Hello Vera , by the way I am not a realtor or real estate agent. Not that they would not know. However , California Real Estate agents in general are notoriously biased for steering you towards a sale of there listings and rarely if any to what you want. My best advice is to contact someone who knows the area and does not have a financial motive to your moving there(no landlord or real estate.Seriously.) Look up old friends and ask if they have any relatives or friends that live in the area such as college students or workers. Worst case scenario do internet research and look up crime statistics for your particular zipcode. Long Beach has some bad areas and downtown is too expensive. So you might have to find somewhere in the middle. Anaheim likewise is nice closer to downtown Disney but you guessed it expensive. Anaheim is in Orange County and bar none Orange County Districts are better than any Los Angeles County School District. However Los Angeles Westwood/ Rancho Park public schools are better than even private schools. Gather as much data as you can an you will narrow it down. I have lived in the area for over 30 years . Real Estate agents are not going to do the leg work for you let alone online research. Its not in there curriculum. Getting you to sign is and collecting there 5% commission is.... more
It is definitely in your best interests to work with a Real Estate Broker that is familiar with the city of Long Beach. Long Beach is a very diverse area with many small pockets. Rents can vary depending on the area.
There are some important specifics that I will need to know... Such as, how are your credit scores, income verification or w2's, size of your pet(s), timeframe of when you want to move, desired parking, amenities, etc.
Please feel free to call me and discuss further.
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
When you are ready and are hear you can visit my office at 189 Quincy Ave. Belmont Shore, Long Beach and see if we have any rentals available that might be of interest. I think they will take your credit into consideration if you have good explanation for the not so decent credit history.
Barbara Robbins-Olexa, Broker
L B Brokerage
My office at LB Brokerage also has some rentals available if you would like to contact Jessica at 562-434-9911 Ext. 0 if you are interested in Belmont Shore. If you are interested in other areas of Long Beach I also can email you listings from our MLS that are rentals and would be glad to share the information with you.
Barbara Robbins-Oexa, Broker
L B Brokerage