Helpful Tips When Relocating To Long Beach

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Long Beach Basics Long Beach has been described many times as “a small town in a big city.” It has the perfect blend of suburban, beachside relaxation and bustling urban life. Thinking of relocating to this amazing city? Here is all you need to know. Long Beach is centrally located in Southern California, conveniently between Los Angeles and Orange County. …

Buying A House This Spring? Free Home Buyers Summit!

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You’re Invited! Join our team on Saturday, March 16th from 10 am – 11 am at our office, 6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #150, Long Beach. Your home buying questions will be answered while enjoying fantastic refreshments. Whether you are a first-time buyer, thinking of moving up or even downsizing, our homebuyers summit will answer all your questions. Find Out …

What’s New In Long Beach?

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  There is already a lot to love about living in Long Beach. The weather, the eclectic neighborhoods, unique stores and boutiques, tempting restaurants and bars, local events and festivals. So seeing all of the new businesses pop up around town makes us excited. Here are a few that have opened within the last couple of months that we definitely …

The Long Beach Grocery Co-op

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As a Long Beach resident, you may have heard of the Long Beach Grocery Co-op (LBGC). The Long Beach Grocery Co-op was started several years ago by Damon Lawrence and is the first of its kind within our city. What started out as an idea from a trip to Oregon has grown into something bigger within the community. So big …

Best Apps to Help You Save Money for Your Dream Home

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Do you have your sites set on purchasing your dream home in 2019, but need to save up more money to help get you there? Here are some of our favorite money-saving apps that can help get you into a new home for the new year. Mint Now you can manage all of your finances in one convenient location. It …

The Ins and Outs of VA Loans

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It is not only important to remember our Veterans but to support them. If you served our country, then you might qualify for a particular type of home loan know as a VA Loan, or Veterans Administration loan. This type of financing comes with significant financial benefits, and the requirements to secure a VA loan are often not as restrictive …

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October 2018 Long Beach Real Estate Market Update

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Although the most recent statistics for home sales in Long Beach show that prices are continuing to rise, there are also some signs that the Long Beach real estate market is cooling down a bit. Consider the following: The average time on the market reported for homes that sold last month, September 2018 was 33 days, up 17.9% from the …

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How to Stay on Budget While Remodeling

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It seems like an unwritten rule: whenever you start a remodeling project, it will always go over budget. But that doesn’t have to be the reality. With smart planning and strict discipline, you can complete a successful remodel without breaking the bank. Here’s how to do it. Start with a Realistic Ballpark Figure Figuring out how much you have to …

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Buying a Home: Step 6 is What to Expect When in Escrow

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Opening escrow is the final stage of buying a home. Up to this point, you have gotten pre-approved for you loan, scoped out neighborhoods, created a wishlist, chosen your Realtor, compared different homes, and put in an offer.  The sellers either accepted your offer, or issued a counter offer, which you accepted. So at this stage, your offer has been …

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Paint Colors That Sell – And Ones That Don’t

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When planning to sell your home, paint colors play a bigger part than you may realize. Colors affect moods, feelings, and impressions of a space as well as the people in that space. To appeal to the most amount of buyers, you need to plan your color choices with this in mind. Pay attention to the interior and exterior colors …