Santa Barbara is a city rich in history, natural beauty and quality of life. Located along the spectacular California coastline on a narrow shelf between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific coast, Santa Barbara is one of Southern California's premier destinations for visitors and residents alike. Highway 101 provides an especially scenic approach to the city and easy access to both Northern and Southern California.
Santa Barbara traces its history back to the earliest days of Spanish settlement in Upper California. In 1602, Spanish conquistador Sebastian Vizcaino sailed into Santa Barbara Bay and named it for the saint who held that birth date. Santa Barbara's heritage is evident in its many whitewashed, tile-roofed buildings and Spanish street names.
Today, Santa Barbara offers a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture and the legendary Southern California lifestyle. Known all over the world for its exceptional beauty, Santa Barbara County boasts crystal-clear air, stunning scenery and glistening, palm-lined beaches.
Santa Barbara Real Estate Market: Price Range of Santa Barbara Houses for Sale
Santa Barbara housing styles and sizes are diverse enough to accommodate most any preference with many homes offering spectacular ocean views. An abundance of condominiums and townhouses are found in Santa Barbara, starting in the low $300,000s and reaching up to $3 million and more for fabulous mountain and ocean views and recreational amenities that include a swimming pool, spa and tennis courts.
Single-family homes in Santa Barbara begin in the mid-$600,000s for ranch and cape cod styles built as early as 1925 and range up to $30 million for incredible estates with acres of lawns, majestic oaks, palms, panoramic coastline views and a creek flowing through the property. Farm and land parcels are also available in Santa Barbara.
"Scott Williams : with 650 homes sold in Santa Barbara, CA"
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Scott the "Mesa Man" Williams has helped buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals in and around Santa Barbara, California since 1977. Known for his excellent negotiation abilities and consistent success in closing deals (he has had 680 real estate closings with half of those sales within the Mesa neighborhood of Santa Barbara alone), it is clear that Scott is an agent who takes his job seriously. Always working hard to exceed his clients' expectations, Scott's services, which include performing in-depth market analyses for local real estate markets, have allowed him to enjoy a burgeoning 50% rate of client referral business.
Scott holds a Bachelor's degree from University of California-Santa Barbara. He is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and also holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. He is currently in the top 1 percent of agents nationally for production and has received the 10-year Legend Award from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (formerly Prudential California Realty), putting him in the top half percent of real estate agents nationwide in production. Adding to his long list of expertise is his knowledge of home staging and repairs. Having fixed and prepared 200 homes for sale, Scott has personally handled $5 million of work.
Contact Scott Williams today to learn how he can help turn your next sale or purchase into a success.
Santa Barbara Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 18th, 2014: homes priced around $1,297,333 compared to $1,297,333 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Friday, August 22nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.25%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.23%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.56%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.70%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Santa Barbara CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Santa Barbara to help you find the best home!