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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 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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Post Fourth Pick-Me-Up

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Post Fourth Pick-Me-Up

Don’t want to come off that Independence Day peak? Looking for the next big rush after the Fourth? We’ve got you covered. Firework confetti and poppers bury the streets. Leftovers pile high in the fridge. Belts might have to loosen up a notch after all those American made sweets. The slump that often follows big holidays, like the Fourth of July, seems to bring about an unshakeable gloom that continues until the next big event. Maybe that’s true elsewhere, but Santa Barbara has a way of avoiding any type of lull. Here’s a few great things stirring in the community this very second: 1.      2014 Semana Nautica: July 7 – July 13 Santa Barbara has played host for this outdoor beach festivity for 77 summer seasons. Anything from ocean swimming tournaments to tennis matches, this party won’t stop for...

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6769 Rincon Road to be Featured in the Carpinteria Beautiful Homes Tour

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on 6769 Rincon Road to be Featured in the Carpinteria Beautiful Homes Tour

The Carpinteria Beautiful Home tour is always the last Saturday in April, the culmination of Carpinteria Beautiful Month. As Carpinteria Beautiful’s primary fundraiser, tour proceeds have helped pay for many community beautification projects, i.e., the tile murals at Linden Plaza. The tour is self-guided and stretches from hilltop, to beachfront, and throughout town. Guests should wear soft-soled shoes and be prepared for walking and stair climbing. We are delighted to announce that 6769 Rincon Road will be featured in this lovely tour. This enchanting paradise retreat encompasses over 7 lushly landscaped acres. The property is ideally oriented to enjoy breathtaking sunsets and is surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape of lush lawns, blossoming rose gardens, citrus, swaying palm trees and majestic eucalyptus trees.  Wonderfully situated, the property is within close proximity to the shopping and dining of Montecito and Santa...

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Estate of the Week ~ Magical Montecito Estate

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties | Comments Off on Estate of the Week ~ Magical Montecito Estate

Magical Montecito Estate 2862 East Valley Road  •  Montecito Behind impressive gates on a private lane and surrounded by an acre of lush landscaping and majestic oak trees, discover this enchanting three bedroom (with potential for a fourth bedroom), five bathroom Montecito estate. Adorned with mature oaks, avocado trees, emerald lawns and gardens, enter this property to escape into your own private oasis. The main residence evokes a feeling of luxurious seclusion, with interiors that display true sophistication. The formal dining room is elegant and warm with a custom fireplace harth and gorgeous marble inlay. Large, framed windows display views of the gardens. With a seamless flow to the outdoor entertaining area the chef’s kitchen features a bright informal dining space and a cozy sitting area with fireplace that warms this impressive great room. The professional kitchen is complete with custom cabinetry offering an abundance of storage, top of the line...

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New Listing – Enchanting Paradise Retreat

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties | Comments Off on New Listing – Enchanting Paradise Retreat

Unparalleled privacy and dramatic views of the Pacific ocean, islands and mountains unite to create this exceptionally rare opportunity. Built in the 1930’s as a showcase hilltop estate for large scale entertaining, the lovely Rancho El Rincon has been elegantly restored to perfection and offers the quintessential California coastal lifestyle with a tropical flair. Situated on over 7 acres (on 3 total parcels), the property is ideally oriented to enjoy breathtaking sunsets and is surrounded by a picture perfect landscape of lush lawns, blossoming rose gardens, citrus, swaying palm trees and a majestic eucalyptus tree. Tucked behind gates, the 5 bedroom, 5 bath generously appointed main house, including the attached guest quarters, is imbued with luxurious history, while also remaining comfortable and relaxed. Completing the property is an over sized 4 car garage with two motor courts to accommodate the grandest of parties. With stunning views of the grounds and ocean, the...

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