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Is the Housing Market back on track?

August 23rd, 2014 · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News

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For Buyers, Sellers, and the Real Estate Curious

August 21st, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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Existing-Home Sales Continue To Climb In JulyNAR 

Sales Of Previously Owned Homes In U.S. Climb To 10-Month HighBloomberg 

L.A.-O.C. Housing Market Is Least Affordable In U.S., Zillow SaysLA Times 

3 Facts Crippling California’s Housing RecoveryHousingWire 

Bank Of America To Pay Record $16.6 Billion To Settle Mortgage ClaimsLA Times 

Competition

Only A Dozen Large Metro Housing Markets Feature Both Affordable For-Sale Housing And Affordable Rental HousingZillow 

July Data Shows The Healthiest End To Spring Home Buying Season In Three YearsMove.com 

All Redfin Listings To Feature 3-D Virtual ToursInman News 

Realogy News

 Chinese Millionaire Roils Brokers Over Shrinking MansionBloomberg 

Owning A Home ‘Very Important’ To Nearly Half Of Single BuyersDSNews 

Economic News/Legislative Affairs 

Jobless Claims In U.S. Declined More Than Forecast Last WeekBloomberg 

Why Are Jobless Claims Falling So Fast?WSJ Real Time Economics Blog

Income Is On The Rise … Finally!CNN Money 

Mortgage Rates 

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Hits Year’s LowFreddie Mac 

Overnight Averages from Bankrate.com

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Your School District Could Affect Your Property Values

August 20th, 2014 · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate

SELLERS ASK FOR 30 PERCENT MORE FOR HOMES IN TOP PUBLIC-SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Private schools can be pricey, but so can homes in top-rated school districts, a recent study found.

In an Aug. 13 blog post  Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko found that asking prices for homes in a school district with a GreatSchools rating of nine or 10 were 32 percent above average. On the other hands, asking prices were 41 percent below average in areas with GreatSchools ratings of one or two.

Kolko points out that although buyers who don’t pay private-school tuition can afford a much pricier house, in the long run, education isn’t cheap.  “The hard truth is that both can cost an arm and a leg,” he wrote.

Simply, what sells a home is 1. Condition of property 2. Zip Code (Location, location, location), and 3. School District. Whether you have children or not, when you get ready to sell your home School Districts are a critical valuation for prospective buyers.

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Santa Barbara Mortgage Rates

August 20th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Mortgage Information

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Statistics

August 17th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Realtors, SB Real Estate Statistics

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Santa Barbara “Live” Real Estate Statistics

August 4th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends, SB Real Estate Statistics

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Something new for Santa Barbara Real Estate! Live Statistics! Sales asking prices for the last 7 days, and the last 90 days. If you’d like to take the “Pulse” of today’s market here’s where you’ll find it.

Iif you’re not familar with Santa Barbara’s Zip Codes, here they are:
Carpinteria: 93013, Summerland: 93067, Montecito: 93108, SB Westside: 93101, SB Westside: 93109 , SB Eastside: 93103 (Riviera), SB Eastside: 93105, Hope Ranch: 93110, Goleta:93111. Goleta/county: 93117, and Santa Ynez: 93460

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Aerial Videos

August 3rd, 2014 · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Videos

Aerial Photography has come to Santa Barbara Real Estate.  Let us create a professional video for you that includes aerial videos, and aerial photography!  Our background is in television, radio, and filmmaking.  As professional realtors we  have over 25 years  experience helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals.  If you’re thinking of selling your home –  let us show you the difference we can make!

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Online Weekend Open Houses

August 3rd, 2014 · Open Houses, Team Santa Barbara

 Weekend Online Open Houses for Santa Barbara

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918 Garcia Road Open Sunday 1-4 PM

July 30th, 2014 · American Riviera

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Viva La Fiesta!

July 30th, 2014 · Fiesta in Santa Barbara "Old Spanish Days"

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“Old Spanish Days” July 31st, 2014 to August 3rd, 2014

Celebrating 90 Years! For More Information: 805.962.8101 

We invite you to slip on your boots, strap on your spurs, jump on your horse, and join Old Spanish Days and the County and City of Santa Barbara in our most beloved community Celebration; Fiesta 2014, July 31st through August 3rd in beautiful Santa Barbara!

Viva los Vanqueros y Vaqueras!

For more information go to Fiesta Santa Barbara Celebrates Old Spanish Days 2014

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