September 2013

Found 2 blog entries for September 2013.

By calendar this weekend marks the end of summer, however Santa Barbara’s best weather is just beginning and some new housing inventory is starting to hit the market. With added home competition sellers are pricing their properties carefully and are more willing to go the extra mile to make their homes stand out above the rest.

There are positive and negative energies associated with every property, even in such a beautiful setting as Santa Barbara. Sometimes simple changes can make dramatic differences in a home’s appeal. The following eight principles are very easy, effective, and have been promoted by the art of Feng Shui for thousands of years.

1. Inviting front door and entry.

2. Every room has a true function.

3. All infrastructures in

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This August has seen more expensive homes selling in the Santa Barbara area with a median price of just over $1.1M, however the total sales volume dropped slightly during the month of August when compared to last year. Inventory is also down 11% from a year ago. This June and July saw median prices of $1.065M and $962.5K respectively and the year-to-date median sale price of a Santa Barbara area home now stands at $970K.

Regarding inventory, there are currently only 68 homes available in the under $1M price range compared to 328 available in the over $1M range. Distress sale inventory has pretty much vanished with only three bank owned homes available, one priced under $1M, and two short sale homes available on the market today.

It will be

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