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Ray Benenate, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Ray Benenate answered:
If i could ask which are the nicest or most desirable areas in Santa Barbara to live in?
Hi Maria, The answers preceding mine are all very good. There are also some hidden gems of Santa Babara that are often overlooked. I have lived here since 1971 and worked in the real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Market Conditions in Santa Barbara
Ray Benenate, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Ray Benenate answered:
I am looking to build in Santa Barbara and what costs would be, how to find a reliable builder for a 2 acre property in Hope Ranch area that we own.
Hi Li, I have been involved in the Santa Barbara construction business for over 30 years. I have a referral if you are interested. Ray
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Market Conditions in 93105
Andy Madrid, Real Estate Pro in Montecito, CA
Andy Madrid answered:
my doghter and me with my husband will stay Santa Barbara for she is studing there, We want rent a house for family
I would love to help you out but can you help me out with a few things? Where will your daughter be studying? Santa Barbara City College or UCSB? The campuses are located in different ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Rentals in Santa Barbara
Andy Madrid, Real Estate Pro in Montecito, CA
Andy Madrid answered:
Can an agent please call / text me moving to SB in the next week want to buy through the rent to own prog when can I come see the house 818.813.4529
Dear Renee & Robert,

I only know of one property where the seller will consider a lease with the option to buy however they would be more willing to do a seller carryback where the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Foreclosure in Riviera
Andy Madrid, Real Estate Pro in Montecito, CA
Andy Madrid answered:
im interested in foreclosure property in this area
Jon,

I didn't see that anyone responded to you regarding purchasing a foreclosure in Santa Barbara. As far as F/C properties go, our city isn't like alot of other cities in that we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Foreclosure in Coast Village
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
What is the construction costs per square foot of a residential home in Santa Barbara, CA?
Hi Linda,

Perhaps asking around on reliableremodeler.com would give you a general idea.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Market Conditions in 93105
Cheryl Imp, Real Estate Pro in 93105
Cheryl Imp answered:
Hello, we are a couple of international students (25 and 24 years old) and we are looking for a one bedroom furnished apt located at the downtonw.
Hello,
In addition to checking with property management companies, craigslist is a great place to look for a rental.
Hope that helps,
Cheryl
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 For Rent in 93101
Laura, Home Buyer in Santa Barbara, CA
Laura asked:
Santa Barbara university This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3127590202--Foothill-Rd-Santa-Barbara-CA-93110
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Market Conditions in Santa Barbara
Vanessa Mart…, Renter in Santa Barbara, CA
Vanessa Martinez asked:
Santa Barbara Community College This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3151494766-45-Alisal-Rd-Santa-Barbara-CA-93103
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Market Conditions in Riviera
J Perry, Renter in 93101
J Perry answered:
I am finding scams on your page... how do I report them? 623 Orchard seems to be a scam.
I will also say that I have stopped using Zillow and Trulia because I have received more scam responses than legitimate ones! Again... very frustrating!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Barbara
gotcha62, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
gotcha62 asked:
spanish doors decorated very spanish home that is for sale/ This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3126191948-5360-E-Camino-Cielo-Santa-Barbara-CA-93105?ecampaign=con_day_propertycomp_bk&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fproperty%2F3126…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 1, 2014 Market Conditions in Santa Barbara
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How do I report potential scams?
You can report the scams to the local authorities and you can flag the listing; also see link
http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2009/05/spotting-signs-rental-scam
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 25, 2014 Rentals in Santa Barbara Downtown
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
What can anyone tell me about this site, Trulia?
We're heading into prime time for rental scammers. They are on every real estate site. Bottom line - if the rent sounds too good to be true - lower than market rents - run. Do not bel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 For Rent in Santa Barbara
Robert Heckes, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Robert Heckes answered:
Is it reasonable to require listing agent to arrange and pay for staging when listing a new $2.75 million home?
Hello Lymanorton1,
Recently, I represented a seller on the Riviera. The seller was in a high equity position but with no liquidity to cover the necessary market preparation steps for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Selling in Santa Barbara
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
Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
How can I see pics or this place in person?
When you are looking at Foreclosures on this site, you are usually NOT looking at properties that are actually for sale. The foreclosure data comes from public records. Often the "pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Foreclosure in Eastside
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
HelpUBuy America answered:
how can I see pics or this place in person?
When you want to buy a home the best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Foreclosure in Laguna
Tom Bashe (9…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Tom Bashe (951) 547-0705 answered:
This is not so much a question as a comment. The majority of notifications I receive from this site are scams.
Andrew

This bodes true in pretty much any area where the rents are FAR BELOW the actual averages. Scammers infiltrate sites like Trulia & Craigslist to prey on unsuspecting potential ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Rentals in Santa Barbara
lauriekalexa…, Real Estate Pro in Ventura, CA
lauriekalexander answered:
do you have any homes with options to buy ?? in santa barbara area I WILL be out there on the 17 of feb until the 23 ,so please see what you have .
Hello Sandra,
Yes...in the SB/Ventura area. Please send me your specs: type of home,# Beds & Baths/Interested in Condos? What sqft? ROI? And anything else you consider important. My # ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Barbara
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
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