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About Coastal Housing Partnership

For over 25 years, Coastal Housing Partnership has been helping local families in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties realize their dreams of home ownership. Through home buying education and benefits, non-profit Coastal Housing Partnership has helped over 10,000 local employees become homeowners.

Coastal Housing Success Story

We LOVE hearing success stories from local employees who achieved their dreams of home ownership with the help of Coastal Housing savings. It’s so inspiring – that’s why we come to work every day! Here’s one we received recently.

“Yes, I am a Coastal Housing success story!  We bought a beautiful 10-year-old home and moved in last June.

We attended a very helpful and informative Coastal Housing seminar at their Home Buying Fair, and we were very impressed by one of the featured speakers. It was Ruth Ann Bowe of Village Properties, and we chatted with her after the seminar.  We told her that if we were ever in the market, we would want her to represent us.  She kept in touch.

Later, we found out that we were going to have to move because our landlords were moving back from the east coast into their place here in Santa Barbara.  Thanks to the Coastal Housing seminar, our eyes had been opened to the possibility that we could actually afford a place in this very difficult market.  When we realized we had to move, Ruth Ann was there for us when we really needed her.  She and her assistant, Kristen, were both very kind, patient and helpful.  We later found out that her team had sold 4 different properties that month—ours being the least expensive by far—but they treated us as though we were their only clients.

Because my employer is a member of Coastal Housing Partnership, I was able to access its savings program. We saved several thousand dollars because of contributions from our realtor, the lender and even the inspection company. My fiancee’s goddaughter also ended up purchasing a condo after attending the same seminar.  Going to that seminar was one of the smartest financial decisions we ever made, and we are now very happy in our own home!

Thank you again for the wonderful service that you provide!”

-Curvature Employee

After-Work Home Buying Fair at Deckers Rotunda

Almost 200 local employees arrived at the Deckers Rotunda after work last Wednesday for an evening that included learning about the home buying process, networking with real estate professionals, and eating delicious tacos.

Coastal Housing Partnership’s Home Buying Fair brought in professionals from both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to help guide local employees on their paths to homeownership. Among the dozens of vendors were lenders, real estate agents, and new residential construction representatives. Tacos and cookies served as an easy ice breaker for prospective homeowners to chat with a range of exhibitors and find the right lender, real estate agent, or new residential community for them. In addition to networking in the beautiful Deckers Rotunda, attendees had the opportunity to learn from three educational panels throughout the event.

About 90% of attendees are planning on purchasing a home in the next year, and more than 90% of them say they left the event feeling more prepared for the process. One vendor said it was the best Home Buying Fair yet. Maybe it’s us, maybe it’s the tacos, but we hope to see you at a Home Buying Fair in 2019!

New Housing Developments Offer Savings to Coastal Housing Partnership Member Employees!

Eleven new residential communities in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties have partnered with Coastal Housing Partnership to offer you savings! These new homes offer a variety of floor plans, energy efficiency and options for the buyer to select finishes.

Coastal Housing Partnership has expanded its network of local housing developments to broaden its impact and make housing savings more available. Each development gives buyers from member companies credit toward their closing costs or unit upgrades – potential savings from $1,000 to $3,000!

Buyers at these new developments benefit from moving into a brand new home. There are floor plans designed for every lifestyle, and homeowners can select the finishes that suit their own unique taste. The following new developments have partnered with Coastal Housing Partnership to provide savings for employees of member companies:

  • Ridgecrest at Bradley Village in Orcutt
  • Solana Heights in Ventura
  • Springville in Camarillo
  • The Bridges in Fillmore
  • The Farm in Ventura
  • The Gallery at River Ridge in Oxnard
  • The Gardens in Santa Maria
  • Tree Farm in Santa Barbara
  • Village at Los Carneros in Goleta
  • Vineyard Village in Buellton
  • Winslowe in Goleta

These projects are all highlighted on our website. Click here to explore our online open house!

7th Annual Home Buying Fair – Goleta

Get all of your home buying questions answered in one place!

Coastal Housing Partnership’s seventh annual Home Buying Fair offers potential home buyers a wealth of information and resources on their path to home ownership. Whether you are a first time home buyer, a move-up buyer or just thinking about buying a home, this fair is for you.  It is designed to give attendees the tools to help navigate the home buying process and today’s real estate market.

 

  • Learn how to navigate the home buying process and today’s real estate market
  • Get information and resources to help you save money and make informed decisions
  • Meet with home buying experts: local real estate agents, lenders, credit & financial advisors and residential builders
  • Attend free education sessions on key aspects of the home buying process and local market conditions

Whether you can come for 30 minutes or several hours, you will walk away with important tools to help you be more prepared on your path to home ownership.

The Home Buying Fair is presented by Key Sponsor Cornerstone Home Lending. The Welcome Home Sponsors are Caliber Home Loans and Homebridge Financial Services. Thanks to our employer partners, Cottage Health and UCSB.

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Hours: 5pm – 8pm
Location: Deckers Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Admission: Free for employees of Coastal Housing Partnership Member Employers and their guests
Parking: Free

For more information and to RSVP for the October 17 Home Buying Fair, click here.

Santa Ynez Home Buying Fair – June 2, 2018

Get all of your home buying questions answered in one place!

  • Learn how to navigate the home buying process and today’s real estate market
  • Get information and resources to help you save money and make informed decisions
  • Meet with home buying experts: local real estate agents, lenders, credit & financial advisors and residential builders
  • Attend free education sessions on key aspects of the home buying process and local market conditions

The Home Buying Fair is presented by Key Sponsor Cornerstone Home Lending. The Welcome Home Sponsor is Vineyard Village.

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Hours: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Santa Ynez Marriott, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton
Admission: Free for employees of Coastal Housing Partnership Member Employers and their guests
Parking: Free

To RSVP for the June 2 Home Buying Fair, click here.

For more information and to RSVP, go to www.homebuyingfair.org.

Coastal Housing Partnership’s 30th Anniversary Home Buying Fair Series a Success!

The Home Buying Fairs are designed to give attendees the opportunity to find out more about the home buying process, the real estate market and to meet real estate professionals in an efficient, no-pressure environment. Hundreds of potential home buyers attended the three fairs held in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Ventura.

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Attendees received valuable information from real estate professionals as exhibitors and in the education sessions offered throughout the fairs.

Dozens of exhibitor booths provided attendees the opportunity to easily and informally interview potential partners of their home buying team, including real estate agents, lenders, residential developers, escrow companies, and credit & financial service professionals. Education sessions were offered to help attendees understand the home buying process, regardless of where they are in the home buying process – whether working to build better credit, trying to purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment, or learning how to negotiate the real estate transaction.

For nearly 30 years, local nonprofit Coastal Housing Partnership has been helping employees of local companies realize their dreams of home ownership through home buying education programs and benefits provided through a network of local real estate partners.

Ventura-Home-Buying-Fair

The Home Buying Fairs are designed to give attendees the opportunity to find out more about the home buying process, the real estate market and to meet real estate professionals in an efficient, no-pressure environment.