Long Beach Real Estate News

Jan 16

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The Franklin district of Long Beach is a very popular area located just outside the Alamitos Beach neighborhood in Long Beach, California.  The community is rich in history with some of the most oldest homes in Long Beach from the early 1900's being built here.  The most popular architectural style is the one story bunglow's that can often be found here in lower price points when compared with neighborhoods like Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights.  The boundaries of the neighborhood are located west of 7th street and east of 3rd street and between Alamitos Ave and Junipero Avenue to the north and south.  It's located near the Retro Row of 4th street which is a very popular area for retail shopping with over 100 unique stores, great restaurants and outdoor

Dec 12

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Nestled in the Virginia County Club area of Long Beach is small community called Country Club Gardens.  The resort style complex dates back to 1975 and features attached two to three bedrooms condos. This is a really cute neighborhood with flowing streams throughout and is gated with a community pool and spa on the grounds with tropical landscaping and waterfalls.  Depending on where the condo is located some of the features may include vaulted ceilings,outdoor patio, exterior balcony and an attached two car garage.  The location is ideally located near the intersection of the 701 and 405 freeways making it easy to get to most places in Long Beach very quickly.  Monthly dues currently run $465.65 and are managed by Country Club Gardens homeowners

Nov 15

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One of the popular neighborhoods in Long Beach is the Junipero Gardens community.  Condos in this area date back to the mid 1980's when they were first built.  The gated complex offers a prime location near the Singal Hill area with two to three bedroom condos that often sell in the high $200,000 range.  The condos often feature interior laundry room, exterior balcony and multiple parking spaces.  Top floor units can be really amazing with soaring high ceilings with open skylights.

Real Estate prices this year have range between $200,000 to $280,000 with a total of 10 condos selling in 2017.  The location is very close to the new Rotary Centennial Park area and a short distance to the beach and the 405 & 710 freeways.  For those who live to golf will

Oct 24

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One of the more popular condo buildings located away from the beach is the Ohio Square condo complex.  Originally built in 1982 and located at 1100 Ohio Avenue between 11th Street and Anaheim Street where there are lots of local business and restaurants in the immediate area.  The three story building mainly features two bedroom condos with a small mixture of 3 bedroom units that go up to 1,296 square feet.  Ohio Square has a secure gated entrance and a large courtyard area once you enter inside.  Many condos have exterior balconies, fireplace and large picture windows that overlook the view.  Residents who live here enjoy subterranean parking, public elevator, community barbecue and spa area.  The building is pet friendly with certain restrictions based

Sep 13

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Located at the very beginning of the downtown Long Beach area is a Spanish style condo complex located on the beach at 25 15th Place.  There are a lot of condo options for buyers looking for a beach front condo in the Long Beach area with dozens of buildings located along Ocean Blvd.  What makes Palacio Del Mar so unique is the incredible views from many of the units do to a large parcel of vacant land located south of the complex.  The large majority of condos will range from 900 to 1,588 square feet with two to three bedroom floor plans to choose from.  The building has a lot of history and dates back to 1989 when it was first built.  This is considered a boutique condo building that is only 4 levels high with a total of only 18 condos, in vast

Aug 25

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Located in the Lakewood Plaza area of Long Beach is a wonderful neighborhood known as Rancho Estates.  These are beautiful mid-century modern style homes that date back to the 1950's.  One of the most famous architect that originally designed and built these homes was Cliff May.  Many of the homes advertised for sale will clearly state that the homes are Cliff May homes due to the unique open floor plans and distinctive architectural designs.  The homes often offer similar traits with one story floor plans, pitched roofs that offer wonderful cathedral ceilings, large picture windows and outdoor spaces that have the feel of an extension of the house.  This style is very familiar with Eichler designed homes that were mainly built in the early 1960's.

Jul 19

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The Wrigley Heights area of Long Beach is a wonderful neighborhood near the 405 and 710 freeway in Long Beach, California.  The area is filled with a lot of homes that were built between the 1920's to 1950's that often resembles a middle American style town with large front and back yards and tree lined streets.  The location is also well known for having affordable real estate prices when compared to other beach towns and neighborhoods. What you can expect to find is a 3 bedroom home around 1,000 square feet that sells in the high $400,0000 to low $500,000 range.  

The neighborhood also is located near top rated schools like Los Cerritos elementary and Bixby Knolls middle school.  It's also known for being a cozy neighborhood with little traffic and a

Jun 19

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Belmont Heights is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Long Beach when looking for older historic homes that date back to the early part of the century.  Belmont Heights has a nice mixture of various architectural styles that include Spanish, Mid-Century, Cape Cod and Ranch style homes.  One of the most popular styles is in the Bungalow which can be found all over Belmont Heights neighborhood.  Within the Belmont Heights area are two neighborhoods that have a high concentration of Bungalow style homes.

The first neighborhood is the Bluff Park community.  This is a small little residential neighborhood that spans from Broadway down to the beach on Ocean Blvd.  If you are looking for the best of the best then this is where you start your search.

May 22

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Dating back to early 2001 to 2002 was a new community that was built near the Marina area and commonly referred to as the "Bayshore" community.  These are nice detached single family homes that were built in the Spanish architectural style and offer three and four bedroom homes that average 2,500 square feet.  The location is really ideal as it's just 2 blocks to the water of the Long Beach Marina in the Alamitos Heights area and just minutes to the Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights neighborhoods.  A lot of the homes in this neighborhood offer a private patio entrance, formal living room, dining room and a formal entry.  Kitchens are typically very large with a center island and plenty of kitchen cabinetry.  The interior architecture includes arched

Apr 17

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One of the newest trends in real estate is selling a home at auction.  There are several large auction companies that have jumped into the real estate market and working with owners and real estate agents to assist them in selling a home.  There are several different types of auctions like probate auctions that need the final approval of a trustee before the home can be sold.  More traditional auctions will have a set reserve price that the home must meet before the home can sell.  The best case scenario is finding a real estate auction that has no reserve.  We have seen many properties that have had no reserve and sold well below the current market value.  So if this is the case, why would a seller to choose to auction their home?

First, selling a