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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Delatorre.birgit answered:
I am NOT a RE agent looking for you business, but a parent who has raised two kids in the Bixby Knolls/Cal. Heights area. This area is very safe. Cal. Heights is more of a starter area with lots of family with smaller kids. The elementary and middle schools are great. ... more
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Felicia Jones answered:
Hello there. Looking for a rental may appear to be a daunting task, but having an expert Realtor to help you, you'll be on your way to finding a great place to rent that will accommodate your needs.
If you are still looking for a rental, give me a call or send me an email, and I would love to be able to help you.

Felicia Jones, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty LA-Harbor
Phone: 424.278.9426
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Alice Smith answered:
I have been working with several investors in California. Long Beach is a good place to look when it comes to finding a property with a good return on investment. There are some factors to consider with real estate investment in order to make a smart purchase. Read more information at ... more
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Mon Aug 10, 2015
Carolyn Shade answered:
I have been to seminars by both Tom and Mike. For me, Tom Ferry is a little more relevant. With most people looking to buy or sell, they are on the internet, they are used to information at their fingertips. Cold calling, FSBOs, etc. could bring in some business, but after that they expect their agent to be savy and on line. Tom is current and fresh. Mike is still using old material. It is okay that Tom did not sell real estate. He is working with and talking with realtors every day. Agent San Carlos, CA. ... more
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Wed Jun 17, 2015
Terry Bell answered:
It's important to interview with as many companies as you can to get an idea of the different approaches they have to the business. There are many very successful companies out there for sure, but are they the right fit for you? Will you want a big corporate presence, or a smaller personal company? You're certainly not tied down forever, so do you want to start with someone that has the best new agent program? Lots of things to consider, so do your homework! ... more
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Tue May 12, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Both are really good neighborhoods. You really cant go wrong. This question was posted some time ago. That price range back in 2011 seems realistic. I hope that you were able to get something.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic#01456982
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Kolsky Realty answered:
Hi Elizabeth, I love Long beach and I have a feeling you will too! I was born in Long Beach and have lived here my entire life (with the exception of college) Long Beach offers 50 sq miles of diversity so it's very important to know what you are looking for... If you have any specific questions about LB I am positive I can answer them, (and FYI) the southeast side of LB is my favorite area of LB and is also where I choose to work and live... I also own several apartment building in Long Beach just in case you want to rent before you buy...
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
I think the focus of Chris' question is being missed.
The question is directed to "NEW MEDIA" and those who actually recognize what it means.
The growth of this category, if plotted on a spreadsheet, would look iike a vertical line. Growth, therefore is discussed using "ORDERS OF MAGNATUDE' measures.
Let me be frank, if you don't know what I'm talking about, this question is not for you.
However, those who do recognize the challenge that equates to being drawn and quartered. You can only stretch so far. Broad band, mulitplatform, mulit-disapline,multi-media, multi-user, access controlled virtual dashboards wil prove essential to the real estate professional who intends to grow their business with those who are the growth segment.
It is extremely likely, posting this question on Trulia acually MISSED the intended market, 'cause the intended audience is on the new media platforms.
Crhis, what dasboard have you found most agile in the new media segment?
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Robert Santiago answered:
I live in the Aqua Towers Long Beach. Great location with ocean views and city views close to many restaurants, shopping, entertainment, port, shore line village, aquarium beach and much more. I hardly ever drive as everything is walking distance. I've been here 6 years and love it. I am an expert when it comes to this building and many others nearby. Please contact me if you would like more information and assistance.

Thank you,
Robert Santiago
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Roberto Gosim answered:
Hello Shardray!
There's some 5+ units available in Long Beach less than $650K.
My first question since you target Long Beach, are you familiar
with Long Beach? Who will manage the property?
What's your goal?
Investment for long term, positive cash flow, etc.
There's other sites where agents post listings not in the MLS.

As the guy from NYC stated its commercial so the down
payment is @35%, financing is not a problem because banks
like Citibank do commercial lending just depends on your
credit score, income, etc.

Hope this helps.
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Lesley Harris answered:
Try Travis 714-504-3717. He works a lot with us for our REO properties and cleans them up to get ready for the market.

Lesley Harris, Realtor
(562) 673-0943
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Joe Mendez answered:
The answer to the question has been done. I would like to add that this neighborhood is a nice neighborhood mixed with other areas that someone might find questionable. But I have found that the homes in this neighborhood are reasonable, affordable and a good neighborhood for first time buyers. The homes are mixed but lots of spanish architecture. If you go to the Northern part of the Wrigley neighborhood, North of Williow, the area is nicer. ... more
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Sat Jan 2, 2010
SouthBay Guy answered:
Thanks to all who answered my question. I had a very good realtor who helped me to find my condo about a month after posting my question but I appreciate the support of all of the professionals and others on here. Good luck to all who are still looking for their home. ... more
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Sat May 2, 2009
Grace Morioka answered:
Hello Paul and thanks for your question.

Yes, there is a limit!

In California, provisions of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, Civil Code Section 1366(b), limits increases in the annual assessments from one year to the next to only 20 percent without the vote of the membership. If the Association should require a larger increase, the membership of the homeowners association must vote their approval for the increase.

However, there is one tiny little proviso that allows Boards to approve a small increase above the 20 percent and without homeowner approval. The Board may impose a special assessment of 5 percent or less of the aggregate assessment for the year without the approval of the general membership. Over the 5 percent, and the Board must obtain the approval of a majority of members in order to pass the increase.

For more information about the Davis Stirling Common Interest Development Act, check out or try a great website put up by a southern Cal attorney at

Hope this helps! Let me know if you should have any additional questions.

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Association Manager and Co-Author, "Homeowners Associations A Guide to Leadership"
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
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Mon Mar 23, 2009
Sarah Ireland & Heather Burke answered:
I think Shel-lee hit the nail on the head. I would reinforce that the Passport is a great area transportation tool that we forget. But I don't think you can beat the shore. I'd also give some thought to the Plaza area. It's not a 'walk friendly' as the Shore but it's a great family neighborhood.

Let us know if you need more help. Shel-lee is right those of us that live in the neighborhood aboslutely love it and can't say enough.

Heather M. Burke
Main Street Realtors
Long Beach
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Fri Nov 30, 2007
Julia Huntsman answered:
Hello Mitchell, the updated information on Long Beach CA historic districts is that there are 21--here is a link to the current map:
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Thu Jul 19, 2007
Zen Ziejewski answered:
Long Beach is Ocean Front property for an affordable price in Southern California. It is also one of the largest ports on the west coast. As Laurie and Carrie mentioned it is centrally located between LA and Orange County. It even has it's own airport. Boeing was one of the largest employers in Long Beach but will soon be leaving.

It really is one of the more affordable beach close communities ...
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Mon May 28, 2007
Kaye Thomas answered:
I didn't realize how much the employment picture has diversified.. for so many years the biggest employeer was McDonnell- Douglas.. nice to know things have changed..
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Wed May 23, 2007
Laurie Manny answered:
I thought you might like this article about Long Beach Historic Homes and Districts. I have left a link for you:
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