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Coldwell Banker

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California Wild Flower Bloom

Living is Santa Barbara we sometimes forget how many incredible places we have within a short afternoon drive. Springtime is the perfect time to enjoy a variety of colored flowers and depending on where you travel there will be different plants in bloom. Currently the California Poppies are just past peak season, in the Antelope Valley just off highway 138 between highway 5 and highway 14 in Lancaster. Being the California state flower, “The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve” was established to protect the species for our children’s children to enjoy. The Poppy Reserve is located about 18 miles West of Lancaster and stretches for miles throughout the valley.

Viewing the poppy’s in prime season on the weekends will be a bit more like going to Disneyland on the fourth of July. Plan on meeting thousands of enthusiasts traveling from hundreds of miles to share in the orange carpet of color.

The bright yellow flowers of wild mustard are also carpeting the hillsides of central California. The photo here was taken on highway 166 two miles east of the intersection of the 33 not too far from New Cuyama. The mustard has been in bloom for three weeks and expected to be just past its prime season. The local farmers consider the bloom one of the best years for color in the last decade.

Also one of the most beautiful displays of the bright yellow fragrant Sweet broom can be seen on highway 33 heading out of Ojai or on the way up to Big Bear on highway 330. The 5 foot tall bushes line the highway for miles. This weekend could be the prime time to see the last of the California Wild Flowers.

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Big Bear Lake Luxury Cabin For Vacation Rental

Ever Think about traveling up to Big Bear lake to go skiing at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain. You may want to check out this great 5 star cabin for rent. Decorated in mountain decor with log bedroom sets, cathedral ceilings, snowshoe and antler light fixtures and a well appointed gourmet kitchen. Centrally located near the slopes and downtown this cabin offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, new spa, game room, air hockey, pool Big Bear rental cabintable, Foosball table, pinball machine, table top arcade game offering 50 different games as well as the seasonal outdoor sports as volleyball, badminton, and horse shoes.
Check out this link on VRBO.com http://www.vrbo.com/316526
Enjoy the short trip up to the mountains instead of the 6-8 hour drive to Northern California ski resorts. Big Bear Mountain was recently sold to the same company as runs Mammoth Mountain and is rumored to accept season passesBig Bear 2013 Kitchen from either mountain.

Big Bear 2013 Master Bedroom

 

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Montecito home Just SOLD!

boundary ArialJust sold, another great home estate site in Montecito. Located at 1920 Boundary Drive in Birnam Wood. Closing price $1,950,000

Possibly the best one acre lot in the gated Birnam Wood Country Club, complete with a vintage pool and pool house.  Once the pool house for the famed Bechtel Estate the home was split off during the creation of Birnam Wood Country Club.  Ideally situated off the golf course this understated home could be used as an eventual estate site or could be a great candidate for a remodel/addition.

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New Home For Sale In Santa Barbara

Great new listing, just came on the market.  This very clean 2 bedroom 2 bathroom offers

large square footage vaulted ceilings and is ready to move into with new carpet, paint and

fixtures.  Great opportunity to move into the Mountain View School District at an affordable

price.  The complex offers pool, tennis  playground and more. Don’t miss out on this great

value.  Well priced homes don’t last long in this market.

New listing, great value!

New listing, great value!

Property address is 5317 Traci Drive Santa Barbara near Goleta.  Open house this Friday from 10:00-1:00 and Sunday 2:00-4:00.  Hope to see you then!

 

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Santa Barbara Weather

Santa Barbara HarborToday’s weather forecast for Santa Barbara is another beautiful day in paradise. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for yet another perfect day in Santa Barbara.

Is it really fair to the rest of the country suffering from sub-zero temperatures that we should be wearing shorts on the beach  in January?  Well, this is why we have all migrated to the Santa Barbara area – to spend our golden years in the warm California sun.  If you ever wonder what drives the price of homes, you better believe our weather is one of the main driving forces.

If you are new to the area or planning a vacation to southern California, take a look at this graph for the best months to visit for weather.

Some other Santa Barbara weather facts are:

– On average the warmest month to visit is August.

– On average the coolest month is December.

– The highest recorded temperature was 109 degrees in 1985.

– The lowest recorded temperature was 20 degrees in 1990.

– February is on average the wettest month.

Be sure to call your “out of state” friends and family and let them know that you are strolling on the beach under sunny skies and 82 degree temps.  There is no better reminder of why you call one of the best cities in the world in which to live home.

 

 

 

 

 

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New listing In The Santa Barbara Foothills

Great Views and Decks

Mountain View From Home

If you are looking for a great valued home in Santa Barbara under a million dollars then please don’t miss this great new listing price at only $949,000. Located in the Mission Canyon Foothills at 2822 Ben Lomond this spacious house offers expansive views of the mountains and is loaded with charm. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is light, bright and offers a great central floor plan, great entertaining decks with exceptional mountain views an attached two car garage. As an added feature the home also offers the possibility of dual family living. A great neighborhood to go walking, hikeing or biking and even a better, it’s simply a great place to call home.

Best Neighborhood

Great private location

With the Santa Barbara Real Estate home values, increasing this newly listed property is considered a best buy. Located in the highly sought after Roosevelt School District, Santa Barbara Jr High and Santa Barbara Sr High it could be perfect for families or couples alike.

 

 

If you are searching for the perfect home and a great Realtor please stop by my first open house tomorrow, Saturday March 2, from 1:00 to 4:00. I would enjoy the opportunity to meet you.

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New listing in Santa Barbara, Montecito CA

New Montecito Home For Sale, Presented by Ryan Strehlow

Montecito Real Estate, Coldwell Banker

123 Via Alicia, Montecito Ca

Montecito-Breathtaking ocean, island, city, and harbor views from this luxury townhome located in the exclusive gated community of Loma Alicia.  This spacious approx. 3,000 square foot home features cathedral/vaulted ceilings,  2 bedroom suites, 3 full baths, 3 fireplaces, office, family room, formal dining room, and a gourmet kitchen.  Enjoy the warm Santa Barbara evenings watching the sun set from the spacious back patio overlooking the professionally landscaped yard and city lights.   Community pool and professional landscaping services included with association membership amenities.

This exclusive Montecito home is newly offered for sale at only $1,540,000. Please contact Ryan Strehlow directly by phone at (805) 705-8877 to set up an appointment to view this beautiful home. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

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New listing in Santa Barbara

Great Value

Beautifully restored light and bright centrally located California Cottage nestled in the foothills of

the Mesa. This 1930’s home exudes the charm and craftsmanship of how quality homes used to be

built back in the day. Recent upgrades to the home include all new electrical service, new kitchen

appliances, newly refinished hardwood floors, new paint inside and out, new sewer line between the

street and house with a new back flow valve, updated asphalt shingle roof and a recently slurry

coated driveway.                                                                         Priced at $539,000.

Call Ryan Strehlow, Associate Broker – Coldwell Banker at (805) 705-8877 for a private showing.

Open house this Saturday and Sunday.

Built in desk and newly refinished hardwood floors

Sunny Master bedroom

 

1601 Calle Canon, Santa Barbara

Beautifully Restored Home

 

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