Montecito, CA Real Estate News

By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Comedian and political commentator Dennis Miller has listed his oceanfront home (seen above) in Santa Barbara for $22,500,000 almost twice what he paid in 2003, and already has an accepted offer (Pending).  Sothebys International Realty recently listed Rancho San Carlos, a 237 acre ranch with 29,483 square foot Monterey Colonial manor (designed by Reginald Johnson) for $125,000,000 and it has an accepted offer (Pending). And lastly, a George Washington Smith estate that boost a 12,000+ square foot home with pool and tennis court was listed for $29,000,000.
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
The Mission in Santa Barbara, aerial photography by Technopanorama 1. There is less competition from other Sellers. 2. Fewer options also means a greater chance of a higher offer. 3. Statistics show that this season has one of the highest listings - sold to listings - taken ratio. 4. January is traditionally the month where employees start new jobs, and may need to purchase a home prior to January in preparation for their transfer. 5. You can still restrict showings of your house to coordinate with your holiday festivities. 6. There are buyers that need to purchase before the end of the year due to tax reasons. 7. Decorated houses for the Holidays show better. 8. People that are looking for houses to purchase during the Holidays are much more serious buyers. 9. More people have time of...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
The most amazing restaurant in Montectio. Where Ellen and Cameron sometimes hang... Enjoy this little drive thru video!  Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe  www.TheRealEstateConcierge.com of Santa Barbara and check out our Award Winning Blog at: www.TheRealEstateScene.com in Santa Barbara "Welcome to the American Riviera!"  
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
SELLERS ASK FOR 30 PERCENT MORE FOR HOMES IN TOP PUBLIC-SCHOOL DISTRICTS Private schools can be pricey, but so can homes in top-rated school districts, a recent study found. In an Aug. 13 blog post Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko found that asking prices for homes in a school district with a GreatSchools rating of nine or 10 were 32 percent above average. On the other hands, asking prices were 41 percent below average in areas with GreatSchools ratings of one or two. Kolko points out that although buyers who don’t pay private-school tuition can afford a much pricier house, in the long run, education isn’t cheap. “The hard truth is that both can cost an arm and a leg,” he wrote. Simply, what sells a home is 1. Condition of property 2. Zip Code (Location, location, location), and 3. Scho...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
What do Coldwell Banker Previews realtors in Montecito and Santa Barbara do after their weekly office meeting.   Manager John Nesbitt brought in Lola and her 12 puppies, and a great time was had by all. Best meeting ever!
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Montecito Realtors Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe bring aerial photography to Montecito Real Estate! Enjoy this video of Hammonds Beach to Butterfly Beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore! Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe:   www.TheRealEstateConcierge.com of Santa Barbara TheRealEstateConcierge@gmail.com 805.722.0322
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
It has been two weeks exactly since our two hour tour at Lotusland.  The bromeliad garden was another  amazing stop on our tour.   Pineapples are part of the bromeliad family.   Bromeliads can grow in soil, on rocks and others without any soil  They live on air, which has enough water and nutrients for their survival. Happy Wednesday, Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel- ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  They work exclusively with professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership. With an expertise in personal branding, company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing they help their clients become the breakaway brand in their marketplace.  -WATCH VIDEOS-...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR ALL SANTA BARBARA ONLINE OPEN HOUSES! SANTA BARBARA ONLINE OPEN HOUSESSanta Barbara HarborMark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Mark Lomas & Kirsten Wolfe 805.722.0322TheRealEstateConcierge@gmail.comColdwell Banker Previews 1290 Coast Village Road Montectio, California 93108 "Superior Service, Excellent Results, Remarkable Real Estate!
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
A two minute tour of the Coral Casino and Cabannna Club on Channel Drive in Santa Barbara, California. Check out the Coral Casino website for more information: Coral Casino Web Site
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Jonathan Burton wrote in the Wall Street Journal Market Watch April 2, 2014 that there are Ten Things Real Estate agents won't tell you. Not a whole lot of breaking news here so I thought it might be fun to break down, and either refute or agree with Mr. Burton.                                                                    Mr. Burton's Top Ten List: 1. I'm Using Your House to Sell Myself. I'm not sure if I understand Mr. Burton here when he says,"Some Agents See Only the ME in HOME!" OK, there are plenty of over inflated egos practicing real estate. Many of which you can see on cable television. But why would someone waste their time and money pumping up their ego when they could be making a sale? 2.You Might Never Get the Chance to Buy Your Dream House! Yes, if you do not have ade...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
                           The Santa Barbara Coastline        Home sales have returned to pre-recession levels, and financial indicators point to a real estate recovery.  Is this right time to consider purchasing a second home? Yes, but with a variety of different factors to keep in mind before making a commitment. After you've decided if this makes financial sense for you - whether you're looking for an investment property, a getaway, or a place to retire you'll need to factor in these considerations before making a purchase.      Your most important consideration is location.  All real estate is local. A home in a weak location will not serve anyone's goals - if an investor can't resell or rent the property it's unlikely a vacationer or prospective tenant will enjoy it. Pay attention ...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
     Welcome to the prestigous gated community known as Ennisbrook in Montecito, California!  Santa Barbara/Montecito has been called the American Riviera and the private community of Ennisbrook is home to magnificent estates, stunning ocean and mountain vistas, and a very comfortable mediterranean climate.      There are 102 properties spread over 200 gated acres in  Ennisbrook located in the heart of Montecito.  The properties here in Ennisbrook range from just under an acre to over three acres.      Ennisbrook is the restored estate of famed polo player, Elmer Boeseke.  The Clubhouse replicated the Spanish Colonial Adobe, and contains mementos of the great polo era of Elmer Boseke, Jr. during the 1920's and 1930's when Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, and Fred Astaire were visitors.      Th...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Real Estate News: Refinance Demands Drives Applications Higher Selling Your Home? The Cards Are In Your Favor! Where The Rich Live Current Mortgage Rates  Search Homes For Sale in Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Hope Ranch  
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Montecito Shores Montectio is a highly affluent unincorporated community in Santa Barbara, California. (Montecito had a population of 8, 965 in 2010) Many celebrities and significant business people own Montectio homes, and large estates. Montectio boast some of the most spectacular and expensive properties in the United States, particularly along the coast, and above East Valley Road for its perfect micro-climate. Montecito is bounded on the north by East Camino Cielo Road; on the east by Ortega Ridge Road and Ladera Lane; on the South by the Pacific Ocean. Montecito does not include areas such as Coast Village Road, which while usually considered part of Montecito, are actually within the city limits of Santa Barbara. Montecito occupies the eastern portion of the coastal plain south ...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Balance is a verb.  It is not a state that is achieved once and for all.  It is something that you are always seeking to maintain.  Three times a week we shut down our computers and head out to our Yoga class.  We love the proximityy of Montecito Yoga (aka MOYO which means SOUL in Sanskrit).  It is just 3 exits aways from our home on the 101 freeway.  For an hour and a half we decompress and flex, stretch and build strength.  This clears our heads and maintains our spirit of equanimity,  Our goals are all in the sign that hangs on the wall in the equipment room, my favorite is "Laugh as much as you breathe".  That is one of the secrets of balance. It is a great way to end our week, every Friday!  We are looking forward to a great weekend.  All the best to our friends on Active Rain, Ch...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
This lovely beachfront condo in Montecito is on the Front Row, Ground Floor, and is a single level, handicap accessible home with both elevator and wheel chair ramp accessibility!   www.BeachFrontMontecito.com   Featuring 3 bedrooms, office, 2 full baths and one half bath - and over 2200 s.f. - this home is truly a delight to show!  There are walls of glass in the sunroom, an ocean view from the master bedroom, office, living and dining rooms, and sunroom.  Pool, tennis, spa, and proximity to Hammonds Beach, The Coral Casino and the Biltmore Hotel complete the picture!   Please call for a confidential showing - it is also open Wednesday, August 10 from 10:00 to 1:00, if you would like to stop by!  
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Here is the caravan of homes for sale in Montecito and beach front areas, California.  If you see something you like, please contact me.   t HE 11-2109 8,450,000 3579 PADARO LN B5 4 3 New - Meticulous one-of-the-kind beachfront property with every imaginable amenity PLEASE NOTE TIME Santa Claus 06/29/2011 10:15 to 12:45. HE 11-2340 6,900,000 815 Sand Point Rd C6 3 2 NEW PRICE!! See it for the first time or re-visit now that it has a new price. Santa Claus Lane 06/29/2011 11:00 to 01:00. HE 09-481 1,950,000 3912 FOOTHILL RD D4 3 3 NOTE TIME - Fully restored Country Estate on 1 acre, with Soaring beamed ceilings & Unique details Cravens Lane 06/29/2011 11:00 to 01:00. HE 11-1165 4,300,000 745 SAND POINT RD D6 3 3 NOTE TIME Enjoy the brilliant Sand Point coastline views and sell this 1940'...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Here is the caravan of homes for sale in Montecito California for Wednesday, June 22, 2011.  if you see something you like, please contact me, Kathleen Barnato.   PU 11-293 535,000 4402 CATLIN B CIR F6 3 2 Salad lunch Served at this 3 bedroom condo, just reduced! Stop by 11-1 Today- Beautiful remodel! Santa Ynez 06/22/2011 11:00 to 01:00. CO 11-1006 389,000 4950 SANDYLAND 126 RD F8 1 1 Reduced Sunset Shores upgraded lower level corner unit one bed one bath, grt location,near pool /bbq Linden Ave 06/22/2011 10:00 to 01:00. LR 11-2155 995,000 121 W MOUNTAIN DR Q10 No Host: gate code (#1212). Make the drive, see the Phoenix Rebirth above Westmont; new bldg rising! Coyote Rd. 06/22/2011 10:00 to 01:00. PU 09-2159 1,295,000 156 Eucalyptus Hill Cir Q12 3 2.50 Reduced & staged & BIG ocean view...
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