Santa Barbara Real Estate
Q&A Blog


Delusional Sellers

Question: Marsha, I’ve found my dream house! Unfortunately, it is currently overpriced by at least $100,000. My agent gave me the current comparable sales for the neighborhood and similar houses. I made a generous offer using her research. The counter-offer…

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Author: Lise Vanass

Your Journey Home

Question- My wife and I are ready to make our first home purchase. We’ve chosen an agent, have loan pre-approval and are ready to go. What can we expect from the home purchase process? Answer- Great question. There are ten…

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Housing bubbles

Are We in a Housing Bubble?

Question – Marsha, I’ve made several offers on houses in Santa Barbara in the last year. Each time it was multiple offers and I didn’t get into contract. Are we in or approaching another housing bubble in Santa Barbara? Answer-I’m…

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Question- I’ve just made an offer on a home. I’ve bought homes before in Santa Barbara and a pest report was always provided by the seller, but it seems that’s not the case anymore. Should I ask for a pest…

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