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

A Pace Loan Could Cost Your Home

PACE loans sounded good when I first heard of them. Then the stories started coming about people loosing their homes. This is recent news. The cause is not because of the down turn in 2007 but because of how the loans are written. PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. … Read More

Ok To Build Accesory Dwelling Unit

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For years, our Santa Barbara area has been hostile to any additional living space on a residential property (especially hard hit were converted garages). The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development has issued, as of December 2016, an ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT MEMORANDUM which allows an additional dwelling … Read More

4 Home Improvement Tips with Huge ROI

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With all the TV Shows out there today to help you decorate your new home, what will actually give you an excellent Return On your Investment? 1.  New Deck – 75% ROI 2.  New Front Door – Steel 91%, Fiberglass 82% ROI 3.  Attic Insulation – 117% ROI 4.  Plant … Read More

What Gives Buyers an Edge?

Most people think this is a slow time of year for real estate sales. That can be a huge advantage for buyers. As a buyer not having competitive bids for the same property is an advantage. So are lower interest rates and free professional assistance. We have just experienced a … Read More

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

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