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Quality of Life in Long Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Aprilgulling answered:
What area of Long Beach is the best area for single women who have children on their own and would like to live by the beach. Is there a Mormon Church in the area and are do the apartment complexes take dogs, have security on the property 24/7, and not afraid of people who ( Generalized Seizures ). And near shopping malls and supermarkets and hotels. ... more
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Hello hipower187, These links may assist you with crime statistics:

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy and to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Mon Sep 1, 2014
Randy Stoker answered:
You need good legal advice first an quite possibly the services of an eviction company. Or you could just wait 3 more months and not renew the lease.
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Jeremy Lehman answered:
There are lots of crime statistics online, I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with the area. Here's a resource you might find handy. ... more
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Mike & Justin Potier answered:
Good afternoon Stella, Your agent has only a fiduciaty responsibility to you as his client. I am a broker associate with Boardwalk Properties and my name is Justin Potier. If you have a buyer/agent agreement signed I can not speak to you, but if you have no entered into such agreement, I would be more than happy to speak with you. My direct line is 562.480.0684 ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Ben Nicolas answered:
I would not recommend asking this question to people trying to sell you something. I think you'll get more impartial advice from the North Long Beach police station on atlantic and del amo...

That's definitely one of the safer parts of long beach IMHO though...
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Mon Jul 30, 2007
Laurie Manny answered:
Hiya Pete,

Glad to hear your friends spoiled you. Spoiling is always good. Looking forward to Martini's in San Francisco.

Have a Great Day,
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Mon May 28, 2007
Kaye Thomas answered:
I know there is housing in Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Woods and in Torrance.. I'm guessing we will see more in the future.
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Thu May 17, 2007
Laurie Manny answered:
A whole house fan installed in your attic is the way to go in your Long Beach home. Open some windows, turn on the whole house fan. It pulls the cool air in from outside pushing the existing air in the home up into the attic which pushes the molten attic air out of the home. Let the fan run for about 10 minutes and all of the air in both your home and attic is refreshed and as cool as the outdoors. See link below for further information: ... more
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Sun May 13, 2007
Laurie Manny answered:
Students living on their own and in frat houses are scattered throughout Long Beach. Long Beach welcomes the university and it's lovely campus.
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Sun May 13, 2007
Laurie Manny answered:
The Naples Boat Parade is held the second Saturday of each December. You'll see gaily decorated sailboats, yachts and gondolas as they glide through the canals. Do you own a seaworthy vessel? Trim your boat and head for the water. You might win a prize! About 60,000 people attend this popular and fun event. ... more
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Sun May 13, 2007
Laurie Manny answered:
The East Village Arts District is a highly desirable community to reside in. Here you will find lovely craftsman homes, residential income properties, condos, co-ops, Manhattan style lofts and own-your-owns. All within walking distance of Downtown Long Beach's Pine Avenue, The Pike, Rainbow Harbor, area restaurants, galleries and shops. ... more
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