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Coming soon - Stunning mountain view property on over 1/2 acre in a highly sought rural setting, yet close to town. The tri-level home features 3 bedrooms, a family room (think 4th bedroom), 2.5 updated baths, 2 fireplaces, newer kitchen with breakfast nook, and formal dining.   The KILLER outdoo...
04/14/2015
WASHINGTON (March 30, 2015) – Pending home sales in February increased to their highest level since June 2013 as sizeable gains in the Midwest and West offset smaller declines in the Northeast and South, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says d...
04/01/2015
Freddie Mac recently launched their new affordable mortgage option to match Fannie Mae’s 3 percent down payment conventional mortgage for first time home buyers.  The mortgage is ideal for low and moderate income borrowers with limited savings who want to achieve the American dream.  There is no ...
03/30/2015
          72 SANDERLING LANE | Goleta CA 93117 $1,129,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 3.5 BATHROOMS | 2-Car Garage  |  3000 SQUARE FEET      For All Photos Instantly: Text 172061 To 415-877-1411   View All Photos: http://72sanderlinglane.homeis4sale.com  This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase an ocean an...
11/05/2014
I read this interesting blog by PJ Wade on Realty Times, and thought it worth a share.  A Seller's Stay or Go Dilemma.   Although the focus is on selling price during negotiations, sellers know that how they use their real estate, and all that represents, present and future, is the true measure o...
05/13/2014
What do you do when your family outgrows your house, or when the quirks of the place you once found charming aren’t so charming anymore?  Should you move or improve your home?  That is the question.  Here are some answers. Too see the full blog, click here:  www.AllThingsSantaBarbara.com   This a...
05/05/2014
The Carpinteria annual report card is looking good, and it has city officials looking at several hotel proposals and a low unemployment rate.   That's a positive sign as part of a slow climb up from the recession years. City Manager Dave Durflinger said the city has four hotel proposals in the wo...
04/30/2014
Real estate is a big deal. For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they?ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for the parties involved, and having proper representation is critical. Today’s buyers and sellers...
03/12/2014
          399 MAGNOLIA AVENUE GOLETA CA 93117 $700,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 4+ CAR PARKING |  6970 SQUARE FEET      Two sweet cottages on one lot, featuring C-3 zoning (mixed use, residential income, etc.) near Old Town Goleta.  Approximately 6970 s.f. corner lot with great visibility a...
02/21/2014
Here is some 1031 Exchange information that I found helpful for my clients; a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange is a bonus to investment buyers and sellers.    Remember, a 1031 exchange gives you 180 days (OR UNTIL YOUR NEXT TAX RETURN IS FILED WHICHVER IS FIRST!) -to complete your exchange from the sta...
11/01/2013
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