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Quicken's 'Rocket Mortgage' Super Bowl ad sparks backlash

Push button get mortgage. That was the message Quicken Loans left viewers with at the end of its Super Bowl ad.


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Mortgages are still getting cheaper

Mortgage rates are dropping.

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Hong Kong has least affordable housing in the world

Hong Kong's stratospherically expensive housing market is so unaffordable it's set a new global record.


Vons Takes Over Haggen Store In Santa Barbara

The building that was once a home to Alberston's then Haggen in the Mesa Center in Santa Barbara will soon become Vons.

RECAP: Wednesday's Rain Totals and Road Closures

As storms swept through the coast, areas once impacted by landslides prepare for the potential of the disaster happening again.

Congress Bans Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Plastic microbeads are found in face wash, body wash and other beauty products and are said to contaminate water systems because they are too small to be captured by treatment facilities.

Holiday Package Thefts On The Rise

FedEx and UPS package thefts have been on the rise according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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Real Estate Realities: Choosing The Right Realtor

   In today's market finding the home of your dreams isn't always easy. Your first step is to get pre approved for a loan. This will help you know what your price range is. At that point you will be ready for the next step. This would be choosing a  licensed realtor. You can verify this by going on

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Single-family homes highest level since 2007

Single-family home construction reached its highest level since 2007.

RER Preaaproval Process

Real Estate Realities Tip: Preapproval Process

    As our economy has began to grow and recover, homeownership lookss more and more realistic everyday. For many people up and down the coast this economic movement has shined a bit of bright light on peoples hopes on attaining the American dream of homeownership.

Mayor Demands Change For Sycamore Creek "Little Houses"

Santa Barbara’s Mayor wants to halt construction on a controversial low-income apartment project in the city.

Oxnard's Collection Welcomes New Business

The Container Store held its grand opening benefit, Thursday.

Real Estate Headlines


There are a lot of empty homes in Flint, Michigan

Flint has a housing problem.

Nationwide, the average vacancy rate is 1.6 percent,…

Stan Kroenke

$725M 'American landmark' finds a buyer

It was an opportunity too good to pass up -- if you had a spare $725 million, that…

Mortgage rates

Mortgage rate falls 5th straight week

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week.


Mortgages are still getting cheaper

Mortgage rates are dropping.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has least affordable housing in the world

Hong Kong's stratospherically expensive housing market is so unaffordable it's set a…

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Wanted: Roommates to live with CEO

"Wanted: two roommates to share large London home. You can pay what you can afford.…

Latest Recalls

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Subaru recalls 77,000 Tribecas

Subaru is recalling 77,000 Tribeca SUVs due to a defective hood latch that can open…

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Daimler recalls 840,000 cars with Takata airbags

Daimler is recalling 840,000 cars and vans to replace Takata airbags that may be…

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World's airbag crisis is getting worse

The crisis of malfunctioning airbags is getting worse, putting millions more…

Takata airbag recall

Takata airbag recall is worse than we thought

The recall of deadly Takata airbags is expanding to more recent car models, putting…

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Airbag glitch prompts Toyota recall

Toyota is recalling 320,000 vehicles due to a safety issue with airbags.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to Garden of Life shake

There's a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic…

Money Headlines

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Dow is now down 1,451 points this year

You might want to sit down before checking on your investment portfolio.

2016 hasn't…

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Do the Grammys also have a race problem?

In an era in which the topic of race has taken center stage, Kendrick Lamar's…

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Crazily volatile oil spikes 12% in biggest gain since 2009

Don't blink --- you might miss a ridiculous swing in oil prices.

The latest move was…

Lifestyle Headlines

Couple, love, relationship

Single vs. married: Valentine's Day showdown

Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships…

Valentine's Day

Barbershop quartets deliver love notes

On a snowy February day, four men in tuxedos arrive at a wastewater treatment plant…

Meat on grill

Steak cooking perfected by Argentine chef

Drop it like it's hot.

That's the secret of cooking a perfectly juicy steak, says…

Local Headlines

SMPD Meets With Listos Volunteers

Discussion continues community outreach to help end violence.

El Niño...Its Origins and Its Effects

Living in California, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of El…

Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire Near Goleta Neighborhood

Santa Barbara County firefighters are on scene of a reported brush fire in the creek…

What's Right

Go Red For Women Day

Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

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