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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

 

Remodel OPEN HOUSE

Have you seen the remodel going on a 400 Los Altos Avenue?  Nick and Holloand Brown moved from Manila to this location last year. They are building a “Green Remodel” They have a website for the project www.netzeronest.com

They will be hosting an open house for all to attend this Sunday from 1-3pm

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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 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

 

RALPHS Grocery Store near Alamitos Heights Closing!!!

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Yes, the Ralphs located at the intersection of PCH, Bellflower Blvd and 7th Street at the Bixby Village Center will be closing.

I spoke with people at the store, and was informed they will be closing in 3-4 weeks. Supposedly, the owner of the center, Westar Associates raised the rent, Ralphs said no, and Westar gave them a 30 day notice.

What could replace Ralphs as an anchor in the center and occupy 33,382 SF?  I would like to think another Grocery store, but with a new Gelsons, Whole Food’s, Trader Joes and a larger Ralphs down the road. Anyone’s guess could be good. However, on Westars Associates website, there are links to stories about Smart & Final Extra? 

I think losing this Ralphs is a blow to the surrounding neighborhoods. It was much easier to go to this location then the one down PCH.

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What do you think?  Send me an email.

 

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What Makes Alamitos Height a great place to live?

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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When is a good time to Sell in Alamitos Heights?

So when is the best time to sell? That depends on you and your needs. But, some times of the year are better then others.

Typically the most sales happen from spring through summer. This is considered the “Home Buying Season”, the weather is nice, spring flowers begin to bloom, and the trees are starting to get leaves. Buyers might have been thinking about moving in the winter and are now actively looking.

Historically, most of the sales in Alamitos Heights happen during this time. Look at the graph below. This shows that most sales happen during this time period, except for December of 2010 and 2011 which was not typical.

So what does this mean to the seller? These dates used on the graph are the date the sale closed.  Keep in mind, it can take 30, 60, 90 days or more to get an offer, then it can take up to 30 days to close. Working backwards, you need to start thinking about listing your house now. Then actually putting it on the market in January or February to be ready to take advantage of this time frame.

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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 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.

 

 

Dogs of Alamitos Heights – McJagger

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McJagger wanted to do all the talking in this post.  He can type real well.

Hi, my name is McJagger and I’m a 2 1/2 year old tall, lanky Great Dane Labrador mix.  Two years ago I escaped death, and was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles by Indi Lab rescue.  I was cut up, starving and had been living on the streets for a long time.  They fed me, took me to the vet and got me all cleaned up for adoption.  Soon after, I was adopted by the Echlin Family and boy was I lucky!!
They feed me well, run me and give me lots of love!  I’m a great guard dog and am very protective, but also love to crawl into everyone’s lap, bed or couch.  Yes, I am one big lap dog!  My mom, Kingsley calls me her little chihuahua for this very reason.  My favorite morning routine is for my dad, Ray to take me racing around on his bike-I can run really really fast!  I also love being walked by my sisters Quinn and Charlotte and am so gentle with them on leash.  Nothing is out of reach on the counters, I’m known to eat sticks of butter, fish food, bread…luckily I’m lean so I can afford it!
So, I’m not perfect, but I think I’m a pretty great dog, and love living in Alamitos Heights!
-McJagger
Thank you McJagger.
If you happen to see him out and about with his human, stop and say “Hi”

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.

 

 

 

 

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