Marsha's
Santa Barbara Real Estate
Q&A Blog

Is Staging a Home Worth the Money?

Question: Marsha, I am ready to put my home on the market. My real estate agent is urging me to hire a professional stager. She says the home will sell faster and for a higher price, but it’s expensive and…

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1031 Exchanges

Question: Marsha, I own a single family residence that has been a rental for many years. I purchased the house for $100,000 and I think I can sell for about $650,000. I’ve heard about “1031 exchanges” for income property. Can…

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Sweat Equity

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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What’s Your Title?

Question: Marsha, my fiancée and I are buying a condo together. What do you think is the best way to take title to our new home? Answer: The manner in which one takes title to a property is a vital…

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Listen to the Market; Listen to your Realtor

Question: Marsha, I’m ready to put my home on the market. I had my realtor do a market analysis of the recent comparable sales in my neighborhood. She put the value of my home between $750,000 and $800,000, and she…

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