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Researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey found that being located within a mile of a surf break adds about $106,000 to a home’s value.  Living near a desirable public park or outdoor recreation space boosts it significantly higher — as much as 8 percent to 20 p...
04/07/2017
Mortgage Rates Dipped for the Second Straight Week:  Though higher rates and fluctuations don’t appear to be stifling home sales yet.   According to Freddie Mac, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.14 percent for the week ended March 30, down from 4.23 percent the previous week. Fifteen-year...
04/03/2017
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...
03/30/2017
3271 Padaro Lane will be open this Sunday from 12 to 3pm.Hosted by Kirsten Wolfe and Debbie Lee.Designed by noted architect Robert Senn in 2008 and set on world renowned Padaro Beach. This 7,287 square foot luxury Hamptons style estate is built on a knolltop with 105 feet beachfront offering 6 be...
03/24/2017
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi list Home for Sale click link for more details and photos!ELLEN DEGENERES AND PORTIA de ROSSI list their stunning Santa Barbara/ Montecito home for sale. Asking price: $45,000,000. Listed with Sotheby's International Realty.
03/20/2017
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SECOND UNIT AND AN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT IN CALIFORNIALast September Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1069 and Assembly Bill 2406 that promotes secondary dwelling units aka accessory dwelling units (ADU) which as of January 1, 2017 have gone into effect.  Accesso...
03/16/2017
Originally offered for sale at $100,000,000 the late Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is now offered for sale at $67,000,000.Neverland Ranch is nestled into the rolling landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley in the town of Los Olivo. With its dramatic mountain ranges, flaxen-colored fields, and cent...
03/13/2017
Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends from January 2013 to February 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) Cli...
03/13/2017
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...
02/20/2017
If you’ve ever had a dog or cat nuzzle its way into your lap, a bundle of warmth, fur, and happiness, you know how easy it is for a beloved pet to make itself indispensable in your life. We go out of our way to accommodate them — even when making decisions on buying or selling a home or remodelin...
02/20/2017
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