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Give Your Home A Mid-Century Modern Vibe

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A Blast From The Past … Or Is It The Future? Although it originated over half a decade ago, the Mid-Century Modern style is still alive and well today. The term Mid-Century Modern covers a wide range of influences, including architecture, furniture, interior design, and graphic design. The exact dates of when this style originated is still under debate, though …


The Pike in Long Beach: Then & Now

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The Pike in Long Beach is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike, but do you know what it used to be like down at the Pike? Much like the Queen Mary or Rosie’s Dog Beach, The Pike is a huge part of the unique personality of the city of Long Beach. It’s a great place to go with …

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What To Expect During A Home Inspection

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Congratulations! You’ve put in an offer on a new home! Or maybe you’re highly considering it and want to know more before you decide. So what do you do now? It’s time for a home inspection. What Is A Home Inspection? A home inspection is a detailed top-to-bottom report of the physical condition of the house and its mechanical and …

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

Earth Day in Long Beach

Earth Day Activities in Long Beach

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Happy Earth Day! Let’s Celebrate We love where we live, don’t you? We are so happy that Earth Day falls on a weekend this year! Don’t have any plans yet? Check out some of the great celebrations happening around Long Beach. Metro This year, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is offering free rides on Earth Day. Yes, FREE! …

Public Art in Long Beach

Public Art in Long Beach

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As you walk down the streets in Downtown Long Beach, you might notice that the streets seem to be a little more colorful than they used to be. The Arts Council of Long Beach, along with the POW! WOW!, an art association, and the City Council are making a splash when it comes to the new wave of public art …


The Buzz About Long Beach Beekeepers

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Jaime Guoz got interested in bees about seven years ago when his neighbors discovered a hive underneath their shed and he offered to help remove them. After this experience, Guoz kept bumping into local beekeepers at gardening meetups and events at his kids’ school. In 2011, he co-founded the Long Beach Beekeepers Club with Barbara Sinclair, Henry Kurland, Dick Barnes …


Open House at Temple Lofts in Downtown Long Beach

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Gorgeous Temple Loft Priced at $665,000 835 Locust Avenue #223, Long Beach, CA 90813 *OPEN HOUSES* *Saturday, 4/7 & Sunday, 4/8, 1-4 p.m.* This unbelievable corner loft in the popular Temple Lofts building has everything you’re looking for. You’ll love the concrete floors, sleek & functional kitchen with beautiful stainless steel appliances and granite counters, and the spacious, airy feeling. Set up …

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Buying a Beach Home in Long Beach

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Buying a beach home is a dream that many people would love to pursue, but high prices make it out of reach for many. Long Beach, however, remains one of the most affordable beach communities in Southern California. Part of that reason is because we don’t have waves here, thanks to the breakwater.  Let’s explore the ins and outs of buying …


Is A 55+ Community Right For You?

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As the name implies, a 55+ community is built for adults who are at least 55 years old. These complexes are often called retirement communities because many of the residents no longer have full-time jobs. There’s a variety of price points for buying into these communities and they’re usually based on the amenities available to residents. Often, 55+ communities are designed …