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Real Estate Realities – Should you buy that Long Beach fixer upper?

Posted on October 6, 2017. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Long Beach Homes, Los Angeles Real Estate, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate, Real Estate Stories | Tags: , , |

What buying a fixer upper can turn into for you!

Most of us are obsessed with the show Fixer Upper on HGTV where we watch Chip & Joanna Gaines turn older houses into beautiful, updated remodels. Most of us don’t realize this is possible for us to do ourselves, so when we go to look at houses we expect one that already looks like Joanna has put her touch on it. However, we want a fixer price on a newly updated house. It’s ok to admit…we see this every. single. day.

Most times buying a house with a lot of potential and a smaller price tag is beneficial to you and your future…ESPECIALLY on your first place.

Check out what one of our clients, Jason from Long Beach, did to this cosmetic fixer-upper he purchased! Jason looked for quite some time and had specific ideas of what he wanted for his interior. Unfortunately, nothing’s ever perfect. So he decided to buy the ugly duck in the perfect area, and turn it into a swan 🙂

We referred Jason to one of our absolute favorite buildings in Long Beach, located at 555 Maine. We love this location because it’s super affordable, has low HOA, includes parking, is FHA approved, they are big dog-friendly, and um….top it off with a rooftop deck that has city views. So cool.

Here are some interior photos of when he first bought the property. Of course, we helped him nab this condo towards the very low end of comps in the downtown Long Beach area:

It was livable, but nothing really special. Which is always a bummer when you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. We know, you want to brag about your new home! So….. check out what he did! What an amazing transformation! We are obsessed! Clean lines, consistent colors, upgraded appliances, quartz counters….niiiiiiice 🙂

The time to complete the project was about two months, and with his permission we’re able to post that he invested in the ballpark of $40k.

In true fixer upper style, we’d say after this remodel Jason would easily be selling close to the top of the comps in the area, which gives him about 10K in equity already! Best part is he’s only 6 months into this adventure and living in a great space where he got to choose his decor. Congratulations on a job well done, Jason! We are so proud and amazed with the work you got done on this place while working your hectic hours!


If you’d like to take on a cosmetic fixer challenge just get in touch with us by filling out the form below or texting Angie at 949-338-7408.


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Turnkey Home Near Award Winning Minnie Gant School

Posted on April 29, 2016. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Long Beach Homes |


Located in the remarkable city of Long Beach, CA, 5543 E Daggett St is near shopping, restaurants, and superior schools that include the award winning Minnie Gant Elementary School, rated a 10 / 10.

You’ll immediately feel at home in this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom abode. With 1483 sq ft of upgrades, a generous 6234 sq ft lot to entertain, and a tranquil California room style backyard.. every day will be like paradise 🙂  This charmer also boasts a rare two & a half car garage with high ceilings for TONS of storage or hobby space!IMG_1307

Enjoy cool summer nights on your deck under the stars, complete with BBQ, friends, and a bottle of bubbly. Spend chilly winter days by the cozy fireplace, snuggled up with a good book and cup of coffee. No stone has been unturned with the loving care and upgrades on this home. This list is just a start:


  • Frigidaire “Gallery” Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances – November 2015
  • Granite Kitchen Counters – April 2016
  • Kitchen Garbage Disposal – January 2016
  • Kitchen LED Recessed Lighting – April 2016
  • Quartz Bathroom Counter – Back Bath – April 2016
  • Family room carpet – November 2014
  • Security and Fire Alarm System – August 2014
  • Wood Floors Refinished – May 2011
  • Complete Front Bath remodel – May 2014
  • New plumbing to toilet, sink and bathtub
  • New floor and shower tile
  • New vanity, medicine cabinet and lighting


  • New Cedar fence separating yard with neighbors – March 2016
  • New Patio structure – April 2016
  • New front sidewalk – February 2012
  • New Sprinkler system – August 2013
  • Removal of overgrown trees in back yard – May 2011
  • Garage Door Hardware – November 2015
  • Removed all wood-rot
  • Removed all roots to prevent future cracking

Move in and just enjoy, all the work has already been done for you!

For open house information or to schedule a private viewing, call or text the AskAngie team at 949-338-7408 or simply fill out the form below:

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