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Gabe Venture…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Miramar Hotel – A Piece of Montecito HistoryThe Miramar ThenIt’s been thirteen years since the famous Miramar Hotel’s doors have been open. For these past thirteen years the seaside… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 26, 2013 by Gabe Venturelli General Area In My Neighborhood Property Q&A
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Rich & M…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
A request we sometimes get from out of town buyers is that they only want to look at homes with Air Conditioning. In one particular case, we were representing a Seller and the Buyer believed that the Seller… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 21, 2013 by Rich & Melissa General Area Home Buying Property Q&A
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Sergio Gonza…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Everyone has a will or plan, whether created or by default. Even if you have not made out a will or a trust, you still have a plan. A plan dictated by the laws of the state where you reside upon your… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 10, 2012 by Sergio Gonzalez Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Picturesque and private, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath San Roque Home is ideally located just blocks from Monte Vista School. The home is light and bright and has been exceptionally remodeled both indoors and… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Property Q&A
Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
What do real estate agents sell? When I ask that question in public I get a wide variety of answers. I most often hear; ourselves, service, professionalism, houses, and the dream of home ownership. All… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Not really. Things that are too good to be true usually don’t make good economic sense. The short sale makes good common and financial sense for the banks who grant them. The fact of the matter… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Jon- thank you for “jumping through hoops” to help us take the next step in our life!Buying and selling a home in the same year in Santa Barbara takes patience, knowledge and a partnership… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
SHORT SALE PROCESSA short sale can stop the foreclosure clock and buy you time to get back on track, but it’s not a free resource—you still have to do your part to make sure it works out.… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
During our 20+ years of buying and selling income properties, we’re very glad to have met Jon, through whom we purchased our second home in Santa Barbara. He is a “super”-Professional!… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Housing starts rose last month. They were up 7.2 percent from February figures. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that builders are remaining cautious. “While the overall… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
A Short Sale is the sale of Real Property where sales proceeds do not fully cover the pay off balance on the existing loan or loans on a property. The lender or bank will agree to accept less than the… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”Buddha said that back in the mid… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 25, 2011 by Jon Mahoney General Area Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Jon Mahoney has helped make our dream come true: a Santa Barbara beach house near our children and grandchildren. As residents of Monterey we were toying with the idea of purchasing a second property,… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 25, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Today, the upside down Mortgages in California are due mostly to the risky, highly leveraged loans that were extensively used over the past 7 years to purchase homes with little or nothing down. Worse… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 25, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Do you assume the house or cottage you share with your life partner belongs to both of you, or are you positive you understand who holds legal ownership? Assumptions can be expensive when it comes to money… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 25, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
The prevalence of short sales and foreclosures has prompted a new bill to be considered in Congress. According to the National Association of Realtors, this new bill could “improve the process for… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 25, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever wondered what makes a home "modern" versus "contemporary"? Many people use these terms interchangeably, but that can lead to confusion when a home is listed for sale.  The label "modern"… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 20, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Foreclosures are still big news in real estate across the country. Most homeowners are looking forward to a day when foreclosures make up a much smaller share of the market. For now, however, 1 in 119… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 20, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
The economy in late 2010 may have grown at a quicker pace than some analysts previously thought. The Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product (GDP) was up 3.1 percent in the last quarter… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 20, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Jon Mahoney, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
If you're a first-time homeowner and just got the keys to your new place, your head is likely spinning with thoughts of where you'll place the furniture, what rooms you want to paint and how you'll plant… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 20, 2011 by Jon Mahoney Property Q&A
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