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 Hold Steady

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady After Last Week’s Drop MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 22, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing little change to mortgage rates after falling for the … Continue reading

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Rollback of Obama Financial Regulations

How the Rollback of Obama-Era Financial Regulations Could Affect You By Jacob Passy and Maria La Magna March 20 A new banking bill won’t just impact the big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo – if it becomes law, it … Continue reading

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Ethics in Real Estate?

No Such Thing As Real Estate Ethics? By Bob Hunt March 19 A delightful little book by John Maxwell is provocatively titled, There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics. Now some might simply think, “no kidding.” But for the curious, … Continue reading

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Private Mortgage Insurers & Fannie Mae

Private mortgage insurers reconsider decision to participate in Fannie Mae’s DTI policy change By Kenneth R. Harney March 14 A key policy change by mortgage giant Fannie Mae that offered homeownership to thousands of new buyers – many of them … Continue reading

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Home Purchases by Millennials

Millennials Lead All Homebuyers, Even as Some Can’t Escape Their Parents WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) – Home purchases by millennials ticked up over the past year, but inventory constraints and higher housing costs kept their overall activity subdued and prevented … Continue reading

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Does Your contractor Have a License?

Everyone Can Lose When There’s No Contractor’s License By Bob Hunt March 12 Spring is almost upon us and many homeowners are eagerly awaiting a return to weather that will allow them to undertake construction projects ranging from repairing damage … Continue reading

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Deducting Interest on Home-Equity Loans

IRS issues do’s and don’ts for deducting interest on home-equity borrowing By Kenneth R. Harney March 7 It’s official: Despite widespread fears to the contrary, the Internal Revenue Service has clarified that last year’s big tax bill did not kill … Continue reading

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Want to buy a House?

Want To Buy A House? Here’s How To Save For A Down Payment By David You, CFP March 6 Thinking about buying a house within the next 3 years? Or a bit farther down the road? Timing is everything and … Continue reading

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Seven High Tech Home Improvement Ideas

Seven High-Tech Investments To Include In Your Next Home Improvement By Matt James March 1 Are you planning to remodel your home? Do you want to make it more functional, comfortable, and add some more value to it? With these … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates rise for 8th Week

Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Rise for Eighth Consecutive Week MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 1, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increasing for the eighth-consecutive … Continue reading

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