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By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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  Making Home Ownership Possible – Is Divvy The Answer?   Over the past decade, the dream of owning a home keeps falling further out of reach. American wages have not kept up with rising home prices. We’ve seen tougher lending practices and we’re facing rising interest rates. Unfortunately, the c...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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Stimulate Your Financial Circumstance -  Try Acorns  Living in California is sublime, it is also pretty darn expensive, too! There’s no getting around it, the rising cost of living keeps charging and it is getting tougher for most folks to save money. The idea of saving money sounds great. But in...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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Make A Difference – Find Your Smile   Just like a rolling stone gathers no moss, roaming with a smile garners bright light and cheerfulness. The world around us moves quickly and it seems our industry is moving just as fast. And although we have very little control over the speed of life; spreadi...

By Shannon Jones, Long Beach CA Real Estate
(The Shannon Jones Team)
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Described as a “small town in a big city,” Long Beach has a really unique combination of laid-back beach living and a bustling urban vibe. If you are looking to move to Long Beach, either from a different state or from a surrounding city, there are a few important things you should know before yo...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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Landlords Urge Tenants to Buy Renters Insurance…  As a landlord why do I recommend renters insurance to all my tenants? Simple, a renter should have protection against fire, damage, and theft just as most homeowners have and enjoy!   I’ve been a landlord since early 1990. In years past, renting a...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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Yes, But….. How many times have you heard “yes, but” followed by some lame excuse? Probably a lot as it is quite common for someone to say “yes, but” followed by some lame excuse. Here are a few examples: Were you late for work? Yes, but I had no idea there was going to be an accident.  Weren’t y...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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So Far So Good – Strike 1 & 2 For Rent Control Advocates…Long Beach and its residents can breathe a little easier today. Misguided housing advocates miss the first deadline to submit their rent control petition on November ballot. For those that have been following my mini-series on proposed rent...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    2018 First Quarter Home Sales Report forLakewood Plaza in Long Beach CA    I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  The key to buying and selling a home is knowing your "Local Market."  Should you have a question or require additional information about the real estate m...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Plaza in Long Beach California Welcome to the "Lakewood Plaza - Rancho Estates" weekly real estate blog post. Every week you will be updated on the activity surrounding the neighborhoods of Lakewood Plaza and Rancho Estate located in Long Beach, Cal...

By Fred Sweezer Sr., Certified Home Inspector
(Hud Certified 203K Consultant)
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What is the difference between a home inspection and a home appraisal?Bank Appraisal versus Home InspectionThe home inspection is primarily intended to protect the prospective buyer from purchasing a home with structural defects and other major problems. The appraisal is meant to protect the buye...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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  Proposed Ballot Measure for Rent Control in Long Beach if passed most certainly faces legal blowback. New information is presented in the April 25th memorandum from City Attorney to City Manager, Patrick West, Mayor and Members of the City Council identified six instances “so far” where if the ...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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   I recently started writing a series (1, 2, 3,) of posts about the possibility of Long Beach falling prey to a newly proposed rental control petition. In my last post regarding the proposed rent control initiative in Long Beach, I said: “You’ll most likely hear from me next on this matter when ...

By Shannon Jones, Long Beach CA Real Estate
(The Shannon Jones Team)
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Shannon Jones and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia chatted about the reconfiguration of the Long Beach Breakwater, plans for additional parking and future affordable housing projects.Garcia recently talked about the many initiatives the city of Long Beach is working on this year at his fourth State...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Rent Control -Should Facts Matter?  I recently wrote a post about being on different planets. The moral of the post “in spite of wanting the same end result different ideals make it impossible seeing eye to eye in attaining the desired result.”  Of course, it is ok to have a different ideology b...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 The 2018 Long Beach Multi-Family Unit Sell-Off  Why is the Long Beach Real Estate Market inundated with an inordinate amount of multi-family unit apartment buildings for sale?  Between off-market deals and LoopNet’s current listings, there are well over 150 multi-family unit buildings for sale i...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Plaza in Long Beach California Welcome to the "Lakewood Plaza - Rancho Estates" weekly real estate blog post. Every week you will be updated on the activity surrounding the neighborhoods of Lakewood Plaza and Rancho Estate located in Long Beach, Cal...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Plaza in Long Beach California Welcome to the "Lakewood Plaza - Rancho Estates" weekly real estate blog post. Every week you will be updated on the activity surrounding the neighborhoods of Lakewood Plaza and Rancho Estate located in Long Beach, Cal...

By Shannon Jones, Long Beach CA Real Estate
(The Shannon Jones Team)
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The demolition of the SeaPort Marina Hotel at the end of 2017 made way for the widely anticipated 2nd & PCH commercial development.To the surprise of some locals, the Los Angeles Times recently featured the project, which is scheduled for a grand opening in June 2019. The complex will add 95,000 ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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5728 Campo Walk, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE February 24, Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2465 SQUARE FEET Amazing custom buil...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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5728 Campo Walk, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE February 10, Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2465 SQUARE FEET Amazing custom buil...

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