Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

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Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how your decisions will impact your …

Apps You Should be Using for Your Home

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Living in today’s digital age, everyone knows that “there’s an app for everything!” Well, it should come as no surprise that that includes your home as well. There are dozens of apps out there to assist you with your home’s organization, maintenance, cleaning, and more. So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone and start downloading!   Organization Shortly …

Unique Places to Spend the Night in Long Beach

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When planning a trip to Long Beach, there are literally hundreds of options for overnight accommodation. Yet if you are searching for a unique place to lay your head, those are a bit more hard to find. Needless to say, you can rest easy, because we have come up with eight of Long Beach’s most unique places to spend the …

Community Gardens

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Grow Your Own Produce Community Gardens allows you to eat fresh, seasonal, and local produce. It is a wonderful way to stay healthy and support your community. Participating in Community Gardens is an entertaining way to meet new people and grow some delicious veggies, herbs, and fruits that your whole family will enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite …

Best Apps to Help You Save Money for Your Dream Home

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Do you have your sites set on purchasing your dream home in 2019, but need to save up more money to help get you there? Here are some of our favorite money-saving apps that can help get you into a new home for the new year. Mint Now you can manage all of your finances in one convenient location. It …

Volunteer in Long Beach this Holiday Season

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Your time is valuable, spend it giving back to those in need. Volunteer in Long Beach this holiday season. It will warm hearts and feed the souls of many people in our community. Here are a just a few organizations that need your help. Food Forward Food Forward fights hunger and reduces waste by finding uses for extra produce that …

The Ins and Outs of VA Loans

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It is not only important to remember our Veterans but to support them. If you served our country, then you might qualify for a particular type of home loan know as a VA Loan, or Veterans Administration loan. This type of financing comes with significant financial benefits, and the requirements to secure a VA loan are often not as restrictive …

New Bike Lanes and Improvements on Broadway

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It’s been quite the year for Measure A improvements in Long Beach. Improve and create new bike lanes, make curbs and intersections more accessible for people with disabilities, create additional parking, and slow down traffic on Broadway are all goals of  Measure A. This mobility project covers about 12 acres and is 9,200 feet long between Alamitos and Cherry Avenues. The …

Fall Hikes Around Long Beach

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Temperatures are finally starting to drop and it’s feeling like fall, time to head outside for a hike.  You can hike any time of day during the fall. You don’t have to beat summer’s mid-afternoon heat, and you might catch some different views, or wildlife out there during the new season too. Here are some of our favorite local spots …