SEARCH

Main Content

Buying

Apr 102021

The Home Inspection: What Every Buyer Needs to Know

WHAT INSPECTORS SHOULD INSPECT, AND THE HOMEBUYER SHOULD EXPECT For most buyers, a home inspection can be both reassuring and exhausting. It is possibly the first chance a buyer has to go inside the home after they have made an offer. But more imp...

Apr 32021

Celebrating the Spring Real Estate Market

8 REASONS TO LIST YOUR SANTA BARBARA HOME NOW! If you’re considering listing your home in any of the upscale communities in Santa Barbara, take note: the spring real estate market is traditionally the best time to sell your house. Whenever possi...

Apr 12021

The Sweet Spot for Luxury Homebuyers: Not Too Big, Not Too Small

LUXURY HOMEBUYERS TAKE A CUE FROM GOLDILOCKS As affluent Americans reconsider their priorities amid the pressures of COVID-19, a sweet spot has emerged for luxury homebuyers. When it comes to square footage, midsize homes are selling faster than ...

Feb 262021

A Luxury Realtor’s Homebuyer Guide to Property Easements

WHAT ARE PROPERTY EASEMENTS AND HOW DO THEY IMPACT SANTA BARBARA HOMEBUYERS? This comprehensive home buyer guide to property easements offers a comprehensive knowledge base for buyers to refer to prior to entering into escrow. Its primary message:...

Feb 172021

Luxury Home Sales: U.S. Demand for $1 Million-Plus Homes Hits All Time High

ARE LUXURY HOME SALES THE SILVER LINING OF COVID-19? More homebuyers are searching for properties listed for $1 million or more these days, as the pandemic continues to create an appetite for larger properties. People are looking to ride out the rem...

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...

Trigger Page Preview Option Popup
Page Preview Save

Enjoying Cristal's blog & listings? Please spread the word :)