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Are you ready to hear about an investment strategy that will not only pay for your child’s college education, it will leave you with lots of money in the bank? It’s true and many parents…

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Report July 2021 State of the Market in a Couple Sentences (or Less) Hey friend! Here’s your neatly typed, highly informative SB Monthly Market Moves Summer 2021 update. Before we…

When people visit Santa Barbara, they are often taken by the charm and character of the town. A lot of people reach out to us to ask about the pros and cons of living in…

They say that Realtors know all the good restaurants and pubs. Today, Joe Parker and Avi Becker of The Santa Barbara Group are taking the gauntlet and sharing their picks for the Top Five Breweries…

Clients often ask us about the various beaches that make our town so sweet. Today, we are talking about Arroyo Burro Beach, also known by locals as Hendry’s and surfers as “The Pit.” In this…

As you travel west (feels like north) from Hope Ranch, you soon reach an amazing bluff, beach, and neighborhood called More Mesa. Today, we want to share  More Mesa information and what it is like…

The Santa Barbara Group has brought out the crystal ball, ran the numbers and has come up with its 2020 Real Estate Market Predictions. The group summarized its findings for how 2019 behaved and offer…

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…

Mission Canyon, A Great Area To Call Home Santa Barbara has amazing neighborhoods, each with its own character and personality. In this article, we will explore what it is like living in the Mission Canyon…

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…