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The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 65: Buyers Expand Home Search to Include Surrounding Areas

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Release Date: 09/21/2021

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Village Properties Realtor,  reports that new listings rose significanty after the holidays and most likely will cotinue to do so.  Interest rates also crept up but are still quite low (3.375% for 30-year conforming loans and 3.125% for 30-year jumbo.)  On the Fur Babies at Home Segment, David tells us about his long holiday trip to Idaho with the pooches and the newest member of the four-legged family has a name!  Be sure to listen to find out what it is!  If you'd like to speak to David about buying or selling a property, contact him at  or...

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, Village Properties Realtor and host of the HOP, talks about the cooler weather and disappointing surf before discussing the week's real estate stats in Santa Barbara along with the latest interest rates.  There was not any real build up of supply this week and interest rates remain low but David is looking forward to some movement in the New Year.  Co-host, Patti Teel talks with David about his 20 hour (each way) road trip to Idaho for Christmas  with his girlfriend and three of their fur-babies:  Bailey, (the Chihuaahua mix), Jazz, (the German Shepherd), and the new...

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Host of the HOP and Village Properties Realtor, , reports on the Santa Barbara weather, surf, interest rates and real estate stats before answering a question from a listener on the pros and cons of buyers and sellers sharing the same agent.  This week there were less pending sales than new listings and price changes were significant.  David feels it's too soon to tell if an adjustment is ocurring or whether it's simply due to the holiday season.  The show ends with the Fur Babies at Home segent as David and Patti discuss their respective pets, especially David's new...

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Village Properties Realtor, , reports on Santa Barbara's weather, surf, interest rates and sales.  Interest rates, which have been shifting slightly, remained low with 30-year conforming loans at 3.125% and jumbo 30-year loans at 3%.  There were 31 new listings and of those, only 15 didn't sell.  A listener asked why the newspapers are reporting that sales are down, even though they seem to be selling within two weeks.  David's take on it is that houses are still selling quickly, there are just less homes on the market for sale.  Then David revealed the BIG news, he...

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Village Properties Realtor, , gives the latest real estate stats in Santa Barbara and then he and co-host Patti Teel discuss 'forever homes' and why people often end up selling them.  To contact David, email or call 805-617-9311.

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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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David Charles Allen, 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 [email protected] or call him at 805-617-9311.