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Holloween Decorating Ideas What's Cool in 2018 ;   Halloween is coming and so will lots of pirates, ghosts, princesses and more. Are you ready? In the past, it often just meant having a bowl…

Hey friends, Joe Parker with the Santa Barbara Group at Berkshire Hathaway real estate. Thanks for taking a moment to check out this video. I want to bring you up to speed with the Santa…

If you know Joe Parker at the Santa Barbara Group, you know he is a curious guy. He’s always learning, searching and exploring. Today he wants to help you learn about Zen Den. What the…

Exceed expectations. That’s one of the core values Joe Parker and Garrett McCaw live by. It is certainly one of the reasons so many people refer their friends and family to them. Exceeding expectations is not…

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Where Does The Term Real Estate Come From? It's An Old Phrase ; The History of The Term Real Estate Do you ever keep a dictionary close by with reading? Kindle’s let you click on…

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…