House Condition

What is a Condo?

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I am ready to purchase my first home. In researching values, I realize all I can afford in Santa Barbara is a condominium. How is a condo different…

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Rent or Purchase?

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, my fiancée and I are discussing housing options in Santa Barbara. We are in our early 30’s and have well-paying jobs. We’re trying to decide whether to rent…

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Disclose, Disclose, Disclose!

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I’m ready to put my home on the market. I am selling the house strictly “as is”.  My agent insists I fill out a long list of disclosures.…

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Sow Your Garden and Reap Rewards

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I’m putting my home on the market in a few months. It’s a beautiful and well maintained home. My realtor insists I spruce up my landscaping to receive…

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1031 Exchanges

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I own a single family residence that has been a rental for many years. I purchased the house for $100,000 and I think I can sell for about…

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