Fall Housing Market – What the Experts Predict

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Santa Barbara is One of the Best Places to Visit in April, According to Travel + Leisure

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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 »

Getting Your Santa Barbara Property Ready for Market

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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 »

Thank you, Santa Barbara Middle School

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Seven years ago I was asked to serve as a Trustee for a small local school that specializes in grades 6-9. Since my son was attending the school and I wanted to get involved, I said “yes.” Little did I know that “yes” would yield cherished friendships and more fond memories than I can count. As we tackled challenges together, it also taught me the true meaning of service and living each day with gratitude. Thank you, Santa Barbara Middle Read more »

Meet Santa Barbara Realtor Kelly Knight

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Noozhawk in their Meet Your Realtor series. “My guiding principle is to provide my clients with exceptional real estate representation.” I have worked full-time as a residential real estate broker since 2005. In the interview, I talk about many things, including how real estate is a relationship business. There are at least 4 people involved in any real estate negotiation: The Buyer, the Seller, and 2 agents. I draw on my mediation training to help Read more »

Introducing Knight Real Estate Group – Santa Barbara Real Estate Team

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We are proud to announce the formation of Knight Real Estate Group. You may have seen the new logo on a few marketing pieces, but now that all the paperwork is in place, I am finally able to share the news far and wide. Please take a moment to check out our new website and update my contact information to kelly@knightrealestategroup.com. Knight Real Estate Group is a boutique Santa Barbara real estate team serving our beautiful Santa Barbara neighborhoods from Goleta to Carpinteria and all locations in Read more »