Santa Barbara home staging professional Christine Cowles has a real estate column in the Santa Barbara Independent that explores home styles, decorating and staging for sales. I was interviewed for her article, Succeeding in a Shifting Real Estate Market – Sellers: Stand Out From Your Competition. While buyer demand is still present, it’s not as aggressive as we’ve seen over the past few years. Sellers need to stand out to succeed. Christine’s article shares professional tips to create a show-ready Santa Barbara home. Click here to read the article.
The Friendship Paddle is a local, grassroots non-profit started in 2003 by a group of watermen eager to provide emotional and financial support for a friend fighting a life-threatening illness. Today, almost 20 years later, the Friendship Paddle is still going strong with over 150 men and women paddling the Santa Barbara Channel with the shared goal of helping a community member in need. This year, the Friendship Paddle is hitting the ocean to raise money for local artist and Read more »
Knight Real Estate Group was a proud sponsor of the sold-out Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival held annually at the beautiful Museum of Natural History. Guests enjoyed a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum’s oak woodland along Mission Creek sipping and savoring over 100 of the Central Coast’s best wineries and culinary delights. All net proceeds from the festival support the Museum’s nature and science education programs. We love helping the Museum connect people to nature!
Village Properties, the top-producing independently owned real estate brokerage that has been representing buyers and sellers in Santa Barbara County for over 20 years, has recognized Kelly Knight for her unwavering motivation and commitment to her craft. Knight was one of the few select agents to be recognized by Village Properties as she has consistently proven to be a market leader within the Santa Barbara real estate industry and is passionate and committed to overdelivering. “Thank you Village Properties for Read more »
Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez are gems located on the south central coast of California. Santa Barbara is known for it’s well-thought out architecture and expansive beaches with a breathtaking mountain backdrop. Those who live here will tell you that the city’s beauty is more than just skin deep. Community-minded residents have shaped Santa Barbara into a well-rounded multifaceted gem of a place for those who reside here. Santa Barbara also offers fine dining, quality shopping, and top educational institutions, Read more »
Santa Barbara County has numerous trails with a variety of terrains where you can enjoy so many view options: amazing ocean, mountain, and/or city views. Here are some of our favorite, scenic, and most popular hiking trails in Santa Barbara! Inspiration Point Inspiration Point is a 3.4-mile trail, popular for not just hiking, but also mountain biking, and trail running with beautiful ocean and mountain views. The peak of Inspiration Point is also accessible through the Jesusita Trail. Arroyo Burro Read more »
Forbes Global Properties compiled a comprehensive Year-End Market Perspectives report, based on interviews, surveys, and case studies with member brokerages from around the world. The report addresses: Property Prices Buyer Demographics Luxury Amenities Second Homes Case Studies To read the report, download the pdf or view a digital presentation .
Equestrian estates and ranches have a grip on the reins of luxury real estate markets worldwide. Forbes wrote a roundup of coveted equestrian properties from a variety of locales including the United States, Australia, France and Spain. Buena Terra Canyon Ranch topped the list. Defined by panoramic ocean and mountain views, unrivaled privacy and an unpretentious spirit merged with timeless luxury, this extraordinary property offers a rare combination of architectural, agricultural and equestrian excellence nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Many thanks to our friends at Read more »
Forbes Advisor released an article, Will The Housing Market Cool Off By Fall? Here’s What Experts Predict where they interviewed housing experts across the country to get their forecast on home prices, rates, and buyer interest. “And while there have certainly been hot seller’s markets in the past, none quite compare to the current market where more than 50% of homes for sale have fetched over the asking price.” Read the article to get their perspective. While this article represents the entire country, it’s important to note that Santa Barbara is one of the most ideal places to live, making Read more »
Defined by panoramic ocean and mountain views, unrivaled privacy and an unpretentious spirit merged with timeless luxury, Buena Terra Canyon Ranch offers a rare combination of architectural, agricultural and equestrian excellence nested in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains along the Santa Barbara coast. The property offers approximately 22-acres of prime agricultural land set off historic Fairview Road. The lush terraced grounds share a 6,000 sq. ft. custom-designed Mediterranean-inspired residence, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, a pool, and fully Read more »