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11 Common Real Estate Questions

By Marsha Gray

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…

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Sell First, Buy Later?

By Marsha Gray

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?…

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Multiple Offers

By Marsha Gray

Question: I have been looking at a particular home for several months. I finally put in an offer and learned that two other buyers made offers at the same time!…

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Scams and Shams

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, my elderly mother has owned her home in Santa Barbara for decades.  Ten years ago she took out an equity loan for needed repairs on the house. She’s…

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Walkability-What is it?

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I keep seeing the term “walkability” on home listings. Can you explain what this means and why it’s important? Answer: Walkability is somewhat of a misnomer. It really…

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