June 7th, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Napa Valley in Northern California has long been considered the place to go for the best wines our state has to offer. But it hasn’t always been that way. The valley captured world attention in 1976 during the so-called “Judgment of Paris,” when its wines were blind-tasted against French wines and, to the amazement of wine snobs everywhere, outranked them. Before then, Napa was mostly looked down upon as a cheap jug-wine region. (more…)
May 18th, 2017 at 11:00 am
Every kid wants their own pool, and we have a feeling most adults feel the same way.
Imagine waking up on a sunny Saturday morning and jumping right into your very own pool, or lounging poolside every night during the summer with a glass of wine or book in hand. Sounds great, right? (more…)
May 5th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Are you ready for coastal eddy? Has Santa Ana curled your hair? Is May gray making you blue?
If you live in Southern California, chances are good your life has been affected by these and other weather phenomena. You might not know all of them by name, but doing so boosts your weather IQ and makes you sound like a true local. (more…)
January 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am
Last week, we hosted the #Resolve2Renovate Contest on our Facebook page. Over 75 participants entered the contest, all with the hope of winning a $50 Lowe’s gift card to kick-start their upcoming projects.
Our contestants were asked to answer one question for a chance to be entered to win:
What do you #Resolve2Renovate in 2016?
We received tons of amazing answers, such as opening up a family room and kitchen area to reveal beautiful views, to updating ’70s-style kitchens, to wanting to renovate an entire fixer-upper home recently purchased in Santa Barbara.
Unfortunately, we were only able to randomly select one entrant to be the winner, and it’s Charlie Hobby. Charlie resolved to renovate his master bedroom and bathroom, and we are excited to be able to give him a headstart!
If you entered and didn’t win, or missed the contest, don’t worry! Simply like our Facebook page and wait– we have more contests in store for 2016.
January 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am
If you’ve thought about investing in real estate, a multi-family property can be an advantageous investment. These types of properties can be excellent ways to make money, but can also be a financial drain if not planned for properly. Before you decide if a multi-family property is right for you, there’s a few things you should consider. (more…)