Long Beach, CA Real Estate News

By John Wall
(CENTURY 21 Results)
My team and I are working on a new website. www.teamresults21.com, Still in the planning stages - we hope to make it the online source for Long Beach real estate. Most agents have personal web pages, and in this day and age having one is essential to staying in business. I've had websites and web pages since the days of per minute dial up access charges, and from those ventures, I've learned a few things.So here's what we're doing...Keeping it simple.Having dynamic and current content.Keeping communication easy, fast, and effective.soon our clients will be able to log in, and view their transaction documents, print forms, sign documents and FAX them back into the system. So check it out, let me know what you think, and if you'd like to see something special... tell me that too. Thanks, ...
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be great if we let people know what was going on in Long Beach CA on a regular basis. We are going to try and let people know the statistics in Long Beach as often as we can.Here is what happened as yesterday March 28th 2007 in Long Beach, CANumber of properties that went into a Pending Status - 2Number of Properties that Closed: 0Number of Properties that Expired 9Number of Properties that went into Backup Position - 0Total Active as of today: 1587In all it was a pretty good day in real estate in Long Beach. You can always see the latest condos at www.LovelyLongBeachCondos.com and the latest homes at www.LovelyLongBeachHomes.com. More information on what is happening in Downtown Long Beach is available at www.LovelyDowntownLongBeach.com.Check out Long Beach Real Est...
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be great if we let people know what was going on in Long Beach CA on a regular basis. We are going to try and let people know the statistics in Long Beach as often as we can.Here is what happened as yesterday March 26th 2007 in Long Beach, CANumber of properties that went into a Pending Status - 3Number of Properties that Closed: No properties reported closed yesterdayNumber of Properties that Expired 7Number of Properties that went into Backup Position - 6Total Active as of today: 1587In all it was a pretty good day in real estate in Long Beach. You can always see the latest condos at www.LovelyLongBeachCondos.com and the latest homes at www.LovelyLongBeachHomes.com. More information on what is happening in Downtown Long Beach is available at www.LovelyDowntownLongB...
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
Even with the media saying that real estate is having issues, there are still some wonderful new developments that are being offered in Long Beach.  Downtown has had the highest amount of concentrated development than any other area within the city.  Downtown Long Beach has an estimated 5,224 residential units coming in through plans that stretch to 2010.  I encourage you to visit the Downtown Long Beach Business Association and check out their development map.With that being said, some of the newest developments are either taking orders for condos, lofts, and townhomes or soon will be.  When you are searching for a new home in Long Beach, you want to make sure to put these on your list. These are some of the most popular:133 Promenade - SOHO inspired Lofts on a great street close to Oc...
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be great if we let people know what was going on in Long Beach CA on a regular basis. We are going to try and let people know the statistics in Long Beach as often as we can.Here is what happened as this weekend March 24th 2007 in Long Beach, CA. This includes the weekend where we had a fantastic amount of great weather which always helps.Number of properties that went into a Pending Status - 3Number of Properties that Closed: 0 have closed over the weekendNumber of Properties that Expired 11Number of Properties that went into Backup Position - 3Total Active as of today: 1580In all it was a pretty good day in real estate in Long Beach. You can always see the latest condos at www.LovelyLongBeachCondos.com and the latest homes at www.LovelyLongBeachHomes.com. More info...
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
One of the great features of Long Beach is Belmont Shore. There are so many things that can be done in Belmont Shore that the list seems endless. For those who aren't familiar with the area I thought I would let everyone know about Marine Stadium.Marine Stadium is an area of Long Beach that is maintained by the Long Beach Parks and Recreation.  It is located on Appian Way between 2nd Street and Colorado.  This is truly a fun place to be on the weekends as it provides premiere water skiing facilities.  There may be many people enjoying Marine Stadium, but there is ample parking, room for picnics and it is just $8 if you want to launch your boat into the water.  Marine Stadium has hosted the 1993 Olympic Rowing Competition and the 1968 Olympic rowing trials.  Events like this have enabled...
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By John Wall
(CENTURY 21 Results)
The Los Angeles Times today printed an interesting piece on real estate blogs. In it Brad Inman (Inman News) was quoted as saying, "some of the best reporting this year has been from the blogs."I guess that's kudos for all of us here. My favorite quote in the article was from a reader of the Housing Bubble Casualty Blog who said, "you were one of the influences that saved me from buying in Los Angeles". It made me wonder where that person is renting now.According to Adam Rappoport, San Deigo Broker, "bloggers see the same statistics we all see, but they interpret them differently."Read the article for yourself here, and let me hear your view. Personally, and this has been said many times before; Real estate is an ever changing business with ups and downs like all others. Its also a very...
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
We want to keep our content fresh across our sites so we are constantly trying to put up new content that will be helpful to the community who wants to learn more about Long Beach so they can find the Long Beach Real Estate that is right for them.  In our quest to do that we have put up 30 new pages on our www.LongBeachCARealEstate.com site so people can learn more about the different areas within Long Beach.  We took a wide variety of topics.  Here are a viewLong Beach CondominiumsLong Beach LoftsBixby Knolls Real EstateBelmont Shore Real EstateBelmont HeightsWe covered many topics ranging from history of Long Beach to learning more about each area.  Take a tour around our site and let us know what you think!
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be great if we let people know what was going on in Long Beach CA on a regular basis. We are going to try and let people know the statistics in Long Beach as often as we can.Here is what happened as yesterday March 23th 2007 in Long Beach, CANumber of properties that went into a Pending Status - 4Number of Properties that Closed: 11Number of Properties that Expired 8Number of Properties that went into Backup Position - 5Total Active as of today: 1572In all it was a pretty good day in real estate in Long Beach. You can always see the latest condos at www.LovelyLongBeachCondos.com and the latest homes at www.LovelyLongBeachHomes.com. More information on what is happening in Downtown Long Beach is available at www.LovelyDowntownLongBeach.com.Check out Long Beach Real Es...
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
Belmont Shore Real Estate is a prime example of beach living in Long Beach. Long Beach is still the most affordable beach community in Southern California. Belmont Shore Real Estate is a perfect example of a great community that attracts people to a wonderful beach lifestyle that is welcoming.If you are looking for a community that has palm trees, wonderful clean streets, well manicured lawns then this is truly the place for you. A site at Belmont Shore Real Estate goes into detail about this area of Long Beach.If you are considering living near the beach, you want a place that has dining and entertainment, it is easy to get out of in the morning to get to work, then Belmont Shore is a great place so check it out!
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be great if we let people know what was going on in Long Beach CA on a regular basis. We are going to try and let people know the statistics in Long Beach as often as we can.Here is what happened as yesterday March 21th 2007 in Long Beach, CANumber of properties that went into a Pending Status - 12Number of Properties that Closed: 5Number of Properties that Expired 9Number of Properties that went into Backup Position - 6Total Active as of today: 1538In all it was a pretty good day in real estate in Long Beach. You can always see the latest condos at http://www.LovelyBeachCondos.com and the latest homes at www.LovelyLongBeachHomes.com. More information on Downtown Long Beach Condos.
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be great if we let people know what was going on in Long Beach CA on a regular basis. We are going to try and let people know the statistics in Long Beach as often as we can.Here is what happened as yesterday March 20th 2007 in Long Beach, CANumber of properties that went into a Pending Status - 12Number of Properties that Closed: 8Number of Properties that Expired 7Number of Properties that went into Backup Position - 17Total Active as of today: 1524In all it was a pretty good day in real estate in Long Beach. You can always see the latest condos at www.LovelyLongBeachCondos.com and the latest homes at www.LovelyLongBeachHomes.com. 
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
90807Many people when thinking of Long Beach, thinking of our striking downtown with all of the latest sky scrapers.  Although Downtown Long Beach is truly an exciting place to be there are many other areas within Long Beach.  One such area is the zip code that is the 90807.  Within the 90807 you have some great areas of Long Beach.Bixby KnollsVirigina Country ClubBixby HighlandsNew BixbyCalifornia HeightsLos CerritosBixby KnollWhether you are interested in some of the wonderful architecture or historic sites in the 90807 you will have fun wherever you go.  Visit some of the areas within this zip code so you can find the right fit for you!
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
We thought it would be good if we let everyone know what is happening in the residential income market in Long Beach, CA. For investors who are looking to purchase multi-family properties there are a few options for investors to choose from. If you want more information on investing in long beach real estate we have put more information at: Long Beach Real Estate InvestorAll the statistics below are from the MLS and are as of Februrary 1st till today March 20th 2007. Let's see what people thing about the real estate market.Data from 02/01/2007-03/20/2007 Total Inventory currently available: 508Total Properties in Backup or Pending - 68 (48 pending, 20 Backup)Since February 1st 219 new listings have come on the market. So in other words 43% of units that are currently availble have come ...
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
Yahoo Features Long Beach as one of the Top 5Yahoo today has featured the top 5 most wanted places to live and Long Beach, California came in at spot number 5!  It is very exciting that Long Beach with it's many beautiful places to live has been featured on the front page so everyone in the country can learn more about some of the great options here in our city.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the article - you can view it here: http://realestate.yahoo.com/California/Long_BeachCheck out some of the exciting information they had or you can visit our Long Beach Condo or Long Beach Home website to learn more about the neighborhoods that are available. 
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
The Temple Loft project is a wonderful Loft development that is an adaptive re-use project of the original Masons Temple that was completed in 1927.  Trimark Pacific Homes is the developer behind the project and they really have created a unique set of 82 units that are available for sale.  Many people have thought they were sold out, but they still have over 20 units still available.  We put together some more information about the development on our website just so you can have the chance to learn more about this wonderful project in the heart of downtown - Temple Lofts. Some of the highlights of the project include:Large floor plans - some still left over 1,600 sq ft!Concrete flooringViking Appliances in each unitExposed brick work and ductingLarge balconies on many of the unitsState...
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By Joseph Bridges
(Global Trust Team of Keller Williams)
I always think it is helpful when we know what is going on. I thought I would let everyone know what the stats were like in Long Beach, CA every month. If you are in Long Beach please feel free to use them when speaking with your buyers or sellers if you are an agent and if you are a home or condo owner this is what is happening. All of the information here is directly from the the MLS system that covers Long Beach CA and the surrounding cities.February Residential property statistics for Long Beach CATotal residental properties available: 1,264 Total new properties that came on the market: 407 Total properties that went into escrow (Both Pending & Backup Status) - 237 Total properties that Expired - 137In all we believe that things look pretty good. If you compare these statistics with...
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
You know it is interesting that with all the doom and gloom surrounding the lending industry and the stock market and everything else that we tend not to look at the positives that are occuring in our very own market. I thought it would be great if we had some reasons why Long Beach real estate will be just fine in 2007. So here is our top 5 reasons why things will be ok!Top 5 reasons in Reverse OrderThere are currently only 1,450 residential properties on the market! With over 200 sales a month this means we have just over 7 months supply of properties on the market. 6 months or under is a sellers market so I think we are doing just fine! The median home value in Long Beach is below the Los Angeles average of $525,000. Below the average is a good thing in this case because it means tha...
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By James and Joseph Bridges
(Keller Williams Realty - Global Trust Team)
We thought that it would be a good idea to post the vital statistics of the housing and condo market that happens every month. This way everyone can see what is happening and we can all discuss what is good, bad, or indifferent for the Long Beach, CA market.For this blog article we have not broken up the difference between homes and condos. We will be doing that in the future though so stay posted. The statistics only include residential housing so no multi-family properties are included in the statistics. There may be a possibility that a duplex is included in the statistics if it was listed under the heading of residential properties.All of these statistics came from the MLS(Multiple Listing Service). We did do the searching so it is as accurate as possible. All information is based o...
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By John Wall
(CENTURY 21 Results)
Los Angeles County - The median sales price for single family homes rose 6.5% since January last year. Even with a 12.9% drop in sales, prices have remained strong and continued to climb. Homes may sit a little longer on the market, but, there is no longer a rush on housing.The market is correcting itself (as any free-market should) after a steady climb for the past couple of years. Although, many realtors and professional real estate players are calling this market a "buyer's market", many buyers disagree. According to the Los Angeles Times today, Mr. Brandon Brennan has been trying to purchase a home by making [buyer's market] offers only to be rebuffed by seller's who can't even be bothered to counter-offer.Home-sellers know that offers will come in and someone will come along with a...
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