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Gelson’s Supermarket in Long Beach is waiting for you. Lifestyles of Long Beach.

Gelson’s Supermarket in Long Beach is waiting for you. Lifestyles of Long Beach.

Gelson’s Long Beach location. Gelson’s was founded in 1951 by brothers Bernard and Eugene Gelson as an extraordinary grocery shopping experience for discerning consumers. Gelson’s Markets is recognized as one of the nation’s premier supermarket chains. Each location is singularly known as the area’s best market for superior produce, highest quality meat, seafood and deli, an unmatched selection of wine and liquor, and exceptional service.

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Lifestyles of Long Beach & Real Estate welcome Gelson’s Supermarket to Long Beach.

Fragrance from the beautiful arrangements from the Floral Department greet you as you walk in. To your immediate left is the Bakery. Renaud’s Bakery & Coffee Bar is a very popular bakery that serves up its delicious French pastries and treats. The deli has a large selection of hot foods and a self-serve bar. The most exciting things this store has to offer, is the Gateway Wine Bar and it is located right in the front of the deli for you to try some of the select wines and beers Gelson’s offers. the wine bar also offers a selection of small plate options.

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Gelson’s Super Market in Long Beach also offers a refreshing rooftop dining area over looking Alamitos Bay. Shoppers can grab a pastry and coffee or some delicious freshly made sandwiches from the Deli and enjoy the beautiful sites of the bay.

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Having a top organization like Gelson’s open a store in Long Beach shows their confidence that Long Beach is one of the top cities in all of California. Long Beach is one of the three cities in California that has downtown on the Pacific Ocean. Our city truly has so much to offer its residents. Long Beach is a great place to live.

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  • Address: 6255 E 2nd St, Long Beach, California 90803
    Phone:(562) 430-6042
    Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Tuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Wednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Thursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Friday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

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Gelson's is now Open In Long Beach CA

Gelson’s is now Open In Long Beach CA

If you are looking to buy or sell your home in Long Beach please call us for a consultation. We are a Team of Local Realtors that really take pride in knowing what this city has to offer.

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For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo The Realtor. 562-533-4003

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Selling homes all over Long Beach is our business. Communities include: Alamitos Heights, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore, Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Del Lago, Downtown Long Beach, El Dorado Park, Naples Island, Park Estates, The Peninsula, Spinnaker Bay, Wrigley to mention a few.

Naples Island Christmas Boat Parade in Long Beach – CA

Naples Island Christmas Boat Parade in Long Beach

Naples Island Annual Holiday Boat Parade 

Naples Island Boat Parade

Naples Island Boat Parade is put on by the Naples Improvement Association and its residents along with some Co-Sponsors. For all of your Real Estate needs & more. Call Ricardo the Realtor. 562-533-4003

Naples Island 67th Annual Boat Parade

Theme: “Vintage Christmas”

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013     Time:  7:00 PM     Skippers Meeting at:                                                                                              Long Beach Yacht Club                                                                                              6201 Appian Way, Long Beach                                                                                              (562) 598-9401 Saturday, December 21st, 2013       “Christmas Parade night” Streets close at 5:00 PM Large Boats                                   Starts at 6:00 PM                                                         All Large Boats will assemble along Lido Lane and off the sea wall in front of Naples Plaza and follow the Large Boat Parade map outline. Small Boat Parade                        Starts at 6:45 PM                                                         All the Small Boats will assemble in Marine Stadium. The #1 boat will lead the Parade. No boat will begin until the #1 boat has started the Parade.  Boats will travel the route outlined on the Small Boat Parade Route map.

                 Boats must have                   Official Parade Numbers to Participate                              in the Naples Boat Parade.  

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Naples Island 67th Annual Christmas Boat Parade – Long Beach CA

Naples Island 67th Annual Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Naples Island Christmas Parade!!!

The Island of Naples hosts its 67th round of the Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade. This sparkling event is visible from several vantage points around the island. It’s a great for families living  in Long Beach.  Each year just keeps getting better with the boat owners getting very creative with decorating.  Along with the boat parade, there will be three groups of carolers walking around the Island and singing holiday songs by the bridges.  Homes in Naples will be festively decorated for the annual home decoration competition. Restaurants and businesses also will be decorated. The Boat Parade will be held on December 21st. Big Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m.  Little Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Note that the streets in Naples close at 5 p.m. on parade night. You can access Naples off 2nd Street via several streets, including Naples Plaza, Revenna, Tivoli and The Toledo. Large Boat Parade Starts at 6:00 PM Lg Boat Parade MAP Small Boat Parade Starts at 6:45 PM Sm Boat Parade MAP

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Christmas trees float in Alamitos Bay and Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, California.

Naples Island Boat Parade

Naples Island Boat Parade


Christmas in Naples Island where the homes compete for various awards.

Christmas in Naples Island where the homes compete for various awards.


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Help Clean Long Beach by volunteering at one of our many beach clean up events

Lifestyles of Long Beach and Real 562-533-4003 , We are a Team of Realtors that work and live in Long Beach. “For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo the Realtor  562-533-4003

Help Clean Long Beach by volunteering at one of our many beach clean up

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Ricardo the Realtor and his team of agents help promote Long Beach Clean Up events to keep our city clean. Please like our Help Clean Long Beach Facebook page

The Long Beach Water Department organizes a quarterly beach clean-up in our perennial effort to help make this a more ‘Beautiful Long Beach’ and to promote environmental stewardship and education.


Everyone is invited to participate and support this environmental clean-up effort. There is no pre-registration required, just show up on the day of the event. High School and College Students receive volunteer service credit for their participation and Scouts receive credit toward merit badges. Also, any person in need of completing community service is invited to help out and receive service credit.


Upcoming dates and times are:

  • March 16, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
  • June 15, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
  • September 21, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM


  • Hat
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  • Sunscreen


  • Trash Bags
  • Gloves
  • Volunteer Service Verification Forms
  • Official Recognition from the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners


We clean Bluff Park Beach and meet at the intersection of E. Ocean Blvd. & Coronado Ave.

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Being part of Long Beach is not just helping our clients buy and sell homes. We are here for long term prosperity for both our clients and the city. For all of your Real Estate needs and more… Call 562-533-4003

Long Beach Rental Properties For Sale, Investment Homes with Positive Cashflow Real Estate

Long Beach Rental Properties For Sale

Buying Rental Property: A Step by Step Guide!

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It may be common knowledge that buying rental property can be one of the most secure and fastest ways to build serious wealth – but the “how to” knowledge is not so common. The steps to buying rental property, however, are not that drastically different from buying your own home, with a few important differences. This article is going to explain step by step how to buy a rental property and begin your entrance into real estate investing.

Step One: Do Your Homework Before Buying Rental Property

Please – please don’t skip this step. As soon as you’ve made your decision that you want to buy rental property, it can be easy to start shopping for homes and picking out the paint colors. However, your first step begins long before ever stepping foot into a house.

Doing your homework ahead of time means researching:

What kind of investment property you want to buy
How much you can afford to pay
What kind of neighborhood you want to invest in
What the average rent is in your area
What kind of return on investment you hope to make.
Doing your homework can be difficult for one major reason: You don’t always know what questions to ask. Because of this, BiggerPockets recently created the free “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing” which will help any new investor learn how to get started. This guide will help teach you the necessary questions to ask.

Step Two: Make a Plan and Develop Criteria

Once you’ve done your initial homework, you can begin making a plan and setting your criteria. I highly recommend you write down your plan and goals, and refer back to them often. If you are looking to buy a single family home for between $150,000 and $200,000 – it’s easy to get distracted by the home with the beautiful garden for $250,000. By stating your plan and your criteria, you can hold yourself accountable to your goals.

Step Three: Arrange Financing

One of the most common mistakes made by homebuyers is to start searching before arranging financing. However, this error has caused untold heartache when buyers find they can’t afford the dream home they’ve found. This same principle applies to buying rental properties. Before shopping for your new rental property, be sure to talk with a bank about how much you can afford to buy. There are numerous different paths to real estate financing so be sure to weigh all your financing options before making your choices.

Step Four: Begin Shopping For a Rental Property

Now comes the exciting part! There are a lot of great ways that you can get find rental property. Begin by looking online at your local MLS to see what’s available. Go to:

Each of these sites search generally the same MLS listings, which all real estate agents have access to. However, these sites do not contain all the information needed (and sometimes do not even contain all the listings, either.) For this reason, it’s important to get in touch with a local real estate agent that you can trust to get you more information. An agent is generally only paid, by the seller, when you purchase the home – so for a home buyer, using an agent is typically free.

It’s often helpful to find an agent who specializes in working with investors, as they are more keenly aware of what makes a good rental property. Also – be sure to share your criteria (See step two above) for your rental property, and allow your agent to help you find the best properties that meet your qualifications.

Step Five: Make Your Offer

When you find a rental property you want to pursue, and have walked through it, your next step is to make your offer. To do this, your real estate agent will fill out the paperwork based on your requests and submit your offer to the selling agent. The selling agent will bring your offer to the seller, and negotiations will begin. For a great article on negotiations, check out How to Negotiate: 7 Real Estate Negotiation Tips.

Be sure to only spend the amount that makes the most sense to you. Determine how much cashflow you need to make and don’t let emotion override the numbers. Be willing to walk away and you’ll always hold the upper hand in the negotiations. If you can’t agree to a number that works for you – it’s not worth buying. Remember:

It’s better to have no deal than a bad deal. (Tweet This Quote!)

Also remember, price is not the only consideration. Depending on the popularity of the property and the strength of the deal, there are many other issues to include in your offer, including:

Closing date
Inspection contingency
Financing contingency
Seller financial concessions
and more
These items are all important to discuss and decide if you will include in your offer. Be sure to talk with your real estate agent about all the necessary parts of the offer. Once you have a signed agreement with the seller and have agreed upon all terms, you now have what is known as “Mutual Acceptance.”

Step Six: Due Diligence

You’ve finally agreed on a price and you have a closing date set. Now, it’s time to begin your “due diligence.” During this period (according to the dates specified in your offer) you will hire an inspector to perform an condition inspection on the property, looking for any defects that may cost you money in the future. If something is found, you can always go back and re-negotiate with the bank (as long as it is within your “inspection contingency” timeline, as specified in your offer.)

If you are buying in a “hot market” it may not be wise to nickel-and-dime the seller, or they may refuse to perform the steps and walk from the deal, giving it to someone else. On the other hand, it’s important that you don’t get stuck with a property that has major problems – so be sure to weigh the decisions carefully and keep your goals in mind at all times.

During this time between “mutual acceptance” and closing – you will also finalize the financial arrangements with your bank or other lender. This is also the time when the Title Company or Attorney, depending on your local customs, will take over facilitating the transaction. When the day of closing comes, you will sign documents and will be given keys to your new rental property.

Step Seven: Start Landlording

Finally, the deal has closed and you are now a landlord! If the property is vacant, you will need to learn how to rent your house (be sure check out How to Rent Your House: The Definitive Step by Step Guide” here on BiggerPockets. You will also need to brush up on your landlording skills, so be sure to check out “How to Be a Landlord: Top Ten Tips for Success” and ask questions, for free, anytime on the BiggerPockets forums. Also – don’t forget to check out the BiggerPockets Ultimate Guide to Tenant Screening to ensure you only rent to the best tenants!

Do you have any tips for buying a rental property? Or do you have any questions? Leave your comments below to discuss!

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