Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)

    BY Eileen Rivera

    When you move into your new home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new address. Here are ten steps to take to make sure you ar...

  • Hosting a Moving Sale

    BY Eileen Rivera

    You know you do not want to take all of your old stuff to your new place. Chances are, you are planning to host a sale. Garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, rummage sale … no matter what you call it, here are some things to remember to make your sa...

  • Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement and using the funds to purch...

  • Should I Sell As-Is?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    As one of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling "as-is" (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes. Sho...

  • Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

    BY Eileen Rivera

    For most of us, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store suitcases and holiday decorations, or stow those miscellaneous tools we need now and again. With a little careful planning, however, your garage can become a fantastic workspace, pla...

  • Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Okay, so it's not the Titanic. It's your new house and you can't seem to make your older furniture fit. Buying new furniture is out of the questions, so how do you make your round pegs fit into those square holes? Make a plan Literally … make...

  • Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, homebuyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and hi...

  • Three Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

    BY Eileen Rivera

    In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are three: Fire Extinguishers If you don't have a fire extinguisher, you should get one. Ins...

  • What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting ...

  • Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it "as is" instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many improvements that a...