Best of the Best: Santa Barbara Eateries

Tired of the same restaurants? Looking to experiment with some delicious Santa Barbara cuisine? Spann & Associates has you covered! Take a look at this categorized list of SB eateries, all voted best of their class by Santa Barbara residents: Doughnut Shop: Spudnuts Donuts, many locations, Finalist: Eller’s Donuts Burrito/Breakfast Burrito: Super Cucas, many locations, Finalist (Burrito): Freebirds World Burrito Finalist (Breakfast Burrito): The Daily Grind Breakfast: Cajun Kitchen, many locations, Finalist: Jeannine’s Produce Stand/GreenGrocer: Tri-County Produce, 335 S. Milpas St., 965-4558, Fi

Senate's Tax Cut and Job Act -- Effects on Homeowners

Congress recently introduced a tax reform bill in the House that would have resounding effects on California homeowners. Among the many provisions in the Tax Cut and Job Act that will impact real estate: Lowers the mortgage interest deduction cap from $1 million to $500,000 Eliminates the mortgage interest deduction on second homes Homeowners would longer be able to deduct the interest on home equity loans Eliminates state and local income tax deductions Caps property tax deductions at $10,000 Extends the qualification period for exclusion of capital gains tax on the sale of a primary home from two out of the last five years to five out of the last eight years These changes would negatively

The Ten Most Forgotten Items in a Move

With more than 43 million Americans planning to move this year, odds are even the most organized may not remember every detail of a move — or every item. Remembering the “out of sight, out of mind” objects increases your success in moving all of your belongings. Mayflower suggests adding the following 10 points to the top of your preparation list: For the record — Obtain copies of your and your family’s medical records, including any dental and vaccine/immunization information, as well as any veterinary records for the family pet. In some cases, a notarized letter is required to receive official documentation; you may need to contact the American Medical Records Association to determine y

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)~What's the Deal?

An Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) is a secondary dwelling unit, also known as a granny flat. For a unit to be considered an ADU, it must have a kitchen, bathroom, and separate entrance. ADU’s are allowed on lots with preexisting single-family homes, or in multi-family residential zones, and must be transferred with the primary residence—never separately. If attached to a primary residence, an ADU may not exceed 50 percent of the existing living area. Whether attached or detached, ADU’s may not exceed 1200 square feet total. However, there is no minimum lot size, and parking requirements are often reduced depending on circumstances. No separate utilities are required if an ADU is par

New Developments in Santa Barbara

Two new building projects in the Santa Barbara area have caught our eye. Although very different in terms of style and purpose, they both represent positive growth and expansion for our city and county. The first, Entrada De Santa Barbara, is one of the largest developments in the City of Santa Barbara for almost two decades. It spans three separate sites, over 247,000 sq.ft., and includes the renovation of the historic California Hotel, originally built in 1924. Located just 1.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the development consists of a 123-room luxury hotel, 22,000 feet of commercial space, a large parking garage, and a grand public plaza. The development recently opened in September

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