Santa Barbara Real Estate News
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Friday | via Noozhawk
Heritage Oaks Bank mortgage lender Terre Lapman is a 2014-15 Coastal Housing Partnership Award winner, achieving the nonprofit's highest level of service for three consecutive reporting periods. Coastal Housing Partnership helps lower the threshold for Santa Barbara County and Ventura County residents to enter and remain in the housing market by giving significant savings and benefits when buying, refinancing or renting a home. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via Noozhawk
Year after year, a large share of home buyers tend to hibernate through the winter and wait until spring to purchase a new home, and this year appears to be no different. The number of homes sold between September and October of 2015 in the city of Santa Barbara dropped from 106 homes sold in September to 91 homes sold in October. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via Noozhawk
Montecito planning officials favored an all-out ban on short-term vacation rentals in residential zones during a discussion Wednesday, citing an all-or-nothing approach as easier to enforce than taking a middle ground. The Montecito Planning Commission took its first look at the growing practice of renting a room or home for fewer than 30 consecutive days. Comment?
Sunday Nov 15 | via Edhat
The City of Santa Barbara served subpoenas to four vacation rental websites in an effort to crack down on illegal listings. Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals, Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals, Coastal Hideaways, and Paradise Retreat World Class Vacation Rentals were targeted in August, reports KEYT News. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via Santa Barbara Independent
I've always been more of a jeans and flip-flops person than a ball-gown and high-heels person. As a parent, I always let my kids get sandy at the beach and muddy on hikes. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via The Washington Post
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Thursday Nov 26 | via Inman News
There's a lot to be thankful for in the world, no doubt - and while you're counting your blessings today, perhaps you'll include two organizations that are helping real estate agents promote social good and elevate their communities. Giveback Homes partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Nicaragua, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County , San Diego, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and New York. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 25 | via The Campbell Reporter
California's housing market saw a softening of home sales and prices in October but is still on target to meet forecast projections, according to the California Association of Realtors. Although home sales exceeded the 400,000 level in October for the seventh consecutive month and posted higher on a year-to-year basis for the ninth straight month, closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled 403,510 units in October. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 24 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of this year, following a slight decrease in 2014. Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of this year, following a slight decrease in 2014. Comment?
Saturday Nov 21 | via Recordpub.com
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a California company accused of failing to deliver promised mortgage loan modification services to Ohio consumers. Comment?
16 min ago | via NAFCU
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said last week that measures providing regulatory relief to smaller financial institutions - including NAFCU-backed provisions for credit unions - could move forward in Congress before year-end. "We are treating all the banks the same and putting them all in the same straight jacket," said Shelby, in a speech at the Birmingham Kiwanis Club last week reported by the Birmingham Business Journal . Comment?
28 min ago | via West Australian
The Bank of England said on Monday that it would phase out its Funding for Lending Scheme for small business lending over the next two years, rather than wind it up as previously planned at the end of January 2016. The FLS was launched in 2012 to boost mortgage and other lending, but has changed shape over the period to encourage banks to lend to small businesses. Comment?
29 min ago | via Live Charts
London stocks continued to decline at midday on Monday, led by Aberdeen Asset Management and BHP Billiton. Aberdeen Asset Management declined as the investment management group said full year underlying pre-tax profits rose only slightly to A 491m from A 490m due to the slump in Asian and emerging market equities. Comment?
39 min ago | via Sys-Con Media
A lack of affordable homes near city centers will push new and first-time homebuyers to suburbs that feel like walkable, amenity-rich mini-cities. Rising rents will force more young renters to wait longer before buying a home. Comment?
45 min ago | via ArkansasBusiness.com
North Little Rock Hospitality LLC of Los Angeles bought the Red Roof Inn & Suites at 120 W. Pershing Blvd. from PIMR LLC, an affiliate of First Community Bank of Batesville. Comment?
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