SB & SYV Real Estate Market Stats + Latest Montecito Stats & Trends

Welcome to Summer!  We hope you are enjoying your time & hopefully going on some planned vacations or just staying close to home enjoying life and your family.  The real estate market is still active for both buyers and sellers, however in both Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley we are starting to see some small changes.  While homes that are priced correctly are selling, they are staying on the market a little longer than before. An increased numbe of homes are coming on the market which is allowing buyers more choices, but with the rise in interest rates and the property tax write-off being capped at $10,000, buyers are starting to be a little more cautious.  This month our real estate update includes a section on Montecito. Each quarter we will provide you with an update on Montecito, which also includes comparisons of quarterly activity and comparison with 2017 statistics. It will be interesting to continue following up on the market as we go through 2018. As always, if we can be of any service to you or if you know anyone (friends, relatives, co-workers, etc.), we hope you will consider us. 

Just Sold!

 

4775 Chandler St Santa Barbara, CA 93110

We are happy to announce the sale of this great home! We represented both the Buyer & Seller of this 4 bedroom 2 bath home conveniently located to Shopping, Hollister Elementary School and San Marcos High School. Sold For: $770,000.

10 La Cumbre Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93105

We are happy to announce the sale of this lovely home. We represented the buyers of this great Santa Barbara property, 10 La Cumbre Circle is a single-level 3BR/2BA townhome that lives like a single-family home. With over 1,200 sq. ft., this PUD has new carpet, paint, smooth ceilings and updated landscaping. Sold For: $753,000. 

Current Offerings:

444 Rosario Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Open Sunday 7/22 from 1-4pm! A tree-lined drive in the sought-after Hope School neighborhood adds to the magical setting of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath retreat. The 0.18-acre property has all the delights of California living against a backdrop of mountains and blue sky. A fully-fenced backyard flanked with persimmon and orange trees surrounds a wraparound pergola-covered veranda, offering privacy and mountain views. In front, a large driveway leads to the two-car garage, and a sun-bathed brick porch yields a scenic escape.  At nearly 1,400 square feet, the charming cottage provides comfortable quarters for a variety of households; inside, the circular floor plan includes a sunny kitchen, formal dining area and central living room with fireplace. A newer roof, exterior and interior paint, and backyard rock retaining wall are among the recent upgrades. 

Now Offered At: $950,000

Open: Sunday, July 22nd: 1-4pm

For a Full List of Open Houses in Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Go Here.

 

 

1043 Ladan Drive Solvang, CA 93463

Meticulously maintained and remodeled to perfection in 2008, this private and majestic countryside estate of approximately 5,300 square feet offers 4 bedrooms and 5 baths on nearly 8 acres in the prestigious Regency Hills neighborhood overlooking the rich landscape of Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

 

 

2753 Gypsy Canyon Rd, CA 93436

Become a part of winemaking history, and learn the incredible story of Gypsy Canyon Winery. Nestled along the rolling hills of the prestigious Santa Rita Hills AVA, Gypsy Canyon Winery awaits a new proprietor who will honor its enduring legacy. The property includes an exquisitely restored 2BD2/BA farmhouse, a detached 1BD casita; a remarkable finished ”barn” and a saltwater pool/spa. Unparalleled privacy coupled with enchanting vistas complete the excellence offered in this rare opportunity to own one of the Valley’s most treasured historic vineyards.

Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate Roundup

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie

Our SB Summer Guide is Back! Our Current Listings, Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Market Stats

Hello friends and welcome to summer in Santa Barbara! Can you believe that we are nearly half way through 2018? It sure seems as though the years are going by faster and faster!  While we are experiencing our typical June gloom in Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley is full of sunshine.  With the Thomas fire and the mud debris behind us, this would be a good time for you to check with your insurance carrier to make sure that your home is properly insured.  Do you have enough coverage?  Do you know what it would cost to rebuild? Does your policy pay for for secondary housing if you have to evacuate? Does your insurance cover new code requirements and upgrades if you have to rebuild?  When was the last time you spoke to your insurance carrier?  Do you know what your home is worth today to properly have enough coverage?  If you need an update on what your home is worth, please feel free to contact us.

Just Sold!

 

1225 Chino Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

We are excited to announce the sale of this rare opportunity to own two separate houses on one lot with extreme privacy and beautiful landscaping. Two turnkey, single-level cottages: 1BD/1BA + 2BD/1BA. Perfect for an owner occupant and/or investor. The property has four off-street parking spaces on the Gillespie Way side, and electric and gas utilities are separately metered.

Current Offerings:

 

444 Rosario Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Open Sunday 6/24 from 2-4pm! A tree-lined drive in the sought-after Hope School neighborhood adds to the magical setting of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath retreat. The 0.18-acre property has all the delights of California living against a backdrop of mountains and blue sky. A fully-fenced backyard flanked with persimmon and orange trees surrounds a wraparound pergola-covered veranda, offering privacy and mountain views. In front, a large driveway leads to the two-car garage, and a sun-bathed brick porch yields a scenic escape.  At nearly 1,400 square feet, the charming cottage provides comfortable quarters for a variety of households; inside, the circular floor plan includes a sunny kitchen, formal dining area and central living room with fireplace. A newer roof, exterior and interior paint, and backyard rock retaining wall are among the recent upgrades. 

Offered At: $989,000

Open: Sunday, June 24th: 2-4pm

For a Full List of Open Houses in Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Go Here.

 

1043 Ladan Drive Solvang, CA 93463

Meticulously maintained and remodeled to perfection in 2008, this private and majestic countryside estate of approximately 5,300 square feet offers 4 bedrooms and 5 baths on nearly 8 acres in the prestigious Regency Hills neighborhood overlooking the rich landscape of Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

 

 

1899 Old Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463

This 4 bedroom 3 bath Spanish gem rests at the top of a tree-lined private drive and boasts two mini vineyards of its own, currently producing over 25 cases of Syrah every year. A rare 3-story property, with at least one bedroom and bath on every floor, the home offers a versatile floor plan that allows for unparalleled privacy, while the nearly 0.6-acre lot’s raised position eliminates virtually all traffic noise.

 

 

2753 Gypsy Canyon Rd, CA 93436

Become a part of winemaking history, and learn the incredible story of Gypsy Canyon Winery. Nestled along the rolling hills of the prestigious Santa Rita Hills AVA, Gypsy Canyon Winery awaits a new proprietor who will honor its enduring legacy. The property includes an exquisitely restored 2BD2/BA farmhouse, a detached 1BD casita; a remarkable finished ”barn” and a saltwater pool/spa. Unparalleled privacy coupled with enchanting vistas complete the excellence offered in this rare opportunity to own one of the Valley’s most treasured historic vineyards.

Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Roundup

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie

Our Award, Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Market Stats & Trends

We are excited to let you know that out of over 1300 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offices in the United States, our Berkshire Hathaway office (Santa Barbara, Montecito and Los Olivos) ranked number two in sales volume for the third year in row. We would also like to thank you, our clients and friends, because our Randy and Kellie Team was honored with the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for 2017, placing us in the top 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide – that is out of over 43,000 other Realtors in our company. We are humbled and very grateful for your continued support. As always, we welcome your calls, questions, referrals and recommendations. 

Coming Soon!

444 Rosario Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110

A tree-lined drive in the sought-after Hope School neighborhood adds to the magical setting of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath retreat. The 0.18-acre property has all the delights of California living against a backdrop of mountains and blue sky. A fully-fenced backyard flanked with persimmon and orange trees surrounds a wraparound pergola-covered veranda, offering privacy and mountain views. In front, a large driveway leads to the two-car garage, and a sun-bathed brick porch yields a scenic escape.  At nearly 1,400 square feet, the charming cottage provides comfortable quarters for a variety of households; inside, the circular floor plan includes a sunny kitchen, formal dining area and central living room with fireplace. A newer roof, exterior and interior paint, and backyard rock retaining wall are among the recent upgrades. 

Offered At: $989,000

Open: Sunday, May 20th: 2-4pm

For a Full List of Open Houses in Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Go Here.

Back on Market!

 

1225 Chino Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A rare opportunity to own two separate houses on one lot with extreme privacy and beautiful landscaping. Two turnkey, single-level cottages: 1BD/1BA + 2BD/1BA. Perfect for an owner occupant and/or investor. The property has four off-street parking spaces on the Gillespie Way side, and electric and gas utilities are separately metered.

Open: Thursday, May 24th: 10am-1pm

Current offerings!

 

5027 Via Jacinto Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Privacy meets paradise at this hidden and unexpected oasis on 0.2 acres. Blessed with an inviting atmosphere, unique character & exceptional tranquility, this 4 bed, 2 bath property feels just like home. The single-level open floor plan of 1,743 sq ft is particularly inclined toward indoor-outdoor living.

 

389 Via El Cuadro Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Behind its white picket fence, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home overlooks a tranquil drive symmetrically flanked by sky-high elms. The single-level home feels comfortable and bright with the 1,470 square-foot open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling picture windows that frame the tropical setting outside

 

 

1043 Ladan Drive Solvang, CA 93463

Meticulously maintained and remodeled to perfection in 2008, this private and majestic countryside estate of approximately 5,300 square feet offers 4 bedrooms and 5 baths on nearly 8 acres in the prestigious Regency Hills neighborhood overlooking the rich landscape of Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

1899 Old Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463

This 4 bedroom 3 bath Spanish gem rests at the top of a tree-lined private drive and boasts two mini vineyards of its own, currently producing over 25 cases of Syrah every year. A rare 3-story property, with at least one bedroom and bath on every floor, the home offers a versatile floor plan that allows for unparalleled privacy, while the nearly 0.6-acre lot’s raised position eliminates virtually all traffic noise.

 

2753 Gypsy Canyon Rd, CA 93436

Become a part of winemaking history, and learn the incredible story of Gypsy Canyon Winery. Nestled along the rolling hills of the prestigious Santa Rita Hills AVA, Gypsy Canyon Winery awaits a new proprietor who will honor its enduring legacy. The property includes an exquisitely restored 2BD2/BA farmhouse, a detached 1BD casita; a remarkable finished ”barn” and a saltwater pool/spa. Unparalleled privacy coupled with enchanting vistas complete the excellence offered in this rare opportunity to own one of the Valley’s most treasured historic vineyards.

Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Stats:

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie

 

March 2018 Real Estate Roundup

So much has been happening over the past few months. We have experienced and been affected by the largest wildfire in California history and endured tragedy with the mud and debris flow destroying so many homes and taking of the precious lives of family and friends.  Through all this, we have grown and shared the rebuilding of our community. We are truly Montecito (and Santa Barbara) strong. Through all this, we continue to move forward. Over the past 4 weeks, real estate has seen a jump in activity. It will be interesting to see how we move ahead with the new tax laws and rising interest rates. As always, we welcome your calls, questions, referrals and recommendations.   

Just Listed:

Current Offerings:

1043 Ladan Drive Solvang, CA 93463

Meticulously maintained and remodeled to perfection in 2008, this private and majestic countryside estate of approximately 5,300 square feet offers 4 bedrooms and 5 baths on nearly 8 acres in the prestigious Regency Hills neighborhood overlooking the rich landscape of Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

1899 Old Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463

This 4 bedroom 3 bath Spanish gem rests at the top of a tree-lined private drive and boasts two mini vineyards of its own, currently producing over 25 cases of Syrah every year. A rare 3-story property, with at least one bedroom and bath on every floor, the home offers a versatile floor plan that allows for unparalleled privacy, while the nearly 0.6-acre lot’s raised position eliminates virtually all traffic noise.

Now Pending!

1118 Portesuello Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Less than two miles from Hendry’s Beach in lovely Bel Air Knolls sits this move-in ready and extensively remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on .24 acres. Over the past few months, the 2,465 sq ft house has been thoroughly renovated in the contemporary style with a number of upscale upgrades.

Just Sold!

Open House Schedule:

389 Via El Cuadro Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Sunday, March 18th: 2-4pm

For a Full List of Open Houses in Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Go Here.

SB & SYV MARKET STATS

 

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie

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