But I would like to help you by narrowing the field. I would focus on two Zip Codes 90808 and 90815; specifically the Los Altos, La Marina Estates, South of Conant, Plaza, and Rancho areas. These areas feature single-family residences that are well maintaining, showing pride of ownership. While there may be specific homes in need of attention, there are no pockets of homes in poor conditioin and requiring massive attention.
There are find schools for children and many parks to enjoy life with our friends and neighbors. Shopping is convenient as are access to freeways.
Point being, if you are looking for a home, or for an investment property with 'good bones', then you should be looking in the southeastern area of Long Beach.
I will be happy to have more detailed information sent to anyone looking in these areas.
Anna Maria Kitras, Broker Associate,Keller Williams
Certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource, SFR
Certified HAFA Specialist
Nobody has a real crystal ball, so it really is a guess on anyone's part.
If you are looking to buy a home to live in Long Beach, you should be looking where you want to live, because the difference in appreciation from one end of Long Beach to the other won't be much.
If you are looking as an investor for residential, CSULB is always going to create some demand for student houses.
Either way, some good advice given to me when I started investing in Real Estate 20 years ago was "Buy near the beach, the closer you are the more it goes up, and the less it comes down."
So far even through the 2004-2008 market that has held very true.
Kelly Bourquin - Agent
Your Bike To Beach Realtor
LESLEY HARRIS, REALTOR