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Entries from January 29th, 2014

Santa Barbara News-Press: “Higher Home Prices!”

January 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Carpinteria Real Estate, Ennisbrook, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Property Search, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends, Santa Barbara Realtors, Summerland Real Estate, The Real Estate Concierge, The Real Estate Scene

“Tight Inventory, Higher Prices for South County Home Market!”  2014 begins with low supply, and rising median price reports Steve Sinovic Santa Barbara News Press writer in Sunday’s SBNP.  Steve also reports that, “Home buyers may be having a tough time finding the right homes as low inventory, higher prices, and greater demand are driving […]

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A Message From The President

January 29th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Real Estate, Ennisbrook, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Property Search, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Earthquake, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Summerland Real Estate, The Real Estate Concierge, The Real Estate Scene, Zoning Information Reports

     Time to Sunset Zoning Information Reports      In 2014 The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors will continue pressing for local legislative changes on behalf of current and future property owners. One issue we have been working on for several years is the City of Santa Barbara Zoning Information Reports, a report based […]

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For Home Buyers, Home Sellers, and the Home Curious

January 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Neighborhood News, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

CALIFORNIA HOME-PRICE APPRECIATION SECOND HIGHEST IN U.S. Home prices in the Golden State showed the second largest year-over-year gains in the county in November, according to CoreLogic’s recently released Home Price Index. California home prices, including distressed sales, increased 21.3 percent from November 2012 to November 2013, trailing only Nevada. Not including distressed sales, home prices […]

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Home Loan Rules Are Changing

January 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Homebuyers may face new challenges when applying for a home loan this year, the result of tough new rules from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The new rules, which took effect Jan. 10, require borrowers to show more proof that they can actually afford the mortgage they are applying for. Mortgage lenders must ensure that borrowers […]

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Mortgage Rates Hot Topic in New Year!

January 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Mortgage Information, Santa Barbara Real Estate

The final days of 2013 saw a flurry of real estate news involving interest rates and mortgages. Some news offered relief for homebuyers, while other announcements made it all but certain that interest rates will climb noticeably higher in the new year. In mid-December, federal home-loan guarantors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said they would soon boost […]

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Real Estate Brokerage Accepts Bitcoins

January 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Real Estate and Technology, Real Estate News, The Real Estate Scene

The Bond real estate brokerage in NYC now accepts Bitcoins.“The Bitcoin is a convenient and inexpensive way for our customers to transfer money, so we see it as a win-win situation which will impact the real estate industry,” said Noah Freedman, co-founder of Bond New York. In what may be a first for a traditional […]

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Real Estate News You Can Use

January 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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