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Entries from March 31st, 2017

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March 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

Hope Ranch Beach (Private Access) The California Association of Realtors’ latest monthly Pending Home Sales Report says,  “that the state’s pending transactions dipped by 2.6 percent on an annual basis last month, marking the weakest February since 2014.” Real estate professionals polled by the organization in the accompanying Market Pulse Survey expect activity to pick […]

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The Montecito Real Estate Market at a Glance

March 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Last year 203 single family homes, condos, and vacant lots sold in Montecito. This analysis was derived from the Santa Barbara Association of Realtor’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) using Montecito’s Zip Code of 93108 for the search parameter. In 2016 selling prices ranged from $525,000 (for an adobe studio on Coyote Road) to $28,850,000 (for the […]

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3271 Padaro Lane Open Sunday April 1, 2017 * 12-3pm

March 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

3271 Padaro Lane will be open this Sunday from 12 to 3pm. Hosted by Kirsten Wolfe and Debbie Lee. Designed by noted architect Robert Senn in 2008 and set on world renowned Padaro Beach. This 7,287 square foot luxury Hamptons style estate is built on a knolltop with 105 feet beachfront offering 6 bedrooms en-suite, […]

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Kevin Costner list home for $60,000,000

March 28th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Carpinteria Homes For Sale, Padaro Lane

Kevin Costner’s sprawling Southern California coastal estate is on the market for $60 million. The 10.25-acre property is on a bluff in Carpinteria, approximately 10 miles outside of Santa Barbara. The property features unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara mountains, and several nearby islands. Residents also get exclusive access to a quiet […]

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4200 Marina Drive, Santa Barbara, California

March 25th, 2017 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Estates, Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Hope Ranch Realtors

Imagine the possibilities! Located along the Santa Barbara coast in the prestigious Hope Ranch community an amazing equestrian property on 3.77 acres awaits you. Situated on a mostly gentle level lot with ocean views your dream property is ready to be remodeled, rebuilt, or built anew. Close to Hope Ranch Beach (Private Access – see […]

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Montecito Home for Sale

March 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Ellen DeGeneres, Montecito Estates, Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Luxury Properties, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Portia de Rossi

Ellen and Portia have listed their newly remodeled home on Hidden Valley Lane with Sotheby’s International Realty for $45,000,000. Click on the link for more details and photos: Ellen and Portia’s Hidden Valley Lane home Share this:

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The Difference Between a Second Unit and a Accessory Dwelling Unit in California

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Second Units vs. Accessory Dwelling Units

Last September Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1069 and Assembly Bill 2406 that promotes secondary dwelling units aka accessory dwelling units (ADU) which as of January 1, 2017 has gone into effect.  Accessory Dwelling Units are defined as housing structures that provide complete independent living facilities and include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, […]

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Mortgage Rates Climb to 2017 High

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Mortgage rates climb to 2017 high. Rates have hit their highest point so far this year, although one analyst predicts that even signifcant gains in the years ahead won’t likely slow down the housing market. Freddie Mac says that 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.21 percent for the week ended  March 9, up on both a […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

March 13th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends from January 2013 to February 2017 for number of sales for that month and year.  This graph was prepared by Fidelity Title Company in Santa Barbara. The graph reflects the number of sales for the month for southern Santa Barbara. (Carpinteria to Goleta) Click on image to enlarge. Share this:

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Santa Barbara Surfing Museum

March 12th, 2017 · No Comments · California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Surfing Museum

You might need to turn up the volume here. After 25 years Jim O’Mahoney’s Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is closing. A sad day in Santa Barbara for one of the finest collections of Surfing and Skateboarding memorabilia in the world. Back in the day Jim was a true legend in Surfing and Skateboarding. Too many […]

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