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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 112020

Selling a Montecito Home: A Few Things to Consider

WHETHER YOU’RE SELLING A HOME IN MONTECITO, SANTA BARBARA OR SUN VALLEY, THIS ADVICE FROM A PRO APPLIES If selling a Montecito home is at the top of your to-do list, then this blog is for you. Selling your home is hard. And emotional. Like the o...

Mar 72020

Selling Luxury Real Estate in Santa Barbara

7 TIPS TO “SOLD” IN THE LUXURY MARKET Selling Luxury Real Estate in Santa Barbara requires a different approach than that used when selling a more modest piece of real estate. While I have the knowledge and contacts to help in the sale of a mo...

Feb 262020

Montecito: Best Place to Live in the Santa Barbara Area

LOCATION RANKING WEBSITE NICHE.COM NAMES MONTECITO #1 Those of us who call Montecito home know it is one of the best places to live in California, the nation and maybe even the world. The popular website Niche agrees, naming Montecito the best pla...

Feb 202020

6 Do’s and Don’ts of Home Renovations

CAN RENOVATIONS HELP OR HARM WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SELL? Before beginning their next home renovation, Montecito homeowners should think twice. Sometimes, the home they own and love needs specific home improvements, due to a structural flaw, aging ...

Feb 172020

Federal Interest Rate Forecast for 2020

COULD 2020 BE THE YEAR OF INTEREST RATE STABILITY? After a year of declining interest rates, experts are calling 2020 the year of stability. Why? Because right now, we’re experiencing fewer economic risks and low inflation. That combo gives the ...

Jan 212020

How to Clear the Clutter in Your Montecito Home

USE MINDFUL TECHNIQUES TO TACKLE AND TIDY YOUR NEST No matter the time of year, now is the time to clear the clutter and create positive changes in our lives. Previously, I blogged about getting organized, with my post on tips from organizing gur...

Nov 292019

Downsizing Your Home: 5 Signs It Might Be Time

BALANCING THE SENTIMENTAL WITH THE PRACTICAL Is it time for downsizing your home? I recently posted a guest blog, “Downsizing for Seniors,” explaining how to make it as stress-free as possible. But when I thought about the topic, I realized that...

Nov 142019

Is Another Federal Interest Rate Cut on the Horizon?

THE FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS “NO”  After the third federal interest rate cut this year, the Federal Reserve believes that the U.S. economy is now safely at cruising altitude. In fact, experts say the outlook is quite good and, as a result, our econ...

Oct 222019

Downsizing for Seniors

MAKE YOUR MOVE AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE This post regarding downsizing for seniors was written by Guest Blogger Shirley Martin. Recently, Shirley decided to turn her love for perfectly organized closets, drawers and cabinets into a career by becom...

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