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Longbeachize Panel Addresses Affordable Housing

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About 150 Long Beach area residents heard regional housing experts speak Thursday at the Art Theatre about the challenges California cities face with incenting developers to build more affordable housing. A core theme among panelists was that society should redefine “affordable housing” as “workforce housing,” considering the former term carries a negative connotation for numerous reasons. The panel was the …

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Highlights Housing in 2018 State of the City Address

Mayor Robert Garcia delivered his fourth State of the City Address on Tuesday, giving special attention to California’s housing and homeless crises and their impact on Long Beach. He touted the City Council’s adoption of the new Land Use Element as an “aggressive plan” that incentivizes building granny flats, requiring affordable housing in new developments, and preserving affordable housing for …

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What Was And What’s Coming at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach

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The SeaPort Marina Hotel came crashing down at the end of 2017, making way for the widely anticipated 2nd & PCH commercial development. To the surprise of some locals, the Los Angeles Times recently featured the project, which is scheduled for a grand opening in June 2019. The complex will add 95,000 square feet of retail, 70,000 square feet of …

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Five Questions With an Accessory Dwelling Unit Architect

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Architect Andrei Pogany has seen booming demand in recent months for accessory dwelling units, commonly known as granny flats. The Los Angeles-based principal of Pogany Architecture was interviewed by KPCC and shared how most of his business a year ago was designing single-family homes, now half of his clients are looking to build an ADU. According to UC Berkeley’s Terner …

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Where To See Holiday Lights In Long Beach

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The end of the holiday season is rapidly approaching and time is running out to plan your annual holiday lights tours with family and friends. We’ve got your back. Long Beach is home to neighborhoods that go over the top with their holiday decorating. Here’s a list of our favorite light displays. Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Located in the …

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Chill Returns to Queen Mary with New Ice Adventure Park

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A flurry of changes has come to Chill this year! The annual event held at the Queen Mary during the holidays has become a favorite for Long Beach residents and visitors alike. This year, gone are the ice sculptures and the Alice in Winterland experience. Instead, attendees can enjoy the United States’ first-ever Ice Adventure Park, along with a touching …

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Two New Open Houses- Long Beach and Lomita

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Open House- 2846 Ladoga Ave, Long Beach CA Saturday 8/20 & Sunday 8/21, 1-4 PM Classic styling and contemporary updates await in this beautiful move-in ready home featuring a gorgeous open floor plan, four generously sized bedrooms and three recently remodeled bathrooms. The spacious master suite lies at the rear of the house and features a spa-like master bathroom and abundant …

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Why Buyers Pass Up Overpriced Listings … Even in A Hot Market

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Even in a sizzling hot real estate market, some listings languish on the market and the biggest reason is that that they are overpriced. Because even in a hot market, most buyers won’t touch overpriced listings with a 10 foot pole. For potential home sellers, that can be confusing. We recently saw a home in Long Beach sell for $100,000 …

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Discover Rancho Los Alamitos

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Long Beach has a rich and varied history, but few sites reflect the changes the city has seen to its culture, industry and economics like Rancho Los Alamitos. Today the site serves as a living history museum, with six agricultural buildings, a blacksmith shop, magnificent gardens, and an adobe ranch built in 1800. It’s  a great place to spend an …

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Thinking of Selling? Why You Should Act Now

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If you’ve thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms, both nationally and locally, and buyer demand is skyrocketing. Prices in most areas are higher than at the previous peak reached in summer 2007, and homes are selling quickly. In Long Beach, for …