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Entries from April 28th, 2016

Will Real Estate agents go the way of the Dinosaur?

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

Brad Stone wrote an article for Bloomberg on how and why real estate agents have survived in the digital age when so many other occupations have been negatively impacted or are now extinct.  Some start ups and digital visionaries would like you to think that you can put on a pair of ” 3D Virtuality […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends Update

April 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Click on image above to enlarge. Santa Barbara Market Trends through March 31st, 2016. Number of Sales/Closed Transactions by month. Initially it appears we’re following a similar pattern to 2015. This data provided by Fidelity Title Company of Santa Barbara and covers Carpinteria to Goleta (South County of Santa Barbara County) Share this:

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Frank Zappa’s Home For Sale

April 21st, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Frank Zappa

There’s no doubt about it, Frank Zappa proudly and assertively let his freak flag fly right on up until his death in 1993. So it seems fitting that this iconoclastic musician’s home in Los Angeles is now for sale in a unique way: on Kickstarter, where some of the funds will go toward a film about Zappa’s life. Last year, filmmaker […]

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The “Next Big Thing” Real Estate Ad Campaigns, Really?

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Realtors, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Realtors

Recently Santa Barbara has had an influx of new real estate companies enter the local marketplace.  Engle & Volker, NextHome, Insites, Teles Properties, and most recently Compass. Almost all of them promising to be the “Next Big Thing” in Santa Barbara real estate. Interesting. The larger more established companies here such as Sotheby’s International Realty, […]

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ABC News – Home Prices Surging

April 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

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The Latest Real Estate Scam

April 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

Hackers are targeting buyers, Realtors, and Title Company escrow officers. Always check with the Title Company via phone to verify any transfers before sending any funds. Video from the National Association of Realtors. The Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog: “To Protect and Serve” Share this:

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Shortage of Homes?

April 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

NAR’s chief economist Lawrence Yun reported in the March/April issue of Realtor magazine , “that there’s a troubling shortage of homes nationwide.”  Housing costs are still climbing, and that rents rose at their highest pace in seven years while home prices nationally increased by 6 percent. That’s 3 times the pace of average wage growth. Housing costs […]

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For Sale By Owner?

April 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · For Sale By Owner, Hope Ranch Realtors, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.Here are five of those reasons: […]

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