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.
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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I want to share my new “Cool Roof” with you. This came about when we had a pinhole size leak in a roof vent that dripped into our Master Closet. After that DIY repair. I looked into roof coatings. I have an almost flat roof on the back half of my house. In the summer time, the family room below this roof is a cooker, even with 8″ of insulation, it is hot. This all brought me to the “Cool Roof”. This is an elastomeric coating in a super bright white, that reflects the sun and reduces heat.
If you need a coating, call Jack at ” Roofs by Jack 562-310-5788.
And remember, if you are thinking about buying or selling in Alamitos Heights, call the Craig Wallace Group of Keller Williams. 562-673-1138
So this is somewhat embarrassing. I have never had my Chimney Cleaned since we bought our house.
I decided this was the year.
Here are a few reason why you should have your Chimney Cleaned Yearly
Remove built-up creosote
Check for cracks
Built up Creosote forms a layer on the interior of the chimney. Over time, this can build up and restrict the flow. Worse, the Creosote can catch fire, resulting in intense heat that can spread and potentially catch your home on fire. Not Good.
So, I called Chuck First Chimney Sweep. He used to own the Fireplace shop by the 49rs Tavern on PCH and Bellflower.
Chuck rolled up to the house on his bicycle with all his equipment. It was a total Mary Poppins Experience. Chuck was super nice, did a great job and left everything spotless
I have been trying to get this post out for awhile. So, lets not waste anymore time!
2014 was good year for AlamitosHeights. We had 24 sales. This keeps up with average we have seen over the past few years and is a consistent rise since 2012.
The Lowest price was $554,000 and the highest price was $1,275,000. The average price is $901,979, and the Average Days on Market was 69 days.
September has the most closed sales with 4. This means these homes were active during the summer “selling months”. However, April, July and December each had 3 closed sales. I think the story here is, if you have a home with good appeal to the market it will sell at any time.
My favorite graph is the one below. This is a historical scatter graph that shows all the sales since 2001. You can really see the ups and downs of the market.
Something I hear all the time from owners is, “ Zillow says my home is worth, such and such” Since I am also a Real Estate Appraiser, I find this chart interesting. I always tell people to lean to the conservative side when looking at a Zillow “Zestimate”. What do you think?
Some of you may have stopped in while I was holding an open house at 750 Havana Avenue. What was confirmed is that there are A lot of people that want to live in AlamitosHeights. If you have thought about selling, now is still a good time.
Speaking of selling; I have a new listing that will be coming on the Market on Orlena Ave. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a Lap Pool and a Studio off the back of the garage(buyer to verify permits) If you know of anyone looking have the contact me.
What makes Alamitos Heights a great place to live? The neighbors.
The 400-500 block of Los Altos recently had a Pink Flamingo Party. Basically, if a placstic Pink Flamingo shows up on your yard, you have to host a “Bring Your Own ( beer, food, soda) party in your front yard or driveway.
Along this same line, the 300 Block of Los Altos had a Street Drive way party over Labor Day Weekend. This usually starts around 6 and goes to about 10pm. These little gatherings are a great way to meet your neighbors. So get out there and have a Party, but be sure to invite me!
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