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Santa Barbara has joined the prestigious ranks of Michelin Star dining destinations in the newly released MICHELIN Guide California.  Sushi-Bar Montecito earned One MICHELIN Star, becoming the region’s first ever to receive the coveted accolade.Santa Barbara offers a wide range of high-quality di...
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced on January 18, 2023, the highly anticipated line-up for the 38th Festival which will run from February 8, 2023, through to February 18. The Film Festival will showcase 52 World Premiers and 78 US premieres from 43 countries along with tribut...
Stephen Hawking’s Five Favorite places are 1. The Big Bang 2. The Milky Ways central Black Hole  3. Gliese 832 c 4. Saturn 5. Santa Barbara, California(Short video, with a very entertaining clip of Stephen Hawking flying over the Old Mission Church in Santa Barbara in a Rocket Ship! )
MY 2023 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONSI was going to quit all my bad habits, but I realized no one likes a quitter.I resolve to take all the Christmas lights down by Easter.I resolve to get into shape. Round is a shape.I resolve to read more, so I’m going to put the closed captions up on my TV screen.I res...
As we head into 2023 the housing market finds itself at a turning point, hindered by a dramatic spike in mortgage rates that chilled the market. A storm was brewing as sellers came to terms with the fact that volatile mortgage rates were rising and pushing some buyers to the sidelines dampening d...
Fractional home ownership. One-eighth ownership. Basically a timeshare. What could go wrong? Santa Barbara real estate enters residential fractional home ownership.Disruptor Pacaso, is a Bay Area-based company that buys homes and then sells fractional interests in them to second-home buyers. Afte...
Seen around town recently...Ellen and Portia noshing at Tre Lune.  Ryan Gosling checking out Whole Foods. Chris O’Donnel getting his java jolt at Pierre LaFond. Candy heiress Jacqueline Mars at the Ritz Carlton Bacara. Grammy-winning rocker Adam Levine and supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo noshing ...
Santa Barbara RealtorsHOME PRICES IN CALIFORNIA INCREASEThe effects of rising interest rates and high home prices hit would be homebuyers in August dragging home sales below the annualized 300,000 benchmark level for the first time since May 2020 Home prices in California increased while at the s...
Santa Barbara RealtorsHOW'S THE MARKET?How’s the market? Home prices have increased while the average rate on a 30-year mortgage edged up to 6.079 percent this week.The Central Coast experienced the largest decline among major regions, with sales plummeting 37.3% from the previous year. The housi...
   Based on a variety of different factors including stricter standards for lenders, more homes starting to come on the market, and significant fluctuations in home asking prices the average interest rate on a mortgage has remained consistently low for most of the past decade. However, interest r...

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