Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • How to Sell for Full Price

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Often, homeowners try to "test the market" with a higher than fair-market price when first listing their home. That can be a poor marketing strategy. When your agent tries to talk you out of it: Listen! Setting "too high a price" will be too high ...

  • Add a Romantic Touch to Your Open House

    BY Eileen Rivera

    When staging your home for an open house, consider connecting to the season, holiday or local events to give your home that memorable “I see myself living here” quality. Even a vase of flowers or a spray of baby’s breath in a vase on the master...

  • Downsizing Your Home – Moving To a Condo

    BY Eileen Rivera

    A condominium can be a great choice if you are considering downsizing your home. There are special rules that apply to condos, though, so be sure you know exactly what they are before you buy your home. Pay Attention to the Details in Your Home Sear...

  • Maintain the Plumbing in Your Home Before Guests Arrive

    BY Eileen Rivera

    There are many great things about owning your home, but dealing with plumbing problems is not one of them, especially as holidays approach. The good news is that there are several simple and inexpensive steps you can take to keep plumbing problems ...

  • Should You Buy a Second Home?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Having a second home in a favorite vacation spot can be a great investment or an expensive luxury. A beach cottage or mountain retreat is enticing while both interest rates and home prices are low. How do you decide if it's right for you? Make it ...

  • Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you're considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how buyers have changed what they look for in the home buying process. During the past six years, changes in how buyers communicate, share ...

  • Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Home?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you've been trying to decide how to finally own your home, buying a condo can be a good first step out of renting and into home ownership. There’s good news about condos right now, too. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the ...

  • Reducing Stress When Relocating Your Home

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Moving from your home can be a stressful experience. Regardless of whether you are moving across town or two states away, it is a process that requires time, organization, and a plan. If you are selling your home, you probably are already trying t...

  • Vacationing Away From Your Home

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Warmer weather and cloud-free skies may have you dreaming of leaving your home for a vacation. No matter where you choose to journey for your break away trip, take the time to make preparations to your home before leaving. A few smart steps...

  • Wanting More From Your Home

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Is your home not giving you the lifestyle you need? Thinking about purchasing a second home? Now could be a great time to do so, but there are several things to keep in mind before taking the leap and purchasing a second home. Does buying a second...