Buying a Home: Step 3 is Finding a Realtor and Having a Buyers’ Consultation

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Choosing a Realtor, and having a consultation with them is a crucial step in finding your future home. It is Step 3 of the home buying process, so by this point, you may have gotten pre-approved, scoped out potential neighborhoods, and created your wishlist. (If not, a good Realtor can help you with those steps.) Even if you have a good …


The Long Beach Breakwater: Why It’s There and Where It’s Going

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While Long Beach has a beautiful beachfront bike and walk paths, a fun pier, and one of the best dog beaches in the area, the one thing we don’t have are waves. And without waves, there is no surf scene here either. The reason for this is that a breakwater was installed between 1941 and 1949 when the Navy moved into …

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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 summer is the perfect time to do just that. We’ve put together a list of all the upcoming open houses in …

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Get to Know the New Long Beach Post

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Have you been noticing more robust local reporting coming from the Long Beach Post recently? We have, and we are loving all of the hyperlocal coverage that our city is finally receiving. The publication is under new ownership and the editorial team over there is ready and eager to spread the latest news coming out of Long Beach. Who Are …

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Buying a Home: Step 2 is Neighborhoods and Wishlists

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So you’ve started your search for your new home, and you’ve gotten pre-approved for a loan. What now? Before diving straight into checking out every single home listed for sale in the city, take a step back and think about what you are really looking for. You need to decide what you want in your future home and create your …


Styrofoam Ban and Limiting Single-Use Plastics in Long Beach

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Long Beach, along with many other coastal Southern California cities, is taking a proactive role in limiting the use of Styrofoam and single-use plastics like straws. The goal is the curb pollution around the city in our parks, beaches, and waterways. City Leaders Pass the Styrofoam Ban Back in April Long Beach leaders approved a ban on single-use food and …

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Long Beach Real Estate Mid-Year Market Update

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Median home prices have soared in Southern California this summer, hitting new records in Los Angeles County. Yet while the market is quite active, sales are down, inventory remains low and bidding wars are still occurring, particularly in entry-level price ranges. In Long Beach, the median sales price in June was $670,000, up 8.2% from the previous June. However, the …

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Our Favorite Golf Courses in Long Beach

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If you’re thinking about hitting a few balls on the driving range with friends, grabbing a quick 9, or taking in a full 18, here are some of our favorite golf courses to try out in Long Beach. Skylinks at Long Beach One of the premier golf courses in the area, the award-winning Skylinks is a 6,909-yard par 72 course …


We’re Hiring!

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The Shannon Jones Team is excited to announce that we are hiring for several positions. If you’ve considered a career in real estate and would like to work with a busy, established Long Beach-based real estate team, then we’d love to hear from you. Our team is committed to consistently delivering high-quality customer service and cutting-edge marketing, putting our clients’ interests first. …


Buying A Home: Step 1 is Getting Pre-Approved

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For many people, the thought of buying a home may seem daunting because of how many steps are required. However, if you break it down into multiple steps, the process isn’t that difficult. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing you with instructions for buying a home, step by step. . The first step of the home buying process? …