Does your guest house have a kitchen? That can make your guest house rentable. More guest houses will be rented now that the State of California allows adding a full kitchen to guest houses and accessory buildings. The new law applies to all properties in the state. The State overturned all city and county ordinances against in-home apartments, or guest house rentals, as of January 1, Continue Reading about Montecito Connection: May -June 2017: Guest House Kitchens, Now They’re Legal
Aren’t new houses more expensive than older homes? That is the common wisdom. What if a new home was a better buy than a used one? Imagine. A new home with everything working perfectly may indeed be a better buy than an older home that needs repairs. We are so used to older homes with all of their issues. I’m attracted to new houses. There are a couple of new subdivisions in town that I ﬁnd Continue Reading about Market Mojo Report – May 2017: Missing Out on New. It’s An Easy Mistake.
Making Your Home Look Outstanding Gavin Cater can come to your home for an hour or two, and then transform it from good to great. He is an excellent real estate photographer, and a member of my team. I work with Gavin because of the results he helps me to produce: increased values. Part of what sets Gavin apart from many others is the time he spends in post-production — that is after he Continue Reading about Montecito Connection: March – April 2017
Montecito 2016 Market Review The year 2016 will go down as a good market in Montecito. Still, prices have paused in their upwards move that had lasted from 2012 to 2015. We are at a moment when the market is hesitating. Is it going to pick-up again? We are not quite sure. We are watching the market very closely to see if there will be a resurgence with the new year. Montecito prices, over the Continue Reading about Montecito Connection: January – February 2017
Recent market activity in the Montecito area. Enjoy our chart: Continue Reading about Montecito Market Report: September – October 2016
My Montecito clients have a dilemma. I sold them their “dream” home on a two-acre hilltop in the beautiful neighborhood of Ennisbrook in 2014. Is this the home where they want to stay? That is the question. After their youngest of four children left home for college, they were looking for adventure as empty-nesters and decided to make the move to the Santa Barbara area from Indianapolis, Continue Reading about Montecito Connection: Time to Add On or Move?
It is a scary to me how many people ignore radon in Santa Barbara. Most of us would never smoke cigarettes, but many people are willing to live in houses that are as dangerous to live in as if we smoked. Homes with higher levels of radon can easily be creating a life-threatening health situation for their occupants. Continue Reading about Market Mojo Report: November 2016 – Radon On The Mesa
Real Estate is in My Blood Real estate and construction are in my blood. My family has been involved for three generations and I carry on the tradition of quality work that the Williams family has brought to real estate. My grandfather, Oliver Williams, attended Yale Divinity School and served as a minister for more than 30 years. Then he retired to become a Realtor for 20 years. He specialized Continue Reading about Montecito Connection: Sep – Oct 2016