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Entries from February 26th, 2016

1709 Overlook Drive Open Sunday March 27, 2016

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments · American Riviera, George Washington Smith, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

This George Washington Smith ocean view estate, completed in 1928, has been designated a registered landmark. The style and grace of this French Normandy masterpiece will delight your senses: the all new sweeping south facing gardens and patios look past the Andre Clark Bird Refuge to the ocean and the islands. The newly designed pool […]

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Montecito, California

February 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors

Miramar Beach by local Santa Barbara artist Chris Potter One of the wealthiest zip codes in the nation, Montecito is a jewel in California’s coastal crown. With scenery reminiscent of Italy’s Mediterranean villages, this unincorporated community in southern Santa Barbara is rich in history, beauty and much sought after privacy.  Gorgeous oaks screen stately residences, many […]

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The Airbnb Factor and Short Term Rentals

February 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate, Short Term Rentals

Occasionally I receive calls from investors looking for properties to turn into Airbnb short term rentals.  After pointing out the potential obstacles many of these callers are often dissuaded.  At the bottom of this post I’ll share some links that describe the difficulties surrounding short term rentals here in Montecito and Santa Barbara. Some of the inherent […]

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Monty Python’s John Cleese’s one time Montecito Home For Sale

February 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

Montecito Realtor Kirsten Wolfe enjoying the view! Listed with Sotheby’s International Realty this idyllic beachfront sanctuary in sought-after Fernald Cove captures the air of relaxed sophistication that embodies the Montecito lifestyle. Approx. 3942 sq. ft., including 3 bedrooms, three and a half baths, recently updated kitchen & baths, an extensive wine cellar & separate guest […]

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Oprah buys Seamair Farm in Montecito, California

February 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Real Estate

Oprah Winfrey purchased the Seamair Farm at 380 Santa Rosa Lane in Montecitio on February 5, 2016 reported the Santa Barbara News Press on February 14, 2016.  The Spencer T. Olin Trust conducted an Auction of the 23 acre farm on November 18, 2015. The trust conducted an Auction because they believed, “the property was […]

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Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Hope Ranch Median Prices 2007-2015

February 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Hope Ranch market trends from 2007 to 2015: Right now there does not appear to be any downside to the Santa Barbara real estate market.  The modest increases in median prices across the areas still look appealing to buyers. One concern is the Chinese stock market which recently has had an […]

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Why Home Buying Is (or Isn’t) Like Dating

February 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Dating and Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

  Happy Valentine’s Day!     Cartoon by Dan Piraro       Bizarro.com There’s something desperately missing in your life. You decide to do something about it now, and so you sign up for one of a slew of websites that aim to help yearning hearts like yours find a match. You flip through profiles […]

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Housing Market Forecast for 2016

February 11th, 2016 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Market Conditions, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Forecast for the 2016 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Right now there does not appear to be any downside to the southern Santa Barbara real estate market.  The modest increase in median prices across the areas still look appealing to buyers. Interest rates are still at historic lows.  If the Feds consider raising interest rates […]

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016

February 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival * February 3rd thru February 13th! Santa Barbara International Film Festival Website Santa Barbara International Film Festival Lineup for 2016 The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is an eleven-day film festival held in Santa Barbara, California since 1986. Share this:

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Fly Fishing and Selling Real Estate

February 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Tips For Sellers

” A Fisherman’s Guide to Selling Real Estate!” The first time your fly hits the water will be the most productive cast if you do it right.  When you list a house drop it into the market carefully.  The initial presentation of the fly or the house will be the most productive if you do […]

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