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Barbara Robbins-Olexa
Real Estate Broker Award Winner E-Pro® Internet Certified®, SRES, BRE Lic#797560
(714) 296-7270

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Servicing Beach Cities and Orange County for 38+ years


Welcome to my WEBSITE. I would like to thank those who had enough confidence in me to refer your family and friends over this past year and let you know that I truly appreciate it !

I hope that you find my WEBSITE to be an excellent source of information about homes for sale as well as investment properties in the LONG BEACH AREA as well as SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. I offer access to real estate listings available on our local MLS as well as information I hope you will find helpful regarding the real estate process whether you are a First Time Buyer or Seasoned Investor or Seller. For those who have utilized my website and worked with me and referred your family and friends, I would like to thank you for your confidence in me.

Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year! I would like to thanks those who had the confidence in me to refer their family and friends. You are the reason for my success and look forward to helping in 2018! Always feel free to use me as a resource for your real estate investing.

RAISING FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS C.A.R. issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2018 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $453,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $679,650 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $424,100 and $636,150, respectively.

C.A.R. applauds the FHFA for recognizing California's continuing home price increases over the last few years and raising maximum conforming loan limits," said C.A.R. President Steve White. "Increasing the existing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits will provide stability and certainty to the housing market and give tens of thousands of California homebuyers a chance at homeownership."

The conforming loan limit determines the maximum size of a mortgage that government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy or "guarantee." Non-conforming or "jumbo loans" typically have tighter underwriting standards and carry higher mortgage interest rates than conforming loans.

If you are thinking of buying to take advantage of the higher loan amounts available at current rates of 4% feel free to give me a call for a recommendation, or perhaps you want to refinance. I will be happy to review your financial picture and share my 40+ years of experience.

Home Buyer Assistance Programs

There are many "First Time Home Buyer Assistance Programs" available which are posted below. If you don't see a particular city in Orange County then there probably isn't a program offered by that city but you may find one in the County, State or Cal Vet site? Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

I found this interesting infographic regarding Buying vs Renting, Just copy and paste Hope you find the information worthwhile and always feel free to give me a call as I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you. In 10 minutes I can give you the info you need to get started or at least think about it!

Looking to Search the MLS? Just click on Properties on the left side of the Page. Go to Home Search and Register by filling out the information needed as well as your search criteria, and an email with the most current listings from our MLS will be sent to you each day based on your requested search criteria. The MLS information is updated every 20 minutes to be sure I have the most current list of properties available. When you want to update your search criteria , just go back to the Home Search tab, log in & add the new search criteria.

5002 E. Atherton St. #9, Long Beach Newly remodeled Townhome, 2 Bed. 2.5 baths at The Fountains in Long Beach. Contemporary kitchen with all new appliances. Custom cabinetry and quartz counter tops. Beautiful Grounds, Community Pool and Spas, Clubhouse and Tennis Courts and Security Gated. Vaulted ceilings, new interior paint, new light fixtures in this two story home. Central heat and air. Fireplace in the Living Room and New Flooring. Master Bedroom Suite. Attached 2-car garage with direct access and laundry. Private outdoor patio. Located near shopping, freeways, beach and CSULB. Call me for your private showing or when I will be having Open House. Send me an email and I will be happy to provide photos. Offered at $574,000.

325 W. 3rd St. #204, Long Beach-Adorable studio in the historic Californian in trendy downtown Long Beach just steps away from Pine Ave. restaurants, the beach and the new Long Beach civic center which is under cnstruction. The Californian is unique building with lots of character, interesting architectural details and great views of the downtown skyline. First floor retro style lobby, vintage elevator, top floor solarium, community laundry and extra storage in the basement. Walking distance to the Metrolink so perfect for commuters. Offered at $199,900.

As you can see our listings are selling, if you are thinking of selling, please feel free to give me a call. I would love to sell yours too. I have 37+ years of experience to share with you and I would love the opportunity to be your REALTOR! I am never too busy for referrals and appreciate the business.

Check out my other listings on this site too!

I believe GOOD SERVICE makes for GOOD BUSINESS. Thanks to my clients confidence in me and their referrals to their friends and family, I work hard for my clients and I would love to have the opportunity to share my success with YOU!


When it comes to SELLING your home "the right agent makes all the difference in the world". There is a lot more to selling a house than just putting a "For Sale" sign in the front yard. I try to reflect this idea in everything I do from my initial visit with you right on through the closing. My marketing plan gives potential buyers a good look at your home from both inside and out. For a free-no obligation market analysis of your property just CLICK ON SELLING AND FILL OUT THE INFORMATION and I will email your market analysis directly to you. If you provide your phone # I can set up an appointment to see your property, and will provide you with a more comprehensive analysis as well as an estimated closing cost net sheet so you can see what you will come out with at the close of escrow. Remember, there is never any obligation when I provide you with my marketing analysis to list your property with me even if I come out to see the property. I just want to provide the best information to you and would always appreciate the opportunity to work for you if you feel it will be of benefit to you.


When it comes to BUYING a home/investment property, the value of doing business with me is my 38years of experience, hardwork, integrity, negotiating successful terms,& superb service. I offer a FREE search of the MLS to find the property you are looking for. New properties will be emailed directly to you that match your criteria. This information is updated every 20 minutes.

TO START: Just click the "Properties" button on the left side of the page. It's as easy as that!

Call Steve Soriano with Essex Mortgage has some excellent programs. You can call him at (562) 429-3532 and let him know you got his name from me!

All information being provided is for consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
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