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Dec 172019

Time to Sell? Economists Are Saying “Yes”

ADD YOUR MONTECITO PROPERTY TO MY PORTFOLIO NOW Although many people will tell you that the ideal time to sell your home is in spring, that may not hold true in today’s real estate market. Sellers need to consider the general direction of their l...

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...

Oct 172019

The Wellness Lifestyle is Spurring a Wellness Real Estate Trend

CAN THE RIGHT HOME IN THE RIGHT PLACE HELP YOU LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE? You’ve probably followed real estate trends and maybe follow a wellness lifestyle, but are you aware of today’s wellness real estate trend? Developers believe the multibillion...

Oct 32019

Real Estate Investing: Still the Best Choice Anyone Can Make

SEE WHY 4 MILLIONAIRES AGREE Over the last two centuries, about 90% of the world’s millionaires have created their wealth through real estate investing. That statistic was first cited by Billionaire Andrew Carnegie. READ: 6 Ways to Build Wealth...

Sep 262019

Mantel Magic: It’s Easier Than You Think

5 DÉCOR TIPS FOR A FABULOUS FIREPLACE   Even here in sunny Santa Barbara, homeowners want to welcome the new fall season by sprucing up their homes with cozy, stylish décor vignettes. Bringing out the things you’ve collected over the years, d...

Sep 242019

Real Estate Trends: The Urban Land Institute’s Annual Look at The Year Ahead

WHAT WILL SHAPE REAL ESTATE IN 2020?   Every year, the Urban Land Institute releases its Emerging Trends report which gives both buyers and sellers a look into the market’s real estate trends for the coming year. A real estate market as large ...

Sep 102019

Refresh Your Montecito Home This Fall

4 WAYS TO BRING YOUR HOME TO LIFE The sunny weather here in Montecito may not feel like it yet but it is that time of year to refresh your Montecito home and prepare for the fall. Why not make the inside of your home reflect the vibrant outside where...

Aug 142019

9 Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

THESE ARE THE BIG ONES TO CONSIDER Are you aware of the hidden costs related to buying a house? For the unsuspecting homebuyer -- moving to a new home like the Singular Ocean View Montecito Home pictured on this blog -- these hidden costs can be tru...

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