Long Beach and Lakewood Real Estate Blog

Saving for a Down Payment: 3 Tips You Can Use Today

Saving for a Down Payment: 3 Tips You Can Use Today

Saving money for a down payment isn't easy - in fact, for many people, the task just seems too big. Saving for a Down Payment: 3 Tips You Can Use Today One of the biggest keys to saving for a down payment is to start early and save often. However, ...

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Can You Reduce Your Closing Costs?

Can You Reduce Your Closing Costs?

Closing costs are a necessary part of every real estate transaction - as a buyer, you'll be responsible for paying them (unless you can agree with the seller that he or she will pay part or all of them for you).  But are there ways to reduce ...

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3 Things You Should NEVER Do When You're Buying a Home

3 Things You Should NEVER Do When You're Buying a Home

Buying a home is the biggest financial decision you'll ever make - and that's why your Lakewood buyer's agent will be there to guide you. Your agent will walk you through every step of the process, ensuring you understand your options. She'll also ...

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5 Must-Haves for a Coastal Mudroom

5 Must-Haves for a Coastal Mudroom

When you live near the coast time spent out in the ocean means you don’t bring sand to the beach, but the other way around. Here’s to a mudroom that’s equipped to handle the aftermath of a day of fun in the sun, and do it with a ...

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4 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

4 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

Getting a great look for a great price is always a great thing. Consider these four budget-friendly renovation ideas to enhance the look of your home. Create an Instant Kitchen Island Using a Spare Table If your kitchen doesn’t have an island ...

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4 Furniture Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

4 Furniture Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

When you situate furniture in your home you want a layout that enhances the function and look of each space. But what may initially seem to be a clever configuration could actually undermine those efforts. Avoid these furniture arrangement mistakes....

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What Are Engineered Woods? Part 2 of 2

What Are Engineered Woods? Part 2 of 2

Engineered wood floors are planks that have a hardwood veneer and multiple subsequent layers of wood that form a plywood core. They offer certain advantages over solid wood floors when it comes to versatility and economy. Take a look. Advantages to ...

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House Hunting Using Virtual Technology

House Hunting Using Virtual Technology

To avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus & to follow mandated guidelines, WE HAVE ADDED alternative ways of Selling and Buying Real Estate. We are offering Virtual Home Tours, Virtual Open Houses & On-line video chats for Buyer & ...

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3 Tips to Amaze Buyers at an Open House

3 Tips to Amaze Buyers at an Open House

If you and your real estate agent have discussed holding an open house as a way to market your home, you're in luck - there are three simple things you can do to help buyers fall in love on the spot.  3 Tips to Amaze Buyers at an Open ...

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Should You Buy a House on a Busy Street?

Should You Buy a House on a Busy Street?

If you're like many people, you browse real estate listings and nod your head when you read about a home that's located "on a quiet street." But is living on a busy street all that bad? Here's what you need to know. Should You Buy a House on a Busy ...

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Do you think you could manage buying a fixer-upper? If you're considering buying a house that needs a little (or a lot of) TLC, here's what you need to know first. Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper? Buying a home that needs serious remodeling is a big ...

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Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here's What to Know

Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here's What to Know

If you're buying a home while you're trying to sell the one you currently live in, there are a few tricks of the trade your real estate agent might share with you - and a few things you shouldn't do, too. Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here's ...

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3 Things You Should Never Do When You Buy a Home

3 Things You Should Never Do When You Buy a Home

If you're buying a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you need somebody looking out for you - and that means working with a real estate agent. For most people, it's a no-brainer; having someone in your corner is invaluable (and besides, it doesn't cost ...

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Can Sellers Back Out of a Real Estate Transaction?

Can Sellers Back Out of a Real Estate Transaction?

You might be surprised to learn that sometimes, sellers can back out of a real estate transaction. No, they can't just walk away because they feel like it - but here are five instances in which it's okay for a seller to make a fast exit out of your ...

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3 Bathroom Storage Hacks to Create More Space

3 Bathroom Storage Hacks to Create More Space

When you're getting ready to sell your home - or when you've purchased a new home - you're going to be looking at making your bathroom appear larger. The best way to do that: Declutter everything. Check out these three bathroom storage hacks to ...

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