Buyers Need to Get their Financial Ducks in Order Before Shopping for their New Home

The HOP (Home Ownership Podcast) Episode 94: Village Properties Realtor, David Charles Allen, advises buyers to be prepared before they start shopping for their next home. Santa Barbara continues to have a low supply of inventory and a big demand. If you need a loan, it can be tough to compete. Sellers often prefer a cash offer becaus it can close quickly without contingencies. However, if you need a loan, all is not lost. The first step is to go to a lender you trust. Also, there are lenders that can help you to put together an offer that is essentially the same as a cash offer–especially if you already own a home. Patti and David end the show with a discussion about their beloved fur-babies. If you’d like to talk to David in person, call 805-617-9311 or email him at

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