Long Beach Real Estate News

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

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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