Long Beach Real Estate News

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

Dec 30

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For buyers looking for a water front home in the Long Beach, California area then Spinnaker Bay should be a neighborhood worth considering.  The location is almost at the very tip of Alamitos Bay in the Belmont Shore area which leads out to the Pacific Ocean and is considered one of the more affordable places to find homes that face the water.  The inventory of water front properties doesn't come on the market that often so we are excited to see a new listing come up that looks like it checks all of the boxes. 300 Moonstone in Long Beach, California is a newly listed waterfront property in the Spinnaker Bay community.  The single family residence features a total of 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with an approximate 2,531 square feet of living space and is on the

Nov 22

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One of the most sought after things for condo buyers is having high vaulted cathedral ceilings.  These are often very hard to find in hi-rise condo buildings as the ceilings heights are often a standard size throughout the building.  The best places to look for condos with higher ceilings are those in smaller complex's which are often found on the top penthouse level.  We did a quick search for condos the fit this criteria and found that there are several condos on the market for sale right now that feature nice vaulted ceilings.The large majority of these condos are located in the downtown area of Long Beach.  You won't find these in the buildings that line the coastline but typically in more intimate buildings located a couple of blocks away from the

Oct 29

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Coronado Park at 1414 Cornado Avenue in Long Beach, California is a small condo complex with one and two bedroom condos.  The condos will average around 840 square feet of the two bedroom units and 526 for the one bedroom condos.  The condos themselves were built in 1987 and offer open floor plans that combine both the living room and kitchen spaces.  The units tend to be light and bright with lots of natural light coming in to the condos.  The complex features a dedicated laundry room, assigned parking spots with some ability to purchase additional parkings based upon availability.  These usually run $15,000 for an additional parking spot and $7,500 for additional storage unit.

Real Estate prices currently run $339,000 for a two bedroom condo with 800

Sep 25

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Mystic Cove is a great place to find spacious two bedroom condos in the $300,0000 range in Long Beach.  The location is ideally situated north of the Belmont Heights neighborhood and near the Circle Area of Long Beach.  The complex is secure and gated which is one of the bigger selling points for these condos.  One inside the complex there will be three different floors of condos with the most desirable units located on the upper level.  One of the reasons for this is that these penthouse units offer high vaulted ceilings combined with a gas fireplace and outdoor patio.  The kitchen is located as you enter the unit with a small breakfast bar and dining area.  The Master Suite bedroom tends to very spacious with a double closet and outdoor patio.

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Aug 27

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The forecast for the Long Beach real estate market coming into the Fall/Winter of 2019 has many wondering if a price correction of housing is coming in the next 6 to 12 months.  Many are speculating that the market will adjust which will leave many sellers motivated to sell quickly.  In the last real estate downturn in 2009 we saw some of the best deals come on the market.  A large number of these were bank owned properties as well as owners trying to short sale their property to bank.  Some of the best deals were those owners who still had enough equity in their home and were really really eager to sell.  These were probably the quickest deals since you were not at the mercy of the bank to make a decision on whether your offer was accepted or not.

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Jul 30

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Signal View is a very popular condo complex located in the heart of Long Beach for those looking for a condo in the mid $300,000 range.  The location of this complex at 2507 E 15th Street is in the Eastside area near the Circle area and Pacific Coast Highway.  All of the 61 condos located here are two bedroom with a variety of square footage units. On average, only a handful of these properties comes on the market each year.  Since 2018 many of the condos in this complex have been priced around $350,000 with the previous years priced in the high $200,000 to low $300,000 range.  Many of the units come with inside laundry with stackable washer/dryer units.  Some condos have been upgraded with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

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Jun 26

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One of the newest communities located in Long Beach, California is the Dorado neighborhood.  40 detached single family homes are currently being built by Pulte homes with 3 different floor plans to chose from.  The architecture remind sme of a farmhouse architectural style with a covered front porch with a two story floor plan with a 2 car attached garage.  All of these homes will be located on Dorado Circle street and will have monthly association dues and a Mello Roos assessment as well.

Four homes have recently been released to our multiple listing service and currently start at $945,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with an approximate 2,465 square feet.  All of floor plans will feature a total of 4 bedrooms with floor plan number 3 feature four to

May 28

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Do you want to live in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach without paying the high prices that can be found in this area?  A great alternative is to find a condo building located a short distance to the freeway with open floor plans and large square footage homes.  The Uptown Carlton building located at 3695 Linden Ave is a perfect example of this.  Many of these condos located here feature two to three bedrooms and average around 1,385 square feet of living space.  There are some smaller one bedroom units located here too with real estate prices in the low $400,000 range.  The building itself is relatively small with only 3 floors with a total of 33 units.  Some of the features found here include elevator service along with subterranean parking and