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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 25
We woke up to a bright sunny day and headed off to the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.  Orange flowers were making a bright appearance on many tables, like these Mexican sunflowers.  This is an annual plant native to Mexico and Central America.  It is drought tolerant and likes warm weather.Then, t...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 30
We have a large round planter of tuberous begonia outside our entry way.    They are easy to grow, need some sun and prefer filtered light and some shade.  Everytime we go in or out, they put a smile on our face.  They look like roses.Last Saturday, at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market, I re-disco...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 37
We are delighting in another beautiful day in Santa Barbara which began with sunshine. The marine layer has left the scene, two days in a row! I bought a whole bunch of tomatoes in anticipation of making a tabbouleh ( a middle Eastern salad made with fine bulgur, tomatoes, green onions parsley an...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 16
 Having started our day at 5:00AM, we decided to have an early lunch atLos Agaves Restaurant since they open early to sooth our growling stomachs.  The line had not begun yet, which gave us ample time to  review the menu and make a choice.The first thing we noticed is this new table one of 3 simi...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
How is the public suppose to know when a listing is a new listing when oftentimes on the Santa Barbara MLS it's not? It's the same property relisted by the same agent. How's the public suppose to find a rental when Santa Barbara Realtors mostly do not cooperate with one another in violation of th...
By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
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This sophisticated and sunny top floor, end-unit has been updated with wood flooring, scraped ceilings, track lighting to highlight art, fresh paint and carpeting.   The spacious living room features a gas fireplace and large dining area with door to balcony.  The nicely designed kitchen has a br...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 28
The Santa Barbara Mission  founded in 1786 in hosts the annual I Madonnari festival, where artists create art works sponsored by Santa Barbara businesses and individuals.  The Old Mission is one of the iconic places to visit.  It is home to the community of Franciscan Friars, a church, museum, ce...
By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Comments 2
Coming soon - Stunning mountain view property on over 1/2 acre in a highly sought rural setting, yet close to town. The tri-level home features 3 bedrooms, a family room (think 4th bedroom), 2.5 updated baths, 2 fireplaces, newer kitchen with breakfast nook, and formal dining.   The KILLER outdoo...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 24
Yesterday, we revisited Los Agaves Restaurant on Milpas Street in Santa Barbara.  We were there when they first opened and had not been back since as we were not overly impressed.  They have opened two more restaurants in Santa Barbara.  At the urging of some of our foodie friends here, we decide...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 2
Santa Barbara Real Estate Statistics This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara real estate market through the month of February 2015. For the Homes and Condo market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to 56 in February from 69 in January and 80 in December. The Median Sales price ro...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 19
This morning we met with a potential client at the Public Market.  The rear of the building was built as residential condominiums.  As we were leaving. we felt this curb appeal expresses quintessencial Santa Barbara, and why we love living here so much. We love the way this tall pot was planted ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 31
It is nice and cloudy here, and at the Farmers' Market in Santa Barbara, everyone is hoping it rains this weekend.  Purple broccolini and strawberries stood out this morning.   Broccolini is often thought of as young broccoli, it is similar in look.  It has smaller florets and thin stalks and th...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 21
It started raining as we were making our rounds at the Farmers'Market in Santa Barbara.  This shot above shows that many of the regulars stayed in.  The dude dressed in red is Ron buying little gems and a large romaine for Ceasar salad. We learned something new today.  What we  often identify as...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 24
It is a spring like morning here, and the Farmers Market in Santa Barbara was bustling with people and high energy.   This lovely green looking lettuce is a member of the radicchio family.  It is known as Sugar Loaf radicchio or Green radicchio. In taste it is similar to the Treviso variety pict...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
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BIG Oil Companies lower prices so consumers won't buy Electric Cars by Vegas Bob   The staggering low prices with oil and gasoline prices has to do with many different things. Many reasons we know or seem to know and reasons that we don't. Here is one reason believe it or not why ... BIG Oil Com...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 24
Look at these beautiful lima beans. Their English name is Christmas Lima Beans.  They drew our attention with their burgundy and cream coloring, and the blue bowl they are in.  What a delightful combination! We learned that they are a variation on the traditional Lima.  In Italy, they are known ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 15
It is beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky in our environment.  We left early this morning to pick up a poppy seed twist at D'Angelo's bakery in Santa Barbara to accompany with our espresso.   Then, we headed to the Farmer's market.  The lettuce picture above is known as little gems.  Littl...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
Millennial Update By the end of 2015, millennial buyers (under the age of 35) will become the largest group of buyers, overtaking Gen X (35-50 years old). Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a home in the next one to five years, compared to just 31 percent of Generation X, and ...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
Editorial The New York Times December 12, 2014 Homeownership has gotten a bad rap, said The New York Times.  " Since the housing bust, renting has been in and owning a home has been out, especially among young adults who in earlier decades would have been first time buyers."  Today just 64.3 perc...

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