Happy International Coffee Day!

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It’s pumpkin latte season, and here’s a fun fact. Did you know that on average Starbucks sells about 20 million a year and that the pumpkin latte craze started just 10 years ago? Even though pumpkin lattes are seasonal, lattes are great to enjoy year-round. Here is our shortlist of coffee houses that are always serving lattes.   Rose Park …

Don’t DIY – Leave these for the Pros

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In today’s world, DIY is everything. From fixer-uppers to small home projects, everyone likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from completing a DIY project. But be careful. Sometimes hiring a professional is still the best option. Here are 10 common DIY projects that you should leave to the pros.   1.Fixing the Roof While replacing a few shingles on …

Best Local Cheeseburger Spots

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In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, here is a list of our favorite Long Beach spots to grab a delicious, ooey-gooey cheeseburger. Pig Pen Delicacy Pig Pen Delicacy has successfully taken traditional American comfort food to the next level. While they mostly focus on pork-based menu items, one of the offerings that have gotten them on the map, and is …

Local Open House List: Long Beach, Lakewood & Signal Hill

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The inventory of available houses for sale remains tight so seeing homes quickly when they come on the market is critical for would-be buyers. One way to conveniently do so if you’re getting started is by visiting open houses and spring is the perfect time to do just that. We’ve put together a list of all the upcoming open houses in …

The Shannon Jones Team Is Hiring

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We are looking for an operations manager! Successful, established real estate team is looking for a smart, hard-working and tech-savvy Executive Assistant/Operations Manager. We are a Long Beach-based husband-wife agent team with a full-time buyers’ agent, full-time administrative assistant,  and part-time marketing coordinator. This full-time position will provide support for the team by managing transactions and implementing and improving systems, …

Bluff Park – Full of Charm and Vintage Personality

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The Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach is one of the city’s most charming upscale neighborhoods, with a touch of vintage flair. It was designated as one of Long Beach’s Historic Districts in 1982, 37 years ago this summer.   Where is Bluff Park? ” Bluff Park” makes you think of that long, skinny park that runs along Ocean Boulevard overlooking the …

5 Compelling Reasons To Buy A Home

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Many people are well aware of the financial benefits of buying a home – wealth-building among them. But often, emotional reasons can also be compelling benefits of homeownership. Here are five to consider: Pride of Ownership You will have a place to call your own as well as provide the basic necessity of shelter.  You will be able to put …

Long Beach Wine Bars

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It is so fun to learn about different wines and even better to enjoy them in quaint cafe settings. There are so many wine bars to choose from here is our shortlist.     Fourth Street Vine 2142 E. 4th Street, Long Beach This is more than just as a wine bar. Nestled in the heart of Retro Row, 4th …

Long Beach’s Water Playground

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Summer is here, and what better way to get out and enjoy the season than by spending some time on the water. We are in Long Beach, after all! There are dozens of water sports and activities for you to take advantage of all summer long. We’ve compiled them all here (listed in alphabetical order), so what are you waiting …

Fun Farm to Table Restaurants in Long Beach

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Farm-to-table is a phrase that can mean different things to different people. At its heart, farm-to-table means that the food on the table came directly from a specific farm, without going through a store, market, or distributor along the way. Long Beach is a “Foodies” playground and we love supporting local Farm to Table businesses in their goal of serving …