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 …

A Guide to the Long Beach Mills Act Program

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Workshop & Deadline for Mills Act Coming Soon There are many benefits to owning a historic home in Long Beach, with one of the biggest potential financial benefits being the opportunity to obtain a tax break through the Mills Act. The Mills Act program offers property tax breaks to encourage the owners of historic buildings to restore and maintain the architectural …

The Benefits of Buying a Historic Home

The Ins and Outs of Buying a Historic Home

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There are many advantages to buying a home in a designated historic district, including stability, style, and solid resale values.  Beyond that, there’s a personal investment in a certain aesthetic, becoming a caretaker for a piece of modern history, and enjoying a level of craftsmanship not commonly found in newer developments. There’s also a whole handful of considerations to catch up on before …

Shannon Jones Movie Night

Fun and Friends at 2017 Shannon Jones Movie Night

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The Shannon Jones Team hosted yet another fun and memorable Annual Movie Night, Thursday, June 17th, at The Art Theater Long Beach. Our team is thrilled to have served the Long Beach community for almost 20 years, and events like this are our way of thanking you for entrusting us with your real estate needs and inviting us to be an …

Urban Americana in Zaferia

Discover Zaferia

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Though it’s often overshadowed by a handful of high profile neighborhoods that traditionally steal the spotlight, the East Long Beach Zaferia District is home to a rich and diverse history that’s being re-energized by a new wave of internationally inspired eateries, hipster boutiques, and craft cocktail joints. The area had its humble roots as a farming community and then became a …

Rancho Los Cerritos and Its New Cottage

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The end of 2016 saw a lot of beginnings and endings in Long Beach, with the prospect of a new development at Rancho Los Cerritos among them. Funded by a state matching grant, the historical rancho has submitted a proposal and been approved for an expansion of the property. The expansion will be in the form of a new 1930s …

Tudor, The Old World Classic Home

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As we begin cozying up for the winter, watching holiday classics and thinking of the spaces that make us feel the most festive, the Tudor home begins to creep into the foreground. This architectural style is famously seen in multiple films and TV shows, ranging from Harry Potter to Beverly Hills 90210. Long Beach is home to many of these …

Villa Rivera, Historical Long Beach property

Historical Properties: Living In History

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You’ve probably heard of the Waldorf Astoria. Everything from Art Deco glamour to music to cuisine have been impacted by it at some point. You might have also heard recently of the plans to turn this historical property into housing, and regardless if you’re for or against it, the decision is part of an increasing desire for real estate with …

Long Beach October Arts Month

October is Long Beach Arts Month

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It’s Arts Month here in Long Beach! Murals. Photography. Dance. Music. Architecture. We’re celebrating it all. “During October, we celebrate the art that happens every day all over Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “Murals, music, arts education, and dance programs are all part of the diverse, vibrant fabric that is woven throughout our City.” Mayor Garcia …

Condos on Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA

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  Living on the beach. Sounds like paradise, and can be your everyday life if you consider some of the great condos on Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. Long Beach is the most affordable coastal community in Southern California. Ocean Boulevard  connects Downtown Long Beach to the Los Alamitos Bay Yacht Club at the tip of the Long Beach Peninsula. It is …