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The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 63: Small Number of New Properties on the Market in Santa Barbara

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Release Date: 09/07/2021

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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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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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, Village Properties Realtor and host of The HOP, reports that there were 53 pending sales and 56 new listings in Santa Barbara so there is not a lot of new inventory.  Interest rates remained the same; 3% for conforming thirty-year fixed and 2.75% for non-conforming jumbo loans. David reminds listeners that these rates vary as a buyer's credit history, down-payment, and other factors come in to play.  He mentioned that there is a lender in Santa Barbara that is covering closing costs for buyers.  As usual, David and his co-host, Patti Teel, close the show with their Pooches at...

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Village Property Realtor, , reports on the Santa Barbara surf and gives the latest real estate stats. Interest rates remain low and the housing demand slows down slightly. In the Pooches at Home segment, co-host Patti Teel reports on life in her own Dog House, with her 9-month old Granddog, (a Golden Retriever named Riley.) For information about real estate in Santa Barbara, contact [email protected] or call 805-617-9311

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Host and Village Properties Realtor, , reports on Santa Barbara’s secret swells and gives the latest real estate stats.  While interest rates have gone up and down slightly, overall, they remain low.  Currently, there are two to four hundred homes available for sale, which is much less than in previous years.  In the ‘Pooches at Home’ segment, David and co-host Patti Teel, discuss how to help new dogs in your household to become friends.  If you’re interested in learning more about the real estate market in Santa Barbara, contact David at 805-617-9311 or email...

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David Charles Allen, Village Properties Realtor and host of The HOP, reports that there were 53 pending sales and 56 new listings in Santa Barbara so there is not a lot of new inventory.  Interest rates remained the same; 3% for conforming thirty-year fixed and 2.75% for non-conforming jumbo loans. David reminds listeners that these rates vary as a buyer's credit history, down-payment, and other factors come in to play.  He mentioned that there is a lender in Santa Barbara that is covering closing costs for buyers.  As usual, David and his co-host, Patti Teel, close the show with their Pooches at Home segment as Patti expresses the joy and frustration of watching her 50 + pound grand dog, a golden retriever puppy named Riley.  If you're interested in learning more about the housing market in Santa Barbara, contact David at 805-617-9311 or email [email protected]