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Entries from February 22nd, 2014

Mortgage Tips For 2014

February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

In the market for a mortgage?  Take a look at these helpful mortgage tips for 2014, compiled by Bankrate, an online aggregator of financial information. 1. Be Prepared to Document Your Finances: Morgage regulations went into effect in January that put new pressures on lenders to verify that borrowers are able to repay their loans. […]

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February 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate

               3 Overlooked Real Estate Tax Breaks! Lots of people make lots of moves – real estate and otherwise – to minimize what they owe and maximize what they get back on their taxes. The first step is to make sure you’re not actually missing any tax deductions and breaks you already qualify for. […]

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Looking For That Perfect Home?

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe

Looking for the perfect home, it turns out, is a lot like looking for love. Prospective homebuyers frequently develop “crushes” on certain properties and drive by or go online for a second or third look while technically still playing the field,according to a recent survey. And what makes one buyer’s heart go all aflutter can […]

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When It Comes To New Homes, Bigger Is Better

February 8th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate

Despite the bursting of the housing bubble, the ensuing recession and the slow recovery, buyers have not abandoned luxury homes.  It turns out they just took a break.  In July 2013, sales of homes costing more than $1 million were up 46.6 percent from the previous July. When it comes to new homes, bigger is […]

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