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Santa Barbara's history of interest rates!

Santa Barbara's Current Median Sales Price! Plus home sales year-to-date.

Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market Update for the past three weeks!

Your Weekly Market Update

Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market

Weekly market update!

2016 Real Estate Market Update

Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Goleta

Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market Update for 2016!

Live At The Beach!

Beautiful Condo For Sale

Live by the beach in a beautiful condo!

Beautiful condo in Winchester Commons at a low price!

A Time To Buy

Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market Is Shifting

Time to buy! Santa Barbara's home prices are starting to level out.

Spectacular Views At An Amazing Price

1125 N. Fairview Ave, Goleta CA 93117

Beautiful new listing with amazing views!!!

Santa Barbara's home and condo sales for the FIRST QUARTER!!

Spectacular New Listing

1440 N. Fairview Avenue

Amazing new listing in beautiful Santa Barbara!

Just Sold

49 La Cumbre Circle

Prices are high and interest rates are low!

26 Year Price Trend

Santa Barbara's Home Prices

Price trends in Santa Barbara over the last 26 years!

~New Listing~260 Royal Linda

Open Friday, March 18th from 10:00- 1:00

Beautiful new listing in Goleta's Crown Collection. Must See!!

Winchester Commons Development

South Coast Market

Carpinteria to Goleta 2015

The 2015 market update from Carpinteria to Goleta.

Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016!

2015 Statistics and the Forecast for 2016

Statistics for 2015 and what the market looks like for 2016

Santa Barbara's market for this November compared to last November.

Pay for the right upgrades that will make you money when its time to sell.

Statistics for the last four weeks on Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market.

3rd Quarter Market Update

Plus Year to Date Statistics

3rd quarter and year to date statistics for Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market.

Here are a few key tips on hiring a contractor.

Homeowners thoughts on selling in today's market!

August Market Update

Real Estate Market in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's Market Update for August

Market Update: January to June 2015

Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market

A look into Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market for 2015

Charming Spanish Cottage For Sale

West Side Santa Barbara

New Listing on the West Side Santa Barbara

Bel Air Knolls Is A Hot Market!

Just Sold 1039 Portesuello Avenue

Homes in Bel Air Knolls are moving fast, even with a high price tag.

Home Staging

The Benefits Of Staging Your Home

Sell Your Home Faster for Top Dollar

Semi Annual Market Report

Santa Barbara's Market

Semi annual market update compared to last year.

Upper East Side Listing

2228 State Street, Santa Barbara

Incredible New Listing on the Upper East Side!

1039 Portesuello Avenue

Beautiful Single Level Home

Amazing upgraded home with permitted guest house and jacuzzi.

Millennials!

What do Millennials prefer? City or Suburban Living?

Millennials prefer suburban living to city living!

Quarterly Update

2015 Market Update from Carpinteria to Goleta

2015 Sales and median sales price is increasing

89 Touran Lane

New Listing

Beautiful Mediterranean home in Winchester Commons

Rare New Listing

5873 Via Fiori

Beautiful Cape-Cod in Kellogg School Area

Purchase New Or Renovate?

Is purchasing a new home better than renovating your current home?

Are you better off purchasing a new home or renovating your current home?

2014 End of Year News Letter

What happened in 2014?

Santa Barbara's 2014 Real Estate Newsletter

Happy New Year!!

A great quote for the New Year

One of my favorite inspirational quotes to start the New Year

Happy Holidays

A Real Estate Agents Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Nick Churton

#LiveBeyond

Non-Profit Organization

Awesome non-profit organization. Anyone can make a difference. #LiveBeyond!

How is the market trending?

Don't know where to take your kids Trick or Treating? We do!! Or maybe you need some snack ideas for your own party. We have those too!!

Good News for Sellers property values are up! Good News for Buyers interest rates remain LOW!

Monthly mortgage payments for the typical U.S. home currently compare more favorably to rents than at any time since the early 1970s. In California, prices vary widely by region. Here are the areas in California where buying a home will save you money in the long run.

So you're ready to buy your first home. How much are entry-level homes in the different areas of California? How much do you need to earn to qualify for a home loan? And what can you expect your monthly mortgage payment to be once you move in?

Forgiveness of Debt: Homeowners Can Finally Breathe

Mortgage industry fares well in fiscal cliff deal, debt forgiveness law survives

The mortgage industry can breath a sigh of relief with the final fiscal cliff deal bringing back a popular tax break on mortgage insurance premiums and debt forgiveness for borrowers who go through a short-sale or some other type of debt reduction.

The new "Medicare Tax" will apply to real estate transactions starting in 2013. This 3.8% surtax was passed in 2010 to help fund the new health care mandates and kicks in next year on many forms of investment income including...

Good News! The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market has been very robust in 2012. The number of sales have been up every month this year and are higher than sales for the last five years. This has caused our inventory of property listings to...

Santa Barbara, framed by the Santa Ynez mountains and kissed by the Pacific Ocean, is a hiker's paradise. Here are a few of my favorite day hikes. They range from a short 45 minutes to 1/2 day treks. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Looking for something new and exciting to enjoy this summer? Experience Santa Barbara’s own Greek festival this July. The 39th Annual Greek Festival is taking place from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, July 28nd Sunday July 29th in beautiful Oak Park.

With the uncertainty of the real estate climate, home staging can be an effective tool to help sell your home quickly. Hiring someone to prepare your home so it makes a good impression on buyers can really pay off for several reasons.

Summer in Santa Barbara

A Local Insider's Guide

Dozens of images come up when our mind sweetly wanders to the historic mission town of Santa Barbara: palm tress and pleasantries, organic eats, Oprah’s mega-mase, suntans and sand beneath our toes, majestic mountain peaks… the list goes on and on. Our city plays host to upscale urbanites, mavens of mellow, and even on-the-fly overnighters. It’s really the ultimate territory to explore for any kind of escape artist. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to discover...

Local real estate market appears to reflect positive conditions. Sales are up strongly and inventory is down. Months of inventory for Santa Barbra’s South Coast, from Carpinteria to Goleta is at 2.6 months; 2.8 months for houses and Planned United Development (PUDs) and 2.3 Months for condos. Currently, buyers are signing offers, writing deposit checks negotiating great prices, and entering escrow at increasing rates. Essentially, these positive indicators along with current house and condo prices, has contributed to...

Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a report released Tuesday. One of the reasons: loosening credit. The analytics firm notes the average credit score required to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this is higher than scores required prior to the crisis, it is...

With today's real estate market dramatically changing daily, it is still always better to be a homeowner. Here are 5 brief reasons why it is so great to own your own home.

The Boathouse sits right on the beach at Arroyo Burro Beach (better known as Hendry's Beach to locals). The atmosphere is wonderful with plenty of outside & inside seating, a great bar, and delicious seafood. Enjoy a hot bowl of Santa Barbara's best creamy clam chowder, some "small bites", or...

2011 Mid Year Report for South Coast Real Estate

How is Santa Barbara Real Estate?

“Steady resilience” seems to be what the first half of 2011 experienced in the real estate market. The median sales price was $839,950. This compares to $857,500 for 2010 and $850 for 2009 for the same period. This three- year trend in the median price, (down approximately 32% from the high of $1,250,800 in 2007), suggest a steady “foundation” has been established in our local real estate market. “Flat” is good for now, as we have to...

Live on Cloud 9! This Spanish Hacienda has unobstructed 360 degree views extending from the SB Airport to Pt Mugu. The focal point of the home is the South facing Living/Dining room with walls of glass 18 ft vaulted, tongue groove cedar ceiling. The mountain top retreat is perfect for those looking for a sense of serenity seclusion or a weekend pied-a-terre.