The Rose Park Neighborhood Association Launches Historic District Seminar Series

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historic district seminars The Rose Park Neighborhood Association will present a Historic District Seminar Series. The purpose is to reach Realtors and others who facilitate housing sales in Historic Districts and learn the requirements of real estate sales of properties within historic districts. The first of seminars is Wednesday November 7, 2012 at The Villa Riviera. This first of the series of historic district seminars highlights the value, benefits and requirements of historic district real estate sales.

This year marks increased interest in the purchase of older homes, especially those in Historic Districts. Local Realtor Jeff Anderson said, “In my experience selling homes in historic districts of Long Beach, the homes in historic districts can be as much as 25% higher in value than homes literally across the street in adjacent neighborhoods.” The City of Long Beach is known as a leader in the formation of its 17 Historic Districts. Rose Park Neighborhood Association is home to two of the largest in the city.

Topics include: The Value of Historic District Home Ownership; Real Estate Rules for Buying and Selling in a Historic District; Tools for the Buyer of a Historic Home and a Q&A with a panel of experts. Experts in real estate sales in historic districts, neighborhood heritage and architecture, members of the city planning department will all be on hand to step the audience through the regulatory steps, as well as the strategies to create new homeowner success.

Plans are in progress for a tour of the historic Villa Riviera, including inside some of the exclusive homes. There will also be ample time for networking with local neighborhood associations, historic organizations and real estate industry professionals.

The first of seminars will be held on Wednesday November 7, 2012 from 9:30am-Noon at The Villa Riviera 800 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach (Ocean and Alamitos).

There is a $10 registration. Please contact Laura Verbryck, Historic District Seminar Coordinator at to assure your attendance. Seating is limited. Beach parking is available just below the Villa Riviera off Shoreline Drive at $1/hour (meters take quarters). Additionally, there are two handicap parking spaces in front of the Villa Riviera.

Sponsors include: Steffie Hands, Re/Max Real Estate Specialists &; Anne Marie Ashley Group; Trebor/Nevets; Jeannette Architects and Anderson Real Estate Group.

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About Rose Park The Rose Park Neighborhood Assn. is a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation; all proceeds of this event go towards event expenses and continuing preservation education efforts. This RPNA event series builds on years of successful preservation-oriented events, including the annual Restoration Trade Fair, attended by thousands from the Southern California area.

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