Long Beach Real Estate News

Sep 29

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One of the most unique places to live in Long Beach, California is the Ebell Theatre Lofts in the Downtown Long Beach area.  There are several historic buildings in the Downtown area that were built in the 1920's and Ebell Theatre is one of the them.  The condos were built here around 1924 with several studio, one and two bedroom units located here.  On average, we only see one or two of these condos come on the market each year as inventory is very limited here for those looking to purchase.  What I love about these lofts is that many of them offering soaring ceilings, concrete floors and an open concept floor plan that fits the modern way of living.

Ebell Theatre Long Beach Loft Sales Chart

Real Estate prices for the lofts tend to be difficult to gauge since there has many a limited

Aug 29

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Some of the most affordable condos found in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach can be found at the Chateau Thierry condo building.  The condos located at 4170 Elm Avenue have recently sold for under $500,000 for a two bedroom condo with 1,156 square feet of living space.  If you have been looking for a condo in the Long Beach area then you know finding something under $500,000 is very competitive with a lot of buyers looking in this price range.  Bixby Knolls is an area that is not located near the beach but rather just north of the Long Beach airport and within walking distance to many local retail stores and shopping.  There are also several parks located within a short distance from here which makes living here ideal for those who like to enjoy the

Jul 25

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When looking for a home in the Downtown Long Beach area we always looking in a several block radius away from the water and the beach.  We tend to find some of the best real estate prices for condos that offer just a short distance to the beach as well as the many great restaurants and shopping that can be found in the Downtown area.  One great example of this is the Wilsonian condo building that is located at 440 Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach, California.  The Wilsonian is an older building that was built in 1962 with the large majority of condos coming up for sale here being two bedroom floor plans with some one bedroom units as well.  Over the years real estate prices have consistently stayed in the near the mid $200,000 range and even with booming

Jun 27

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With a shift in the real estate market here in Southern California the more you are going to see sellers that are open to creative ways to sell their home.  In a down market, owners of properties need to be flexible in how they sell their home since there is typically a limited number of buyers in the marketplace that can buy a home.  This is especially true for the city of Long Beach where homes in a down market can take a longer time to sell.  One of the creative options we are starting to see is the idea of a lease option.  These are properties that are listed for lease with the owners also willing to sell as well.  In these cases, a lease with an option to buy can often be negotiated if you know how to structure the deal correctly.  Here is a brief

May 31

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One of the small condo buildings located in the Downtown Long Beach area that often goes overlooked is the Golden Gate Square condo building located at 730 W 4th Street.  Here you will find one and two bedrooms that come on the market for sale here and tend to be some of the lowest priced condos in the downtown area.  The location is a several block radius to the water front area and next to Cesar Chavez Park and a much large one called Golden Park.  There is also the Cesar Chavez elementary school located within a short distance to these condos which makes it ideal for those with younger children.  Over the past couple of years real estate prices have gone up like everywhere else but not a super crazy high rate.  There are current 2 condos on the market

Apr 29

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One of the more popular condos buildings located just a few block radius to the beach in the greater Downtown area of Long Beach is the Ocean Park Imperial condo complex.  The location sits off 1st street near the Bixby Park area with one and two bedroom floors that can found here.  Real Estate prices in the high $600,000 range to low $700,000 range for two bedroom condos with an approximate 1,284 square feet of living space.

What I love about this 3 story building is the rooms tend to be good size with an open living and dining room space that can come with recessed lighting and crown molding.  Many of these units also come with good size kitchens that offer a variety of storage options and large enough for a center island breakfast bar.  Some of the

Mar 29

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Since the Long Beach Real Estate market has seen such increases in the last several years it's becoming hard to find an affordable property in Long Beach, California for under $500,000.  If you are familiar with the Long Beach area then you know there are a lot of pockets where you will find smaller condo buildings that often feature well priced units.  A perfect example of this is the Park View Terrace Long Beach complex that offers an ideal location with a lot of amenities.  The location is situated at 1061 Park Avenue and located across the street from a very large Recreational Park area.  Several of the condos offer a nice view of the park which has a wide range of amenities which include golfing, tennis, dog park and nice walking trails.  Association

Feb 28

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Long Beach has always been widely considered one of the most affordable places to buy a single family near the beach in Los Angeles County.  There are a number of homes that are currently for sale that are listed under $700,000.  When considering buying a home in this price range in the Long Beach area it's important to know the different areas and the pros and cons to buying in each of these areas.  The neighborhoods in Long Beach can be drastically different depending on where you want to buy a home.  For the most part, detached single family homes can be found in three different areas in Long Beach.  First are the homes located on the ocean side the 1 freeway which are the homes located closest to the beach.  The second area would be those homes

Jan 27

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The one thing I love about the Long Beach area is it's unique mid-century modern homes that were designed by a variety of famous architects.  These include Cliff May designed homes as well as a newly listed home designed by Paul Tay.  The four bedroom home built in 1958 is located in the Alamitos Heights area of Long Beach, California and is very impressive.   The house has a lot to offer and comes with it's own guest house, a 4 car garage and updated kitchen area.  Select interior rooms have wonderful high vaulted wood beam ceilings with floor to ceiling glass to take in the views.   A wonderful and cozy living room with a fireplace accented by high ceilings as well.  There is an extensive use of wood use throughout the house that can often be seen on

Dec 27

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The Cooper Arms building is arguably one of the most affordable places to find a rental property in the Downtown area of Long Beach.  it's not uncommon to find a studio apartment for around $1,400 a month which is an incredible pride point when compared to other buildings in the Downtown area.  Cooper Arms is an older building that was built in 1923 so don't expect everything to be perfect and new.  The building has a lot of charm and personality to it and buildings typically from this era tend to be on the small side.  For example, there is currently a studio rental that is on the market for lease that features 369 square feet of living space.   The floor plan is actually well thought out with a living room area that can also double as a bedroom that