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More homeowners consider home equity loans, but many don’t fully understand how they work More homeowners consider home equity loans, but many don’t fully understand how they work

Lenders have tightened criteria to access home equity loans, find out what experts are telling homeowners to consider

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What Is Digital Curb Appeal and How Do You Get It? What Is Digital Curb Appeal and How Do You Get It?

Digital curb appeal is a new variable in the curb appeal equation for home sellers and home buyers. Not only does your home need to shine like a diamond when potential buye...

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7 Expert Tips for Working With Clients During a Real Estate Shift 7 Expert Tips for Working With Clients During a Real Estate Shift

So how do you survive a shifting real estate market? Any experienced agent will tell you rock-solid customer service is the best way to navigate any market shift. But what ...

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The Paint Colors a Real Estate Agent Always Chooses for a Home Office The Paint Colors a Real Estate Agent Always Chooses for a Home Office

The right shade for your office really comes down to how you want to feel when you’re working, says Maureen McDermut, a Montecito, California-based real estate agent with S...

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Real Estate All-Stars of 2023 Real Estate All-Stars of 2023

Congratulations Maureen McDermut on being recognized as one of 2023 Los Angeles Magazine's Real Estate All-Stars.

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5 Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades That Offer the Best Return on Investment 5 Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades That Offer the Best Return on Investment

Enhancing the energy efficiency of your home has two big advantages: It’ll make your place more eco-friendly and help you save money. A home with reduced energy usage will ...

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These Little Tips Can Save You Money on Your Heating Bill, According to Real Estate Agents These Little Tips Can Save You Money on Your Heating Bill, According to Real Estate Agents

Maureen McDermut is a Realtor in Santa Barbara and Montecito, California, where she has helped many clients sell historic homes that are big on charm, but not so much on en...

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5 US Real Estate Predictions for 2023 5 US Real Estate Predictions for 2023

2022 was a year of upheaval in real estate. What’s on tap for 2023? Sotheby's International Realty home realtor Maureen McDermut says “2023 will be a year of returning to n...

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Real Estate Market Woes Hit Home to Buyers and Owners Real Estate Market Woes Hit Home to Buyers and Owners

A tough year for homebuyers: “2022 was a hard year for owners and buyers for a few different reasons,” said Sotheby's International realtor Maureen McDermut. “The main reas...

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Current mortgage rates: Compare today's best rates Current mortgage rates: Compare today's best rates

Featured in the SF Gate, Maureen McDermut discusses the current housing market and mortgage rates. since reaching a 20-year high in October rates have begun to come down sl...

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$4 Million Homes in California $4 Million Homes in California

A Spanish-style retreat in Santa Barbara, a grand 1933 home in the Hollywood Hills and a Mediterranean-style house in Long Beach.

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2022 Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Professionals in the State of California 2022 Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Professionals in the State of California

Congratulations Maureen McDermut on being recognized as one of the top ranked real estate professional in the state of California!

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Santa Barbara Spanish Santa Barbara Spanish

This California home with six bedrooms dates to the 1930s and includes a tower offering ocean and mountain views. The roughly seven-acre property also has a guesthouse and ...

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For Buyers Ready to Leave Major Markets, Smaller Cities Offer (Relatively) High Supply For Buyers Ready to Leave Major Markets, Smaller Cities Offer (Relatively) High Supply

After years of tight supply and rising prices, luxury buyers find more options in secondary markets outside major hubs

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House Hunting: 7 homes in Southern California House Hunting: 7 homes in Southern California

It never hurts to look...

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A London Rental Reaches for the Stars A London Rental Reaches for the Stars

King George III is perhaps most famous for losing Britain’s trans-Atlantic colonies in the Revolutionary War. And the monarch’s shaky mental health was examined in the Osca...

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A Montecito Home That Once Belonged to Lena Horne Just Hit the Market for $8.5 Million A Montecito Home That Once Belonged to Lena Horne Just Hit the Market for $8.5 Million

Historic homes with a lot of character—and a story behind them—can be a rarity. If you’re someone who prefers to live in these storied walls over shiny new builds, we’d rec...

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One of Oldest Homes in Montecito, California, Hits Market for $8.5 Million One of Oldest Homes in Montecito, California, Hits Market for $8.5 Million

A more than century-old, iconic home in Montecito, California, that was once home to singer, actress and activist Lena Horne, has come onto the market for $8.5 million. Kn...

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Former Montecito, CA, Olive Mill Seeks To Crush a Deal for $8.5M Former Montecito, CA, Olive Mill Seeks To Crush a Deal for $8.5M

In recent years, the Southern California coastal enclave of Montecito has derived its fame from its many celebrity residents. Rob Lowe. Oprah. Meghan and Harry.

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Celebrities Aren’t the Only Buyers After Montecito Real Estate Celebrities Aren’t the Only Buyers After Montecito Real Estate

The tony beach town has seen an influx of young families moving from big cities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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For Homeowners During Covid, It’s What’s On the Outside That Counts For Homeowners During Covid, It’s What’s On the Outside That Counts

Large, landscaped outdoor spaces have become a top priority during coronavirus.

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Oliver Goldstick Nabs Pretty Little Tudor Oliver Goldstick Nabs Pretty Little Tudor

Nowhere has the COVID pandemic been as paradoxically good for the real estate market, perhaps, as California’s patrician seaside community of Montecito, where TV writer-pro...

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Welcome to the Club | 5 Golf Course Homes Welcome to the Club | 5 Golf Course Homes

A primary or vacation home just steps from the fairways is a dream come true for the avid golfer. In locations from the Hamptons to prestigious Pebble Beach—with the distin...

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Here's what you can get for $5 million in Montecito, California Here's what you can get for $5 million in Montecito, California

Montecito is an enclave popular with the rich and famous that sits on the Southern California coast south of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The small, scenic community is a refu...

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