August 23rd, 2014 · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News
August 21st, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate
3 Facts Crippling California’s Housing Recovery; HousingWire
All Redfin Listings To Feature 3-D Virtual Tours; Inman News
Economic News/Legislative Affairs
Why Are Jobless Claims Falling So Fast?; WSJ Real Time Economics Blog
Income Is On The Rise … Finally!; CNN Money
30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Hits Year’s Low; Freddie Mac
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.
Map of Santa Barbara Schools with Zoomify!
Goleta School Map with Zoomify
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August 20th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Mortgage Information
August 17th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Realtors, SB Real Estate Statistics
August 4th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends, SB Real Estate Statistics
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
August 3rd, 2014 · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Videos
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August 3rd, 2014 · Open Houses, Team Santa Barbara
July 30th, 2014 · American Riviera
July 30th, 2014 · Fiesta in Santa Barbara "Old Spanish Days"
“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