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Category : Tips for Homeowners

18 Dec 2017

Key Wildfire/Mudslide Resource Links

We are heartbroken by what the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide have done to our beautiful city and mountain vistas. If you own a home or business–even if you were not impacted by this fire or slide–this is a wake up call to make sure that your insurance policies are up-to-date and that you know where to find the resources you need. We will be updating this list as we learn of new resources available to local homeowners. SBCA RELIEF […]

09 Oct 2017
how to prepare your home for rainy season

How To Prepare Your Home for Rainy Season

Live Facebook Virtual Event | October 6, 2017 Learn how to prepare your home for rainy season in this video, featuring local expert panelists. Expert Panelists (and great resources for home/business preparedness evaluations!): Jordan Kenney, VP Operations, Kenney Construction Jack Martin, CEO of Action Roofing Steve Martin, VP, Gutter Division, Action Roofing 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 […]

01 Sep 2017
how to protect your home from wildfire

How To Protect Your Home From Wildfire

Live Facebook Virtual Event | September 1, 2017 Learn how to protect your home from wildfire in this video, featuring local expert panelists. Panelists: Gina Sunseri, City of Santa Barbara Fire Inspector Karen Feeney, Allen Construction, General Contractor Margie Grace, Grace Design Associates, Landscape Designer 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. […]

11 Aug 2017
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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 in Santa Barbara 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 […]

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 how to hire 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 […]