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)

Mortgage Rates Move Higher

Mortgage Rates Move Higher For Second Consecutive Week MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jan 18, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates rising for the second consecutive … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes

Death And The Stepped-Up Basis By BENNY L. KASS January 18 Question. My wife and I are retired and are in our seventies. We have two children, and our house is currently worth approximately $300,000. We purchased the property many … Continue reading

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Tax Code effect on home equity loans

Did the tax code overhaul kill home equity loans? By Kenneth Harney January 17 It’s a big and confusing question for many homeowners in the wake of the December tax law changes: Are new interest-deductible home equity credit lines (HELOCs) … Continue reading

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Creative Loans – Better Options

Is A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers? By Jaymi Naciri January 17 If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard A TON about conventional and FHA loans. … Continue reading

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Improve Your Home-Buying Odds in 2018

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home in 2018 By ALEXA FIANDER January 9 New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home-buying odds.

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How to Sell a House with Fire Damage

Selling a House With Fire Damage? How to Do It and Not Get Burned By Julie Ryan Evans | Jan 9, 2018 Selling a house with fire damage? Unfortunately, it’s a situation many homeowners face.

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Home Buyers Beware of “Green” Claims

How buyers can guard themselves from ‘greenwashing’ By Kenneth Harney January 10 This is an update of a column that appeared in July 2016. The practice is called “greenwashing,” and home shoppers need to be on guard: It means a … Continue reading

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Does It Makes Sense To Buy A New House Before Selling The Old One? By Edward Brown December 28 You’re interested in moving. You need to sell your old house first before buying a new one, right? After all, you … Continue reading

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Off-Market Real Estate Investments

An Inside Look At Off-Market Real Estate Investments By Ray Pressley December 28 Many investors recognize the advantages of off-market real estate over listed properties, for a number of reasons. I have dealt with off-market sales for over six years … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales up .2 % in November

Pending Home Sales Inch Up 0.2 Percent in November WASHINGTON (December 27, 2017) – Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, but did squeak out a minor gain both on a monthly and annualized basis, according to the National … Continue reading

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