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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 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...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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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...

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