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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! FHA will drop its annual premiums on new mortgages to 0.85% from 1.35% of the total loan amount. Above, a worker prepares a load of cement in January to cover a new home in Ashburn, Va., in bricks. Please click on http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fha-insurance-rate-20150108-story.html to learn more about the details. Mortgage insurance premiums on the average were from $200-$300 additional a month. This will really help first time buyers who have a low down payment.President Obama said Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration will lower its high fees for mortgage insurance, a bid to encourage more purchases by first-time and middle-income home buyers.The agency will drop its annual premiums on new mortgages to 0.85% from 1.35% of the total loan amount, the White House said ahead of Obama's planned housing speech Thursday in Phoenix. The new rate remains higher than historical levels but could shave about $900 off the average FHA borrower's annual payment, the government said. On a $200,000, 30-year fixed home loan with less than 5% down, a borrower would save $818 after one year and $7,421 after a decade, according to real estate website Zillow.

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.

Market Analyzer of the City of Long Beach

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.

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 great for Investor as currently has great tenant paying $1100 a month. Low HOA dues $215/month. For owner occupants, pet under 30 lbs. ok. One parking space near unit included. Offered at $200K. Cheaper than paying dorm fees for those who have students at CSULB and a great place to live!

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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 $434K.

1244 e. 3RD St. #101, Long Beach- Beautiful 2 bedrooms, 2 baths corner unit in Alamitos Beach, immaculate condition. Spacious living room with gas fireplace, neutral carpet. Kitchen features pantry stainless steel range and built-in microwave, washer/dryer hookups. Updated bathrooms with double inks, custom vanities, granite counters and newer fixtures. Walk-in closet and plenty of storage. Private balcony and front patio area. Building features roof top deck with community barbecue gated entrance with intercom. Pet friendly building, up to two pets weighing 25 lbs. One assigned parking space and rental space available for extra car. This is a second floor unit that shows like a designer unit. Minutes from downtown restaurants and nightlife and three blocks from the beach. Offered at $299,000. This is a short sale so call me for details.

1999 Stanley#2, Signal Hill- Gorgeous 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath townhome style condo in small secluded community. Remodeled kitchen and baths, open floor plan, both bedrooms on lower level, designer paint colors throughout, smooth ceilings, Gleaming Brazilian cherry wood floors, plantation shutters and ample closet space. Bathrooms have been renovated with extensive custom tile work, decorative mahogany vanities and oversized sinks. Living Room features romantic fireplace and large balcony off living room with city view to the west. Remodeled Kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinetry. Inside laundry and half bath off kitchen. Central heat and air conditioning. Copper Plumbing and new water heater. Two side by side parking spaces in subterranean garage each with their own storage locker. Pet Friendly, community pool and spa. Offered at $339K.

730 E. Roosevelt Ave. Long Beach-Traditional custom home in Los Cerritos on an elevated lot. Coved ceilings and archways give the interior a unique Spanish look, beautiful hardwood floors, large living room with recessed lights and designer paint, romantic fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal dining room with bay window, large bedrooms, gorgeous remodeled kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counters, Viking appliances, recessed lights. Separate Laundry Area , Large Master Suite. Newer lifetime concrete tile roof, copper plumbing, 2-car garage great floor plan, 1981 sq.ft. on a large 7277' lot. Open House Today 1/11 from 1-4P. Please come by and visit. Offered at $779,000

3921 Lees Ave., Long Beach-, Gorgeously remodeled Carson Park 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home, great curb appeal, open floor plan, light and bright with French doors to unique front patio surrounded by lush greenery. Refinished hardwood floors in living room and dining are, new textured carpet in bedrooms, new doors LED recessed lighting in living room and kitchen. New kitchen with chocolate shaker cabinets, designer tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, New porcelain tile flooring in kitchen, laundry area and bathrooms, new double paned windows, new central heat, copper plumbing. Remodeled bathrooms and much more. Offered at $579K. NOW PENDING!

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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