Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • 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...