First Time Buyer – Free HOA Dues!

California Association of Realtors have donated up to six months free HOA dues, for qualifying first time home buyers.  This is a HAF program.  Hurry before the money runs out! Check out the video for more information. Elaine Abercrombie Broker/Owner, SBAOR Past President, GREEN, SRES eabercrombie1951@gmail.com www.AbercrombieFineHomes.net 805-450-0086

Real Estate Bidding Wars

Why You May Lose A Bidding War, But Still Get The House By: Michael Corbett There are more buyers than available homes nowadays, and in many cities, home prices have increased dramatically, making the competition fierce. Chances are, not every offer you make will win the deal … but don’t … Read More

Seller’s Remorse

Why Seller’s Remorse is Totally Common By: Jamie Wiebe Selling your house can be scary: It’s been your home, where you’ve lived and made memories. Chances are good it’s your most important asset and your biggest investment so far. Wrestling with the emotional heft of putting your home on the … Read More

What’s In A Realtor

What to look for when you need a Real Estate Professional: Communication – Find someone who is available and will adapt to your style of communication. Aren’t all relationships about open honest easy communication? This one is no different and it will make the process flow much easier. Finding someone … Read More

Grand Jury ZIR Report

You may have heard that Santa Barbara has waved their mandatory Zoning Information Reports. This is not quite true. The Santa Barbara Grand Jury made a recommendation to the City to make ZIR’s voluntary. No change from the City regarding mandatory reports has happened yet. There will be a public … Read More

Backyards

Every time a prospective home buyer walks onto your property, there are a few things that they will absolutely not put up with. These deal breakers can be anywhere in the home, but there is one area that we often forget about: the backyard. The backyard is very important to … Read More

Financial Resolutions 2015

Ready to win your financial resolutions? If you’re identifying 2015 — or even 2016 — as the year you make a major housing change, you’ll want to confirm that your credit behaviors are at their best. Your credit plays an important role in affording you access to the best terms … Read More

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