Category : Tips for Homeowners

01 Sep 2017
Protecting Your Home from Wildfire

Protecting Your Home From Wildfire

Live Facebook Virtual Event | September 1, 2017 Panelists: Gina Sunseri, City of Santa Barbara Fire Inspector Karen Feeney, Allen Construction Margie Grace, Grace Design Associates Location: Sandbox Santa Barbara Did you enjoy this virtual event? Be sure to like our Facebook page to get the inside scoop on upcoming live Facebook events, featuring Santa Barbara’s most well-respected and reputable contractors. Event Facebook Posts Referenced During the Video

11 Aug 2017
accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Santa Barbara

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Legislation in Santa Barbara

Live Facebook Virtual Event | August 11, 2017 Panelist: Senator Bob Wieckowski California Senator Bob Wieckowski is the author of Senate Bill No. 1069, which came into effect on January 1, 2017 and provides for the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family and multifamily residential zones throughout the State of California. He came to Santa Barbara to give background on the Land Use legislation and the intent behind it. The goal of this event was to assist in […]

24 Jul 2017

Why Hire a Licensed Contractor

Why Hiring a Licensed Contractor Is Critical With the rising cost of home remodeling and repair, it can be tempting to hire an unlicensed contractor. However, there are a wide variety of reasons why you should think twice before accepting an unlicensed contractor’s bid. Here are five of the major ones: Should a problem arise, you will not have any legal recourse, as a contract with an unlicensed contractor is not legally enforceable in California. The homeowner assumes all liability, […]

13 Jul 2017

How to Hire a Contractor

How to Hire a Contractor :: Top 10 Tips for Homeowners Hiring a contractor can be tricky. While the majority of licensed contractors are competent, honest, hardworking and financially responsible, most of the challenges the Contractors State License Board hears about could have been prevented by adhering to their top 10 tips for hiring a contractor. The better informed you are, the smoother your relationship will be with your chosen contractor. Hire only CA state-licensed contractors. Check a contractor’s license […]