Long Beach Historic Homes

There are many great Long Beach Historic Homes in Long Beach, California.  These neighborhoods include Rose Park, Bluffs Park and Belmont Heights historic districts.

Found 10 blog entries about Long Beach Historic Homes.

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

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

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

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

Jun 19

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Belmont Heights is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Long Beach when looking for older historic homes that date back to the early part of the century.  Belmont Heights has a nice mixture of various architectural styles that include Spanish, Mid-Century, Cape Cod and Ranch style homes.  One of the most popular styles is in the Bungalow which can be found all over Belmont Heights neighborhood.  Within the Belmont Heights area are two neighborhoods that have a high concentration of Bungalow style homes.

The first neighborhood is the Bluff Park community.  This is a small little residential neighborhood that spans from Broadway down to the beach on Ocean Blvd.  If you are looking for the best of the best then this is where you start your search.

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

Dec 13

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Looking for a tiny house by the beach?  Long Beach has some of the highest concentration of small square foot homes in Southern California.  Unlike other beach towns, Long Beach is well known for having smaller homes that surrounding beach towns.  One of the best parts about these homes it that even though they may be smaller in size they are really cute and built in the Bungalow and Spanish architectural style.  Here is a quick run down on what's currently on the market and the best place to find these homes.  These homes are often a lot more affordable as well which is an added bonus.  Tiny houses in Long Beach are defined as under 600 square feet of living space.

The lowest priced tiny home in Long Beach is priced under $300,000 and features 500

Sep 12

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Long Beach is well known for it's historic homes that were built in the 1910, 20's and 1930's.  These are typically built in the Spanish and Bungalow architectural styles and often can be found in historic districts like Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights and Bluff Park.  There is another class of architecture that has a very strong following are homes built in the mid-century modern style.  These homes are often built in the 1950's and 60's and feature one level of living space with high vaulted ceilings and open floor plans.  Here is our quick guide on where to look for these unique homes found throughout the city of Long Beach, California.

The El Dorado Park area is a great place to start when looking for mid-century modern homes.  One of the most

Jan 22

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The Westside area is not commonly known as one of the best places to find historic homes in Long Beach, California.  For those buyers looking for cute historic properties built in the 1930's and priced under $500,000 this is a great place to look!  A good example of this is a brand new listing that just came on the market and located at 2272 Webster Ave and built in the Spanish architectural style. Built in the Spanish Colonial Bungalow style is a two bedroom, one bath home listed for $449,000.  It features a gated entrance, front porch, vaulted ceilings, original wood floors with 1,311 square feet of living space.   The home have has been beautifully resorted with a detached two car garage and located next to a large park area.  

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