Home Buying Checklist: 7 Steps to Follow

Posted by Gary Senser on Mar 14, 2020 3:27:49 PM

When it comes time to buy your first home, they're a lot of steps you need to take to make sure the process is as smooth as possible. Too many people make offers on a home only to feel disappointed when the deal falls through or the house doesn't turn out to be what they wanted. 

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5 Vital Questions to Ask Your Realtor

Posted by Gary Senser on Feb 20, 2020 11:59:13 AM

Buying a home will be one of your most significant investments. You probably already have some ideas of what you are looking for and your price range. You have done some research and are ready to get down to business. 

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Manhattan Beach Real Estate: What To Expect For Home Prices in 2020

Posted by Gary Senser on Jan 9, 2020 3:49:33 PM
Looking over the data for the past three years for Manhattan Beach real estate and examining the trend lines a few things come to light. These of course assume relative domestic and international stability and no significant changes to interest rates or monetary policy. I would predict a modest uptick in prices during Q1. Historically, the real estate market starts to pickup after the Holidays, usually at the end of January. With low interest rates and continued low unemployment, the prospect should be good for the same scenario. The consensus forecast at the  NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit  said gross domestic product (GDP) would rise 2.0 percent with 3.7 percent unemployment and a 3.8 percent average mortgage rate in 2020. That's all good news. However, there are four unique factors that will likely further impact the outcome:
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Topics: Selling A Home, Manhattan Beach, Buying A Home, Home Prices

Top 3 tips for finding homes for sale in Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted by Gary Senser on Nov 8, 2019 10:53:52 AM

Beautiful beaches, a mild climate, and highly rated schools combine to make Manhattan Beach, California one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. Mira Costa High School Consistently makes Newsweek’s Lists of Top American High Schools. Additionally, Manhattan Beach Unified is ranked among the top school districts in the United States by Forbes. Manhattan Beach also boasts more than two miles of beaches that are about 400 feet wide and a desirable commuting distance to Los Angeles. 

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Topics: Manhattan Beach, Buying A Home, Working With A Realtor

Top Three Tips for Finding a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Gary Senser on Oct 28, 2019 6:42:47 PM

Buying a house is one of the biggest and most fulfilling investments you’ll ever make in your life. However, the process may prove overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time home buyer. Finding a real estate agent is the first step towards mastering this otherwise complex activity.

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Topics: Selling A Home, Buying A Home, Working With A Realtor, Finding A Real Estate Agent

Don't Miss These Annual Manhattan Beach Events

Posted by Gary Senser on Sep 18, 2019 7:04:30 PM

Manhattan Beach residents are more than just neighbors - they are a community. They love getting together and having fun. In fact, that’s why the area hosts an abundance of events each year that have become traditions for many Manhattan Beach families.

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Topics: Manhattan Beach, Local events, Family activities

Living in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach

Posted by Gary Senser on Sep 1, 2019 3:14:03 PM

Manhattan Beach is comprised of sections, or neighborhoods, and one of the most sought after spots is the Sand Section. Not only does the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach give residents backyard access to the area’s beaches and water activities, but it also offers a selection of gorgeous residences with some that afford epic views.

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Favorite dishes from Bite At The Beach, and where to get them

Posted by Gary Senser on Aug 30, 2019 3:17:18 PM

On August 10th, 2019, Manhattan Beach hosted the 6th annual Bite at the Beach. Featuring some of the best local flavors, attendees ate and sipped samples from the area’s hottest and tastiest establishments. If you happened to miss out on this delectable event, there is still plenty of opportunity to try some of the favorite dishes and drinks that were offered. Here’s where you can go on your next night out…

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Topics: Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Restaurants, Local dining

Buying a home in Manhattan Beach

Posted by Gary Senser on Aug 23, 2019 12:44:48 PM

Buying a home in Manhattan Beach is an exciting prospect. Looking at the listings is a great first step…however, it’s also essential to create a well-thought-out approach to the buying process.

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Topics: Manhattan Beach, Buying A Home

How Market Insights are an Essential Part of the Manhattan Beach Buying and Selling Experience

Posted by Gary Senser on Aug 15, 2019 10:58:00 AM

It’s no big secret that the current climate of a real estate market drives prices. It also impacts the buying and selling experience depending on what the market is doing. For example, if it’s a seller’s market in Manhattan Beach, buyers are going to face more competition and need to craft offers that are highly appealing. In a buyer’s market in Manhattan Beach, sellers have to make their listing stand out.

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Topics: Selling A Home, Manhattan Beach, Buying A Home, Market Insights

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