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Entries from November 23rd, 2013

Luxury Home’s Most Popular Features Change

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe

     Marble baths are big right now.  So are rooftop decks, and oversized window.  But demand for barbeque grills, once a hot commodity, has changed considerably since last year.  But what about hardwood floors and plantation shutters?      The shifting sands of consumer tastes are revealed in the latest “lab report” from the […]

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Real Estate News You Can Use

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

US Homes Selling Faster Than A Year Ago Bidding Wars Begin to Wane Most Americans Do Not Trust Real Estate Agents Home Prices Are Simmering Not Bubbling Fixed Mortgage Rates Rising   Share this:

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Veteran’s Day in Santa Barbara

November 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Ennisbrook, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate

Veteran’s Weekend in Santa Barbara is this Saturday and Sunday November 9 and November 10th. For more information: 805.966.1660 Some of this weekend’s highlights are: SATURDAY Marathon: Shoreline Park to La Playa Stadium 9am to Noon SUNDAY Parade and Vintage Aircraft Flyovers Parade starts at Noon * State & Sola to 112 W. Cabrillo Afternoon Concert! […]

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Mortgage Rates To Rise Above 5% in 2014?

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Look for mortgage rates to rise above 5 percent next year and average 5.5 percent by the end of 2015, according to the latest forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Those rates are low when compared with historical levels — which averaged 7 to 9 percent in the 1990s and 10 percent in the ’80s – but they […]

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