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New Listing – Serene Dove Meadow Estate

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties | Comments Off on New Listing – Serene Dove Meadow Estate

Situated conveniently between idyllic Solvang and Santa Ynez and close to the quaint town of Los Olivos, experience the splendid ease of gracious living from this enchanting country estate with classically influenced European architecture and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley.        Positioned prominently upon 5.73± acres, in the coveted attendance area of the Santa Ynez Valley Union School District, you’ll enjoy the serenity of this sprawling valley ranch estate surrounded by lush lawns, a pond and tennis court. Immaculate attention has been paid to every detail making this residence truly an entertainer’s dream. Accents of Old World beauty grace every inch of the property including dramatic Corinthian columns, ornate ceiling cornice, wide arched entryways and window frames and beautiful carved custom millwork throughout. The spacious gourmet kitchen boasts a large center island, double dishwashers, an abundance of cabinets and lovely mountain and property...

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Real Estate Market Update – 2013 Wrap Up

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Real Estate Market | Comments Off on Real Estate Market Update – 2013 Wrap Up

      2013 has proven to be a very active year in the real estate market.  During the first half of the year, it appeared that we were going to surpass 2012 in the number of sales and that was a blockbuster year.  But during the second half of 2013, our number of sales was less than the year before.  In the end, we had only 1.2% less sales than in 2012.  This can be attributed to the very low inventory that we are experiencing.  At the end of the year, there were only 218 houses (comprising of single family homes and Planned Unit Development (PUD) homes) for sale between Carpinteria and Goleta.  This is the lowest it has been in years.  More interesting is that only 25 of these available houses were under $1,000,000.  With so few homes,...

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GC Sneak Peek!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Featured Properties | Comments Off on GC Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of our new listing…..         ….. Check back next week for more information and amazing photos of this stunning...

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Natalie Grubb Speaks on Female Leadership

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on Natalie Grubb Speaks on Female Leadership

Last week Natalie Grubb was asked to speak at The Leading with Grace Discussion Hosted by Alliance Wealth Strategies. Read this press release where she was featured as one of Santa Barbara’s most influential female leaders!     Santa Barbara, California – January 29, 2014 – Being a female leader with grace is a difficult task in today’s marketplace. Excellence, success and prestige is being modeled by a larger number of women in the work field today. However with this increase, a social stigma of women leaders has arisen of powerhouse, cut throat females, ready to take over the world one claw-mark at a time.  How can we remove those stigmas, retain respect and authority and additionally be revered for our kindness, grace and leadership skills?   An intimate group of forty women leaders gathered at the University Club of...

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Featured SB Neighborhood ~ The Upper East

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Featured SB Neighborhood ~ The Upper East

    The Upper East neighborhood of Santa Barbara has been one of the crown jewels of the city for decades. Upper East residences are incredibly beautiful, carrying character and intrigue. While it is in close proximity to Downtown Santa Barbara, it is quite quiet. The Santa Barbara Mission sits amongst these gorgeous homes, with a rose garden and a picturesque backdrop.         Where To Go — Alice Keck Park — Enjoy beautiful gardens surrounding a pond with turtles. Many locals pick this stunning park for nice afternoon picnic or read.         Where To Eat — Carlitos Café & Cantina — Located on the edge of the Upper East neighborhood, Carlitos Café is a local’s favorite. With a fun outdoor patio and delicious food, you cannot beat the atmosphere of this place!  ...

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