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Entries from July 23rd, 2015

Is Real Estate Really The Number 1 Investment ?

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

 Santa Barbara Mesa Sunset Summer 2015 We know: You’re getting mixed messages. Homeownership is at record lows. But so are mortgage rates (even though some mortgages are hard to come by). Prices are inflated in some markets. Still, real estate edged out cash (the 2013 and 2014 pick) in a survey of investments Americans would park their money in over the next decade. […]

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Caretakers of a Legacy – 1709 Overlook Lane

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · George Washington Smith, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

Earlier this year “The Houseaholic” Andrea Cambern wrote a beautiful piece on 1709 Overlook Lane here in Santa Barbara. This property is currently listed with Sotheby’s International Realty.  Here’s the story: Iconic Santa Barbara architect George Washington Smith is resting peacefully. The man often referred to as the father of the Spanish Revival movement in Santa […]

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The Ten Best Remodeling/Renovation Web Sites

July 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News, Remodeling / Renovations, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Houzz   Best for: Getting inspired to make changes big (overhauled kitchen) to small (paint color ideas) — and seeing how hundreds of other people have done those very things. RetroRenovation   Best for: Anyone who doesn’t think of a 1960s living room as a bad thing. Whether you’re looking for resources for restoring your old home, […]

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California Home Sales Surge In June

July 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

California home sales surged in June on a strong economy and low interest rates as prices reached seven year highs Core Logic,  a research firm, reported on Friday.  Sales rose from a year earlier for the fourth straight month to an estimated 46,095 homes despite unusually tight supplies. It marked an increase of 10.8 percent […]

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A Video Can Make The Difference

July 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

We all know how important good photography is when it comes to selling homes. But, if a picture is worth a thousand words what’s a great video worth?  A  professional video  is not only an excellent way to promote your property but when  posted properly online you can cast your net across the globe as you’ll […]

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Analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate Market

July 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of June 2015. For the Home Estate/PUD market sales fell for the month coming in with about 115 closings down from the 127 we saw in May. The Median Sales Price […]

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4th of July in Santa Barbara!

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle […]

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