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Best Suburbs in Los Angeles

September 23, 2021 | ashleynovak

Manhattan Beach is Los Angeles’ Best Kept Secret Click Here for a Manhattan Beach Relocation Guide Schedule a Buyer or Seller Consultation Are you thinking about moving to Manhattan Beach? There’s a reason why Manhattan Beach is repeatedly voted one of the best places to live i ...

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Manhattan Beach Real Estate

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Click Here for a Manhattan Beach Relocation Guide Manhattan Beach real estate is some of the most desirable real estate in the country and today on Real Estate and Cabernet with Ashley Novak, we are touring a brand new home by Samimi Development located in the Mira Costa section of b ...

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Real Estate Market Update

July 8, 2021 | ashleynovak

Click Here for a Monthly Market Trend Report Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down? We are reviewing the real estate market on a national, state and county level as well as diving into the market for the beautiful Los Angeles suburb of Manhattan Beach for May and June 20 ...

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VA Loan versus Conventional Loan

July 7, 2021 | ashleynovak

Which is Better? VA Loan versus Conventional Loan? CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE VA BUYER'S GUIDE!!! What’s the difference between a VA loan and a conventional loan? First things first. When I say conventional loan we are talking about a standard mortgage from a bank or mortgage com ...

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How Much are Property Taxes in California?

July 1, 2021 | ashleynovak

What are Property Taxes in California? In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Very fitting he’s on the $100 bill right? Taxes are not my favorite thing and I’m sure they aren’t yours either, but they are unavoidable so let’s talk ...

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Good Credit is Key

May 24, 2016 | ashleynovak

There are many factors that are taken into account to get approved for a mortgage, but one of the major factors involved is credit score. Before giving a person a loan to buy a home, creditors want to know how much risk is involved and the best way to measure the risk is by evaluating the consumer’s credit history. Typically, the higher the credi ...

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VA Home Loans: A Few Things You Should Know

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The VA home loan is a benefit for active duty service members, veterans and military families. It has helped millions of service members and their families purchase a home at reasonable financial terms when they thought it may not be possible. Current and former military members who are interest ...

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Rent vs. Buy – Things to Consider

May 23, 2016 | ashleynovak

Rent vs. Buy – Things to Consider There are pros and cons for both renting and buying and the right fit is going to be based on your personal and financial situation and preference. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of both renting and buying. Renting is great in Certain ...

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