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

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,...

Sep 21, 2021

David Charles Allen, host of Village Properties, reports that due to high prices, many buyers are expanding their search to include Santa Ynez Valley and Lompoc.  He also reveals a spot where locals can view the city from above the marine layer.  To learn more about real estate in Santa Barbara, email

Sep 21, 2021

David Charles Allen describes Santa Barbara’s surf, beautiful weather, low interest rates and a limited number of properties for sale.  Still, there are homes to be found and programs that can help with a buyer’s down payment.  For more information, email, or call him...

Sep 7, 2021

David Charles Allen, Village Properties Realtor and host of The HOP, reports that there were 53 pending sales and 56 new listings in Santa Barbara so there is not a lot of new inventory.  Interest rates remained the same; 3% for conforming thirty-year fixed and 2.75% for non-conforming jumbo loans. David reminds...