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Jan 42021

The Smart House: More Valuable in Today’s Market?

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR SMART HOMES IN 2021 By now, every homeowner should know about the importance of integrating smart house technology into their abode. After all, it’s technology that can make life easier and add value when the time co...

Dec 272020

Housing Market Forecast: Predictions for 2021

HOME SALES, NEW CONSTRUCTION AND HOMEOWNERSHIP TO REACH RECORD HIGHS There’s a lot to be optimistic about when it comes to the 2021 housing market forecast and predictions from the experts. Home sales, new construction and homeownership are expe...

Dec 212020

Tips on Buying a Home During the Holidays

6 REASONS WHY IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOME Most people cringe at the thought of buying a home during the holidays. Only the Grinch would want to pack up and move during the holiday season, right? Wrong. Hold on Cindy Lou Who, there are severa...

Nov 242020

Buying a Second Home? You Are Not Alone.

SECOND HOMES ARE DRIVING THE COVID-19 HOUSING BOOM More Americans are buying a second home in order to have additional or alternative space to ride out the pandemic. In fact, second home purchases are driving a housing boom here in the United St...

Nov 172020

The Increasing Popularity of the Multigenerational Home

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS NOTES A SPIKE RELATED TO COVID-19 The annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that COVID-19 is shifting the housing market as homebuyers seek larger estates f...

Oct 152020

Wellness Living and Wellness Real Estate: The Next Trillion-Dollar Trend?

COVID-19 REVS UP INTEREST IN WELLNESS REAL ESTATE According to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), thanks to COVID-19, the current emphasis on wellness living has turned the wellness real estate trend into a thriving, comprehensive $134 billion g...

Oct 132020

Moving to a New Home: 6 Considerations for Families

SCHOOLS, SIDEWALKS, NEIGHBORS, AND MORE Moving to a new home can be a fun and exciting time for a family. Whether you’re moving with children or aging parents, there are some important things to consider before you begin your search. To find th...

Sep 302020

10 Common Home Selling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

MONTECITO HOME SELLERS SHOULD BEWARE OF THESE COSTLY PITFALLS Even in Montecito, where Hollywood stars and the uber-rich choose to live, selling a home isn’t an easy process. It can be time-consuming, overwhelming, and downright costly for homeo...

Aug 122020

The Santa Barbara Luxury Real Estate Market is Booming

LISTINGS LIKE MINE ARE KEEPING HOME VALUES HIGHER A limited supply of available properties along the South Coast of Santa Barbara County are keeping home values higher than one might expect in the time of COVID-19. This is especially true when San...

Aug 42020

Santa Barbara Landscape Design: Complementing Your Home’s Architecture

THE BEST MONTECITO AND SANTA BARBARA LANDSCAPE DESIGN IS MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE          From Spanish Colonial Revival homes and Victorian and Craftsman beauties, to mid-century modern and contemporary residences, Santa Barbara’s...

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