Downtown Long Beach

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

Found 47 blog entries about Downtown Long Beach.

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

Nov 30

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Long Beach has a wide range of rental properties on the market for lease that range from small residential condos to large single family homes.  One of the harder things to find is a property located in the Long Beach area that is considered newer construction and built in the last several years.  These types of rentals are very much sought after since select tenants prefer to have newer and modern finishes in a home.  We did a quick search and found 3 properties that were built in the last 3 years that include rentals found in Newberry Lofts, a 5 bedroom Poly High area home and a 3 bedroom townhome located in the Downtown Long Beach area.  Rental prices for these 3 properties currently range from $2,395 for the one bedroom Newberry Loft to $4,200 for the

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.

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