Sweet Home In The Heart of Upper State Street Be Among The First To See This Before It Goes On The MLS ; Pocket Listing at 3709 Hitchcock Ranch Rd, Santa Barbara CA Nestled in…

Today, we’d like to offer some Staycation ideas in the Santa Barbara area. Our amazing town attracts visitors from across the planet, yet many locals have not taken the time to play in their own…

Looking for a gracious home in the Upper East Side? How about a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3000+sq. ft. place just off Garden Street on Mission? The home has been tastefully remodeled with a sweet…

There is something quite special watching and hearing eight magnificent horses churning down the field under the masterful guidance of enthusiastic riders. The game is polo, and we are so fortunate to have one of…

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Report – June 2018 It is hard to believe we are almost 6 months into 2018. With that said, let’s take a look at some numbers. As in past Santa…

There are so many great reasons to call Santa Barbara home, the beach, the people, the culture, UCSB, downtown and certainly the Santa Barbara Bowl. Joe Parker, a Santa Barbara native and partner with The…

If you know Joe Parker or follow him on Facebook, you also know he is a bit of a sport and exercise buff. Like his business partner, Garrett McCaw, he is an avid surfer. You…

Where Should You Take Mom on Mother’s Day? Do you know what day Sunday, May 13th is? It’s Mother’s Day and one you don’t want to miss… a major point loss for guys! Since it…

Should You Write A Cover Letter For Your Offer? You’ve found the perfect home and now ready to write an offer. Simple, right? Wrong. For seasoned pros like Joe Parker and Garrett McCaw, writing an…

Best Choice To Sell or Buy a Home In Santa Barbara Real estate agents may talk a great game, yet the proof is in their actual results. So who is the best choice to sell…

Recording Home Buyers May Be legal Joe Parker and Garrett McCaw have had both home buyers and sellers ask about recording people when they look at a home. After reading an article on the subject they…

We are excited to represent this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in the More Mesa area. It is coming on the market soon and we wanted to give our friends a heads up. Below is…

Much has been written about staging a home for sale. The idea behind “staging” is to show the home in its best light to prospective home buyers. In this article, entitled “Easy to do home…

March 2018 Real Estate Report – Impact of The Mudslide Joe Parker of The Santa Barbara Group is here to give you his take on the impact of the Montecito Mudslide in this March 2018…

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Information Guide Welcome to our brief Santa Barbara Neighborhood Information Guide. We want to give you an overview of some of Santa Barbara’s exciting areas. We hope you enjoy learning about the…

Fuel up and get your agenda ready – it’s time to go celebrity spotting in the city of angels. Santa Barbara is only two hours away, and it’s easy to plan a quick day trip…

In real estate, we often talk to home sellers about curb appeal. It is an important factor that sometimes gets overlooked when prepping a home for sale. Some ask how important curb appeal is to…

Our friend Medina at Pet Etiquette sent over an article about moving when you have a dog. We thought it might be helpful info for those traveling during the holiday or escaping smoky Santa Barbara…

If you really love great vegetarian and vegan meals, you probably put the Mesa Verde Restaurant high on your favs list. Most agree it ranks among the best vegetarian eateries on the central coast and beyond. Mesa…

Nestled on the Canon Perdido side of Paseo Nuevo is another of Joe Parker’s top restaurant picks, The Bue Owl. Known for being a late night food stop, it is also a great lunch choice as…

Buying A Home in Santa Barbara  Where Do I Begin?  People often wonder where they should begin when thinking about buying a home in Santa Barbara. Some begin with searching for homes currently on the…

Are You Impacted By The Equifax Data Breach? Joe Parker of the Santa Barbara Group at Berkshire Hathaway HSCP talks about how you can find out if you’ve been affected by the Equifax data breach.…

Tips For Selling A Home With Pets If your home is currently on the market, you know that you are at the mercy of potential buyers. You have to be ready to leave the house…

The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors has filed a lawsuit with the City of Santa Barbara over ZIR policies. The question at the heart of the lawsuit is whether the City of Santa Barbara has…

Santa Barbara Area Real Estate Market Report – August 2017 Welcome to our latest real estate market report. August experienced both interesting and expected trends in the single-family home and condo markets. Our analysis will compare…