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Month – December 2013

Alamitos Heights Long Beach – Year End Real Estate Recap

 

Well, it has been a good year for real estate sales in Alamitos Heights. There were a total of 23 sales this year. ( see map for locations). The sales ranged in price from $455,000 (5481 E. 8th Street) to $1,449,000 (426 Monrovia Ave). This large range shows the diversity of property in Alamitos Heights.

When we graph all the sales for the year, we see a steady increase in values. This is good for Sellers and current homeowners. However, this puts pressure on buyers wanting to move into the neighborhood.

We currently have 6 Active listings, 1 pending sale and 1 in back up status. Of these 8 listings, 5 are on Los Altos Avenue alone!  We are going into the new year with about the same amount of listing we had last year. However, the list prices are considerably higher then what was on the market a year ago.

I think the most interesting property on the market at this time is  located at 365 Los Altos Avenue. This is a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,244 SF home with an indoor pool.

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Please look at the graphs and tables below for  more detailed information.

If you know of anyone looking to buy or if you are interested in selling Please contact me. If would like to know the current value of your home, please call me at 562-673-1138, or email me at craig@craigwallacegroup.com.

I have been a resident of  AlamitosHeights since 1996. I am Realtor, and a Certified Real Estate Appraiser.  I know Values!

 

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Water Line Break in Alamitos Heights

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We had a gate valve break on a water line on 4th Street and Santiago Avenue in Alamitos Heights today. I drove by around 2 in the afternoon, and to see water coming up through the pavement.

I came back around 5 pm, and the Long Beach Water Department was hard at work trying to repair the damage. I talked to the supervisor on scene, he said an old Gate Valve (from around 1952) broke. They tried to shut it off,and discovered another was too old and ready to break. LBWD is now going to replace both valves. The water is shut off on 4th Street from Terraine Avenue on the East, to Panama Avenue on the west. They hope to have it repaired by midnight. They said they understand that people have to work, and it is an inconvenience, but to please be patient.

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I did some reading on the LBWD webpage about water main breaks. It seems the city has invested over $100 -million to replace the old pipe. in 2012 there were only 22 main breaks in the entire city. This was an all time record low!

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This is also a good time to remember that we are still in a draught, and the prediction for rain fall this year does not look good. Please, do your best to conserve.

 

If you are thinking about selling your house, and would like to know the current market value or discuss a sales plan, call or email me. If you know someone who wants to move to our wonderful neighborhood, call me, I would be happy to help find them a home. Remember, I am a  Long Beach Real Estate Agent, Certified Appraiser, and a resident of Alamitos Heights, Long Beach.  I know values. Call me for all your Real Estate needs 562-673-1138

 

 

Christmas Mural in Alamitos Heights

This has to be the best Christmas Mural around. This is located on the corner of 4th Street and Manila Avenue on the eastern edge of Alamitos Heights.

How fun for the kids to get to actually paint on the house?

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If you are thinking about selling your house, and would like to know the current market value or discuss a sales plan, call (562-673-1138) or email me. Remember, I am a  Long Beach Real Estate Agent, Certified Appraiser, and a resident of Alamitos Heights, Long Beach.  I know values.

 

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How many Pools are there in Alamitos Heights, Long Beach?

I was reading a blog that had a story about a German Graphic Designer that wondered how many pools are in the LA Basin(not including the San Fernando Valley),and there are 43,123. Per the Story, Long Beach has a total of 2,859 pools.

He ended up printing a book called The Big Atlas of LA Pools.

This story had me ask the question, “How many pools are there in Alamitos Heights?”

Thanks to Google Maps and Google earth, I was able to count a total of 123 pools. There is also 1 indoor pool that I know of, but never got to swim in.

The breakdown is as follows:

Between 7th and Colorado
Monrovia 4
Orlena 5
Panama 5
Santiago 12
Terraine 13
Havana 12
Los Altos 21
Ultimo 4
Flint 14
Winslow 6
Manila 1
4th 7
6th 0
Between Pch and 7th Street
Santiago 4
Terraine 10
Havana 3
Los Altos 1
Ultimo 1
123

So what does all this mean? Per Fidelity National Title, there are 702 Homes in Alamitos Heights and only 123  have pools. So, on those hot days in August and September, if you are not one of those 123 home, you better know someone that is.

I think I have been in 8.

Moral here, it pays to know your neighbors.

Here is a video that shows some of the 43123 pools in LA, some in Long Beach

If you are thinking about selling your house, and would like to know the current market value or discuss a sales plan, call or email me. Remember, I am a  Long Beach Real Estate Agent, Certified Appraiser, and a resident of Alamitos Heights, Long Beach.  I know values. Call me for all your Real Estate needs 562-673-1138

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