Santa Barbara Real Estate

"Practicing the Fine Art of Real Estate"

Santa  Barbara  Real  Estate header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Santa Barbara Real Estate'

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

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, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Santa Barbara “Live” Real Estate Statistics

January 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends, SB Real Estate Statistics

Share this:

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

Share this:

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

December 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends through November 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 recently peaked based on the number of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··