24 Hours in Long Beach

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This picturesque and vibrant beach city has so much to offer! Short on time? Have no fear. We’ve come up with the best 24 hours you can spend in Long Beach.    Belmont Shore and Beach Time With 11 miles of sandy shoreline (4 miles being oceanfront), there is no shortage of water fun to be had. Our tip; head …

Halloween Happenings in Long Beach

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For some of us, this is actually “the most wonderful time of the year.” Halloween is just a fun season, especially in Long Beach. People go all-out decorating their houses with spooky ghosts, creepy spiders, and festive pumpkins. Seasonal fall ingredients start popping up on menus, and it’s not a challenge to come across some Halloween inspired treats and goodies. …

Portuguese Bend Distilling

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Long Beach has had a rash of breweries open in recent years and this year saw its first distillery open. Located in bustling downtown Long Beach, the eatery offers food and drink in an open loft-style setting with high ceilings. So far, locals have given Portuguese Bend Distilling solid reviews. The first thing you notice is floor to ceiling windows juxtaposed …

Happy International Coffee Day!

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It’s pumpkin latte season, and here’s a fun fact. Did you know that on average Starbucks sells about 20 million a year and that the pumpkin latte craze started just 10 years ago? Even though pumpkin lattes are seasonal, lattes are great to enjoy year-round. Here is our shortlist of coffee houses that are always serving lattes.   Rose Park …

Don’t DIY – Leave these for the Pros

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In today’s world, DIY is everything. From fixer-uppers to small home projects, everyone likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from completing a DIY project. But be careful. Sometimes hiring a professional is still the best option. Here are 10 common DIY projects that you should leave to the pros.   1.Fixing the Roof While replacing a few shingles on …

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

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Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how your decisions will impact your …

Best Local Cheeseburger Spots

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In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, here is a list of our favorite Long Beach spots to grab a delicious, ooey-gooey cheeseburger. Pig Pen Delicacy Pig Pen Delicacy has successfully taken traditional American comfort food to the next level. While they mostly focus on pork-based menu items, one of the offerings that have gotten them on the map, and is …

Local Open House List: Long Beach, Lakewood & Signal Hill

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The inventory of available houses for sale remains tight so seeing homes quickly when they come on the market is critical for would-be buyers. One way to conveniently do so if you’re getting started is by visiting open houses and spring is the perfect time to do just that. We’ve put together a list of all the upcoming open houses in …

The Shannon Jones Team Is Hiring

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We are looking for an operations manager! Successful, established real estate team is looking for a smart, hard-working and tech-savvy Executive Assistant/Operations Manager. We are a Long Beach-based husband-wife agent team with a full-time buyers’ agent, full-time administrative assistant,  and part-time marketing coordinator. This full-time position will provide support for the team by managing transactions and implementing and improving systems, …

Apps You Should be Using for Your Home

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Living in today’s digital age, everyone knows that “there’s an app for everything!” Well, it should come as no surprise that that includes your home as well. There are dozens of apps out there to assist you with your home’s organization, maintenance, cleaning, and more. So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone and start downloading!   Organization Shortly …