Belmont Heights

The Belmont Heights area of Long Beach is located on the south end of town.  Nice residential homes and condos can be found here.

Found 22 blog entries about Belmont Heights.

Feb 28

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Long Beach has always been widely considered one of the most affordable places to buy a single family near the beach in Los Angeles County.  There are a number of homes that are currently for sale that are listed under $700,000.  When considering buying a home in this price range in the Long Beach area it's important to know the different areas and the pros and cons to buying in each of these areas.  The neighborhoods in Long Beach can be drastically different depending on where you want to buy a home.  For the most part, detached single family homes can be found in three different areas in Long Beach.  First are the homes located on the ocean side the 1 freeway which are the homes located closest to the beach.  The second area would be those homes

Jan 29

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The California Heights area of Long Beach is one of the best kept secrets when looking for a historic home in the Long Beach area.  Many buyers when the first come to town often look in the Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights area of Long Beach due to it's close proximity to the beach and the large number of historic properties located there.  As with any beach town the closer you are located to the beach the higher the real estate prices tend to be.  A much more affordable historic neighborhood in Long Beach is the California Heights area.  If you have ever driven through Long Beach on the 405 going north then you have passed this area as it's located just north of the Long Beach Airport and on the east side of the 405 freeway.  

Some of the first homes

Oct 30

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The Belmont Heights area of Long Beach is well known for their beautiful single family homes that offer great curb appeal with some older historic properties located there as well.  The Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights area are arguably two of the nicest area in all of Long Beach.  What a lot of people don't know is that there are also some really nice condo buildings located in these area and one of them is the La Contessa building originally built in 1965.  If you have ever driven down 2nd street and see the outside of this building you would immediate recognize it from it's large scale with huge balconies and stunning wrought iron railings.  The building also has some gentle curves to it that remind of a cruise ship out to sea.  Inside there is a lot

Sep 30

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One of the iconic buildings from the 1960's in the Long Beach area is the Chateau Lisa building.  The compex was built in 1968 and is one of the affordable places to find a two bedroom condo in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach.  The exact location is on the corner of Junipero Avenue and 2nd streets mixed in with the Bluff Park neighborhood homes.  One of the best features I love about these condos are those with north facing windows that over look the Park area.  It adds an extra layer of the open floor plan with covered outdoor patios that take in the wonderful park views.  The location is also one of the best selling points as it's just blocks to the ocean and a short distance to local shops and restaurants.

Real Estate prices have historically

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

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

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.

The

Jun 21

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Rose Park historic homes in Long Beach, California are rich in history and date back to the early 1900's.  In fact, the earliest home that we have seen come on the market in the Rose Park area was built in 1900 and located at 621 Molino Avenue in Long Beach.  The location of the community is ideally situated just minutes to the beach and near other historic districts like Bluff Heights, Carrol Park, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore and Bluff Park.  Many love the homes located here that tend to be single level and average between 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of living space.  On any given year there is roughly 30 to 40 homes that come on the market here that are often priced in the mid $600,000 to $700,000 range for a detached single family home.

Some of

Apr 16

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One of the upscale condo buildings in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach is the Colorado Regency building. Located at 5190 E Colorado Street in Long Beach is a two story complex with one and two bedrooms condos that were first built in 1984.  Many of the condos have a nice view of the Marina Park and Lagoon with a location that is just outside the Belmont Shore area with a short distance to the beach.  The one bedroom condos are often under 1,000 square feet but still offer an open floor plan that often comes with central air-conditioning and heating.  Many of the units also come with washer/dryer hook ups for a stackable unit.  

Real Estate prices currently start at $465,000 for a one bedroom condo with 780 square feet.  Recent sales in the

Mar 13

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Located just east of the Belmont Shore & Belmont Heights area is a very popular complex known as Sovereign Park Estates.  This is a great place to find one and two bedroom condos with low homeowners association dues.  There are multiple two story buildings in this complex that consist of ground level and second level units.  The complex first developed in the mid 1960's and is filled with mature trees and landscaping with grassy greenbelts area that many of the condos overlook.  

The homeowners association fee is $327.00 a month and includes trash pickup, water and basic Cable TV.  It also includes the use of five community pools, billiard room and fitness center.  Real Estate prices currently range from $292,000 to $350,000 for a one and two bedroom