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)

34% of Americans own 100% equity in their homes

American homeowners are making headway on mortgage debt, report finds By Kenneth R. Harney August 23 Americans readily gossip about home values – “Did you hear the crazy high price the house down the street sold for?” “Did you hear … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Drop Again

Mortgage Rates Drop Again MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Aug 17, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate continuing to move lower.

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Second Quarter Home Prices Eclipse 2016

Home Prices Jump 6.2 Percent in Second Quarter; Eclipse 2016 High WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) – The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the country slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower

Mortgage Rates Inch Lower MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Aug 10, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to its lowest point in six weeks.

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Should You Invest In Real Estate?

Should You Invest In Rental Real Estate? By Erik Carter August 9 Are you considering investing directly in rental real estate? With many people increasingly concerned about both stock and bond market valuations, you’re not alone. First, let’s take a … Continue reading

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Fannie & Freddie stick with FICO formula

Fannie and Freddie will stick with FICO formula for at least two more years By Kenneth R. Harney August 9 If you’ve been waiting for the long-anticipated news that the two dominant players in the home-mortgage arena – Fannie Mae … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Aug 3, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates not deviating much from the previous week.

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Tax-Free Exchange

Tax Free Exchange: A Valuable Alternative To A Home Sale By BENNY L. KASS August 1 Congress is currently talking tax reform. Two very important real estate benefits are on the so-called “chopping block”, either to be completely eliminated or … Continue reading

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Dogs major influence for Millennials home purchase

It’s A Dog’s Life For Millennials: What’s Really Driving Their Desire To Buy A House By JAYMI NACIRI August 2 Is the millennial homebuying surge about finally “growing up” and giving up mom’s home-cooked meals and laundry services? Is it … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac revising loan policy

Freddie Mac pulls back on loans with extra-low down payments By Kenneth R. Harney August 2 One percent down on a new home loan? Zero down? Generous gifts of thousands of dollars from mortgage companies to help you swing the … Continue reading

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