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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 35+ 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.

Good News! Fannie Mae Expands Access to Credit for First Time Buyers

Fannie Mae has reinvigorated its commitment to responsibly help lenders extend affordable mortgage financing to qualified homebuyers. We offer an industry-leading combination of mortgage products, tools, and informative resources to grow sound business opportunities for lenders and sustainable homeownership opportunities for consumers.

Their priority

A safe, responsible balance between expanded access to mortgage financing and the long-term viability of today's mortgage loans—limiting risk to lenders, investors, homeowners, and taxpayers.

Their goal

Straightforward work process with lenders to make mortgages more accessible, affordable, and sustainable.

Accessibility: Helping creditworthy homebuyers qualify for a mortgage

Fannie Mae works to support lenders as they serve qualified homebuyers who may have difficulty getting approved for a home loan in today's market. They offer the mortgage products, underwriting guidelines, and lender tools that help limit risk and increase confidence as lenders make approval decisions. They support homebuyers with resources to help them navigate the mortgage process.

Affordability: Limiting the up-front and monthly costs of mortgages

Fannie Mae has established product flexibilities allowing lower down payments and competitive monthly costs—addressing key financial barriers for many homebuyers. Low down payments are supported by other common-sense requirements, including income verification, debt-to-income maximums, a good credit history, and in many cases pre-purchase counseling.

Sustainability: Supporting the long-term success of homebuyers

Fannie Mae wants a homebuyer's mortgage to be affordable on the day they buy their home and for the life of their loan. This is a key requirement for today's affordable lending, achieved by verifying a homebuyer's financial readiness, and offering products that fit their financial needs. Combined with tools that help lenders manage risk, Fannie Mae and the industry are able to serve a dynamic housing market.

97% LTV Offering

"Our new 97 percent LTV offering is simply one way we are working to remove barriers for creditworthy borrowers to get a mortgage."

Andrew Bon Salle Executive Vice President Single-Family Underwriting, Pricing, and Capital Markets

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.

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.

100 Atlantic #904, Long Beach, CA- Gorgeous loft style condo in Royal Palms with floor-to-ceiling-windows with awesome mountain and city light views. Remodeled Kitchen and Full Bath. Cement flooring thru-out. Two bedrooms, one bath, community laundry, community pool, HOA Dues: $356/month include water and heat, insurance and maintenance, on-site Manager. All you pay for is your electric and phone. Pet Friendly building. Walk to the Beach, Bike Path, Performing Arts Center, Pine Ave. Restaurants and shops, Vons next door, Farmer's Market, what more could you ask for. A Great Buy at $295K. Open House Sun. 7/51-4p.

6150 Laguna Ct., Long Beach- Amazing Bay Harbor Community with unique corner lot home with 3 car garage and three car parking in front of the garages. Private rear yard with special spa surrounded with rock tile, patio for BBQ entertaining and outdoor dining. Downstairs Living Room and Family Rooms served by 1/2 bath, laundry area and remodeled with 3 bedrooms and two baths upstairs.Current owner has spend over $130K in remodeling and upgrading in this home with new roof, windows, kitchen patio and balconies. Two fireplaces (one in family room and one in master bedroom). Two community pools, spa and tennis courts, Nearby Marina Pacifica Shopping, boat slips, dining, freeway access makes this convenient for all who live here. Offered at $1,099,000. Shown by Appointment only.

2001 E. 21st #335, Signal Hill, Unique Penthouse Condo at "The HIll" in Signal Hill. Single level 3 beds,2 baths, with 3-car secured parking. Formal Entry with cherry-wood like tile, DA, LR with remodeled gas fireplace with decorator subway tile, Spacious Den that could be 4th bedroom, dual paned windows throughout with Plantation Shutters. End unit gives you extra windows and lots more light! Enclosed Balcony off living room with views of Palos Verdes, Downtown Long Beach & Signal Hill Park. Central Heat and Air Conditioning. Gorgeous remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator and full-sized washer/dryer. two bedrooms private from MBR, 9 x 10 and 12 x 10 with double mirrored wardrobe closets, walk-in closet in hallway and a wall of built-in closets n hallway of MBR. Both Bathroom remodeled. Spacious Master Bedroom Suite with walk-in closet and double mirrored wardrobe closet. and enlarged shower in MBRBA. New carpet in hallway, bedrooms and den. Recessed Lighting. HOA offers community pool, spa, tennis courts & clubhouse. Pet friendly Building. Low HO: $245/month. Walk one block to two Shopping Centers including Home Depot and Cosco. Easy access to Freeways too! Offered at $475. Call for your Private Showing!.

1521 N. Studebaker Rd.-Long Beach- Los Altos Mid Century modern beauty with great curb appeal, stunningly remodeled and ready for a new owner. Gorgeous new kitchen with white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances, designer sink and faucet, breakfast bar. Sunny open concept floor plan, LED recessed lights, new double-paned windows throughout, new central heat and air. Laminate flooring in kitchen, living area and hallway, textured carpet in bedrooms. Beautifully remodeled bathrooms. French doors in living room leading to new covered patio and lushly landscaped expanded back yard with new fencing. French Doors in master bedroom allows access to the rear yard with a second patio. Separate RV Parking. One car-garage with new roll-up door and extra parking leading to gated RV storage. New paint in and out. Fantastic Los Altos location, ids can walk to highly rated Tincher School, minutes to El Dorado Park, Trader Joes, Lazy Acres and LA Fitness. Offered at $599K.

361 Avenida Granada, Long Beach- Beautiful 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, Spanish style Mediterranean home in exclusive gated Del Lago. This home boasts an open floor plan, large kitchen, vaulted ceilings in living room, dining room and custom wooden beams outline the front patio terrace. Private side and back yard patios too. Family room, office, den and bath downstairs with two fireplaces and three spacious bedrooms upstairs. Huge master suite with sitting area, and oversized master bath, dual sinks, and walk-in closet. Two-car attached Garage. Offered at $978K and shown by Appointment only.

If you would like further details on these listings or want to know when the next open house is, just give me a call at 714-296-7270 or email me at bstrealtor@aol.com.

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!

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!

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