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Think Strategically When Buying a Home
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Think Strategically When Buying a Home

December 3, 2021

Think of Buying a Home In Santa Barbara Like Chess

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Real Estate Fake News
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Real Estate Fake News

November 26, 2021

Don't Believe Everything You Read

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Great News For Home Sellers
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Great News For Home Sellers

November 17, 2021

You'll Likely Receive A Lot of Strong Offers This Season

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How Montecito Home Sellers Are Winning
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How Montecito Home Sellers Are Winning

November 12, 2021

Low Inventory is a Boon For Sellers

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Montecito Sellers Have Incredible Leverage
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Montecito Sellers Have Incredible Leverage

November 3, 2021

Selling Your Montecito Home Now Gives You The Upper Hand

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Santa Barbara Housing Challenge or Opportunity?
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Santa Barbara Housing Challenge or Opportunity?

October 27, 2021

Depending On Your Needs, The Housing Market Could Be A Problem or A Blessing

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Want to Move? Build a New Home in Santa Barbara
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Want to Move? Build a New Home in Santa Barbara

October 21, 2021

Inventory of Newly Built Homes is Rising

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Renovate or Sell Your Montecito Home?
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Renovate or Sell Your Montecito Home?

October 13, 2021

That IS the Question!

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Tips To Prep Your Montecito Home For Sale
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Tips To Prep Your Montecito Home For Sale

October 6, 2021

4 Ways To Increase Your Sale Price This Fall

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Sell Your Montecito Home With An Agent
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Sell Your Montecito Home With An Agent

September 29, 2021

Unless You Like Working Harder For Less

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Is It Time For a New House?
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Is It Time For a New House?

September 23, 2021

Learn How to Assess Your Needs

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The Truth About Home Buyer Demand in Montecito
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The Truth About Home Buyer Demand in Montecito

September 16, 2021

Is Demand Declining? Learn The Truth!

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Should You Sell Your Santa Barbara Home This Fall?
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Should You Sell Your Santa Barbara Home This Fall?

September 8, 2021

The Answer is Yes, The Reasons May Surprise You

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Appraisal Gaps
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Appraisal Gaps

September 1, 2021

What Buyers & Sellers Need to Know

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Is 2021 The Year To Sell My Home?
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Is 2021 The Year To Sell My Home?

August 25, 2021

The Short Answer is YES

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Montecito Real Estate: No Lack of Demand
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Montecito Real Estate: No Lack of Demand

August 18, 2021

Supply Is Still Ultra Low

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New Shift Favors Santa Barbara Home Sellers
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New Shift Favors Santa Barbara Home Sellers

August 11, 2021

Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes

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Montecito Home Price Appreciation
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Montecito Home Price Appreciation

August 4, 2021

Make Montecito Home Price Appreciation Work For You

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Montecito Housing Inventory Shortage
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Montecito Housing Inventory Shortage

July 28, 2021

How Does it Impact Selling Your Home in Montecito?

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Mortgage Interest Rates Will Rise
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Mortgage Interest Rates Will Rise

July 21, 2021

What Should You Do First?

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Not A Typical Montecito Summer Market
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Not A Typical Montecito Summer Market

July 14, 2021

The Montecito Real Estate Market is Still Changing

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Santa Barbara Housing Bubble?
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Santa Barbara Housing Bubble?

July 7, 2021

Experts Say No, We're Not in a Bubble

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Montecito Real Estate-Appraisal Gaps
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Montecito Real Estate-Appraisal Gaps

June 30, 2021

What to Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

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Making An Offer on Santa Barbara Real Estate
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Making An Offer on Santa Barbara Real Estate

June 23, 2021

5 Things Homebuyers Need to Know

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Housing Inventory May Rise Soon
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Housing Inventory May Rise Soon

June 16, 2021

Hope is on the Horizon

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Should You Sell Your Second Home?
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Should You Sell Your Second Home?

June 8, 2021

It Might Be Time to Cash In!

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Utilities
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Utilities

June 5, 2021

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What's Motivating People To Move?
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What's Motivating People To Move?

June 3, 2021

Your Home Might Have What A Buyer Wants

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Priorities For Selling Your House
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Priorities For Selling Your House

May 26, 2021

3 Things To Focus On When Selling Your Home

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Santa Barbara Housing Inventory
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Santa Barbara Housing Inventory

May 19, 2021

Your Home Could be An Oasis in the Santa Barbara Housing Inventory Desert

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Why Sell Your Santa Barbara Home Now?
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Why Sell Your Santa Barbara Home Now?

May 12, 2021

Check Out This Eye-Opening Info

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4 Incentives For Montecito Homeowners to Sell Now
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4 Incentives For Montecito Homeowners to Sell Now

May 5, 2021

There is no time like the present!

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4 Tips To Maximize The Sale Of Your Santa Barbara Home
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4 Tips To Maximize The Sale Of Your Santa Barbara Home

April 28, 2021

How To Sell For Top Dollar

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Planning to Move?
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Planning to Move?

April 22, 2021

You Can Still Secure A Low Mortgage Rate

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7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021
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7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021

April 20, 2021

Here are seven of the key trends that are expected to shape real estate in 2021.

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Homeownership in Santa Barbara
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Homeownership in Santa Barbara

April 14, 2021

There are Plenty of Financial Benefits

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Don't Sell On Your Own
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Don't Sell On Your Own

April 9, 2021

Even in a Seller's Market, It Could Cost You

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Buyer & Seller Perks
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Santa Barbara Real Estate Buyer & Seller Perks

March 31, 2021

What Opportunities Exist For Both Buyers & Sellers Today?

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A New Way To Price Your Home
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A New Way To Price Your Home

March 24, 2021

The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market is Changing. Your Pricing Strategy Needs To As Well.

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The #1 Benefit To Homeownership
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The #1 Benefit To Homeownership

March 17, 2021

Santa Barbara & Montecito Homeowners are Sitting on Gold Mines

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Should 3% Mortgage Rates Upset You?
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Should 3% Mortgage Rates Upset You?

March 11, 2021

Whether You're Buying or Selling, Mortgage Rates Matter

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Is It A Good Time To Sell My House?
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Is It A Good Time To Sell My House?

March 4, 2021

Santa Barbara Homeowners Are Asking This Question More Often In 2021,

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Why Staging A Home Matters
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Why Staging A Home Matters

February 24, 2021

It's More Than Just Furniture

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Santa Barbara Real Estate: The Week in Review
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Santa Barbara Real Estate: The Week in Review

Maureen Mcdermut | January 23, 2021

The Week in Review

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Selling Your Santa Barbara Home
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Selling Your Santa Barbara Home

Maureen McDermut | January 21, 2021

Why right now might be the best time!

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Get to know Maureen and Her work
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Get to know Maureen and Her work

Maureen Mcdermut & Associates | December 18, 2020

Selling the Santa Barbara and Montecito Lifestyle.

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Is Buying A Home Right Now A Mistake?
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Is Buying A Home Right Now A Mistake?

Maureen McDermut | July 9, 2020

There are more factors that go into this big life decision.

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19 Summer Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value
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19 Summer Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value

Maureen McDermut | June 25, 2020

Your home is one of your biggest assets and like most investments.

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12 Thoughtful Father’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Ties
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12 Thoughtful Father’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Ties

Maureen McDermut | June 11, 2020

Here’s a list of gifts dad will actually love to receive.

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Why we ❤ State Street!
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Why we ❤ State Street!

Maureen McDermut | May 13, 2020

There is an amazing diversity of shopping choices.

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