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Jan 112019

Listing Your Home in Santa Barbara

NOW might be the best time to do it You may have heard that the housing market is softening. If you’re thinking about listing your home in Santa Barbara or Montecito, NOW is the best time to do it. According to a year-end report from Realtor.com, ...

Jan 42019

The Santa Barbara School District

School quality has a mighty influence on home buyers Many of my customers ask me about the Santa Barbara School District, the main public school district that serves Santa Barbara and Goleta. I am happy to answer that the Santa Barbara’s public s...

Dec 282018

Next Housing Crash Prediction: Is One Coming?

5 reasons NOT to fear a housing crash As we head into 2019, it seems like everyone is awaiting the experts’ next housing crash prediction.  Some of those experts do warn there’s trouble brewing in the U.S. housing market; asserting fear that an...

Dec 262018

A Look Back At Montecito Real Estate in 2018

Tight inventory, rising prices, and even nature’s fury failed to dissuade my optimistic buyers and sellers in Montecito and Santa Barbara As we look back at real estate in 2018, experts say the housing crisis finally made a comeback. Tight invento...

Dec 72018

Celebrity Homes: Santa Barbara Sanctuaries of the Famous

Santa Barbara is the secret hiding place for many of Hollywood’s ultra-rich and famous Santa Barbara is a true oasis for the famous, which is why you’ll find so many celebrity homes here. The fact that celebrities choose to live on the American ...

Nov 232018

Thinking of Buying a Home During the Holidays?

FORGET BLACK FRIDAY DEALS, THE HOLIDAYS ARE A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY ON A NEW HOME  Are you considering buying a home during the holidays? I’m here to tell you that's an excellent idea!   As I explained in a previous blog, Spring is the best t...

Nov 22018

Home Prices on the West Coast Hit a Wall

Supply spikes and slow sales indicate a buyer’s market is on the horizon   Data from the last two months suggests home prices on the West Coast have entered a new stage. While sellers have had it easy over the last few years, today houses are s...

Oct 302018

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Check out this video of haunted house ghost stories from the Wall Street Journal In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d take a look at the challenges of selling a haunted house. Would you buy one? In the real estate game, haunted houses have the off...

Sep 252018

Home Sales in California: Good News for Homebuyers

Home Prices and Inventory Play Big Roles According to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), the number of home sales in California has fallen below 400,000, and below last month’s escrow closings. It’s been two years since exist...

Sep 242018

Current Mortgage Rates Hit 7-Year High

The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate made the largest weekly jump since last April Financial experts report the current mortgage rate has risen to a new high. Today’s average 15-year fixed rate, along with the average 5/1 adjustable-rate mort...

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