Neighborhood Realtor
From Lourdrie McNamee
Lourdrie McNamee, Coldwell Banker / BRE #: 01317775
1650 Ximeno, Long Beach, CA 90804
(c) 562.879.9677

Infographic: Home Improvements That Pay You Back

From remodeling the kitchen to adding a deck, check out which improvements have the potential to "pay you...
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Infographic: It Pays to Use a REALTOR®

The typical For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home sold for $46,000 LESS during the past year than homes sold with...
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Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween -- as long as it’s just a trick. To help you avoid any real-...
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Infographic: The Affordability Squeeze

Home prices are up, but many homeowners who have considered selling are deciding not to because they are ...
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While you'd like to get the best price for your home, consider our six reasons to reduce your home price. Home not selli... CHECK OUT MORE
There is no reason for sellers to stress about accurately and completely filling out disclosure statements To disclo... CHECK OUT MORE
We think of our homes as being safe havens from the rest of the world. But for people with allergies or other environmental sensitivities, sometimes the things that feel safe and cozy – a nice fluff... CHECK OUT MORE
You’ll likely be surprised to learn how much water the average family of four uses every single day in their home: 255 gallons!... CHECK OUT MORE
Here’s how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible. Getting the loan that suits your situati... CHECK OUT MORE
Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best slip through your fingers. You’ve worked hard to... CHECK OUT MORE
To help you get ahead of and sort out the kitchen and bathroom trends — pity the last fool to install an avocado appliance in the 1970s — went to this month's trend central, the Int... CHECK OUT MORE
Making your house a cleaner, greener space will save energy and resources, create a healthier, safer home environment, and save you money. You'll be helping out in the big picture too. According to th... CHECK OUT MORE
File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home i... CHECK OUT MORE
Moving is the perfect time to go through your belongings and sort out the items you no longer need. After all, why haul unused... CHECK OUT MORE
If clutter trumps cars in your garage, get organized (and make room for your vehicles) with these smart garage storage solution... CHECK OUT MORE
Makeover projects to improve the look of your home don’t have to break the bank, and many projects can be done over a weekend. Do-it-yourself updates, for a small price, can produce great results an... CHECK OUT MORE
Don't overlook these areas that may be outside your inspector's area of expertise. Inspection day is exciting. It’s an oppo... CHECK OUT MORE
With severe drought conditions across large swatches of the west and pockets of the rest of the United States, many homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water on landscaping. But there's no nee... CHECK OUT MORE
Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home's foundation and the very core that holds your house together. You... CHECK OUT MORE
Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door. First impressions count — n... CHECK OUT MORE
If you’ve never experienced bathroom mold, perhaps you aren’t looking deep enough into the corners of your bathroom. It’s one of the most common problems in any house; it’s also one of the ea... CHECK OUT MORE
If you're new to homeownership, you'll definitely want to avoid these easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you big time. ... CHECK OUT MORE
Is it just me or does it seem that appliances don’t last as long as they're supposed to?... CHECK OUT MORE
Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it's worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can and should be avoided whi... CHECK OUT MORE
News reports feed us a steady stream of stories on scary, invisible hazards lurking in our homes, presumably ready strike us down at any second, but how much of it is really cause for alarm? Which hid... CHECK OUT MORE
Finding a buyer for your home is just the first step on the homeselling path. Tread carefully in the weeks ahead because if you make one of these common seller mistakes, your deal may not close. Mist... CHECK OUT MORE
A pet-friendly home is not just a fun and safe space for your pet, but also a space that can stand up to...the kinds of things... CHECK OUT MORE
Got a small bathroom to renovate? Go wild with texture and colors if it’s a rarely used guest bath, but stick to clean and simp... CHECK OUT MORE
Do you ever wonder why your mortgage statements sometimes come from different companies? There’s a reason for that, and it’s ca... CHECK OUT MORE
Repair walls filled with dents, dings, and scuffs, and you’ll make rooms look young and fresh and maintain the value of your home. Fortunately, repairing walls is a good weekend warrior project. Her... CHECK OUT MORE
By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. Most potential homebuyers are a smidge... CHECK OUT MORE
You have done the hard part in the home-buying process and chosen a lender and a real estate agent to work with. You have also... CHECK OUT MORE
There are a few tricky cleaning jobs universally dreaded for being time-consuming, hard, or just plain confusing. How are you s... CHECK OUT MORE
There are more buyers than available homes nowadays, and in many cities, home prices have increased dramatically, making the competition fierce. Chances are, not every offer you make will win the deal... CHECK OUT MORE
Every time a prospective home buyer walks onto your property, there are a few things that they will absolutely not put up with. These deal breakers can be anywhere in the home, but there is one area t... CHECK OUT MORE
Even when a move goes off without a hitch, it can still be one of life’s most stressful events. The last thing you want is to be caught off guard by a case of identity theft just as you’re settlin... CHECK OUT MORE
We demand a lot from our garages. We put them to work as tool sheds, gardening benches, sports equipment depositories, dumping ground for off-season holiday decorations and general go-to spot for ever... CHECK OUT MORE
Homeowners know the satisfying, deep pleasure of a house that's in good order—a house where appliances are working, the paint is not chipped, and that dust under the refrigerator is gone (at least t... CHECK OUT MORE
You filled out the paperwork, you closed the deal, you locked down the deed. But have you calculated the true cost of your home... CHECK OUT MORE
Whether you've been letting your home improvement to-do list get the best of you, or are finding yourself comparing your real-world home to professionally styled and photographed ones, it's natural to... CHECK OUT MORE
You’re finally ready to put your home on the market, but want to ensure you get top dollar. Are there any easy fixes that can increase your asking price without breaking your budget? Here are some t... CHECK OUT MORE