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Something Different

September 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate Humor, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Something Different

Something different. OK, this has little to do with Santa Barbara, but since it’s real estate related – and kind of curious? How do you create a real building dedicated to toy blocks? By scaling them up.  That’s the idea behind the LEGO House, an official Lego museum meets theme park. Architectural firm Bjarke Ingels […]

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Virtual Reality and Real Estate

July 10th, 2017 · No Comments · 3D Home Tours, California Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Real Estate News

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Angelina Jolie buys historic Cecil B DeMille estate

June 5th, 2017 · No Comments · California, California Real Estate, Real Estate News

Actress and Humanitarian Angelina Jolie has purchased the historic Cecil B DeMille estate in Los Feliz for $24,500,000.  The two plus acre estate was home to DeMille for roughly 40 years.  Following his death in 1959, it was maintained by the movie mogul’s family for three decades until it was sold in 1988. The house was built […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units by Jock Sewall

April 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Accessory Dwelling Units, California Real Estate, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Jock Sewall is a local Santa Barbara Architect. Here’s his take on Accessory Dwelling Units: “Aging in Place,” that is, not moving to a separate rest home or it’s equivalent, staying in the family and community mix is the most desirable senior residential outcome by far according to every kind of senior. This kind of […]

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The 10 Deadly Sins of Selling Your Home

February 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Pricing Strategically, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Looking over Santa Barbara towards the Pacific and Channel Islands Buying a Replacement Home before selling your house: It’s far better to sell your current home first then endure the inconvenience of moving to an interim rental, and owning and paying for two homes when you only want one. Statistics show time and again that […]

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The Case of the Bogus Buyer

December 16th, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Real Estate Humor, Real Estate News

Nina Hatvany, luxury property specialist in  San Francisco, and a real-estate agent for more than 20 years recently shared these stories for the Wall Street Journal : The strangest thing that ever happened in my real estate career is observing the number of people who enjoy masquerading as qualified buyers of luxury properties. Perhaps because of my […]

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Thinking of Refinancing?

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Mortgage Information, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Coastline by local artist Chris Potter Homeowners hoping to refinance are advised to act soon as the Federal Reserve is likely to call for an interest-rate increase soon.  ATTOM Data Solutions says that there were a total of 876,633 refinance originations in the third quarter, a year-over-year increase of 16 percent. In a statement […]

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Elon Musk Unveils Shingles That Could Finally Make Rooftop Sexy

November 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Elon Musk late Friday (October 28, 2016) debuted glass roofing shingles that generate electricity from the sun, a critical step toward merging Tesla Motors with his solar energy firm, SolarCity. At a 30-minute press conference on a movie studio lot in Los Angeles, the billionaire tech titan unveiled a suite of shingles, some made to replicate […]

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The White House and the Playboy Mansion

August 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Real Estate News, The Real Estate Scene

Ever wonder what the White House might be worth in today’s real estate market?  Recently Realtor.com  estimated that the White House would list for $90 million if it listed today. Analysts arrived at this figure by projecting what it would cost today to build the 55,000-square-foot,132-room house, which was constructed in 1792 for $232,000. Realtor.com then used the value […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

August 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends through the July for 2016. This graph was prepared by Fidelity Title Company in Santa Barbara. This year is reflected by the thicker purple line with diamonds. The green line reflects 2015, where in May of 2015, it appears the southern Santa Barbara real estate market peaked based on the number of […]

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