Don’t Miss This Deadline! It Could Cost You…

Lately I’ve had a few clients borrow money from their IRA account for a few months so they can complete a purchase transaction on a new property. Clients have typically used their IRA as a source of cash when they wanted to tie up a property before they sold their … Read More

No More ZIR for Santa Barbara

The struggle with the City of Santa Barbara over mandatory Zoning Information Reports is finally over. The measure didn’t even have to go to the ballot to be discontinued – yay! The Association of Realtors has been involved for more than a decade, requesting that the City wave their requirement … Read More

3 TIPS TO SAVINGS

Real estate is a complex subject and since we “don’t know what we don’t know”, here are tips to save you money and time when looking for the right professional representative for your next purchase or sale. Communication. When meeting your professional representative, how comfortable are you asking questions of … Read More

Boring Can Be Beautiful

We are in the height of the summer selling season for our area, from Carpinteria to Goleta, with families relocating for the new school year. This is typical for the years past and prices are strong and rates are moving down. In our local Santa Barbara Association of Realtors for … Read More

Today’s Market Strategy

I work with buyers and sellers daily and I wish I had more control of the market so sellers could sell in a sellers market then turn around the next day and buy in a buyers market, but that’s not how it works. Today’s market is slightly in a seller’s … Read More

Vote No for Zoning Information Reports in Santa Barbara

In the upcoming November election, there is a chance to do away with the outdated Zoning Information Report (ZIR) once and for all. BUT IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, YOU MUST FIRST SIGN A PETITION TO GET THE BILL ON THE BALLOT. Why This is Important for You If … Read More

Are You Ready to Sell and Net the Most Money?

I see properties on the market every day that could have benefited from a professional’s insights about marketing for the most money. It is simple really, here goes: CLEAN SELLS FOR MORE – Have a professional cleaning company clean every inch of your home before letting the public in to … Read More

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

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