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Aug 262020

Home Improvement: Repair, Remodel or Renovate?

A TOP REALTOR’S GUIDE FOR SANTA BARBARA AND MONTECITO HOMEOWNERS Americans spend $400 billion annually on remodeling their homes -- not to mention renovation, repair, and minor home improvement projects -- even though many find the idea too ove...

Mar 262020

How to Increase Home Value

8 TIPS FOR MONTECITO HOMEOWNERS FROM HGTV Whether you’re selling a Montecito Luxury Estate, Hope Ranch ocean view estate or a Santa Barbara home there are things you, as a seller, can do to increase home value. We’ve all heard the phrase a ...

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 ...

Jul 102018

Santa Barbara Homeowners: The Best Way to Build Accessory Dwelling Units

What You Need to Know About Accessory Dwelling Units, aka Guest Cottages or Guesthouses, in Santa Barbara I blogged about the new law regarding accessory dwelling units (ADU) last year. Since the passage of Senate Bill 1069, hundreds of Santa Barbar...

Apr 192018

How to Integrate A Dog Shower into Your Home

8 expert tips for designing a dedicated dog shower for your four-legged family member Last week, I blogged about renovations popular among home buyers today: like a designated dog shower. In that blog, I promised to share these 8 expert tips on ho...

Apr 122018

Return on Investment: Can Adding a Pizza Oven Be Worthwhile?

Understanding what's popular among home buyers today can help homeowners make educated decisions about remodeling If you’re a homeowner looking to maximize your return on investment, Zillow says to check out what today’s homebuyers are looki...

Nov 202017

Remodel or Move? 5 Things Homeowners Should Ask

I'm asked all the time by homeowner's whether they should remodel or move. Here's what experts believe are the 5 things homeowners should ask when making the important decision to stay put or move out. Is your home in your heart? You may be s...

Sep 112017

4 Types of Flooring That Really Make Any Room

 Today's flooring options have you covered While some trends come and go, when it comes to flooring, classic styles are always instant hits. How about classic with a twist? Check out these flooring ideas from Zillow: Herringbone Hardwood If...

Aug 302016

Top 7 Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back

Think Outdoor Space Home renovations can significantly raise a home's value, which can mean more money when it comes time to sell. Here are the 7 best fix-ups, both big and small, that will pay you back: 1) Front Door We've all heard about the imp...

Nov 102015

Creating the cat friendly home

In a recent blog, I shared intel on how developers are courting pet loving home hunters. Being the dog lover that I am, the blog covered ideas for canines but did not include info on creating the cat friendly home. Today, I am going to rectify that s...

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