Real Estate Blog

2022 Year in Review

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

From Montecito to Hope Ranch, Carpinteria to Goleta, and all neighborhoods in between, whether it’s a condo, home, land, or a ranchette, Knight Real Estate Group can successfully handle all your real estate needs. Here is a sampling below of some of our 2022 sales that showcase the depth and breadth of our expertise. We invite you to see our current listings and view all sales. Land/Lot: 736 Mission Park Drive – $1,000,000   Knight Real Estate Group of Village Properties Realtors is a boutique Santa Barbara Read more »

Preparing for A Rightsize Move in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

I had the pleasure of sharing my real estate knowledge with the Santa Barbara News-Press, in an article titled,  How to Prepare for a Rightsize Move . As a Santa Barbara County realtor with niche expertise helping clients downsize/rightsize, I outline essential tips that will ease and optimize the transition into a more manageable home. Selling your home and moving should not seem overwhelming. As a realtor who works with clients to ease this process, I loved outlining six ways to prevent headaches and enjoy the next chapter of Read more »

How Sellers Can Succeed in a Shifting Santa Barbara Real Estate Market

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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 – Support Local Santa Barbara Artist Chris Potter

Santa Barbara

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 »

Proud Sponsor of the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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 Honors Kelly Knight as a Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Leader

Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

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 »

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 »