How to Find Your Dream Neighborhood in Long Beach

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There is so much to take into consideration when you’re on the house hunt. One of the most important is your neighborhood. Remember, you are probably planning on being here for a long time to come, so choosing a neighborhood that compliments your personality is very important. From Bixby Knolls to Belmont Heights, Wrigley, and Rose Park (and all the …

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Real Estate Tax Deductions for 2018

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As a homeowner or soon-to-be homeowner, you can get some pretty sweet tax deductions from things related to your home. Some tend to change from year to year, like those for energy-efficient upgrades, while others are more stable, like being able to deduct mortgage interest. The tax bill that will be in force in the up and coming tax season, the …

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Steps of Buying a Home: Step 5 is Putting in a Winning Offer

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Putting in an offer on a house is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. At this stage, you should have been pre-approved for a loan, researched neighborhoods, created your wishlist, chosen your Realtor, and compared different houses on the market. You’ve found the perfect home and are ready to purchase. In order to beat out any …

Learn About Long Beach’s “8 by 28” Plan to Prepare for the 2028 Olympics

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While the LA Olympics are still a full decade away, Mayor Robert Garcia announced in February his 8 by 28 plan to get Long Beach ready for the world-class event. The plan includes capital improvements and has been approved by the Long Beach City Council. It’s going to be a very exciting time for the city as Long Beach is …

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Buying a Home: Step 4 is to Compare Homes

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Starting to compare homes is Step 4 of the home buying process. By now, you should have gotten pre-approved for a loan, looked at neighborhoods, created your wishlist, and chosen your Realtor. You know what you are looking for and what you can afford, but with so many choices, how do you know which house is the right one? These …

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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 …

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

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See September 2018 Update.  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 …

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 …