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Tracking trends and understanding what is happening in our local area is more important to understand our home values compared to what is happening in the United States. Locally on the California Central Coast, we are not seeing the same market shifts as other parts......

When someone speaks about a Concierge, they are often referring to someone at a hotel or apartment building. This is generally someone who helps with the extra details to make someone’s stay better by taking on and doing tasks on behalf of the tenant or......

Why selling or buying at Year End is smart! Every year I track the number of home sales and I get questions all the time of when is the best time to buy or sell a home! Interestingly enough, I have found that my year......

#45-What are PACE Loans and why be concerned? PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. It is a state program allowing for financing of energy efficient improvements to properties as a special assessment on the property tax bill and creates a lien on the property.......

Children and Selling Your Home Even with being careful, accidents both adult and child related can happen! A situation happened with a family when selling their home and a treasured Star Wars Lego ship! In this situation, the young man had carefully built an amazing......

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......