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The Second Alamitos Heights Neighborhood Clean Up

We had our second clean up this past weekend, October 14th. We got a Dumpster for everyone to bring their trash. We set up on the corner of 6th Street and Santiago Avenue.

This seems to be a big hit.  The first time we did this a few months ago, the dumpster was full by 11am. We also coordinated that one with the neighborhood yard sale.

We plan to do this every 3 to 4 months. I would like to thank Monte Cofell of 4C Development, Doug Freeman of Arbor Financial. Also super neighbors Dan Passage and Christine Barry

Here are some pictures for the most recent event,  and video from the first event.

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Remember, when you are looking to buy or sell in Alamitos heights or anyplace in Long Beach, contact the Craig Wallace Group 562-673-1138.  I am a Realtor and Certified Appraiser. I have lived in Alamitos Heights for 21 years.

 

 

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Marine Stadium Farmers Market

One of the best things about living in Alamitos Heights is the Wednesday Farmers Market.

I hope you enjoy this video that was shot and edited by a local Alamitos Heights teenager.

 

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Remember, if you are thinking of selling, now is a great time. Call me for a free private evaluation of your home and a market update. Remember, I am a Alamitos Heights Resident since 1996. A Realtor, and Certified Appraiser.

Hot Real Estate Market, 4th of July Block Party, Santiago Ave Water Line Repair? Sharks in Colorado Lagoon!

Hipsters in Long Beach

Alamitos Heights is in high demand. There are more buyers then sellers. Good properties are selling within 2 weeks, some faster. I have been holding open houses on a Listing( not mine) on Los Altos Avenue. I am speaking with people that have a strong desire to move into out neighborhood. Some are first time buyers, some coming from Belmont Heights and Belmont Shore. They are drawn here for the schools, the larger lots, the neighborly feel. (nothing new to those of us that live here). What does this mean to you? Values are still moving up.

If you know of anyone, who is slightly thinking about selling, now is the time!

I will be doing a more detailed post of the market in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Once again it was time for the Annual 4th of July Block party on Los Altos Avenue.  The fun started at 2pm and went well into the night with a movie screening. Fire Station 14 came by to cool things down. The kids really loved this.

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What is up with Santiago Avenue?

Things seem to be moving slowly for the valve replacement at the intersection of 4th Street and Santiago Avenue.  I spoke with Louanne Bean, the information contact for the project.  Ms. Bean stated things should be complete in another 3 weeks. Santiago avenue will be open at the end of each workday. If you have any question, call her at 949-293-6193

The Colorado Lagoon is now cleaner then it has been in years. My son and I went fishing on Sunday afternoon and had a great time. We are strictly catch and release. Did you know there are Sharks in the Lagoon? We caught 2, this was a surprise, but nice to see.

Fishin the Colorado Lagoon

 

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

 

Picnic, Yard Sales, Community Service and Contest Winner

We have had a good Kick off to summer here in Alamitos Heights. The AHIA ( Alamitos Heights Improvement Association, say that three times fast) hosted the Annual Picnic/BBQ. This was a good time to meet neighbors from other streets, play games with the kids and volunteer for a committee on the AHIA board.

This is also when the AHIA recognizes a resident for outstanding work in the community. This year we had two, Karen Taylor and Holland Brown. These two ladies created the Award winning “Learning Garden” at Lowell Elementary School. Karen and Holland Volunteer countless hours to help teach the kids at Lowell. Many lessons coincide with what the kids are leaning in class; History, Science, Etc. Having helped in the Learning Garden, I can say personally, that the enthusiasm and dedication these ladies bring is amazing. They have won many awards for Lowell.  People like these are what make Alamitos Heights a great community, and what make our local schools the Best.

Last, we just had our first Community Yard Sale. Over 15 homes participated. I can say, that on our block, it was more of a party and social event, then a sale.

The winner to last months sweepstakes ( 2 Free Dinners to Ma n’ Pa Grocery)

Was, Angie Canchola of Ultimo Ave.

Our new sweepstakes will Start Soon, Look for the Flyer on your door!

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If you have any old photos, or if you  know some neighbors that have some, please have them contact me.

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

 

Unofficial Start to Summer, Neighborhood Yard Sale and Local Wildlife

The unofficial start of summer happened this past Friday in Alamitos Heights. The 80’s and 90’s cover band KNYGHT RYDER played at Marina Vista Park for the kickoff to the City of Long Beaches 100 Days of Summer ( www.100daysofsummer.org ) A good time was had by all.

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Some upcoming events worth seeing are:

  • Free Movie Screening of “42” the Jackie Robinson Story at Blair Field on July 19.
  • Dragon Boat Festival at Marine Stadium, July 26-27 (www.lbdragonboat.com )
  • Sprint Nationals speed Boat Races in Marine Stadium August 2-3  (www.scscracing.com )

Time to clean out the Garage and closets and make some money!

The Alamitos Heights Improvement Association is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday June 19 from 7am to 12 noon. For more information contact president@ahia.info

Last is Wildlife. We live in an urban setting, we have our share of opossums, Raccoons and Coyotes that visit our neighborhood. The other morning I was driving north on Santiago and noticed this Coopers Hawk taking a morning bath in the street. Here are some facts about Coopers Hawks. ( All about Birds )

20140520_105050If you are thinking about sellingwant to know the current value of your home please send me an email  or call. If you know of someone looking for a 5 Bedroom Home, let me know.

Remember, I am a Realtor and Certified Appraiser, and have been a resident of Alamitos Heights for 18 Years.

 

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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