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The Power of Scarcity: How Fewer Homes for Sale Benefit Home Sellers In Santa Barbara

In the ever-changing landscape of the real estate market, the dynamics between supply and demand play a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of both buyers and sellers. While a surplus of homes for sale can tilt the advantage towards buyers, a market with fewer homes for sale can greatly benefit home sellers. In this…

Introducing the Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan Program

Introducing the Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan Program

The dream of owning a home is still alive for many individuals and families, especially for those who live in Santa Barbara. However, the high cost of housing can be a major obstacle to achieving this goal. Fortunately, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) just launched a new program that can help first-time homebuyers overcome…

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Santa Barbara Spotlight: A Brief History of the Music Academy of the West

The Santa Barbara Music Academy (SBMA) is a non-profit organization that has been providing music education to the community of Santa Barbara for over 50 years. The school’s mission is to provide high-quality music instruction to students of all ages and skill levels, while fostering a love of music and the arts. The SBMA was…

Why your home's Zestimate valuation is incorrect in 2023

Why your home’s Zestimate valuation is incorrect in 2023

Zillow’s “Zestimate” feature, which uses complex algorithms to estimate the value of a home, has been the subject of much debate and controversy. Some homeowners have praised the feature for providing valuable insights into the value of their homes, while others have criticized it for being inaccurate and unreliable. So, what is the real truth…

10 tips to help you prepare your home for sale

10 tips to help you prepare your home for sale

If you’re planning on selling your home, you want to make sure you’re getting the best price possible. But, how do you make your home stand out and attract more potential buyers? Here are 10 tips to help you prepare your home to sell for more money. Start with curb appeal. A well-maintained lawn, fresh…

Buyer & Seller Perks in Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market

Buyer & Seller Perks in Santa Barbara’s Real Estate Market

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for residents of Santa Barbara. Here are the top…

7 Renovation Projects to Maximize Your Home Value in Santa Barbara

7 Renovation Projects to Maximize Your Home Value in Santa Barbara

Spring is in the air, and Santa Barbara residents are looking to buy homes at an unprecedented rate. If you are having thoughts of selling your home, this may be the best opportunity we’ve seen in modern history to sell. One of the key questions every Santa Barbara home seller asks is: How can I…

5 Reasons To Sell Your Santa Barbara Home This Spring

5 Reasons To Sell Your Santa Barbara Home This Spring

When selling a house in Santa Barbara, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this is the…

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The 2021 Santa Barbara Housing Market Continues To Boom

2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said. And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages. But,…

Can You Buy a House in Santa Barbara with Bad Credit

Can You Buy a House in Santa Barbara with Bad Credit?

Some people are under the impression that you must have impeccable credit in order to buy a house in Santa Barbara. That’s truly not the case — there are plenty of opportunities for people with poor credit to start on the journey toward homeownership and end with a set of keys to their very own home…

How to Buy a House in Santa Barbara

How to Buy a House in Santa Barbara

Buying a home in Santa Barbara is one of the most rewarding — and expensive — decisions any of us will make. Before you put out the welcome mat declaring “Home Sweet Home,” you’ll want to ensure that your home and your home loan, are sound both legally and financially. This article covers the basic…

5 Ways You Can “Give Back” in Santa Barbara This Christmas

5 Ways You Can “Give Back” in Santa Barbara This Christmas

It is the season of giving here in Santa Barbara, and this year our community has more needs than ever. With Santa Barbara now entering yet another mandatory lockdown, we felt this was a good time to highlight 5 organizations that are making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable residents. Each of…