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Feb 52019

Montecito Estates: Calling New Owners to Paradise

DISTINGUISHED PROPERTY FOR THE MOST DISCERNING BUYERS Affluent buyers insist there’s something exceedingly special about Montecito estates. Perhaps it’s their location in this rarified enclave of just under 10,000 mostly affluent residents; neig...

Jan 292019

3 Ways to Maximize Your Profit When Selling a Home

THE NOT SO SECRET SECRETS OF SAVVY SELLERS I'm sure you want to maximize your profit when selling a home. Many people are tempted to consider options such as working with a discount real estate agent or entering into a sale-by-owner program, but I...

Jan 152019

“California Chic” is Alive and Well in Montecito

THE EFFORTLESS COOL LOOK SYNONYMOUS WITH CALIFORNIA STYLE If you already live in Montecito or just about any of the communities in or around Santa Barbara, there’s a good chance you’re already embracing “California Chic.”  It comes easy for...

Nov 202018

Million-dollar Homes to Million-dollar Neighborhoods: The Rise of the 7-figure Enclave

Statistics show the million-dollar neighborhood is a growing phenomenon despite the recent market cool-down After analyzing home values across the country, including right here in Montecito, the experts at Trulia have issued a new report showing 7-...

May 252018

Top Residential Architects in Montecito and Santa Barbara History

These four top residential architects of Montecito and Santa Barbara brought their own unique style to our area George Washington Smith Architect George Washington Smith is Montecito’s and Santa Barbara’s most admired home designer, ha...

Mar 162018

A Rare Opportunity to own the Palmyra Estate in Montecito

MY NEW LISTING IS A PIECE OF MONTECITO'S HISTORIC EL MIRADOR ESTATE Imagine owning the Palmyra estate in Montecito: a historic, breathtaking and very private 4.5-acre grand property. Originally part of a large family-owned 70-acre estate known as E...

Feb 192018

This New Summerland Real Estate Listing is a Mid-century Beauty

Combining chic design and classic comfort with a nostalgic flair in a piece of Summerland Real Estate My new listing, a Mid-century beauty in this charming beach town next door to Montecito, is a standout among Summerland real estate.  It's a wond...

Feb 152018

SOLD: A Piece of Country in the City

This Hope Ranch Annex Mini-ranch offers the best of both worlds I just made another sale, this time it's a mini ranch in Santa Barbara's highly desirable Hope Ranch Annex that offers a piece of country in the city. Ah, country living—fresh air, wi...

Feb 132018

SOLD: Hope Ranch Dream Home

Hope Ranch: a beautiful hidden enclave on the Santa Barbara coast I just found the perfect Hope Ranch dream home for my new clients. The exquisite estate has been re-designed and executed to the highest level of taste and finish. Featuring sweeping...

Feb 82018

SOLD: Another Perfect Montecito Showcase Estate

I just found the perfect Montecito showcase estate for one of my discerning buyers: a Montecito Mid-Century Ranch set among classic Montecito estates in a coveted neighborhood of grand and timeless homes. Montecito is a destination for people all ov...

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