Author Archives: Gary Goldberg

About Gary Goldberg

As an owner of a real estate company, I strive for excellence, and hope to exceed that goal. Whether you are buying or selling a home, interested in leasing or looking for a vacation rental, I can help you. My knowledge of Santa Barbara, since 1994, includes properties in Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Goleta and all surrounding beach properties. Let an attorney with real estate expertise and great negotiating skills handle all your real estate needs. Qualifications • Member, Multiple Listing Service o Santa Barbara o Ventura o Santa Ynez • Multi-Million Dollar Sales each year • $650,000,000 in sales throughout my career • Lawyer for 24 years (non-practicing) • Real Estate Broker for 23 years • Experienced in 1031 Exchange, Foreclosures/Short Sales, complicated transactions • Santa Barbara City College Lecturer for 20 years for Real Estate Courses • Member, National Association of Realtors • Member, Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce • Member, National Association of Rental Property Managers • Member, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Grievance Committee Member • Vacation Rental Manager's Association (the only member in Santa Barbara) • Member, Property Management Section of National Association of Realtors • Former legal practice in real estate, landlord-tenant and litigation • Member, Santa Barbara Rental Property Association • Member, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors • Member, California Association of Realtors • Member, Better Business Bureau • Broker/Attorney (University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1991, Graduated Top 10%) (U.C.S.B. Graduated, 1988, With Honors)

Owner Financing Pros & Cons

Owner Financing: Should You Lend To Your Buyer? By Benny L. Kass September 14

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Theft of Personal Data from Equifax

Theft of Equifax data could lead to years of grief for homebuyers and mortgage applicants By Kenneth R. Harney September 13 The catastrophic theft of 143 million consumers’ personal data from national credit bureau Equifax could cause financial grief for … Continue reading

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Home Upgrades for Vacation Rentals

5 Home Upgrades For Your Vacation Rental Space By Christina El Moussa August 12 Vacation rentals are experiencing a surge of popularity as websites like VRBO and Airbnb make them more accessible. Guests can find a place that fits their … Continue reading

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Five Key Questions for Home Sellers

Five Key Questions For Home Sellers By PJ Wade September 11 Are you having trouble deciding whether or not to sell your real estate – home, recreational property, investment property?

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National flood insurance program expiring

With National Flood Insurance Program Expiring Soon, Realtors® Sound the Alarm WASHINGTON (September 5, 2017) – The National Flood Insurance Program is now less than one month away from expiration, raising concerns that homeowners, consumers, and commercial property owners could … Continue reading

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Home Inspectors – Held to Higher Standards

Home Inspectors Are Held To Higher Standards By Bob Hunt September 4 A California appellate court ruling contains both good news and bad news for home inspectors. The good news is that, in the eyes of the court, home inspectors … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Dropping

Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Aug 31, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates continuing to move lower.

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Pending Homes Sales down .8% in July

PendinPending Home Sales Lessen 0.8 Percent in July WASHINGTON (August 31, 2017) – Pending homes sales stumbled in July for the fourth time in five months as only the West saw an increase in contract activity, according to the National … Continue reading

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So Cal Home Prices Surge in July – Short Supply

Southern California home prices surge in July amid shortage of supply By Andrew Khouri August 29 Southern California home prices surged in July, as the already white-hot housing market saw heavy demand amid a persistent housing shortage.

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Foreclosed Buyers Poised to Return to the Home Buying Market

Are Millions Of Boomerang Buyers About To Ignite The Real Estate Market? By JAYMI NACIRI August 23 Remember all those people who defaulted on their homes during the last housing crisis? Well, those bankruptcies are about to be discharged, or … Continue reading

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