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General Area in Lakewood : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 11, 2016
Allen m Camilleri answered:
East Long Beach is your'e far better bet. from the start of downtown to bordrering Lakewood. You have apt. homes, duplex and good neighbohood .West side are many affordable pl. old fashoined breakfast nooks double doors etc. but heavily conjested and very rural now. your picture says E long beach ... more
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Fri Dec 10, 2010
Julia Huntsman answered:
Hello Antonio,
Did you know that by going to the LBPD site you may find out their statistics for all areas in Long Beach?
Just try this link at http://www.longbeach.gov/police/statistics.asp .
Please realize that if you're already working with a Realtor, that person should be an important resource for you. If you are not, feel free to contact me.
Sincerely,
Julia
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Wed Jun 25, 2008
Charita King - Short Sale Specialist answered:
Darwin,
I would have to say that anywhere in Southern CA is a great place to invest. What you may need to do is to figure out first if your investment at least pays for itself. How many units are you planning to buy, type of downpayment and what is the cash flow after the taxes and insurance. It may also be a good idea to check out places where there's a demand of rent so you don't have to worry about vacancy all the time. Bottom line is make sure the property will pay for itself. ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2007
Maggie, your REALTOR® answered:
I consulted with a local REALTOR who lives and works in Lakewood, CA and he told me the following: As an unincorporate area of the county, the five member County Board of Supervisors in downtown Los Angeles governed the new "city" of Lakewood. Lakewood lacked a local government. Then, as Lakewood residents considered their first steps toward independence, Long Beach city officials made plans to annex the entire Lakewood area.

Long Beach annexation plans were stopped, but a growing number of residents were convinced that Lakewood should incorporate as a city. In only 10 days incorporation advocates collected twice as many signatures as needed to call a vote by residents.

John Todd suggested that Lakewood contract with Los Angeles County for the services the city already received as an unincorporated community. Contracting for services would avoid the high cost of starting from scratch and keep both taxes and city expenses low. On March 9, 1954, nearly 12,400 voters approved cityhood by a 2,600 vote margin. The vote became official in April, making Lakewood the first city in California to incorporate since 1939.

I hope this answers your question.
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