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Santa Barbara 2nd Quarter Review: Buying and Selling in the Covid Era

Photo credit: Since my last newsletter, everything has changed, in the world and in real estate. There are new ways to view, buy, and sell homes. No in-person open houses, no brokers’ caravans, no “just looking.” Serious buyers and…

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5 Tips to Buying Your First Rental Property

Question: Tips for First Time Landlords Marsha, my wife and I have saved money and want to purchase some income property. We’d like to start with a duplex or even a triplex. Do you have any tips or advice for…

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California cottage home with white picket fence

Don’t Let Perfect Destroy Good

  Question: Marsha, I’ve been house Santa Barbara house hunting for over a year. I’m pre-approved with a lender and ready to purchase. I work with a great realtor, who I’m afraid is getting tired of me. I go to…

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Are Home Inspections Necessary?

Question: Marsha, I just went into escrow on a 1972 three bedroom two bath home in Goleta. It’s a beautiful remodel. The roof is new and the electrical and plumbing have recently been upgraded. I’d like to save the home…

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Sell First, Buy Later?

Question: Marsha, my family has outgrown our current home and we are ready to upsize to another home. Is it better to sell first and then purchase, or vice versa? Or is there any way to do both at once?…

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