Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

The  Santa Barbara real estate Market Trends from January 2013 to August 2017 for the number of sales for that month. This graph was created by Fidelity Title Company of southern Santa Barbara covering the communities of Carpinteria to Goleta (southern Santa Barbara).

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1214 High Ridge Lane in Santa Barbara

1214 High Ridge Lane in Santa Barbara is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty.  Listing agent Wilson Quarre. 3,700 square feet. Mediterranean Style. 3 car garage. Gated entry. 4 bedrooms with master, one guest and office on main floor. 3.5 bathrooms. Two bedrooms downstairs with workout area, wine closet, and more. Remodeled in 1999/2000. $3,398,000

The Marc


Luxury Living on Upper State Street in Santa Barbara. Pre-leasing in July for September move in. Currently under construction at 3885 State Street. The Marc is the first multi-family residential building to be built in Santa Barbara in 30 years. Some of the Marc residence features are:1-2-3 bedroom homes ranging from 646 – 1,026 square feet, Modern, open living spaces with designer-selected finishes, Oversized windows for optimal natural light and spacious closets, and Private patios and balconies for seamless indoor-outdoor living. For more information visit their website at: The Marc

Santa Barbara Habitat For Humanity

Southern Santa Barbara Habitat for Humanity

“Building Communities…One Home at a Time!”


Habitat of Southern Santa Barbara is proud to build strength, stability, self-reliance, and shelter to southern Santa Barbara. The fourth development located at 4949 Sawyer Avenue in Carpinteria consist of three three bedroom townhomes available for purchase by qualified low income families. The future Habitat homeowners will pay a zero interest mortgage designed to fit with 35% of the family’s total income.

Volunteers are crucial to Habitat’s success and allow them to build affordable homes by keeping the construction cost to a minimum. Construction will begin later this year and volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout the construction process. No advanced experience is needed. Volunteers will help with everything from laying the foundation, raising the walls, painting, caulking, installing sliding, placing windows, landscaping, and much more.

Visit the link at the beginning of this post for more information. Habitat of Humanity in Southern Santa Barbara can also be reached at 805.692.2226 and

1807 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara

Prime Commercial Location  1807 Cliff Drive is an opportunity to invest in a very desirable and vibrant location. It is surrounded by a major Santa Barbara healthy grocery store, numerous restaurants, drug store, professional services and neigborhood businesses. The traffic count on Cliff Drive is excellent.

Currently in use as the only Mesa veterinary, it makes an excellent investment to hold as well as a potential development site.

Current zoning is C-P/R-2/E-3/S-D-3

The property is subject to a below market, net lease rate that expires June of 2019. The listing price reflects a discount for the lower rents. Tenant pays maintenance, property taxes, and insurance.

The building size is 3,440 square feet according to permits in the City of Santa Barbara street file, and the lot size is 18,295, or .42 acres.

This prime location, close to the sea and the poplular Marine Terrace neighborhood, combined with a facility that can provide a healthy net income yield offers the best of options.

It is imperative that the privacy of the business by respected. Inspection is subject to an accepted offer.

(Offers will first be reviewed on May 9, 2016 at Seller’s request)

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends


Click on image above to enlarge. Santa Barbara Market Trends through February 29, 2016. Number of Sales/Closed Transactions by month. Initially it appears we’re following a similar pattern to 2015. This data provided by Fidelity Title Company of Santa Barbara and covers Carpinteria to Goleta (South County of Santa Barbara County)

There was a 24% decrease in the number of Active Listings year to date for January 2016 (317) versus (417) for 2015. In the last three weeks we’ve seen a pick up in new listings which hopefully bodes well for buyers that are frustrated with the lack of inventory. As the inventory increases prices and sales should remain strong although there appears to be some softening in the upper end of the market. Time will tell.