Downtown Long Beach

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

Found 54 blog entries about Downtown Long Beach.

Oct 27

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One of the more affordable places to buy a condo in the Downtown Long Beach area is the Sunset Pointe condo complex.  If you are familiar with the Downtown area then you will love that this condo building is located approximately two blocks from Broadway street and approximately three blocks from Ocean Blvd which is the main hub where you will find a lot of the great restaurants and shopping here.  What I love about this building is that no matter what the market is doing the prices seem to remain pretty stable over the years with no huge spikes.  What the building is most well known for is the wonderful roof top pool and spa area as pictured below.  It gives the building a true resort feel to it as well as providing underground parking in the

Sep 29

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One of the most unique places to live in Long Beach, California is the Ebell Theatre Lofts in the Downtown Long Beach area.  There are several historic buildings in the Downtown area that were built in the 1920's and Ebell Theatre is one of the them.  The condos were built here around 1924 with several studio, one and two bedroom units located here.  On average, we only see one or two of these condos come on the market each year as inventory is very limited here for those looking to purchase.  What I love about these lofts is that many of them offering soaring ceilings, concrete floors and an open concept floor plan that fits the modern way of living.

Ebell Theatre Long Beach Loft Sales Chart

Real Estate prices for the lofts tend to be difficult to gauge since there has many a limited

Jul 25

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When looking for a home in the Downtown Long Beach area we always looking in a several block radius away from the water and the beach.  We tend to find some of the best real estate prices for condos that offer just a short distance to the beach as well as the many great restaurants and shopping that can be found in the Downtown area.  One great example of this is the Wilsonian condo building that is located at 440 Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach, California.  The Wilsonian is an older building that was built in 1962 with the large majority of condos coming up for sale here being two bedroom floor plans with some one bedroom units as well.  Over the years real estate prices have consistently stayed in the near the mid $200,000 range and even with booming

Jun 27

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With a shift in the real estate market here in Southern California the more you are going to see sellers that are open to creative ways to sell their home.  In a down market, owners of properties need to be flexible in how they sell their home since there is typically a limited number of buyers in the marketplace that can buy a home.  This is especially true for the city of Long Beach where homes in a down market can take a longer time to sell.  One of the creative options we are starting to see is the idea of a lease option.  These are properties that are listed for lease with the owners also willing to sell as well.  In these cases, a lease with an option to buy can often be negotiated if you know how to structure the deal correctly.  Here is a brief

May 31

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One of the small condo buildings located in the Downtown Long Beach area that often goes overlooked is the Golden Gate Square condo building located at 730 W 4th Street.  Here you will find one and two bedrooms that come on the market for sale here and tend to be some of the lowest priced condos in the downtown area.  The location is a several block radius to the water front area and next to Cesar Chavez Park and a much large one called Golden Park.  There is also the Cesar Chavez elementary school located within a short distance to these condos which makes it ideal for those with younger children.  Over the past couple of years real estate prices have gone up like everywhere else but not a super crazy high rate.  There are current 2 condos on the market

Apr 29

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One of the more popular condos buildings located just a few block radius to the beach in the greater Downtown area of Long Beach is the Ocean Park Imperial condo complex.  The location sits off 1st street near the Bixby Park area with one and two bedroom floors that can found here.  Real Estate prices in the high $600,000 range to low $700,000 range for two bedroom condos with an approximate 1,284 square feet of living space.

What I love about this 3 story building is the rooms tend to be good size with an open living and dining room space that can come with recessed lighting and crown molding.  Many of these units also come with good size kitchens that offer a variety of storage options and large enough for a center island breakfast bar.  Some of the

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

Sep 30

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One of the more charming places to buy a condo in the Long Beach area is the Barcelona condo complex.  The complex dates back to 1928 and has the look and feel of an old historic Spanish Village with one and two bedrooms condos located around a central courtyard.  This is a rather small complex with only 20 condos located here with condos located on either the ground or second level.  What I love about these condos is some of the original details that can still be found in these condos.  Select condos in this building will offer beautiful hardwood flooring, wood beamed ceilings and classic Spanish tiles.  Condos in the building often come with a secured parking space with additional storage capabilities and two laundry facilities.   The location really

May 26

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One of the best kept secrets for finding condos in the $200,000 range in the Glen Ellyn Manor complex in Long Beach, California.  The condos offer a prime location in the Downtown Long Beach area and just a couple blocks to Ocean Blvd which sits right next to the beach and Pacific Ocean.  Most of the properties we have seen come on the market in recent years have been one bedroom units that go up to 594 square feet of living space.  There have been some smaller studio units that go up to 404 square feet and large 2 bedroom units 780 square feet.

The most ideal buyer for Glen Ellyn Manor condos would either be first time home buyers who don't want to pay rent to live in the area or for real estate investors looking to buy and then rent out for a return

Apr 29

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The Long Beach real estate market has seen a strong surge in real estate prices for the last year with a huge pool of buyers looking for well priced homes.  If you have looked at real estate prices in nearby beach towns you soon realize how expensive it is to live by the beach in Southern California.  One exception to this is the condo market in Long Beach, California where you can still find a wide range of properties that are priced under $300,000.  There are some really great condo buildings to consider in this price.First, the Wilmore Building located at 315 W 3rd street is a great place to start your search.  It's located in the Downtown area of Long Beach which has become the hub for many of the hi-rise condo buildings.  Currently real estate prices