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Here is the latest real estate market trend report from June 8, 2007:

Long beach currently has 1,920 active listings for single family homes and condos, an increase of 23% over last year this time and 433 properties in escrow, constituting a 4% decrease as compared to last year.

The current statistics by zip code as of today’s date, June 8, 2007, are as follows:

Single-Family & Condo

Zip Code      Active     Pending       Sold (2 mos)    Attrition Rate

90803              184            47                   64                6 mos.

90804              181            37                   32               11 mos.

90807              192            37                   53                 7 mos.

90815              153            47                   46                 7 mos.

90802              343            72                   66               10 mos.

Residential Income (2 units or more) – combined totals for zip codes above:

                         179             32                  28                 6 mos.

*This information provided by the SOCAL MLS

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2007 Sidewalk Chalk Contest WinnerAs predicted, crowds gathered in Belmont Shore for the Justin Rudd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest this past Sunday. As I was walking my dog in the early hours of the contest, a little rain began to fall. I saw several contestants try to shelter their preliminary work under canopies or eaves of nearby businesses. If Mother Nature would only cooperate! The contestant’s nerves were already on edge as they vied for $500 in total cash prizes.

The top two artists works are available to see at Whiskers, between Park and St. Joseph at 4818 E. 2nd St. in Belmont Shore/Long Beach. Congratulations to Carin Gross of Long Beach! She won “Best in Show” and $250 for her work titled “No substitute for Mother.”  More…….

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BooksThe Fremont Elementary PTA will hold its annual Used Book Sale on Saturday April 28th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. This years book sale is the biggest ever, and features over 8,000 books. All books will be sold at extremely low prices : $1.00 for hardbacks, $.50 for paperbacks and $.50 for children’s books. Also, a rummage sale and pancake breakfast will be held on the school grounds concurrently. Fremont Elementary is located in Belmont Heights at 4000 East Fourth St. Long Beach, 90814.

The sale is open to the public, and proceeds will go towards paying for a teacher to remain in the school’s computer and science labs. A generous partnership of the Fremont Elementary PTA, local businesses and families, and concerned parents has been paying for the salaries of both Fremont’s computer lab and science lab teachers for the last three years. This book sale is an effort to raise some of the $100,000.

This is a great way to help support our local schools and to foster our children’s education. We all know a few people that would love a great book as a gift and it’s a great way to spend an hour or two with our kids having pancakes and browsing the sale!

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sold-available.jpg  As of April 4, 2007 – The City of Long Beach had 1591 Active single-family homes and condominiums for sale and 428 sales pending. In the past month the number of listings has crept up by approximately 100, while the number of escrows opened has remained relatively the same. Currently, Long Beach has roughly 20% more inventory than the same time period in 2006 and 14% fewer pending sales.

 The current numbers of Active Listings, Peding Sales and Closed Sales (within the last month) are as follows by Zip Code:

 90803 – 145 Active – 50 Pending – 27 Closed

90804 – 141 Active – 27 Pending – 23 Closed

90807 – 155 Active – 40 Pending – 27 Closed

90815 – 118 Active – 46 Pending – 34 Closed

90802 – 261 Active – 76 Pending – 32 Closed

*This information was taken from the SOCAL MLS

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