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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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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)
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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)
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Friday, December 23, 2016 Is Michael Jackson Still Alive?   Michael Jackson Still Alive? ‘MJ Truthers’ Claim Recent ... www.inquisitr.com/1717752/michael-jackson-still-alive-mj-truthers... Michael Jackson Still Alive? ... ‘MJ Truthers’ Claim Recent Sightings ... Michael Jackson is still alive and...

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

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Photo by Eric Issacs The 30th I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will be taking place from 10am to 6pm (free admission) on May 28th, May 29th, and May 30th in front of the steps of the Old Santa Barbara Mission! The I Madonnari Festival is the first of its kind in North America. The Fe...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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HANCOCK TERRANCE - NEW SANTA MARIA, CA APARTMENTS   The newest apartment complex in Santa Maria -- Hancock Terrace is located at 534 E. Boone St. near downtown Santa Maria and next to the city’s public transit center.  The 272-unit, art deco-style complex is composed of four three-story building...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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  Orcutt, CA Farmer's Market:     Orcutt, CA Farmer's Market:  Location: CVS parking lot South Bradley/Clark Ave.  Time: Every Tuesday 10am - 1 pm Enjoy fresh, local fruits and vegetables.  Check it out.  Every Tuesday starting at 10 am and support local businesses.      Most of the products are ...

By Cesar Bautista, Mobile: 805.603.1313 / cesarbautista.com
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley~ Santa Maria )
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 SANTA MARIA VALLEY EVENT - 73rd ANNUAL ELKS RODEO AND PARADE,  June 2 -5, 2016   RODEO EVENTS: Bull Riding, Xtreme Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, WPRA Barrel Race, PRCA Team Roping, Elks Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Mutton Bustin'  Saturday, June 4 @ 9 am -...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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The purple line is the year to date sales for 2016 for that month. The big news is that at the end of the first quarter for 2016 Southern Santa Barbara statistics show an all time high "Median Price" of $1,300,000. (The median price is the figure in the middle of a range of numbers arranged from...

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