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 …

Understanding HERO Financing

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You almost certainly have had home improvement companies call or knock on your door,  promoting energy-efficient products and or improvements, some of them suggesting you use the HERO program to pay for those improvements. Certainly adding solar panels and saving money on energy bills sounds like a great idea! Yet there are many ways to pay for solar — from …

Most Haunted Spots in Long Beach

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Long Beach has a Fascinating History If you ask some people, parts of that history have not stayed in the past. Parts of years gone by have a tendency to “creep” up over and over at certain locations in the form of paranormal activity. Here are some of the most haunted spots to check out in Long Beach just in …

Meet The Motorized Scooters In Long Beach

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If you have been out of your house and out-and-about around Long Beach in the past couple of months, chances are you have seen these motorized scooters, either parked on the sidewalk or zipping past you. But what are they, exactly? Here is a run-down of what they are, where they come from, and how to ride on them.   …

Real estate market statistics for Long Beach CA

October 2018 Long Beach Real Estate Market Update

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Although the most recent statistics for home sales in Long Beach show that prices are continuing to rise, there are also some signs that the Long Beach real estate market is cooling down a bit. Consider the following: The average time on the market reported for homes that sold last month, September 2018 was 33 days, up 17.9% from the …

Día de los Muertos, MOLAA

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at MOLAA

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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as it as also known here in the US, is a beautiful and sacred Latino tradition dating back thousands of years. This year, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) here in Long Beach is hosting several days worth of celebrations. Those in Long Beach and the surrounding areas are welcome …

Long Beach Open Studio Tour Opens October 13th

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October is Arts Month is Long Beach, and one of the best ways you can get out and celebrate our local artists is to attend the Long Beach Open Studio Tour. The Shannon Jones Team is proud to be a sponsor for this self-guided tour, and we are especially excited because this year the tour is extending over three weekends …

2nd Street & PCH Project Update

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Now that the SeaPort Marina Hotel is no longer standing, the corner of 2nd Street and PCH has taken on a new life. With the help of CenterCal Properties, a commercial developer from El Segundo, visible structures plot the footsteps of the future 220,000 square-foot shopping center. With Whole Foods as the 45,000 square foot anchor, the retail development will …

Facts and Fiction about Flood Insurance

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The world of insurance is overwhelming. You know that you have to have auto insurance to drive a car and homeowners insurance to secure a home loan. Both health and life insurance are helpful. However, how many times do you ask, “Do I need flood insurance?”   Let’s start with the first fact homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage …

Remodeling, Budget

How to Stay on Budget While Remodeling

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It seems like an unwritten rule: whenever you start a remodeling project, it will always go over budget. But that doesn’t have to be the reality. With smart planning and strict discipline, you can complete a successful remodel without breaking the bank. Here’s how to do it. Start with a Realistic Ballpark Figure Figuring out how much you have to …