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

5 Reasons the Highest Offer Wonít Always Get You the House

When it comes to buying a house, the highest offer always gets the house ó right? Surprise! The answer is...
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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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Should I Go Solar?

Rising energy costs combined with an increasing concern for the health of our planet, has got a lot of pe...
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Infographic: Eco-friendly Features

Most house hunters tend to be more concerned with saving green than with being green, a study from the Ap...
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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.

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There is no reason for sellers to stress about accurately and completely filling out disclosure statements

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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 Ė a nice fluffy ... CHECK OUT MORE
Youíll 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
Hereís 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.

Youíve worked hard to... CHECK OUT MORE

To help you get ahead of and sort out the kitchen and bathroom trends ó pity the last fool to install an avocado appliance in the 1970s ó went to this month's trend central, the Interna... 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 donít 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 and ... CHECK OUT MORE
Don't overlook these areas that may be outside your inspector's area of expertise.

Inspection day is exciting. Itís 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.


Wouldnít it be nice to approach your homeís entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.

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If youíve never experienced bathroom mold, perhaps you arenít looking deep enough into the corners of your bathroom.

Itís one of the most common problems in any house; itís also one of the easi... 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.


Is it just me or does it seem that appliances donít last as long as they're s... 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.


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 itís 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? Thereís a reason for that, and itís ca... CHECK OUT MORE
Repair walls filled with dents, dings, and scuffs, and youíll make rooms look young and fresh and maintain the value of your home. Fortunately, repairing walls is a good weekend warrior project. Hereí... CHECK OUT MORE
By doing your homework before you buy, youíll 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 lifeís most stressful events. The last thing you want is to be caught off guard by a case of identity theft just as youíre settling in... 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 orderóa house where appliances are working, the paint is not chipped, and that dust under the refrigerator is gone (at least tem... 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
Youíre 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 tip... CHECK OUT MORE