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Water conserving fixtures and California State Law. State law now requires water conserving fixtures be installed. Because there is some confusion between Santa Barbara County, San Luis County and the State of California, I thought giving some guidelines would be helpful. First if your home......

  A FIRST IMPRESSION! Let’s be honest, when you first meet someone, you instantly form an impression on appearance. Sure there are some things that cannot be changed, however, being clean, smelling decent, and how someone takes care of their hair all impacts that first......

  This is why I often ask if they are taking the shot gun approach or a rifle approach to how they achieve their housing goals. It does not matter if it is their first home, a move up home or a retirement home, the......

  HELOC stands for Home Equity Line Of Credit. Many banks are advertising this to home owners as a way of paying off debts by using the equity in their home. PLEASE consider the following 3 points before doing one! 1) A HELOC is interest......

What does buying a Home and choosing a partner have in common? When looking at homes, a suggestion is to create a wish list!  Sort of like when you are looking for a partner, you have certain ideas of what you are attracted to!  That......

3 Important things to consider before installing Solar on your Home! People ask me about installing Solar on their home. Sometimes after a discussion, these 3 points have made some people choose NOT to install solar. Point 1) How much does it cost and how......

Is it worth it! Self-storage units are rapidly expanding and many of the people I encounter say they already have one storage unit and are looking to increase the size they have or add a second one! Recently I met with someone who started paying......

3 Creative ways to obtain money for a down payment for a home! 1)  Get a loan on a car, boat or motorhome! A lender will accept money for a down payment as long as it is tied to something of security!  If you have......

3 reasons NOT to refinance your home! People often ask if they should refinance their home.  Here are 3 reasons NOT to refinance your home! 1) Your loan resets!  If you have been paying on your home each month the amount you pay towards the......

What is an ADU?   The new big question being asked in Real Estate is what does ADU mean and what is it! ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. An ADU is a secondary unit built on a property where existing homes are already in......