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Entries from August 27th, 2015

What You Need To Know About Home Inspections

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Home Inspections, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and potential dangers. But […]

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Real Estate vs. the Stock Market

August 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

The current volatility in the Stock Market might make investors consider if their money might be put to better use in real estate. Here are 8 reasons why real estate is a better investment. 1) You are more in control. Every physical real estate investment you make puts you in charge as CEO. As CEO, you are able to […]

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Santa Barbara Weekly Mortgage Watch

August 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Mortgage Information, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

Freddy Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey August 2015 30 year fixed rate mortgage rate fell to 3.91% this week compared to 3.89% last week. Lowest 30 year rate touched in the last 10 years is 3.55%. 15 year mortgage rate fell to 3.13% this week compared to 3.17% last week. Lowest 30 year rate touched […]

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Smart Home Technology & Real Estate Values

August 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Smart Home Technology

There are plenty of reasons to incorporate smart-home technology into your life — greater convenience, improved efficiency, and added security, to name just a few. And here’s one more: greater home resale value. A recent survey found that smart-home devices such as connected lighting and thermostats, remote-access security, and smart locks could make a big […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate 2nd Quarter Statistics

August 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Carpinteria Homes For Sale, Goleta Homes For Sale, Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale, Summerland Homes For Sale

August 8, 2015   Year over year sales are up 12% with the median sales price up to roughly $1,175,000 for a 5% rise. The average sales price is also up from just over $1,700,000 in 2014 to approximately $1,900,000 in 2015 while the number of escrows are up about 19% with the median list price […]

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Nixle for Santa Barbara

August 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

Like to know what’s going on around you? Like instant news about fires, earthquakes, medical emergencies, and just stuff going on here in Southern Santa Barbara? Visit  Nixle  where you can sign up for free text and email notices. Check it out! Share this:

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Weekly Mortgage Watch

August 4th, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Mortgage Information

 (Click on image to enlarge) 30 Year Mortgage Rate is at 4.04%, compared to 4.09% last week . Lowest 30 year rate touched in last 10 years is 3.53%.15 15 Year Mortgage Rate is at 3.21%, compared to 3.25% last week. Lowest 15 year rate touched in last 10 years  is 2.83%.5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage […]

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Simple Tips To Improve Your Home For Sale

August 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Realtors, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Realtors

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Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara’s Fiesta!

August 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, Fiesta in Santa Barbara "Old Spanish Days", Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe

August 5-9, 2015      Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara Fiesta                 Old Spanish Days Fiesta is Santa Barbara’s largest celebration and one of the top regional festivals in the United States. It is expected to attract more than 100,000 people this year. The event will take place in various locations around the city.  This celebration of community fondly […]

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