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The 10 Deadly Sins of Selling Your Home

February 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Pricing Strategically, Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Looking over Santa Barbara towards the Pacific and Channel Islands Buying a Replacement Home before selling your house: It’s far better to sell your current home first then endure the inconvenience of moving to an interim rental, and owning and paying for two homes when you only want one. Statistics show time and again that […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends 2017

February 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Goleta 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 for January 2017. 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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New California Water Conservation Requirements

February 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

On January 1, 2017 a new California Civil Code: Senate Bill No. 407 Chapter 587 requires that all homes built on or before January 1, 1994 must be equipped with water conserving plumbing fixtures including low flush toilets (1.6 gallons per flush) , showers (not more than 2.5 GPMs), and interior faucets (not more than 2.2 GPMs). […]

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Santa Barbara “Live” Real Estate Statistics

February 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends, SB Real Estate Statistics

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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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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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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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