December Real Estate Roundup santa barbara & santa ynez valley

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season.  While we know that the fires throughout both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have created quite a scare, we are hoping that everyone is safe.  We want to thank you for your support, confidence, and trust with all your real estate needs.  We are blessed that you are a part of our real estate family.  Our best to you in 2018.  We hope it is a year of success, enjoyment and most importantly, love and health.

Thank You,
Randy & Kellie

 

 

 

 

Our Current Listings:
 

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 bed / 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. Offered At: $1,479,000. Keep Reading

 
 
 
 

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. Offered At: $2,895,000.  Keep Reading

 
 
 
 

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. Offered At: $859,000. Read more here.

 
 
 

Santa Barbara Real Estate Roundup

 
 
 

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

SANTA BARBARA & SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MARKET STATS + our new logo & look!

 

Our New Logo & Look!
We have decided to update our logo and look coming into the new year! You will see our new logo and look on all of our marketing, advertising and our website. We hope you will enjoy our fresh and updated design

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  Thank you for making 2017 a successful year for our real estate business.  We wholeheartedly appreciate your support, referrals, and trust in us.  Thank you!

As we all know, owning a home has traditionally been the hallmark of the “American Dream.” However, the materialization of that dream could be impossible if the recently proposed tax bill goes into effect.  This is a reality that could impact all of us — rich and poor, old and young, Republican and Democrat.  More than anything, this is a homeowner’s issue.  If the proposed tax reform bill passes, real estate as we know it will undoubtedly change forever and the changes that ensue could be disastrous to both seller and buyer.

Under current tax law, for instance, over 30% of American taxpayers — i.e., over 44 million across the nation — are able to itemize their deductions and often benefit from the unique allowances for which they personally qualify.  Congress has threatened to virtually eliminate tax incentives for homeowners and other taxpayers via a number of dramatic adjustments to the current system. Read more on our latest blog here.

Our Current Offerings:

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. Keep Reading

 
 

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. Keep Reading

 
 

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. Read more here.

 
 
 

Open House Schedule

1118 Portesuello Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Saturday, November 18th: 1-4pm
Sunday, November 19th: 1-4pm

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

 

Santa Barbara Real Estate Roundup

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

Real Estate As We Know it will Undoubtedly Change Forever. What You Need to Know As Both Buyer & Seller

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  Thank you for making 2017 a successful year for our real estate business.  We wholeheartedly appreciate your support, referrals, and trust in us.  Thank you!

As we all know, owning a home has traditionally been the hallmark of the “American Dream.” However, the materialization of that dream could be impossible if the recently proposed tax bill goes into effect.  This is a reality that could impact all of us — rich and poor, old and young, Republican and Democrat.  More than anything, this is a homeowner’s issue.  If the proposed tax reform bill passes, real estate as we know it will undoubtedly change forever and the changes that ensue could be disastrous to both seller and buyer.

Under current tax law, for instance, over 30% of American taxpayers — i.e., over 44 million across the nation — are able to itemize their deductions and often benefit from the unique allowances for which they personally qualify.  Congress has threatened to virtually eliminate tax incentives for homeowners and other taxpayers via a number of dramatic adjustments to the current system including, but not limited to:

    • Elimination of the deduction for state and local income or sales taxes;
    • Elimination of property tax deductions;
    • Elimination of the Mortgage Interest Deduction for second homes and limitation of the Mortgage Interest Deduction for primary residences;
    • Elimination of the deduction for moving expenses;
    • Elimination of the deduction for interest on student loans;
    • Elimination of the deduction for medical expenses, including those for the elderly;
    • Elimination of the deduction for personal casualty losses, such as from hurricanes, earthquakes or wildfires;
    • And elimination of the deduction to any teachers who are required to cover the costs of class supplies using their own funds.

Tax incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. With fewer incentives to purchase real estate, the value of real estate nationwide will inevitably decrease. Moreover, the proposed tax system is structured to most severely impact individuals in high-tax states (such as California) who now claim large deductions for state and local income tax, property tax, mortgage interest, and sales tax. The middle class is at risk of shrinking even further as hundreds of thousands of California residents are made financially vulnerable by the elimination of these large deductions they have relied on for years.  The average California homeowner could end up paying upwards of $3,000 more in taxes per year under the proposed system. This bill could be passed as early as Thanksgiving.

What can you do to prevent these proposed changes from becoming a reality?  Call or email your congressional leader and explain to them the importance of your deductions.  This is a real concern that could affect nearly every American citizen in some way and carries the potential to trigger the next major recession.

Stay Tuned for our Monthly Real Estate Roundup article. Thank you and please contact us today for any of your real estate needs!

Thanks,

Randy & Kellie

SANTA BARBARA AND SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MARKET STATS & our new app!

OCTOBER 2017 REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP

Happy Fall! The 3rd quarter is over and real estate continues to stay strong in both Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Prices have risen and interest rates have continued to stay at or below 4%.  We still appear to be in a seller’s market, with the demand high and the inventory low.  We are trying a new format for showing you the real estate roundup stats and we hope that it is easier and provides more information to you.

Also, we are introducing our new  Randy and Kellie Real Estate app. Easy to download and it updates with our different multiple listing services every 30 seconds.  It is cutting edge and allows you to easy see what is currently on the market for sale and what properties are going to be open (they are in blue).  You can search properties from the Santa Ynez Valley all the way down to the LA area, but zip code, city, street, etc. Check it out.

 

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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY REAL ESTATE UPDATE

 

We would like to thank the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Fidelity National Title, the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service and the North Santa Barbara County Multiple Listing Service for providing us the information. As always if you are thinking of buying or selling, or know someone who is, please think of us and make sure to contact us today!

Thanks,

Kellie & Randy