Blog 2018-04-03T21:10:51+00:00

Blog Articles by Paige Kaye

Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez

  • Make A Deal

Citizens Seek Value – Consumers Seek Deals

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Americans are convenience obsessed. We want fast cars, fast food and fast deals. On line is in, and the digital world of shopping is re-shaping our culture. Tech innovation, with the ability to reach scalable global solutions, is compelling, but what are the longer-term impacts on culture and community?

  • Tax Day in USA

No New Taxes (unless they’re lower)!

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Income taxes are due, but up for review are property taxes. Up front and center is the proposal to allow seniors to transfer the property tax they pay to a new home, anywhere in California, at any price and as many times as desired. How does a community fair when a low tax base is transferred into the county?

  • Staging Your Home Pays Big

Staging Your Home Pays Big

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Not everyone has the vision or experience to optimize how a home looks and feels to gain the best offer. Here are six staging tips for savvy home sellers. Make the furniture suggest the home feeling you're looking for. Staging is the key to gaining top value when selling.

Home for Sale? Buyers Seek Value

March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Wonder how to price your home, or what to offer for a home that hasn't sold? Be wary of underpricing unless the market is full of competing buyers.

Don’t Bet on Stocks with Inflation Looming

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

With Inflation looming and the stock market doing the rolly polly, how can you mitigate inflation risk and provide more stable returns? Predictions for increased inflation are likely to pick up in 2018, making this year a year to consider investing in Real Estate. Learn the advantages and history of buying real assets when inflation is up.

  • Five Reasons to Sell Now

Five Reasons to Consider Selling Now

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Selling your home when others are waiting leads to larger profits. Often the best offers come in winter when competition is low. Your best time to sell is when interest rates are low and inventory is limited - that's now!

California Considers Tax

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

We Santa Barbarans love, appreciate and ​welcome our transplants, and we need every resident’s property taxes to support the cost of the repairing and rebuilding after the fires of 2017- A toll that is likely to reach well into hundreds of millions of dollars.

Proposed Tax Changes May Save or Cost Santa Barbarans

December 14th, 2017|1 Comment

Under the state initiative to expand Prop 13, there would be no limit on how many times, or to where, a senior homeowner could transfer their old tax assessment. Santa Barbara estimates new residents moving into the county will reduce our tax revenues and our ability to provide services.

  • Inflation Buster

Selling Your Million Dollar Home

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

At first blush, selling a million dollar home is costly. But then again, the risk factor for the seller is low, if the Realtor doesn’t sell the home, the seller pays nothing, and the Realtor [...]

Unlock Your Home’s Value without Selling

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Need to Sell? Purchasing a home may be the biggest investment you make, and selling a home to gain liquidity when needed is wrought with issues. Can you unlock your home's value without selling it [...]

  • start downsizing now

Downsizing Is The New Modern

October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Isn’t the starting of a thing always the hardest part? Facing the proverbial 'blank page' with enthusiasm is often so daunting! Downsizing can fill the desire for a modern, fresh look and pay off big in [...]

Designing your own home can be exciting!

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

To Build Your Home or Buy? So designing your own home sounds exciting. So why buy someone else’s home when you can build your own? Well there are things to consider. For one thing, [...]

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