Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Etiquette of Installing a Privacy Fence

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Do good fences make good neighbors? They can, as long as you follow the proper etiquette when installing a privacy fence. If you’ve just purchased a home and would like to fence in your yard, follow this advice to stay on good terms with your new n...

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Fully Furnished Home

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Are you a first time homebuyer nervous about adding the cost of furniture to your big move? Or perhaps you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, but don’t want the added expense of furnishing it? Maybe you’re a busy professional who needs to...

  • Curb Appeal on a Budget

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior. First impressions count in real estate, and making your home look inviting on the outside wil...

  • What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Are you gearing up to sell your home? Then you should know that there are certain things you are legally required to disclose to potential buyers. If you don’t, you could find yourself in legal or financial hot water. While disclosure regulations v...

  • Buying Solo? What You Should Know

    BY Eileen Rivera

    The number of people buying a home on their own is on the rise. Are you one of them? While it may seem daunting to purchase a property solo, it is certainly far from impossible. In fact, it could be a smart financial move if you have a steady incom...

  • How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

    BY Eileen Rivera

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing economy have made it easier than ever to do your job from the comfort of your own home. And whil...

  • Surviving Your Long Distance Home Purchase

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Buying a new home can be stressful. But when you have to do it from across the country, it can be doubly so. If you’ve recently gotten a new job, committed to a new relationship or just need a change of pace, you may soon find yourself in the pos...

  • 10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

    BY Eileen Rivera

    While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready to take the plunge, here are...

  • How to Choose Between Two Homes You Love

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Do you find yourself having to choose between two homes that you love? It’s a lucky problem to have. Some buyers struggle to find one home that meets their needs. Nonetheless, your good fortune doesn’t make the choice any easier. If you find your...

  • What is a 203k Loan?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you’re buying a fixer-upper or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need.  This type of loan allows you to roll renovation costs into your mortgage so that you’re only dealing with one loan instead of...