Live In Long Beach CA

I would like to welcome you to my comprehensive Long Beach real estate website. No other site provides more detailed Long Beach real estate market information than you’ll find here.

For buyers there is detailed area and neighborhood information and a great Multiple Listing search page. For sellers I provide information and data to help you to ready your home for market and to list it so it sells.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Long Beach Homes~Long Beach Neighborhoods.

First starting to find homes in Long Beach California Real Estate , it may be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! I have put together this website, find comprehensive information about homes in Long Beach , the Value of Your Home , and even search the Long Beach MLS for FREE! I want you to understand Long Beach & why people that live in Long Beach stay! Find out about all of the areas in Long Beach to see what home opportunities are there. Read about the many great areas within Long Beach.

Get a positive, helpful partner for buying or selling a home:
Prudential California Realty
5220 E 2nd St #8, Long Beach, CA 90803
License: 01311273
Phone: 562-225-2296 | Fax: 562-439-0511
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Buying A Home, Do it in Long Beach CA!

BUYING A HOME! Do it in Long Beach CA!

Contact a Real Estate Agent

Congratulations on the first step of buying a home! As an experienced real estate agent, I can assist you through the entire process of buying a home, starting with the mortgage and continuing right through closing – and beyond. I will help you shop for the best interest rate and terms, and if you wish, I can also suggest mortgage lenders.

Get Pre-approved for a Loan

Obtain a copy of your credit report and your FICO score, and if necessary, do what you need to do to improve it. The higher your FICO score, the better your interest rate. You can get this information online, or I can help you. Contact several lenders, and determine which one will give you the best deal.

Determine Your Price Range and Area(s) in Which You’re Interested

By now, you should have a good idea of how much home you can afford. This helps you narrow down your home search. You should also begin researching the neighborhoods in which you might want to live. I can assist you with this.

Decide Which Amenities and Features You Must Have – and Which Ones Would Be Nice but not Necessary

How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Would you prefer a newer home or an older one with established landscaping? Which features would you be willing to give up if you were to find the otherwise perfect home?

Begin Testing the Market

Right here on my site, you can find listings that meet your criteria as well as neighborhood data. See what’s available in your price range and explore neighborhoods.

With Your Agent, Begin Seriously Looking at Homes

I can compile a list of homes based on your criteria, or show you any homes you might have already found, including any that might have just been placed on the market.
Look at homes with a critical eye – does the floor plan work for you? Is the property in good condition? Would it be right for your lifestyle? In short, can you imagine yourself and your family living there?
Take notes at each home you visit. What are your likes and dislikes? Narrow down your choices; revisit homes in which you’re interested. See them at different times of the day.

Make an Offer

When you’ve identified the home you want to buy, be ready to help your agent prepare a written offer quickly. Your agent will be familiar with market values and will help you arrive at a price that gives your offer the best chance of being accepted.
At this stage, try not to become emotionally attached to a home. Your offer may not be accepted for any number of reasons. Have backup homes in mind. Be prepared to negotiate through your agent with the sellers.

Once Your Offer Is Accepted

Once your offer is accepted, you’ll be asked to submit an earnest money deposit that usually isn’t refundable.
Begin making moving arrangements. Select a mover, obtain change-of-address cards, and inform friends and relatives.
Have the property professionally inspected, and if necessary, request repairs. Obtain homeowner’s insurance.
Contact the local utility companies (phone, water, electricity, etc.).
A few days before closing, stage a walkthrough. Also, you will want to obtain a cashier’s check for the down payment, as well as for any closing costs.

At Closing

-Make sure the terms and conditions of the loan statement are correct
-Carefully read everything before you sign

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