Get to Know Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley Communities

California, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Ynez Real Estate

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 »

Scenic Hikes in Santa Barbara

California, Goleta, Santa Barbara

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 »

Coveted Equestrian Property – Buena Terra Canyon Ranch

Goleta, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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 »

Fall Housing Market – What the Experts Predict

California, Market Update, Santa Barbara Realtor

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 »

Goleta’s Buena Terra Canyon Ranch

California, Goleta, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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 »

Village Properties Marks 25th Anniversary as Santa Barbara’s Leading Locally-Owned Independent Brokerage

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At Knight Real Estate Group, we are proud to be affiliated with a locally owned and operated independent brokerage that is committed to the people of Santa Barbara, and to the future of our community. In September 2021, Village Properties celebrated its 25th Anniversary as Santa Barbara’s leading locally-owned independent brokerage . In Forbes’ article, Village Properties Marks Its 25th Anniversary As The Top Independent Brokerage In Santa Barbara’s Luxury Market, they share that “Village Properties was recognized  by  Real Estate Almanac’s T3 Mega 1000 report in the “Highest Average Sales Price By Brokerage” top-five national rankings with an average 2020 sales price of $2.2 million.” Read more »

The Best Camping Spots in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate

As summer continues to give us long days and warm nights, it’s a great reason to step outdoors. In this post, we share some of the best camping spots in the Santa Barbara area for day trips, weekends, and more. Enjoy! The Best Camping Spots in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara is world-famous for its wining, dining, and reclining, but that’s just the start. Santa Barbara County boasts some of the best nature on the California coastline, and it’s not just Read more »

Santa Barbara #1 on WSJ/Realtor.com Luxury Emerging Housing Markets Index List

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California Coastal towns continue to grow in interest as buyers expand out from urban hubs like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Mansion Global’s article “Coastal California Towns Steal Top Spots on Luxury Segment of WSJ/Realtor.com Index” shows that Santa Barbara slid into the Number 1 spot. “The city of Santa Barbara not only has properties with plenty of room for work, school, entertainment and exercise, but it offers high-end shopping and dining, outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, and, of course, beaches.” -Mansion Global Santa Barbara is known for Read more »

Three Days In Goleta, California

California, Goleta, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Happy Summer! We’ve been spending a lot of time lately enjoying the natural beauty of the Goodland. With its distinct laid-back, country vibe, Goleta is home to some of the area’s best surf spots (and nightlife, thanks to the students attending UC Santa Barbara!), as well as orchards, farmland and horse ranches. Here are some local insider tips to help you plan your next trip to the Goodland. And if house-hunting is on your list, give us a call! Goleta, Read more »