Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Expand Your Summer Living Space

    BY Eileen Rivera

    As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sunrises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade, but to fully utilize your outd...

  • How Does a Pool Affect My Home Value?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    With record breaking 100 degree temperatures today in Long Beach, California and as temperatures begin to rise, the lure of sparkling sunlight reflected off rippling blue water draws many homeowners to invest in an in-ground pool. That a pool adds to...

  • Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for New Home Owners

    BY Eileen Rivera

    As a resident of the City of Long Beach, California you can participate in the Lawn-To-Garden Turf Replacement Program offered by the Long Beach Water Department.   Participants receive up to $3,000 in reimbursement for materials and labor.  A few ...

  • Current Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Out with the old ... beige, cafe au lait, pale mocha, bone ... favorite neutrals for the past decade, may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. So you might ask, isn't gray just black and white mixed? Well, yes and no. Know Your Unde...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Loan Types, the Fifth in a Series

    BY Eileen Rivera

    When it comes to real estate loans, you'll find that there are many options. Figuring out which loan or loans are best for your new property purchase can be confusing, but we can help. Here are some types of loans you might investigate. Mortgages: ...

  • Do you Want to Buy an Older House?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    With many older neighborhoods experiencing revitalization, an older home might be a smart investment. So, whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to flip a house for cash, an older home in an established neighborhood might be perfect for you. He...

  • How to get Clean Sparkling Windows

    BY Eileen Rivera

    The warming days of spring are the perfect time to bring some light and air into your home. Whether you are planning to sell your home now or sometime in the future, having clean bright windows gives a home a whole new look and transform a dull inter...

  • Can I Afford to Be a Landlord?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    According to Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), multifamily rent growth should level out to its long-term average performance as interest rates increase. That does not mean that investing in a multifamily property is a b...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...