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Monday, January 24, 2022

The AQUA Condominium CSO in Long Beach - Community Matters

What do an open bar, taco trucks, community building, and closing costs on a real estate transaction have in common?

They all help build a community within the AQUA condominium, one of the biggest complexes along the ocean corridor in downto... read more >>

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

California Rental Laws - An Overview of Landlord Tenant Rights


California rental law states that a lease exists when an agreement is reached either in writing or orally. At this point, both landlords and tenants obtain certain... read more >>

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Mike Explains: Why Real Estate Commisions Are So High?

Imagine, if you will – you’re about to sell your home. You’re speaking with local agents you are familiar with, asking them about the closing costs of the sale. They list insurance, escrow fees, transfer taxes, and… commis... read more >>

Friday, December 17, 2021

People Making a Difference Locally Because Community Matters

If you think condominiums are somehow cold and uncaring places to live, we have a story for you.

At West Ocean, a condominium complex along the Ocean Corridor in Downtown Long Beach, they do something unique and special every holiday season.... read more >>

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Should I Buy Through the Listing Agent – Mike Explains

Imagine, if you will: A house you love just came on the market. You might want to make an offer: should you go through the “listing agent” or find your buyer representative? Your sister (an attorney) tells you to go through a separate ... read more >>

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Evictions and Rent Relief

The California Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for both income-eligible tenants and landlords who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team has been working diligently to remain current on both state and local C... read more >>

Monday, October 25, 2021

Mike Explains: What if It Does Not Appraise?

Imagine if you will: after months of searching and bidding on multiple properties; you are finally in escrow on the home of your dreams. You were one of three offers but this time they went with you. You feel you have done everything right and hav... read more >>

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Mike Explains: Contingencies

Imagine, if you will; you want to put an offer on a home that you like—you love it! But you aren’t sure how it will appraise, if you will qualify for the loan, you would like more details about the HOA, you want a professional home ins... read more >>

Friday, August 27, 2021

Mike Explains: Listing Price Strategies

Imagine, if you will: you list your home in a hot seller’s market, and you expect a bidding war. But when it goes on the market, all you hear is crickets. Or worse, you get one offer at full asking price, yet you were counting on getting mor... read more >>

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Mike Explains: Rental Scams (And How To Avoid Them)

Imagine, if you will: you pull up at your appointment to show a vacant home you have for lease. To your surprise, you find a strange car in the driveway. Then, someone is standing in the living room with their moving cardboard boxes. You have no i... read more >>


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