Rental Rates are going up, Up, UP in Long Beach … You might as well BUY!
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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.
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6 Things You Need To Know About the Wrigley Community in Long Beach, California.
Wrigley neighborhood is located in 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.
Getting to know many of Wrigley residents has been our teams pleasure. There are groups now that hold events in this community which include a BBQ, Christmas Parade, block parties, neighborhood watch … Residents like these have improved Wrigley and its lifestyle. So many homeowners have invested more into their homes and have brought many of its historic glamour back into our present day.
It all started… Named for chewing gum magnate William S. Wrigley, Jr., developer of this two-block area, homes were built here in the Spanish Colonial Revival style between 1928 and 1934. The district has remarkable architectural consistency, unity and integrity.
Today Wrigley offers a beautiful, up & coming neighborhood that has a bright future. Ricardo the Realtor – Long Beach Real Estate Agent Team loves the community of Wrigley, its bike paths, parks, business district, historic home value, architecture, dog park and eco friendly neighbors.
Wrigley Heights Dog Park – Long Beach California
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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.
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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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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.
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Lifestyles of Long Beach presents: Your Guide to Long Beach Dog Parks Long Beach Loves Dogs! On any given day you will meet numerous dogs and their proud owners strolling the streets of Long Beach. It’s not surprising then to see how many dog parks are around. Long Beach Dog Beaches and Parks are super […]
If I were a dog… I would live in Long Beach. Dog Park locations in the City of Long Beach
Rosie’s Dog Beach
Location: Ocean Blvd., between Roycroft and Argonne
Size: 2.9 acres
Hours: 6am-8pm every day.
Rosie’s Dog Beach along Ocean Blvd between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues opened in 2003. This area is not fenced in and is not a dedicated “dog beach.” The area has metered parking in the Bennett Avenue lot, trash cans and nearby restrooms. Some bags are provided in dispensers, but users are encouraged to bring their own bags from home. Bags and pooper scoops are available. The Dog Zone is in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Rosie’s Dog Beach one may be closed occasionally due to a special event or poor beach conditions. Dogs are not permitted at times other than scheduled hours, or any other place than Dog Zone and access paths.
Downtown Dog Park
Location: Broadway and Pacific Avenue
Hours: Dawn to dusk, every day.
Lincoln Park at Broadway and Pacific is now home to the Downtown Dog Park. The park opened in September and has been serving the needs of downtown residents and their dogs and re-energizing a historic open space in our downtown civic center. The park has spaces for both large and small dogs, benches for owners, free doggie waste bags and double entrance and exit gates.
K-9 Corner Dog Park
Location: 9th Street and Pacific Avenue
Size: 0.8 acres
Hours: 6am – 10pm every day.
Residents in the north Pine Avenue area of Long Beach partnered with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency to transform a vacant lot at 9th and Pacific Avenue into the “K-9 Corner Dog Park.” The park opened in September, 2009. It has a unique design that is environmentally friendly by using drought tolerant landscaping and generating 100% of its electricity on site with solar energy. The park has water fountains for humans and dogs, seating, evening lighting and separate areas for large and small dogs.
Uptown Dog Park
Location: 4600 Long Beach Boulevard, on the West side of Scherer Park.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk, every day.
The Uptown Dog Park opened in November on the Long Beach Blvd. side of Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd. The dog area is near picnic tables and a nearby parking lot. More dog parks may be planned as residents see the benefits of creating safe, fun areas for dogs to run and play in City parks. The Uptown Dog Park also provides separate areas for small and large dogs to play off leash. The fenced area is located near picnic areas and a parking lot.
Recreation Dog Park
Location: 5201 E. 7th Street
Size: 2.0 acres
Hours: 6am – 10pm every day.
Park may be closed Mondays before noon for maintenance.
The City’s first dog park opened at Recreation Park, 5201 E. 7th Street in 1996 in an area near the 18-hole golf course and north of the Fly Casting Pond. The two-acre site been expanded by over one-acre due to its popularity. The hours of operation are normally dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The park has watering stations, and benches and tables throughout. Bags and pooper scoops are available. The park is lighted at night.
Wrigley Heights Dog Park
Location: 3401 Golden Ave
Size: 1.9 acres
Hours: 6am – 10pm every day.
Park may be closed Mondays before noon for maintenance.
The dog park accommodates dogs with an entry/vestibule area for unleashing or holding dogs when entering or leaving the dog park section. Existing mulch will make up the surface material, the perimeter and division of the site will be identified by painted chain link fencing, and existing trees will provide shade. Dog pick-up bags, separate trash receptacles, benches and a water fountain will be made available.
Dog Park/Zone users must comply with posted rules for the safety of everyone and every dog.
Each dog must be under the control of an adult.
Only one dog per adult is permitted.
The dog must be under visual and voice control at all times.
Pick up after your dog and dispose of waste in provided containers.
Dogs must be older than 4 months, vaccinated and licensed.
Puppies younger than 4 months are not permitted for their and other dogs’ protection.
Owners must have a leash. Dogs shall be on leashes whenever outside Dog Park/Zones.
No aggressive dogs.
Dog owners are legally responsible for injuries caused by their dog.
Professional dog trainers/handlers are not permitted to use the facility for instruction.
No female dogs in heat.
All dogs must wear a collar with current tags.
No spiked collars; they can hurt other dogs.
No food – human or dog – of any kind.
Owners shall provide drinking water for their dogs as needed.
Children must be supervised by adults.
Children are not permitted to run, shout, scream, wave arms or excite or antagonize dogs.