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Entries from January 30th, 2017

Museum of Exploration and Innovations

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments · MOXI Museum, Neighborhood News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

MOXI – the Museum of Exploration and Innovations in Santa Barbara is gearing up for it’s grand open in early 2017! Located near the train station on lower State Street MOXI provides an interactive experience with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).  17,000 square feet of exhibits designed to engage visitors. The building […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Trends

January 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends through December for 2016. This graph was prepared by Fidelity Title Company in Santa Barbara. This year is reflected by the thicker purple line with diamonds. The green line reflects 2015, where in May of 2015, it appears the southern Santa Barbara real estate market most peaked based on […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Real Estate Dual Agency

January 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Dual Agency, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

For the first time in history, homebuyers are deliberately creating dual agency situations as many refuse to work with anyone but the listing salesperson. The thinking being that they may get a better deal working with the listing salesperson when actually they may be creating a possible conflict of interest. How can the listing salesperson negotiate the best deal […]

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Santa Barbara Film Festival 2017

January 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Santa Barbara Real Estate

 The 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival  poster celebrates architecture and it’s link to cinema. This year’s poster was created by Barbara Boros and Bob Blackwell. This year’s celebrity attendees include Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Jeff Bridges, Casey Affleck, Isabelle Huppert, and Michelle Williams. For a complete list of special events, galas, films, […]

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Welcome to the American Riviera!

January 11th, 2017 · No Comments · American Riviera, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Together with Sotheby’s International Realty, Santa Barbara’s Number One Residential Real Estate Brokerage, we can provide you with the best real estate services available.  Call, email, or text us today! Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe       805.845.2888      TheRealEstateConcierge@gmail.com Share this:

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Montecito Real Estate in Review

January 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Luxury Properties, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

According to the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service there were 192 sales in Montecito in 2016 down from 195 sales in 2015, with over half of those selling for under $3,000,000. Here’s the breakdown: 11 sales under one million. 57 sales between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. 47 sales between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000.  23 sales between $3,000,000 and […]

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Real Estate Your Best Long Term Investment

January 7th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Luxury Properties, Montecito Luxury Properties, Santa Barbara Luxury Properties

Santa Barbara Coastline by local artist Chris Potter Americans still prefer real estate over other types of long term investments. More than 1 in 4 Americans said real estate was the best investment for money they would not need for at least a decade according to a new Bankrate.com survey of 1,000 investors. Compare that […]

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Mortgage Rates Rise for Ninth Straight Week

January 4th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Harbor Mortgage rates dropped to their lowest annual averages in 45 years in 2016 but continued their steady climb as the year came to a close. Freddie Mac says that 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.32 percent for the week ended Dec. 29, the ninth consecutive week of increases. Fifteen-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.55 […]

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Sotheby’s International Realty Disclosure

January 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Disclosure, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty BRE # 899496 This website is not the official website of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. does not make any representation or warranty regarding any information, including without limitation its accuracy or completeness, contained on this website. Real Agents affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.  are independent contractors and […]

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