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October 18, 2019

Protecting Your Home From Natural Disasters

Wherever you live in the country, you are never 100% safe from natural disasters such as fire, rain, or harsh winds. And, in Southern California, we face all of these potential disasters. While we cannot prevent these from affecting us, what we do know is that taking precautions against potential damages is easier and cheaper  than …



October 16, 2019

Décor Trends for Fall and Winter

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice goodies and home makeover trends dominate Pinterest boards and magazine covers. Here are a few key trends for fall and winter: Woodsy Vibes Type in DIY wood pallet on Pinterest and watch the firestorm that comes back. This year, it’s all about mixing woods and stains. Whether …



September 16, 2019

117 Calle Bello-A Home with Stunning Mountain Views!

http://www.117CalleBello.com This double-threat has gorgeous mountain AND ocean views! Take a look! With all the hustle and bustle of living in the city, you may be finding yourself in need of some fresh air, some middle-of-nowhere peace and quiet, and, of course, mountain views. Buying a home on the outskirts could mean a better place …



September 13, 2019

Home Offices to Keep You Focused

Is your perfect office can be a quiet, secluded room in your home? A cozy seat on your veranda? Take a look at these “perfect for me” home offices! Back to school means one of two things for parents: Back to piles and piles of weekly homework, or, if your students are college-aged, back to …




Looking for that perfect “in-town” getaway?

13 homes you will love to vacation in! Are you ready to buy a second home? One of these may be just your style! If you’ve done your research, you may know that owning a second home or a vacation home is a goal that many aspire to and can have many benefits. If you’re …



June 17, 2019

Preparing Your Home for Sale

On a daily basis I am bombarded with real estate industry related blogs and articles. When I come across one that resonates with me, or that I think is worth sharing, I want to share it! I came across a blog post on www.HomeLight.com (1) written by Catrini Sun-Tan (2) detailing her come-aways from binge …



June 7, 2019

The Neighborhoods of Santa Barbara

Breaking down Santa Barbara suburbs Santa Barbara has a diverse range of suburbs, neighborhoods, cities, and places to call home. Whether you’re a surfer, a hiker, or a connoisseur of all things food and wine — Santa Barbara offers a little something for everyone.  Its year-round sunshine and beautiful climate make it one of California’s top …




The History Behind Street Names

Salsipuedes and Quarantina Streets  by MICHAEL REDMON This map depicts Santa Barbara in 1873 and shows how the lower Eastside used to flood — thus Salsipuedes. Many things set Santa Barbara apart from other cities — its climate, its architecture, the Old Mission. The city’s street names could certainly be added to this list. Shortly after Santa Barbara’s …



February 26, 2019

Sunset at 1240 Santa Teresita Lane

Beautiful sunsets and dramatic ocean views are just a two of the amenities to be enjoyed at my latest listing at 1240 Santa Teresita Lane! www.1240SantaTeresitaLn.com



December 17, 2018

Christmas Time in Santa Barbara – What To Do

GUIDE TO HOLIDAY EVENTS IN SANTA BARBARA ‘Tis the season for savory wine pairings, bustling night markets, festive light tours, and of course, holiday parades filled with glee! As the winter days turn brisk and stars poke through the night sky, explore all the holiday festivities Santa Barbara has to offer, ranging from family-friendly and …