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Entries from November 30th, 2017

Are you a Millennial that wants to buy a Home?

November 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

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America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes 2017

November 30th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, California Realtors, Montecito Estates, Montecito Homes For Sale, Montecito Luxury Properties, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate

That’s according to Forbes’ annual list of America’s most expensive ZIP codes, which uses a 90-day rolling average for the period ended Oct. 27 and includes both single-family homes and condominiums. This year Montecito (93108) ranked 24th on Forbes’s list with a median price of $4,450,371. Days on the market 202. With an inventory at […]

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San Ysidro Ranch

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate

San Ysidro Ranch continues to enjoy a glittering reputation for it’s natural beauty, impeccable accomodations,  and wonderful cuisine. It is still a destination for many Hollywood movers and shakers.  San Ysidro Ranch has always been a hideaway for various celebrities and politicians. Some notable names are William Powell, Jean Harlow, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Benny, Fred […]

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The Real Estate Concierge

November 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Realtors, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Realtors, The Real Estate Concierge

There is something special about when you find a great Concierge. And like when you fall in love, you’ll know exactly when it happens. First, let us clarify the difference between a real estate ‘Agent’ and a real estate ‘Concierge’. A real estate agent will be able to deal with the run of the mill scheduling of […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Realtors, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Realtors

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. We’d also like to thank our friends and clients for their help, referrals, and support. We truly appreciate it. Thank you! Mark and Kirsten “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, […]

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Goodbye Income Tax Deductions?

November 14th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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Proposed Tax Plan Stalling Real Estate Market?

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara

The proposed GOP Tax Plan could eliminate key advantages of owning a home. The Senate tax plan eliminates the state and local tax deduction (SALT) which also allows people to make itemized deductions for property taxes. That would raise a tax burden on existing homeowners, and encourage them to look for cheaper properties according to […]

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4200 Marina Drive in Hope Ranch

November 10th, 2017 · No Comments · American Riviera, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Realtors

4200 Marina Drive in Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, California. Offered at $4,650,000. An incredible opportunity to remodel or build anew an incredible estate on approximately 3.5 + acres. This one of a kind equestrian property offers ocean views, a mostly level lot, and is contiguous to 22 miles of horse trails. www.4200MarinaDrive.com Share this:

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Veterans Day in Santa Barbara

November 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Neighborhood News, Santa Barbara, Veterans Day

The Wall in Washington DC, and Sterns Wharf in Santa Barbara Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War 1 hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans […]

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Santa Barbara Short Term Rental Ban Approved

November 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Short Term Rentals

Padaro Lane in Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance banning Short Term Rentals in unincorporated Santa Barbara County (including Montecito) this October. The Board voted to prohibit Short Term Rentals in residential zones, agricultural zones, and mixed use zones, while allowing “Homestays” in residential and AG-1 zones, […]

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