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)

Luxury Home Market Disruption

Real Estate Market Is Hot, Except At The High-End: Disruption Coming In the Luxury Home Market By Pamela N. Danziger April 17 An analysis conducted by Zillow Research, a division of Zillow Group that operates the Zillow real estate marketplace, … Continue reading

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Equity gives Homeowners Lots of Options

An abundance of equity is giving homeowners lots of options By Kenneth R. Harney April 11 Americans are awash in record amounts of equity in their homes, posing the question for millions: So what do we do with it? Leave … Continue reading

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Real Estate Survived Tax Cuts

Why Real Estate May Be A Big Winner In The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act BY John E. Girouard April 11 On the surface it may look like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is bad for real estate. The … Continue reading

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Powers of Attorney

Dealing With Powers Of Attorney By Benny Kass April 10 You and your spouse own your home and you would like to sell it. However, your spouse is currently unable to sign the sales contract. This is because he is … Continue reading

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Know The Neighbors Before You Buy

Why It’s So Important To Get The 411 On A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI April 4 When buying a new home, the neighborhood is every bit as important as the house itself. So, you need … Continue reading

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Mortgage Applicants Beware IRS Security Protection

Mortgage applicants beware: Audit says IRS ‘tax transcript’ program lacks adequate security protections By Kenneth R. Harney  April 4  In an era of unceasing horror stories about breaches of sensitive consumer information, here’s some disquieting news for home buyers: Federal … Continue reading

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Can Legislation Lower California’s Real Estate Prices

CAN LEGISLATION LOWER CALIFORNIA’S EXORBITANT REAL ESTATE PRICES? By ISSI ROMEM April 3 Housing in California has been appreciating much more quickly than in the aggregate of the United States for about half a century. While rising rents and home … Continue reading

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How to Handle Rental Real Estate

Successful Single-Family Rental Real Estate Investing By Alex Hemani March 28 Investing in instruments like stocks and commodities is very different from investing in single-family rental real estate. The latter is a much more hands-on venture where you have more … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Rise 3.1% in February

Pending Home Sales Reverse Course in February, Rise 3.1 Percent WASHINGTON (March 28, 2018) – Pending home sales snapped back in much of the country in February, but weakening affordability and not enough inventory on the market restricted overall activity … Continue reading

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How to win a Bidding War

How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War: Advice From The Pros By Ellen Paris March 21 How to win a real estate bidding war in today’s home buying market is a fine art. From Los Angeles to San Francisco … Continue reading

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