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Sep 142018

Capital Gains Tax: 3 Dreaded Words When Selling Your Home

Do you qualify for capital gains tax exemptions? Capital gains tax applies when you sell something for a profit. That means if you’re selling your home for more than you paid for it, you need to report that gain to the Internal Revenue Service. Th...

Sep 112018

California Wine Month: the Perfect Time to Enjoy Some Delicious Santa Barbara Pinot Noir

Vintage After Vintage, Foxen Pinot Noir Receives High Acclaim and Awards September is California Wine Month, the perfect reason to head to Foxen Vineyards in Santa Barbara Wine Country’s Santa Maria Valley to enjoy a glass of award-winning Pino No...

Sep 82018

20 Tips for Staging a Home for Sale

Home staging is the key to selling your home quickly and for top dollar Staging a home for sale is one of the most important things I do – or recommend my clients do. For some, the idea of staging their home can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t h...

Sep 62018

Smart Security Solutions: 5 Reasons to Consider One for Your Montecito Home

Did you know that 90% of convicted burglars say they would avoid homes with smart security solutions? Statistics show that every 14.5 seconds, a burglary is reported to the police. Montecito homeowners who don’t want to become part of that statist...

Aug 302018

A Montecito Estate: The Perfect Venue for an Outdoor Bath

Here are some homes just waiting for you to create a soothing escape on the grounds of your Montecito estate Picture yourself enjoying a relaxing soak outdoors at your luxury Montecito estate. With a glass of fine wine or a cup of tea in hand, inhal...

Aug 292018

Master Bath Renovation: 4 Reasons To Do It Now

A master bath renovation adds value to your home and much, much more! There are many reasons homeowners decide to begin a master bath renovation. As I stated in a previous blog, master baths have become must-haves for today’s high-end homebuyers....

Aug 242018

Lotusland: One of the World’s 10 Best Gardens

Lotusland: the perfect place to bask in Santa Barbara’s botanical beauty Everyone knows about Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches, impressive architecture, and perfect Mediterranean weather, but do you know about Montecito’s Lotusland? Since 199...

Aug 212018

A Buyer’s Market? More Home Listings, But . . .

We’re seeing more home listings, but it’s not a buyer’s market, due to high prices According to a new housing inventory report from Trulia, we’re seeing more home listings across the country today which might sound like great news for homeb...

Aug 172018

The Top 10 Home Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

What do you want in a home kitchen design or renovation? You might be surprised about the trends in home kitchen design for 2019. Some are old, others are new. Whether you’re planning to stay in your home or list it in the coming year, a trophy ki...

Aug 142018

Santa Barbara Salt Cave

Santa Barbara Salt Cave is the largest underground Crystal Salt Cave in North America I’ve blogged previously about the healthy lifestyle we live here in Santa Barbara but the incredible facility and spa called the Santa Barbara Salt Cave, takes ...

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