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How to Integrate A Dog Shower into Your Home

In home Dog Shower [caption id="attachment_10925" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Modern Home Concepts, original photo on Houzz[/caption] 8 expert tips for designing a dedicated dog shower for your four-legged family member Last week, I blogged about renovations popular among home buyers today: like a ...

Return on Investment: Can Adding a Pizza Oven Be Worthwhile?

Pizza over | Return on investment Understanding what's popular among home buyers today can help homeowners make educated decisions about remodeling If you’re a homeowner looking to maximize your return on investment, Zillow says to check out what today’s homebuyers are looking for before you begin any remodeling project. ...

Spring Home Maintenance List

The word Spring Experts share their top 8 tips Each season comes with its own home maintenance list. Last fall, I shared a home maintenance list for that season. Now that it’s spring, there’s a whole new list of things to do around your home. Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and tackle large home ...

2018 Home Prices Keep Growing. Economists Say There’s No End in Sight

home on a bed of money for Home Prices Keep Growing The seller’s market continues, especially here in California I searched the internet to find out what leading economists say about the fact that home prices keep growing; wondering if the market will continue this trend throughout 2018. And the answer is a resounding YES! In fact, home prices ...

The Future of Real Estate: Think Globally

shaking hands above the earth for the future of real estate 6 predictions for 2020 . . . and beyond Experts predict the future of real estate will change considerably over the next six years and beyond. Those changes in light of the fact that consumer confidence has returned to the real estate arena. The changes have to do with global megatrends, ...

Why is Spring is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your House?

lovely front yard of a contemporary Montecito home 6 reasons to list your home with me now! If you’re considering listing your home in any of the upscale communities in Santa Barbara, take note: spring is the best time of year to sell your house. Whenever possible, I urge my clients to follow conventional wisdom that says sell in the prime ...

Easter in Santa Barbara: Eggs Hunts, Bunnies and More!

Cute Easter Graphic for Easter in Santa Barbara There’s so much to see and do in and around Santa Barbara this Easter you’ll find it hard to decided where to begin Easter in Santa Barbara is a special time for residents and visitors alike. That’s because spring is one of the best times to live on the American Rivera. Temperatures are ...

Another Fed Rate Hike? 7 Ways the Fed’s Decisions Affects Your Wallet

money | Fed Rate Hike A Fed rate hike from tops economic news this week The Fed rate hike that was anticipated became a reality when newly appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced a modest benchmark interest rate hike of between 1.5 percent and 1.75. The recent $1.5 trillion tax cut and $300 billion ...

Is a New Housing Crunch on The Horizon?

construction worker regarding Housing Crunch Experts say “Yes”, citing fewer homes being built in America as one reason for the new housing crunch The job market is strong, the stock market is setting new records and wages are rising, so why is America facing a new housing crunch? According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the ...

A Rare Opportunity to own the Palmyra Estate in Montecito

aerial view of a grand Montecito estate surrounded by trees and a view of the Pacific Ocean My new listing is a piece of Montecito’s Historic El Mirador Hacienda Imagine owning the Palmyra estate in Montecito, a historic, breathtaking and very private 4.5-acre grand property. Originally part of a large family-owned 70-acre estate known as El Mirador, meaning “The Viewpoint”, ...
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