The strandI have many of my clients asking me if it is a good time to buy or sell real estate today in Seal Beach. I always tell them if you don’t have to sell don’t, but if you do have to sell it is a great time. There are not to many properties on the market in Seal Beach right now or any where else for that matter. There are a lot of buyers out there trying to purchase to get the lower interest rates. As a mater of fact I have not seen interest rates this low ever since I started in Real Estate in 1979..

I would say sell,  especially if you have a unusual property, or you just really need to sell;   it is the best time to sell and there are multiple offers on almost everything.

If you need a “Free Market Evaluation” please give me a call.  I have sold a few homes this year with out even using the multiple listing service.  So if you want to sell confidentially let me help you.

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Wow!! We have been having the weirdest weather in Seal Beach and all of California lately. I have lived here all of my life and never saw anything like this. Look at the picture I got from Gretchen at Bogart’s Coffee Shop in Seal Beach the other day. Her boyfriend took it off the Huntington Beach Pier. That’s scary. We never see this kind of weather. I guess a car even got blown over in Sunset Beach. We have been getting so much rain here that the Board Walk is flooding from the sidewalk side. I can’t wait to see the sun again.

Hi Everyone, Sorry I don’t have the picture anymore.  Claude F. Paris made me remove it. You can call him at 714-337-2318 if you want a copy.

 

Don’t forget about the annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, July 18, at the Community Center, next to the Fire Station.  It is only $5.00 for Adults and $2.50 for children under 12.  Call Jackie Morrison at 562-592-2964 for more info.

Yesterday we had heavy rains in the northern Orange County area, as well as throughout the Southern California area.  In Seal Beach, the rains started around midnight Sunday night and rained until late morning Monday.  The balance of the day had a few showers and sprinkles but that was about it.

The weather forecast shows more showers and light rain later Tuesday and through tomorrow.

Unfortunately the storms brought flooding to Sunset Beach.  It primarily centered near 12th Street and PCH.  It often floods in this area – the low elevation is low here.  The water from Huntington Harbor is almost adjacent to PCH on the east side.

This intersection is where the old PCH Furniture Store was located.

Here are some links to stories and videos of Sunset Beach.  The first link is a video which will show you exactly where this flooding took place.  The Los Angeles Times photo will show this intersection as well.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/tv_channels/Sunset_Beach_Flooding_Los_Angeles.html

http://www.publicradio.org/columns/kpcc/kpccnewsinbrief/2008/12/orange-county-officials-respon.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/12/the-combination.html

There was an article in the Press Telegram ( http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/ci_10680860 ) about the Anderson Art Gallery in Sunset Beach.  Owned by Bill Anderson, the gallery features Anderson’s efforts to preserve images of Sunset Beach as it was in the 1960’s.  Other works contrast the old and new Sunset Beach.  The gallery shows works by other artists, too.

The gallery is open only on Friday through Sunday (other times by appointment only).

July 19 is the date of the 3rd annual Sunset Beach Classic Rock Beachfest.  The “tribute” band Led ZepLand will perform at this festival.  The festival’s objective is to raise money for the community of Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach is located just south of Surfside and Seal Beach.