Buyers Waiting Have More Competition in the Spring

It is a well known fact that Spring brings flowers and it is also known to bring out many buyers to compete for the purchase of the properties on the market. Historically, the average sales for March are a total of 137.  Compared to February this year of 87 for … Read More

Back to Even

Are you wondering what our real estate market did last year in 2018 compared to 2017? From Carpinteria to Goleta we ended up loosing the ground we had gained. In 2017, our overall market went up by 7%; last year it went down 7%. That being said, the market is … Read More

Real Buyers Buy Now

There is talk among buyers that I speak with about how they should wait for real estate prices to fall since we are in a balanced market. Do you know why this is not likely to happen and how this false assumption could cause you to lose out on a … Read More

Real Estate Trends Locally

As Realtors, we throw a lot of numbers around during the course of a day. These statistics can be very confusing if you haven’t followed your source for a very long time. It can also be difficult to track trends. In this blog post, I will attempt to sort out … Read More

YES! On Proposition 5

If you have lived in the Santa Barbara area since the 1970’s, you know that most of Goleta was purchased originally by engineers working at Delco, Santa Barbara Research and Applied Magnetics in their hay day. Since then, the children of these families have grown up and moved away. Now … Read More

No Market Slowing For Us

Life seems to be cyclical. Things occur and reoccur on a regular basis. The seasons come and go each year although each year is different from the past. Within the real estate industry there are cycles too. This is the time of year that we typically have a seasonal slow … Read More

To Invest or Not Invest…

When rates are rising why would anyone wait? We have heard about residential mortgage rates increasing from their low of 3.5%. Today conventional rates for loans up to $625,000 are around 4.875% for a 30/30 and 4.5% for a 15/15. That increase creates an 11% increase in the monthly payments … Read More

Control Your Costs Today!

By now, I realize everything in life has a cycle. I’ve lived through 3 real estate cycles here in Santa Barbara area. Inventory is tight, prices rise and rates have mostly stayed low for the past one two of those cycles. Each time the new low is higher than the … Read More

REALTORS® Disaster Relief Program

The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®, in conjunction with the Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® and Ojai Valley Board of REALTORS have launched a REALTORS® Disaster Relief Program. The purpose of this REALTORS® Disaster Relief Program is to provide disaster victims with mortgage or rental payments due to the … Read More

Accessory Dwelling Units and Expectations

At a recent MLS meeting at Rockwood Women’s Club there was a panel of City Employees and a Land Use Planner answering questions about Accessory Dwelling Units or affectionately known as “ADU.” Why did this come down as a mandate from the State? Local building codes were viewed as  to … Read More

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