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 …

5 Reasons To Buy During the Holidays

5 Reasons To Buy During the Holidays

In many parts of the United States, homebuying over the holiday season slows down to a glacial pace. Let's face it -- only really motivated buyers would put on heavy …

Are you falling behind on your mortgage?

Are you falling behind on your mortgage?

If you're in a position where you owe more than your home is worth and you need to sell, a short sale may be your best option. But don’t get …

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