Long Beach Real Estate News

Oct 30

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The Belmont Heights area of Long Beach is well known for their beautiful single family homes that offer great curb appeal with some older historic properties located there as well.  The Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights area are arguably two of the nicest area in all of Long Beach.  What a lot of people don't know is that there are also some really nice condo buildings located in these area and one of them is the La Contessa building originally built in 1965.  If you have ever driven down 2nd street and see the outside of this building you would immediate recognize it from it's large scale with huge balconies and stunning wrought iron railings.  The building also has some gentle curves to it that remind of a cruise ship out to sea.  Inside there is a lot

Sep 30

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One of the iconic buildings from the 1960's in the Long Beach area is the Chateau Lisa building.  The compex was built in 1968 and is one of the affordable places to find a two bedroom condo in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach.  The exact location is on the corner of Junipero Avenue and 2nd streets mixed in with the Bluff Park neighborhood homes.  One of the best features I love about these condos are those with north facing windows that over look the Park area.  It adds an extra layer of the open floor plan with covered outdoor patios that take in the wonderful park views.  The location is also one of the best selling points as it's just blocks to the ocean and a short distance to local shops and restaurants.

Real Estate prices have historically

Aug 31

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One of the newer communities in the Long Beach area is the Riverdale gated community.  The homes in this neighborhood were built in 2018 and offer a great location near the 710 freeway and a large open greenbelt park space across the street. The majority of homes located here feature 3 bedroom floor plans with some 4 bedroom homes as well.  We first started selling home sales in this community starting early last year just under the $700,000 range. Since then real estate prices have slowly been going up with current three bedroom listings priced between $820,000 to $825,000.  These are great two story homes that average around 2,000 Square feet of living space.

The one thing I really love about these homes is the well thought out floor plans.  It's

Jul 29

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Long Beach, California has several premier neighborhoods that are a very desirable place to live and always command a premium in price.  Neighborhoods like Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights, Naples Island, Peninsula and the condos located on Ocean Blvd always tend to be very active in the real estate market.  For those looking for investment properties are often surprised to learn that there are some great income properties that range from a simple duplex to a structure that can features 6 units or more.  Real Estate is always about location, location, location and the Belmont Shore area is considered one of the best when looking in Long Beach.

Currently multi-family properties in Belmont Shore start just under $1 million for a listing that features two

Jun 29

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Having a high walk score has become one of the latest shopping items when looking for a home or condo in the Long Beach area.  What exactly is a walk score?  Well think about it this way, having a high walk score means that you have many local amenities that are within walking distance from you home or condo.  Places like restaurants, grocery stores, movie theater, retail shopping stores are all within a short distance from your place of residence.  The higher the score the closer these places are to the place where you live.  Scores go up to a 100 so if you see a score of 95 then you know that you have picked a place that offers a lot of places close by.

Long Beach, California is a very big beach town with a lot of different areas so not all

May 30

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There is a lot of new construction homes being offered for sale now in the Manufactured home community of Windward Village in Long Beach.  For the price of a residential condo it's possible to get a brand new construction home that can average around four bedrooms with an approximate 1,600 square feet for around $500,000.  The homes are being built by Cavco, which is one of the leading home manufacturer companies.  There are some really great incentives being offered right now as well.  Some of those include paying the buyer's closing costs up to 3% of the sales price which is something you don't see too often when buying a home.  

Once you step inside these homes you have the look and feel of a new home with wood laminate, carpet flooring and nice

Apr 30

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Even if you are new to the Long Beach area then you probably have heard of the Queen Mary which is one of the most iconic attractions within the city.  The location is just opposite many of the condos that line Ocean Blvd with some of the top condo buildings offers Queen Mary views.  In addition to these views can also be panoramic ocean views as well the Long Beach coastline.  Properties that have these types of views typically command a premium in price and are some of the most sought after condos in the downtown area.

Some of the popular places to find Queen Mary views are condo buildings like the Ocean Club which is located directly on the beach.  The building offers three levels of beach front condos as well as a large inventory of ocean view

Mar 31

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One of the best kept secrets for finding a home in a gated community in Long Beach is the Cienga neighborhood.  The location is on the east side of town near the Circle Area.  There are a total of 8 buildings that reside in this community each with a variety of one, two and three bedroom floor plans.  The most popular tends to be the larger three bedroom units that average over 1,500 square feet that offers a spacious open floor with an attached two car garage.  All of the condos here were built in 2006 so many of the interior features are still modern and new looking.  The architectural designs of the homes are very thought out with interior laundry rooms, Master bedrooms with covered outdoor balcony and large walk-in closet.  Many of the condos will

Feb 28

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Living in Southern California comes with warm weather throughout most of the year.  For the most part, air-conditioning is not necessary when you own a property near the beach.  The cool coastal winds come in from the ocean and always tend to cool things down for the greater part of the year.  That being said, there always seems to be several months that get especially hot when having an HVAC air conditioner really comes in handy.  While this is something every home in other parts of the country would have, here in Southern California it's considered a luxury, especially for older homes where an air-conditioner was never installed.  Since it's only needed a couple months out of the entire year many owners will just put up with the heat or install a small

Jan 30

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One of the best kept secrets in Long Beach and the Emerald Villas condos located at 555 Maine Street.  This is a pretty large complex located near 6th street and the Los Angeles River and near Cesar Chavez Park.  The complex was originally built in 1991 and at the time was a huge addition to the area.  The large majority of condos located here feature two bedrooms with some three bedroom also built as well at an approximate 1,155 square feet.  Some condos have the nice feature of overlooking the centrally located swimming pool and spa area while others look out upon the street.  Both are great views with a location that's situated in the heart of the Downtown Long Beach area.

Real Estate prices tend of be much more affordable than Downtown condos