Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

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According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials.Our survey…finds that Gen Z views homeownership as an …

4 Reasons To Buy A Home

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We often talk about the financial reasons to buy a home. But often, the emotional reasons are the more powerful, or compelling reasons. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. The top 4 reasons to buy a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. …

13 Tips For Making Your Home Eco-Friendly

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Easy Eco-Friendly Steps Lowering our overall impact on the environment is a team effort, and like a ripple effect, a little from each of us can go a long way. The place where we can start making a change is the one we know best—our homes. Install programmable thermostats  Replace your light bulbs to LED or CFL lights Prevent air …

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That Might Surprise You

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This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from the most trusted entities in …

5 Simple Ways To Organize Your Home For The New Year

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You did it. You made it through the holidays and now it’s time to get organized for the new year. However, where do you start? If organizing your home has you feeling overwhelmed, don’t fret. Here are 5 simple ways to help you organize your home!     1.Declutter The first step in any organization project should always be clearing out …

Celebrate New Year’s Eve On The Waterfront

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It’s not too late to make plans for New Year’s Eve. The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is hosting New York New Year’s Eve, a family-friendly celebration at Rainbow Harbor, at the Waterfront Amphitheater, 330 S. Pine Ave.  Admission is free for all attendees and viewing space is a first come first serve basis. The night begins at 5 pm with …

Another Successful MHA Donation Drive

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Giving Back to Our Long Beach Community Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s holiday donation drive a huge success. We appreciate all the donations and assistance from our friends, colleagues, clients, Viento Y Agua Coffee House, and our Long Beach community. The mentally ill homeless that are served by the MHA Village of Long Beach will have …

Pros & Cons of Listing Your Home in the “Winter”

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” to sell? Winter can be a great time to sell your home. Especially since “winter” doesn’t typically get below 60 degrees here. Just like with any season, there are pros and cons to selling your home in the winter. If you’ve been contemplating whether you should sell your home now or wait …

What To Do Now If You Want to Sell in 2020

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Selling your house is a monumental event. And often the hardest thing to do is get ready. If you’re considering selling your home sometime in 2020, start early. Now is a great time to begin planning and get a few things in order. Step One: Find out what your home is worth. Once you’ve determined the estimated market value for …