74 episodes

Like so many other industries, the real estate market has been disrupted. But this is leading to some exciting changes such as video open houses and online purchases. During this time of transformation, one thing remains constant-- the dream and satisfaction of home ownership. The HOP will help buyers and sellers to navigate the changing real estate market in real-time. You’ll hear practical advice on purchasing real estate with updates on home buying opportunities, deposits, interest rates, refinancing, creative financing, appreciation, depreciation, and so much more!

The Hop Patti Teel

    • Business

Like so many other industries, the real estate market has been disrupted. But this is leading to some exciting changes such as video open houses and online purchases. During this time of transformation, one thing remains constant-- the dream and satisfaction of home ownership. The HOP will help buyers and sellers to navigate the changing real estate market in real-time. You’ll hear practical advice on purchasing real estate with updates on home buying opportunities, deposits, interest rates, refinancing, creative financing, appreciation, depreciation, and so much more!

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 74: Buying your Forever Home & then Selling it

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 74: Buying your Forever Home & then Selling it

    Village Properties Realtor, David Charles Allen, gives the latest real estate stats in Santa Barbara and then he and co-host Patti Teel discuss 'forever homes' and why people often end up selling them.  To contact David, email David@davidcharlesallen.com or call 805-617-9311.

    • 8 min
    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 73: Don't Let Clutter Scare Buyers Away!

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 73: Don't Let Clutter Scare Buyers Away!

    Interest rates and inventory remain low. Host and Village Properties Realtor, David Charles Allen, notes that the real estate market correlates with what's happening in our econonomy. Housing prices are up (as are the cost of goods due to inflation), and inventory is down (like product shortages created by supply chain issues.)
    David gives sellers a tip about clutter and tells listeners that a cluttered house could scare buyers away.  To contact David, email david@davidcharlesallen.com or call 805-617-9311.  

    • 10 min
    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 72: With Listings Down & Multiple Offers Up--Consider Selling NOW!

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 72: With Listings Down & Multiple Offers Up--Consider Selling NOW!

    Host, David Charles Allen, reports that new listings are down substantially in Santa Barbara and multiple offers over asking price continue as the status quo. While the holidays are a busy time, David encourages sellers to consider taking advantage of the 'buyers market' by listing their property now. To contact David, call 805-617-9311 or email david@davidcharlesallen.com

    • 9 min
    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 71: Stand out by Listing your Home During the Holidays

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 71: Stand out by Listing your Home During the Holidays

    Village Properties Realtor, David Charles Allen, reports on the latest rain and surf swells in Santa Barbara before reporting the real estate stats.  The biggest change was reflected in the pending sales, which fell from 49 last week to 32 this week.  He noted that while fewer people list their homes during the holidays, it could help your home to stand out.  Animal lovers will want to stay tuned to the end to hear about David's growing fur-baby family.  To connect with David about real estate in Santa Barbara, email him at david@davidcharlesallen.com or call 805-617-9311.

    • 11 min
    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 70: How Long are Real Estate Prices Affected by Natural Disasters

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 70: How Long are Real Estate Prices Affected by Natural Disasters

    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 low this week and there were 46 new listings.  The weather and surf are beautiful with temperatures ranging from the low 60's to the low 80's.  David invites you to contact him with questions about the Santa Barbara real estate market by emailing david@davidcharlesallen.com, or by calling him at 805-617-9311.

    • 6 min
    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 68: The Importance of Curb Appeal when Selling your House

    The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 68: The Importance of Curb Appeal when Selling your House

    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 decreased slightly with 44 pending sales and 40 new listings.  In the Pooches at Home segment, David and co-host Patti Teel, discuss their beloved pets and their amazing abilities.  If you want advice on buying or selling a property in Santa Barbara, call David at 805-617-9311 or email david@davidcharlesallen.com

    • 8 min

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