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Montecito Real Estate

For those discerning buyers looking for the epitome of Southern California coastal luxury living, Montecito real estate should not be missed. It is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting and stunning natural landscape than that found throughout the seaside village of Montecito, California. Long renowned as a verdant retreat, Montecito has become one of the most exclusive and attractive communities in the world. Here you will be in the neighborhood of some of the most well-known movie stars, celebrated authors, entrepreneurs, and high-profile business people. In addition, more than a dozen billionaires either call the charming community home or maintain a second home here.

If you are considering the purchase of Montecito real estate, chances are you learned about the community while on vacation to the area. This certainly was the case in the late 1800’s, when wealthy families from the East Coast discovered Montecito. They built huge, glamorous estates as wintering spots, and by the 1920’s there were more millionaires per acre in here than anywhere else in the country.

Today, after decades of elegance and charm, these fine homes are being impeccably renovated to encompass all the amenities and conveniences one would expect of a modern luxury residence. Potential buyers will also find a beautiful selection of quaint cottages and small homes, which were once modest gardener’s or caretaker’s cottages to these fine estates.

Montecito is also home to an exceptional array of restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and more. Often compared to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills – although more laid back – Montecito’s Coast Village Road is the place many residents and visitors enjoy spending the afternoon window-shopping and dining. Other popular attractions include two public parks, a public tennis court, a family-oriented YMCA, and the Montecito Village Shopping Center.

Montecito Real Estate

For those potential buyers considering Montecito real estate, it would be Cristal Clarke’s great pleasure to assist you. Ranging from spacious and upscale single-family homes to charming villas and the most opulent estates that achieve an unprecedented level of prestige, even the most discerning buyers will find a property to exceed their expectations here in Montecito and the Santa Barbara area. Buying a home with a price tag in the millions, however, can prove to be a bit trickier than navigating the traditional, run-of-the-mill real estate transaction. There are pre-approval letters, specialized luxury brokers, more legal considerations, and so on. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Do your research: Browse the Montecito and Santa Barbara MLS via the Property Search function of this website to get an idea of what is available to you in this market.
  • Get a qualified agent: As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties team, and having been rated among the top 1% of agents nationwide for more than 20 years, Cristal is a luxury real estate specialist who is dedicated to the needs of her clients.
  • Get pre-approved: Be prepared to present a pre-approval letter from your bank or financial institution. This will set the seller’s mind at ease.
  • Be prepared to give: Yes, you’ll need to give some details about yourself. Often sellers require a letter from an accountant or a bank statement to show you are qualified and are capable of making such a sizable purchase.

When you’re ready to take the next step toward the purchase or sale of Montecito homes, Santa Barbara ocean view real estate, or any home in the surrounding areas, it would be Cristal’s pleasure to share her knowledge, resources, and experience with you. Connect with her today for more information or to schedule a private consultation regarding your specific needs. She is looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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