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Dec 312019

2020 Brings New California Laws

INCLUDING ONE WRITTEN BY SANTA BARBARA SENATOR HANNAH-BETH JACKSON There are hundreds of new California laws set to go into effect in 2020, including an important one for women, authored by Santa Barbara’s Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Others...

Dec 92019

4 Elements of Real Estate Asset Protection

DO YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR LEGAL SECURITY OF YOUR PROPERTY?  You should. Consider this: the value of your real estate holdings may be significant and can be used to cover damages awarded in a lawsuit. That's something you want to avoid.  4 Importan...

Mar 82019

Real Estate Disclosure Forms: Foolproof or Fallible?

4 OF THE CRAZIEST THINGS BUYERS FOUND AFTER CLOSING California disclosure laws are an integral part of the journey toward closing on a home. The Golden State, like many others, requires its residential property sellers to disclose certain things i...

Jan 292019

3 Ways to Maximize Your Profit When Selling a Home

THE NOT SO SECRET SECRETS OF SAVVY SELLERS I'm sure you want to maximize your profit when selling a home. Many people are tempted to consider options such as working with a discount real estate agent or entering into a sale-by-owner program, but I...

Dec 112017

The Laws: California Real Estate Disclosures

What are my disclosure obligations when selling a home in Santa Barbara? Do you know real estate disclosure laws vary from state to state? The law when it comes to California real estate disclosures requires residential property sellers to report, i...

Dec 72017

The Laws: California Real Estate Disclosures

What are my disclosure obligations when selling a home in Santa Barbara? Do you know real estate disclosure laws vary from state to state? The law when it comes to California real estate disclosures requires residential property sellers to report, i...

Oct 312017

Tax reform and real estate: potential impacts of the proposed changes

Tax reform and real estate are inexorably linked. While tax reform, at the present moment, still has a long road to legislative success, the proposed overhaul has numerous potential impacts on the real estate world. Before the perusing, parsing and p...

Jul 102017

Divorce Rates Climb for America’s 50+ Population

Make sure you know California law as it pertains to your marital home and real estate assets. Research shows that divorce rates are climbing for America's 50+ population. According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among baby boomers has ...

Jun 132017

Are you considering buying a vacation home? Read this first!

Seven truths about vacation home ownership According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, although the economy is firming up, interest rates are still relatively low and investment accounts are brimming, there are many things to consider before bu...

Apr 252017

Do You Know About the New Law Regarding Legal Secondary Dwellings?

Go ahead, build that Granny flat! It's legal in the state of California. Santa Barbara homeowners are in luck: there's a new law regarding legal secondary dwellings making it easier to build a second unit on their property or turn an illegal unit i...

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