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 …

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 …

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 …