Using Your Tax Refund As A Down Payment

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If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,962 when filing their taxes this year. The map below shows the …

The Ins and Outs of Reverse Mortgages

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What is a Reverse Mortgage? In simple terms, a reverse mortgage allow homeowners to take part of the equity and convert it into payments to themselves. Instead of a regular mortgage, where you pay the lender every month to buy a home over time, with a reverse mortgage, you get a loan where the lender pays you. This is a …

Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project

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The lagoon is getting a facelift, but that’s not all… The Colorado Lagoon was once a flourishing part of the historic Los Cerritos Wetlands and remains a habitat for various animals and plants. Today, it’s surrounded by beautiful homes and parks and is a special haven for families and Long Beach locals. But you’ve probably noticed… something’s afoot at the lagoon. Despite …

90802 Market Update

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January 2016 Market Update for the 90802 area of Long Beach, CA 90802 Real Estate Statistics and Information Including the Neighborhoods of Downtown, East Village, and Alamitos Beach Home prices rose modestly last year in 90802 for both single family homes and condos. The median home price in 90802 last month was $455,000, which is up slightly from December 2014. However, …

2016 Real Estate Market: State and Local Trends

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Real estate is a very local business and when you’re considering buying or selling a home, it’s important to focus not on the national trends, but on what’s going on in your state, city, neighborhood, and even on your street. Past trends and current statistics can assist you in planning. Here’s a look at the real estate market in California as well …

564 N. Bellflower Blvd. #315

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Spacious Stoneybrook Condo 564 N. Bellflower Blvd. #315 Long Beach, CA Sold!!! Spacious 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo in desirable Stoneybrook complex, walking distance to Cal State University Long Beach, VA hospital, shopping and the beach. There is a large living room, sliding glass door to a balcony, galley-style kitchen and a split floor plan ideal for roommates. This unit is …

Life in Belmont Heights

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Did You Know: Belmont Heights was its own city for an entire year before it was annexed to Long Beach? Now, this little city-turned-neighborhood still boasts a small-town charm and a close-knit community to this day. The old City of Belmont Heights was first developed in the first few years of the 1900s and became incorporated as a city in 1908. At …

Howl-o-ween Happenings for You and Your Furry Friends

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Happy Howl-o-ween! Why should us humans get all the fun? As important members of the family, your pets should get to partake in all the festivities! Here are some of the fun Halloween events in the LA/OC area that you and your furry friends can both enjoy!     Walk & Trick-or-Treat for the Animals Oct. 24th, 9 am – …

Wrigley Real Estate Market Update

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Wrigley Real Estate Market Update October 2015   After an increase at the end of summer, the number of closed sales of single family homes in the Wrigley area has leveled off in September 2015, with 11 closed sales. August and September saw the highest number of closed sales for 2015 so far.   Since mid-summer, inventory levels for single family homes have …

90815 Real Estate Market Update

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90815 Real Estate Market Update October 2015 Including the neighborhoods of Los Altos, Bixby Hill, Park Estates, La Marina Estates, College Park Estates, El Dorado South, the Plaza, Stratford Square, Artcraft Manor, and Circle Area.   After a sharp drop in the middle of summer, the number of closed sales of single family homes in the 90815 area started to rise …