Home » Cristal's Blog

Cristal’s Blog

Adult Treehouse? That’s Right! They’re Not Just for Kids Anymore

Adult Treehouse | apartments in the trees Our Mediterranean climate makes Santa Barbara the perfect place to build an adult treehouse I just read a story in the Wall Street Journal about a growing new trend: the adult treehouse. I’ve blogged previously about the man cave, and the popularity of the she shed, but I hadn’t considered ...

Top 10 Things You’ll Want for Your “Pinterest Kitchen”

Pinterest Kitchen Follow this list to get more likes and re-pins of your "Pinterest kitchen" Is your home’s culinary center a luxury Pinterest kitchen? I don’t know about you, but I can sit for hours on Pinterest in a sea of gorgeous, envy-inducing homes. Especially those with high-end, chef-worthy ...

Home remodeling: should you fix up your house before selling?

a real fixer up that needs major home remodeling Many home sellers ask if they should do the necessary home remodeling or sell as a fixer upper With more than 25 years in the industry, I get asked all the time about home remodeling. Is it better to fix up your house before selling or sell it as a fixer-upper? While there is no hard and fast ...

6 Moving Mistakes to Avoid

guy covered by boxes to demostrante moving mistakes Preparation: the best way to prevent common moving mistakes In my 25+ years in the industry, I’ve seen it all, including common moving mistakes that could have, and should have, been avoided. In previous blogs, I’ve shared tips for green moving,  tips on moving with children, even tips for a ...

Are Domestic Robots in Your Future? Amazon Hopes So

Robot Cleaner   The e-commerce giant plans to test domestic robots in homes later this year Bloomberg reports that Amazon has been quietly working on a new project that could have big implications: domestic robots. The retail and cloud computing giant embarked on the ambitious, top-secret plan a few ...

Moving with Children?

Moving with kids Here are 10 Tips to Prepare Kids for a Stress-Free Move Moving with children can be stressful. Think about it: children respond to the general atmosphere set in the home by the attitudes of their parents. If you view moving as an exciting adventure full of new possibilities, then chances are very ...

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 ...
Montecito Properties
Montecito Properties

© 2018 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal housing Opportunity. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. BHH Affiliates, LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. CalBRE 899496