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Jul 172018

Extreme Lawn Care: Are You a Competitor?

10 Summer lawn care tips from the extreme lawn care guru I’ve blogged before about the importance of curb appeal but extreme lawn care is new to me. Would you pick blades of grass by hand or vacuum your lawn? Some homeowners across the country do....

Jul 132018

Selling a Home: Want to do it Quickly and For Top Dollar?

Avoid These 10 Mistakes While Selling a Home Fast Preparation is key if you’re interested in selling a home fast and for top dollar. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 10 mistakes home sellers make that can keep their home sitting on...

Jul 102018

Santa Barbara Homeowners: The Best Way to Build Accessory Dwelling Units

What You Need to Know About Accessory Dwelling Units, aka Guest Cottages or Guesthouses, in Santa Barbara I blogged about the new law regarding accessory dwelling units (ADU) last year. Since the passage of Senate Bill 1069, hundreds of Santa Barbar...

Jul 52018

Kitchen Trends: Terrazzo Countertops

Terrazzo countertops are among the latest kitchen trends. And the versatile material has quite a history. The distinct look can be traced back to ancient Egypt. What we know as terrazzo today was developed by builders in Venice, Italy, and originally...

Jul 32018

Planning to Adopt a Dog? 6 Steps to Successfully Integrate a Furry Family Member into Your Home

Set yourself up for success when you adopt a dog When you adopt a dog, you can expect loads of unconditional love along with unwanted hair, dirt, and slobber. As a true dog lover, I’m always excited to hear when a friend or client gets a new fur b...

Jun 292018

Trouble Sleeping in Your New Home? Here are Some Remedies

Adjusting to your new home can take time, but here are 9 sleep remedies to consider If you’re experiencing trouble sleeping in your new home, then you need to check out this list of remedies from the experts. Sleep, or lack of it, is such an impor...

Jun 262018

Is Buying a Home Together Before Getting Married a Good Idea?

Couples considering buying a home together should heed these warnings In a previous blog, I shared info about a prenuptial deed when buying a home together after you’ve tied the knot. But what if you and your partner decide to buy a home togeth...

Jun 222018

The Real Estate Market: Then and Now

Comparing the real estate market in 1988 to now is more than just a nostalgia trip I just read an article in curbed.com about the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report from The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and found the intel ...

Jun 202018

What You Need to Know About Home Inspectors in Santa Barbara

Homebuyers: here’s a checklist to share with home inspectors in Santa Barbara When you're looking for home inspectors in Santa Barbara, there are several things you need to keep in mind. While I’ve blogged about home inspections before, it’s ...

Jun 152018

Santa Barbara Real Estate Prices Are HOT!

Are you ready to list your piece of Santa Barbara Real Estate? Now is the time! The Santa Barbara real estate prices are HOT this spring and summer. Not in temperature. We still enjoy our year-round Mediterranean weather. But in home prices. Whil...

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