a tree-lined street in the popular Plaza neighborhood, this home’s appeal begins with the classic front porch and just keeps getting better. Step inside to find a spacious living room with hardwood floors, fresh paint, recessed lights and French doors. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, tile floors,  stainless steel appliances and a breakfast area with French doors leading to the back yard. The light and bright master bedroom has an attached bathroom, and the additional bedrooms share a beautifully updated …

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5819 Faust Ave. Lakewood, CA

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Beautiful Home in a Great Location – 5819 Faust Ave. Lakewood, CA Accepting Backup Offers Only Walking distance to Lindstrom Elementary and Mayfair High School, this lovely  Lakewood home is move-in ready. The open floor plan is great for everyday living or entertaining, and the home features numerous updates throughout. The large living room has newer flooring, a fireplace, and high ceilings. In addition to a spacious dining area, there’s a breakfast area in the kitchen, which features new flooring, a farmhouse sink, classic white cabinets, and a new subway tile backsplash. Both bathrooms have been updated and the home …

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5 Tips to Prepare your Home for Sale

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The Market is Hot for Sellers! Get your Home Ready to Hit the Market with These 5 Home Selling Tips Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Take note of these home selling tips because unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up with a lower sales price. Before the first prospect walks through your door, consider some smart options for casting your home in its best light. 1. Consider Having A Home Inspection Are …

3432 E. Vista St.

3432 E. Vista St. Long Beach, CA – Just Listed!

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Gorgeous Remodeled Bungalow in Belmont Heights 3432 E. Vista St. Long Beach, CA *Open House Saturday 4/2 and Sunday 4/3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. * Vintage meets modern in this elegantly remodeled Belmont Heights bungalow. This beautiful home is an immediate eye-catcher with its classic curb appeal, sleek, modern upgrades and breezy, light-filled interior. Featuring refinished original dark oak hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout, everything about this home is updated and ready for you to move right in. The spacious, open living area has a fireplace flanked by built-in shelves at one end and opens to the kitchen …

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Community Garden Roundup in Long Beach, CA

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Eat Well in Long Beach: Join a Community Garden The benefits of growing your own food are vast. Not only is it an affordable solution to improving your diet, but it’s also a great way to stay active and soak up some vitamin D. However, not everyone has a yard equipped for a garden. And sometimes container gardens just won’t cut it. One solution is to seek out a community garden. Community gardens vary widely throughout the world. In North America, community gardens range from familiar “victory garden” areas where people grow small plots of vegetables, to large “greening” projects to …