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 »

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 »

Expansion of Property Tax Basis Transfer Rules as a Result of Proposition 19

California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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 »

Summerland – A Santa Barbara County Gem

California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate

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 »