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The HOP: Home Ownership Podcast brought to you by Hub for Podcasting and David Charles Allen.

Oct 20, 2021

As firefighters gain control over the latest wildfire raging in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara, David Charles Allen explains that after a natural disaster, home prices may drop for a period of time--until insurance companies will once again offer policies at a normal rate.  Interest rates remained very...


Oct 13, 2021

Village Properties Realtor, David Charles Allen, talks about inexpensive, little things that a seller can do to make their property more attractive.  Interest rates on conforming 30 year loans remained the same at 3.125%  and jumbo 30 year loans fell below 3%, down to 2.875%.  The housing supply in Santa Barbara...


Oct 7, 2021

Recently, Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties has been hearing a lot of complaints about Home Security Companies.  People are being contacted out of the blue and are told that their current home security company went out of business.  The person who contacted them goes on to say that they're going to be taking...


Oct 6, 2021

David Charles Allen reports on the Santa Barbara surf and weather before giving the latest real estate stats which reveal that there was a little bump in the supply of homes for sale.  Regarding interest rates, the 30 - year fixed, non-confirming jumbo was at 3.125% this week and the non-conforming jumbo interest rate...


Sep 28, 2021

Host and Village Properties Realtor, David Charles Allen, reports on the interest rates and sales stats.  As summer ends, the number of new listings has dropped 20%.  David discusses whether it's wise to 'fix up' your house before listing it.  For Santa Barbara real estate questions, email david@davidcharlesallen.com,...