Long Beach Real Estate News

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

Nov 18

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Long Beach, California has some wonderful historic neighborhoods where you will find houses built in the early 1900's and located within a short distance to the beach.  The historic Carroll Park area of Long Beach is a perfect example of this with beautiful architectural historic homes that can be found throughout this grand neighborhood.  The one thing that's hard to find in this area is residential condos with one exception.   There is a small condo building called Carroll Park East that is located at 372 Carroll Park in Long Beach that features one and two bedrooms condos in this heart of this community.  The location is just outside the Bluff Heights historic neighborhood and features a small neighborhood park commonly referred to as "Carroll

Oct 26

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One of the rarest places to find a home in the Long Beach, California area is the community of Virginia Vista, On average, we are lucky to see one home come on the market for sale in this neighborhood with some years offering no homes for sale.  This is an exclusive gated community of only 16 homes that are located in a small community with select homes offering wonderful golf course views of the Virginia Country Club golf course.  It's all about location and privacy here some really amazing homes located here that can have floor to ceiling windows accented by cathedral vaulted ceilings.  There is even a community pool that is located on the golf course, something you don't see every day.

Real Estate prices have consistently been under the $1 million

Sep 30

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One of the more charming places to buy a condo in the Long Beach area is the Barcelona condo complex.  The complex dates back to 1928 and has the look and feel of an old historic Spanish Village with one and two bedrooms condos located around a central courtyard.  This is a rather small complex with only 20 condos located here with condos located on either the ground or second level.  What I love about these condos is some of the original details that can still be found in these condos.  Select condos in this building will offer beautiful hardwood flooring, wood beamed ceilings and classic Spanish tiles.  Condos in the building often come with a secured parking space with additional storage capabilities and two laundry facilities.   The location really

Aug 30

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One of the more upscale area of Long Beach, California is the Naples Island area.  A lot of people think this is an exclusive area filled with high end luxury homes that come with their own private boat docks.  These impressive homes can definitely can be found here but there is also some really great smaller beach homes that can be found here.  These homes are often priced at a fraction of the larger water front properties which is really great since you get the prestigious Naples Island address without paying a lot for it.  Rental prices have a wide range here depending on the size and location of the home.  For example the most expensive homes in this community will often be priced at around $10,000 a month for a 2,000+ square foot home located on the

Jul 28

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We have seen a lot of home sales this year in the Belmont Shore Mobile Estates community in Long Beach with 18 closed escrows.  One of the reasons why this community is so popular is the really low price points with many homes selling between the $100,000 to $200,000 range.  The chart below shows all of the 2021 home sales in this community up to this date.  It's important to note that these are manufactured homes that is dedicated for those older than 55 years of age.  The location is probably the second highest selling feature as it's located in the upscale Belmont Shore area and just minutes to the water and the beach.  A lot of buyers get really excited when they see the low price points but there are more costs associated with this beyond the

Jun 29

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One of the more affordable places to buy a condo in a small condo complex of Towne Capri in Long Beach, California.  This is a mid-century building that was approximately built in 1958 with one and two bedroom floor plans.  One of the biggest selling points for this condo is it's location in the popular downtown area of Long Beach with a couple block radius to Ocean Blvd and a short walk to the beach.  Another big selling feature for these condos is the low homeowners association dues which currently run $167.77 which Is considered low when compared with other condo buildings in the area.  The association has a nice community barbecue area and secure underground parking which is a huge for a condo building in this price range.

There is currently one

May 26

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One of the best kept secrets for finding condos in the $200,000 range in the Glen Ellyn Manor complex in Long Beach, California.  The condos offer a prime location in the Downtown Long Beach area and just a couple blocks to Ocean Blvd which sits right next to the beach and Pacific Ocean.  Most of the properties we have seen come on the market in recent years have been one bedroom units that go up to 594 square feet of living space.  There have been some smaller studio units that go up to 404 square feet and large 2 bedroom units 780 square feet.

The most ideal buyer for Glen Ellyn Manor condos would either be first time home buyers who don't want to pay rent to live in the area or for real estate investors looking to buy and then rent out for a return

Apr 29

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The Long Beach real estate market has seen a strong surge in real estate prices for the last year with a huge pool of buyers looking for well priced homes.  If you have looked at real estate prices in nearby beach towns you soon realize how expensive it is to live by the beach in Southern California.  One exception to this is the condo market in Long Beach, California where you can still find a wide range of properties that are priced under $300,000.  There are some really great condo buildings to consider in this price.First, the Wilmore Building located at 315 W 3rd street is a great place to start your search.  It's located in the Downtown area of Long Beach which has become the hub for many of the hi-rise condo buildings.  Currently real estate prices

Mar 30

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Some of the best values can be found in the Village on the Green community if you are in the market to buy a residential condo in the Long Beach area.  Historically these condos do not come on the market very often and average around 5 listings every year to be offered for sale.  From a a price point perspective it's really hard to beat the prices found here that often are listed in the low $400,000 range for a one bedroom condo.  Most of the condos that do come on the market are one bedrooms condos with a variety of 551 and 651 square feet floor plans.  The two bedroom units do come on the market occasionally with the last time we saw one was back in 2019 when one sold for $519,000.  

One of the biggest selling points about living here is being in a