Portability Initiative Is Designed To Help 55 and Over To Sell Their Homes And Buy Another

The California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is attempting to qualify a ballot initiative, The Property Tax Fairness Initiative, that will restructure the way property taxes are calculated for buyers over the age of 55 (and also the disabled and/or natural disaster victims).

SB named one of the Best Cities

Santa Barbara has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2018 by livability.com.  The city (No. 30( was up against 2,100 others with populations between 20,000 and 350,000.  Among the reasons cities for the ranking were warm weather that allows people to enjoy the outdoors year-around; opportunities to hike, swim and go boating; strong economy; good higher-education schools; abundance of social and recreational activities; and top health care for seniors.  But we who live here already know this...!