Archive | Santa Barbara estate homes

Santa Barbara Luxury Home Sales

The numbers are in for Santa Barbara Estates that sold in the final quarter of 2009. The high end, luxury estate market in Santa Barbara includes the areas of  Montecito and Hope Ranch as well as Carpinteria(lots of oceanfront) and Summerland. There were a total of 7 properties that closed escrow above the $5,000,000 mark […]

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Hope Ranch Oceanfront

A recent sale of an Oceanfront Home in Hope Ranch reflects what a great time it is to be a buyer of luxury property! This extensively remodeled luxury estate of approximately 13,500 sf with 10 bedrooms & 13 baths on just under 3 acres was originally listed at $39,500,000 in 2007. It just closed escrow […]

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Montecito Real Estate Sales Up

According to recent MLS data, Montecito had a 33% increase in number of homes sold in the 3rd quarter as compared to the 2nd quarter.  There were some major Montecito Estates that closed escrow during this period. A fantastic, brand new Montecito ocean view estate sold for $18,500,000. This 12,000 s.f. estate had been on […]

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Montecito Ocean View Estates

Viewed several spectacular ocean view properties in Montecito this week! The first is an estate which boasts a prime location – with Oprah as a neighbor. Buy this home and perhaps one day you will be invited to attend one of Oprah’s exclusive events! Of course another reason to buy the property is to own […]

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Montecito Oceanfront

Had a beautiful sunny day to view Montecito Oceanfront homes! My first stop was Sea Meadow in Montecito. This is a security guard gated beachfront community near the Biltmore & Coral Casino. The exquisite Montecito oceanfront home that I viewed is in a French Country style and consists of over 7000 s.f.  The craftsmanship and […]

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Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate on Rebound?

Housing starting to show a recovery in Santa Barbara and Montecito? Some indicators sure do point in that direction. Existing home sales increased in July by 7.2% – this is the biggest single month increase on record. Two additional impressive items of note – July pending home sales increased to a 2 year high and […]

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Santa Barbara Jesusita Fire is dissapating

Santa Barbara Jesusita Fire The raging fire is now mostly burning in the wildland area where few structures exist and few people live. The worst it seems is past. Aside from this unfortunate mishap, no lives were lost. A testament to the preparedness of local fire and emergency services. Only homes that were poorly mitigated for […]

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Santa Barbara Oceanfront Property for Sale

There are currently 19 oceanfront properties for sale in Santa Barbara in the area from Goleta to Carpinteria. The prices range from $1,399,900 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath second floor condominium in Carpinteria to $29,950,000. There are 2 oceanfront estates for sale at $29,950,000. The first is an estate on Padaro Lane. This estate features […]

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Estate in Hope Ranch

Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Hope Ranch have some of the finest examples of George Washington Smith architecture as he spent many years living in the Montecito area. Born Feb 22, 1876  George Washington Smith was raised in Philadelphia & studied painting at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  Later Smith attended Harvard University to study architecture. […]

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