Check out the Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Market Update for Q4 2017. In Santa Barbara, the change in average selling price rose 6% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017. Average selling price in Santa Ynez rose 48% year over year from $900,000 to $1,300,000. In the fourth […]

    The romantic Villa Santa Barbara is newly offered at $38,000,000. Prominently featured in Ellen DeGenere’s 2015 book Home and known as ‘The Villa,’ the estate dates to the 1930s when celebrated architect Wallace Frost, having recently returned from living in Italy, built the two-story residence for himself, emulating the classical style of 17th-century Italian villas […]

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT ARTICLE The Santa Barbara Independent, a local weekly magazine, reports that, “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved emergency assistance to compensate individuals and businesses for losses suffered by the Thomas Fire and last week’s flood and mud avalanche. Congressmember Salud Carbajal had lobbied FEMA administrators to […]

Our community moves fast to protect people and animals in times of disaster. You can make a difference and help with ongoing animal rescue efforts and the long-term financial needs of these life-saving organizations in the wake of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide disaster. Many of these organizations below depend on your contributions to […]

The Earl Warren Showgrounds – 19th Agricultural District and the Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance Team help our community in times of disaster.    Earl Warren Showgrounds functions as the primary facility for large animals and staging ground for Incident Command in South County. It also houses the Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation & Assistance team […]

  Santa Barbara Equine Assistance & Evacuation Team, Inc., a non-profit, needs your help through the PayPal/Giving Fund:  https://www.paypal.com/uk/fundraiser/charity/1682430 HOTLINE: (805) 892-4484 If you are in immediate need of large animal evacuation and/or sheltering during a disaster and need assistance, please call right away. Hours after the Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, violent flash floods, mudslides, boulders, and […]

  Click here to watch the EllenTube video January 3, 2018 – Ellen DeGeneres got to thank some hard-working firefighters who braved the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, and protected her home The Villa Santa Barbara, among many residences in the Santa Barbara area. For more information on The Villa please visit […]

    December 5, 2017 – California Home & Design features Suzanne Perkins’ new listing, a Lutah Riggs designed home in the article, “In Montecito, Extraordinary Simplicity at $6.3M” (Ferrato, 2017). This Mediterranean Pied-a-Terre, known as the Gallager House, is a unique part of Santa Barbara’s architectural history. It was designed by Lutah Riggs in […]

  DECEMBER 4, 2017 – Robb Report featured Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi’s Montecito home, offered for sale at $39,500,000, in the article, “Over-the-Top Home Bars That Will Warm Your Spirits This Holiday Season” (Abramian, 2017). No expense was spared in modernizing the historic property for a relaxed California lifestyle. A dramatic indoor-outdoor entertaining pavilion known as Jordan […]