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Mar 192019

Luxury Bunkers: Much More Than Your Basic Survival Shelter

Would you consider one of these luxury shelters for your home? As more affluent homeowners – here in Montecito and Santa Barbara as well as elsewhere --  become aware of the comfort and versatility of luxury bunkers, they’re likely to consider ...

Feb 132019

Private Firefighters: Help For Montecito Homeowners?

ALREADY BE COVERED? CHECK YOUR HOMEOWNERS POLICY. You may have heard that private firefighters saved the $60 million home of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West when the California Woolsey Fire ravaged Ventura County. How did they do that? Private firefi...

Feb 82019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU'S OF AMERICAN RIVIERA RESTAURANTS Romance is in the air all year long in Santa Barbara so it’s not surprising that local restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make this Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara is one of...

Feb 42019

Experience the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION! SBIFF SHOWCASES ALL THINGS CINEMATIC This is the time of year when major celebrities and their entourages descend on Santa Barbara for the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), taking place through Februar...

Jan 252019

6 Ways to Build Wealth Without Touching the Stock Market

HERE ARE SOME DIVERSE AND LUCRATIVE INVESTMENT OPTIONS There are so many ways to build wealth without relying on one of the most common wealth-building platforms: the stock market. To some, investing in the stock market might feel a bit risky today ...

Jan 182019

The Junk Drawer: A Montecito Tradition?

EVEN LUXURY HOMES HAVE A JUNK DRAWER OR TWO  I’m going to take a bold step here and assume that literally every Montecito residence – including my own – has at least one junk drawer. Are those receptacles of random stuff a metaphor for how yo...

Jan 92019

2019 Home Décor Trends: 6 Will Be Hot This Year

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE LATEST STYLES AND DESIGNS Do you know what's in when it comes to 2019 home décor trends? We’re talking everything from the latest color palettes and new innovations in bathrooms (flotation bathtubs?) and kitchens (sm...

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...

Jan 22019

New Year’s Resolutions: Facts, Trends and Santa Barbara Specific

Plus, 20 laugh out loud New Year’s Resolutions culled from Twitter Can you believe it’s already been a year since we made and broke all our New Year’s Resolutions? I can’t. According to research on the topic, about 60% of us admit that we ma...

Dec 212018

The Montecito Village Recovery Fund: Locals Helping Montecito Recover

Disasters such as the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 debris flow can have long-term ramifications for local businesses Tragedies such as the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow would be devastating for any town, but for quaint Montecito, local leaders and ...

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