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Jan 152015

The quality of schools impacts home prices

Did you know that the quality of schools impacts home prices? People are not just interested in the quality of school districts for the educational opportunities they provide, they also consider school quality as part of the overall value of the real...

May 282014

5 common homebuyer mistakes to avoid

With more than 20 years in the real estate industry, most rated in the top 1% of Sotheby's International Realty® nationwide, I've seen these 5 common homebuyer mistakes made over and over. The good news is that they can be easily avoided easily. Her...

Apr 82014

Second Home Sales are Surging in the U.S.

I just read a report in The Wall Street Journal that says second home sales are surging in the U.S. thanks to expanding wealth, the stock market rally and restored confidence in the housing market. In fact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) ...

Mar 182014

Introducing the Delightful Town of Goleta

The delightful town of Goleta is a great place to live, work and play. If you are looking for a safe and supportive area to raise your family, then this bedroom community of Santa Barbara is the perfect place. Education is a top priority in Goleta. I...

Feb 72014

5 Tips For Buying or Selling a Home

As a real estate agent serving clients buying or selling a home, I see it all. I'm still surprised when sellers leave unmade beds, smelly kitchens, overstuffed garages and other messes after putting their home on the market, knowing I will be brining...

Jun 122013

Get Your Offer Accepted

With more and more buyers seeking fewer and fewer houses there are a number of things a buyer can do to try and make sure his or her offer gets noticed in a competitive marketplace driven by lower inventory levels. (more…)...

Apr 242013

Top 10 Best Estates in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has long been synonymous with gracious living, its hillsides, and beaches strewn with some of the grandest estates in the country. Having been a Santa Barbara Realtor for more than 20 years, I have become more than familiar with our...

Jun 222012

Vacation home buyers – are they back?

Since the real estate collapse in 2008 I think it is safe to say the vacation home buyers market has been some what on the back burner for many people, with uncertainty in the economy and else where this is, to say the least, understandable. However,...

Jun 12012

Home Ownership, American Dream or Reality

Has the perceptive of Home Ownership in American changed or is it still the American dream. More and more in today's buying statistics bigger is no longer better and more and more the reality is no longer based on a financial venture but a statemen...

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