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Articles by author: Rick Longpre

Macro Trends Affecting Santa Barbara Real Estate

Macro Trends Affecting Santa Barbara Real Estate
By Rick Longpre on Aug 31, 2016 at 09:36 PM in Macro Economic News, Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barbara Local News

Broad socioeconomic trends, national and global, are having, and will continue to have, significant impacts on U.S. real estate. These impacts are visible everywhere, including right here in Santa Barbara.

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Buy or Rent Real Estate for Your Santa Barbara Business?

Buy or Rent Real Estate for Your Santa Barbara Business?
By Rick Longpre on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:42 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate

Most Santa Barbara business owners and entrepreneurs have asked themselves whether they should (or could) buy the real estate used for their business. There are valid reasons to do each: renting may be the better solution if you are just starting out, or you need or prefer the flexibility allowed by leasing or you lack the cash down payment or credit required to purchase. But if you have a successful small business, have some investable cash and can envision stability in the mid-to-long term, then you owe it to yourself to complete this analysis.

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Santa Barbara Commercial Real Estate - Good Times….Bad Times

Santa Barbara Commercial Real Estate - Good Times….Bad Times
By Rick Longpre on Aug 28, 2015 at 06:01 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News, Santa Barbara Local News

The U.S. economic news and commercial real estate news is, generally, rosy…even when the world political and economic news is not.

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Santa Barbara's Cabrillo Boathouse renovation project awaiting final approval

Santa Barbara's Cabrillo Boathouse renovation project awaiting final approval
By Rick Longpre on Aug 14, 2015 at 03:49 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barbara Local News

The Santa Barbara Planning Commission will review renovation plans for the Cabrillo Boathouse and Pavilion on Aug. 20.

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Political Insights - Trump? What is going on?

Political Insights - Trump? What is going on?
By Rick Longpre on Aug 04, 2015 at 01:57 PM in Of Interest

In times of scarcity and alienation, it’s more like bumper cars. Different groups feel their lanes are blocked, so they start crashing into one another.

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Low Cap Rates Driven By Macro Economics

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:25 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News

As the year gets underway, the investment world is increasingly anxious about various global risks. The economies in the European Union remain challenged, and despite the European Central Bank’s commitment to quantitative easing, the fear is that stagnation is becoming ingrained throughout Europe and that Greece may leave the Union altogether.

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Section 1031 Targeted For Modification or Elimination

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:24 PM in 1031 Exchanges, Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News

Within the recently released President’s 2015 budget is a proposal to limit gain deferral for real estate to $1 million per taxpayer per year.

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Are We In a Multi-Family Bubble Yet?

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:23 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News, Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate

The question of whether we are in a multifamily bubble is one that has recently been on the minds of many real estate investors

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Whitepaper on Effect of Tax Reform on Commercial RE

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:23 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, 1031 Exchanges, Macro Economic News

The Federation of Exchange Accommodators (“FEA”) is the industry association for professional exchange facilitators, also known as Qualified Intermediaries (“QI”).

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The “Mill” On Haley To Open Soon

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:22 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barbara Local News

ew Eastside development will feature a popular restaurant, Municipal Winemakers‘ second Santa Barbara location and a new brewery founded by the grandson of the late Fess Parker.

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