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Stephen Hawking’s Five Favorite places are 1. The Big Bang 2. The Milky Ways central Black Hole  3. Gliese 832 c 4. Saturn 5. Santa Barbara, California(Short video, with a very entertaining clip of Stephen Hawking flying over the Old Mission Church in Santa Barbara in a Rocket Ship! )
01/08/2023
MY 2023 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONSI was going to quit all my bad habits, but I realized no one likes a quitter.I resolve to take all the Christmas lights down by Easter.I resolve to get into shape. Round is a shape.I resolve to read more, so I’m going to put the closed captions up on my TV screen.I res...
01/08/2023
As we head into 2023 the housing market finds itself at a turning point, hindered by a dramatic spike in mortgage rates that chilled the market. A storm was brewing as sellers came to terms with the fact that volatile mortgage rates were rising and pushing some buyers to the sidelines dampening d...
12/29/2022
Fractional home ownership. One-eighth ownership. Basically a timeshare. What could go wrong? Santa Barbara real estate enters residential fractional home ownership.Disruptor Pacaso, is a Bay Area-based company that buys homes and then sells fractional interests in them to second-home buyers. Afte...
12/29/2022
Seen around town recently...Ellen and Portia noshing at Tre Lune.  Ryan Gosling checking out Whole Foods. Chris O’Donnel getting his java jolt at Pierre LaFond. Candy heiress Jacqueline Mars at the Ritz Carlton Bacara. Grammy-winning rocker Adam Levine and supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo noshing ...
10/23/2022
Santa Barbara RealtorsHOME PRICES IN CALIFORNIA INCREASEThe effects of rising interest rates and high home prices hit would be homebuyers in August dragging home sales below the annualized 300,000 benchmark level for the first time since May 2020 Home prices in California increased while at the s...
09/14/2022
Santa Barbara RealtorsHOW'S THE MARKET?How’s the market? Home prices have increased while the average rate on a 30-year mortgage edged up to 6.079 percent this week.The Central Coast experienced the largest decline among major regions, with sales plummeting 37.3% from the previous year. The housi...
09/14/2022
   Based on a variety of different factors including stricter standards for lenders, more homes starting to come on the market, and significant fluctuations in home asking prices the average interest rate on a mortgage has remained consistently low for most of the past decade. However, interest r...
06/16/2022
  For the most up-to-date news concerning realty in the Santa Barbara area, visit the Santa Barbara Real Estate website for more information on how to find your dream home and more! At the end of this post, you’ll find links to various Vacation Rental services here in southern Santa Barbara. The...
02/05/2022
More than 40% of active Realtors in the United States are located in California, Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Nearly 2% of the adult population in Florida has an active real estate license. The number of active Realtors in Arizona has grown by nearly 10% from 2020 to 2021.There are currently mor...
01/04/2022
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Santa Barbara's most definitive real estate blog! Information about Schools, Neighborhoods, Statistics, Real Estate Articles, Market Opinions/Editorials,access to the MLS without having to register your personal information. and much more! Mark Lomas is an award winning real estate blogger and videographer. With over 20 years of helping buyers and sellers Mark can provide the difference you're looking for. Excellent Service, Superior Results, Remarkable Real Estate! MDLomas@gmail.com and 805.845.2888 cell/direct