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California Home Prices near 10 year high!

June 20th, 2017 · No Comments · California, California Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

The Golden State’s median home price climbed to a height not seen since the previous housing boom in April and is likely to keep rising, further squeezing already tight affordability conditions for the rest of the year. The California Association of Realtors’ latest home sales and price report puts the statewide median single-family home price at […]

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Real Estate News You Can Use

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · American Riviera, California Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Earlier this month Santa Barbara local economist Dr. Mark Schnlepp told members of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors that, “the economy  under “Trumponomics” looks as sunny as the weather.”  He added that the President’s Economic Plan is boosting economic indicators to new heights since the 2008 Financial Crisis, and that the economy will continue […]

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US Homes Selling Faster Than Ever this Spring

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, California Realtors, Market Conditions, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Painting by local Santa Barbara artist Chris Potter Nationwide, properties sold an average of 29 days in April. Housing inventory concerns continue, pushing the median U.S. sales price U.S. sale price up to $244,800, the 62nd straight month of annual gains. California accounts for eight of the nation’s 10 most expensive counties by price. Serious […]

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State Street in Santa Barbara, California

May 29th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Memorial Day weekend on State Street in Santa Barbara where the Jacaranda trees are blooming, and American Flags are flying. Thanks to all the men and women for their service, and those whose sacrifice we remember. You are not forgotten! Share this:

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The Wave House

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors, The Wave House

        Situated in a small enclave of oceanfront homes along the coast of Santa Barbara resides the iconic Wave House. This architectural masterpiece enjoys spectacular views of the Pacific and beyond. Longtime Santa Barbara architect Michael Carmichael originally designed this unique property.  The main house is 1500 square feet, includes three bedrooms, […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

April 15th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Market Conditions, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends from January 2013 to March 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). It appears we’re keeping pace with last year, but […]

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Interest Rates Update

April 13th, 2017 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Mortgage Information, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Painting by Chris Potter Santa Barbara Artist Extraordinaire Continued strength in the labor market could lead the Federal Reserve to continue gradually raising interest rates. Mortgage rates, however, have declined for three straight weeks following the Fed’s early March announcement that it would raise rates; 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages currently stand at 4.10 percent, according to […]

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The Pet Factor in Real Estate Sales

February 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Homes For Sale, Montecito Homes For Sale, Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

If you’ve ever had a dog or cat nuzzle its way into your lap, a bundle of warmth, fur, and happiness, you know how easy it is for a beloved pet to make itself indispensable in your life. We go out of our way to accommodate them — even when making decisions on buying or […]

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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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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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