Downtown Long Beach

Downtown Long Beach condos can offer wonderful Ocean, Marina, Catalina Island and city light views in Long Beach, California.

Found 43 blog entries about Downtown Long Beach.

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 29

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One of the newest condo communities in Long Beach is the Huxton building located at 351 E Broadway in the downtown Long Beach area.  These condos are new construction condos completed this year and offer a great opportunity to live in the heart of the Long Beach area.  One of the unique things about this building is that the condos span over 4 different levels.  This allows for entertaining spaces to be one level, bedrooms on another, and office space on another level.  This is not ideal for everyone as going up a lot of steps can be daunting and impractical for others.  

Incorporated into the design are high ceilings, an open floor plan with energy star rated appliances and a smart tech home.  As you would expect there is an inside laundry room on the

Dec 18

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Located just the downtown Long Beach area is a four story condo building called Magnolia Place that has long been a favorite for those looking for a newer construction building near the water in Long Beach, California.  Magnolia place is located at 535 Magnolia Avenue and was newly built in the year 1990.  The builder at the time wanted to build a Mediterranean style complex that would house one to two bedroom condos in a secure gated environment.  If you are not looking to be in the heart of the downtown area this is the second best location that's just blocks to the beach with easy freeway access on to the 710 freeway.  

What makes this building unique is that it offer many modern amenities that many of the downtown condos buildings don't offer due

Aug 14

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One of the unique properties located in Long Beach, California are the New York style lofts located at the historic Insurance Exchange building.  The location is situated in the Downtown Long Beach area at the cross streets of E Broadway and the Promenade.  This is a prime spot that is the center of great restaurants, clubs and shopping.  The historic building dates back to 1925 when it was first built.  What make these New York style lofts unique is the exposed concrete surfaces and wood beamed ceilings that give an open slate for custom upgrades like hardwood flooring and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances.

The Insurance Exchange building located at 207 E Broadway is an 8 story building that offers affordable real estate prices for both

May 9

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The Chestnut Villas condo complex is located at 645 Chestnut Ave in the city of Long Beach, California.  This is a very popular complex located just outside the downtown area and south of 7th street.  The building is approximately 31 years old with an original build date of 1986.  Condos located within Chestnut Villas will either be one or two bedrooms with various size floor plans.  Over the last 5 years these condos have risen in value from the mid $150,000 range in 2013 to the high $275,000 to $367,500 price range.  

Condos often come with one dedicated underground parking space with generous size room with large closets and additional  storage spaces.  Select condos will come with a living room fireplace and inside laundry facilities.  The location