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Jun 122018

Indoor Rock Climbing at the Santa Barbara Rock Gym

Perfect Gift for Active Santa Barbara Dads: A Day of Rock Climbing at Santa Barbara’s Indoor Climbing Wall or Outdoors for Father’s Day Guys love to climb so what better gift to give Dad on Father’s Day then a Rock Climbing Adventure either ...

Jun 112018

Tips for Moving with Children

Guest post by Alexis Hall, author of Moving is an important step in any family’s life. It can be stressful and exciting, filled with hopes and fears. For children, there are risks that come from the instability that moving can p...

Jun 72018

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

Anyone getting divorced needs to consider their real estate assets Disputes over major assets like your home are common among those who are getting divorced. That’s not surprising since a home is one of the largest major assets of any couple. Wha...

Jun 52018

Dive into These 8 Pool Trends for 2018

Some of these pool trends might surprise you! These 8 pool trends for 2018 are perfect for those of us who call Santa Barbara home. With our perfect year-round Mediterranean weather, we can enjoy our pools all year long. Thinking of adding a pool? ...

May 312018

Is the American Dream Alive or Dead?

Does the American Dream mean owning a home? What is the American Dream? A recent study showed that 53% of those asked believed owning a home is central to the American Dream while 18% thought it was the most important part. While that dream has dr...

May 292018

Isn’t It Time You Embrace Smart House Technology?

5 easy ways to add smart house technology into your home By now, every homeowner should know about the importance of integrating smart house technology into their home. I’ve blogged about the topic several times including this one that answers t...

May 252018

Top Residential Architects in Montecito and Santa Barbara History

These four top residential architects of Montecito and Santa Barbara brought their own unique style to our area George Washington Smith Architect George Washington Smith is Montecito’s and Santa Barbara’s most admired home designer, hands...

May 222018

Don’t Sabotage Yourself When Selling Your Home

Read This List of 9 Seemingly Trivial Things to Avoid When Selling Your Hom With 25 plus years in the real estate business, I’ve seen everything when it comes to selling your home. Even if you believe your home is in good shape to sell, I recomme...

May 182018

The Housing Market: Is This the Most Competitive in Recorded History?

Experts say, “Yes” Rising real estate costs, demographic shifts, and low inventory has combined to create the most competitive housing market in recorded history. Underbuilding is also a key factor, due to rising costs, labor shortages, and zon...

May 102018

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

  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 ...

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