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The Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA, of Santa Barbara is offering a “Dream Home Raffle” with a 1 in 20 odds of winning over 2,500 prizes. You could win this “Dream Home” or choose $3,000,000 in cash.Over the last ten years the raffle has raised million of dollars for the Museum of Contemporary Ar...
Graph below provided by Fidelity Title Company in Santa Barbara. Reflects the Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends from Carpinteria to Goleta north.
On September 2, 2015 local government officials met with the public regarding changes and updates to Flood Maps that could have an effect on insurance rates and available loans. Prospective home buyers who want to use Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans are required to get Flood Insurance. The impac...
While the goal is to get the highest possible closing price in a reasonable amount of time listing a property above market value often turns away prospects and decreases the likelihood of a successful sale (see chart A). An overly aggressive price prevents a property from taking advantage of a k...
Painting by local Santa Barbara artist Chris Potter "Hammonds Beach"Getting the Best Price and Terms for the Sale of your Home!Selling your home in Santa Barbara and getting the maximum value for it, requires more than simply putting your property on the Multiple Listing Service, an ad in the ...
For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and po...
The current volatility in the Stock Market might make investors consider if their money might be put to better use in real estate. Here are 8 reasons why real estate is a better investment.1) You are more in control. Every physical real estate investment you make puts you in charge as CEO. As CEO...
Kenneth Harney recently reported in the LA Times that the millennials that appeared to holding out on purchasing real estate may have changed their minds. The impact on real estate could be significant! Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that yo...