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The September graph, shows for a one-year period, the number of for sale residential properties throughout the City of Long Beach (single family houses, condos and lofts). In September 2008, there were 2,265 properties on the market; in September 2009, there were 1,247.The overall Long Beach mon...
Last night's live broadcast of a free performance of two major orchestral works performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall conducted by the 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel brought in a new wave-an electrifying wave of music and awareness that will pour over and affect even the most...
In a visit with one of my past clients today (who painted his roof white after his house closed escrow over 10 years ago), it came as a revelation that California has passed a law effective July 1, 2009, that residential roofs on new construction, both flat and sloping, must be re-roofed with a w...
There is a great deal of talk lately about the upward climb in sales, that maybe we're seeing the bottom of the market, and that prices are down from this time last year, but it's the 5th straight month of sales increases, and the best sales record in several years . . . so maybe prices are stabi...
We love lawns, we love lush green semi-tropical plants, and we love them in dry, desertous Southern California because they grow so well here in this temperate and sunny climate.But did you know? Lawns and outdoor landscaping consume as much as 49% of our water use in the Long Beach area. If you'...
The National Association of Realtors reported that sales of previously owned homes increased at a faster-than-expected annual pace. Existing home sales increased at a 3.6% rate and had its third straight monthly gain.This is the first time since early 2004 that we have had three straight months o...
Just was sent a comment onone of my blog posts that is more than one year old.  I don't need inappropriate comments, i.e., anyone advertising their links to replica watches and loan rates and whatever else. Does Active Rain have any preventions for such comments?  
If you live in California, and Southern California in particular, your property may be near the coastal areas and at or near sea level--and therefore closer to the water table levels. At certain times of the year there are annual high tides, i.e., the one seen almost up to the asphalt level of Pa...
Although the terms "short pay" or "short sale" are heard frequently, some people are still asking what they mean: It means the property owner owes more on his/her property than it can be sold for, or sold for after paying all the standard closing costs. In other words, the seller is "under water"...
This is a popular price range for many 1st time buyers, the group of people who are among the most active and largest group of buyers looking on the market now.In 2007 in Long Beach, there were less than 350 residential condos, own-your-owns, coops, and single family properties in this price rang...

Julia Huntsman

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