So proud of this story that I have to share it with you all: I recently worked with a couple that lives in Europe. Their plan was to move to Santa Barbara in 5-10 years, but they wanted to buy a house now rather than later because they felt that the timing was good. They […]
It’s good news in the housing front – not just in Santa Barbara but in several areas in Southern California. Check out this article from a colleague at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills, Christophe Choo: As housing prices rise, consumer confidence increases And look what Forbes has to say about Santa Barbara, aka the Rebounding […]
Ok, so I know that there are a ton of people out there who think that NOW isn’t a good time to buy a home here in Santa Barbara. There is no doubt that Santa Barbara home values are down, and short sales and foreclosures are everywhere. But for the first time in a looong time, […]
I’ve been meaning to post something on the topic of Renting vs. Owning property in Santa Barbara for quite a while. Thank you Deanna for inspiring me to finally do it! The easiest way to compare the cost of renting versus owning is by looking at the following example: *note: the #’s below are for […]
I can’t believe I waited SO long to try Backyard Bowls! I’m completely into healthy food, but I guess I hesitated because I thought the prices were a little high for a bowl of fruit that seemed like a simple thing to make at home. Well, I was WRONG! I finally got to experience their delicious fruit/granola/yogurt […]
There are no shortage of apps available these days to help people find homes for sale via their mobile devices. My favorite one by far is the Realtor.com app. It has many cool features to help consumers get tons of information about a house before ever going to see it. And all of this can be done from where ever you […]
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Last week I had the privilege of touring the new Office of Emergency Services for Santa Barbara County located at 4408 Cathedral Oaks Road. The building tour was led by Michael Harris, Emergency Operations Chief, who is obviously proud of his new “home” which will serve the County for decades to come during various emergency […]
Ever heard of a “food forest”? I hadn’t. But I was treated to a display of one while on one of my recent walks through a Mountain View School neighborhood. A food forest is a human-designed forest, which mimics a natural forest, yet not only takes care of itself, but also takes care of us. […]
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