Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • 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: ...