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

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

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

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