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)

SmartAgent sues HomeAway

SmarterAgent sues HomeAway over patent infringement The Keller Williams-owned platform has aggressively defended its GPS technology over the years. By Dennis Lynch | Research by Haru Coryne March 13, 2019

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Untangling Government Mortgages

Scotsman Guide March 2019 What are the possible solutions for untangling the GSEs from the federal government? One would be to get rid of the GSEs entirely and let banks find a way to securitize the mortgages they originate.

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Larger Homes Sit Empty

The Wall Street Journal Candace Taylor 3/22/2019 A growing problem in real estate: Too many big houses Large, high-end homes across the Sunbelt are sitting on the market, enduring deep price cuts to sell.

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Millennial Home Buyers

Millennial buyers looking across state lines for affordable homes Scotsman Guide Media March 14, 2019 For millennial mortgage seekers in expensive areas, the grass is looking greener on the other side of the state line.

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Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit

MONDAY’S FIRST CUP Monday’s First Cup from BrightDoor <marketing@brightdoor.com> ISSUE 73 – March 11, 2019 Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit over hacked listing of Bel Air mansion Seller sues listings giant for negligence after hackers post false sales info.

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Always Use A Real Estate Agent

Buy 6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent By Rachel Stults | Feb 4, 2016 It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home … Continue reading

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Beware Hollywood Special Effects

Buyer Beware: Hollywood Special Effects Now Permeate Property Listings Technology lets home sellers change photos to stage rooms with virtual furniture and perform HGTV-style makeovers By Ryan Dezember Updated March 5, 2019 5:56 p.m. ET

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Mortgage originators seek new business

Carve Out a Niche to Secure Your Future Mortgage originators need to explore unconventional areas to attract new business By Shirleen Von Hoffmann, principal, Home Builders Edge | bio In this business, it’s always better to deal with problems now than wait until … Continue reading

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Fringe Borrowers

Fringe Borrowers Deserve Another Look Passed-over clients could finally realize their homebuying dreams, but originators need to lead the way By Michael Sunnaa, production manager for neighborhood lending, Wallick & Volk | bio Key Points An ocean of potential borrowers awaits Borrowers overestimate … Continue reading

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FICO and your credit

Close More Loans by Becoming a FICO Master Understanding the factors that can improve a client’s credit score improves your value as a broker By Lukas Bull, credit analyst, Prime Commercial Lending | bio FICO credit scores are used by most lenders to … Continue reading

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