Nancy's Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog


With the Holiday Fan Faire Safely Tucked Away for another year…it’s Time to Open the Books, Turn over a Few Rocks and Get to the Bottom of our Local Real Estate Market. Here’s a Close Look at Homes & Condo’s from Carpinteria to Goleta. December 2016 had a total of 86 Houses Sold, Total Sold Volume was $132,925,000. Median List Price was $1,142,000. Median Sold Price was $1,112,000. DOM (days on the market) 72. The SP/LP (selling price to...
Wow! We’re Finally in the Homestretch...But Before We Make Our Final Prognostications for the Year, Let’s Review the Backstretch. Here’s a Close Look at the Market for Homes & Condo’s, from Carpinteria to Goleta YTD (year to date). September 2016 had a total of 100 Homes Sold, Total List Volume of those Homes was $169,371,000. Median List Price was $1,237,000, Median Sold Price was $1,200,000, DOM (days on the market) 69. The SP/LP (selling...
Wow!  We’re halfway through the Year...and It's Time to take a Close Look at the Market for Homes & Condos, from Carpinteria to Goleta YTD (year to date).   July 2016 had a total of 83 Homes Sold.  Total List Volume of those homes was $158,747,943.  Median List Price was $1,249,000.  Median Sold Price was $1,210,000.  DOM (days on the market) 69.  The SP/LP (selling price to list price) was 90.11%.  ...
It’s time to pull out the old Crystal Ball, will the Market go Up, or will it Fall...Here are the numbers for Homes & Condos, from Carpinteria to Goleta, YTD (year to date). April 2016 had a total of 104 Homes Sold.  Total List Volume of those homes was $165,665,767.  Median List Price was $1,197,000.  Median Sold Price was $1,174,500.  DOM (days on the market) was 70.  The SP/LP (selling price to list price) was 94....
Once again it’s numbers time, as we make sense of Santa Barbara’s Real Estate Market...Here are the numbers for Homes & Condo’s, from Carpinteria to Goleta including Montecito and Hope Ranch, YTD (year to date). March 2016 had a total of 85 Homes Sold.  List volume of those homes was $148,962,599.  Median List price of those homes was $1,272,500.  DOM (days on the market) was 80.  Total Sold volume was $142,405,129....
Well it’s our favorite time of the month…making sense of Santa Barbara’s Real Estate Market.  Here are the numbers for Homes & Condos from Carpinteria to Goleta including Montecito and Hope Ranch, YTD (year to date).  February 2016 had a total of 54 Homes Sold.  List Volume of those homes was $132,381,667.  Median List price of those homes was $1,272,500.  DOM (days on the market) of these homes was 72.  Total...
September continued to be a busy month in Santa Barbara real estate, with 98 homes and 61 condos closing escrow, and a similar number of pending sales set to close in October (109 homes and 53 condos).  Continuing a trend we have seen most of the year, condos are out-performing houses with regard to median price; in fact the median price of sold homes for the year is $1,113,500, down 5.2% compared to 2014, whereas the median price of sold...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of July 2015.  For the Single Family Home market sales remained strong for the month coming in with 126 closings up from the 114 we saw in June.  The Median Sales Price fell however to about $997,500 from the $1,252,000 we saw in June, while the days on the market for...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of June 2015.  For the Single Family Home market sales fell for the month coming in with about 115 closings down from the 127 we saw in May.  The Median Sales Price went from $1.28 million in May to about $1.25 in June, with the days on the market for sold properties...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of May 2015.  For the Single Family Home market sales remained strong for the month coming in with 127 closings up from the 95 we saw in April.  The Median Sales Price rose to $1,280,000 up from the $980,000 we saw at the end of April, while the days on the market for...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of April 2015.  For the Single Family Home market sales remained strong for the month coming in with 94 closings but down from the 117 we saw in March.  The Median Sales Price fell to about $975,000 from the $1,205,000 we saw in March while the days on the market for...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of March 2015.  For the Single Family Home market sales went way up for the month with about 117 closings from the 58 we saw in February.  The Median Sales Price also rose to about $1.2 million up from $1,035,000 at the end of February, while the days on the market for...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of February 2015.  For the Single Family Home market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to 56 in February from 69 in January and 80 in December.  The median sales price rose however going to $1,035,000 in February from $1,000,000 in January and $962,500...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of January 2015.  For the Single Family Home market the number of sales fell from the previous month to about 70 in January from 80 in December and 73 in November.  The Median Sales price for the month rose however going to about $1 million in January from $962,500 in...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of December 2014.  For the Single Family Home market the numbers of sales rose slightly from the previous month to about 80 in December rising from 73 in November but down from the 87 we saw in October.  The Median Sales Price also rose for the month going to about $990...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of November 2014.  For the Single Family Home market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to 72 in November dropping from 87 in October and 109 in September.  The Median Sales Price also fell for the month to about $947,500 from $985,000 in October and $1,...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of October 2014.  For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to just over 85 in October, dropping from 109 in September and 100 in August.  The Median Sales Price also fell for the month to about $1.015 million in October from $1,...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of September 2014. For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of sales has gone up three months in a row from 90 in July to 100 in August and about 110 in September. The Median Sales Price went down however to about $1.2 million in September from $1,377,500 in August, but up from...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of August 2014.  For the Home Estate/PUD market sales remained strong for the month coming in with 96 closings up from the 90 we saw in July.  The Median Sales Price also rose to about $1.4 million from $1.17 million which is where we ended July, while the days on the...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of July 2014. For the Home Estate/PUD market sales dropped a little for the month coming in with 90 closings down from the 103 we saw in June. The Median Sales Price remained steady at about $1,175,000 from the $1,186,500 we saw in June, while the days on the market for sold...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of June 2014. For the Home Estate/PUD market sales fell for the month coming in with about 105 closings down from the 113 we saw in May. The Median Sales Price went from $1,175,000 in May to about $1,185,000 in June, with the days on the market for sold properties staying steady...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of May 2014. For the Home Estate market sales remained strong for the month coming in with about 110 closings up from the 100 we saw in April. The Median Sales Price rose to about $1,125,000 from the $1,110,500 we saw at the end of April, while the days on the market for sold...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of April 2014. For the Home Estate market sales remained strong for the month, coming in with about 100 closings up from the 72 we saw in March. The Median Sales Price rose to about $1.1 million from the $983,700 we saw in March, while the days on the market for sold properties...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of March 2014. For the Home Estate/PUD market sales started to rise for the month with 72 closings up from the 57 we saw in February. The Median Sales Price also rose to $983,700 up from the end of February when it was $970,700 while the days on the market for sold properties...
Santa Barbara Real Estate Through January 2014   This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of January 2014. For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to about 70 in January from 102 in December and 81 in November. The Median Sales price for the month rose however going to about...
  This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of December 2013.  For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of sales rose from the previous month to 100 in December rising from 81 in November and 91 in October. The Median Sales Price stayed about the same for the month however going to $986,000 in December from $...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of November 2013.      Year over year sales are up just slightly from 2012 with the median sales price up to about $940,000 for approximately a 19% rise. The average sales price is also up going from about $1.36 million in 2012 to approximately $1.43 million...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of October 2013.  For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to 90 in October dropping from 107 in September and 121 in August. The Median Sales Price rose for the month however to $941,499 in October from $922,500 in September but down...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market through the month of September 2013. For the Home Estate market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to 107 in September dropping from 121 in August and 113 in July. The Median Sales Price also fell for the month down to $922,500 in September going from $1,065,000 in August and the $948,000 we saw in July. The opened escrows also fell in September to 98 from 116 in August...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of August 2013. For the Home Estate market the numbers of sales stayed about where it’s been for the past couple of months with about 120 in August rising from 113 in July and 115 in June. The Median Sales Price went back up however to over $1 million for the second time in...
The Home Estate market number of sales went down in July to 112 from 115 in June and 141 in May. The MedianSales Price also went down to about $945,000 for the month falling from $1,035,000 in June but up from $880,000 in May. The opened escrows also went down in July to 111 from 128 in June and 134 in May while the median list price on those escrows increased going from $1,035,000 in June to $1,089,000 in July. There were about 150 new listings...
 This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of June 2013. For the Home Estate market the numbers of sales went down in June to 114 from 136 in May and 131 in April. The Median Sales Price went up however to $1,048,000 for the month rising from $879,500 in May and $915,000 in April.  The opened escrows also went...
  This is an Analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate Market including Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of May 2013. For the Home Estate market the numbers of sales went up in May to about 135 rising from 129 in April and 102 in February. But, the Median Sales Price dropped for the month to about $880,000 from the approximately $915,000 level we saw in April and March....
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of April 2013. For the Home Estate/PUD market the numbers of  sales went up in April to about 130 from the approximately 100 in March and roughly 80 in February. The Median Sales Price went down however to about $920,000 for the month falling slightly from the $929,000 in...
  This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of March 2013. For the Home Estate market sales remained strong for the month coming in with about 95 closings up from the 80 we saw in February. The Median Sales Price stayed at about $940,000 which is roughly where it was at the end of February while the days on the...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of February 2013. For the Home Estate market sales remained strong for the month coming in with about 80 which is just about where we left off in January. The Median Sales Price rose markedly however going from about $830,000 in January to around $930,000 in February. The Days...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of January 2013.  Starting with the Home Estate/PUD sector for the month of January 2013 we had about 80 sales compared to 71 in January 2012 and the median sales price went from $810,000 last year rising to $822,000 this year. The numbers of escrows for the month came in...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of December 2012. For the Home Estate market sales in December went up to about 125 from approximately 100 in November with the median sales price rising a little to about $800,000 from $786,000 in November. Usually sales go up in December as everyone tries to get them closed...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of November 2012. For the Home Estate market sales dropped from October when there were 108 to about 100 for November. The Median sales price slid a bit from $803,500 in the previous month to approximately $790,000. What went up were the days on the market for properties that sold which went from...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of October 2012. For the Home Estate market after seeing sales drop to 83 in September they again rose to over 100 in October. The median sales price also came up from $750,000 in September to about $815,000 in October with escrows rising from 94 to about 120 for the month. The...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of September 2012. For the Home Estate/PUD market sales declined dropping from 127 in August to about 80 in September. The median sales price also fell, going from $825,000 in August to $746,000 in September. With both sales and the median sales price going down for the month...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of August 2012. For the Home market sales declined dropping from 127 in July to about 115 in August. The median sales price rose however going from $800,000 in July to $830,000 in August. With sales falling and the median sales price rising for the month the days on the market...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of July 2012. For the Home Estate market sales were approximately at the same level that we saw in June when there were 129 declining slightly to about 125 and the median sales price also came in very close to the June number when it was $830,000 falling a bit to about $820,000...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate Market including Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of June 2012. For the Home market after seeing the median sales price rise from February through May it leveled off in June at around $800,000. The numbers of sales declined from 136 in May to around 120 in June but the Sales Price to Original List Price Ratio rose from 86% in May to 90% in June....
An analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of May2012. For the Home market, May marked the third month in a row that sales of homes topped 100 going up to over 130 for the month. The median sales price also went up going over $800,000 to about $825,000 for the month rising from $756,300 in April. The numbers of escrows also rose...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of April 2012. For the Home Estate market April marked the second month in a row that sales were at or above 100. The median sales price fell however from $835,000 in March to about $760,000 in April. The reason for the decline in that median sales price is that 70 of the 100...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of March 2012. For the Home market after experiencing about 70 sales in January and February the numbers of sales rose to 99 in March. To emphasize that rise in activity, not only did the numbers of sales go up but the median sales price also went up to about $845,000 from $677,...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of February 2012. Sales for the month lagged slightly from January but the numbers of escrows remained strong with over 100. This marks the third month in a row where escrows have been slightly below or slightly above 100. The median sales price for the month declined however...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria/Summerland, Montecito, Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta through the month of January 2012.  Starting with the Home sector for the month of January 2012 we had 69 sales compared to 42 in January 2011. The median sales price after falling for the previous 4 months rose from $707,000 in December to $810,000 in January putting it just slightly...
This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara Real Estate market including Carpinteria Real Estate/Summerland Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta Real Estate through the month of December 2011 and all of 2011. Starting with the Home Estate/PUD sector after experiencing 3 months in a row of falling sales December rebounded nicely with 98 closings. The median sales price continued to decline...
For the Home Estate/PUD market of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Carpinteria, Summerland and Goleta after seeing a rise in the numbers of sales each month from June to August, September 2011saw a decline in the numbers of properties sold down to 85 from the high of 97 the previous month. The median sales price did go up however to $800,000 from $739,000 in August but, the average sales price declined from approximately $1.2 milllion in...