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March 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am

Montecito real estate
Our Santa Barbara County offices have grown to better serve homebuyers and sellers along the Central Coast. We are proud to announce the opening of the Montecito South branch at 155 Coast Village Road, Suite 102 B, Montecito, CA 93108.
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October 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am

What you can buy

In the charming city of Santa Barbara, you will find stunning coastal views, majestic mountain scenery, and beautiful homes that will instantly grab your attention.

We’ve rounded up a few exceptional properties that are on the market now for about $1,300,000. When you’re done checking them out, we’re sure you’ll want to move into at least one of them right away!

Montecito | $1,375,000

Every day is a day in paradise if you’re spending it in this luxurious beach-side condo. No expense was spared in the latest high-end remodel, however we’re not sure that anything can top the miles and miles of ocean just yards from your front door. Garrett McCaw is the listing agent who holds the key to this one-bedroom, two-bathroom dream home.
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August 18th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Ojai real estate

A private retreat

Matilija Canyon Ranch is a rare opportunity to own an Ojai retreat that feels like a step back to an easier time. The ranch is comprised of three parcels totaling approximately 560 acres surrounded by Los Padres National Forest.

The four residences at 3572-4101 Matilija Canyon Road are situated amid a private wildlife refuge that includes hiking trails, hundreds of fruit trees, a trout stream, two ponds, outdoor living areas, an aviary, and a fenced corral.

Of the four residences on the property, the largest is Dent House, a historic 1908 Craftsman that was moved from Ventura and has been a designated Ventura County Landmark since 1985. Original owner John Dent raised walnuts, cattle, and apricots, and was instrumental in forming a dried-apricot association.
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May 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Santa Barbara events

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Walk cautamente around Old Mission Santa Barbara’s plaza during Memorial Day weekend. You don’t want to distract the Madonnari (street painters) creating their large, colorful 3-D-like images on the pavement. This traditional Italian style of pastel chalk painting dates back to the 1500s, and all ages can join the fun. View the works by 150 artists, or sponsor a street-painting square to advertise your business, or to celebrate a friend or family member. Squares range from 4-by-6 feet to 12-by-12 feet, and cost $150 to $700. Chalk will be provided in variety of colors. The 29th annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Where:
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

When:
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May 15th, 2015 at 8:30 am

Santa Barbara

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Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Malibu usually get top billing as “home of the stars.” Traditionally, that’s because movie and TV celebrities like to live near the big studios in the Los Angeles area.

But Santa Barbara County has its fair share of celeb homes and movie locations as well. In fact, California’s original filmmaking capital was the city of Santa Barbara. Flying A, the first major studio of the silent-movie era, was founded there in 1910. Thirteen years later, giant sets for the silent classic The Ten Commandments were built and then abandoned in the sand dunes of Guadalupe, signifying the county’s debut as a cinematic player. Scenes in almost 500 popular titles have been filmed in the region since 1910, according to Internet Movie Database.
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