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santa barbara: Market Update: Santa Barbara Real Estate through the end of April ‘13 - 05/21/13 12:57 PM
Santa Barbara Real Estate through the end of April ‘13 for Montecito, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria and Summerland This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of April 2013. For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of sales went up in April to about 130 from the approximately 100 in March and roughly 80 in February. The Median Sales Price went down however to about $920,000 for the month falling slightly from the $929,000 in March and $926,000 in February. The opened escrows (0 comments)
santa barbara: Craig Allen: Real Estate Isn’t Cheap… - 05/16/12 07:37 PM
Most real estate “experts” commenting on where the market is currently will state that, due to the significant declines since the peak in 2007 and a number of other factors, home prices are either bottoming or have already bottomed, depending on which local market they are discussing. Unfortunately for them, and for anyone who owns a home, there are powerful reasons why this is not the case. Real estate pundits point to the recent price declines, improving unemployment, home price affordability statistics, gross-domestic product, growth, stock market performance, low interest rates, improving bank balance sheets and lending activity, improving foreclosure rates (1 comments)
santa barbara: 905 Weldon Road - 11/25/11 08:58 PM
Welcome to 905 Weldon RoadSophisticated Mesa Town home located in the highly-sought Arroyo Springs complex near Santa Barbara Community College and the beach.Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths plus a formal dining/family room, this is the Monterey Plan, the largest plan of this 15-unit complex, with over 1700 square feet. Beautifully and meticulously maintained, there are wood floors throughout the first floor and carpeting upstairs, vaulted ceilings throughout, built-in bookshelves in the living room, breakfast bar, and two fireplaces. There is easy access from the attached 2-car garage with laundry, and additional storage closets. Included are the newer kitchen appliances: convection oven with (0 comments)
For more information on this and other events, http://allthingssantabarbara.com/2011/10/21/art-walk-for-kids-and-adults-santa-barbara/ (3 comments)
santa barbara: Caravan of Homes for Sale in Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Goleta California - 06/22/11 06:35 PM
Here is the caravan of homes for sale in Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Goleta for Thursday June 23 and Friday June 24, 2011. if you see something you like, please contact me, Kathleen Barnato. Thursday Tour: HE 11-2194 789,500 5051 WALNUT PARK DR I10 3 2 Pride of ownership! Clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a corner lot in the Foothill School District. Ribera Drive 06/23/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1755 915,000 906 VINCENTE WAY L12 3 2 Extensively upgraded knoll top retreat. Open, light filled, private oasis. Veronica Springs 06/23/2011 11:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1837 749,000 (0 comments)
santa barbara: Caravan of Homes for Sale in Santa Barbara California for Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 06/09/11 11:16 AM
Tour From 6/9/2011 To 6/9/2011 Tour On 06/09/2011 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE 11-2008 2,200,000 5617 W CAMINO CIELO RD I6 3 2 FIRST OPEN! 5 Acres Panoramic Views. Newly built 3b/2b Exquisite Details. Hwy 154 06/09/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1955 949,000 4850 VIA LOS SANTOS J9 3 3 2nd open, Trust Sale with no court confirmation. Not a short sale. Offers reviewed June 21st Old San Marcos Road 06/09/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-2033 877,000 3914 HARROLD AVE L10 3 2 Unique San Roque Farmhouse Great lot- Country living in (2 comments)
hE 11-1970 559,000 7105 Tuolumne Dr D11 3 2 Corner of Alameda and Tuolumne Lots of upgrades in this home, huge back yard Refreshments... Alameda 06/02/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1958 1,799,500 1257 San Antonio Creek Road J9 4 3 NEW LISTING!! Tennis Court! Zoned for horses! Mt. View School! La Riata 06/02/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1955 949,000 4850 VIA LOS SANTOS J9 3 (0 comments)
Free & open to the public 5:00 pm Reception 6:00pm Runway Show Casa de la Guerra (15 De La Guerra Street) Enjoy tasty bites of SpiritLand Bistro's Arabic Artichoke Purée & Telegraph Brewery beer at the opening event of CycleMAYnia, a month-long bicycle celebration. The show celebrates fashionable & functional Santa Barbara cycling, where the bicycle is a fun, convenient and chic option! The show highlights various themes including cycling to the Farmer's Market, the Mission and Butterfly Beach, and demonstrates (0 comments)
Tour on Thursday, 5/5/2011 HE 11-1540 1,325,000 4541 CAMINO MOLINERO J10 4 3 New Listing. Mtn. View School. Rancho San Antonio. Huge workshop/playroom. Built '91. Note time. Cathedral Oaks 05/05/2011 11:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1510 898,700 991 Winther Way L10 3 2 Fantastic upgrades, great lot, great school district, great price for what you get! Foothill (0 comments)
santa barbara: Samarkand Retirement Community Spring Art Show - 04/20/11 03:54 PM
The Samarkand retirement community, 2550 Treasure Drive in Santa Barbara, will host its three-day Spring Art Show from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8. The show will begin with an opening reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 6 that will include classical music and refreshments. Creative works from residents and staff will be on display. A rich variety of media will be represented, including watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, photography, pen and ink, pencil sketches, charcoal and sculpture. All work displayed (0 comments)
Tour From 4/14/2011 To 4/15/2011 Tour On 04/14/2011 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE 10-2755 749,000 512 CALLE MASTIL I10 3 2 Lovely 3/2, expanded,1-level home in the desirable Thunderbird Tract. CLA for short sale info. Calle Anzuelo 04/14/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1187 895,000 4018 VIA DIEGO A & B L10 4 4 2nd Broker Open! Duplex, BOTH (0 comments)
Source: Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Sampling results for the Week of: April 11, 2011 OPEN - Arroyo Burro Beach- Butterfly Beach- Carpinteria State Beach- East Beach @ Sycamore Creek- El Capitan State Beach- Gaviota State Beach- Goleta Beach- Guadalupe Dunes- Hammonds- Hope Ranch Beach- Jalama Beach- Leadbetter Beach- Refugio Beach- Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point- Summerland Beach WARNING - East Beach @ Mission Creek CLOSED None After a significant rainfall, stormwater runoff draining into creeks and the ocean can contain high levels of bacteria and pollutants. Please avoid contact (0 comments)
santa barbara: Generation x Will Lead Home Buying Recovery! - 03/23/11 11:20 PM
March 17, 2011 - Generation X -young families and adults ages 31 to 45 - are likely to lead the home buying recovery as it gets underway, according to real estate experts who spoke at an educational webinar produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in partnership with Builder magazine These potential home buyers are most likely to think it's a good time to get off the fence - and have strong opinions about the design features their new homes will include.
At 32 percent of the population of home-buying age - generally defined as those who are (3 comments)
santa barbara: Interest Rates Drop - 03/18/11 11:55 AM
30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Drops Amid Japan Crisis McLean, VA - Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which shows the 30-year fixed-rate dropping to 4.76 percent while the 15-year fixed-rate hit its lowest rate at 3.97 percent since December 2010. News Facts l 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.76 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending March 17, 2011, down from last week when it averaged 4.88 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.96 percent. l 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.97 percent with an average (0 comments)
santa barbara: Craftsman Movement - Architecture in Santa Barbara California - 03/15/11 04:08 PM
Craftsman Architecture byAnthony Grumbine. Fundamental to the Victorian era of the 1800s was the ability to mass-produce decorative ornaments through the machinery and distribution of the Industrial Revolution. This mass production necessarily resulted in a loss of hand-craftsmanship, however. No longer was the individual artist creating a unique and personalized element. The machine had won the day. Reacting to this shift in culture, the Arts and Crafts movement formed in England and soon spread to the United States. The Craftsman movement — as it became in the United States — proposed local, natural materials, simplicity of forms, originality and the hand-crafted (0 comments)
santa barbara: Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward - 03/11/11 09:58 AM
Check Your Smoke Detectors!updated: Mar 10, 2011, 3:46 PM Source: Santa Barbara City Fire Department It's that time again, so before you "spring forward," you may want to pick up some batteries at the store this week. The Santa Barbara City Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services urges all residents to use the daylight savings time change on Saturday night, March 12/13, as a reminder to change the batteries in smoke detectors before going to bed. Working smoke detectors can decrease the risk of fatalities by nearly 50%, by providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape in (2 comments)
santa barbara: Homes for Sale in Montecito California - 03/08/11 10:47 PM
Here is the caravan of homes for sale in Montecito California (and environs) for Wednesday March 9, 2011. If you see something you like, please contact me, Kathleen Barnato. CO 11-462 398,000 3375 FOOTHILL 213 RD A3 1 1 Ground Floor Patio is 27x17 overlooking ocean, main polo field and even read score board. COCKIES Nidever 03/09/2011 10:00 to 12:00. HE 11-638 1,799,999 1980 PAQUITA DR C3 5 3 First Broker's Caravan! Please stop by to see this spacious, La Mirada Estates, view home. La Mirada 03/09/2011 10:00 to 01:00. HE 11-532 1,950,000 1959 PAQUITA DR C3 4 4 Unobstructed ocean (1 comments)
Tour From 1/27/2011 RF 11-178 4,250,000 1741 SAN MARCOS PASS RD J8 3 3 Amazing water resources, equestrian facilities and trails, ocean view site, off grid ag opportunity San Antonio Creek 01/27/2011 10:30 to 02:00. CO 11-232 430,000 827 CIENEGUITAS RD L10 2 2 Great cottage style ground level light bright end unit in Village Green - great views.Must go soon FOOTHILL ROAD 01/27/2011 10:00 (0 comments)
If you own a home and currently enjoy the mortgage interest tax deduction, you need to contact your representatives and let them know that you wish for this to remain unchanged, especially for homeowners. (Current discussions are separating business owners from homeowners.)
If you do not own a home, and think you might be buying in the near future, you will want to educate yourself on the importance of the (2 comments)
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