Long Beach Real Estate News

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

Mar 16

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Located in the Signal Hill area of Long Beach is a newer community known as "Aragon."  The homes were actually built around 2014 and feature tri-lvel townhouses with modern design and open floor plans.  The development was done by MBK homes with two bedroom homes with a variety of floor plans from 1,189 to 1,883 square feet.  This is a private gated neighborhood with interiors that often feature vaulted ceilings, outdoor balconies and bonus loft area.  Granite counters and stainless steel appliances are very common in these modern style kitchens that included a tankless water heater system.  Homes also came with attached garages with direct access into the home.  One of the neat things about this project was that the builders took a very green approach

Feb 20

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Located at 282 Redondo Avenue in Long Beach are the condos situated in the Wellington Court condo complex. The location is in the upscale Belmont Heights area of Long Beach and just minutes to the beach.  The complex dates back to 1986 when the building was first constructed with a total of 25 units built.  The builder incorporated all two bedroom condos in this building the offer 1,026 square feet of living space.  Penthouse level units can offer roof top decks while the building offers a nice community pool. spa and recreational room.  There is even underground parking with reserved spaces for the residents who live here with special storage closets for select units in the complex.  The best part is the building is very pet friendly.

Real Estate

Jan 22

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The Lakewood area of Long Beach has an ideal location that situated just north of the of the Long Beach airport.  The most popular and most expensive area is known as Lakewood Village.  The Village is a popular spot with great local shopping and restaurants located within the neighborhood.  The community is very well established since the 1940's and 50's when a lot of these one story ranch style homes were built.  While most of these single family homes are priced in the $700,000 to $800,000 range a new construction home has just come on the market for $1,175,000.  The home is a spec home which means it was built for the sole purpose of selling.  The home features almost 3,000 square feet of living space with a total of four bedrooms and your baths.