Marsha's
Santa Barbara Real Estate
Q&A Blog

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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Multiple Offers

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! Now I’m in a multiple offer situation. What can I…

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Tears or Cheers?

Question: Marsha, last week you wrote about multiple offers, and you described how sometimes buyers get caught up in “auction fever” only to regret it later. Well, I recognized myself in that description. I’m in contract on a house I…

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Fixer versus Move-in Ready?

Question: Marsha, my wife and I want to purchase a home in a particular school district. The homes are pricey and pushing our price range. There are some fixer-uppers that come available from time to time. What’s your view on…

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