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Entries from December 15th, 2017

Some Things We’ve Heard

December 15th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Thomas Fire

Some things we’ve heard regarding real estate sales during this horrific fire. A lot of insurance companies are not writing policies. Once the fires are contained we believe they’ll issue insurance. Not verified, but overheard, some insurance need 80% containment. Today, December 15, 2017, the Thomas Fire is only 35% contained. Lenders may be following […]

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#ThomasFire and Tips to Protect Your Possessions

December 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara Holiday Display with Protective Smoke Masks Here are four tips that can help protect your possessions: 1. Document everything: When homeowners return home, they should take photos before cleaning or rearranging items so that they have a complete photo record. This can be especially important when it comes to items that are not destroyed […]

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The Thomas Fire

December 13th, 2017 · No Comments · California, California Real Estate, California Realtors, Thomas Fire

 #ThomasFire December 13, 2017 Momentarily we’re experiencing north east winds that are allowing firedfighters, hopefully, to get on top of the #ThomasFire here in Santa Barbara and Ventura. The fires has moved into Romero Canyon in Summerland and Montecito. 25% containment. Fire began December 4th, 2017. 237,500 acres have burned. Share this:

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Santa Claus’s North Pole House

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate Humor, Real Estate News

Guess Zillow has cornered the market on North Pole properties as they’ve created a page for Santa Claus’s North Pole home!  It’s actually pretty entertaining with a video, a 3-D perspective, and little homes for the Elf’s all valued at $710,559. Click on the link and enjoy, and Happy Holidays! Santa Claus’s North Pole home […]

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Santa Barbara Realtors

December 7th, 2017 · No Comments · California Realtors, Hope Ranch Realtors, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Realtors

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NAR Blast Tax Reform Bill

December 1st, 2017 · No Comments · California Realtors, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

The National Association of Realtors has taken the position that the Tax Reform Bill is “an assault on housing!” NAR has broadly condemned provisions in legislation that would increase taxes on homeowners and provide fewer cuts than renters. NAR says the lowering of the mortgage interest deduction from $1,000,000 to $500,000, eliminating moving expense deductions, […]

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