After nearly a decade of talks, lawsuits, court cases and threats of putting revocation of the Zoning Information Report (ZIR) on a special election ballot, the City of Santa Barbara has given into reason. Joe…

One of our goals is to empower our clients by offering knowledge and information about the real estate process. Among the most important topics is disclosure and today we are discussing the Seller Property Questionnaire…

The Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement Part 1   We are excited to present part one of a two-part series about the seller property disclosure statements required when selling residential properties in California. Part one…

This is another in our series about pets. It was written by Medina, a pet specialist who offers us articles from time to time. We hope you enjoy. Dogs may be considered man’s best friend,…

Where Should You Take Mom on Mother’s Day? Do you know what day Sunday, May 12th is? It’s Mother’s Day and one you don’t want to miss… a major point loss for guys! Since it…

We are excited to announce a few new listings. The following 3 places are not on the Santa Barbara MLS as of 4/11/2019, so you have a good chance of seeing one of these before…

It’s time for another Santa Barbara Group real estate market report covering the first quarter of 2019. We bring you the news in both video and a text summary. Naturally, if you have questions, we…

How to Prepare Your Home for a Dog? | Here’s How   Dogs are wonderful companions and can bring a home to life with their enthusiasm. Of course, their exuberant nature can sometimes mean unfortunate…

1804, 1806, 1808 Lighthouse Way, Santa Barbara Newly constructed single-family homes are a rarity in Santa Barbara and ones on The Mesa are even more uncommon. Right now, is the exception with 4 newly built…

  know you are hiring the best Questions To Help You Find The Best Real Estate Agent Possible. We assume you are here to find the best real estate agent in Santa Barbara. We are big…

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 of candy ready. Today, Halloween has become 2nd only…

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…

Living in the Mission Canyon Neighborhood – Pros & Cons Santa Barbara has amazing neighborhoods, each with their own character and personality. In this article, we will explore what it is like living in the…

The History of The Term Real Estate Do you ever keep a dictionary close by with reading? Kindle’s let you click on a word and find its meaning. We were thinking about this and our…

3709 Hitchcock Ranch Rd, Santa Barbara CA Nestled in Hitchcock Ranch at 3709 Hitchcock Ranch Rd is a home you, a friend or client will love to call home. For those who are unfamiliar, Hitchcock…

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…