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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:

www.RicardoTheRealtor.com

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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This is great news for Long Beach Home owners and their children. The Long Beach teachers and schools deserve this recognition for all of their hard work. If you would like to know more about the Long Beach communities and what schools pertain to them let us know and we can provide you with that information.

Lifestyles of Long Beach is happy to work with you on selling and/or buying your next home. Contact us so that we can make the difficulties of your next transaction easy.

Some of the Long Beach Homes/Communities include: Alamitos Beach, Alamitos Heights, Belmont Heights, Belmont Park, Belmont Shore, Bixby Knolls, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, California Heights, Carroll Park, Downtown Long Beach, Del Lago, Naples Island, The Peninsula, Spinnaker Bay, Los Cerritos, Virginia Country Club, Bixby Hill, University Park Estate, Park Estates, College Park, Wrigley. Other areas: Lakewood, Signal Hill, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach.

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Long Beach Unified School District is Honored as One of the World’s Top Five School Systems, Long Beach CA

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Long Beach Unified School District is Honored as One of the World’s Top Five School Systems

By Brian Addison of the Long Beach Post

National nonprofit Batelle for Kids released their Global Education Study that listed the world’s five best school systems—and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) was one of them.

The enormous achievement not only places LBUSD side-by-side with the educational systems of Finland—which holds one of the world’s most impressive literacy rates at 90 percent—and Hong Kong—where the graduation rate hovers at 85 percent—but is impressive because the school district didn’t seek out the honor. Rather, Batelle sought them.

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“We didn’t apply for this or solicit it,” said Chris Eftychiou of the LBUSD. “We didn’t even know about this group until they approached us.”

The study, which also included Singapore and Ontario, Canada to round out the top five, began in 2011 when Batelle began researching drivers of student success.

Using the metaphor that the secret to the farmer who always wins the best crops at the County Fair shares his seeds with his neighbors, the nonprofit sought to analyze not systems which achieved a singularly great year, but system’s whose students were improving while maintaining a great level of achievement over multiple years.

LBUSD was recognized for its Pathways programs—the initiative to incentivize and encourage K12 students to reach for higher education via the triad partnership of LBUSD, Long Beach City College, and Cal State Long Beach—as well as its proximity to economic engines like the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Even further, teacher selection was key in honoring LBUSD and emphasized Batelle’s metaphor of sharing greatness. According to the study, “Long Beach teachers are comfortable sharing their best practices with their colleagues and asking for help,” along with using adjunct professors from our two higher education institutions to help find teachers and hone curriculum. The report also noted that a large percentage of LBUSD teachers live within the District, strengthening community bonds and continued personal investment.

This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson congratulated LBUSD, releasing the following statement:

“Hats off to Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser and the teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students of Long Beach Unified School District for this well-earned recognition as one of the highest-performing school systems in the world. Their work to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century by providing them with the real-world skills they need for college and the workplace has made Long Beach a shining example of the success that comes from teamwork, focus, and commitment.”

The findings were presented at a Global Education Summit hosted by the Ohio-based education nonprofit Batelle for Kids in November of 2012. Much of the data that led to LBUSD’s inclusion on this prestigious summit was culled from a 2010 study from McKinsey & Company that listed the District as one of the world’s top 20 school systems, a title that had LBUSD as one of only two actual districts in the U.S. that had accomplished sustained and significant improvements.

To learn more about Batelle for Kids and to watch a video describing the world’s top school districts,click here. The entire Batelle for Kids report is below. 

By Brian Addison of the Long Beach Post

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
1 ADDAMS, JANE (J3)
5320 Pine Ave., 90805…………………..428-0202
2 ALVARADO (E4)
1900 E. 21st.,
Signal Hill, 90755………………………….985-0019
3 AVALON (A1)
P.O. Box 557, Avalon,
Catalina Island, 90704………….(310) 510-0790
4 BARTON, CLARA (I3)
1100 E. Del Amo Blvd., 90807………..428-0555
5 BETHUNE, MARY McLEOD (E1)
2101 San Gabriel Ave., 90810………..435-2050
6 BIRNEY, ALICE M. (F2)
710 W. Spring St., 90806……………….427-8512
7 BIXBY, FLORENCE (E7)
5251 E. Stearns St., 90815…………….498-3794
8 BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN (D6)
4101 E. Fountain St., 90804…………..498-3802
9 BURBANK, LUTHER (C5)
501 Junipero Ave., 90814………………439-0997
10 BURNETT, PETER H. (E3)
565 E. Hill St., 90806…………………….595-9466
11 CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON (G7)
5335 E. Pavo St., 90808………………..420-2697
12 CHAVEZ, CESAR (C2)
730 W. 3rd St., 90802……………………590-0904
13 CLEVELAND, GROVER (I9)
4760 Hackett, Lkwd. 90713…………….420-7552
14 DOOLEY (I3)
5075 Long Beach Blvd., 90805……….428-7274
15 EDISON, THOMAS A. (D2)
625 Maine Ave., 90802………………….590-8481
16 FREMONT, JOHN C. (C6)
4000 E. 4th St., 90814…………………..439-6873
17 GANT, MINNIE (E8)
1854 Britton Dr., 90815………………….430-3384
18 GARFIELD, JAMES A. (E1)
2240 Baltic Ave., 90810…………………424-8167
19 GRANT, ULYSSES S. (K4)
1225 E. 64th St., 90805…………………428-4616
20 HARTE, BRET (J4)
1671 E. Phillips St., 90805……………..428-0333
21 HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL (I6)
5020 Barlin, Lkwd. 90712……………….633-4427
22 INTERNATIONAL (D3)
700 Locust Ave., 90813………………….436-4420
23 KETTERING, CHARLES FRANCES (C9)
550 Silvera Ave., 90803…………………598-9486
24 KING, THOMAS STARR (K2)
145 E. Artesia Blvd., 90805…………….428-1232
25 LAFAYETTE (F2)
2445 Chestnut Ave., 90806…………….426-7075
26 LEE, ROBERT E. (D5)
1620 Temple Ave., 90804……………….494-5101
27 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM (D4)
1175 E. 11th St., 90813………………….599-5005
28 LONGFELLOW, HENRY W. (H3)
3800 Olive Ave., 90807………………….595-0308
29 LOS CERRITOS (H2)
515 W. San Antonio Dr., 90807……….595-6337
30 LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL (C7)
5201 E. Broadway, 90803………………433-6757
31 MacARTHUR, DOUGLAS (I8)
6011 Centralia, Lkwd. 90713…………..420-3588
32 MADISON, JAMES (I5)
2801 Bomberry, Lkwd. 90712…………420-7731
33 MANN, HORACE (C5)
257 Coronado Ave., 90803…………….439-6897
34 McKINLEY, WILLIAM (L5)
6822 Paramount Blvd., 90805…………630-6200
35 NAPLES (B7)
5537 The Toledo, 90803…………………433-0489
36 PRISK, WILLIAM F. (F8)
2375 Fanwood Ave., 90815……………598-9601
37 RILEY, JAMES WHITCOMB (I5)
3319 E. Sandwood St.,
Lakewood, 90712………………………….420-9595
38 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (E4)
1400 E. 20th St., 90806…………………591-7477
39 SIGNAL HILL (E4)
2285 Walnut Ave.,
Signal Hill, 90755………………………….426-8170
40 STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS (C3)
515 Lime Ave., 90802……………………437-0407
41 TWAIN, MARK (I7)
5021 E. Centralia St., 90808…………..421-8421
42 TWO HARBORS (A2)
Catalina Island, 90704………….(310) 510-0440
43 WEBSTER, DANIEL (G1)
1755 W. 32nd Way, 90810……………..595-6568
44 WHITTIER, JOHN G. (E4)
1761 Walnut Ave., 90813……………….599-6263
45 WILLARD, FRANCES E. (D5)
1055 Freeman Ave., 90804…………….438-9934
K-8 SCHOOLS
50 BURCHAM, DAVID (G8)
5610 Monlaco Rd., 90808………………420-2685
51 CUBBERLEY, ELLWOOD P. (G9)
3200 Monogram Ave., 90808………….420-8810
52 GOMPERS, SAMUEL (J8)
5206 Briercrest, Lkwd. 90713…………925-2285
53 HENRY, PATRICK (H8)
3720 Canehill Ave., 90808……………..421-3754
54 HUDSON, ELIZABETH (E1)
2335 Webster Ave., 90810……………..426-0470
55 MONROE, JAMES (H9)
4400 Ladoga, Lkwd. 90713…………….429-8911
56 MUIR, JOHN (F1)
3038 Delta Ave., 90810………………….426-5571
57 NEWCOMB, DOUGLAS A. (G9)
7020 E. Brittain St., 90808……………..421-8851
58 POWELL, COLIN L. (K2)
150 Victoria St., 90805………….(310) 631-8794
59 ROBINSON, JACKIE (F3)
2750 Pine Ave., 90806…………………..492-6003
60 TINCHER, EUGENE (E9)
1701 Petaluma Ave., 90815……………493-2636
MIDDLE SCHOOLS
61 AVALON (A2)
P.O. Box 557, Avalon,
Catalina Island, 90704………….(310) 510-0790
62 BANCROFT, HUBERT H. (I7)
5301 E. Centralia St., 90808…………..425-7461
63 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (C4)
540 Cerritos Ave., 90802………………..435-4952
64 HAMILTON, ALEXANDER (L4)
1060 E. 70th St., 90805…………………602-0302
65 HILL, WALTER B. (D9)
1100 Iroquois Ave., 90815………………598-7611
66 HOOVER, HERBERT (I5)
3501 E. Country Club Dr.,
Lkwd. 90712…………………………………421-1213
67 HUGHES, CHARLES EVANS (H4)
3846 California Ave., 90807……………595-0831
68 JEFFERSON, THOMAS (D6)
750 Euclid Ave., 90804………………….438-9904
69 LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (J4)
1022 E. Market St., 90805……………..422-2845
70 LINDSEY PERRY (I2)
5075 Daisy Ave., 90805…………………423-6451
71 MARSHALL, JOHN (G8)
5870 E. Wardlow Rd., 90808………….429-7013
72 NELSON, JESSIE E. (E4)
1951 Cherry Ave.,
Signal Hill, 90755………………………….591-6041
73 ROGERS, WILL (C7)
365 Monrovia Ave., 90803……………..434-7411
74 STANFORD, LELAND (F8)
5871 E. Los Arcos St., 90815………….594-9793
75 STEPHENS, WILLIAM LOGAN (F1)
1830 W. Columbia St., 90810…………595-0841
76 WASHINGTON, GEORGE (D2)
1450 Cedar Ave., 90813………………..591-2434
HIGH SCHOOLS
80 AVALON (A2)
P.O. Box 557, Avalon,
Catalina Island, 90704………….(310) 510-0790
81 BEACH (F6)
3701 E. Willow St., 90815………………595-8893
82 CABRILLO, JUAN RODRIGUEZ (E1)
2001 Santa Fe Ave., 90810…………….951-7700
83 CALIFORNIA ACADEMY FOR
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE (K1)
(CAMS) CSUDH…………………..(310) 243-2025
1000 E. Victoria St., Carson 90747
84 JORDAN, DAVID STARR (K3)
6500 Atlantic Ave., 90805……………….423-1471
85 JORDAN PLUS (K2)
171 W. Bort St., 90805…………………..984-3710
86 LAKEWOOD (H8)
4400 Briercrest, Lkwd. 90713…………425-1281
87 McBRIDE, ERNEST S. (H9)
7025 E. Parkcrest St., 90808
88 MILLIKAN, ROBERT A. (F8)
2800 Snowden Ave., 90815……………425-7441
89 POLYTECHNIC (D3)
1600 Atlantic Ave., 90813……………….591-0581
90 PAAL ACADEMY (D3)
1545 Long Beach Blvd., 90813…………591-1381
91 REID, WILL J. (F6)
2153 Hill St., 90810……………………….989-2098
92 RENAISSANCE (D3)
235 E. 8th St., 90813…………………….901-0168
93 WILSON, WOODROW (D6)
4400 E. 10th St., 90804…………………433-0481
CHARTER SCHOOLS
100 EMERSON PARKSIDE ACADEMY (F9)
2625 Josie Ave., 90815…………………420-2631
101 NEW CITY (D3)
1230 Pine Ave., 90813………………….436-0689
CENTRAL SERVICES
110 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (H1)
• ELEMENTARY/K8 OFFICE
• SECONDARY SCHOOLS OFFICE (6th-12th)
1515 Hughes Way, 90810……………..997-8000
111 BUFFUM TOTAL LEARNING CENTER (E6)
2350 Ximeno Ave., 90815……………..498-2431
112 CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (E1)
4310 Long Beach Blvd., 90807………422-6868
113 HEAD START (G4)
1260 E. 33rd St. Signal Hill, 90755….426-8144
114 Maintenance (F1)
2425 Webster Ave., 90810…………….997-7510
115 MULTIMEDIA SERVICES (OMS) (D3)
880 Locust Ave., 90813……….997-8000 x7198
116 NUTRITION SERVICES (F5)
3333 Airport Way, 90806……………….427-7923
117 PERSONNEL COMMISSION (D3)
999 Atlantic Ave., 90813………………..435-5708
118 PURCHASING AND CONTRACTS (J4)
2201 Market St., 90805…………………663-3002
119 SCHOOL SAFETY (E7)
5250 Los Coyotes Diag., 90815……..997-8446
120 TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER (G4)
1299 East 32nd St. Signal Hill 90755
121 TRANSPORTATION (F3)
2700 Pine Ave., 90806………………….426-6176
122 TUCKER/SPECIAL EDUCATION (E6)
2221 Argonne Ave.,………………………986-6870
LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Your Long Beach Luxury Real Estate Team

This is great news for Long Beach Home owners and their children. The Long Beach teachers and schools deserve this recognition for all of their hard work. If you would like to know more about the Long Beach communities and what schools pertain to them let us know and we can provide you with that information.

Lifestyles of Long Beach is happy to work with you on selling and/or buying your next home. Contact us so that we can make the difficulties of your next transaction easy.

Some of the Long Beach Homes/Communities include: Alamitos Beach, Alamitos Heights, Belmont Heights, Belmont Park, Belmont Shore, Bixby Knolls, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, California Heights, Carroll Park, Downtown Long Beach, Del Lago, Naples Island, The Peninsula, Spinnaker Bay, Los Cerritos, Virginia Country Club, Bixby Hill, University Park Estate, Park Estates, College Park, Wrigley. Other areas: Lakewood, Signal Hill, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach.

For all of your Real Estate needs and more… Call Ricardo The Realtor

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Buying vs. Renting a home in Long Beach, CA

Buying vs. Renting a Home in Long Beach

To RENT or OWN? 56 Reasons listed below.

Rent or Buy homes in Long Beach, Ca

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Rent Advantages


May be cheaper than a mortgage payment
Fewer (if any) maintenance costs
No down payment required (less deposit)
No real estate taxes (renters insurance optional)
Less stress (who cares, it’s not yours!)
Freedom to move or downsize when necessary
No risk of home price depreciation

Some utility bills may be included
“Free” amenities such as pool, gym, security
Money can be used for other, more profitable investments
Can’t be foreclosed on
Rent Disadvantages
Rental payment may exceed monthly cost of mortgage
No ownership or wealth creation
Payments never stop when renting
Rent will rise over time
Must deal with a landlord or management company
No tax benefits
Rules, regulations, and limitations
More temporary, less stability
Always at the mercy of the property owner
Pets may not be allowed

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Ownership Advantages
You can build home equity and wealth
Status- Status-Status
Sizable tax deductions possible
Your space, your rules (pets welcome)
Ability to remodel, expand, tear down
Pride of ownership (social status, accomplishment)
Potentially better for children, family structure
Mortgage can improve your credit history/score
Ability to borrow against your home (HELOC or cash-out)
No more monthly payments once mortgage paid off
Fixed payments (if you choose a fixed mortgage)
Mortgages are the cheapest loans available
No landlord
Can exclude capital gains when you sell (partially)
Inflation hedge
Can rent out to others
Can sell and use proceeds for bigger/better home
Retirement nest egg
It’s the American Dream!

Ownership Disadvantages


Home prices may lose value
Could overpay for your property
Obtaining a mortgage (and finding a home) is a hassle
Not everyone qualifies for a mortgage
You must pay taxes and homeowners insurance
Total housing payment can be more expensive
Mortgage payment can rise (if an ARM)
Sizable down payment necessary
Maintenance costs can be excessive
Pricey HOA dues (if applicable)
You’re “stuck” in a home (long-term commitment)
Increased liability and responsibility
Transactional costs of buying and selling
Ownership is stressful!
Taxes and insurance generally rise
Your home can be damaged or destroyed (and not fully insured)
Can be foreclosed on and lose your home

Hope this helps you in your search to Buy or Rent a home in our beautiful city of Long Beach, CA. Our Real Estate team is here to help you.

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Luxury Homes & Million Dollar Estates – Your Long Beach Top Real Estate Team

Luxury Homes & Million Dollar Estates – Your Top Long Beach Real Estate Team

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Your Long Beach  Top Real Estate Team with RicardoTheRealtor.com

Ricardo Perdomo, aka “Ricardo the Realtor,” is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty has a progressive approach to local real estate in Long Beach. Utilizing cutting-edge online marketing, which includes a thriving You Tube channel, Ricardo Perdomo not only buys and sells some of the most stunning homes in Long Beach, he showcases the kind of captivating lifestyle that comes with living in a exciting metropolitan city, with a mosaic of cultural influences, married with the charm of a beach town.

As a Long Beach resident for the last 14 years, “Ricardo the Realtor” is so enamored with the town he lives in that he has a whole website dedicated to giving insider tips on enjoying all the city has to offer. LifestylesOfLongBeach.com provides information on places to visit, eat, have fun, tour and live. If that doesn’t give someone enough insight on the city, the consummate agent offers a private tour with detailed community information.

The local real estate expert is genuinely proud of his city. He understands its pulse and all of its intriguing enclaves. When asked about why he loves Long Beach so much, the ardent realtor said, “I get really excited about Long Beach. It has everything. I don’t feel like I have to go to another city. We have a beautiful beach, a burgeoning downtown full of art and culture, communities with a small-town feel, golf courses, great public transit, and lots of user-friendly bike paths. To farmer’s markets and flea markets to concerts, art walks and boating competitions, there are so many events throughout the year. We have an airport and a seaport. It’s a self-sustaining city. It’s laid back, yet sophisticated and classy. It has finesse.”

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Your Long Beach Top Real Estate Team
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With the Craftsman, Spanish Colonial and Victorian homes, Italian Villas, English Tudors, beachfront properties and posh high-rise condos Long Beach has to offer, Perdomo contends that Long Beach has a home and a neighborhood to fit everyone’s taste. Many real estate agents try to take on the whole city of Long Beach themselves, but with Long Beach’s enormity and diversity in mind, Ricardo has started compiling a Lifestyles of Long Beach team with two additional agents, Josie Neglia, aka “Josie the Realtor,” and Marisol Navar aka “Marisol the Realtor,” to help him zone in on each distinct community. This way the team can be well informed on the nuances of each neighborhood, beyond just home values. “Being involved in many facets of lifestyle in Long Beach makes it possible for us to help our clients and their families make their house a home,” said Perdomo.

“Our TEAM always outperforms an Individual.”

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Perdomo’s personality and interests are a reflection of the city itself. He’s a complex, forward-thinking man with varied interests. He’s down-to-earth, but enjoys the finer things in life. As an artist, Perdomo participates in yearly art events, such as the Belmont Shore Chalk Art Fest where he won second place in 2010 for the overall competition. He is also the co-organizer of the Long Beach Figure Drawing Group. He has also volunteered at the Museum of Latin American Art for over ten years. “I believe that art is a crucial part of our society because it can evoke such positivity and meaning in our lives,” said Perdomo.

Perdomo loves children. He is going on his fifth year as Religious Education Instructor for first grade children at St. Bartholomew Church in Belmont Shore. He is very active in his faith and finds great happiness in helping others. He is on the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Child Development, Inc., Long Beach, a non-profit organization that provides quality child care, education and support services for hundreds of low income families and their children in Long Beach and surrounding cities.

He is well-known in Long Beach and actively involved as a volunteer in several improvement associations for the island of Naples where he resides which are: Naples Improvement Association, Naples Island Business Association & Naples Seawall Committee.  If you want to know where to dine, play or relax in Long Beach, then Perdomo is the man to ask.  In order to promote local businesses in Long Beach, Perdomo passes out exclusive coupons to his clients that provide a glimpse of Long Beach lifestyle at its best.  His latest offer was for 15% off at Michael’s of Naples Ristorante, the best fine-dining restaurant in Long Beach, and one of the top restaurants in all of Los Angeles. Ricardo the Realtor really believes that we gain more by helping others and that includes local business. People helping people is what you will hear Ricardo say frequently.

To learn more about living in Long Beach and Ricardo Perdomo aka “Ricardo the Realtor” go to www.RicardoTheRealtor.com.

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LONG BEACH CHRISTMAS – HOLIDAY PARADES & FESTIVITIES: Belmont shore, Naples Island, Downtown Long Beach

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY PARADES & FESTIVITIES IN LONG BEACH

Get ready to start off this holiday with parties and parades! This year is full of so many cheery opportunities to share with friends and families of Long Beach. Lifestyles of Long Beach gathered around the yule log and compiled a list of local Long Beach “have to do’s” for this holiday season! Top on our list is the Belmont Shore 31st Annual Christmas Parade.  This is a great year to live in Long Beach!

30TH ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Saturday, December 7, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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GENERAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE INFO: This year’s parade is Presented by “Chill” at The Queen Mary” and Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach. The theme is “Christmas by the Sea”. This year’s parade is on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, so the theme will support our troops, honor our veterans and remember Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1942). The Grand Marshal is Long Beach 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong.

The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will march down East Second Street to the beat of over a dozen local marching bands. Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities and dignitaries. And of course, no Christmas Parade would be complete without an appearance by good ole’ St. Nick!

The parade route is along East Second Street and begins heading east from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. The route is 1.2 miles long. Entries return to Livingston Avenue heading west along the north side of East Second Street. Start time will be at 6:00pm. East 2nd St. will close to traffic at 5:00pm, at which time spectators may set up chairs and blankets for a front row seat to the parade.

RULES TO REMEMBER DURING ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013, and the Long Beach Police Department is encouraging all attendees to comply with all laws for the safety of everyone:

- Allow yourself plenty of time to find LEGAL parking, and consider using public transportation, which is affordable and allows you to avoid traffic congestion. All parking laws will be strictly enforced and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.

- Sidewalk areas and center medians CANNOT be reserved with personal property until 5:00 p.m. During previous parades, the placement of personal items along the parade route has created pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic issues, in addition to causing problems for businesses. In an effort to prevent any accidents or injuries, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, personal property found along the parade route prior to street closures may be confiscated at the direction of the L.B.P.D., and taken to the Bayshore Library for pick-up after the event.

- The public is also reminded that the law strictly prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property (sidewalks, medians, roads, etc.), and anyone found in violation will be subject to citation or arrest

- Municipal and Penal Code sections in regards to under-age drinking and/or possession of alcohol will also be enforced

- Street vendors selling items without a business license are also subject to citation or arrest and may have their property confiscated

- NO dispensing of Silly String … violators may be cited for littering

- Signs notifying the community of potential enforcement action will be posted along the route and inside most businesses

- Parade goers are reminded to report any suspicious activity immediately to the nearest officer or by calling 9-1-1. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING … SAY SOMETHING!

Affected streets closures and times are as follows:

- Livingston Avenue will be closed from Ocean Boulevard to Second Street at 2:00 p.m. for staging parade participants

- At 4:00 p.m., all north/south streets from Quincy to Claremont Avenues will be closed up to the immediate alleyways that run parallel to 2nd Street on both the south and north sides

- Second Street will be closed from Livingston Drive to Bayshore Avenue at 5:00 p.m.

- We anticipate all roads being reopened to traffic by 11:00 p.m.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank the community in advance for their understanding and cooperation, and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Naples Island 67th Annual Boat Parade

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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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

QUEEN MARY’S CHILL

NOW THRU JANUARY 6, 2013

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Queen Mary presents CHILL – an enchanting winter event for the whole family! The main attraction takes place in the Queen Mary dome that has been transformed into a giant igloo. This is the location of  The Ice Kingdom which showcases an exciting exhibit of larger-than-life ice creations. Walk through the 3,000 square feet of sculptures which range in size from 8 feet to 24 feet tall. The entire exhibit is made up of about 4,500 blocks of ice, weighing 2 million pounds. The tent has to be kept at 9 degrees, so each visitor will be given a special parka to walk around the tent in. In addition CHILL also features outdoor Ice Tubing, an Ice Skating rink, and a Holiday Village, complete with Christmas trees, “Candy Lane,” gingerbread decorating, carolers, and of course, Santa Claus! There is a 6,500-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and a 100-foot-long elevated slide for tubing.  The holiday village will be fitted with  themed retail, food and beverages will also be on site.  Santa will be in the village to take pictures with children, along with  a gingerbread craft area and live entertainment.  There is a comprehensive display of lights and holiday decorations, including a special Candy Lane with giant-sized pieces of holiday candy like gum drops, candy canes and ribbon candy. Chill will take place from Nov. 17 to Jan. 6. at the Queen Mary Dome, Village & Market Place & Seawalk in Long Beach. It will be free to enter the holiday village, but there will be individual ticket prices to go into the Ice Kingdom, go ice-skating and go tubing.

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade

Saturday, December 14, 2013

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The 60th Annual Daisy Lane Parade is a unique community event sponsored by the City of Long Beach.  The event will include holiday displays, entertainment and a parade. Many area residents decorate their homes and their will be a beautiful Christmas Village and nativity scene. Bring your blankets, chairs and don’t forget to bundle up. You won’t want to miss one second of the magic! The fun starts Saturday, December 14th at 5:00pm on Daisy Avenue. The parade runs along Daisy Avenue between Burnett Street and Pacific Coast Highway.

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