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1255 Coast Village
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Montecito, CA 93108
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Campanil Hill Neighborhood

Campanil Hill Real Estate Update, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Once again there has only been a small amount of real estate activity in the desirable area we call Campanil Hill / Yankee Farm.  With most homes enjoying panoramic views of the ocean as well as an abundant amount of privacy and land, it is not a mystery why so little comes up for sale in this area. Sitting just outside the gates of Hope Ranch and above the Sea Ledge area, Campanil Hill is a true treasure for those fortunate enough to live there. In the last 12 months we have... Continue Reading >

Oceanfront and Beachfront Real Estate for Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria and Hope Ranch CA.

Butterfly beach in Santa Barbara on a very calm day. The oceanfront along the Santa Barbara coastline is referred to as roughly the 20 miles that stretch from Goleta and Santa Barbara to Montecito and Carpinteria.  This entire coastline is blessed with some of the world's most scenic, clean and safe beaches, as well as some of the most spectacular estate properties.  As a surprise to many, most of our coast and beaches in the Santa Barbara area face south/southwest as opposed to the west, as most of the California beaches do.  This prominent south/southwest facing orientation along with the Santa Ynez coastal mountain... Continue Reading >

2014 Year in Review: Top 10 Real Estate Sales in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara once again in 2014 has seen a fabulous year for anyone who owns real estate in our area.  After the down market from 2008 until about May 2012, Santa Barbara has simply been on a steady rise with regards to values.  The latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 had very strong gains which then continued through most of 2014.  Around August of last year, we started to see a little leveling of prices, but overall a very strong year.  Depending on the area in our town, prices rose somewhere... Continue Reading >

Top 10 Highest Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara CA for 2014 – Year to Date

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Santa Barbara real estate market in 2014 has continued to show its strong pace in the higher end market (for purposes here $2 million and above).  Sales have been very steady and demand for our higher end homes has been as strong as any segment of the market. Prices have continued to rise for most of the year, although just in the last 6-8 weeks we seem to have flattened out.  Certain homes that would of most likely sold within a few days to a few weeks earlier in the... Continue Reading >

2013 Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate Year End Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Located on the sea-cliff just outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm is a gorgeous private feeling neighborhood filled with larger homes and estates.  The Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate values average around $1.5 million to $4 million with the larger estates near the oceanfront seeing up to $8 million. The area is not too large and some years does not see much real estate activity at all.  2013 comparatively saw a decent amount of real estate transactions compared to the last several years. Below is a... Continue Reading >

2011 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update for The Monroe Elementary School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The main areas of the Monroe Elementary School District encompass the neighborhoods of The Mesa, Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm and then stretches over and grabs a small swath of Downtown. The Mesa area in Santa Barbara stretches from the Santa Barbara City College on the east and extends two and one-half miles to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or "Hendry's/The Pit" to locals).  The Mesa is an extremely desirable neighborhood and has often been voted the "Best Neighborhood" in a local paper's poll. The Mesa would be considered by most "a family neighborhood"... Continue Reading >

2011 Santa Barbara Real Estate Sales for Campanil Hill – Braemar – Yankee Farm

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice In the semi secluded private feeling neighborhoods of Yankee Farm / Braemar and Campanil Hill, there has been a normal amount of real estate activity and sales in 2011.  Usually this area only sees on average around 4-6 transactions per year.  So far in 2011, there has been the "usual" with 4 closed sales as well as 1 current pending sale. There are currently 3 active homes for sales on the market: 3359 Braemar Drive is a California Hacienda sitting on just shy of 1.5 acres.  It is a beautiful home and has wonderful landscape... Continue Reading >

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