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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


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.

2121 E. 1st St. #306, Long Beach, Top Floor Corner Unit in Historic Bluff Park with two bedrooms, 2 baths, approx. 1284 sq.ft. with subterranean parking. $80K in upgrades. Master has beautiful mountain, Signal Hill view, see snowcaps in the winter. Newer double paned windows, high quality wood floors, travertine in kitchen and bathrooms. Each room has crown molding and bull-nosed corner, custom textured walls, newer paint. Full size washer/dryer stys! All custom doors. Upgraded central heat and air. Secure parking with two very large storage boxes. Balcony is off the dining room with water supply for plants, Low HOA dues $247/month. Convenient trash chutes. Beach, free yoga, Art Museum, bike path, restaurants, coffee houses and a park. AND A GREAT PRICE $479,000. Call or text Barbara for your private showing.

5585 E. Pacific Coast Hwy#152, Long Beach- Park Ocean condo on first floor near pools and community amenitities with one bedroom, 1 Bath. . Outstanding feature includes a kitchen with a full set of appliances, newer carpet, and updated bath. Spacious bedroom and mirrored closet doors. Located close to California State University, and VA Hospital. Feels like living at a resort with community room, gym, weight room, central courtyard with pool and spa, barbecue areas and full-sized tennis court. Also Low HOA dues $215/month. For owner occupants, pet under 30 lbs. ok. One parking space near unit included. Offered at $195K. Cheaper than paying dorm fees for those who have students at CSULB and a great place to live! Open House Sunday from 1-4p.

6248 Riviera Circle, Long Beach- New Listing- Rare Bixby Riviera corner condo with 2 Beds, 2Bath laundry room and two parking spaces. Complex with 24 hour security guard, tennis courts, swimming pool and spa. Elegant lobby with elevator to this 2nd floor condo. Guest Parking and stairs on one side with main entrance and lobby on the other. Spacious rooms, central heating and air conditioning, master suite, gas fireplace in living room, wet bar fro entraining, bright and cherry balcony with tree-lined views, close to VA hospital, CSULB, fwy access, Belmont Shore dining and shopping. Washer/Dryer. Refrigerator and Freezer included. Offered at $404.5K.

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.

19 Le Mans, MIssion Viejo- Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the prestigious MIrasol gated community. Home features vaulted cathedral ceilings, custom walk-in master close, custom draperies, custom storage area under stairs, lots of storage throughout, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, tranquil fountain in yard, automatic sprinkler and drip system in back yard, pass through fireplace and stainless steel appliances. Forced air heat and air conditioning. Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Microwave, Convection Oven, Dishwasher included. Laundry in Garage. 2-Car attached Garage. Shown by Appointment Only. Offered at $535,000.

Newport Loma Condominium- 1720 Newport Ave. Long Beach- This cute upper unit with one bedrooms, one bath and kitchen that opens to the living room. The kitchen has all appliances, including refrigerator, stove, built-in microwave and dishwasher. This condo has granite counters, white cabinets, sinless steel appliances and neutral décor. Open the front door to a large and sunny common deck area. The lower entry area is beautifully landscaped and includes the relaxing sounds of the fountain. There is a common laundry area. This is a gated complex. This condo has two spaces in a secure parking area. This is just minutes from the popular Traffic Circle on Pacific Coast Highway. This condo is located in East Side Long Beach, with easy access to the panoramic view of Signal Hill, just blocks from the Community Hospital of Long Beach and minutes from Cal State Long Beach. LOW HOA! This units large windows in living room with plenty of natural light, is in overall great condition and move-in ready. Offered at $200K. Shown by appointment only. Call me for more details and drive by.

460 Golden #318, Long Beach- Gorgeous one bedroom, one bath remodel at Harbor Terrace in great downtown Long Beach near Cesar Chavez Park. Everything in the unit is new. New white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops and breakfast bar, new dark laminate flooring in living room and kitchen and carpet in the bedroom. Walk-in closet in Bedroom. New tile work in the Bathroom, new white shaker vanity, new sink and faucet, designer mirror and new lighting. Lots of storage. Stack laundry hookups in unit with upgraded 200 outlet. Unit is light and bright with slider glass doors to private patio. Central Heating. Pet Friendly building. one assigned parking space and one additional space can be rented for $65/month. HOA Dues: $241/month. Offered at a Great Buy: $174,900. VA approved Building too.

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

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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!


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 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!

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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