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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 23
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...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 37
Classic Car in Santa Barbara  We were on a week long trip up the coast from Carlsbad to wine country north of San Francisco 4 years ago. On Day 1 we stopped to spend a few hours exploring Santa Barbara - a few hours, of course, is not nearly enough to enjoy this beautiful city - and I spied this ...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 3
Looking over Santa Barbara towards the Pacific and Channel Islands Buying a Replacement Home before selling your house: It's far better to sell your current home first then endure the inconvenience of moving to an interim rental, and owning and paying for two homes when you only want one. Statist...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 20
One of our favorite wildflowers is the California poppy, which happens to be the state flower.  We look forward to seeing it pop up in the most unexpected places.  With all the rains that have come (it is pouring rain as I write this) our hills and mountains will be covered with these beauties, a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 28
Yesterday morning, our very good friends from Los Angeles called to ask us to join them for a picnic lunch at their favorite winery in the Santa Barbara wine country.  Luckily, we were able to clear the decks and take off.  On our way on Hwy 154, we  noticed this new sculpture at one of the horse...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends through December 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 es...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 1
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 $2,00...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 5
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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
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 es...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
Oscar winner Jeff Bridges recently cut $5 million more off the asking price of his estate in Montecito. It’s now available for $18.5 million. It was originally listed for $29.5 million. The Tuscan-style property is drop-dead gorgeous with mountain and ocean views.The main house is 9,500 square fe...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 1
According to the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service, in the third quarter of 2016, Santa Barbara saw average sales prices increase 17% from $1,080,000 in 2015 to $1,300,000 in 2016.  However single family homes sold decreased from 235 in 2015 to 215 in 2016. In Montecito, the average sales p...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 2
Discover Santa Barbara! The average temperture in 72 degrees, the Coastal lifestyle is extraordinary, and the natives are friendly! For more information visit: www.TheRealEstateConcierge  or are blog at www.TheRealEstateScene.com 

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
Heads up!!! Car Life on the 101 will be filming this Sunday at Cars & Coffee so have your car shined up and ready to go. This new show will debut on KEYT Television starting Saturday, September 2nd at 7:30PM so please tune tune in.  Cars and Coffee takes place every Sunday Morning in Montecito in...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
"Somewhere in Santa Barbara?" Forbes magazine reported that in 2010 Oracle's Larry Ellison sued his neighbors, whose trees were blocking his view of San Francisco Bay. The neighbors tried to obtain landmark status for the trees. Ellison hired a Tree Attorney and reportedly offered to buy their h...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 1
Somewhere on Padaro Lane in Southern Santa Barbara What could be more disappointing than to discover a “new listing” for an area you’ve been frantically looking in and then find out it’s not new. Happens all the time, right? A popular ruse for marketing homes that aren’t selling is relisting the...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
Comments 1
Avoiding the Cost of Wrong Tenants The rental market is part of every community and the need for rental properties is robust in most communities, including Santa Maria/Orcutt, CA.  As a landlord, I know firsthand the experiences of problem tenants.    In my opinion, one of the most important land...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
Comments 0
 New Orcutt, CA Housing Development If you've driven down So. Bradley Road between Woodmere Rd. and Amethyst Dr. recently, you've probably noticed heavy equipment trucks reconstructing a large field in preparation for a new housing development.   Vernon Construction is hard at work completing a C...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
Comments 1
  SUMMER OPEN HOUSE  Santa Maria Valley YMCA  Check it out!!  6/1/16 @5:30 am to 7:30 pm   Membership, swim lessons, camp and fitness giveaways.  Fun for your entire family.  Program Schedules   Program Schedules ... 2016 Program Guide ... Online ... Youth Swim, Sports, Play   Swim, Sports & Play...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
Comments 1
               River Oaks Community Market Update June 2016  Above is a snap shot of the current market in the River Oaks Community, dating back 6 month from 11/1/15 to 6/1/16.      7 sold, 1 pending, 1 active.   Average Days on Market(DOM) = 22 days(SOLD) Average $ per Sq. Ft = $195.72 Average m...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
Comments 3
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County, a private nonprofit is able to help.   For Santa Maria residents, CAC’s Home Energy Upgrade Program helps make the homes of income eligible families safe and warm by installing no-cost energy saving measures.   All of these services are free to...

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