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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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THE CORRELATION BETWEEN MORTGAGE RATES & THE STOCK MARKETThere is not a tangible relationship between mortgage rates and the stock market whereby one can be said to directly drive the other. Although they both respond to the same market conditions, their response is difficult to predict. That sai...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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A beautiful YouTube video posted by Ellen with her and Oprah discussing the devastating mudslides that recently hit the coastal community of Montecito where they both reside.  We will recover. #montecitostrong 

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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The United Way of Santa Barbara County has joined forces with United Way of Ventura County to directly support those individuals and families affected by the Thomas Fire. Nonperishable food, new clothing, toiletries, and monetary donations are being accepted at the agencies listed below. Used clo...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War 1 hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.The community of Santa Barbara ...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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(Click or tap on image to enlarge)Compliments Fidelity Title Company

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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The  Santa Barbara real estate Market Trends from January 2013 to August 2017 for the number of sales for that month. This graph was created by Fidelity Title Company of southern Santa Barbara covering the communities of Carpinteria to Goleta (southern Santa Barbara). Click on image to enlarge 

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Santa Barbara Real Estate statistics provided by Fidelity Title Company covering the communities of Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, the Mesa, Hope Ranch, and Goleta. This is the year to date data through August 2017. Tap or Click on image to enlarge for better viewing.

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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 BRADLEY APPARTMENT IN ORCUTT, CA Construction for Bradley Orcutt Apartment buildings are underway on Bradley Road between Union Valley Expressway and Paterson Road after several months of steady construction by Vernon Construction.  The apartments are the newest apartments buidings in Orcutt and...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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 NEW STARBUCKS IN ORCUTT EARLY 2018 If you've driven by the corner of Bradley and Clark Avenue you've noticed the new Starbucks construction across from Orcutt Burger.  From the design, the new Starbucks appears single-level and located at one of the busiest intersections in Orcutt and another ha...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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   New Costco, Santa Maria, CA Grand Opening 9/21/17     When: September 21, 2017Hours: Mon.-Friday  10am-8pm, Sat. 9:30am - 6pm. Sun. 10am-6pmWhere: Santa Maria, CAPhone: 805.922.9887     Grand Opening 9/21/17  The original Santa Maria Costco Store #24 opened for business in Fall 1988.  Almost 3...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Great branding enables you to adroitly communicate your extraordinary promise of value through a distilled message expressed verbally, through symbols (your graphic brand identity) and through your actions. It instantly tells your target market that you are the answer to their prayers. Consistent...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Open House June 9, 2017 1-4pm Asking price: $1,850,000 Price/Sq Ft. $407 Built 1930 Single family home Hope Ranch Annex mini-ranch w/large home, guest cottage, horse corral, storage shed/workshop, large garage & carport. Expansive lawn, vegetable beds, rose garden. LR, FR, Kitchen w/adjacent hobb...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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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 appe...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Open House Sunday May 7, 2017     from 1 to 4 pm             Rain or ShineClassic Santa Barbara Upper East Beauty. Two bedroom two bath home on one level with a guest suite that offers 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Close to downtown and the historic Santa Barbara Mission. Light filled rooms, coffered cei...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Open House Sunday April 23, 2017 * 1-4pm * Beautiful Toro Canyon Farmhouse!This enchanting gated estate, on 2+/- acres in magical Toro Canyon, is where chic luxury meets coastal casual. Its main residence is a refined yet uber-comfortable nearly 4,000 sq. ft. California farmhouse that, along with ...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Jock Sewall is a local Santa Barbara Architect. Here's his take on Accessory Dwelling Units: "Aging in Place," that is, not moving to a separate rest home or it's equivalent, staying in the family and community mix is the most desirable senior residential outcome by far according to every kind of...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Hope Ranch is an exclusive community with over 1800 lush acres along the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, California. Hope Ranch is a unique enclave with over 750 luxury homes. One of the many amenities that Hope Ranch offers is a private Beach with picnic grounds, and a playground. Other amenitie...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Last year 203 single family homes, condos, and vacant lots sold in Montecito. This analysis was derived from the Santa Barbara Association of Realtor's Multiple Listing Service (MLS) using Montecito's Zip Code of 93108 for the search parameter.In 2016 selling prices ranged from $525,000 (for an a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Yesterday, we headed out to the wine country for a break.  Highway 154 was being cleaned of rock and debris by Cal-Trans which had fallen on  the road as a result of the heavy rains.  On two occasions, we were stopped as traffic was reduced to one lane.  On the way home, I took this picture of th...

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