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Rental Rates are going up, Up, UP in Long Beach… You might as well BUY!

Rental Rates are going up, Up, UP in Long Beach … You might as well BUY!

 

Long Beach Real Estate

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Rents are going up Up UP!

Per City News Service / Patch.com :

Apartment-dwellers in Los Angeles and Orange County can look forward to triple-digit increases in their rent over the next two years, thanks to growing demand and low vacancy rates, according to a USC report released today.

According to the study prepared by Beacon Economics for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, average rents are expected to jump over 2015 levels by $109 in Los Angeles County and $149 in Orange County by 2018. In the Inland Empire, average rents are expected to jump by just $84, but in San Diego County, renters can expect a $155 hike.

The rent hikes and continued high demand are in spite of more than 38,000 new apartments being planned across the four areas, according to the 2016 USC Casden Multifamily Forecast.

How much longer can you afford to pay RENT?

Here are 5 SOLID Reasons to  STOP Renting and BUY your own house.

1) BUILD EQUITY!
Consider the amount of equity that you could have already built. How much equity can you build in the next 2, 5 or 10 years? Equity builds as you pay down your mortgage and your property appreciates.

2) STOP THROWING AWAY MONEY!
The money you have been paying each month as rent is building your landlords equity. When you move, you do not see a dime of this money. Rather than pay your landlord’s mortgage each month, put the cash to work for you in your own home.

3) STABLE PAYMENTS.
Landlords determine how much you pay each month, and they can increase the rent at their leisure. But if you get a fixed mortgage loan, your home loan payments remain the same for as long as you own that home. You no longer have to worry about rent increases, or move because you cannot afford a higher rent payment.

4) MORTGAGE RATES ARE HISTORICALLY LOW!
Super low mortgage rates will not last forever. If you have ever considered buying your own home, purchasing now can result in a cheaper loan rate and lower monthly payment. As a result you will get more house for your money.

5) YOU CAN QUALIFY!
If you have a high credit score, sufficient income & you meet a lenders other requirements, there is no reason to throw away money each month. Buying your home is not a complicated process when you are walked through the process by our team.

We can get you on the road to home ownership. We have plenty of clients that have realized their first home purchase. They would be more than happy to speak to you about their experience and let you know how happy they are that they made the decision to cut the ties of renting and bought their own home.

Spinnaker Bay - Spinnaker Cove Homes For Sale

Long Beach Homes and Luxury Estates Team – Million Dollar homes For Sale

 

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Spinnaker Bay & Cove – Long Beach Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Waterfront Real Estate

 

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Spinnaker Bay & Spinnaker Cove – Long Beach Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Waterfront Real Estate

Spinnaker Bay & Spinnaker Cove neighborhood is located in the south east portion of Long Beach, California. Our Team of Real Estate agents have SOLD several homes here. Over the recent years the property values have been rising steadily. We believe it is because of the pride of home owners to better this beautiful community and the fact that Long Beach has been investing funds in its neighborhoods.

The Spinnaker lifestyle is definitely for the homeowner that enjoys living in newer construction private waterfront homes. Many of these homes have their very own private boat dock. This planned urban development with single family homes in Spinnaker Bay & townhomes in Spinnaker Cove. Spinnaker Cove also offers its residents a private clubhouse, gym, tennis courts and pool.

There are several aspects of this great community to enjoy. Here are some that need mentioning…

1) Adjacent to Marine Stadium where you can go boating, water skiing, enjoy its beach.
2) Marine Vista Park – tennis courts, childrens playground, baseball field, soccer, cricket, kickball or just run around and have fun.
3)Jack Dunster Marine Biological Reserve– pathways meander through this reserve that is landscaped with native California plants. It is such a great place to come and enjoy.

Getting to know many of Spinnaker residents has been our teams pleasure. It is a definite waterfront playground with many of the homes well over $1,000,000 price tag. So if you need a home with a yacht parking spot this is the community for you. Call Ricardo the Realtor with any questions.
Ricardo the Realtor – Long Beach Real Estate Agent Team loves the community of Spinnaker, its bike paths, nearby parks, , architecture, and eco friendly neighbors.

Thank you for taking the time to view our video. Ricardo the Realtor – Long Beach Real Estate Team is here to assist home buyers & home sellers reach their goals. We have the marketing know how of utilizing todays’ technology to best serve you.

Long Beach Real Estate Agent Top Team, Ricardo The Realtor. By having multiple professionals in our group we are able to always be there for you when you need us. Our TEAM of Realtor’s outperform the individual agent.

Selling your home?

We utilize proven marketing techniques to obtain you the highest & best offer for your home. Gone are the days of placing a sign in your lawn, ad in the local newspaper & inputting the info into the MLS. We use todays technology- via customized online marketing, our very own mobile app to get your home the exposure it requires to get you the best price. We market your home not only locally but world wide on our site that is translated over 19 languages. We can show you how our tech savvy approach will make a world of difference when we sell your home. Marketing at a much higher level is what we specialize in.

Buying your home?

Driving around looking at For Sale signs is NOT the way to buy a home & allow us to tell you why. The “Listing Agent” already has a fiduciary duty to his client – The Seller. That agent has to get the highest price for their clients home. As your Buyer Realtor Team we look out for you, the Buyer. We are in your corner making sure your interests are 1st. Our Real Estate Agents follow a proven strategy that works.

Spinnaker Bay - Spinnaker Cove Homes For Sale

Long Beach Homes and Luxury Estates Team – Million Dollar homes For Sale

Your Top Long Beach Real Estate Agent Team is committed to providing you with the dedication to detail & client service you deserve.

For all of your Real Estate needs & more. Call Ricardo The Realtor.

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Belmont Shore Homes For Sale 2 Bedroom 1 Bath – Long Beach Real Estate – Ricardo the Realtor

Belmont Shore Homes For Sale 2 Bedroom 1 Bath – Long Beach Real Estate – CA

 

 

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The Ricardo the Realtor Team has done it again! Another satisfied client of ours is enjoying their new home that we assisted them buy in Belmont Shore, Long Beach.

The Belmont Shore area is a coveted community in Long Beach where the residents are walking/biking distance to 2nd Street shops, restaurants and of course the beach!!! Belmont Shore is a great place to live and offers families a great neighborhood, school district, beaches and parks. Our Top Team of Long Beach Realtors can help your family buy or sell Real Estate.

Belmont Shore homes vary from 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalows up to million dollar estates. If you are looking to buy or sell your next home, please call us to assist you. “For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo the Realtor.”
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Belmont Shore Homes For Sale - Long Beach

Belmont Shore Homes For Sale – Long Beach

 

 This one is for the person who wants to be in the middle of all the action that makes the Shore so popular with residents and visitors. Wonderful curb appeal and a gated courtyard lead you to the charming entry that includes a Dutch door and etched glass side lights. Walk into the warm living room that features multiple windows for natural sunlight and opens up the newly remodeled kitchen that features custom cabinetry with a ‘farmhouse’ finish, unique Brazilian granite counters, natural stone backsplash and Frigidaire Professional series stainless steel appliances. New bathroom features chiseled-edge travertine shower, floors and wainscoat, quality fixtures and a Tuscany-inspired vanity. Hardwood floors run throughout the home and have been refinished and stained in a warm dark color. Spacious rear yards is fully landscaped and offers a large patio area for entertaining. One car garage is a must have but the additional parking space in front of the garage

 

 

Remember, when selling or buying a homeStrategy Matters! Let us guide you to success. We are here to help YOU WIN!

Call us today and find out what your home is actually worth.

Thank you for taking the time to view our video about selling your home. Ricardo the Realtor – Long Beach Real Estate Team is here to assist home buyers & home sellers reach their goals. We have the marketing know how of utilizing todays technology to best serve you.

Long Beach Real Estate Agent Top Team. Our TEAM of Realtor’s outperform the individual agent.

Long Beach Homes and Luxury Estates Team - Million Dollar homes For Sale

Long Beach Homes and Luxury Estates Team – Million Dollar homes For Sale

Selling your home?
We utilize proven marketing techniques to obtain you the highest & best offer for your home. Gone are the days of placing a sign in your lawn, ad in the local newspaper & inputting the info into the MLS. We use todays technology- via customized online marketing, our very own mobile app to get your home the exposure it requires to get you the best price. We market your home not only locally but world wide on our site that is translated over 19 languages. We can show you how our tech savvy approach will make a world of difference when we sell your home. Marketing at a much higher level is what we specialize in.

Buying your home?
Driving around looking at For Sale signs is NOT the way to buy a home & allow us to tell you why. The “Listing Agent” already has a fiduciary duty to his client – The Seller. That agent has to get the highest price for their clients home. As your Buyer Realtor Team we look out for you, the Buyer. We are in your corner making sure your interests are 1st. Our Real Estate Agents follow a proven strategy that works.

For all of your Real Estate needs & more. Call Ricardo The Realtor.

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Searching a Home to Buy? Looking at Homes Online vs In Person Tips

Searching a Home to Buy? Looking at Homes Online vs In Person 

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Buying a Home – Online Searches vs In Person – Homes Buyer Tips

 

Searching a Home to Buy?

Long Beach Real Estate Agent Top Team, Ricardo The Realtor. By having multiple professionals in our group we are able to always be there for you when you need us. Our TEAM of Realtor’s outperform the individual agent.

Buying your home?

We offer all of our clients their own portal to the MLS via our Real Estate Mobile App. Search the MLS with up to date current information.

Driving around looking at For Sale signs is NOT the way to buy a home & allow us to tell you why. The “Listing Agent” already has a fiduciary duty to his client – The Seller. That agent has to get the highest price for their clients home. As your Buyer Realtor Team we look out for you, the Buyer. We are in your corner making sure your interests are 1st. Our Real Estate Agents follow a proven strategy that works.

 

Selling your home?

We utilize proven marketing techniques to obtain you the highest & best offer for your home. Gone are the days of placing a sign in your lawn, ad in the localnewspaper & inputting the info into the MLS. We use todays technology- via customized online marketing, our very own mobile app to get your home the exposure it requires to get you the best price. We market your home not only locally but world wide on our site that is translated over 19 languages. We can show you how our tech savvy approach will make a world of difference when we sell your home. Marketing at a much higher level is what we specialize in.

Your Top Long Beach Real Estate Agent Team is committed to providing you with the dedication to detail & client service you deserve.

                                       For all of your Real Estate needs & more. Call Ricardo The Realtor.

 

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Thinking about Selling your Million Dollar Plus Luxury Home? Top things to do before… Long Beach Real Estate Team

Thinking about Selling your Million Dollar Plus Luxury Home?

Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – Ricardo the Realtor

What steps do you take to get your luxury home sold?

If you’re ready to sell your luxury home, this may be the perfect time.   There are some areas that deserve extra attention when selling a luxury home for top dollar. It surprises us how many clients think that all a Realtor does is put a sign up and enter it into the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). It isn’t quite that simple.

Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Estates For Sale - Ricardo the Realtor Long Beach  Real Estate Agent Top Team

Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Estates For Sale – Ricardo the Realtor Long Beach Real Estate Agent Top Team

 

1- Get all the paperwork.

Do you own a custom home? Do you still have the blue prints? Any new owner will really appreciate it especially if they want to someday remodel. Usually in higher end homes you will find that they have high tech features, fancy appliances, systems… So you will want to provide all of the manuals and warranty paperwork for the new owners once you’ve SOLD. Mortgage Documents – a vast majority of luxury home buyers pay cash for their estates but that is changing. Since we have had record low interest rates many million dollar plus buyers have chosen to finance their purchase. Make sure you know the balance of your mortgage and make sure that you will have enough equity to cover all the expenses. We can provide you with a net sheet so that you have a good idea of what you will walk away with.

Ricardo the Realtor Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team

Tip 1- Make sure you have all the manuals on how to operate your systems.

 

2- Price your home correctly… the 1st time.

The process of pricing a luxury home is much more challenging than a tract home or condo because they are usually custom built. There are not other comparables that have the exact same features. The upgrades and features can vary drastically from one home to the next. The Long Beach market is exactly that. Diverse.

Homes on Naples Island, Belmont Shore, Park Estates, The Peninsula … are so different. Our team of agents will be able to take these differences into consideration when helping you price our home for sale. A homeowner will usually want to overprice their home and there are dangers to this strategy. An overpriced home will generally sit on the market for more than a year is stigmatized. Usually buyers will think that there is something wrong it and that is the reason it has not sold. Pricing your home correctly will put you in a much better situation right out of the gates.

 

3- Professional Photographs is a Must.

Internet is king. 9 out of 10 home buyers start their search online. They look at the photos and video tours of your home. Surprisingly many Realtors use their cell phones or other low end cameras to photograph their listings. When working with luxury homes there are many details that these cameras miss or are not capable of capturing.

Working with a professional photographer is something that our team insists on. Most of the time you will want to set up two shoots, one during the day and the other at night. Lighting in most luxury million dollar homes has been well planned out. Taking pictures of the home at night will capture the glamour and lifestyle that is for sale.

We are finding that many of our affluent home buyers are from out of town or country.  That being said video of your home is very important. Having video of your property can be the touch that will get that affluent buyer to fly in for a private viewing.

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4- Decide What is Needed to View Your Home.

As your chosen Realtor Team, we qualify “Buyers” who ask to view your home. When a caller asks to see your home that is worth millions we will generally ask for proof of funds, pre-approval letter and most serious buyers will comply. Other qualified buyers may be private. So we have to be very careful that we are so protective to drive away qualified buyers. Sometimes they will admit that do not have financing secured.

So rather than just use a blanket statement that no one can see the home without providing financials, it is better to use discretion. Sometimes the use of Google can come in really handy. If someone can be found in a simple search and it is obvious that they own a chateau in France, then we may want to let them in.

 

5- How & When Can a Potential Buyer See Your Home?

In the luxury home market we generally like to ask for a 24 hour notice which is reasonable. With that said you should be prepared to make exceptions. Serious home buyers may only be in town for a few days. They may have flown into town to view a list of homes and yours is on it. Or they may not have initially considered your home but they decided to drive by and loved it.

We will have to decide if we should have an electronic lockbox that other Realtors have access to or we can show it “by appointment only” with us present for showings. We can accommodate various ways of showing your million dollar home.

Some home owners decide on having their home omitted from the MLS making it a “Pocket Listing”. They do not want it advertised online, print or to the general public. We would market your home by word of mouth. We would only recommend this method if you do not want anyone to know that you are selling. Just know that the more eyes that see your home, the better chances of getting it sold quick for a good price. Making your home accessible will help obtaining you the very best offer.

6- Consult with your trusted professional about your sale.

Make an appointment with your financial advisors and create a plan. They will help you prepare for any tax consequences that may be the result of the sale of your home. They may have strategies for investing the funds you receive from the sale. 1031 Exchanges are a popular method for deferring taxes.

 

Top Long Beach Real Estate Team

Long Beach Top Real Estate Team – Ricardo the Realtor 562-533-4003

7- Last but not least… Hire us as your Luxury Real Estate Team

You may be tempted to hire a friend or family member that is new to the business and out of the area. It may not be the best idea when you’re selling one of your most important investments. There have been many situations that we are aware of when a seller hired a friend or relative that clearly was not experienced to sell their home. Not only did they not sell the home but it greatly effected their relationship in a negative way.

Our team of Realtors have a 80+ plan and we can show you what steps we take to market your home to qualified luxury buyers. Our team of professionals consist of showing agents, marketing specialists, open house agents, transaction coordinators & lending professionals. What this means to you is that there will always be someone to help you through the selling process. One agent cannot possibly provide the customer service that a luxury home sellers requires. Involving your wife, son or daughter to help you sell homes does not constitute a “Team” especially when they are not licensed to sell real estate, have photography or marketing training. Our Team of Real Estate professionals are Full Time and that is it. They do not do anything else but sell homes.

Technology. Technology. Technology. Marketing is huge when selling your luxury home. If your agent does not know how to blog, YouTube,FaceBook, or Google+ , provide a personalized mobile app or have implemented analytics… then you have to ask yourself if they are on top of todays technology. We are very surprised on how many of our fellow Realtors market a home by yesterday standards. Sticking a sign in your front yard , inputting your home into the MLS and running an ad in the newspaper is what most “discount” agents do and it is ineffective. This is the norm and unfortunately for many home sellers is all that they get. We specialize in Social Media and online marketing where 9 out of 10 home buyer search begins. We market your luxury home via a network and website that can be translated into 19 different languages. We know where most of all luxury affluent home buyers are coming from not only out of the area, state but worldwide.

If you are thinking about selling your luxury home then you need to contact us. We will make it worth your time. Guaranteed. 

Our Real Estate Agent Team will outperform an individual agent. 

 

For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo the Realtor.

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Naples Island Luxury Real Estate Agent Team

Naples Island Homes For Sale – Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – 562-533-4003