Santa Barbara Real Estate
Q&A Blog

How Much Will I Make?

Question: Marsha, I am ready to put my house on the market and I want to know what my proceeds will be from the sale. How do I figure this out? Answer: The easiest way to estimate the proceeds of…

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What is a Condo?

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 than a single family home? What exactly will I be…

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Rent or Purchase?

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 or purchase a home. Homes seem so expensive. What are…

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Zombie Loans

Question: Marsha, what is a Deed of Reconveyance and is it something I should be concerned about with my home? Answer: Oh yes, it is something you should be concerned about. When you borrowed the money secured by your property…

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Real Estate Commissions

Question: Marsha, I want to put my house on the market. I’ve been interviewing different real estate agents. I can’t believe what they charge to help sell a house! What exactly do they do to earn their commission? Answer: The…

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