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2017

December 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

HAPPY NEW YEAR!       The passing of one year to the next reminds us of new beginnings and new opportunities. Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying a home in 2017 — or selling one. Now is a good time to set some realistic goals (call them resolutions, if it helps!) for the weeks and […]

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California’s 2017 Economic Outlook looks Bright

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Luxury Properties, Montecito Luxury Properties, Santa Barbara Luxury Properties

Hope Ranch Beach, Santa Barbara, California Since the end of the recession, California’s economy has been one of the top performers in the U.S., buoyed by the robust home price appreciation recorded over the past half-dozen years.  A recent study by Expert Market ranks all 50 states’ economic performances between 2010 and 2015. The company […]

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Art & Home Magazine 2017

December 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Luxury Properties, Montecito Luxury Properties, Santa Barbara Luxury Properties

Art & Home Magazine 2017  Enjoy exclusive content from the January 2017 edition of Sotheby’s luxury magazine. Share this:

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Think of Buying in 2017?

December 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Painting “Hammonds Beach in Montecito on Cloudy Day” by local Santa Barbara artist Chris Potter When you consider today’s historic low interest rates and the affordable prices of homes in many parts of the country, it’s obvious that it’s a great time to  consider making  a real estate purchase. Be warned: The good times aren’t going […]

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Montecito, California Real Estate

December 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Forbes Magazine, Montecito Estates, Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate

The December issue of Forbes magazine features a two page spread look “at the ten figure moguls who live there – and several current listings, should you hanker to join them.” Forbes reported, “Just 90 miles north of Los Angeles in southern Santa Barbara County, Montecito has long been home (or second home) to wealthy […]

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Predictions for 2017 Real Estate

December 25th, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

Key Takeaways for 2017 – Source Inman News with Doug Duncan, Jonathan Smokes, Steve Cook, Svenja Gudell, and Ralph McLauglin Mortgage rates are likely to continue to increase throughout 2017. There will not be any easing in inventory, and affordability will still be a challenge in big markets. The potential is there for a large […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 24th, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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Jeff Bridges Reduces Asking Price of Montectio Home

December 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Montecito Estates, Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors

Oscar winner Jeff Bridges recently cut $5 million more off the asking price of his estate in Montecito. It’s now available for $18.5 million. It was originally listed for $29.5 million. The Tuscan-style property is drop-dead gorgeous with mountain and ocean views. The main house is 9,500 square feet with lavish hallways, soaring and exposed wood-beam ceilings, and a private tower/study that […]

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2017 Housing Market Predictions

December 20th, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Recently Zillow jumped in with six predictions for next year’s housing market, touching on some of the more nuanced factors that influence who will be buying and selling homes next year, where they’ll be focused and what challenges they stand to face.  Speculation also brought up the potential effect of Trump’s hard-line immigration plans on construction industry […]

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The Case of the Bogus Buyer

December 16th, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Real Estate Humor, Real Estate News

Nina Hatvany, luxury property specialist in  San Francisco, and a real-estate agent for more than 20 years recently shared these stories for the Wall Street Journal : The strangest thing that ever happened in my real estate career is observing the number of people who enjoy masquerading as qualified buyers of luxury properties. Perhaps because of my […]

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