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Entries from March 26th, 2016

664 Oak Grove Drive in Montecito

March 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Estates, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

This is a rare opportunity in one of Montecito’s finest neighborhoods. This four bedroom three bath home is situated on approximately 1.3 estate like acres. Located in Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle, this home is close to the renown Montecito Union School, shopping, trails, beaches, and all the best Montecito has to offer. The house is approximately […]

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Santa Barbara by the Numbers

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

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

March 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Click on image above to enlarge. Santa Barbara Market Trends through February 29, 2016. Number of Sales/Closed Transactions by month. Initially it appears we’re following a similar pattern to 2015. This data provided by Fidelity Title Company of Santa Barbara and covers Carpinteria to Goleta (South County of Santa Barbara County) There was a 24% decrease […]

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California Love: This week’s most expensive new listings nationally are from California

March 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Estates, Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

1104 Channel Drive in Montecito, California: $37,500,000 Listed with Sotheby’s International Realty and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services There’s a heavy West Coast vibe to this week’s most expensive new listings on Realtor.com. The four priciest properties to hit the market all hail from California.This week’s highest-priced home has been on the market before, but the […]

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In Real Estate, Sometimes, Love Hurts

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Estates, Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors

Lower-priced homes are most likely to have the word love in property descriptions, while million-dollar homes are most likely to be described as sexy and seductive, an analysis of listings finds.  In luxury real estate, love is cheap and sex sells. An analysis of roughly 1.6 million home listings found that lower-priced homes were most likely […]

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Zoning Information Reports & Short Term Rentals

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Neighborhood News, Santa Barbara Rentals, Zoning Information Reports

Santa Barbara Real Estate News You Can Use: Minor Zoning Exceptions for Zoning Information Reports (ZIR’s) became effective February 11, 2016.  The Minor Zoning Exception is a method of resolving a discrepancy or error in a ZIR.  If a discrepancy or error in a ZIR involves one or more of the zoning violations specified in […]

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Something Different – Underwater Living in Dubai

March 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

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Buying in an Appreciating Real Estate Market

March 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

 Santa Barbara Harbor by local artist Chris Potter Sell first or buy later depends on your financial circumstances, what the current housing market is, and your tolerance for temporary displacement.  The ideal in an appreciating market is to buy first and then sell your current home.  In a depreciating market it’s better to sell your […]

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