Fixing your own Air Conditioner

This summer our air conditioner simply stopped turning on.  We were able to fix it with a $35 part on Amazon, which certainly beat the $275 charge that the repair company quoted us AND we would have to wait two weeks for them to come out.  Chances are if your air conditioner goes out, it’s… Read More

Long Beach 4plex for Sale – Only $512k

SOLD Above Asking Price!!! Multiple Offers This property earns nearly $3,500 a month and nearly $100,000 has been put into it over the last five years to make it shine. Two units are one bedroom and two are studios, rents are $940, $920, $800, and $725. A laundry facility earns about $100 a month. A… Read More

New Fannie-Mae loan with only 3% down!

Worrying about Limited Funds for a Down Payment or Closing Costs? It is well known that the primary barrier to homeownership for first-time home buyers has been saving enough money to make a sizeable down payment and cover closing costs. Now, thanks to Fannie Mae, you may not have to stress about this key factor… Read More

Will Home Prices Continue to Rise?

In October 2014, every home which sold in Long Beach’s Artcraft Manor sold for at or above the asking price. Yet, the days on the market are ticking up. Usually, the longer a home is on the market, the lower the chance of selling at asking or above. Today’s market has a low level of… Read More

Investment Property Purchase and Recent Lease in Long Beach

I helped a client purchase a 4-plex for $660,000. Recent appraisals show that the 4-plex is worth well over $725,000. All four units are three bedrooms and over 1,000 square feet. There is an additional upside in rent too. Three bedroom apartment buildings are very rare and the tenants often occupy three bedroom units longer… Read More

Seal Beach Home For Sale

Two Bedroom, Seal Beach Home For Sale This two bedroom Seal Beach home is move in ready. The home is light & bright and features a large patio area with newer outdoor carpeting. Skylights brighten the kitchen and bathroom with natural light. The bedrooms have been recently painted sandstone tan with contrasting white ceilings. This… Read More

Painting your home Increases Resale Value

BEFORE: AFTER: Painting your home is one of the best ways to increase curb appeal, which helps you sell your home for more. Buyers often make buying decisions before they step foot into a home. There is a saying in real estate, that for every gallon of paint you use, you get $500 more on… Read More

Getting your offer accepted

The advantages of a preapproval letter The market in Long Beach and Lakewood, Ca is heating up.  Recently, while helping buyers we have entered multiple offer situations.  More often than not, my clients offers get selected, because they are well prepared with a preapproval from a direct lender.  The following explain the difference from a… Read More

Just Listed: La Habra Heights Country Estate

La Habra Country Estate This large Country Estate sprawls over .96 acres of land. The home is over 3200 square feet and all five bedrooms are large and have beautiful garden like views. An oversized balcony and outdoor garden area provide great places to relax and enjoy the surroundings. This home is great for entertaining,… Read More

Pasadena Estates Home For Sale

IN ESCROW This secluded Pasadena Estates home is perched on top of the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena. The property sprawls over .39 acres. This Ranch Style home is move in ready and features numerous upgrades including a modern kitchen, glass tiled bathrooms, vinyl windows, a retro fireplace, custom backyard patio with built-in benches, copper… Read More

SOLD – Long Beach Home

SOLD Time Realty is proud announce the sale of this Long Beach Bixby Highlands 90807 home. This three bedroom, one bathroom home sold for $379,000. We met hundreds of prospective buyers at open houses, received four offers, and accepted a full asking price offer. Call Matthew Simmons at (562) 546.2277 for a free market analysis… Read More

Letter of Recommendation

I had the pleasure to work with Ginger and her sister in selling their Ridgewood Heights Long Beach home. During one of the toughest markets around, we successfully found a top notch buyer in less than two weeks.

Promontory Crest Hilltop View Home for Sale

IN ESCROW Rare Promontory Crest Hilltop View Home on a corner lot. 270 degree views expanding from the Ocean to the Hollywood Hills. Over 3,100 square feet featuring numerous upgrades including a granite kitchen, custom stonework, decorative tile, two fireplaces, three walk in closets, a laundry room, and a LARGE master suite. Call for more… Read More

Food Trucks in Signal Hill Ca 90755

[update 6/7/11] Best Buy banned the Gourmet Food Trucks from their parking lot. Click here for details. Food trucks are “jamming up the lot” at Best Buy in Signal Hill!  Deemed by many as one of the most exciting places to eat.  Got Food Trucks is proud to bring food trucks to the community! Come… Read More

Long Beach and Signal Hill, Ca School District Information

Click on this link to get information on Long Beach and Signal Hill Ca Schools. This Long Beach Unified School City website allows you to: * Look up school district based upon your address * Read individual school report cards * Acquire School contact information

Long Beach Ca Home For Rent

Looking for a place to rent? This home is over 1,100 square feet, hard wood floors in Kitchen, tiled bathrooms, and a large master bedroom. The lot size is over 6,000 square feet! Call (562) 546-2277 for more info. If you are looking to market your rental or would like more information on available rentals… Read More

Which Way Are Home Prices Going?

The biggest issue facing property owners in Signal Hill, Lakewood, and Long Beach, Ca is the potential of higher interest rates, which would create downward pressure on home prices.  According to the LA Times, recent actions by the Federal Reserve could mark the transition “from a period of easing credit to one of tightening.”  If… Read More

10 Pieces of Paper You Must Round Up to Buy (or Sell) a Home

Home buyers and -sellers alike often bristle with anticipatory irritation at the mere thought of all the paperwork they expect they’ll have to come up with to do their transaction, above and beyond the basic loan application, contract, disclosures and closing docs. And these worries start way in advance; it’s as though, before they even start visiting… Read More

Social Media at work for 4709 Rose Ave

This brand new Time Realty listing is a  three bedroom Long Beach home for sale. Check out for more information on this unique home, with sits on a 13,000+ square foot lot. See those barcode signs in the photo? Prospective buyers with smart phones scan the barcode and a youtube video instantly starts playing on… Read More