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…

When you are hungry and traveling down Milpas, where do you stop? One of my favorites is East Beach Tacos. As you can imagine, we Realtor types get to know a lot of the cool…

Berkshire Hathaway HS Wins JD Powers Award If you sold your home with a Berkshire Hathaway HS agent like the Santa Barbara Group, you are probably happier than most home sellers. Why can we say…

Click For Information About this home, soon to come to market. $1,195,000 MLS# 3666 Eileen Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Property Type: single family home 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,428 Sqft

Changes In Auxiliary Dwelling Unit Permit Process Earlier this year, we sent our client’s information about changes made to the Auxillary Dwelling Unit permit process. This was based on new legislation passed by the California legislature…

Welcome and thanks for reading this post. We asked our Berkshire Hathaway’s office manager what were the biggest problems home buyers and sellers have to overcome to complete a successful sale. Among the most common…

Legal Tip of The Week From Berkshire Hathaway – 8/24/2017 Can Someone Besides the Owner Sell a Home? One of the reasons we love being affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway is the training and info they…

In the video below Joe Parker, partner with the Santa Barbara Group talks about the importance of keeping equity in your home. Joe is an avid reader of real estate market trends. He recently read…

Santa Barbara – Goleta Real Estate Market Trends – June 2017 Welcome to our latest real estate market report. June saw some surprising trends in the single family home and condo markets. Our analysis will…

What is the Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure? When you are selling a home or buying a property in California you will come across lots of disclosure documents including the Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure also called…

City of Santa Barbara Zoning Information Report Policy Change If you have bought or sold a residential property in Santa Barbara, you’ve probably had to get a ZIR or Zoning Information Report. This involves an…

Get Your Home Pest-Termite Inspection Information When buying a home or selling a home in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area, many people ask for a structural pest control inspection. That government language for a…