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)

Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Seven Steps To Protect Yourself From Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes By Dave Scherer May 15 Successful investing in private real estate takes more than deep pockets. Market expertise to underwrite properties and management experience to execute profitable business plans … Continue reading

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First Quarter Home price up to 5.7%

Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7 Percent in the First Quarter WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) – Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Level Out

Mortgage Rates Level Out MCLEAN, Va., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that mortgage rates were unchanged over the past week. 

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Sellers/Buyers and Useful Tech Innovations

The Real Estate Revolution: 6 Tech Innovations Sellers And Buyers Need On Their Radar BY Aly J. Yale May 8 The mortgage and real estate industries are undergoing a technological revolution-and it’s about time.

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Single Women Home Purchase Figures

Single women account for more real estate purchases than single men By Kenneth R. Harney May 9 It’s the gender gap you don’t hear so much about: Single women are buying homes and condos at what may be more than … Continue reading

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Real Estate & 5G Wireless Technology

What 5G Wireless Technology Will Mean for Real Estate By Patrick J. Kiger May 7, 2018 The next-generation wireless telecommunications technology known as 5G, which will operate at vastly higher speeds and be able to handle many times more devices … Continue reading

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55+ individual property tax base fight

REALTORS-Tax-Initiative-Draws-Opposition By Bob Hunt May 7 Some months ago (October-November, 2017) we wrote that the directors of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) had voted to support a signature drive with the intention of placing a CAR-sponsored initiative on the … Continue reading

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Home Buyer Misconceptions

Common Homebuyer Misconceptions (And The Truth From A Real Estate Agent) By Leighton Stone May 1 The process of buying a home is not an easy one, full of myths and misconceptions that can leave a buyer feeling frustrated and … Continue reading

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Pending Homes Sales Inch Up

Pending Home Sales Move Up 0.4 Percent in March WASHINGTON (April 30, 2018) – Pending home sales inched higher for the second consecutive month in March, but unrelenting inventory constraints once again kept overall activity below year ago levels, according … Continue reading

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Certification for Property Managers

Proposed Legislation Would Require Certification Of Property Managers By Bob Hunt April 30 California Assemblyman, Rob Bonta, has introduced a bill (AB 2618) that would require educational courses and certification for landlords and property managers. In support of his proposal, … Continue reading

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