Loving Long Beach and Lakewood by Allison Van Wig
What happens in Lakewood and Long Beach California
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Lakewood Floor Plans ... See Plans for Remodeled Homes
Years ago I compiled a display of the original floor plans used during the building of Lakewood homes in the 1950's.
In 2011 I shot a YouTube video inviting anyone who wanted to see this display to give me a call. This display is still in my office on Village Road and you are welcome to give me a call to see them. 562-882-1581
In 2014, and to bring together residents of homes in the Lakewood Mutuals area, I created an on-line forum and asked people to tell me which floor plan they thought their home came from. Many homeowners responded and shared with me what changes they had made.
Over 1,300 Homes Sold & Counting!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
FIVE BEDROOM HOME IN LAKEWOOD CALIFORNIA - ROOM TO GROW!
Large living room and formal dining area.
Kitchen has ample cupboard and counter space with nice wood cabinets.
Step down family room with fireplace and bar area is great for entertaining.
Large sliding glass doors from family room leading to patio area.
Three nice size bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs with great closet space. Close to Madison elementary.
Click Here to take a virtual walk-around tour of this home
If you have any questions,
just call Allison at 562-882-1581
or email her at Allison@SuperBroker.com
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
MOVE IN READY - PRICED TO SELL
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Text HOME03 to 562-485-6075
Monday, February 8, 2016
CAPE COD DUPLEX IN BELMONT HEIGHTS
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Is Selling Your Long Beach or Lakewood Home on Your New Year Resolution List?
If selling your Long Beach or Lakewood home has been on the back burner of your to-do list, then now is the time to move it to the front and turn up the heat! Though spring and summer are the peak seasons of house shopping, the winter brings its own off-season bonuses to the real estate market. To get a jump start on your competition, consider the beginning of the year when selling your home.
Why? For one, there is less inventory to compete against. Fewer houses mean the chances of showings of your house increase greatly. An added bonus of that? Less times you have to clean up and clear out when your agent wants to bring in potential buyers.
Another reason to sell your home at the beginning of the year is, typically, those looking to buy during winter are doing so because they need too. Whether for work, family or other needs, they’re looking because they need a house now. Let’s face it, no one wants to tromp through rain puddles and mud, or blustery cold days to look at real estate if they don’t have too.
Motive three…money! And not just any money, but TAX money. Buyers who have been waiting for tax returns now have a deposit to put down on their new home. Or, they may be wanting to buy to get an exemption, either way it’s a win-win for homeowners wanting to sell. Another bonus? People want to know that whatever they buy is in working order. Winter time is the perfect chance to show potential buyers how your house stands up to harsh weather conditions. Walking into a warm house, maybe one with a cheery fire burning in the fireplace, with no drafts, or the sound of wind whistling through cracks, will reassure the buyer that your home is sound and well kept.
And last, but not least, with everything in hibernation, you don’t have to worry about cutting the grass or trimming the bushes as often like in the spring and summer. What more could you ask?
So if selling your home in Long Beach or Lakewood is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then consider the beginning of the year and you just may have it sold in advance of the peak season and BEFORE the competition, even starts.
For more information give Allison Van Wig a call
or email her Allison@SuperBroker.com
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
10 Christmas Light Tips to Save Time & Money
light up your Christmas & Holiday display safely & economically
Christmas lights can be modest displays to show good cheer, or million-bulb light shows that draw viewers from near and far that could compete with the Clark Griswald’s of the world. Watch the movie Christmas Vacation to see what I mean.
Here are some tips on how to get the most from your decorations and spend the least amount of money on your holiday display. These tips may seem to be very basic, but it never hurts to be reminded of the simplest of safety tips.
1. Safety first. Emergency rooms are filled with homeowners who lose fights with their holiday lights and fall off ladders or suffer electric shocks. To avoid the holiday black and blues, never hang lights solo; instead, work with a partner who holds the ladder. Also, avoid climbing on roofs after rain or snow.
2. Unpack carefully. Lights break and glass cuts. So unpack your lights gingerly, looking for and replacing broken bulbs along the way.
3. Extension cords are your friends. Splurge on heavy-duty extension cords that are UL-listed for outdoor use. To avoid overloading, only link five strings of lights together before plugging into an extension cord.
4. LEDs cost less to light. LED Christmas lights use roughly 70% to 90% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. You can safely connect many more LED light strings than incandescents. Downside: Some think they don’t burn as brightly as incandescent bulbs.
5. Solar lights cost nothing to run. Solar Christmas lights are roughly four times more expensive to buy than LEDs, but they cost zero to run. They’re a bright-burning, green alternative. Downside: If there’s no sun during the day, there’s no light at night. The jury’s also still out on how long they last; they’re too new on the market for results.
6. Dismantle lights sooner than later. Sun, wind, rain, and snow all take their toll on Christmas lights. To extend the life of lights, take them down immediately after the holidays. The longer you leave the up, the sooner you’ll have to replace them.
7. Plan next year’s display on Dec. 26. Shop the after-Christmas sales to get the best prices on lights and blowups that you can proudly display next year. Stock up on your favorite lights so you’ll have spares when you need them (and after they’re discontinued).
8. Permanent attachments save time. If you know you’ll always hang lights from eaves, install permanent light clips ($13 for 75 clips) that will save you hanging time each year. You’ll get a couple/three years out of the clips before sun eats the plastic.
9. Find those blueprints. Instead of guessing how many light strings you’ll need, or measuring with a tape, dig up your house blueprints or house location drawings (probably with your closing papers) and use those measurements as a guide.
10. Store them in a ball. It sounds counterintuitive, but the best way to store lights is to ball them up. Wrap five times in one direction, then turn the ball 90 degrees and repeat. Store your light balls in cardboard boxes, rather than in plastic bags: Cardboard absorbs residual moisture and extends the life of your lights.