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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 36+ years

LET ME WELCOME YOU TO LONG BEACH REAL ESTATE AND SURROUNDING NEARBY COMMUNITIES!

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.

Thanksgiving is more than a tradition, it is an attitude of the heart. My Thanksgiving would not be complete without a word of appreciation to you. Thank you for your friendship and goodwill which are the heart of my business. Warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

The Dangers of "Tight Mortgage Credit" Headlines. The availability of mortgage credit is not at the same level that it was during the boom in housing (2005), and that's good news. However, the constant headlines which talk about "tight credit" are causing some potential home buyers to doubt their ability to purchase. We want to rectify the misconception of what is required for a down payment in order to purchase a home in today's market. Freddie Mac recently discussed the confusion many first-time homebuyers have about the down payment they need in order to buy:"Did you know that the average down payment among first–time homebuyers is 6% and it's 13–14% for repeat buyers...It's possible to put down even less. Many potential homebuyers think that only the FHA helps make mortgage loans with low down payments. Not true. Freddie Mac's Home Possible mortgage products let qualified homebuyers put down as little as 3%." Brenda Garcia Lemus of John Burns Real Estate Consulting reports that this is also the case with newly constructed homes: "Our home-builder clients sell hundreds of homes every weekend to buyers with 5% down payments and below average credit scores. Yet, many middle-income households with average credit and access to a 5% down payment assume they cannot become homeowners because of the 'tight credit' headlines." Before you 'disqualify' yourself, let's get together to find out if you qualify to buy today.

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 Comparing Comparing Mortgage Rates. Just copy and paste http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/2016/10/07/mortgage-rates-by-decade-compared-to-today-infographic/?a=240943-1d9cc67bc659838c2de3b67119275a38. 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 ist of properties available. When you want to update your search criteria , just go back to the Home Seach tab, log in & add the new search criteria.

140 Linden #540 offered at $119,888 and Unit #643-offered at $123,888- Both of these studio units are an iconic piece of 1928 history in the Long Beach skyline. These junior studios have been remodeled with new wood laminate flooring, a remodeled bath and would make a perfect weekend beach retreat or a pat time residence for someone working in downtown Long Beach. Unit #540 has a big bay window facing east and has a city lights view at night. There is no kitchen in these junior studios, but some of the best award winning restaurants are right outside the door. There is enough space to install a small kitchenette with induction cooker, hot pot, taster and microwave. Common areas include multiple outdoor entertainment spaces with views, BBQs, a massive fitness center, and a rooftop solarium with awesome views over the city and the Pacific Ocean. Onsite laundry is tech savy and allows payment online via phone apps. Just outside your door are coffee shops, cafes, entertainment, eateries and nightlife. The Lafayette is pet friendly with no weight restrictions. Low HOA Dues of $118/month include water, hot water, sewage, building insurance, common maintenance, onsite management, fitness center, billiard room, meeting areas, outdoor decks and patios to relax. The Mills Act means your property taxes are a mere fraction of the normal cost as this is an Historic Property. Great Property and Location!

11232 Wakefield Ave. Garden Grove- Beautiful 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath pool home on a huge 8000 sq. ft. lot. On the border of Anaheim, this home offers curb appeal, spacious living room with cozy fireplace, custom glass skylight, Updated cabinetry in kitchen and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lights. Updated half bath off kitchen. Gorgeous main bath with custom vanity, granite counters, subway tile, brushed nickel faucets. Master Bedroom has new slider with view of pool. Newer interior doors, all copper plumbing, 220 electric panel, dual paned window, newer water heater, security system with cameras. Long driveway to two-car garage and even space for an RV. Entertainer's back yard. All for $539,900! Won't last at this price!. PENDING!

700 E. Ocean #1002, Long Beach- Live life like you are on a permanent vacation in the beautiful International Tower at 700 E. Ocean along the coast in Long Beach. The mid-century high rise is exceptionally maintained and is a prominent piece of Long Beach architecture towering high above prestigious Ocean Blvd. Experience resort-like living with a sparkling pool and well-appointed fitness center. Take the elevator to the 10th floor and walk into your private retreat featuring a chef' style kitchen, with a full suite of GE profile stainless steel appliances, gorgeous stone counter tops and beautiful cabinetry. Inside laundry, lots of natural light, full wrap-around balcony to enjoy great ocean breezes by day and twinkling city lights by night. Pet Friendly and two tandem parking spaces. Offered at $499K NOW PENDING!.

2302 E. 2nd St. #2F, Long Beach- Two bedrooms, two bath condo in Belmont Heights just two blocks from the crystal blue Pacific Ocean. Gleaming laminate flooring, a full suite of stainless steel appliances and a kitchen built for chefs. Spacious bedrooms, with mirrored wardrobes, Surrounded by Million Dollar Homes on a wide tree-lined Street. Low HOA dues of $247/month plus one secure parking space. Truly a lifestyle you deserve. Price Reduced to: $439K.

100 Atlantic #205,Long Beach -New Listing! This spacious 2 bedroom condo is an end unit boasting wall-to-wall windows with plenty of natural light. You'll enjoy a newer kitchen with a full suite of stainless steel appliances, nicely tiled floor, breakfast bar and modern caesarstone quartz style countertops. The bathroom has been nicely upgraded with newer lighting, spa-like shower heads and a natural stone tiled shower surround. The living room has an entire wall of closet space allowing for plenty of storage. HOA dues of only $295 cover water, trash, sewage, hot water, forced-air heat, swimming pool, onsite management & security patrol. The WalkScore is 96 which means you are in the perfect location to enjoy cafes, coffee shops, art galleries, Long Beach Bike Share, breweries, restaurants, the beach, outlet shopping at the Pike, 2nd Saturday Art Walks and plenty of night life. The Royal Palms welcomes your pet, weight restrictions apply. Parking is assigned via a waiting list from the HOA and is only $40 a month. While you're on the waitlist, lots that surround the building offer monthly permit parking and range from $45-$140 monthly. This can be purchased with as little as 5% down payment. Offered at $295K. Call Barbara for details. Easy to show, please give me a call for your private showing at 714-296-7270.

1430 W. Castle Ave. Anaheim- 4 Bedrooms, 2 baths home on a huge 8000sq.ft.lot. Interior of home has been completely renovated and is gorgeous. Modern Open Concept floor plan and high ceilings. New wood laminate flooring and new carpet in bedrooms. Modern New Kitchen with quartz countertops. Remodeled Bathrooms, Recessed Lighting, central heat and air conditioning, double paned windows, detached two car garage. Brand new 30 year roof. A Great Buy at $519,995.PENDING!

As you can see our listings are selling, if you re 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.

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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!

SELLERS

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.

BUYERS

When it comes to BUYING a home/investment property, the value of doing business with me is my 30+years 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!

NEED TO BE PREQUALIFIED TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN BUY?
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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