Preparing for A Rightsize Move in Santa Barbara

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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

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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

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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!

Get to Know Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley Communities

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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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Seven Secret (and Not So Secret) Santa Barbara Swimming Spots

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Summer is here, and there’s no question that Santa Barbara is the place to be! There is nothing better on a hot summer day than exploring nature and finding a secluded swimming hole to cool off. To help you celebrate summer in Santa Barbara, we’ve featured seven secret (or not so secret) local swimming holes to help you have fun in the sun. Butterfly Beach This beach is a local hot spot, where celebs and the uber good-looking are found Read more »