Montecito, CA Real Estate News

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 areas of Santa Barbara South Coast. If you see something you like, please contact me.   Tour From 12/1/2010 To 12/1/2010   HE 10-3821 675,000 4154 VENICE LN E6 3 2 First Time Open - New listing - spacious home, tropic like setting great buy and refreshments Trieste Ln 12/01/2010 10:00 to 01:00. CO 10-3186 428,500 4430 CATLIN B CIR F6 2 1.50 LB GO All Day - Reduced - Not a Short Sale or REO. Beautifully Updated!! Sellers can close quickly Santa Ynez 12/01/2010 09:00 to 09:00. FO 10-3886 999,500 4975 Sandyland 205 F8 2 1 Amazing ocean front views. Come for coffee and treats. Linden Avenue 12/01/2010 10:00 to 01:00. HE 10-3164 3,995,000 4921 SANDYLAND RD F8 4 3 Come watch the dolphins play! Gorgeous home rebuilt in 1999. Best buy...
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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, November 17, 2010.  if you see something you like, please contact me. Tour From 11/17/2010 To 11/17/2010 Tour On 11/17/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street CO 10-3575 445,000 3375 FOOTHILL 422 RD A4 1 1 FIRST OPEN. Beautifully updated ocean view one bedroom Polo Field condo. PLEASE NOTE TIME. Nidever 11/17/2010 10:30 to 12:30. HE 10-3863 829,000 1290 VALLECITO RD H7 4 3 Nu Listing! Redone Colonial in charming neighborhood of Carpinteria. Large Kit, FDR,Lunch.Note time Ogan 11/17/2010 10:00 to 01:30. HE 10-3721 749,000 5410 Cameo Rd H7 4 3 large 2300+/-; 4 bed 3 ba w/ sparkling pool;2 master suites; dual living;60k upgrades; cul-de-sac Casitas Pass 11/17/2010 10:30 to 12...
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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, Santa Barbara CA for Wednesday October 20, 2010.   If you see something you like - call me!  Kathleen Barnato, 805.570.3366   Tour From 10/20/2010  CO 10-3565 689,000 1260 CRAVENS 1 LN D5 3 2.50 Gorgeous Townhome, across from Santa Claus beach. Great location in complex. Via Real 10/20/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   CO 10-3621 385,000 1220 FRANCISCAN 12 Court D6 2 1 New listing: bright, cath ceilings, 2nd story unit. Value priced. Hosted 10-11; LB/VAC after Via Real 10/20/2010 10:00 to 11:00.   CO 10-3514 389,000 4482 CARPINTERIA A AVE E6 2 1.50 Fantastic value - stand-alone condo in 3 condo complex, wood floors, custom tile, blt 2004. Santa Ynez 10/20/2010 10:00 to 12:00. HE 10-3555 675,000 4618 ELEANOR DR F6 3 2 First Time Open, New Listing ...
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By Sylvia E. Miller, Santa Barbara Real Estate Connection
(Coastal Properties)
The Glass Pavilion, an almost entirely glass home enclosed by natural landscapes, and Montecito’s crème de la crème neighbors including Oprah Winfrey. This spectacular property was designed by well know Los Angeles designer and builder, Steve Hermann. Situated on a 3.5 private acre estate of gently rolling lawns and Oak Tree groves, the home consists of 14,000+ sq.ft., and includes, five bedrooms, five+ baths, spacious kitchen with wine room & grand hallway. One of its most extraordinary features is its art gallery currently displaying a vintage car collection. The space is so generous that it is capable of holding up to 32 cars within its walnut lined walls. This is a world-class home with possibly no equal. Simply Amazing! .   If you would like more information or schedule a viewing a...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
September Sales Activity for Montecito California shows 13 properties changing hands.    September of 2009 showed 20 properties selling.    Interestingly enough,  year to date 2010, we have recorded just over 100 sales in Montecito.    Comparing this with 2007 prior to the mortgage meltdown, shows 160 sales from January to September, or about 1/3 more.  The good news is that the 13 properties which sold in Montecito in September of this year were not distressed properties - no foreclosures, no REO (real estate owned, or bank owned) properties.  And all sales were over the $1M mark.  We are now calling these "Traditional Sales" as opposed to Normal Sales, with the new normal showing increased distressed property activity.  Below $2MM:  Hidden Valley Lane (technically Summerland, just eas...
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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.  If you see something you like, please contact me and I will be sure to get you all the information you need! Tour From 9/29/2010 To 9/29/2010 Tour On 09/29/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE   10-3260 649,000 1268 CRAVENS 2 LN D5  3   2.50   First open. Least expensive opportunity in The Villas. Excellent condition. Via Real 09/29/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-521 8,750,000 607 SAND POINT RD D7  4   4   On the sand 1.14 acre of beach front 4bd 3.5ba home w/ Ocean and Mtn views from every room Santa Claus Ln 09/29/2010 10:00 to 02:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-2777 2,850,000 4420 FOOTHILL RD F3  3   5   NOTE TIME. Carpinteria Foothills - INCREDIBLE VALUE! 10 acre ocea...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
  Here is the tour of homes for sale in the Montecito area for Wednesday September 22.  If you see something you like, please contact me!  Kathleen Barnato  k@kathleenbarnato.com wwww.santabarbaracaforsale.com    Tour From 9/22/2010 To 9/22/2010       Tour On 09/22/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street CO   10-3186 439,000 4430 CATLIN B CIR F6  2   1.50   Beautifully remodeled kitchen & baths, Att. 2 car garage, tile floors, lg side patio, Regular Sale!! Santa Ynez 09/22/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   10-3349 409,000 4692 CARPINTERIA 30 AVE F6  3   2   1st Open ~SHORT SALE ~ 3bd/2.5 bath price at $409K!!! Linden Ave 09/22/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-1170 999,000 6890 SHEPARD MESA RD M8  3   3   Note time. Great ocean views...
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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 CA and Homes for Sale on the Beach Near Montecito CA.  If you see something you like, please contact me!          Tour On 08/18/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street CO   10-2849 880,000 4297 CARPINTERIA 12 AVE E6  3   3   NEW LIST; 2ND OPEN. A MUST SEE LUXURIOUS CORNER UNIT W/UNOBSTRUCTED SANDYLAND VIEWS TO THE OCEAN. Santa Ynez 08/18/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes PU   10-2874 439,000 4430 CATLIN B CIR F6  2   1.50   FIRST OPEN - New Listing - Refreshments. Beautifully remodeled w/large side patio and 2-car garage Santa Ynez 08/18/2010 10:00 to 01:00. + Add Notes HE   10-2315 539,900 1312 Post Street F6  4   2   Full 3% Comm. to Buyer's Agent, Lowest Priced Move in Ready Carp. Home, Starb...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Here is the caravan for Wednesday August 11 of homes for sale in Montecito CA and homesfor sale on the beach near Montecito.  If you see something interesting, please contact me and I will arrange a private showing or provide more information!      Tour From 8/11/2010 To 8/11/2010       Tour On 08/11/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street CO   10-403 574,500 4455 CARPINTERIA G AVE E6  3   2.50   New Price! $574,500! By Beach! 3 bed.,2.5 bath,patio, garage, ocean views!Dream location for client! Carpinteria Avenue 08/11/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   10-2849 880,000 4297 CARPINTERIA 12 AVE E6  3   3   NEW LISTING! RARE CORNER OCEAN VIEW UNIT. MUST SEE! EZ BRUNCH SERVED TOO! Santa Ynez 08/11/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   10-1576 5...
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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 CA and homes for sale on the beach near Montecito CA.  If you see something you like, please contact me.  The list is unusually short today!    These are open Wednesday, July 28.     Tour From 7/28/2010 To 7/28/2010 Tour On 07/28/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE   10-2666 649,000 1287 La Pala Lane H7  4   2   NEW LISTING FIRST OPEN~SPACIOUS HOME WITH POOL Cameo Road 07/28/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-2152 3,995,000 4735 San Antonio Court J9  6   8   Preview BY APPTOcean View Estate! Main house, Apartment, Sport court, Pool, Spa, Cabana, Basement++ San Antonio Creek Rd 07/28/2010 11:00 to 05:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-2650 1,299,000 830 CHELHAM WAY Q10  4   3   Charming,spacio...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Here is the caravan list of Homes for Sale in Montecito CA and on the beach near Montecito.    If you see something you are interested in, please contact me.   Tour On 07/21/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street CO   10-2451 445,000 1220 FRANCISCAN 5 CT D6  3   2   Remodel / single level / AC / 2 car garage / new appliances Via Real 07/21/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   10-2220 384,900 1220 Franciscan 10 Ct D6  2   2   Immaculate and Sunny unit- Not a Short Sale Via Real 07/21/2010 10:30 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-1574 699,000 1310 SANTA MONICA RD E6  3   3   Uniquely stylish Carpinteria home. Must see! Venice Lane 07/21/2010 10:30 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-2315 549,900 1312 Post Street F6  4   2   Still Carpinteria's Best Buy!...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
  Here is the tour of Homes for Sale in Montecito and Beachfront area for Wednesday, July 16.  If you see something you like, please contact me!         Tour On 07/14/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE   10-2343 7,600,000 815 Sand Point Rd C6  3   2   1st Open! New Listing! Beachfront 3 bd/2bth with view deck w/ spa. Aprox 120 ft of oceanfront. Santa Claus Lane 07/14/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   10-2451 445,000 1220 FRANCISCAN 5 CT D6  3   2   Franciscan Village/ 3 bedroom / 2 bath / upgraded w/ granite counter tops in kitchen, new appliances Via Real 07/14/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   09-863 375,000 1240 Franciscan Ct. #5 D6  2   2   We need an offer on this nice ground floor unit. Note time. Via Real 07/14/2010 11:00...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Montecito Tea Fire Still Burning I recently attended an interesting meeting of the Montecito Fire Committee.  About two years ago there was a massive fire that raged in the hills above Santa Barbara destroying hundreds of multi-million dollar estates, known as the tea fire. Many of these homes were built on hillsides and back in canyons serviced by private roads that do not meet current fire dept specifications, primarily because they are not wide enough for the big modern fire trucks.  Santa Barbara County allowed owners that lost their homes, two years to rebuild through a streamlined permitting process without having to go through the multitude of committees and reviews normally required, and without regard to the current road standards that are now required.  For many reasons, many ...
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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, CA for Wednesday.  Also included at Homes for sale on the beach near Montecito.  If you see something you like, please contact me!    Tour From 6/23/2010 To 6/23/2010       Tour On 06/23/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE   10-2144 8,750,000 3281 Padaro Ln A4  3   3   BEACHFRONT! 1st open since 1993! Panoramic views from coveted knoll-top location w/easy beach access Beach Club Road 06/23/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   10-2220 384,900 1220 Franciscan 10 Ct D6  2   2   FIRST OPEN-Bright & Sunny open floorplan. Turn Key condition, Via Real 06/23/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-2199 597,000 1450 Camellia Cir F6  3   2   Excellent price. Worth seeing! Aragon 06/23/2010 10...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
   Here is the tour of Homes for Sale in Montecito California.  If you see something you like, please call me!      Tour On 06/16/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street CO   10-508 540,000 3375 FOOTHILL 811 RD A3  2   2   New lower price on this polo field condo. Unlocked all day, no signs. Nidever 06/16/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-1574 709,000 1310 SANTA MONICA RD E6  3   3   Reduced! Stunningly remodeled home. Best quality/style value on market. Venice Lane 06/16/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes PU   10-2123 525,000 4270 Carpinteria 2 Ave E6  3   2.50   New Short Sale Listing, 1st Open. Nice 3/2.5 Condo, Great Price & Opportunity. Coffee/Croissants! Plum 06/16/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes CO   09-3009 1,475,000 4885 SANDYL...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Here is the tour sheet for Homes for Sale in Montecito California and other nearby cities.  If you see something you like, please contact me.  For a complete list of all Homes for Sale in Montecito California, or in other areas in the South Coast of Santa Barbara county, visit my web site, www.kathleenbarnato.com   Tour From 6/9/2010 To 6/9/2010 Tour On 06/09/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE   10-1774 970,000 1302 Trieste Lane E6  3   2.50   2nd open, 3125 sq ft hm, cul de sac, remodel & beautiful! Cookies too Venice 06/09/2010 10:00 to 01:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-924 649,117 5148 CAMBRIDGE LN H6  2   2   LBGO! Staged &Single level - Seacoast Village - great cul de sac location and backs up to greenbelt! Seacoast/Foothill 06/09/2010 09:0...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
  Here is the tour of Homes for Sale in Montecito, CA.  Some are in Montecito Union School District.  If you see something you like in this tour of Homes for Sale, please contact me and I will provide a private showing and/or more informaiton. Kathleen Barnato  cell/text 805.570.3366       Tour On 06/02/2010 Select Type MLS # Price Address Map Grid Beds Baths Comments Cross Street HE   10-159 1,495,000 4760 3RD ST F7  3   2.50   GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PREVIEW/SHOW-WONDERFUL HOUSE-:BEING RENTED FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS Holly 06/02/2010 10:00 to 12:00.   + Add Notes HE   10-882 1,495,000 6326 Via Real K8  4   3   A Car Collectors Dream - Unique Don Pederson Home in a Beautiful Private Garden Setting. Must See! Bailard 06/02/2010 10:30 to 01:30.   + Add Notes LR   10-1932 2,695,000 121 W Mountai...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Santa Barbara Hiking- San Ysidro Trail Santa Barbara's topography lends itself to some beautiful hikes.  The scenic Santa Ynez mountains tower over this coastline to the North and provide easy access to hiking trails.  Many of these trails start in the foothills just a short bike ride or drive from downtown.  I am always suprised to find flowing creeks and waterfalls on many of the Santa Barbara hikes.  Santa Barbara's average rainfall is only about 14 inches a year which is similar to many deserts.  On a recent sunny May morning I hiked up the San Ysidro trail back to the 60' waterfall.  Total distance is about 3.7 miles round trip with a 1200 foot elevation gain. The trail winds it's way up the narrow San Ysidro Canyon along the creek.  There are many pools and small waterfalls to be...
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
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By Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Three Italian Restaurants in Montecito Montecito is an excellent neighborhood because of many factors. However, not least among its attractive qualities is the excellent caliber of restaurants it offers. For a special occasion, or really any reason at all, it is possible to find many great places to eat in Montecito.  Featured here are just three of the many Italian Restaurants in Montecito:    Via Vai, Pane e Vino, and  Trattoria Mollie The Via Vai Trattoria & Pizzeria is located off of East Valley Rd in the Upper Village of Montecito and is a place to get lunch or dinner with great pizza and pasta. This restaurant offers reasonable prices, outdoor seating and a comfortable family atmosphere.  However it can get crowded at busy times so a reservation (805-565-9393) is might be a good i...
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