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April 6, 2018

Three Big Benefits of Moving from Renter to Homeowner

If you have been thinking about making the transition from renter to homeowner, now is the perfect time to act. Interest rates are low, but they could be rising soon. If you act now, you can enjoy the following first-time homeowner benefits sooner than you think: 1. Building Wealth for the Future When you pay …



February 23, 2018

National Home Sales Reach Highest Pace in a Decade

The economy has been booming for the past few quarters, with a strong stock market and high employment numbers. This has led to an increase in demand for homes. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, “Move-up buyers with considerable down payments and those with cash made up a bulk …



January 5, 2018

Santa Barbara Market Update 2017 vs 2016

Happy New Year! Due to the Thomas Fire this year there were of course very few sales in December.  I have decided to do a summary of the first 11 months of 2017 vs 2016 as I think it gives a better overview of the year. Total new listing in 2016 (1,631) vs 2017 (1,506) …



November 17, 2017

Santa’s Coming to Berkshire Hathaway and You’re Invited!

Come enjoy Picture Day with Santa at my office  3868 State Street, on December 2nd.  Bring your kids, grandkids or just yourself to have a photo with Santa. The event runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. I will be there as a Santa’s Helper from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and I’d love to see you then. …



October 27, 2017

Santa Barbara Homes for Sale…. App!

It can be hard to keep up with the ever changing market, and to know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  It’s hard to remember what questions you wanted to ask me about a home you saw on the market. With my new app Santa Barbara Homes for Sale you can keep up with the market, make notes …



September 29, 2017

Sneak Peak

Wow, look at the amazing view from my new Riviera listing coming on the market soon. I can look at this all day!  This home is charming and comfortable.  The 1920’s craftsman’s design features lots of windows, providing amazing light and allows feature homeowners to take advantage of the cooling ocean breeze. Grand is the …



September 15, 2017

Real Estate Market Update from August

Welcome September… The kids are back at school and most of us are getting back into a new routine of drop offs and pick-ups…but all good fun.  So how is the Real Estate Market holding up? Let’s check it out! As I look at sales this year compared to last year in Santa Barbara we …



September 8, 2017

Free Week of Classes

Santa Barbara has an incredible and involved community. It’s one of the reasons I feel in love with this county!  The community finds way to educated, celebrate, and bring the whole family to an outing. Every year Parks & Recreation offers a week of free classes! These classes vary from different activities and age groups, …



August 11, 2017

Why Charity Matters

A community is only as strong as its members, and Santa Barbara has an amazing, strong community.  I am proud to be a part of that, as well as a small group of Real Estate agents that are involved in making a local difference, by supporting a variety of different charities each month. As a …



July 28, 2017

Viva La Fiesta!

What a wonderful time to learn about the rich culture that makes Santa Barbara such a special place.  In the real estate world, I see a lot of beautiful Spanish style homes, and how this style has changed overtime. “Old Spanish Days” is a Fiesta celebration that’s been going on for 93 years here in …