Downtown Long Beach

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

Found 39 blog entries about Downtown Long Beach.

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

Feb 13

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The city of Long Beach, California is rich in history with many condo buildings dating back to the early 1900's.  There are several reasons why many home buyers are attracted to the historic properties.  First, the buildings offer a lot of charm and character that you won't find in today's newly constructed hi-rise buildings.  Second, the location of these condos tends to be very good with many beach front and ocean view locations.  Finally, these older structures can offer significant tax savings if covered under the Mills Act, a federal program installed to help maintain historic properties by reducing the tax rate for homeowners.  Here is a brief look at some of the best historic condos buildings in Long Beach.

Probably the most iconic building is

Jan 16

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The Franklin district of Long Beach is a very popular area located just outside the Alamitos Beach neighborhood in Long Beach, California.  The community is rich in history with some of the most oldest homes in Long Beach from the early 1900's being built here.  The most popular architectural style is the one story bunglow's that can often be found here in lower price points when compared with neighborhoods like Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights.  The boundaries of the neighborhood are located west of 7th street and east of 3rd street and between Alamitos Ave and Junipero Avenue to the north and south.  It's located near the Retro Row of 4th street which is a very popular area for retail shopping with over 100 unique stores, great restaurants and outdoor

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

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