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Rarely available investment property in Santa Barbara

Just listed -a rarely available   investment property in Santa Barbara located in the downtown area. There are 12 units consisting of 8 in the main Victorian style home, 3 in the back Victorian home and a separate 1 unit 2 bdrm cottage. This charming property has many classic features such as hardwood floors, high ceilings, period […]

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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 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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Montecito Ocean Front

In yet another testament to the strength of the Montecito Real Estate Market, two properties across from Butterfly Beach have just entered escrow. One is a gorgeous Montecito Estate on Hill Road with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and ocean, mountain and harbor views. The asking price was $18,800,000. Also in escrow are the adjacent 2 […]

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Montecito Estate Buyer’s Market

The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors recently held its Real Estate & Economic Review & Forecast for the Santa Barbara real estate market at the Montecito Country Club. This review of the recent Santa Barbara Real Estate market dynamics, including the luxury real estate market, shows the median price has come down over the last 12 […]

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