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Karen Spechler to Play with the Santa Barbara City College Symphony

Karen Spechler will play her cello with the Santa Barbara City College Symphony Orchestra on...

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Karen Spechler to Perform with the Upcoming Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra Scottish Concert

Treat yourself and come listen as Karen Spechler again plays her cello with the Santa Barbara Folk...

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The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home

It’s a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — you have backup. Everything...

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7 times when you’re smart not to pay off a mortgage early

There are plenty of reasons to pay off your mortgage early — chief among them being the thousands...

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13 Tips for Home Wildfire Protection

How do most homes ignite during a wildfire? A floating ember or piece of burning wood touches down...

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5 Home Repairs You Should Not Attempt Yourself

The freedom of homeownership also entails some expensive surprises. You may not have counted on...

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The ultimate guide to understanding the mortgage process

Getting prequalified Before you begin the process of finding and buying a home, you should go to a...

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Home Improvements That Are Good Investments, Too

When you take out a home equity line of credit or dip into your high-interest savings account to...

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7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling A House

The most critical things to do to increase your home’s value before putting it on the...

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Some of the biggest regrets first-time home buyers have

It’s easy to overlook some of these small yet very important things when you’re excited about...

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Stressed out? Here are 10 science-backed design tips for bringing serenity to your home

The word “anxiety” gets thrown around a lot these days, and I admit, I’ve been a little...

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Energy-saving solutions let homeowners cut costs while helping the environment

You probably have a rough idea of how much energy and water your home uses, based on your utility...

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Everything you need to know about buying a home — on one index card

A home is often the biggest financial investment you’ll make in your lifetime. In fact, a recent...

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13 simple home staging tips every seller should know

Set the Stage Home staging may not seem hugely important, but in today's improving real estate...

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5 Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector

Taking care of a house takes time and effort. If you don’t have the credentials to understand the...

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5 Things A Great Real Estate Agent Does

In order to find the most ideal house for your needs in less time, you may have to hire a real...

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6 signs you should sell your home

Your home is probably your most valuable asset. So how do you know when it's time to maximize...

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17 Simple Home Repairs That Will Save You Cash

Homeowners fantasize about making fabulous changes to their homes: adding rooms, beautifying the...

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6 tips to get you unpacked in your new home, painlessly

What is the worst thing about moving? It’s a tough call. Purging is stressful, packing is...

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Before You Choose a Mortgage Lender, Read These Tips

Someone out there wants to help save you time, stress, and money. Here’s how you find...

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What not to do when selling your home

Selling a home can be complicated. The process is like no other financial transaction most people...

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Karen Spechler to Play Cello with the Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra’s Spanish Concert

Come and listen to some beautiful Spanish music on Friday, June 21st as the Santa Barbara Folk...

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The Next Big Things in Smart Homes

By the year 2022, the sale of smart home devices in the U.S. is expected to top 520 million units....

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How Much Are You Supposed to Put Down When You Buy a House?

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Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love

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Things to consider if you’re buying a house after 50

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5 Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Lenders

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Are you ready to buy your first home?

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The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

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6 simple tricks to make your open house memorable

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7 painless ways to pay off your mortgage years earlier

Want to pay off your home and run the mortgage contract through the shredder a lot sooner than you...

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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house...

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Common Electrical Safety Problems (and How to Solve Them)

Not all quick fixes are safe fixes — and that’s especially true when it comes to outdated...

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Karen Spechler Plays Cello With Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra

Karen Spechler again plays her cello with the Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra at their upcoming...

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High-end home improvements worth the splurge (and when it’s best to scrimp)

The only thing harder than setting a realistic remodeling budget is sticking to it. The secret?...

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3 basic maintenance projects you can’t afford to forget

Home maintenance tasks are easy to forget. We take our dryers, smoke detectors, and roofs for...

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Understanding the Role of the Real Estate Agent

Not sure you need an agent to help with your real estate transaction? Here are seven ways they...

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Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners. Tax season is upon us once again, and...

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Everything you need to know about getting preapproved for a mortgage

Buying a home might be the most daunting challenge you ever endure. From saving for a down payment...

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2019 Design Forecast

Take a look at the latest home design trends for 2019 Warm modernism It’s official — many...

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