Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll break down the fees associated wi...

  • Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling

    BY Eileen Rivera

    While selling a home during the holidays can be more hectic than usual, sellers do have an advantage. It’s the perfect time to show your home in the best possible light with strategically chosen holiday décor. While you don’t want to go overboar...

  • Pros and Cons of Prefab Homes

    BY Eileen Rivera

    During your home search, you may have come across advertisements for modular or prefabricated homes. Have you wondered how they differ from stick-built homes, or if they could be an option for you? Here we’ll break down the pros and cons of buyin...

  • Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you’re relocating for a job, trying to move before the school year begins or even hoping to avoid making payments on two mortgages, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of buying and selling a home at the same time. While it may ce...

  • Create Privacy in Your Yard

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Even though you may love your neighbors, sometimes you just want to step outside for a little fresh air without having a conversation. With lots becoming smaller and the houses that sit upon them bigger, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to main...

  • 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve been told that the end of the year is a terrible time to do it. You’ve likely heard two main reasons to back up this assertion: the holidays are too stressful and there are no buy...

  • Holiday Houseguest Checklist

    BY Eileen Rivera

    ‘Tis the season for out-of-town guests, whether they’re staying overnight or for an entire week. While you’re making preparations for all the upcoming festivities, don’t forget to prep the house for all these guests. Use this simple checkli...

  • Is a Townhouse Right For You?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you’re in the market for a new home but aren’t sure you want a big yard to take care of, you’ve probably considered buying a townhouse. But do you really know what you’re getting? While it may seem natural to lump apartments, condos and to...

  • New Story Builds Safe Homes

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Have you ever stopped to consider how important your home is to your safety and health? Did you ever think about the connection between the place where you live and your family’s wellbeing?  Have you stopped to consider what life might be like if ...

  • Planning Your Cross-Country Move

    BY Eileen Rivera

    There’s no doubt that daydreaming about your upcoming move to a new city on the other side of the country is exciting. Think of all the new things you’ll get to experience - getting to know a new town, meeting new people and discovering what ma...