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The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 52: Real Estate June 2021

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Release Date: 06/03/2021

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Interest rates and inventory remain low. Host and Village Properties Realtor, notes that the real estate market correlates with what's happening in our econonomy. Housing prices are up (as are the cost of goods due to inflation), and inventory is down (like product shortages created by supply chain issues.) David gives sellers a tip about clutter and tells listeners that a cluttered house could scare buyers away.  To contact David, email or call 805-617-9311.  

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Host, , reports that new listings are down substantially in Santa Barbara and multiple offers over asking price continue as the status quo. While the holidays are a busy time, David encourages sellers to consider taking advantage of the 'buyers market' by listing their property now. To contact David, call 805-617-9311 or email [email protected]

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Village Properties Realtor, , reports on the latest rain and surf swells in Santa Barbara before reporting the real estate stats.  The biggest change was reflected in the pending sales, which fell from 49 last week to 32 this week.  He noted that while fewer people list their homes during the holidays, it could help your home to stand out.  Animal lovers will want to stay tuned to the end to hear about David's growing fur-baby family.  To connect with David about real estate in Santa Barbara, email him at or call 805-617-9311.

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As firefighters gain control over the latest wildfire raging in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara, explains that after a natural disaster, home prices may drop for a period of time--until insurance companies will once again offer policies at a normal rate.  Interest rates remained very low this week and there were 46 new listings.  The weather and surf are beautiful with temperatures ranging from the low 60's to the low 80's.  David invites you to contact him with questions about the Santa Barbara real estate market by emailing or by calling him at 805-617-9311.

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Village Properties Realtor, , talks about inexpensive, little things that a seller can do to make their property more attractive.  Interest rates on conforming 30 year loans remained the same at 3.125%  and jumbo 30 year loans fell below 3%, down to 2.875%.  The housing supply in Santa Barbara decreased slightly with 44 pending sales and 40 new listings.  In the Pooches at Home segment, David and co-host Patti Teel, discuss their beloved pets and their amazing abilities.  If you want advice on buying or selling a property in Santa Barbara, call David at 805-617-9311 or...

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Recently, has been hearing a lot of complaints about Home Security Companies.  People are being contacted out of the blue and are told that their current home security company went out of business.  The person who contacted them goes on to say that they're going to be taking it over.  In this episode, you'll get tips for choosing a company that provides a reputable Home Security System.  Be sure to subscribe to Your Moment of Trust, the podcast that provides valuable information about marketplace trust.  Thank you to for their sponsorship.  

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reports on the Santa Barbara surf and weather before giving the latest real estate stats which reveal that there was a little bump in the supply of homes for sale.  Regarding interest rates, the 30 - year fixed, non-confirming jumbo was at 3.125% this week and the non-conforming jumbo interest rate rose slightly to 3%.  David reminds potential buyers that location is of the upmost importance when buying a property.  During the Pooches at Home segment David and Patti compare notes about their fur-babies--David has added a cat to the mix in his household.  To contact David...

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Host and Village Properties Realtor, reports on the interest rates and sales stats.  As summer ends, the number of new listings has dropped 20%.  David discusses whether it's wise to 'fix up' your house before listing it.  For Santa Barbara real estate questions, email [email protected], or call 805-617-9311

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, host of Village Properties, reports that due to high prices, many buyers are expanding their search to include Santa Ynez Valley and Lompoc.  He also reveals a spot where locals can view the city from above the marine layer.  To learn more about real estate in Santa Barbara, email or call him at 805-617-9311.

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 describes Santa Barbara’s surf, beautiful weather, low interest rates and a limited number of properties for sale.  Still, there are homes to be found and programs that can help with a buyer’s down payment.  For more information, email [email protected], or call him at 805-617-9311.  

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Consistent mortgage rates over the past month keep the conforming 30 year fixed rate at 3.125 and the 30 year jumbo mortgage rate at 2.875. A big change in listings over the past week in Santa Barbara as 61 new listings appear on the market, 17 coming soon listings, 36 homes were closed on, and 33 homes went into escrow. As buying prices rise, demand goes down. People are waiting to make a big home purchase.

David gives some tips on what to do when negotiating a potential home purchase, based on the appraisal. Patti talks about her dog Ollie's recent visit to the dog trainer.

If there are any inquiries, comments, questions, or stories you would like to share with The HOP, email [email protected] and follow David on his website, www.davidcharlesallen.com or call direct 805.617.9311