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Mar 312020

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Santa Barbara and Montecito

INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE CAN EASE OUR FEARS  When it comes to COVID-19 information and resources for Santa Barbara and Montecito, it's good to know Santa Barbara County is working overtime to ensure the health and welfare of all residents. ...

Mar 252020

8 Steps to Creating the Minimalist Home Office

MINIMIZE PROCRASTINATION AND MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY For most Montecito homeowners, their home is their castle. Today, your abode can also be the central command post for your business. As the king or queen of your castle, you are free to design and ...

Mar 172020

12 Things To Do When You’re Confined to Your Home

SELF-CARE IN SECLUSION CAN MEAN FOOD AND FUN FOR BODY AND SOUL What’s a Montecito or Santa Barbara homeowner supposed to do when at home for extended periods for whatever reason, including work, illness, caregiving, and so on? Fortunately, you'l...

Mar 112020

Selling a Montecito Home: A Few Things to Consider

WHETHER YOU’RE SELLING A HOME IN MONTECITO, SANTA BARBARA OR SUN VALLEY, THIS ADVICE FROM A PRO APPLIES If selling a Montecito home is at the top of your to-do list, then this blog is for you. Selling your home is hard. And emotional. Like the o...

Feb 172020

Federal Interest Rate Forecast for 2020

COULD 2020 BE THE YEAR OF INTEREST RATE STABILITY? After a year of declining interest rates, experts are calling 2020 the year of stability. Why? Because right now, we’re experiencing fewer economic risks and low inflation. That combo gives the ...

Feb 12020

Luxury Bunkers: Time to Invest in a Private Shelter?

INCREASING FEARS OF MAN-MADE AND NATURAL DISASTERS ARE MAKING THIS A GROWTH INDUSTRY Around the world, affluent folks are paying big bucks to create underground luxury bunkers in preparation of a nuclear disaster, climate catastrophe, or other epic ...

Jan 212020

How to Clear the Clutter in Your Montecito Home

USE MINDFUL TECHNIQUES TO TACKLE AND TIDY YOUR NEST No matter the time of year, now is the time to clear the clutter and create positive changes in our lives. Previously, I blogged about getting organized, with my post on tips from organizing gur...

Dec 112019

Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Cures and the Mesmerizing Magic of Montecito

A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE AFFLICTION PLAGUING MANY OF US No matter where you live, sleep is the foundation of mental wellness, even for those who call Montecito home. According to experts, sleep is the regulator and mediator of your emotions. It i...

Nov 292019

Downsizing Your Home: 5 Signs It Might Be Time

BALANCING THE SENTIMENTAL WITH THE PRACTICAL Is it time for downsizing your home? I recently posted a guest blog, “Downsizing for Seniors,” explaining how to make it as stress-free as possible. But when I thought about the topic, I realized that...

Oct 292019

8 Outdated 2019 Home Trends to Avoid

THEY MADE A SPLASH IN THE PAST AND, FOR MANY, THAT’S WHERE THEY SHOULD STAY! Montecito homeowners: beware of these 8 (already) outdated 2019 home trends. While it’s natural to want to stay current with the latest interior décor trends, there ar...

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