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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2021, 11:36:03 PM »
I know that house. Nice side of the island but for that price I would want to touch water. Be patient and you could find it.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/103-Rivo-Alto-Canal-90803/home/7592659?from_mobile_app=true

If only it had a 3-car garage...sigh.

Funny thing SC there is a local ordinances that all homes have to have at least 2 garage spaces in order to ease street parking.  Mine are converted to a man cave and storage but they are there. ;D >:D

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2021, 08:57:01 AM »
It really is a magical place to live...my kids loved growing up here.


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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2021, 09:05:37 AM »
Maybe that place is nice area. But Long beach is not a safe city. Crime rate is high.
Live there and shop in the oc? (Is that the solution?) haha

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2021, 09:54:52 AM »
Maybe that place is nice area. But Long beach is not a safe city. Crime rate is high.
Live there and shop in the oc? (Is that the solution?) haha

That's what we do. 1% less in sales tax just over the bridge.  We go to Costco, fill gas and buy groceries in the OC.

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2021, 10:40:41 AM »
I know that house. Nice side of the island but for that price I would want to touch water. Be patient and you could find it.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/103-Rivo-Alto-Canal-90803/home/7592659?from_mobile_app=true

If only it had a 3-car garage...sigh.

Funny thing SC there is a local ordinances that all homes have to have at least 2 garage spaces in order to ease street parking.  Mine are converted to a man cave and storage but they are there. ;D >:D

I like the new outdoor mall @ Seal Beach with the wholefoods market in the parking garage.
Regarding this house.  I'm guessing you prefer this one to the one in the first post because of the boat dock.

The boat dock should be regarded as the "3rd" garage. 

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2021, 10:45:13 AM »
Maybe that place is nice area. But Long beach is not a safe city. Crime rate is high.
Live there and shop in the oc? (Is that the solution?) haha

That's what we do. 1% less in sales tax just over the bridge.  We go to Costco, fill gas and buy groceries in the OC.

But you cant shop in the city you live in? A complete joke.
Homeless people all around downtown. There are many gangs in LB.
I forgot to mention the trash on the sidewalks in parts of LB.
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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2021, 10:51:01 AM »
The reason to live in Naples is that it's close to OC-Seal Beach, so you get best of both worlds.
A little bit of risk and a little bit of security.

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2021, 11:14:12 AM »
The reason to live in Naples is that it's close to OC-Seal Beach, so you get best of both worlds.
A little bit of risk and a little bit of security.

Oh believe me, there has been talk of seceding to the OC but LB will never let it happen because they love the tax base and parking ticket revenue.  Costco is actually closer in Los Al than the one in Signal Hill.  We are far enough from downtown but still close enough to venture if we want without endangering ones self.  There are some great restaurants and bars down there. 

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2021, 11:17:23 AM »
Maybe that place is nice area. But Long beach is not a safe city. Crime rate is high.
Live there and shop in the oc? (Is that the solution?) haha

That's what we do. 1% less in sales tax just over the bridge.  We go to Costco, fill gas and buy groceries in the OC.


But you cant shop in the city you live in? A complete joke.
Homeless people all around downtown. There are many gangs in LB.
I forgot to mention the trash on the sidewalks in parts of LB.

As I said...few understand the difference between West and East Long Beach.

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2021, 04:38:29 PM »
I personally would rather live here than many of the $2m properties in Irvine. We used to live in Belmont Shore (about half a block from 2nd St) before Irvine, it was great for an earlier period of time back when we used to go to bars more often. The temperature is noticeably cooler than Irvine, also. The neighborhood is great for evening dog walks. The level of crime doesn't bother me, and I like the local flavor. This specific house is very close to the fun part of 2nd street, which is on balance a good thing but does have some parking-related drawbacks if you are having a house party.

I don't know if I would *buy* here though. Same reason I wouldn't buy in Balboa Island--I believe in climate change and flood risk (in the coming decades) is one of my concerns. Also, I don't like not being able to walk to the grocery store like I can in my current place in Irvine. If you don't mind driving, then it's true that Gelsons/TJ are an easy drive. Ultimately, probably the main driver of moving was for schools for a future family. My wife's boss tried to convince her of the value of St Anthony's (she worked downtown and loved being able to ride her bike along the beach path to work) but I don't really believe in private school cost-wise or philosophically.

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2021, 08:04:37 PM »
Really does come down to personal preference. I don’t really believe in global warming but if our house sinks that’s probably my kids problem. For now this is living. My kids all went to private school and I feel we got our bang for the buck. We can walk to the grocery. Ralphs, Gelsons and Whole Foods are right over the bridge but Rite Aid is right on the island. Tons of great restaurants and bars, just had dinner at the Bungalow on second. Really enjoyed it. You gotta find your own corner and be happy.

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2021, 10:34:00 PM »
If only it had a 3-car garage...sigh.

Once you go 3... nothing else to see!
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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2021, 10:51:54 PM »
I already found 3CWG too small. should've bought a house with 4CWG

If only it had a 3-car garage...sigh.

Once you go 3... nothing else to see!
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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2021, 09:13:06 AM »
Everyone I know....as they get richer, drift toward the coast.
The movement goes something like this.

Hemet -> Ontario -> Yorba Linda -> Irvine -> Corona Del Mar

The other day I talked to my neighbor who said he was thinking of selling his house to buy a place in CDM.
In your case, your good friend moved from a cheaper beach area to a more expensive beach area.

We are just lemmings shuffling towards the water.

His home is 2bd/1bath and around 1,000sf and fully renovated as of a few years ago with a direct access 2-car garage.  Yeah, him and his wife bought a 2,500sf home in Laguna Beach a few months ago.  If you want to get more info on the home just ping me as he'll have me sell it as he used his aunt to buy the Laguna Beach home.  I'm also considering looking at homes in Newport Beach, Newport Coast, and Corona Del Mar if I can't find my unicorn in Irvine.

Thanks for the offer, but there's only a small chance of me ever buying a coastal home.  I mainly started this post on TI to talk about real estate and get more engagement.  Saying that, I did visit this open house, and it was nice imagining owning that home.

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Re: beach house - Naples
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2021, 09:45:10 AM »
It can be done Zubs.  I started out on IHB in the 90's and sold all my Real Estate in 2005.  My wife and family thought I was nuts.  In retrospect...not so much.  We rented in Irvine and then back in Naples till 2011 and bought a house that today I could not afford to buy.  Paid the lowest on that street since 2002 in 2011.  Now, that house is my kids problem but we get to live there till they drag our bodies out whenever.  Like comedy...it's all about.....timing.

 

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