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Off Market Sale

What is an ” Off Maket Sale” ?

This usually means a home sold that was not on the open market or in the MLS. This is a great way to buy a home without “Competition”

I have done a many Off Market Sales. Below is a recent one.

If you are looking for a Home,  and don’t want to compete with other Buyers, give me a call.

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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Cool Roofs and Roof Maintenance

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.

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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

 

New Listing at 535 Santiago Avenue

This is a great new remodel. if you would like to know more about this home, give me a call. If you are thinking about moving to Alamitos Heights and have question about the area, I am here to help.

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The Craig Wallace Group specializes in Alamitoa Heights Homes.  Craig Wallace is a 20 year resident of AH, a Realtor and Certified Appraiser.

Chiney Sweep just like in Mary Poppins!

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 soot
  • 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.

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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

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Give him a try 562-438-6811

Alamitos Heights year end Stats, new Listing coming up.

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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 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?

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 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.

 

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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.

 

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