Canadian Snow Birds Flock to Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

When Canadian Anne Murray sang her hit song “Snowbirds,” she wasn’t singing about Canadian Geese. She was singing to the thousands of snow-bound Canadians called ‘snow birds’ who make the annual pilgrimage from winter Canada and the Pacific Northwest to warmer climates in places like Southern California. There, snowbirds nest […]

Do I need an LLC for my rental property?

LLCs and real estate seem to go hand in hand these days. Anyone you talk to who dabbles in real estate investing understands the need for liability protection, but may not understand the proper way to protect yourself. Your broker may have told you that an umbrella policy will work, […]

Smart entrepreneurs are the best Pokémon Go players

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All” has people from all over the world looking for 148 Pokémon characters. Interestingly, although it is a pure form of entertainment, the application of simple rules for business success also applies to Pokémon players. Pokémon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon. More than 100 million people […]

Wooden frame on a budget

Wood frame construction uses herringbone and lap joints together with dowels or wooden dowels to create the frame structure of a house. This is a historical method of building the frame structure and can be expensive. One reason is that this type of construction is more advanced than the rod […]

How to choose the right kitchen cabinet doors?

Whether it is renovating a kitchen or making a new one, there are many things to decide and each of these things requires some serious decision making. While most people pay more attention to countertops and tiles, even small things like kitchen cabinet doors need the same attention. There’s no […]