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Sep 172020

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Eco-Friendly Home: Part 2

GREEN BUILDING AND MOVING I hope after reading Part 1 of my Going Green series you realize that getting on the right side of things when it comes to the environment is easier than you thought. With just a little planning and a few smart tech devic...

Sep 152020

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Eco-Friendly Home: Part 1

20 SIMPLE WAYS TO JOIN THE GREEN REVOLUTION It’s not surprising that more and more homeowners are going green in their everyday lives. The benefits of creating an eco-friendly home are far-reaching, but many Santa Barbara and Montecito homeowner...

Sep 92020

The Backyard Shed: Your New Home Office?

WHETHER OUT OF NECESSITY OR CONVENIENCE, A TREND IS BORN Sales of backyard sheds are spiking.  It seems more and more homeowners are needing a Santa Barbara home office. After all, the idea of a separate, quiet, office space is top of mind for ma...

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 62020

Thinking About Going Solar? A Primer for Santa Barbara and Montecito Homeowners

WHEN CONSIDERING THE SOLAR OPTION, A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE GOES A LONG WAY If you’re thinking about going solar, installing solar panels to your Montecito home is a no-brainer these days. In fact, California is one of the best places in the nation to...

Jul 242020

Santa Barbara Day Trips: Convenient, Safe and Sanity Savers

TAKE IN OUR DRAMATIC COASTLINE, SPANISH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, BUTTERFLIES AND MORE The summer of 2020 might not be the best time to live out your Jack Kerouac road trip fantasy, but locals suffering from cabin fever due to COVID-19 can take a day...

Jul 212020

Lettuce Grow: More Than an Appeal from Veggies

GROW YOUR OWN FARM-FRESH PRODUCE FROM HOME WITH A HYDROPONIC “FARMSTAND” Okay, so that title is a bit “corny.” (That makes 3 puns, so far. Please excuse them.) Lettuce Grow is an exciting new initiative of The Farm Project, a sustai...

Jul 172020

Buying a Santa Barbara Home During a Pandemic

9 TACTICS TO GET YOUR MONTECITO OR SANTA BARBARA OFFER ACCEPTED As I stated in a previous blog post, the residential real estate luxury segment is leading the way in our economic recovery from COVID-19, especially here in Santa Barbara. While ...

Jul 72020

Preparing Your Santa Barbara Home For Sale

ADVANCE PREPARATION CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN THE SELLING PRICE AND SPEED OF SALE OF YOUR HOME              A few minor touch-ups can go a long way toward making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps cinc...

Jun 282020

Is a Real Estate Boom on the Horizon for Montecito?

EXPERTS ARE SAYING IT WILL BE A GREAT TIME TO BUY OR SELL Is the summer of 2020 the right time to buy or sell a Montecito home? Is a sort of pandemic real estate boom possible? Getting your asking price, and even attracting multiple buyers, can si...

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