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Mar 192019

Luxury Bunkers: Much More Than Your Basic Survival Shelter

Would you consider one of these luxury shelters for your home? As more affluent homeowners – here in Montecito and Santa Barbara as well as elsewhere --  become aware of the comfort and versatility of luxury bunkers, they’re likely to consider ...

Mar 142019

Santa Barbara Applauds Women’s History Month

CELEBRATE WITH THE SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS March is Women's History Month. Santa Barbara joins the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities,...

Mar 122019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019 the Santa Barbara Way

GET YOUR LEPRECHAUN ON WITH THESE 10 IRISH SLANG TERMS TO USE AT THESE 5 IRISH-THEMED ACTIVITIES Head’s up St. Patrick’s Day 2019, Irish-for-a-day revelers who live in Santa Barbara. The time is nigh to make your plans and enjoy some green s...

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...

Mar 52019

Bye-bye, 2018 Tax Deductions. Hello, Loopholes

5 TAX BREAKS THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED (SORT OF) The major overhaul of the U.S. tax code has left many homeowners confused this tax season.   But the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) IS not as frightening as you might think with regard to 2018 ta ded...

Mar 12019

Let’s Step Up to Support the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AT ITS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Once a year, the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network (SBWCN) invites the public to experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at its facility located at 1460 N. Fairview Ave in Santa Barbara. This i...

Feb 262019

Technology and Privacy: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

TECHNOLOGY CAN RADICALLY ADVANCE OUR FREEDOMS . . . AND COMPROMISE OUR PRIVACY By now, we all know the benefits of home technology. But, are your smart devices invading your privacy? National and international laws have not yet caught up with priva...

Feb 222019

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: It’s All About Choosing Joy

 USING THE CLEANING GURU'S KONMARI METHOD™ Are you aware of the Marie Kondo cleaning craze sweeping the Netflix-watching nation? For those who haven’t heard of her yet, Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and star of the Netflix hit...

Feb 192019

Sick Building Syndrome: Could Your Home be Making You Ill?

FOLLOW THESE 4 STEPS TO A HEALTHY MONTECITO HOME Office buildings are not the only places that come down with sick building syndrome (SBS). You might mistakenly self-diagnose yourself with a cold or flu when in reality, you could be suffering from S...

Feb 152019

Going Solar? Facts and Figures to Help You Decide

WHEN GOING SOLAR, A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE GOES A LONG WAY Considering going solar in 2019? That’s good for both you and the environment. Experts report that making the switch from fossil fuel could potentially cut air pollution by 90%. But that’s not...

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