Now Is the Best Time to Buy

Before the election the country usually pauses to take a breath and Santa Barbara area is no different. Even though, sales were brisk and at a rate of 5 a day for the area. Now that the election is over what is going to happen next? The FED has already … Read More

Today’s Buyer’s Opportunity Won’t Last Long

I hear rumbling from real estate agents that sales have slowed down recently. Historically this happens in an election year, regardless of whom is running for office. The media has convinced people that they should be concerned about the future. As a result the whole nation holds its breath until … 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

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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