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Encina Royale - 313 Moreton Bay Lane #1, Goleta, CA 93117 Offered at $449,000.Ground floor, end unit at the top of the horseshoe near clubhouse, pool, workshop and golf!  Ceilings have been scraped, entire unit has been freshly painted and NEW flooring has been installed throughout.   Plus:   new...
Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020 FROM SILICON FURNITURE TO THE DEATH OF STORAGE, MARCUS ENGMAN OF IKEA SWEDEN TALKS TO US ABOUT THE NEAR-FUTURE OF YOUR HOME  There's a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your h...
 The Median Price in my area:  Santa Barbara $950,000; Montecito $2,900,000, Hope Ranch, $3,600,000
The moving frenzy never ends: Even after you close, the to-do lists drag on and on—endless pages of bullet points that keep you up at night when all you want is to begin your new life. Some of them are fun, like redecorating and buying new furniture.Others, not so much.“When you move into a new h...
Fewer Cash Buyers =  Better Opportunities for First-Time Home BuyersThank you to:  Charlee Gibson for this reportDuring the month of May 24.6 percent of all single-family home and condo sales were all-cash sales, down from 28.5 percent the month prior. All cash sales were also down 5.8 percent co...
Save Green with an Energy-Efficient HomeEnergy costs can deplete a significant portion of a homeowner’s budget. In fact, they account for almost half of a typical U.S. home’s utility costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. With energy bills rising steadily, REALTORS® can play an import...
This sophisticated and sunny top floor, end-unit has been updated with wood flooring, scraped ceilings, track lighting to highlight art, fresh paint and carpeting.   The spacious living room features a gas fireplace and large dining area with door to balcony.  The nicely designed kitchen has a br...
This is good news - in my area, Santa Barbara south coast area of California, there are very few REO's and short sale properties on the market.    0  The mortgage delinquency rate (the rate of borrowers 60 days or more delinquent on their mortgages) declined to 2.95% in Q1 2015 – the first time t...
I saw this post on and think it most important for all of us to read and remember.Holding an open house is an act of faith. You clean, declutter, and prepare your home to look its best, hoping at least one of the visitors will fall in love enough to make an offer, preferably all-cash....
IRVINE, Calif. – April 9, 2015 — RealtyTrac® (, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released a Residential Rental Property Analysis for properties purchased in the first quarter of 2015, which found that the monthly house payment on a median-priced...

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