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Jan 112019

Listing Your Home in Santa Barbara

NOW might be the best time to do it You may have heard that the housing market is softening. If you’re thinking about listing your home in Santa Barbara or Montecito, NOW is the best time to do it. According to a year-end report from, ...

Dec 282018

Next Housing Crash Prediction: Is One Coming?

5 reasons NOT to fear a housing crash As we head into 2019, it seems like everyone is awaiting the experts’ next housing crash prediction.  Some of those experts do warn there’s trouble brewing in the U.S. housing market; asserting fear that an...

Dec 262018

A Look Back At Montecito Real Estate in 2018

Tight inventory, rising prices, and even nature’s fury failed to dissuade my optimistic buyers and sellers in Montecito and Santa Barbara As we look back at real estate in 2018, experts say the housing crisis finally made a comeback. Tight invento...

Nov 232018

Thinking of Buying a Home During the Holidays?

FORGET BLACK FRIDAY DEALS, THE HOLIDAYS ARE A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY ON A NEW HOME  Are you considering buying a home during the holidays? I’m here to tell you that's an excellent idea!   As I explained in a previous blog, Spring is the best t...

Nov 162018

How to Protect Your Home While You’re Selling

8 home protection tips for Santa Barbara sellers Selling a home in Santa Barbara isn’t necessarily unsafe; however, it’s always a good idea to take precautionary safety measures to protect your home and treasures as soon as you list with your fa...

Nov 22018

Home Prices on the West Coast Hit a Wall

Supply spikes and slow sales indicate a buyer’s market is on the horizon   Data from the last two months suggests home prices on the West Coast have entered a new stage. While sellers have had it easy over the last few years, today houses are s...

Oct 302018

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Check out this video of haunted house ghost stories from the Wall Street Journal In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d take a look at the challenges of selling a haunted house. Would you buy one? In the real estate game, haunted houses have the off...

Oct 102018

Selling a Montecito Home? 5 Décor Ideas to Hide The Kid’s Mess

Hide the mess in plain sight Keeping it together when selling a Montecito home can be a major challenge, especially for sellers with kids. The process of keeping everything clean and tidy when your Realtor brings potential buyers to showings can be ...

Sep 82018

20 Tips for Staging a Home for Sale

Home staging is the key to selling your home quickly and for top dollar Staging a home for sale is one of the most important things I do – or recommend my clients do. For some, the idea of staging their home can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t h...

Aug 292018

Master Bath Renovation: 4 Reasons To Do It Now

A master bath renovation adds value to your home and much, much more! There are many reasons homeowners decide to begin a master bath renovation. As I stated in a previous blog, master baths have become must-haves for today’s high-end homebuyers....

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