With limited resources, there are naturally only a few beach / bluff top real estate sales here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara area every few months. After quite a fall in prices this last year as much of our beachfront real estate remained sitting on the market, sales have started to pick up. Here in the first quarter of 2010 we have had the following sales / pending sales of oceanfront property. 2010 - 1st quarter Beach Front Sales 1801... Continue Reading >
View: Detailed list of each home that has sold including price for January 2010 Further Reading: The Mesa Neighborhood 2009 Sale Statistics The Riviera Neighborhood 2009 Sales Statistics Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 Montecito CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 The Riviera Neighborhood The Upper East Neighborhood Santa Barbara Market Statistics Santa Barbara Photo Tour Buyer's Resources for the Santa Barbara area Seller's Resources for the Santa Barbara area For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas,... Continue Reading >
One of the few luxury banked owned homes to come onto the market happened this last week. The bank will be taking a look at offers early this coming week. Wonderful ocean, harbor and city views on roughly 1.3+/-acres. Currently under construction although much of the home is complete. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a guest home, 3 car garage which is still under construction and in the beginning stage of being converted into a 2 bedroom guest home. Can... Continue Reading >
The coastal paradise of Montecito CA. seems to always find its place in the top 10 most expensive neighborhoods in the United States. It is not hard to argue with this based on the quality of life that it offers with the small village feel, gorgeous scenery, ocean views and coastal beaches, access to Santa Barbara etc. In 2009, after a slower start to the year, there continued to be the buyer demand we have been used to for quality properties... Continue Reading >
In 2009, there were a total of 155 closed sales of single family homes and condos in Montecito CA. As of December 31st, 2009, there were 25 properties in Montecito that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Montecito was a bank owned 2 bed 2 bath condo located at 1220 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA., 93108. The sales price was $625,000. The highest sale in Montecito was a gorgeous estate located on Rockbridge Road in the heart of Montecito. ... Continue Reading >
The American Architect, George Washington Smith and His Life and Work in Santa Barbara and Montecito CA.
George Washington Smith, (February 22, 1876 – 1930), was an American architect that has an extremely prominent name and history here in Santa Barbara and Montecito CA. Most of his noted work here is most likely for popularizing the Spanish-Colonial Revival style in early 20th Century America. George Washington Smith was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He studied architecture at Harvard University, but reportedly never graduated due to personal reasons. In his mid 30's after various jobs making ends meet, he... Continue Reading >
The Top 10 Most Expensive Beachfront Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria CA.
Year to date, here is a list of the top 5 most expensive beachfront real estate sales for 2009 here in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria CA areas. Most of the beachfront sales in the last 15 months have been at prices about 30-40% from the peaks in early 2008. Of all the markets here in the Santa Barbara area, our luxury beach front real estate has most likely taken the hardest hit in values. 4385 Marina Drive, Santa... Continue Reading >