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Rentals in Downtown Long Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 20, 2016
Vincentmbarrios answered:
Hi Joanne,

We're offering a one month free rent move in special for the month of December, so you can take possession, start moving in and don't pay rent until January 1, 2017. Please complete the application on the website if you're interested and reach out with any questions:


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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Ava answered:
Because Long Beach is the pits -I want out!
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Ava answered:
How did you land a job in Seal Beach! Good for you. Seal Beach is the BEST! Difficult to find a place to live there. Try Huntington Beach (Playa De Mediteranian if you are seeking an apartment. Newport Beach -Coronado Properties -Blessings. oh, btw, I live in Long Beach -I don't recommend relocating here :-( ... more
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Tue May 10, 2016
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I have lived in Long Beach right between Ocean Blvd and First St and between Los Alamitos and Cerritos for 2 1/2 years and need to let all of you know that rent there for a 1 bedroom is anywhere from 1200 to 1500 with no amenities like dishwasher or air conditioning(yes it does get hot in the summer!), and most don't have patio or balcony. There is hardly any one bedrooms that come with parking(mostly 2 bd apts). Parking is very bad! I usually end up parking about 3-4 blocks from my place by the time I get home around 430 to 530 pm. Two bedrooms apts are about 1900 and up with some having 1 parking place. Alot of these apartments in this area are run by slumlords that don't fix stuff up (bare mininum), don't spray for bugs(including spiders-real problem). Old and outdated apts. They will raise your rent every year. There is a really bad homeless problem, sleeping on your porch/stairs, breaking into laundry rooms and stealing laundry or going the bathroom in it, digging through trash cans at all hours making big messes and alot of noise, throwing trash and clothes all over the sidewalks. Doing drugs in the alley ways next to the apartments and even on the stairs/porches to apartments. Alot of crime in this area too. Have had multiple neighbors report break-ins(one while they were home at night!). Police chases by car and foot through the neighborhood. Twice someone has been shot within a two block radius. You are better off looking inland like Signal Hill or down in the Belmont Shores/ Belmont Heights area vs Long Beach. Ever since they redid the Pike and cleaned up downtown for the tourists it has pushed the homeless and crime element into our residential area. Areas are bad and too high prices for what you get. ... more
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Thu Apr 14, 2016
Joe answered:
At least you got a response. Sent messages through this site, and called/texted listed numbers and nothing... really had to dig to find info on who to contact. But i'll take this over CL any day... ... more
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
souza.saul answered:
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
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Wendell E Johnson, P.E. answered:
Yes you can on a lot of great places to rent by the day, week or month ..I'm a member myself
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
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.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
DRE Lic#01456982
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Barbara Robbins-Olexa answered:
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
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Barbara Robbins-Olexa answered:
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
DRE Lic#797560
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