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May 19, 2020

Host and realtor, David Charles Allen, talks about the unprecedented market impact of the Corona Virus Pandemic. He explains different strategies to take when finding the perfect listing price for the home you want to sell. David talks about good views and good surf - including his dream home, with plenty of access to...


May 6, 2020

Realtor, David Charles Allen reviews the current mortgage rates, which are shifting daily.  On the day of this recording, they were at 3.375% for a conforming 30-year fixed mortgage (for a person with average credit, and 20% down.)  The rate for a non-conforming jumbo loan was 3.25%.  David reported that 7% of ...


Apr 27, 2020

In this episode, David Charles Allen talks about the pros and cons of loan forbearance.  As always, he gives the latest mortgage rates and surf report--and listeners' stories are shared on the  'It's a Beautiful Life' segment.' Patti talks about architect Julia Morgan and her influence on Santa Barbara. Send your real...


Apr 18, 2020

A lot of ground was covered in this episode.  Host and realtor, David Charles Allen, reported on mortgage rates along with the Santa Barbara Surf Report, qualifying for a home loan, how stay at home orders have stalled the real estate market in Los Angeles and other areas, retirement homes, vacation rentals and more. ...


Apr 5, 2020

     David reports on mortgage rates and the surf in Santa Barbara.  Patti and David give a 'shout out' to Konni and Rob, who are selling a home in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Click here to view that listing.   They also discuss the beautiful Mesa neighborhood in Santa Barbara, its sales stats , and what makes it unique.  As...