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

Mar 29, 2021

David Charles Allen reports on the latest interest rates and real estate stats and then interviews special guest, Jeff Smedstad--chef at the world-famous Elote Cafe in Sedona.  Jeff discovered long ago that cooking for people makes them happy and he's made a lot of people happy at Elote Cafe!  His route to becoming a...

Mar 21, 2021

With half as many homes available for sale this year as compared to last year, it's definitely a seller's market.  Host, David Charles Allen, reports that a nice home in Goleta had twenty offers and closed for $200,00 over the asking price!  Interest rates have risen to 3.25-3.5% and buyers fear that they'll keep...

Mar 16, 2021

David reports on the Santa Barbara housing stats and with only a few new listings, encourages buyers to exercise patience.

Mar 4, 2021

David describes a home listing recently posted in Solvang, CA that is now available for purchase. Learn more by contacting

This week on The HOP, Host David Charles Allen and Co-host Patti Teel interview Cal Brockman of ‘Goldmark Jewelers’. Cal describes his passion for gemstones and...