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Entries from November 28th, 2014

Sooner than Later?

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, Frank Nothaft, recently stated that, “Both interest rates and home prices are projected to increase in 2015.  If you’re planning to buy a home in the next year, it’s better to do it sooner than later.” Share this:

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The Value of a Remodel

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Market Conditions, Remodeling, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

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For Buyers, Sellers, and the Real Estate Curious

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Realtors

Painting by Chris Potter  Real Estate Industry News/Trends $1 Million-Plus Home Sales Up 16%; CNBC New York’s Multimillion Dollar Home Sales Keep Soaring; CNN Money  Rental Apartment Construction Is At A 27-Year High; WSJ Real Time Economics Blog  Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Adjust Loan Repurchase Rules; Reuters  Fannie Cuts Mortgage-Rate Outlook, But Home Buyers May […]

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Ellen Degeneres Finds Some Funny Real Estate Ads!

November 18th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate Humor, Santa Barbara Realtors

Ellen Degeneres Shows Why Realtors Should Proof Read Their Ads! Share this:

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The Palazzo di Amore

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

A Beverly Hills, California, estate with a 12-bedroom Mediterranean-style mansion and a vineyard is listed for $195 million, and is the highest current asking price in the U.S.. The 35,000-square-foot (3,300-square-meter) main house sits on 25 acres with unobstructed views of Los Angeles and the surrounding canyons, according to a statement by Coldwell Banker Previews […]

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Most Expensive & Most Affordable Markets

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Market Conditions

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The Listing Appointment

November 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate Humor

The Listing Appointment with George Segal and Richard Benjamin trying to sell their house.   Real Estate Sketch Comedy! Share this:

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Veterans Day

November 11th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Realtors

Veterans Day is an official holiday that honors people who have served in the US Armed Forces, also known as veterans.  It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11.  It coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other parts of the world, and marks the anniversary of the […]

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10 Reasons To List Your Home During the Holidays

November 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

The Mission in Santa Barbara, aerial photography by Technopanorama 1. There is less competition from other Sellers. 2. Fewer options also means a greater chance of a higher offer. 3. Statistics show that this season has one of the highest listings – sold to listings – taken ratio. 4. January is traditionally the month where […]

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The Truth About Reverse Mortgages

November 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Mortgage Information, Reverse Mortgage, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

You’ve probably seen the many commercials on television where actors (Fred Thompson & Henry Winkler) plug reverse mortgages. They talk generally about the benefits of this financial product, but fail to tell viewers exactly what a reverse mortgage is. Reverse mortgages are a way to get money out of your home through a contract with a […]

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