January 3rd, 2018 at 1:30 pm


It affected every agent, every staff member, every transaction. Yet our Ventura office never closed as the Thomas fire that began Monday, December 4, engulfed much of the coastal city. It has been classified as the largest wildfire in recorded California history. Despite everything, the office managed to thrive as a community resource, keeping those affected apprised and safe in their time of need.

“The estimate is that about 600 homes were burned to the ground in the city,” Branch Manager Lyle Elliott said. “Two of our agents lost their homes, another’s home was badly damaged and can’t be lived in, one lost their rental property, and one’s father lost his home. (more…)

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December 29th, 2017 at 10:00 am


When is the best time to buy a home? Ask a dozen real estate professionals and you’ll get at least 13 different replies.

There’s no precise science to answering the question. Market forces across the country vary by factors such as weather, terrain, interest rates, school districts, and, of course, housing inventory. (more…)

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December 22nd, 2017 at 12:30 pm


Firefighters and first responders involved in battling the recent devastating wildfires in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties got a well-deserved break–and lots of respect–when they were treated to dinners by the Easter Team in our Santa Barbara office.


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December 20th, 2017 at 11:00 am


The holiday season has officially arrived, which means there are multiple holiday parties to attend as well as host.

Somehow, no matter how cozy your living room is or how beautifully decorated your dining room is, everyone seems to end up in the kitchen. (more…)

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December 15th, 2017 at 9:00 am


You may be hearing rumors that now is a great time to sell in Southern California, but some of you, though ready to move into a home that better fits your needs, might not be quite ready to let go of your home just yet. (more…)

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