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)

September Pending Home Sales Unchanged

Pending Home Sales Flatten in September WASHINGTON (October 26, 2017) – Pending home sales were unchanged in September, but activity declined on an annual basis both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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GOP Tax Bill & Real Estate Transactions

GOP tax bill may heavily affect people buying, selling or owning real estate By Kenneth R. Harney October 25 The political jostling and frenetic lobbying on Capitol Hill over the Republican tax overhaul bill are producing unexpected developments that could … Continue reading

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Home Inspector Choice – Yours or Your Agent’s

Should You Find a Home Inspector or Go With Your Real Estate Agent’s Recommendation? By Audrey Ference October 24 You’ve trusted your real estate agent’s advice throughout the home-buying process, but should you also rely on her to find a … Continue reading

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California home prices expected to rise in 2018

Forecast: California home prices will continue to rise in 2018 By Phillip Molnar October 12 Home prices in California will continue to increase next year, but at a slower pace, said a forecast released Thursday by the California Association of … Continue reading

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Fraud Common in Mortgage Applications

Fraud grows more common in mortgage applications By Kenneth R. Harney October 11 Fraud in connection with home mortgages is on the rise, ranging from little white lies about the intended use of the property all the way up to … Continue reading

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Interest Rates stay flat

Mortgage Rates Hold Flat MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Sep 28, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate unchanged from the previous week.

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A House with Good Bones

‘This Home Has Good Bones’: What That Really Means By Adriana Velez October 2 Good bones: Homebuyers are apt to hear this phrase when touring a home-i.e., their Realtor® will say, “This home has good bones!” So what does good … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Tax Reform – putting home values at risk?

Millions of Middle-Income Homeowners Stand to Lose Under “Big 6” Tax Proposal WASHINGTON (September 27, 2017) – A group of legislators and administration leaders known as the “Big 6” today released an outline for comprehensive tax reform that if enacted, … Continue reading

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Refinancing may be costing Veterans big money

Agency warns that questionable refinancings may be costing veterans big money By Kenneth R. Harney September 27 Federal officials plan to crack down on what they view as predatory lending schemes – reminiscent of the toxic practices seen during the … Continue reading

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Financial Don’ts when getting ready to buy a home

Financial Don’ts When Getting Ready To Buy A Home By JAYMI NACIRI September 27 If you’re in the process of buying a home, you’ve probably already met with a lender who advised you on what to do and what not … Continue reading

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