The Spanish Colonial architecture of Santa Barbara is discussed in depth by local real estate professional and founder of Investec Real Estate Companies, Kenny Slaught. He points out the unique traits of style of architecture, such as intricately adorned archways. He also discusses the history behind the arrival of the movement to the area that led to the popularity of the architectural design.
The Parenting After Loss program runs eight weeks in length and is a support group for parents and guardians, as well as their children, following the death of a parent or sibling. The community support and care received in this program is built specifically around the emotional and practical reactions to tragic loss within a family unit. Kenny Slaught points out that via participation in the program, families master the tools they need to communicate with each other and effectively grow stronger as a group after experiencing the loss.
Kenny Slaught, an active member and supporter of UCSB Foundation, has recently posted on his blog at KennySlaught.com that “The University of California Santa Barbara announced on May 26, 2016 that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations grant winner.” He extends his congratulations to the university.
The effort supported by Kenny Slaught works towards the safeguarding of the antique character of physical building while also providing for forward-thinking upgrades. Furthermore, through fortifications like seismic upgrades, both the building and the tens of thousands of pieces of art inside will be better shielded. The plan increases the gallery space by 25 percent to make the museum an even better center of the Santa Barbara community. Similarly, the restoration project is the greatest effort ever begun by the museum.
Fervent supporter of the Santa Barbara’s heritage and arts, Kenny Slaught has recently revealed his support for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s “The Image More” campaign by endorsing it on his blog at KennySlaught.com. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art plays a significant part in the local community by offering educational programs and connecting residents and visitors to truly amazing works of art. The museum has lately launched a big renovation project that includes the launch of the Imagine More campaign, an impressive fundraising initiative that will provide for better gallery space, more community space, necessary updates to the building, and a versatile museum experience. The museum hopes to raise $50 million in capital to realize these goals through the Imagine More Campaign.
Santa Barbara City College has accentuated its positive reputation in training professionals who work in the area of network support. According to Kenny Slaught, “your prized time will be wisely invested in the education of this promising and helpful program.” Network engineers work at a company supervising their computer network and serving employees with the best technological applications in connectivity and data management. As it happens with copious job openings in communications technologies, professional opportunities are vast and have been growing every year.
Several career opportunities and training programs, intended for those who aren’t pursuing college credits but instead learning something new, are offered by Santa Barbara City College, as mentioned by Kenny Slaught, an eminent property investor and entrepreneur, on his blog at KennySlaught.com. The community of Santa Barbara is a place that offers its citizens with many prospects with career advancement and professional training in skills that are pertinent in the present world. Having stated before the many ways the community works together and puts together programs that benefit all of those who call Santa Barbara, home, Kenny Slaught considered the many programs available to those interested, comprising Computer Network Engineering, Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, Environmental Horticulture, Graphic Design, among others.
With a white-hot residential scene, many West Coast buyers find that they have to pay excessively high prices for older, less fashionable options. Kenny Slaught notes that home costs have been steadily rising since 2008, and our reference, the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index, shows that Los Angeles home prices peaked during April of this year, their highest point since October 2007. Southern California’s larger metropolitan areas have moved recession recovery beyond and are closing in on their former peaks, and Slaught says this turnaround can be attributed to a number of factors including interest rates, job growth and supply and demand. Currently, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages are hovering around 3.5% or less, nearing the 3.31 percent record low hit in November 2012, and are pushing many toward buying. These historically low rates, along with strong employment numbers, such as a 2.4% rise in Los Angeles County and a 3.5% gain in Orange County, point to just why values have appreciated in an extraordinarily fast-paced manner. And despite home prices varying considerably throughout the state, the inflated asking price of higher-end homes is outpacing all other states with the exception of Hawaii. The slim supply available cannot meet the feverish demand for housing, therefore many first-timers are forced to opt for condominium-style units which are both obtainable and within a more modest price range.
Founding principal and president of Investec Real Estate Companies, Kenny Slaught has boldly led his investment, management, and development firm through several market cycles with great success. As a key figure in the Southern California residential, commercial and industrial property scenes for more than thirty years, he has weathered unexpected variance and bested trends. With his wide-ranging experience and understanding of the acquisitions that shape the state he has called home since childhood, Slaught shares his insights about the unique nuances of the California market; these distinctions include the ability to recognize purchase opportunities and pitfalls, and astute knowledge of the myriad extraneous influences that affect the Golden State.
Santa Barbara has now become a district for unique and developing businesses other than being a prevalent tourist destination, said Kenny Slaught. Plenty of exciting companies have been formed in recent years, and many, counting AppScale, LastLine, TrackR, and Salty Girl Seafood, have come right out of the University of California Santa Barbara. With more than $200 million raised for startups from private investors in the previous year, the Central Coast states nearly twice the investment per capita in development than the greater Los Angeles area, a much grander market. While few may feel the delight of Silicon Valley or Hollywood, local entrepreneurs appreciate the influence of building a business in an environment that boosts growth. Accordingly, the region is one of the best places in the country to launch and cultivate startups, building distinguished biotech, medical, technology, and scientific establishments like Inogen, Raytheon, Sonos, and BioIQ.