Wrigley Real Estate Update

Wrigley Real Estate Update

The Wrigley real estate market remains a seller's market. Homes are selling briskly - an average of 26 days on the market in April 2015 - the lowest average days on …

Growing in the Garden... Greek Oregano

Growing in the Garden... Greek Oregano

Grilling with Greek Oregano Growing in the garden this week is an abundance of fresh herbs including the usual suspects; parsley, thyme, and tons of basil. However, not every garden …

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Grow Your Own Vegetables

There Are Lots of Reasons To Grow Your Own Vegetables Cultivating a back yard vegetable garden is a great spring and summer project. There are many reasons the USDA encourages …

"Keep Your Home California" Expands Help

"Keep Your Home California" Expands Help

Keep Your Home California Expands Criteria of Programs To Help Homeowners Attain Affordable Mortgage Payments SACRAMENTO - Keep Your Home California announced today changes to help more low and moderate …

Smart Under-Stairs Storage

Smart Under-Stairs Storage

If you've got a two-story home, the sometimes neglected space under your staircase may provide an ideal spot for some smart under-stairs storage. Because really, what home couldn't use more …

Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza A Hit!

Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza A Hit!

The Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza was a big hit! Held in the neighborhood's namesake Rose Park, at 8th and Orizaba, dozens of children and their parents gathered to participate in an …

The Sweet Smell of A Successful Home Sale

The Sweet Smell of A Successful Home Sale

Last year, I was called out to a home by a would-be Long Beach home seller who warned me ahead of time: “This home stinks.” He was right. His mom, …

Should I Walk Away From My Long Beach Home?

Should I Walk Away From My Long Beach Home?

Last weekend I met with a woman who was trying to decide what to do with a Long Beach home. Her uncle just passed away and as the trustee and …

Is It Important to Get Building Permits in Long Beach?

Is It Important to Get Building Permits in Long Beach?

Frequently, I am asked by Long Beach home buyers and sellers about permits -- how important are they? The answer is -- very! If you are making additions or improvements …

Strategic default may not be strategic

Strategic default may not be strategic

Recently, I've heard the term "strategic default" being used more frequently from homeowners in Long Beach, Lakewood and surrounding communities. It shouldn't be a surprise. With more than 25 percent …