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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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Organic Farmers Market In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara farmers Market Jams and Jellies

Santa Barbara is know for it’s great Mediterranean climate and perhaps there is no better example found than at the all Organic Farmers Market.  As many parts of the world are shoveling out of the snow, Santa Barbara farmers embraace the ability to grow great crops year around. Known as one of the top 10 “healthiest cities” in the country, Santa Barbara offers locals an incredible ability to exercise plenty and eat well. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, diving, boating, fishing, golfing or even lawn bowling, Santa Barbara has it all and has it right in town.  Even if you are the type of person who rather go to a restaurant then cook gourmet at home you will see many of the local Chef’s shopping for their restaurants at the farmers market.  The Farmers Market is held weekly in different locations for the convenience of the locals.


Here is the schedule for the Farmers Market:


Winter in Santa Barbara offers year around fresh organic vegetable

Organic Vegetables at the Farmers Market on Tuesday-the Farmers Market is held in Old Town Santa Barbara where they close down two blocks of lower State Street and run the market from 4:00 - 7:30. (this is my personal favorite)

Thursday-the Farmers Market is in Carpinteria from 3:00 – 6:30 and is held off linden Street downtown.

Friday-is Montecito’s turn to host the Farmers Market and they do so on Coast Village Road between the hours of 8:00 –  11:30.

Saturday-is one of the largest Farmers Markets and it is held in downtown Santa Barbara between 8:30 – 1:00 in a parking lot at the corner of Santa Barbara Street and Cota.

Sunday-the Market makes it’s way up to the Camino Real Market Place next to Home Depot, Costco and Best Buy in Goleta and is held from 10:00 – 2:00.

Hope you all enjoy Santa Barbara and all that it has to offer







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