Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • First Things First … Choosing Your New Neighborhood

    BY Eileen Rivera

    With all of the tools available online and off for finding your new home, you can spend lots of time thinking about the type of house you want, planning how many bedrooms, what type of flooring, what appliances come with the kitchen, and if it has a ...

  • Cleaning to Sell

    BY Eileen Rivera

    When getting your home ready to sell, spending some elbow grease cleaning can save you some money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Here are a few of the items to try. Cleaning Painted Walls When cleaning painted walls, start with a...

  • Quick Tips for Adding Resale Value

    BY Eileen Rivera

    When you're in a hurry to sell, you need top dollar, try some of these tips: Have The Rivera Group evaluate your home. As real estate professionals, we know what sells and what doesn't and we can help you spend your money wisely to get the best r...

  • Ideas for Dry-Scaping

    BY Eileen Rivera

    You've decided to make your new home as ecologically sustainable as possible. You've changed out the toilets for low-flow versions and added insulation, installed bamboo flooring, energy-efficient windows and natural gas appliances. Now, it's time to...

  • DIY Renovation Tips

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you're thinking of buying a fixer-upper for the first time, whether to live in yourself or to flip, doing some of the renovations yourself can be satisfying and economical. You've watched plenty of television shows where novices remodeled a house ...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 3)

    BY Eileen Rivera

    The last in our series, preparing for emergencies in your new home means taking extra measure to protect your investment. Surviving a disaster is just the first part. Recovering takes longer and requires more advance planning. Start by designing your...

  • Choose the Right Paint

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Whether you're preparing your home to move in, or preparing it to sell, choosing the right paint from the myriad choices available today can be daunting. Paints come in up to six different finishes, so even if you've chosen the colors, you still have...