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Real Estate Lingo – What is Escrow

Most of us have a cursory knowledge of real estate and how it works. Like most things, however, we should probably leave it to the professionals. At the Chernov Team, we believe in keeping our clients informed, and part of being informed is being aware of common terms used in the real estate industry. Today we will address the term “escrow.” In short, escrow operates as a middle-man that holds funds until all conditions of the sale are Read Full Post »

Hard at Work Selling Homes, Hard at Work Sculpting Bodies – Chernov Team Favorites to Get Ready for Summer

Summer is nearly upon us. This means pool parties, beach trips, and generally events where we are expected to show a little skin. It goes without saying (even though we are saying it) that you are perfect just the way you are. Notwithstanding the fact that you are perfect the way you are, it is normal to want to sculpt your body in anticipation of summer. The best teams became the best because they operate like a family; that’s part of Read Full Post »

Date Night in The San Fernando Valley

At the Chernov Team, we work very hard for our clients. This creates a shortage of time, which makes it imperative that we use that time with the people in our lives who truly matter to us. While this is far from a blog about relationships, we can’t ignore an idea that has gained popularity – the date night box. What is a date night box you ask? Well, first and foremost it is a container. Like most things in life, however, what’s on the inRead Full Post »

Choosing the Right Mortgage for You

Buying a new home comes with a wide variety of factors that you must consider. One of the most important, of these factors, is the type of home loan, or mortgage, you will decide to go with. Here are a few different types of home loans and which ones are right for you. The simplest type of mortgage you can get is a fixed rate loan. It establishes a set interest rate that will last for however long the loan Read Full Post »

Assembly Bill 1506: Residential Rent Control – Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act

Here at the Chernov Team, we believe the key to being exceptional advocates for our clients is keeping our thumb on the pulse of all things real estate. As you may be aware, the 1995 Costa Hawkins law makes it illegal for cities to enact “rent caps” on structures that were erected after 1995. Thus, buildings built after 1995 in cities that had previously enacted rent control laws, are exempt from those laws controlling rent. Costa Read Full Post »

Gray Skies Are Gonna’ Clear Up – Three Comedy Shows Near You

In an unusual turn of events, Southern California has received its fair share of May Gray recently. At this point, it would be wise to take Tony Bennett’s sage advice from “put on a happy face.” Unfortunately, it is unclear whether there is a causal connection between putting on a happy face, and gray skies clearing up (among other things). While theRead Full Post »

What to Do in L.A.

Downtown Los Angeles is known for its ability to blend its rich history with modernity and innovation. Here at the Chernov Team Blog, we know exactly where those hotspots are, and, in this article, you’ll find three places that’ll turn you into a true Angelino. One of Los Angeles’s most recent and most popular contemporary art museums, The Broad, is a must visit for anyone attempting to delvRead Full Post »

A Guide for Millennials Purchasing their First Home

  Millennials are considered anyone born between 1981 and 1996. This group has faced countless experiences with high rates of unemployment and low wages. Most Millennials have some amount of school debt and a potentially questionable credit history, causing their process of purchasing their first home difficult, but here are a few tips on how Millennials can be prepared to purchase their first home. As Read Full Post »

A Guide for Generation Z to Purchasing Their First Home

The ages of the people associated with Generation Z range between around 19 or 20, depending on where you look, and the kids born today. These are the current children of the world. While most of them are far too young to be saving up for their first down payment, knowing what they can do to prepare will be very helpful in their preparation for what is to come in the next 10 or 20 years of their Read Full Post »

Seasons and the Real Estate Market

The real estate market is neither a safe bet nor a dangerous one. Currently, on the rise of recovery, the real estate market is known for its unpredictability. Nevertheless, through its twists and turns, certain trends and patterns are followed. Almost cyclical, the real estate market’s periods of competition are associated with the seasons. Also known as “real estate seasonality,” buyers and sellersRead Full Post »

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