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The Anthrazit House featured in Architizer

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Featured Properties | Comments Off on The Anthrazit House featured in Architizer

Featured on the prominent architecture website, Architizer, is the ultra modern “Anthrazit” house.  This masterpiece was designed by the Architects Magnus firm who specialize in applying their clients needs into the design of the house.  Who better then to help design a house then an established artist? The owner of the Anthrazit deemed house is a well respected artist that lent his artistic eye to help create some of the unique aspects of the house.  Certainly, a main focus was to create a house that would resist the devastating licks from a wild fire. He made this a priority because of the fire that roared throughout the neighborhood which burnt up his and some of the other houses on the block a few years back. Now his dream house is standing strong with expansive walls to exhibit his catchy...

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2014 NFL Football Schedule

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on 2014 NFL Football Schedule

2014 NFL Football Schedule Football season is upon us once again so be sure to etch out some time to watch your favorite teams battle on the grid iron.  Here is the schedule for the 2014 season. Week 1 Thursday, Sept. 4 Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30pm ET Sunday, Sept. 7 New Orleans at Atlanta, 1pm ET Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1pm ET Buffalo at Chicago, 1pm ET Washington at Houston, 1pm ET Tennessee at Kansas City, 1pm ET New England at Miami, 1pm ET Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1pm ET Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 1pm ET Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1pm ET Minnesota at St. Louis, 1pm ET San Francisco at Dallas, 4:25pm ET Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:25pm ET Indianapolis at Denver, 8:30pm ET Monday, Sept. 8 N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 7:10pm ET San Diego at Arizona, 10:20pm ET  ...

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A Dash of Variety to Spice Up Your Life

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on A Dash of Variety to Spice Up Your Life

When you live in a culinary vivacious town such as Santa Barbara it can be a challenge to experience all of what the town has to offer.  Maybe you haven’t made it down to enjoy the Funk Zone or parts of lower state like you have been meaning to.  If this is true or if you want to see the town like never before then check out a lower state and Funk Zone food tour.  Daily food tours are presented by a knowledgeable docent that will guide you through food tastings as well as give you a perspective of the architecture of the city. You can go to www.savorsantabarbarafoodtours.com for more details. Tours are 7 days/week at 11:30 and 12:30 for $59-$79. Depending on the day. If you are the type that needs a substantial meal for lunch don’t...

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2014 Real Estate Market Update

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Blog Posts, Real Estate Market | Comments Off on 2014 Real Estate Market Update

Santa Barbara real estate has been a much sought-after market for awhile now. And reasonably so, with the coastal views and local feel. It’s the right place to start a career, start a family, or start that well-deserved retirement lifestyle. With the right help, navigating this market is not nearly as tricky. Some of the basics: Historically, summertime is the slower season for Santa Barbara real estate inventory and its surrounding areas. In the last couple years the average price for houses has gone up, but that trend is still very much in line with the recovering housing market. As usual, expect areas like Hope Ranch and Montecito to fetch higher prices, but if you’re on more of a budget Santa Barbara city and nearby Goleta bring in more area sales at much more affordable prices. To give a...

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¡Fiesta! 90th Annual Event

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on ¡Fiesta! 90th Annual Event

Certain Spanish words have become instantly recognizable in everyday American speech. And we ALL know what fiesta means. When: July 30th – August 3rd Where: Downtown Santa Barbara  America is a melting pot of traditions found all over the world. And each region has a different way of commemorating the heritage that influenced its way of life. California grew in the midst of Hispanic culture, and though it has come into an identity of its own, residents of all backgrounds come together in celebration of the state’s roots. Without any further delay, let me introduce Santa Barbara’s way of celebration: Old Spanish Days (or as locals call it Fiesta). As you get closer to the Mexican-American border of California, the ties to Hispanic heritage are more apparent. To the Santa Barbara community, a mere day of celebration will not...

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