Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog

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How to Deal with Competing Offers
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Scenario: You find your dream home. In a perfect world, you’re the only buyer putting in an offer on it– no suspense, no competition, just a happy ending! All too often though, it doesn’t work... Read More

Staging for Success!
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Buying or selling a home is often an emotional process, but at the end of the day the bottom line is just that. While you are packing up your belongings, your Realtor will be carefully analyzing the market to... Read More

Can I Really Buy That House?
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A Classic Real Estate Love Story: John and Marie fell in love with the little white picket fenced home built in 1929! They could see themselves sipping coffee on the front porch on Sunday mornings,... Read More

Home Design Shifts for 2018!
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If your DVR is full of HGTV programming, you are not alone! Home design can be more than a weekend hobby, it can be a downright obsession! Whether you’re an investor or a nester, if you’e... Read More

Wildfires & Santa Barbara Real Estate
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Even in a place as accustomed to wildfires as Southern California, this latest Thomas Fire has been exceptional… Our thoughts  go out to those directly affected by it. Even if not directly affected, many are wondering if and how any... Read More

Ruth Ann on the Radio! 9/5/17
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  Ruth Ann Bowe, Broker Associate at Village Properties Santa Barbara guest stars on Mortgage Matters radio show on Guy Rivera KZSB 1290. This edition features a lively discussion of the Santa Barbara real estate... Read More

Buy Now or Wait a Year?
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Buy now or wait a year? That’s a common question to Realtors, so let’s take a look at the difference. The primary reason people think it is best to wait is to save additional funds... Read More

Mortgage Minute Radio Show!
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  Check out Ruth Ann Bowe, Realtor at Keller Williams Santa Barbara on Guy Rivera’s KZSB 1290 radio show, Mortgage Minute. This edition featured a lively discussion of the Santa Barbara real estate market. Also,... Read More

Realtor = Solution Finder: Sellers
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As Realtors, we do a lot more than sell homes. Often, we are dream makers, therapists, reality checkers, personal advisors, house cleaners, a shoulder to cry on, architectural consultants, problem solvers, handywomen and, my favorite,... Read More

Radio Show with Guy Rivera
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August 2, 2016 I was honored to have been invited by Guy Rivera of Guarantee Mortgage to appear on his radio show on KZSB 1290 AM. It was such a great pleasure to have the opportunity to converse about... Read More