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Using Mindfulness to Tackle Clutter

Mindfulness street sign How practicing mindfulness can help Santa Barbara homeowners Practicing mindfulness in everything, including clearing out the clutter we’ve accumulated in our home, can help bring awareness of personal issues. “When we operate on autopilot in our lives, we cease to be aware of what is ...

This New Summerland Real Estate Listing is a Mid-century Beauty

Summerland Real Estate Combining chic design and classic comfort with a nostalgic flair in a piece of Summerland Real Estate My new listing, a Mid-century beauty in this charming beach town next door to Montecito, is a standout among Summerland real estate.  It’s a wonderful example of this area’s coveted ...

SOLD: A Piece of Country in the City

Country in the city hoe sold! This Hope Ranch Annex Mini-ranch offers the best of both worlds I just made another sale, this time it’s a mini ranch in Santa Barbara’s highly desirable Hope Ranch Annex that offers a piece of country in the city. Ah, country living—fresh air, wide-open spaces, a slower pace of life. What's ...

SOLD: Hope Ranch Dream Home

The front of a Hope Ranch Dream Home Hope Ranch: a beautiful hidden enclave on the Santa Barbara coast I just found the perfect Hope Ranch dream home for my new clients. The exquisite estate has been re-designed and executed to the highest level of taste and finish. Featuring sweeping views in every direction, this Hope Ranch dream ...

SOLD: Another Perfect Montecito Showcase Estate

Image of Another Perfect Montecito Showcase Estate Sold I just found the perfect Montecito showcase estate for one of my discerning buyers: a Montecito Mid-Century Ranch set among classic Montecito estates in a coveted neighborhood of grand and timeless homes. Montecito is a destination for people all over the globe thanks to the gorgeous beaches, ...

Beautiful Toro Canyon Estate Sold: A Sign the Santa Barbara Real Estate Market is Hot?

Toro Canyon Estate sold by Cristal Clarke The Santa Barbara real estate market is still looking hot: showing an increase 11% in median home sales over the past year. Those include my recent sale of a Beautiful Toro Canyon Estate. I loved finding the perfect new homeowners for this showcase Toro Canyon estate. The enchanting, gated ...

7 Tips to Create a Happy Home

An illustration with tips on creating a happy home What makes a happy home? I saw this video of Reese Witherspoon giving her personal tips on creating a happy home and it got me thinking about the topic. Consider this: just like you can affect your environment, your environment can affect you. Therefore, it’s imperative to make your house feel ...

Pool Safety Laws: Here’s the Latest

Image of a pool to ask: Do you know about the new pool safety laws? Do you know the new pool safety laws? If you’re a Santa Barbara homeowner who’s planning to add or remodel your pool in 2018, you’ll want to know the latest in pool safety laws. A new California law requires additional safety devices. That means when a permit is issued here in Santa Barbara ...

Kitchen Confidential: A Trophy Kitchen Can Sell Your Home

A trophy kitchen like this can sell your home Did you know that a trophy kitchen can sell your home better than anything else? Nowadays you need a trophy kitchen to sell your house. Why? Because today's buyers are looking for high-end appliances, gorgeously designed cabinets, and stone countertops. That’s right, data proves that the kitchen ...

6 Things to Do in January to Give Your Home Some TLC

What will you do in January to give your home some TLC? January is the perfect time to give your home some TLC. You celebrated the holidays and rang in the New Year. Now make the most of the first month of the year by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for 2018. ...
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