May 2012

Found 2 blog entries for May 2012.

Summer’s here in Santa Barbara and there are plenty of great events and activities to enjoy. In addition to taking in the incredible weather, scenery, people and wonderful real estate opportunities you might consider some of the following.

I Madonnari on May 26-28

State Street Mile on June 3

Live Oak Music Festival on June 15-17

Summer Solstice Parade and Festival on June 22-24

Santa Barbara Wine Festival on June 30

Semana Nautica on June 29 thru July 9

Independence Day Celebration on July 4

Pacific Pride Festival on July 7

CA Wine Festival on July 19-21

Fiesta – Old Spanish Days on August 1-5

Santa Barbara Triathlon on August 24-26

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I look forward to seeing you this summer and appreciate your

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Santa Barbara’s popularity is on the rise. City occupancy tax figures increased 14.9% for March of this year in comparison to last year, and have grown 10.1% year-to-date. Strong tourism amongst U.S. and international visitors coupled with many Californians vacationing closer to home has given Santa Barbara commerce much to be happy about. With percentage of second home purchases on the rise Santa Barbara is also seeing out-of-town buyers adding to their real estate sale numbers. There were more closed properties in March of this year than any previous March dating back to 2006. Currently a total of 375 homes and condos are under contract compared to 252 at this time last year. A large number of these contracts are from out-of-town buyers paying all cash

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