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Make Myself At Home: 929 Canon Road

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties | Comments Off on Make Myself At Home: 929 Canon Road

Make Myself At Home: 929 Canon Road

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Thank you SB Independent!!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties | Comments Off on Thank you SB Independent!!

Thank you SB Independent!!

Thank you Santa Barbara Independent for your amazing article on our listing at 556 Periwinkle Lane!! Link to digital article:...

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Montecito Market Update

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog Posts, Real Estate Market | Comments Off on Montecito Market Update

Montecito Market Update

Montecito housing market remains strong as average sales price increases 15% from 2014 to 2015, and jumps another 10.5% from 2015 t0 2016. As of 3.07.2016, there are 124 active listings in...

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Newly Staged Beauty – Now only $1,450,000

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Newly Staged Beauty – Now only $1,450,000

Newly Staged Beauty – Now only $1,450,000

Our stunning listing at 421 Seaview Road is coming off a brilliant price reduction! What was already an incredible value is now even more enticing. As most locals know, finding property in Montecito under 1.5million is no easy task. Priced at $1,450,000, you’ll live the dream life and be walking distance to the best that Montecito has to offer. 421 Seaview features a calming and tranquil front yard with an artistic design, shaded sitting area, and a self-standing, infinity wall fountain. Inside the home, you’ll find 2 beds and 2 baths, new cabinets, stone countertops, and state-of-the-art kitchen appliances. Just steps away from the kitchen, you will discover an inviting deck that overlooks the grounds, with tree top views towards the ocean! This Montecito treasure is the perfect getaway and a fabulous condo...

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The Basics to Xeriscaping

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on The Basics to Xeriscaping

The Basics to Xeriscaping

Talk of the severity of the drought in California is around every corner. You hear people talking about it in coffee shops, at the work place, at golf courses and especially at your home or at a friend’s home.  There are tips and tricks to handling such a phenomenon as this so let us introduce you to the basics of Xeriscaping.  Xeriscaping is a method of gardening that employs special types of plants and grass that can tolerate extremely dry environments. Their function is to make a home or business look beautiful while reducing water consumption.   Xeriscaping could not be more appropriate for our climate in Santa Barbara. Not only will the transition to water sipping plants potentially save you money it will also lessen the impact of water being used on our landscaping. What’s encouraged is to find native varieties of plants that have proven they can withstand our current conditions.  If you are interested in reading more about this type of landscaping follow this link:...

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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

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 artwork. You can catch a glimpse of this article by following the link here http://architizer.com/projects/anthrazit-house/. If you would like a private tour of this property then contact the Grubb Campbell group at (805) 565-8879.  Be sure to look for yourself if you have an appreciation for cutting edge architecture or are in the market for a new house.      ...

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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

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     Week 2 Thursday, Sept. 11 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:25pm ET Sunday, Sept. 14 Miami at Buffalo, 1pm ET Detroit at Carolina, 1pm ET Atlanta at Cincinnati, 1pm ET New Orleans at Cleveland, 1pm ET New England at Minnesota, 1pm ET Arizona at N.Y. Giants, 1pm ET Dallas at Tennessee, 1pm ET Jacksonville at Washington, 1pm ET Seattle at San Diego, 4:05pm ET St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 4:05pm ET Kansas City at Denver, 4:25pm ET N.Y. Jets at Green Bay, 4:25pm ET Houston at Oakland, 4:25pm ET Chicago at San Francisco, 8:30pm ET Monday, Sept. 15 Philadelphia at Indianapolis, 8:30pm ET             Week 3 Thursday, Sept. 18 Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 8:25pm ET Sunday, Sept. 21 San Diego at Buffalo, 1pm ET Tennessee at Cincinnati, 1pm ET Baltimore at Cleveland, 1pm ET Green Bay at Detroit, 1pm ET Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1pm ET Oakland at New England, 1pm ET Minnesota at New Orleans, 1pm ET Houston at N.Y. Giants, 1pm ET Washington at Philadelphia, 1pm ET Dallas at St. Louis, 1pm ET San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05pm ET Kansas City at Miami, 4:25pm ET Denver at Seattle, 4:25pm ET Pittsburgh at Carolina, 8:30pm ET Monday, Sept. 22 Chicago at N.Y. Jets, 8:30pm ET     Week 4 (Byes: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis) Thursday, Sept. 25 N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:25pm ET Sunday, Sept. 28 Carolina at Baltimore, 1pm ET Green Bay at Chicago, 1pm ET Buffalo at Houston, 1pm ET Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1pm ET Detroit at N.Y. Jets, 1pm ET Miami vs. Oakland at London, 1pm ET Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 1pm ET Jacksonville at San Diego, 4:05pm ET Atlanta at Minnesota, 4:25pm ET Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:25pm ET New Orleans at Dallas, 7:30pm ET Monday, Sept. 29 New England at Kansas City, 7:30pm ET               Week 5 (Byes: Miami, Oakland) Thursday, Oct. 2 Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:25pm ET Sunday, Oct. 5 Chicago at Carolina, 1pm ET Houston at Dallas, 1pm ET Buffalo at Detroit, 1pm ET Baltimore at Indianapolis, 1pm ET Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1pm ET Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1pm ET Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 1pm ET St. Louis at Philadelphia, 1pm ET Cleveland at Tennessee, 1pm ET Arizona at Denver, 4:05pm ET N.Y. Jets at San Diego, 4:25pm ET Kansas City at San Francisco, 4:25pm ET Cincinnati at New England-x, 8:30pm ET Monday, Oct. 6 Seattle at Washington, 8:30pm...

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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

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 worry because there are enough tastings to provide a full meal. Treat yourself to a little gift that will enlighten your senses and refresh your knowledge of the...

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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

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 more focused scope on the market let’s break down each price range in terms of sale percentages: Sold Price      % of Sales 2013        % of Sales 2014 Under $1M                 55%                             46% $1M – $2M                 29%                             32% $2M – $4M                 12%                             15% Over $4M                     4%                               7%   What this means: Inventory in the lower end market is diminishing slightly as of late, but that again is all in line with previous trends during healthy market periods. Be mindful of inventory. Looking at how long it would take to sell all existing inventory if no new properties were put on the market, I call this months of inventory. For example, in higher end markets like Montecito, the months of inventory is higher since these properties take a little longer to find the right buyer. These niches average five to nine months. But other areas like Goleta and Santa Barbara city range much lower, around 2 months to sell. This is merely an indicator of time for those potentially looking to sell in today’s market. Because time is valuable, and we want you to know what to expect. As 2014 rounds into its second half, the availability of properties under $1M are thinning out. If Santa Barbara is the location you’ve always wanted, don’t hesitate! Village Properties Realtors® have a stronghold in the region, with an outreach that can cater to your vision and your budget. So take a deep breath. Finding your new place isn’t going as crazy as it seems. We’ve got your back when you’re ready to make that next big...

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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 do. Here, from July 30th to August 3rd, parades own the streets, colorful Mexican markets dominate food sales, and tours around the city illuminate the Hispanic tradition. I mean, it’s the least we can do to honor those who built this beautiful city from the ground up. The Santa Barbara Mission is practically the first piece of real estate this city ever had! Taking the time to see the mission as it stands, especially during a fiesta time like this, gives perfect insight into why Spanish-style homes still thrive in the area to this day. Old Spanish Days may just be the premier event that truly shows the colors of Santa Barbara. To anyone who’s ever dreamt of the coastal lifestyle, here’s your chance to see what life could be like. Take this chance, embrace the heritage, and be a part of a community you can’t find anywhere else. For in-depth info concerning specific daily events and event ticket pricing, follow this little blue link below:...

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