April 16th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate Humor, Real Estate News
April 16th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Market Conditions, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends
Santa Barbara Real Estate Statistics for Montecito, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Goleta, and Summerland
April 4th, 2014 · Carpinteria, Carpinteria Real Estate, Italian Street Painting Festival
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April 4th, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate
In early March the Montecito Journal reported that the Montecito Water District (MWD) unanimously approved a declaration of emergency water shortage – Ordinance 92- on February 11th, mandating no new water connections, plus restrictions on pools, hosing of hard surfaces, home car washes, and correction of leaks, plus fines of up to $1000 for repeated violations.
Although the Board did its job – some suggest belately – the “Community Perception” is that there is precious little sympathy in the greater Santa Barbara community for Montecito’s predicament. The lushly landscaped estates, surrounded by stone walls, gardens, hedges, and greenery have defined Montecito for the last 100 years, but are seen as non-essential to many.
DESALINATION? In 1992, faced with a five year drought, the City of Santa Barbara completed a $34 million dollar seawater desalination plant. With abundant rainfall in 1991-93 the plant was put on standby. In 1997, Montecito and Goleta opted out of the project and the City sold the plants membranes to Saudi Arabia reducing it’s maitenence costs. Currently, desalination is not viewed by the City of Santa Barbara Water Resources as a planned source of water, but simply as an extreme emergency drought supply backup.
An expenditure of $17 to $20 million would be needed to re-activate the desalination facility in Santa Barbara, including new state of the art membranes, and other components that need to be updated.
Where do we get our drinking water from?
April 3rd, 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
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April 2nd, 2014 · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate
A great video created by Ian Boyd, music by: Bees
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