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Ryan Strehlow
Coldwell Banker

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Montecito Estate

Montecito Estate — Listed for $15,750,000.

Seldom in a Realtor’s career does the opportunity arise to represent such an incredibly well built, hand crafted masterpiece as the home I recently sold on 550 Freehaven Drive.  Truly an honor and a pleasure to represent the buyers of this spectacular estate in Montecito.

In  September, I entered into my 28th year as a Realtor in Montecito. Having the privilege of marketing properties for my clients gives me great reward. I hope that I have the opportunity to help make your buying or selling experience an exceptional one.

Please call upon me for all your Real Estate needs.

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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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Christmas in Santa Barbara

Christmas is a great time to be in Santa Barbara.  Downtown State Street will be a buzz with last minute shoppers, Christmas carolers strolling the mall and the storefronts dressed in full holiday cheer.  Popular things to do or see while visiting Santa Barbara would include the Nutcracker Ballet, visit the festive nativity scene at the Santa Barbara Mission,  take a walk along the beach, dine or enjoy a drink at the best decorated restaurant- Chase Bar and Grill or visit the clock tower of the courthouse and enjoy the incredible city and ocean views.

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Santa Barbara Christmas Parade

Don’t miss the Santa Barbara Christmas Parade this Friday, December 2, 2011.  The downtown parade starts at 6:30 on Sola Street and travels down State Street to Cota. Unlike the Fiesta Parade, the Christmas parade is a much smaller, casual and more of a local small town parade.  This years parade theme is Holiday Dreams.

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