Santa Barbara Real Estate
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11 Common Real Estate Questions

In my decades of real estate experience in Santa Barbara, I have heard many repeated real estate questions. Real estate markets have buyer and seller markets, but no two markets are the same. Some questions will be specific market reality…

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Fixes After a Home Inspection?

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection? The home inspector’s report often leaves a list of to-do items, but what fixes are mandatory after a home inspection? Home inspections are a good idea when buying a home because they…

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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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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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