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Entries from September 30th, 2015

Santa Barbara AIA Architec Tour

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara AIA Architec Tour, Santa Barbara Real Estate

The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours is a celebration of local architecture. This event draws attention to the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to its surrounding community. Equally, ArchitecTours highlights the expertise that AIA architects possess including a thorough understanding and expertise in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural […]

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Santa Barbara Ranks 4th Best Place to Live!

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, Carpinteria Homes For Sale, Goleta Homes For Sale, Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Summerland Homes For Sale

Santa Barbara Harbor by local artist Chris Potter Livability.com in their 2016 rankings ranked Santa Barbara the 4th best place to live based on “collection of beaches, mountain views and resorts that help make Santa Barbara a popular tourist destination. Those same amenities, great schools, a highly ranked health-care scene and strong economy make living in […]

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Pricing Strategically

September 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Pricing Strategically, Real Estate Investment Specialist, Selling Your Home

While the goal is to get the highest possible closing price in a reasonable amount of time listing a property above market value often turns away prospects and decreases the likelihood of a successful sale (see chart A).  An overly aggressive price prevents a property from taking advantage of a key driver in property marketing […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Humor

September 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Real Estate Humor, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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Anchor or Propeller?

September 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

Are you familiar with your property’s MLS history? Use to be this category didn’t exist, and now it’s changing the playing field. The day of the forever reoccurring “New Listing” may be a thing of the past…literally! Todays’ Multiple Listing Systems now provide a property’s “Listing History”. Your digital history is now forever an online matter of record. For people […]

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Isla Vista in Santa Barbara, California

September 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Isla Vista in Santa Barbara

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A campaign known as IV Safe has a media effort on TV (including NewsChannel 3), radio, and social medial promotes a positive image of Isla Vista and pride in the community. Many residents and visitors who saw it today gave it good reviews. The Isla Vista community has seen several changes […]

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Win Santa Barbara Dream House

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Win Santa Barbara Dream Home

The Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA, of Santa Barbara is offering a “Dream Home Raffle” with a 1 in 20 odds of winning over 2,500 prizes. You could win this “Dream Home” or choose $3,000,000 in cash. Over the last ten years the raffle has raised million of dollars for the Museum of Contemporary Art […]

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September 11th, 2015

September 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara

Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven. That’s the number of American flags placed on Santa Barbara’s West Beach to honor those lost on 9/11 — one flag for every victim killed on that day 14 years ago. The field of flags is organized by Young America’s. A foundation that places flag memorials around the country […]

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1709 Overlook Lane in Santa Barbara

September 11th, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, George Washington Smith, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors

This George Washington Smith’s estate offers ocean views over the Andre Clark Bird Refuge to the islands. This home was constructed in 1928 and has been designated a registered landmark. The house and grounds have been beautifully renovated by the current owners. The house is 5710 square feet, and the property is privately situated on […]

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Changes Coming to Flood Maps for Santa Barbara

September 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Neighborhood News, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Flood Maps, Santa Barbara Real Estate

On September 2, 2015 local government officials met with the public regarding changes and updates to Flood Maps that could have an effect on insurance rates and available loans. Prospective home buyers who want to use Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans are required to get Flood Insurance. The impact on some buyer’s ability to […]

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