Long Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Decorating with Family Heirlooms

    BY Eileen Rivera

    We understand the dilemma – you absolutely love the handmade patchwork quilt you inherited from your grandmother, but it really doesn’t go well with your Mid-century Modern décor. Or perhaps your spouse owns of collection of antique books that...

  • Big Luxury on a Small Budget

    BY Eileen Rivera

    You don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy a little luxury. With some smart choices and a bit of imagination, you can live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Here are some strategies to maximize the luxuriousness of your home and life while...

  • Dealing with Easements

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Are you considering purchasing a home that has an easement, but you’re not sure how it will affect you? Are you worried that it’s something that could cause you problems down the line? Are you confused about what an easement even is? Here’s w...

  • Credit Score No-Nos

    BY Eileen Rivera

    An important part of buying a house is getting your financial life in order. One reason is that the higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll secure for your mortgage. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score to determine how smart and d...

  • Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

    BY Eileen Rivera

    One of the frustrations you may encounter when selling your home is dealing with people who may not be serious about buying. Perhaps they’re just testing the waters of the market or daydreaming about one day owning a home when they walk into your...

  • Great Pets for Small Homes

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Do you have dreams of bringing home a new best friend, but you think your place is just too small? Do you wish you could have a Saint Bernard, but know that he might not fit in your 500 square foot condo? Is your son begging you for a pet boa constri...

  • What Is Escrow?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be some...

  • Tips for a Cozy Fall House

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Can you feel the chill in the air? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it’s coming. Fall is here, according to the calendar, and it’s time to cozy up your home for those crisp autumn days and nights that are just around the corner. Here are some of ou...

  • Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and some...

  • What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

    BY Eileen Rivera

    Have you ever heard of a pocket neighborhood? The term was first coined in 1995 by the architect Ross Chapin and refers to a small group of homes that face each other and share a common space. It promotes the idea of building community and establishi...