Santa Barbara is a popular tourist destination, with thousands of tourists visiting each year. The city is famous for its great weather, gorgeous scenery and beautiful architecture. Its buildings don’t follow the same pattern as in other US regions, because Santa Barbara was built during the Spanish colonization era. Nowadays, Santa Barbara still keeps a touch of the ancient days as the city planners preserved its style. It was one of the first cities in US to develop on its architectural legacy. Property investor Kenny Slaught offered a timeline of historical events in relation to the city’s architecture on his blog at KennySlaught.com.
Situated between Arizona and Nevada, Hoover Dam is a large project meant to give water and hydroelectric energy to its region. The project is fueled by the power of the Colorado River, and real estate expert Kenny Slaught recognizes its impact on the locals’ water and power supplies. On his blog at KennySlaught.com, he talks about how the dam turned some of the country’s abandoned areas into large cities.
Kenny Slaught, Founder of Investec Real Estate Companies, used to serve on the Santa Barbara Hospice Foundation board. He is still committed to supporting the organization and promotes its program, ‘I Have a Friend’, on his blog at KennySlaught.com.
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Those who want to learn new skills and develop their existing ones can attend the courses at the Santa Barbara City College. On his blog at KennySlaught.com, the property investor explains that the skills taught by the community are relevant today. Santa Barbara City College’s programs address every resident, and some of them include Computer Network Engineering, Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, Environmental Horticulture, and Graphic Design.
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Coworking online platforms are becoming more popular thanks to the accuracy of data they provide, says Kenny Slaught. New software allows builders and investors to reach more properties located in different areas. Crowdfunding sites already have 150 companies nationwide, despite still being new. About 7% of the population in US is an investor, and in Southern California the number reaches 20%. Platforms like CrowdEngine, RealtyShares, and CrowdForce allow the public to contribute. Some sites received 90% of the needed equity through donations from the public.
Online collaborations allow for a better workflow automation due to their data accuracy, says Kenny Slaught. The new mobile applications enable investors to have access to a larger market. Crowdfunding portals already funded 150 real estate startups in US, despite being relatively new. About 7% of the country’s population works in real estate, and in Southern California the number reaches 20%. Platforms like CrowdForce, CrowdEngine, and RealtyShares made public donations possible. For some, these donations resulted in 90% of equity requirements being obtained.
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Hoover Dam is located on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The project provides water and hydroelectric energy to the area, and is powered by the Colorado River. Property investor Kenny Slaught acknowledges the importance of the project on his blog at KennySlaught.com. The damn’s large water capacity helped many abandoned areas flourish.
The Hospice of Santa Barbara offers its services to those terminally ill and their families. The initiatives focus on children who lost a family member. One in 20 kids lose a parent before adulthood, with 20 percent facing the death of a caretaker before turning 18. Hospice of Santa Barbara helps these children avoid mental health issues later on.
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Architect George Washington Smith was the founder of the Spanish Revival architecture style about 100 years ago. He left Harvard to work in business and planned to retire to Santa Barbara. However, his designs were so successful that he continued creating them, and he eventually became Santa Barbara’s founding father. Smith’s works are famous for their complexity, due to his use of authentic Spanish materials. Many new artists followed his lead, and Kenny Slaught celebrates the detail oriented eye required for such pieces.
Santa Barbara is located north of Los Angeles and is a popular tourist spot. The city’s structures have a rich history, and its Spanish inspired style came from the desire to limit uncontrolled growth. Kenny Slaught, Santa Barbara property expert, details how the city’s architectural history was kept throughout the years.