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Your Neighborhood Blog by Craig Wallace Group

Month: March 2014

What is up with the New Coffee House on Nieto?

Driving from Alamitos Heights towards Lowell Elementary and Rogers Middle School on a daily basis, I have noticed the project on Nieto has been stalled for some time. So I stopped by to take a look. See the concept here, click on this link http://www.ultra-unit.com/Greenbelt_Coffee.html

I called the Architect ( Ultra-Unit) that is listed on the project sign to ask him a few questions. Cameron said that work will resume in the next few weeks. I asked him about the concept. From what he knows about the project, the owners plan to focus on breakfast and lunch, as far what the menu might look like, he does not know. As soon as I find out more information, I will post it here.

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Projects like this are what make living in Alamitos Heights so great, an new local spot for neighbors to meet.

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

 

Totem Poles in Alamitos Heights

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Have you seen the Totem Poles located at 357 Winslow Avenue?

I have always wondered why they are there. So I recently stopped by to ask the homeowner, Harold Whitmore about them.

Harold’s wife Geraldine is a member of the Tlinget Indians. They are a Native American People from the southeastern coast of Alaska.

( See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlingit_people and http://www.ccthita.org/ )

Harold wrote the following about the poles

“ To those of you who have past 357 Winslow and wondered about the aging Totem Pole, Craig Wallace, though it would be nice to share the history.  Way back in 1967 the Tlinget Tribe of Alaska won there long lasting lawsuit against the government. So, We had a pot luck get together. The Raven, Frog, Bear and Eagle represent the different people of the tribe that were there. Since we are the ones that hosted the party, and my wife being an Eagle, the Eagle was at the top of the Crest.”

This was a local celebration that Harold and Geraldine had. They invited members of the tribe from all over southern California. Harold carved the pole. Tradition prevents them from restoring the totem.

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The second Totem was  made to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.

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Harold also has a Desert Tortoise.

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Be sure to stop and take a look.

 

TlingitMap TlingitMap2If 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

 

Alamitos Heights Real Estate Update

Alamitos Heights Real Estate Update

Since March 7, 2013 there have been 25 sales. There were 2 Short Sales and one REO(real estate owned), the rest were Standard sales. The low was 5481 8th Street which sold for $455,000 on January 29,2013. This was a 2 bedroom 1 bath home. The size per public record is 1,212 SF on a 3,367 SF lot. The highest sale was 426 Monrovia Avenue which sold for $1,449,000 on February 27,2013 and was on the market for 228 days. The size per public record is  3,575 SF on a 6,460 SF lot. The most recent closed sale per MLS was 636 Los Altos Avenue. This sold for $1,250,000 on February 27,2014.

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There are 6 Active Listings and 1 Pending/Backup per MLS. There are also 2 Pending private trusts sales that were not on the open market. Demand for homes in AlamitosHeights remains strong and values continue to edge up. We are still in a sellers Market.  

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If you are thinking about selling your home, now is a good time. We are moving into the “home selling season”. If you would like to find out the value of your home or would like to talk about selling it. Please call me, I am a Realtor and Real Estate Appraiser. I have lived in AlamitosHeights since 1996. Call me at 562.673.1138

New Long Beach Juice Bar in Alamitos Heights

New Long Beach Juice Bar in Alamitos Heights.

Did you know we have a new business located in Alamitos Heights?

Main Squeeze Juice Bar just opened on the corner of PCH and Bellflower. They are located in the same corner as the 49rs Tavern. They offer a variety of fresh squeezed juices and smoothies. They are currently open 8am – 6pm.

Stop in and support a local owned business.

Mention Alamitos Heights Blog and you can “buy 1, get 1 free”

Stop in and say hi today!

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Long Beach has SURF?

One of the good reasons to live in Long Beach is the Beach. We have the calm waters of Alamitos Bay, and the beach along the Peninsula. This is a great place to hang out with the family.  However, what Long Beach does lack is waves.

Our first major storm of the season finally hit, and with it came waves.

Here are some photos from today and previous years.

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