Seal Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
  Mahé Restaurant in Seal Beach          Mahé in Seal Beach is one of my favorite hangouts. This restaurant is all about exceptional food, top of the line service and an atmosphere where friends hangout casually, contentedly in Seal Beach.   What’s so cool about Mahé — the mix between a great setting a jovial ambiance (mixed-in) with some of the coolest live music then topping it off “the finest chefs around. (Not to mention) the peerless menu offers something for one and all including the steaks, the freshest fish available and an out of this world incredible sushi bar where masterful chefs design unique rolls that melt in your mouth.   Now you know “what’s cool” about Mahé, so come in and see what I am talking about, I guarantee you’ll love it!       Mahé accepts Reservations. They of...
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By Paul Armstrong, Serving Orange County & The Long Beach Area
(Realty Network)
Seal Beach Homes for Sale - Market Report June 2013   Seal Beach is a great place to live in Orange County.  The weather is perfect, the beach is beautiful and people are friendly.  Seal Beach has kept its quaint, small-town atmosphere over the years.        Seal Beach is on the north border of Orange County just south of Long Beach.  The location is ideal with very easy access to anywhere you need to be in Los Angeles and Orange County.      People move to Seal Beach for the excellent schools, weather and relaxing lifestyle.  Seal Beach schools are some of the best in all of Orange County.   Market Report for June 2013 Currently there are 15 single family homes for sale in Seal Beach priced from $719,900 to $1,700,000.  There is only 1 foreclosure listed as a short sale.   You can see ...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Life is Fragile It is very difficult to see the devastation in Moore , OK.  Elementary schools demolished 9 kids killed.  Let us all pray for all the families that are dealing with loss of property, loss of homes and loss of life it is tragic.  It helps us all understand that life is fragile and can be gone in seconds.
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By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty)
Free List of Homes for Sale in Seal Beach, CA, February, 2013 Each day there is another home for sale coming onto the market. Are you looking to buy a home? Here are a few of the homes for sale in Seal Beach, CA. These are just a sampling and when you visit the website, you can explore the many, many homes for sale in Seal Beach, as well as surrounding areas like Rossmoor and Los Alamitos.     There are many great places to live in Seal Beach near the Beach. If you are looking for a Knowledgeable Agent who can help you find your dream home, Call Me Today! 1-562-857-1965. Looking to buy a home for sale in other areas of Long Beach? View homes for sale in Downtown Long Beach View homes for sale in Park Estates View homes for sale in Los Altos View New homes for sale in Signal Hill Now is ...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
  Seal Beach Homes For Sale If you are currently looking to purchase a home for sale in Seal Beach California, but don't know where to begin, SCA Real Estate is here to help! Our friendly Realtors can provide you with instant access which will allow you to view all Seal Beach Homes For Sale with the simple click of your mouse!   Seal Beach MLS Home Search  Often times Real Estate websites can be confusing and misleading, and most have outdated data! Our Seal Beach Homes website is updated daily, which means you will only be shown Homes for sale in Seal Beach that are actually available!, vs homes that are pending or already sold.    Work with a top Seal Beach Realtor When you choose to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Seal Beach Realtor, it can & will make all the difference in the...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Low Interest Rates I can tell you we have once again hit an all time low in the 30 year and 15 year fixed rate loans. Fixed rate 30 yr. loan from last week was 3.31%. The 15 year fixed was at 2.63%. These statistics are from the weekly survey of Freddie Mac. That transulates into a very affordable rate for the buyers of homes. Again it is not a great drop in interestrate but the trend is down. Things could change soon as far as the FHA loan for the first time buyers. The announced 16 billion deficit is going to cause HUD to rethink their position. The mortgage insurance is to raise again next year. It will cause some of the new buyers grief.
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By David Robinson, Call Now (877) 828-0710
(Lloyd Cullen Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Seal Beach Short Sale Expert. As a Seal Beach Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Seal Beach Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Seal Beach Short Sales. Short Sale Seal Beach CA Lloyd Cullen is a local Seal Beach Short Sale Expert with experienced Seal Beach Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Short Sale Seal Beach CA We specialize in Short Sales for Seal Beach and Surrounding Areas When you choose to talk one of our Seal Beach Short Sale Experts about the short sale of your Seal Beach home, you are getting more than just a Seal Beach Short Sale Expert. You are getting an ally at Lloyd Cullen Real Estate that will ...
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By David Robinson, Call Now (877) 828-0710
(Lloyd Cullen Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Seal Beach Short Sale Realtor. As a Seal Beach Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Seal Beach Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Seal Beach Short Sales. Seal Beach Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Seal Beach Short Sale Expert with experienced Seal Beach Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Seal Beach Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Seal Beach and Surrounding Areas Sellers facing the prospect of having to complete a Seal Beach California short sale often face emotional turbulence as well. Still, a successful Seal Beach California short sale can help homeowners avoid bankruptcy or forecl...
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Michael Caruso | Michael Caruso Real Estate Group | (949) 753-7900 13660 Annandale Dr 24i M1, Seal Beach, CA Leisure world Seal Beach is a 55+ community! 1BR/1BA Co-Op offered at $83,000 Year Built 1970 Sq Footage 600 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $313 per month DESCRIPTION Leisure world Seal Beach is a 55+ community. This is a turnkey perfect home with prime location in Mutual 1 on quiet strand with beautiful friendly neighbors! There are loads of recent upgrades that include Remodeled Kitchen with new granite-look counters, new dual pane windows, new front door, new hideaway screen door, new fresh air skylights, ceiling fan, newer paint and carpet, stainless steel kitchen sink & new oven and refrigerator ...
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By Rob Magnotta, Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist
(Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR)
Short Sale vs. Foreclosure In Seal Beach CA ~ Old Town to Main Street One of the toughest decisions facing homeowners in Seal Beach these days is whether or not to do a short sale. Most homeowners don’t understand the process, but what’s even scarier is that most real estates don’t either. Many agents tend to shy away from short sales because they don’t understand how they work. #1 – SELECT THE RIGHT AGENT Like all other professions, real estate agents are not created equally! A Seal Beach short sale is a very complicated and arduous type of transaction, and most agents just don’t not where to begin. As a seller, YOU MUST SELECT YOUR AGENT CAREFULLY! Choose an agent that is familiar with the process and who has successfully completed at least a couple of short sales preferably with mult...
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By Rob Magnotta, Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist
(Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR)
How Do I Start a Short Sale In Seal Beach CA One of the toughest decisions facing homeowners in Seal Beach these days is whether or not to do a short sale. Most homeowners don’t understand the process, but what’s even scarier is that most real estates don’t either. Many agents tend to shy away from short sales because they don’t understand how they work. #1 – SELECT THE RIGHT AGENT Like all other professions, real estate agents are not created equally! A Seal Beach short sale is a very complicated and arduous type of transaction, and most agents just don’t not where to begin. As a seller, YOU MUST SELECT YOUR AGENT CAREFULLY! Choose an agent that is familiar with the process and who has successfully completed at least a couple of short sales preferably with multiple lenders. Make sure t...
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By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
    Orange County California Bank Foreclosure Report     Results from the June 7th 2011 Trustee Sale   The following homes, condos and multi-unit properties were taken back by the bank, and are officially foreclosures.   So over the next few months the banks will begin to place these properties on the market for sale as an active listing for sale with a broker.                         County Address City Property Type Beds Baths SqFt Lot Size     ORANGE 134 S MAGNOLIA AVE 3C ANAHEIM Condominium 2 2 986 0     ORANGE 1860 W GLENOAKS AVE R ANAHEIM Condominium 2 1 876 0     ORANGE 3075 TAYLOR WAY COSTA MESA Single Family 4 2 1405 6150     ORANGE 33931 VIOLET LANTERN ST DANA POINT Single Family 3 2 2007 4620     ORANGE 321 N FONDA ST LA HABRA Single Family 3 2 1210 7371     ORANGE 14 SMOKE T...
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By Len Stregles
(Keller Williams)
Seal Beach recently celebrated its 95th birthday.  The town has been celebrating in different ways.  it started October 2 with a dinner dance and continued last week with a Tennis Mixer, Golf Tournament, concert by the pier, sidewalk sale on Saturday and Greenbelt Festivities and parade on Sunday.   The events continue this week with an Historic Slide Show from 7:30 to 9:30 pm on Wednesday, October 20 at the Red Car Museum.   To many, Seal Beach is known as the Mayberry by the Sea.  These festivities demonstrate Seal Beach's small town feel. In an area surrounded by larger cities like Los Angeles, it's nice to come to a small town like Seal Beach and get a piece of Small Town USA.  Even when Seal Beach is not celebrating it's birthday, you can't help but love this small town as you walk...
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By Rob Magnotta, Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist
(Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR)
Can I List and Sell A Property if it's in Probate? In order to answer this question, we have to start with the basic definition of Probate. Probate is generally defined as "distribution of a decedent's estate". When the estate includes real property, the question often arises about the ability of the estate's administrator to sell the property before the Probate is finalized. This can either be accomplished with full court oversight or independent of the court's approval. Probate sales need not be difficult or complicated. Once an agent understands the process and the options available to the administrator (often one of the decedents children), they can help them make an informed decision about their ability to sell the property. The title requirements for a sale out of probate are list...
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By Nat Ferguson
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
Some might argue that this is a foolish question given the state of the economy the last 4 years. But a conversation I had this morning with a local resident made me rethink why you would want to know if Seal Beach home values had declined. This particular conversation arose because the owner was inquiring about how to appeal his property tax. If values have declined, most would be expect property to follow suit. To determine if your Seal Beach home value has declined (or not) you will want to contact a local appraiser to conduct an appraisal. Seal Beach resident and appraiser Tom Clasby should be the first call that you make. Tom's knowledge of the local market is superb and he holds the highest certification available, certified general (helpful when presenting your case to the appeal...
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By Nat Ferguson
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
Real estate often gets treated like a commodity with all the new fangled web sites that buyers have access to. So it's rare when I get to showcase a Seal Beach home for sale that's not yet listed in the MLS or any other website for that matter. Just yesterday I met with the owners of 107 Ocean avenue to discuss the preparation needed to get the home ready for sale. It's rare that a Seal Beach home for sale is offered in the 100 block of Ocean avenue with some of the best views of the ocean, Rancho Palos Verde and the Long Beach marina. Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to preview the home and used that time to shoot pictures of the fantastic views from the front balcony and sun deck. The home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and is approximately 3000 sq/ft and literally steps to the ...
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By Nat Ferguson
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
When I'm not busy running my Seal Beach Real Estate business, I like to take my long board out and paddle between the pier and jetty for exercise. Normally this is early in the morning before my day gets started and the ocean is still relatively calm. Recently I've noticed an abundance of marine life such as Seal's and Bat ray's, but today I had my first experience of swimming with Dolphins in Seal Beach. Preparing to launch my board, I stopped one last time struggling to see through the fog (not uncommon in Seal Beach). Trying to find my usual landmark to paddle towards I noticed a group of 5 dolphins fishing about 100 yards off shore, surrounded by sea birds. Launching, I paddled towards the pier when I noticed they were swimming parallel to me which was just an awesome experience. On...
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By Nat Ferguson
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
A simple (and guilty) pleasure of mine is breaking free from the confines of my office and walking down to Bogart's in Seal Beach and enjoy a cup of coffee with a view. Bogarts serves organically grown coffee, fresh pastries and hand made crepes (my favorite is the turkey, tomato and cheese crepe). Of course if you are familiar with our little beach town, you know that there are more choices then just Bogart's in Seal Beach to enjoy a cup if Joe. The owner of Bogart's in Seal Beach, Joann Adams knew this from the beginning and made sure she had a premier location. Within steps of Eisenhower Park, the pier and the sand you will not find a better spot to enjoy a cup of coffee. Maybe you need to work or pass some time? Get free Wifi access with the purchase of your coffee and surf the net ...
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By Nat Ferguson
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
It goes without saying that Seal Beach Foreclosures have been nearly non-existent... until now. Just last week 111 4th Street in Seal Beach was offered by Option One Mortgage after they took it back as an REO on June 30, 2010. As you might imagine, Seal Beach Foreclosures are a rare occurrence which is why I got so many calls on this property. Not to mention the price the bank was offering the home at to attract attention. Now before you start searching the Internet to find this home listing, stop. You won't find anything on this home other then what I written here underlying the importance of having a local Realtor embedded in the community. In other cities you may have the pick of the lot, but Seal Beach Foreclosures are much rarer and much more desirable. With 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroo...
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By Nat Ferguson
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
I recently began writing an ebook to offer on my website about the top 10 things to do when you visit town, and ended up discovering Seal Beach all over again. It happened by accident as I was getting suggestions from friends on Facebook for the top destinations to incude. Looking at the list, it occured to me that I hadn't done many of these activities in along time, and some not at all! So with camera and note pad in hand, it set out on foot to discover Seal Beach all over again. Of course I'm not going to spoil the surprise of what actually made the top ten, but I will tell you that it was fun to look at Seal Beach from the eyes of a visitor. I particularly enjoyed walking from jetty to jetty at low tide yesterday taking in the sounds of summer and soaking in the warmth that finally ...
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