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    The Laws: California Real Estate Disclosures

    SellersDisclosure Form with keys to the house on top What are my disclosure obligations when selling a home in Santa Barbara? Do you know real estate disclosure laws vary from state to state? The law when it comes to California real estate disclosures requires residential property sellers to report, in writing, details about the property for sale. ...

    4 Elements of Real Estate Legal Protection

    boxing gloves to show how to protect your real estate assets in a fight Do you have a plan when it comes to real estate asset protection? You should. Consider this: the value of your real estate holdings may be significant and can be used to cover damages awarded in a lawsuit. The following 4 elements will help protect your investment in order to minimize such ...

    Whale Watching in Santa Barbara

    Whales swimming in Santa Barbara [caption id="attachment_10355" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Chuck Graham[/caption] Hop aboard a whale watching tour and see why the Santa Barbara Channel is one of the best places in the world for spotting sea life The best season for whale watching in Santa Barbara begins in late ...

    Decorating and Selling a Home During the Holidays

    HOme decorated to sell over the holidays with simple lights [caption id="attachment_10349" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image courtesy of Realty Times[/caption]Many sellers listing their home this time of year ask if they should decorate over the holidays. In a previous blog, I discussed how home sellers should romance potential homebuyers over the ...

    New Listing with Amazing Views on the Coveted Santa Barbara Mesa

    ocean view from santa barbara mesa home If you’re looking for a home with amazing views, then you must see my new listing, a beautiful home located on the coveted Santa Barbara Mesa. This remodeled and updated home features 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. One bedroom could easily be used as an in-home office. There is a 2-car garage, plus ...

    Remodel or Move? 5 Things Homeowners Should Ask

    Remodel or Move? 5 Things Homeowners Should Ask I’m asked all the time by homeowner’s whether they should remodel or move.Here’s what experts believe are the 5 things homeowners should ask when making the important decision to stay put or move out.Is your home in your heart? You may be surprised to learn that 70% of homeowners ...

    12 Tasks for Your Homeowner To-Do List

    There are certain things every homeowner should do yearly, monthly, weekly and daily to keep their home in tip-top shape. Since that list can feel daunting, I’ve put together a homeowner to-do list of just the essentials. Here are the top 12:Annual Homeowner To-Do List Schedule pest ...

    Chic Holiday Décor Ideas from The Experts

    Elegant staircase decorated with hoidy greens and pink ribbons[caption id="attachment_10301" align="alignleft" width="237"] PureWow.com[/caption]It’s that time of year to think about holiday décor. If your idea of decorating over the holidays still centers around popcorn on a string and ornaments that have seen better days, it may be time for ...

    Do Santa Barbara Homeowners Need Flood Insurance?

    bench surrounded by water from a flood Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster and cause millions of dollars in damage every yearIn a previous blog, I shared that FEMA advises Califonia residents to purchase flood insurance. The question of flood insurance is a hot topic again right now after three recent ...

    Four Pitfalls That Cause Buyers to Let the Right Home Slip By

    the right home I just read in Realty Times about the four pitfalls that cause buyers to let the right home slip by. If you’re in the market for a new home, avoid these pitfalls and you’ll quickly find the right house and the right investment for your future.Not working with an expert agent Today’s ...

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