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Long Beach Income Properties Update and Market Report

2 - 4 Units

Long Beach Investment Properties For Sale

Updated May 5, 2010




2-4 Units

Closed Sales


Sold Price





2000 668  $251,230 62
2001 680 $275,447
2002 917  $335,175 47
2003 905  $430,067 38
2004 845  $569,532 40
2005 909  $664,537 46
2006 635  $713,856 68
2007 349  $715,638 88


$462,084 87
2009 460
$365,475 78
2010 123 $372,342 72

Sales of Long Beach Income properties (2 -4 units), are picking up as buyers realize what good buys they are right now.  Prices are up slightly in since January but are still low, days on market are down some.  Smart investors are investing in the Long Beach income property market and future planning for retirement income.  Some of these income property sales have provided instant return on investment (ROI), others will do so in short order. 

Bank owned investment properties have been entering the market here in Long Beach providing excellent opportunities for ownership. 

Gross Rent Multiplier's (GRM) are down and Cap Rates are up.  The days of a 14 + gross rent multiplier are gone.   We are beginning to see GRM's back in the healthy 10 and below range once again.  Smart investors are scooping these up bank owned income properties in Long Beach rather quickly, often with all cash offers or large down payments.  Its a very good time to be out shopping for residential income properties.  

Although Long Beach is part of Los Angeles County, we do not have rent control here.  This makes Long Beach an ideal place to own and operate investment properties. 

2 to 4 income property units may be purchased with a residential loan.  5+ units and mixed use properties will bring you into the commercial arena requiring a commercial loan.   Commercial loans are structured very differently than residential loans and the qualifying process is more rigorous.  A commercial loan will likely require about 50% down payment with a higher interest rate than pure residential.  Contact a commercial lender to find out what you will qualify for and how much down payment the lender will require prior to shopping, the down payment required on commercial loans is usually substantial.

Many buyers in contact us interested in purchasing residential investment properties in Long Beach.  Some are new to this market and don't understand how to purchase.  At this time banks require non-owner occupied units to place a minimum 20% down payment, sometimes higher.  Owner occupied units can be purchased with lesser down payment, ask your lender how much down payment you will require for your purchase.


Claiming to purchase owner occupied and not actually occupying is considered to be bank fraud which is a felony. Before considering an income property purchase you should first contact your lender regarding qualification. 

Long Beach has been experiencing a shortage of available homes and condos for sale; as a result buyers are turning to the residential income property market in an attempt to find a fit.  Often a duplex, triplex or a four-plex will provide a very nice front home which may work as a good fit for a 1st time home buyer.  A portion of the rental income generated by the units will be considered by the lender and will assist the buyer to qualify for a higher amount, making the purchase both possible and manageable.  If you are a 1st time buyer and think this may work for you call your lender, ask them how much loan you will qualify for with rental income from a duplex, triplex or a four-plex. 

Buyers are finding that Mixed Use Properties can be a great live/work solution.  We have few live/work properties in Long Beach, finding the right mixed use property in the right location can be a great resolution. 

Income properties are a great solution for parents searching for investment properties to house their college student children.  While the price may be a bit higher than a condo, the income is as well because there are more bedrooms to rent, more bathrooms and more common area than say a condo purchase would provide. 



There are currently 81 duplexes for sale in Long Beach.  

Average Price: $488,546

Average Days on Market:  115

Lowest priced duplex for sale in Long Beach:  $150,000

Highest priced duplex for sale in Long Beach:  $1,499,000



There are currently 36 triplexes for sale in Long Beach. 

Average Price:  $613.132

Average Days on Market: 166

Lowest priced triplex for sale in Long Beach: $144,500

Highest priced triplex for sale in Long Beach:  $1,875,000

There are currently 74 Fourplexes for sale in Long Beach. 

Average Price: $528,630

Average Days on Market:  181  

Lowest priced fourplex for sale in Long Beach: $240,000

Highest priced fourplex for sale in Long Beach: $1,555,000



All 2 to 4 Unit Long Beach Income properties for sale

(Includes Signal Hill)

Includes Standard Sales, Foreclosures, REO and Short Sale Properties

Direct MLS feed is always current and up to date


Properties marked contingent are currently in escrow accepting back-up offers.


Contact Laurie for more information, available property lists, or to purchase investment properties in Long Beach (562) 212-5420



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