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Fall in Love with Santa Barbara

Fall in Love with Santa Barbara

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to fall in love with Santa Barbara! Santa Barbara is the ideal location to share with family and friends, whether for a day or two, a week or even longer for…

Miramar Beach Hotel and Bungalows Have Set a Completion Date

Miramar Beach Hotel and Bungalows Have Set a Completion Date

The Miramar Beach Hotel and Bungalows have set a completion date of Summer 2017. Founded in Santa Barbara’s Montecito neighborhood at Miramar Beach on 20 acres of beachfront property in 1876 by Josiah and Emmeline Doulton as a family estate,…

New Horizons for Santa Barbara Funk Zone Development

New Horizons for Santa Barbara Funk Zone Development

In the wake of current development and the continual rise of real estate prices and rental rates, what does the future hold for the Santa Barbara’s trending Funk Zone neighborhood? Covering a 16-block waterfront area bordering lower State, Garden, Yanonali, and Mason streets,…

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials Don’t Follow the Spring Trend

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials

If you put your home on the market in the Spring, and it hasn’t sold, you’re probably thinking about taking it off the market until next year. Conventional wisdom says that Spring and early Summer are the only times to…

Slash Your Energy Bill!

Slash Your Energy Bill!

We don’t think about our heating bill much in the summer, but this is the time to make some upgrades to your home that will see you through the winter, such as adding insulation, changing out windows for double or…

Landscape for Your Climate

Landscape for Your Climate

Visions of lush green lawns, English gardens bursting with color and a sparkling fountain filling the air with the tinkling of thousands of water drops may float through your head when dreaming of your ideal home. But, you’re responsible, so…

Mesa Locals Stroll Down Memory Lane

Mesa Locals Stroll Down Memory Lane

Boom or Bust: A hundred years ago heralded a surge of residential development brought about by the discovery of the allegedly prodigal Mesa Oil Field.  Homes sprouted up overnight and were interspersed among a sea of oil derricks that dotted…

Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrates 30 years

Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrates 30 years

Our entire team is honored to be a sponsor of the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival as it celebrates 30 years this season, from January 27 through February 7, 2015. This season at the SBIFF, 24 of the 2015 Academy…

Santa Barbara Mesa provides optimal choices for beach living

Santa Barbara Mesa provides optimal choices for beach living

Come along with me as I introduce the Santa Barbara Mesa, one of the best places to live in Santa Barbara! – Gabe   Located about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Mesa provides optimal choices for beach…

Schools a Top Priority when Buying a Home in Santa Barbara

Schools a Top Priority when Buying a Home in Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara, education at every level, whether elementary, middle, or high school, is a top priority when buying a home. Purchasing a home in a district where school ratings are higher is also of great importance to families of all types,…

World-Class Performers Highlighted Santa Barbara Bowl 2014 Season

World-Class Performers Highlighted Santa Barbara Bowl 2014 Season

Set on 17 acres of land with pristine views, world-class performers highlighted Santa Barbara Bowl’s 2014 season. Built in 1936 as part of a Works Progress Administration initiative, the project put millions of unemployed people to work on public projects…

Is the ‘Great American Dream’ of homeownership dead in Santa Barbara?

Is the ‘Great American Dream’ of homeownership dead i

In the Sept. 18 issue of the Santa Barbara Independent, reporter Tyler Hayden explored the provocative question of renting vs. owning a home in the city and county of Santa Barbara. Claiming there is very little to no room at the…

Conserving Water During Santa Barbara Drought

Conserving Water During Santa Barbara Drought

As summer comes to a close and fall (hopefully) beckons milder weather and rain going into winter, the third year of drought enters Stage Two Conditions. It is imperative to follow drought regulations currently in place as every drop saved…

Santa Barbara’s Public Market Now Open

Santa Barbara’s Public Market Now Open

      Alma Del Pueblo’s Santa Barbara Public Market has recently opened. Located in the heart of the thriving Arlington District, this highly anticipated urban center provides an array of regionally sourced & sustainable artesian foods, organic groceries, pasta noodle bar, wine & beer…

El Encanto Hotel Gets a Name Change

El Encanto Hotel Gets a Name Change

The El Encanto Hotel, by parent company Orient-Express Hotels, will receive a name change starting March 10, 2014. The hotel will be called the Belmond El Encanto. A little over a year ago, the El Encanto completed a $134-million dollar…

The Latest on Montecito’s Miramar Hotel

The Latest on Montecito’s Miramar Hotel

Miramar Hotel – A Piece of Montecito History Most recently, developer Rick Caruso has been very busy doing other projects like losing a bid to buy the Dodgers, floating a run at Mayor of Los Angeles, and his latest dream-scheme…

Gaviota Coastline Updates!

Gaviota Coastline Updates!

Located just north of Santa Barbara, our beautiful Central California coastline has ongoing change and we have outlined the most recent news below. – Naples – The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously denied the Gaviota Coastal Conservation‘s appeal…

Alma Del Pueblo’s “Santa Barbara Public Market”

Alma Del Pueblo’s “Santa Barbara Public Market”

It’s that time of year again when our community welcome’s the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. With the famous Arlington Theatre as the center of the buzz, we cannot help but get excited for the opening of the “Soul…