Benbirnbaum, Home Buyer in Pasadena, CA

I'm interested in a small (minimum 500 sq ft) condo near the water in Long Beach, for less than 350k. The property would be used as a weekend home.

Asked by Benbirnbaum, Pasadena, CA Tue Jul 16, 2013

How likely is this given the real estate market in Long Beach?

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for contacting us here on Trulia.

A small condo for $350k is definitely possible near the water in Long Beach. I would be happy to send you a list of available properties.

Feel free to send me your email to or contact me directly at (310) 717-1321 and I will forward you some properties to take a look at with photos and descriptions.

Let me know if you have any questions/concerns.


Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
DRE #01920120
Web Reference:
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 16, 2013
There are Several right near the water in and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. One example would be The Aqua Towers in downtown long beach. 388/488 E Ocean Blvd 90802. I own a unit there myself. Great for a weekend home. Call me so we can discuss and get your weekend home set up for your enjoyment!

Robert Santiago
Keller Williams
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 30, 2013
There are several on the market for under $350,000

1) 140 Linden (Lafayette Building)
2) 360 Ocean (Sovereign Building)
3) 455 Ocean (Cooper Arms)
4) 10 Atlantic
5) The Willmore building had one or two avail.
6) 1329 E. 1st St. $199,900 537sqft

Call me, Let's Talk ~
Lesley Harris, Realtor
(562) 673-0943
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 5, 2013
We can certainly help you out. You can check us out at and give us a call. One of our loan officers will look at your situation and present you with some options.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 5, 2013
Hi Ben,

Here are three options closest to the water as well as shops and restaurants under $350K in Long Beach. You can access the attached link to get more information and photos of the three condos listed below:

*****3939 East Allin Street: $324,900
1 bed/1bath condo with 685 sq ft interior with a 1 car parking space. The condo has a nice peekaboo view of the ocean from the private balcony.

The oceanfront condo complex is walking distance to all the shops and restaurants on 2nd Street. This unit features a new kitchen with new appliances, new pergo wood flooring, and recessed lighting.

Common areas included with HOA features a jacuzzi and sauna, sun deck, garden, dining areas, club house, fire pits and multiple barbeques. It's close to all major freeways. Again the condo comes with 1 secured parking space. It also has a large garage storage locker, and a secure bike storage room. HOA: $280 monthly

*****3939 Quincy Avenue: Asking price: $299,900
1 bed/1bath with 660 sq ft interior. Top floor condo located just south of the shops and restaurants on 2nd St. and about two blocks from the beach.

Since the Condo is on the top floor there are beautiful unobstructed views from the balcony, living room, dining area and kitchen.The Condo shows well and has a nice sized storage closet off of the entry hallway and another closet in the kitchen that also has storage room. The bedroom has a very large double sliding door closet. The Condo comes with one parking space, and one storage unit in the parking garage. HOA: $170 monthly

*****4301 E. 2nd Street: $351,000
1 bedroom/1 bath home (900 sq ft interior) is a couple of blocks from the beach, Belmont Shore shops and restaurants, Belmont Pier and Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

This home features a large living room and dinning area with mahogany hardwood floors, recessed lighting, scraped ceilings, custom paint plus crown molding and a large balcony with an ocean view. The kitchen has granite kitchen tops, a built in stove and oven, stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. The bedroom has a wall to wall closet with newly installed carpet, as well as access to the balcony. HOA: $175 monthly

These are in the Belmont Shores and Belmont Heights area.

Please feel free to give me a call, text, or email if you have any questions or would like to see these listings. I welcome and look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Louri Groves
Prudential California Realty
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
HELLO BEN, Here are some listings showing active in the downtown area

1111 E Appleton ST #7 LONG $159,000
333 LINDEN AV #14 LONG $170,000
1525 E Appleton ST #307 LONG $175,000
225 W 6th ST #510 LONG $178,900
460 Golden AV #316 LONG $198,000
264 Hermosa AV LONG $199,000
939 E Appleton ST #25 LONG $199,000
955 E 3rd ST #306 LONG $199,000
1808 E Appleton ST #8 LONG $199,900
488 E Ocean BL #204 LONG $225,900
488 E Ocean BL #306 LONG $244,000
375 Atlantic AV #505 LONG $249,000
10 Atlantic AV #702 LONG $255,000
375 Atlantic AV #206 LONG $267,900
388 E OCEAN #1207 LONG $280,000
388 E Ocean BL #1711 LONG $299,000
1575 E Appleton ST #15 LONG $299,000
100 ATLANTIC #1001 LONG $299,900
1140 E Ocean BL #133 LONG $299,900
140 Linden AV #336 LONG $304,900
100 Atlantic AV #1101 LONG $319,900
488 E Ocean BL #512 LONG $335,000
1310 E OCEAN BL #105 LONG $349,000
1140 E Ocean BL #326 LONG $350,000

1310 Ocean is the Ocean Club, nice building, 1140 Ocean is Queens View also a nice building, 488 Ocean is Aqua Towers, 955 E. 3rd St. (I don't recall the building, Sea.....something) also nice location. 140 Linden is Lafayette which is a historical landmark building built in 1928 (parking is limited with this building)

Let me know if you would like to meet, I would welcome your call and appreciate the opportunity to work for you.

Lesley Harris, Realtor
Cal Tex Properties & REO's
(562) 673-0943

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
There are condos in that price range on Ocean Blvd.The units that I see ranged from 700sq ft.-1000 sq ft. So you are in luck with that. Do you have an agent or broker that you are working with?
Give me a call if you would like to take a tour of these properties.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
DRE Lic#01456982
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
Hi Ben,

That would be do-able. Please give me a call and we will start looking at properties.

Celeste Jablonski
Main Street Realtors
562 833-4008
BRE #01329685
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
Hi Ben, you would have no problem finding that at all, I ran a search and found many choices. I can E-mail them to you. Just give me a call.


Peter Solomon / Realtor
T.N.G. Real Estate Consultants
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
There are plenty of condo properties available under your budget, so hopefully you can just beat out the competition and get into the RIGHT property for you! I am including a link to search by map, so you can see each of the properties and their proximity to the beach. Check it out here:…

Just enter your criteria on the left side - location, max price, property type, etc - then zoom in and move around. Easiest way to search near the beach. Hope this helps!!

Best regards,
Alan Kurpiewski, Realtor®
CA BRE 01912043
(619) 35-HOUSE
(619) 354-6873
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
How important is parking to you? At the top of your price list you could find some condos with parking. At tje lower end will be the ones without parking. There are some great historic (1920s) highrises with relatively low hoa fees and great features (elegant lobbies with concierge, rooftop sunroom / penthouse open to all residents...) but either no parking, or a waitlist for parking that takes months....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 16, 2013
Hello Benbirnbaum,

Yes, You can get a small condo in Long Beach near the water for 350K or less.

Since this would be a weekend home, you may want to look at one bedrooms.
Cash paying investors favor the two bedrooms, so if you are open to a one bedroom and you need to use financing you will not have too much competition from cash paying investors.

Keep in mind if you are using financing many complexes are not FHA approved.

Best of luck to you!!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Prudential California Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 16, 2013
Hello and the answer to your question is yes. Presently there are 7 condos right by the water or within in one minute to the water for sale with 500 sqft or more of living space and for sale under $350,000. The key to Long Beach condos along the ocean will by your monthly HOA fee. For example the condos along Ocean Blvd will vary between $280 up to $740 per month.

Here is a very good link to use so that you can see for yourself where these condos are located and what their monthly HOA fees are:

Should you have any other questions feel free to ask. You will really enjoy the life style along Ocean Blvd should you decide to buy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 16, 2013
Hi Ben,
Yes, that is absolutely possible, particularly if you are open to a 1 bedroom condo. What other criteria are important to you?
I'd be happy to help you find a place. I've sold some very nice condos in the area.
Please call me when you get a chance and we can discuss further.

Thanks, Karen
Karen McEniry, Coldwell Banker Beachside
(714) 343-9470
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 16, 2013
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