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When looking for Santa Barbara homes for sale, the best place to find great Santa Barbara Real Estate is by beginning your search for the perfect home with Jon Mahoney. Jon is a 3rd generation Santa Barbara Realtor who represents both buyers and sellers in the search for Santa Barbara homes in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Carpinteria & Santa Ynez. Santa Barbara is sometimes referred to as the American Riviera. Beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination.

World-class accommodations and dining await it's many visitors. Santa Barbara is just a 1 1/2 hour drive north from Los Angeles or a short hop from any corner of the world via the Santa Barbara airport. Santa Barbara's harbor is home to the world famous Stearns Wharf where you can find many restaurants and shops as well as the Ty Warner Sea Center. From the City, you are just minutes away from the Santa Barbara wine country. The gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, is home to such notable attractions as Solvang and the Chumash Reservation & Casino. Whether you enjoy hiking, fine-dining, lounging on the beach, culture, or a great night-life, Santa Barbara has something for you.

JonMahoney.com is your complete Santa Barbara Real Estate Guide for buying or selling homes in the Santa Barbara area. Use this site as your number one resource to search for Santa Barbara Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Goleta Real Estate, Carpinteria Real Estate & Real Estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. JonMahoney.com is also a great resource to discover all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We will be continually updating the site to provide more information on Santa Barbara Real Estate, the history of Santa Barbara, and all Santa Barbara has to offer.

Jon Mahoney has traveled extensively all over the world and can honestly say that Santa Barbara truly is Paradise. Jon Mahoney is the ultimate professional who treats every transaction as though he is dealing with his own money! Jon is committed to providing his clients with the highest standards of professionalism. Simply view his client testimonials page to see what his client's think.

          

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August 19, 2014

Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Statistics – July 2014

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Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2014

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July 2014 – Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Market Statistics.pdf

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

August 18, 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update – July 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update - July 2014

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

August 8, 2014

New Listing! Stunning Single Level 2,724 SqFt Home. Open this Sunday 2-4

Santa Barbara Homes For Sale Welcome to Rancho Del Ciervo. Come enjoy this Stunning Single level 2,724 square foot home located in Mountain View School District. This spacious 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is set on just over .41 of an acre. Complete with a remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, pool, spa, numerous fruit trees & a 3 car garage! The Walls of glass transport nature and an abundance of light throughout. The tranquil backyard country setting backs up to a seasonal creek. Come experience Privacy & Serenity this close to nature!

Offered at $1,395,000

OPEN THIS SUNDAY 2-4

| 1437 Camino Rio Verde |

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yugq-rd6vVQ

Property Website: http://SantaBarbaraEnvy.com

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

August 5, 2014

5 Tips for Selling Your Home for the Best Price

Santa Barbara Real Estate - 5 tips to sell your home The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit.

Still, getting a home sold can be challenging, even in markets where tight supply favors sellers.

Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price:

1. STUDY THE MARKET

Most homeowners enlist the services of a real estate agent to market their home and perform a variety of tasks, including reaching out to a network of buyers’ agents, preparing the home for viewing and dealing directly with prospective buyers.

That shouldn’t preclude sellers from being knowledgeable about the process, however.

The most important thing in pricing and getting your house sold fast is to do your homework.

Look up what similar homes have sold for in the last 30 to 60 days and how long they’ve been on the market. You can also see whether those homes sold for less or more than their initial asking price.

2. BE PATIENT

Some sellers may be tempted to press their agent to list their home well above comparable sales. Others may want to briefly test the market with a high price only to relist the home later. This strategy can backfire.

Ideally your goal is to price it perfectly so that it sells immediately. The longer a property stays on the market, the more it becomes stale, and it’s very hard to garner momentum once a property is stale.

3. SET A DEADLINE

One strategy that can help create competing bids among potential buyers is to require that any offers be made within the first week or two that the home is on the market.

The approach, coupled with hosting an open house as soon as the home goes on sale, works best on homes that are priced competitively.

That’s a strategy where you can certainly try to get as many offers as quickly as possible.

4. STICK WITH LOCAL AGENTS

When it comes to selling your home, the ideal agent should be an expert on your neighborhood. They will be in position to know even which transactions might be in the works but not yet available on public records — key to gauging how to price your home.

When evaluating prospective agents, find out the pricing of their recent sales to see whether the homes sold for less or more than initially priced.

You want to get their track record, you want to understand their philosophy and what that listing agent has done in the past, because it’s highly likely they’re going to repeat that same success or failure.

5. WEIGH COMMISSION OPTIONS

Traditionally, listing agents will charge sellers a 5 or 6 percent commission on the sale price of the home. This commission is typically split equally between the selling agent and the buyer’s agent, although many listing agents often split their own share with their brokerage.

Sellers can negotiate for a lower commission, but it could make their home less of a priority for the agent than the other properties they may be working to sell.

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

August 4, 2014

Exclusive Homes For Confident Clients – Another Happy Homeowner!

Karen Webb Jon was just a delight to work with. After looking at a few places, he just knew what I would or wouldn’t like. He wasn’t out to “make a sale”; he wanted me to be a happy homeowner. Jon was diligent in providing me listings. He was available for showings and made things happen to fit my schedule. I can’t say enough about Jon, he is very honest, fair, trustworthy, and on top of what is happening in the Santa Barbara real estate world. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer him to anybody looking for their special home. Cheers Jon! You are truly the best!

Karen Webb

Santa Barbara, CA

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

July 30, 2014

Another $40,000 Price Reduction! Open Tomorrow 11-2 & Sunday 2-4

Great Development Potential in Santa Barbara $40,000 Price Reduction!

Now offered at $929,000

Development Potential – R-3 lot with City Zoning stating it can have 4 units!! Buyer to verify. Currently, this 1922 Craftsman offers two units on a large lot located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. The first unit is a remodeled 2 bedroom 1.5 bath & the second unit is a 2 bedroom 1 bath. There is a separate laundry located at the back of the property. Off street parking can be accessed via a private lane. The property offers great development potential in a highly sought after location. The adjacent property right next door – 1324 Olive, has been developed and sold on November 1, 2013, for $1,675,000.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSKEs8OBw4

Property Website: http://SBHideaway.com

OPEN TOMORROW 11-2 & SUNDAY 2-4

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

July 25, 2014

Price Reduction Coming! Great Development Potential – R-3 lot with City Zoning stating it can have 4 units!

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSKEs8OBw4

Property Website: http://SBHideaway.com

805-689-0532

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

Montecito Real Estate Market Update – June 2014

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

July 22, 2014

Inheriting Real Estate? New Rules Protect You

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You probably have not been lying awake nights worrying that inheriting a home and a mortgage might cause you a big headache. Even if you are lucky enough to inherit, who knew it could cause a big potential problem for you?

The folks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau knew. They knew because they created the problem. And now they’ve fixed it.

The bureau inadvertently cooked up the problem at the start of this year when a new mortgage rule that it wrote took effect. The rule made big changes in how mortgage lenders must screen mortgage applicants. Now they must take several steps to make sure you have a good chance of paying back the loan.

The rule was inspired, as you can guess, by careless lending by some companies before the mortgage crash.

Explains DSNews, a mortgage industry publication:

The Ability-to-Repay Rule took effect in January of 2014 and requires lenders to make a good faith effort to ensure that the borrower … actually has the ability to make payments on the loan that they are applying for.

The Ability-to-Repay Rule set off an unintended consequence: If you inherited a home and mortgage and needed to add your name to the mortgage, you had to qualify for borrowing the mortgage loan, just as if you were applying to buy the home.

The Consumerist notes:

There are significant consequences, such as losing the home, when heirs are unable to add their names to the outstanding mortgage of a home that has legally been transferred to them because the Ability-to-Repay rule was triggered by a lender.

You could face foreclosure.

Now, a solution

This month, that was fixed. Worry not, if you are in line to inherit property. With the change made this month, you can inherit Grandpa’s home, have your name put on the mortgage and pay away, even if there’s no way you’d actually qualify to borrow the money on your own.

You can even be eligible to apply for a mortgage modification if you can’t make the payments, says the CFPB’s explanation:

“Losing a loved one should not mean also losing your home. Today’s interpretive rule makes it clear that when family members inherit property, they can take over the mortgage without jumping through unnecessary hoops,” said CFPB director Richard Cordray. “This gives heirs an opportunity to work with the lender to pay off the loan or seek a loan modification.”

Others are protected, too

Other types of new owners are now protected, too. If you receive a home through divorce or a legal separation, you’re covered. If your still-living parents give you a home and mortgage, you’re covered. Homes and mortgages transferred to a living trust (an estate-planning tool) are exempt, too.

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

July 21, 2014

Upcoming Pocket Listing – Not yet on the Market – Very Spacious 3BD 2.5BA Condo

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Upcoming Pocket Listing – Not yet on the Market – Very Spacious 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath condo located in a quiet location. Beautifully landscaped end unit with private patio that and backs up to greenbelt. Possible addition capabilities for a fourth bedroom. Close to bike path, beach, UCSB and shopping. Will go very quickly.

 

Offered at $569,000

www.OwnInSantaBarbara.com

805-689-0532

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

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