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Alyssa Overe…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Alyssa Overeiner answered:
Lets say I make my first sale in real estate. With 3% on a $800,000 home how much could I expect to make?
You could expect to make 24,000 off that deal but you need to take into consideration the split with your broker as well as taxes! Do not forget taxes! A more realistic number to expect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2015 General Area in Santa Barbara
Mark Leach, Home Buyer in Pine Bluff, AR
Mark Leach answered:
How much does installing a custom wood and iron front gate increase home values?
It is all conditional. I think that Scott gave a really good answer. Some buyers may really appreciate it and may be more willing to buy your home rather than somebody else's home. It a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 General Area in 93105
nrinno, Home Buyer in Mount Pleasant, SC
nrinno answered:
I tend think this is a good area to live. But after checking the crime rates I got a little bit worried. Should I?
I have lived in Oak Park for 15 years, and as a 50-something year old woman, I have never felt afraid or unsafe. And I used to walk home from work in the dark from downtown State St dai ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Crime & Safety in Oak Park
JoAnn Pomatt…, Real Estate Pro in Goleta, CA
JoAnn Pomatto-Gomez answered:
where and how far away is the closest beach?
In Santa Barbara you're never too far away from the beach no matter where you decide to live. We are nestled between the ocean and the foothills. Plenty of real,estate to choose from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Riviera
Andrew Rose, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Andrew Rose answered:
Can you describe how Santa Barbara looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?
The nickname American Riviera certainly comes to mind. The area itself was discovered by the Spanish and as such much of the lasting architectural influence stems from that. Spanish Rev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 General Area in Santa Barbara
Andrew Rose, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Andrew Rose answered:
How are the shopping and local amenities in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara is home to some great shopping areas: most notable would be the Paseo Nuevo shopping center off of State Street in downtown and if I'm not mistaken is the oldest mall in C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Santa Barbara
Michael Delu…, Renter in Santa Barbara, CA
Michael Deluca asked:
how do the crime rating work on the pages? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3127276725-325-Ladera-St-Santa-Barbara-CA-93101
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Crime & Safety in Santa Barbara
palamino_ran…, Home Owner in Santa Barbara, CA
palamino_ranch answered:
Which downtown is better to live near. Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard or Solvang?
Santa Ynez, is like an old dusty Western town, equine friendly. I rode my first horse there, a beautiful palomino. I went to grade school in Solvang and loved it. My cousins lived in Bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 29, 2012 General Area in Santa Barbara
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
parks
Perhaps your question was cut off--what information are you looking for...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 17, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Alta Mesa
Steve, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Steve answered:
Is crime an issue in Santa Barbara?
i live on the riviera and our cars have been broken into 3 times in as many weeks. eastside gangs i'm sure. tough punks making money for their habits.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2008 Crime & Safety in Santa Barbara
Linda Ginex, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Linda Ginex answered:
I am thinking of becoming a real estate agent. Have much outside sales experience , Top producer in other
To be realistic, unlike Ruthless who expects you to be a Top Producer your 2nd year in which is absolutely next to impossible, figure to come in with 6 months reserves as well as $10,00 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2008 General Area in Santa Barbara
Nicole, Home Buyer in 93101
Nicole answered:
Montecito, CA: Who has experience with their planning department?
I would recommend hiring an experienced land use agent or architect who has processed a number of projects in Montecito specifically. If the agent/architect has an overly emotional or n ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2008 General Area in Santa Barbara
Catherine JM…, Home Seller in
Catherine JM Harvey answered:
Is Santa Barbara good for families with children?
it is very expensive. You should make at least $80k-100k to stay afloat. You could rent a house cheaper than buying one. There are drugs and weapons available to kids in this area.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2008 Quality of Life in Santa Barbara
Kevin Schmid…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Kevin Schmidtchen answered:
How easy it to get around Santa Barbara with public transportation (buses, trains, subways, etc)?
Halley,

The downtown area of Santa Barbara is very friendly for people without their own car. Many people do live downtown and walk to their work or take buses. It is a small enoug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2008 Traffic & Public Transportation in Santa Barbara
Frank Hotchk…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Frank Hotchkiss answered:
Who own this home of 5563 Somerset Dr. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93111
Tax records indicate this home belongs to CANFIELD, MILTON G & PEARL H. Are you interested in this neighborhood?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2007 Quality of Life in Santa Barbara
Kevin Schmid…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Kevin Schmidtchen answered:
Are there any major traffic problems in Santa Barbara?
Stephan,

We do have some traffic but it really depends on your definition of traffic. On Friday Saturday and Sunday towards the afternoon we have a bunch of people coming up from t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2007 Traffic & Public Transportation in Santa Barbara
Kevin Schmid…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Kevin Schmidtchen answered:
rentals in santa barbara,ca
As far as rentals go there are a few very direct ways to do this.

The Blue Book if you will is simply the Santa Barbara News Press. The best time to check this is on Sundays.
The s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2007 General Area in Santa Barbara
Kevin Schmid…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Kevin Schmidtchen answered:
Why do people pay so much in housing costs to live in Santa Barbara?
The simple answer is lifestyle. That really is all it is. Santa Barbara is a little enclave here on the coastline that offers incredible weather, restaurants, architecture, culture, o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2007 Quality of Life in Santa Barbara
Daniel Zia, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Daniel Zia answered:
How are the parks and recreational areas in Santa Barbara?
For a great list of Santa Barbara area attractions, including beaches, outdoor activities, and golf courses, visit the link below to our website.
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 18, 2007 Parks & Recreation in Santa Barbara
Daniel Zia, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Daniel Zia answered:
How would you describe the social scene in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara is a cultural hub with a rich heritage in the Arts. There are a myriad of festivals, museums and events to enjoy throughout the year. There is an incredible number of re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Entertainment & Nightlife in Santa Barbara
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