Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Elections Affect Homeowners

    BY Eileen Rivera

    One of the very first discussions the Founding Fathers had was about how to balance the rights of all individuals with the rights of those who owned property. They knew that if only property owners could vote, the rights of individuals and minorities...

  • Should I Buy or Sell on Contingency?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    While your home is on the market, and you find your dream home (or at least the perfect "next" home), it is tempting to place an offer on the new place to hold it until your home sells. Unless you own the house you are selling free and clear, or can ...

  • Preparing Your Home for Winter

    BY Eileen Rivera

    November has snuck up on us and that means winter weather is on its way. Now is the time to get the jump on cold weather and winterize your home. Whether you are selling your home or you are a new homeowner, it is a good idea to keep these things in ...

  • Seven Small Home Benefits

    BY Eileen Rivera

    You bought a starter home that gave you entry into the world of home ownership, but now, your requirements have changed … you've added a spouse or children, you've moved your office home, or you've started a hobby that requires more space than you ...

  • Can You Sell Your House with Unpermitted Changes?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Often, homeowners make changes and upgrades to their home without securing permits. In some cases, permits are not required, but in many cases they are. When you attempt to sell your home, investigations by the buyer's real estate agent, inspector or...

  • Fearing Buyer’s Remorse?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you'll make, and many times new buyers worry that they'll make a wrong decision and then be sorry when it is too late to change it. What if I paid too much for the house? What if the neighborhood isn't ...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

    BY Eileen Rivera

    A common question for prospective home sellers is "How can I increase my home's value or get a higher selling price?" In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and upgrades that can increase the perceived val...

  • Become a Fan of Fans

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Ceiling fans aren't just about moving air, they are an important part of creating the right atmosphere in your home. Before choosing a fan, consider what you really want it to do. Smart ceiling fans Being smart isn't just for phones. Big Ass Fa...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 2 of 3)

    BY Eileen Rivera

    A common question sellers ask is "What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my home?" Since each home and every market is different, we, as your real estate professionals, can give you specific advice on your home. In general, however, if you...

  • Is It Time to Stop Renting?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    It's not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased by as much as 10%. Perhaps n...