New Rancho Under $800k

We didn’t like the pictures on the MLS so we decided to take our own on this one. This is one of those houses that isn’t exceptional in any particular way, but it’s the fact that there are no big “issues” that really makes this one to look at. It checks all of the right boxes.

This house “needs” nothing. That isn’t to say there aren’t improvements you would make and there aren’t ways to make this home more awesome (courtyard is nice, but forgettable, for example). But it’s completely livable as-is; it’s in a quiet, middle part of the tract; the house is well-sited with a big front courtyard; most of the original doors and windows are present and accounted for; and, the kitchen has been remodeled along with beautiful wood floors.

This house a bit of a Goldilocks…it’s just right. Remodeled but not “too” remodeled. Well-preserved, but not a museum of 1954. When it comes down to it, most buyers don’t want the biggest fixer in the tract. Owning a house like that is a lifestyle choice. Similarly, most people aren’t in a position to buy the most expensive, most upgraded home, either. Homes like these are the fat part of the bell curve, and this is one of the better ones all year.


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3125 Roxanne Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808 (MLS # SB16145225)

(all data current as of 5/22/2017)
Price $787,500
Beds 3
Baths 2 full
Home size 1,178 sq ft
Lot Size 5,346 sqft
Days on Market 99
Status Sold
BACK ON THE MARKET, SUBJECT TO ESCROW CANCELLATION DUE TO BUYERS' LOAN ISSUE. IT'S A BARGAIN! .. THIS IS A CLASSIC CLIFF MAY HOME designed for comfort, entertainment and the California "Life Style",both inside and outside. Homeowners looking for something special should not pass this by! This classic CLIFF MAY Home has been updated with a beautifully gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, quartz kitchen counters, and an eye catching glass backsplash. For those who want to know about the "bones of the home" the owner has taken great lengths to make this home efficient and long lasting with upgraded and energy efficient central air conditioning, tankless water heater, new roof, wonderful Teak hardwood floors, wood shutters, new electric panel and copper piping. 2 car garage. Easy walking distance to El Dorado Park. Be prepared to say "WOW" with all the upgrades and you will see that this beauty it is extremely well priced to sell.

Property Type(s): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 10/14/2016 Tract Rancho (RNC)
Year Built 1954 Community Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking 2 Walk Score ® 34


School District Long Beach Unified

Additional Details

AssociationFee 0 BathroomsFull 2
GarageSpaces 2.00 LandLeaseYN 0
PricePerSquareFoot 668.51


City Long Beach
CoListAgentAOR South Bay
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Urban
Cooling Central
Country United States
CountyOrParish Los Angeles
FireplaceFeatures Family Room
GreenEnergyEfficient Water Heater
HighSchoolDistrict Long Beach Unified
Levels One
ListAgentAOR South Bay
LotFeatures Back Yard, Sprinkler System
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
ParkingFeatures Direct Garage Access, Garage, Garage - Side Entry, Garage - Single Door, Garage Door Opener
PoolFeatures None
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
RoadFrontageType City Street
RoadSurfaceType Paved
Sewer Sewer Paid
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince California
StreetSuffix Avenue
View None
WaterSource Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor


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Listing provided by : Rosyclar Riera, Keller Williams Realty

(view all details for MLS #SB16145225)

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Stephen Meade
Stephen has lived and worked in a Southern California Cliff May home since 2005. He created the popular website as well as the Cliff May registry. As a real estate broker, he has had the opportunity to sell numerous Cliff May and other modern ranch homes throughout Southern California. Being a leader in the real estate industry, he has been elected by his colleagues to serve as President of the Pacific West Association of Realtors in 2015. When not working hard for his clients and raising the bar in real estate, he can be found exercising his cars on the backroads or backpacking in the wilderness.
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