Real Estate Blog

Online Brokerages vs Agents?
Online Brokerages vs Agents?
While automation will lead to change in the way that Brokerages do business, certain tasks such as staying up to date on local zoning and building, ga...
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Citizens Seek Value – Consumers Seek Deals
Citizens Seek Value – Consumers Seek Deals
‘Cheaper, easier, faster’, those words have bombarded and wooed us into ‘deals’ for as long as anyone has had anything to sell...
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No New Taxes (unless they’re lower)!
No New Taxes (unless they’re lower)!
Taxes are never appreciated when they’re raised, but how does a community fair when they’re lowered? Property Tax is up for review again w...
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Staging Your Home Pays Big
Staging Your Home Pays Big
If you want top dollar for your home when you sell it, stage your home. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average staging i...
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Home for Sale? Buyers Seek Value
Home for Sale? Buyers Seek Value
I was recently discussing home pricing, and how to value a home. Pricing a home is an art, especially where homes are not built in one fell sweep by a...
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Don’t Bet on Stocks with Inflation Looming
Don’t Bet on Stocks with Inflation Looming
So the market is down and you’re worried about inflation. Maybe you got out of the market already, but now with inflationary pressure, are wonde...
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Five Reasons to Consider Selling Now
Five Reasons to Consider Selling Now
Ever wish that you were the one who sold your real estate in 2006, rented a home for three or four years and purchased property for thirty percent les...
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California Considers Tax
California Considers Tax
With looming debt from our recent California disasters, we are once again going to have to think outside of the box. Back in 1978, California took mat...
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Proposed Tax Changes May Save or Cost Santa Barbarans
Proposed Tax Changes May Save or Cost Santa Barbarans
While thankfully, the Thomas fireburns out slowly, our counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara will be paying the price for a long time to come. The cos...
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Selling Your Million Dollar Home
Selling Your Million Dollar Home
At first blush, selling a million dollar home is costly. But then again, the risk factor for the seller is low, if the Realtor doesn’t sell the ...
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Unlock Your Home’s Value without Selling
Unlock Your Home’s Value without Selling
Purchasing a home may be the biggest investment you make, and selling a home to gain liquidity when needed is wrought with issues. Can you unlock your...
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Downsizing Is The New Modern
Downsizing Is The New Modern
Isn’t the starting of a thing always the hardest part? Facing the proverbial ‘blank page’ with enthusiasm is often so daunting! Down...
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