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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...

Jun 172020

Father’s Day 2020: Trivia, Trifles and Things to Do in Santa Barbara

TRADITIONALLY A DAY COMBINING REVERENCE, REMEMBRANCE, RESPECT AND FUN What is the official flower of Father’s Day? As it is with Mother’s Day as well, roses are the official flower of Father’s Day 2020. Wear a red rose if your father is aliv...

May 222020

California Volunteers: A Vital New Program for Our Time

THE STATE OFFICE ENERGIZING CALIFORNIANS TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES & NEIGHBORS In a previous blog post, I shared important information regarding Santa Barbara and Montecito's non-profit organizations in need of financial help to continue thei...

May 212020

Moving During the Pandemic: 7 Steps to Doing it Safely

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THAT MOVE TO A NEW HOME Are you considering moving during the pandemic? In a recent blog, I shared my expertise about the Santa Barbara and Montecito housing market in the slowdown of COVID-...

May 82020

Santa Barbara Economy: The County Begins to Reopen

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE COVID-19 TUNNEL? After spending almost 8 weeks basically shut down, the Santa Barbara economy is beginning to reopen. That means California will have entered phase 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 4-phase plan to fully reopen the...

Apr 232020

Reopening Santa Barbara’s Economy: Pondering and Preparing

COUNTY OFFICIALS SHARE TACTICS FOR SLOWLY REOPENING THE AMERICAN RIVIERA® Are you among the locals who are growing restless about reopening Santa Barbara’s economy? Five weeks of the statewide stay-at-home order is more than enough for some San...

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...

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