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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

 

Spinnaker Bay & Cove – Long Beach Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Waterfront Real Estate [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLh10-sAPhw?rel=0&w=960&h=720]

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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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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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

If you are looking to buy or rent in Long Beach call us first. For all of your Real Estate needs and more… Call RicardoTheRealtor.com

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

Houses in Alamitos Heights,Belmont Shore,Naples Island,The Peninsula,Bluff Park,Spinnaker Bay

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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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HAPPY HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FROM LIFESTYLES OF LONG BEACH!

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Halloween is more fun together.  Always make sure that children are accompanied by an attentive adult. These adults should make sure that the children stay together, don’t cut across lawns and walk safety across the street.  Pre-plan trick-or-treating routes so that they can be accomplished during daylight and include homes of folks you trust.  Keep away from yards with unrestrained animals or poorly constructed sidewalks. Always bring a flashlight and a phone that all of the children’s parents can reach. 

 

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Whether the little tykes want a tiera or a bat cape, often a child’s costume is dark and difficult for motorist to see. This is no problem! All kids love shiny, bright,  and glow-in-the-dark things! Buy some glowing necklaces and bracelets or even add a little reflective tape to a costume and increase a child,s safety and fun! This doesn’t go just for the kiddies! Your property should be well-lit as well. Adorn low fences, steps, or uneven pavement with lighting to ensure that trick-or-treaters don’t trip and fall. Besides who wants a dark and boring house on Halloween!

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Transforming in to a creepy ghoul can sometimes require some form of a mask. Often these plastic or rubber adornments are large and awkward for the child. The chances that a child’s mask slips around making it difficult for the child to see or even breath could be very dangerous. There is a lot of nontoxic makeups out there that can be used as an alternative to these uncomfortable masks. And the best part is that you and your child can collaborate on the face decorations! Also, make sure that a childs costume isn’t too long for them or too baggy. Costumes can be a tripping hazard for little feet!

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Make sure that your child does not eat any candy before it has been properly inspected by an adult. Remove all open, homemade, or poorly wrapped candies. This can be a rewarding experience for your child. Pre-purchase a small bag of candy that you know is a favorite for your child. You can exchange any questionable items with these. Your child won’t feel like they missed out in fact, they will be excited to exchange a of couple so-so candies for something great!

 

Halloween can be a creative and exciting time for you and your family. Long Beach is a terrific place to plan your trick-or-treating festivities! There is so much opportunity for a child to express themselves and socialize in a positive setting.  It is important to pre-plan your Halloween so that it can be as safe as it is fun.  Make sure you work with your children on their costumes. Try to avoid garments that are uncomfortable or hazardous. Add reflective or glow-in-the dark items to a costume and make sure to keep all your trick-or-treaters together. Most importantly examine all candy before you consume them.  Check out one of the many great neighborhoods of Long Beach for an excellent trick-or-treating experience. It’s that easy to play and be safe on your Halloween Holiday!

 
Interested in moving to Long Beach? Have a home in the Long Beach area that you want to sell to a nice family? When you list with our team it is our goal to have your property sold. So get ready for a professional sales push that will produce the best results. If you have any reservations then talk to us and lets make sure that you are making the right decision together.  Ricardo the Realtor and his team are available to assist you in all of your home buying/selling needs.

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