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Currently Off Market ~ 138 Meadows Lane SB CA – 1st Open House Sat, May 12 from 1 to 3

  SECLUDED MEDITERRANEAN SANCTUARY ~ Offered at $1,687,000 ***Broker Caravan Thursday, May 10 from 11 to 1:30 ~ Panero Bread Lunch Served ~ Please stop by….. Tucked away and surrounded by 14 bucolic acres, this hidden gem is one of only 12 homes that share this pristine and beautiful backdrop. Inside the unique gated community of Read More »

JUST SOLD ~ 1532 Castillo Street ~ $1,975,000

            STYLISH SEAPORT COLONIAL **SOLD over asking price with multiple offers** IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA A rare turn-of-the-century Seaport Colonial, characterized by its all-American aesthetic and timeless elegance, 1532 Castillo St is a classic manor of perfect proportions. Adorned with black shutters and original diamond-paned windows, the stately exterior seems Read More »

SOLD ~ Restored Romantic 1930’s Spanish

Easy to Show ~ Showings by Appointment – Call / Text Bryan @ 805 331-3191             Prepare to be mesmerized by the Old World ambiance and vintage detail of this fully restored 2-bedroom 1930s Spanish treasure in the vibrant Upper Westside hills. Rustic character radiates thru numerous period reproductions — Read More »

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?

              There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.” First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the current Read More »

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s

                Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).  The latest survey data, Read More »

SOLD ~ Forte Ranch Condo – Santa Barbara, CA

4578 Gerona Way, Santa Barbara CA 93110 ~ Offered at $799,00   Serenity in Santa Barbara! A rarely available upstairs unit in the secluded, yet centrally located, Forte Ranch neighborhood. The naturally well-lit condo’s impressive vaulted ceilings complement the spacious great room to create an overwhelming sense of openness, while the patio serves as a perfect Read More »

Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

              There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small Read More »

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

                  Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.” Bach went on to explain: “If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth in Read More »

Congratulations to our Award-Winning Santa Barbara County Offices

They’re No. 1 for 2016 in our company, and No. 2 in our national network             Our Santa Barbara County offices are big winners at ther Southern California and national levels. They recently captured two impressive honors: No. 1 among all of our Southern California offices No. 2 nationwide among Read More »

Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country!

  Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were Read More »