Where Do I Find Inexpensive / Cheap Condo and Housing Options in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria Etc.?
Most visitors come to Santa Barbara and pretty quickly fall in love. Within a few visits and sometimes even a few days, visitors to our town start to envision the possibility of themselves owning real estate in Santa Barbara. Sometimes this leads to full time residency, while other times it evolves into a second home. Why this happens is very easy to see. I could go on an on with the positives of life in Santa Barbara....weather, beach, outdoor life, cultural, restaurants, educated and well traveled people etc. Why this does not happen for... Continue Reading >
Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for both the Carpinteria and Summerland areas. As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year when comparing 3rd quarter to 3rd quarter respectively. On average, this is a little misleading as there were a few bigger sales. This is in comparison to fewer homes sold in the last year and thus 1 or 2 big sales do skew average prices statistics. After a very strong run up in the last 2... Continue Reading >
Padaro Lane is an exclusive oceanfront coastal area here in Carpinteria CA., situated 7-10 minutes south from Montecito and Santa Barbara CA. It is considered both locally and nationally to be one of the more high end coastal areas to live in. Padaro Lane homes sit on a wonderful ocean front "cove", just south of the shops and cafes in Summerland CA. and just west of Santa Claus Lane. Both of these areas are within walking and biking distance and filled with small boutique shops and restaurants. Towards the south eastern end... Continue Reading >
New Listing Location: 5466 Granada Way, Carpinteria CA., 93013 Offered Price: $835,000. First Open: Wednesday February 5th, 10-12:30 and Sunday February 9th, 1:00 to 4:00. Shown by Appointment other times. Well cared for and beautifully renovated airy and spacious feeling 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom ranch style home located on a quiet Carpinteria cul-de-sac. Custom finishes, fabulous master bed and bathroom, terrific indoor outdoor living with multiple French doors, vaulted ceilings with lots of natural light, serene feeling back and front gardens offering privacy and mountain views. Please contact Kevin for more pictures as well as to... Continue Reading >
2013 has come and gone, but not without some fairly significant sales here in the Santa Barbara area. Each year it is interesting to look back at some of the major properties that were sold. Most all of them always come through the MLS, but each year there are a few major private sales in our area as well. For example, this year there was a sale in Montecito to a famous celebrity around the $26 million price point that was off market. I have gone ahead and listed below from... Continue Reading >
Here are the latest 2013, 3rd quarter real estate sales statistics for both the Goleta and Carpinteria / Summerland areas of Santa Barbara. For the Goleta area, the overall bulk of our real estate market here falls into the following segments: Entry level condos from around $300,000 to $500,000 Single family homes from around $550,000 to $1,000,000 Both of these markets in Goleta have been extremely strong over the last 18 months, with prices continually rising from June 2012 til around August 2013. In the last few months, we have finally seen a leveling... Continue Reading >
Below is a detailed market comparison of Santa Barbara real estate that lays out the yearly market comparison of Sold Listings as well as New Listings. This comparison takes in all the areas from Goleta, to Santa Barbara, to Hope Ranch, to Montecito, to Summerland and Carpinteria. These numbers are then broken down further to include: Dollar volume of New and Sold Listings Median sales price of New and Sold Listings If you have any further questions about these statistics, please let me know if I can be of help. I can also... Continue Reading >