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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

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.

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How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner.

Oxnard's Collection Welcomes New Business

The Container Store held its grand opening benefit, Thursday.

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Banister Fire Burns 50 Acres In Simi Valley, 75% Contained

The Banister Fire in Simi Valley is 75 percent contained Thursday morning, according to Ventura County Fire.


SEE International Art Show Restores Sight With Locally Produced Abstract Work

The SEE International art show at the Santa Barbara Library will help to restore sight with each purchase.  It opened over the weekend and will go for the month of November.

Multiple Power Outages Affect Santa Barbara's Eastside

The Lower Riviera area of Santa Barbara was affected by a number of power outages, Monday.

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The most expensive housing market is...

A piece of the American Dream can cost anywhere from $75,000 to $2.3 million. It all depends on where you live.

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Community Hosts Benefit Concert For Los Olivos Families

The quaint community of Los Olivos came together to support the families affected by a tragic murder-suicide and house fire, Thursday.

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Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing…

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Google could be your next mortgage broker

Shopping for a mortgage? Google is now a licensed mortgage broker.

The tech giant…

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Most probably can't afford to live near good US schools

It's the holy grail of parenting: Moving to a town or neighborhood with a good…

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Homeowners are splurging on new roofs and counter tops

Americans are spending more on their homes.


Average US rate on 30-year mortgage jumps to 3.98%

Average long-term mortgage rates jumped for a second straight week as expectations…

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How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no…

Latest Recalls

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FDA reports recall of dog chew bones

Blue Buffalo Company has recalled Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews BONE.


E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to…

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Ford recalls half a million vehicles over fuel tank issue

Ford is recalling nearly half a million vehicles over a potential fuel tank…

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Hyundai recalls Sonatas over brake light issue

More than 300,000 Hyundai Sonata cars have been recalled because of a brake light…

Tesla Model S

Tesla recalling Model S Sedans

The entire fleet of Tesla Model S sedans have been recalled

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Tyson recalls precooked chicken wings

Tyson Foods announced it was recalling over 52,000 pounds of fully cooked buffalo…

Money Headlines

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Time Warner Cable suffers outage on Cyber Monday

Time Warner Cable customers in three states hoping to jump into Cyber Monday sales…

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday sales still on record-setting pace

Cyber Monday is on pace to be the biggest e-commerce sales day of all time.

By Monday…

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Bill Gates launches multi-billion dollar clean energy fund

Bill Gates has pulled together a multinational band of investors to put billions…

Lifestyle Headlines


Michelin announces new destination: Singapore

Gastro tourists may want to book flights to Singapore for the end of 2016.


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China: Breastfeeding mom sparks online uproar

A photo of a woman nursing her baby in a crowded Beijing subway train has unleashed…

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World's 'most excellent' airlines are ...

Its star-studded safety videos show the airline making happy customers of everyone…

Local Headlines

Two Critically Injured In Head On Collision

Two people are in critical condition after a head-on collision outside of Guadalupe.

Cold Keeps Emergency Warming Shelters Open

Local homeless have somewhere to go to come in from the cold.


UC Invests in Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition

The University of California is putting some of its money behind an effort to create…

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

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