January 2015

Found 2 blog entries for January 2015.

If the first three weeks of 2015 are any indicator we could be looking at a very stong year in real estate sales for Santa Barbara. Compared with the same period last year we’ve seen the following increases for condos and homes combined: number of new listings up 34%, number of pending sales up 14%, number of closed sales up 11%, and total sold dollar volume up 61%.

The extremely low inventory levels that held back sales during most of 2014 look to be headed in a positive direction. This is a nice change for buyers who have been patiently waiting for a better selection of homes. Total inventory is now up 9% over the same period last year. Another nice purchasing incentive for buyers is the further drop in interest rates that have been occurring. The

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With most experts predicting a good rise in home values this year we should see more homeowners with extra equity willing and able to make much needed improvements and other enhancements to their properties. Deciding on materials and styles for upgrades can be a difficult task with all of the different choices available. Whether you hire a designer or trust your own personal tastes there’s a lot of media out there that can help you get a feel for what’s considered hot and what’s not. A great trend in current interior design is the intermixing of different styles to come out with something entirely fresh and new. This leaves the door open to a lot of creativity and takes away the stress of trying to make everything match.

Not to long ago many of us were

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