Santa Barbara Estate Planning and Trust Attorney April Lavigne created a Law Alert regarding the expansion of the Property Tax Basis Transfer Rules as a result of Proposition 19. The expanded basis transfer rules could help Californians save a significant amount of property taxes each year. On November 3, 2020, California voters passed the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act (Prop. 19). Among other changes, Prop. 19 expanded existing property basis transfer rules Read more »
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Travel + Leisure shared the six best places to travel in April and you guessed it….Santa Barbara made the list. “If you’re ready to enjoy fresh air and outdoors with a hike or bike ride, consider a visit to Santa Barbara — when the day is done, restaurants and wine tastings await.” -Travel + Leisure In Spring, Santa Barbara boasts temperatures in the low 70’s, ideal weather for hiking, bicycling, dining outdoors, and taking road trips. T+L suggested renting an electric bicycle from Santa Barbara BCycle and shared some of Read more »
Summerland, California, is one of Santa Barbara County’s secret gems. This quaint location is a perfect spot for beachcombing, antiquing, shopping, dining and enjoying the scenery of the Pacific Coast. Whether you are a Santa Barbara local, or you are vacationing or coming to look at Santa Barbara real estate , make sure to visit Summerland, a quintessential California beach town. What to Do In Summerland When you arrive in Summerland, find a spot to park on Lillie Avenue. Enjoy a walk on this Read more »
Village Properties is now an exclusive real estate partner and founding member of Forbes Global Properties . This powerful global partnership provides us with a curated platform to showcase our clients’ luxury properties. As a founding member, Village Properties will be one of only 100 elite brokerage firms invited to participate in the global network. If you’re thinking of selling, let’s talk about how this partnership might benefit you! To learn more about this partnership, click here .
Seasons greetings to our clients, colleagues, collaborators, and friends! 2020 has been a year unlike any other, and a time when our personal and professional connections have been more important than ever. We are grateful for our Santa Barbara community, each of you, and your continued support of Knight Real Estate Group. Best wishes for an exciting New Year to come!
Santa Barbara – The American Riviera, one of our great Santa Barbara websites and resources for all things local, did a fantastic post called Dine, Sip & Support Local . This guide gives Santa Barbarians a go-to to support their favorite local restaurants and wineries by ordering delivery and curbside pick-up services. Following recommendations issued by the California Department of Public Health, our favorite SB spots are temporarily unable to serve customers on-premise for the next few weeks, but we can still support them. Delivery Read more »
November is here, and many of us are preparing for the holiday season in our new normal. We are grateful for all the good we have and want to encourage others to stay positive during these difficult times. We are especially thankful for our wonderful clients who put their faith in us for all their buying and selling needs, and we know that our success is because of you! If you are thinking of selling your Santa Barbara property during Read more »
It was such a privilege to be a contributing writer for the November 2020 edition of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine, the official publication of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. My article, One of the Most Unexpected Sellers’ Markets in Santa Barbara Real Estate History, talks about how the 2020 Santa Barbara market has been unexpectedly strong, breaking several records despite the Presidential election and a global pandemic. This year will be a year to remember for many reasons. In the real estate industry, especially in the Santa Barbara real estate industry, the Read more »
Normally at this time of year, the real estate market would be winding down for the upcoming holidays. Sellers typically withdraw their homes from the market in order to celebrate with family and friends, and only the most determined of buyers continue to house hunt. But this year’s real estate market has been anything but normal. Not only has the Santa Barbara market been unexpectedly strong, it has broken several records despite a Presidential election and a global pandemic. The Read more »
Here are our top picks for a fun, three-day fall weekend in Santa Barbara. There’s so much to see and do in our wonderful, beach-side community. If house hunting is on your to-do list while you’re in the area, give us a call at 805-895-4406. With interest rates at an all-time low, there’s still time to purchase a great property. We’re here to help! Three Days in Santa Barbara Are you ready for a fall getaway before the hectic pace of Read more »