Montecito Real Estate Update | February 18th – 24th, 2014

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

For those with their eye on the Montecito real estate market, here is the market update for February 18th through 24th, 2014.

Closed Listings:

Since the 18th, there have been two homes that closed escrow in Montecito. One was sold without coming on the market, at a price of $3,475,000. The other was on the market for 722 days. It eventually sold, for just 67% of its original asking price, a selling price of $12,750,000. The 2.5 acre estate at 1478 E. Mountain Drive has an incredible view of the ocean, islands and mountains. Three bedrooms and four bathrooms are in the main house, two more bedroom suites are in the guest house, and an additional bedroom and bathroom are available in the pool cabana. Together, the home features almost 6,000 square feet of luxury living.

Montecito Estate

The motor court gives the first sign that you are entering an impressive estate.

Montecito Estate

The kitchen features a marble island and wall, luxury stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.

Montecito Estate

The large master bath features a shower and soaking tub and his and hers dressing rooms.

New Listings:

Eight new listings have come on the market in Montecito over the past week. Their prices range from $2,275,000 to $8,900,000 with an average asking price of about $4.75 million. All eight homes are single-family homes, regular sales and all are still available at the time of writing this.

Click HERE to search all currently available listings in Montecito. If you find a Montecito property you are interested in learning more about, contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com), your Montecito realtor.

The seven bedroom, nine bathroom estate at 424 Meadowbrook recently came on the market for $8.9 million. The home boasts almost 7,000 square feet of living space, garage space for 5 vehicles, a pool, tennis court and 2 acres of level, manicured lawns. This home is in the Ennisbrook community. Learn more about Ennisbrook at our website.

Montecito homes for sale

This newer Ennisbrook estate is perfect for a large family.

Montecito homes for sale

The large pool is surrounded by a sun deck and expansive lawns. A pool house separates the pool from the tennis court.

If you are interested in the Montecito property featured above, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. To learn more about the Montecito area, visit our website. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Real Estate Update | February 11th – 17th, 2014

February 18, 2014 Leave a comment

If you have been seeking a home or estate in Montecito, CA, here is the real estate market update for February 11th through the 17th, 2014.

Sold Listings in Montecito

There was one estate sold in Montecito in the past week. The home at 1506 Mimosa Lane was originally listed for $2,750,000 and sold after 28 days on the market for $2,465,000. The four bedroom, six bathroom home was recently remodeled with great attention to detail. The Spanish colonial style home is surrounded by lush landscaping and completely walled grounds, which also enclose the gorgeous pool. Inside, large living spaces make for great entertaining. A guest suite with private entrance plays host extraordinaire to guests.

Montecito estate sold in February

This gated estate sits in a prime Montecito location

New Listings in Montecito

Since February 11th, four new listings have come on the market in Montecito. Their average asking price is about $5.65 million. Of the four, one is already in escrow. All four are single-family homes and regular sales.

Click HERE to search all current Montecito listings. If you are interested in any of the Montecito estates you see, contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com), your Montecito realtor.

The four bedroom, five bathroom home at 2110 Alisos Drive is listed for $4,475,000. The home comprises almost 5,000 square feet and sits on 1 1/3 acres. This estate is a modern take on a Sante Fe style home. The clean lines compliment the laid-back lifestyle that Montecito is known for. This is reinforced by the sparkling pool and expansive lawns surrounding the pristine home.

Estate for sale in Montecito

An oak-line driveway leads to the contemporary Santa Fe style home

Estates for sale in Montecito

The Master Bedroom features a sitting area with fireplace and a private balcony.

Estates for sale in Montecito

Native landscaping surrounds the pool and lawns.

Estates for sale in Montecito

The lawns and old-growth trees provide distance and privacy from neighbors.

If you are interested in the Montecito property featured above, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. To learn more about the Montecito area, visit our website. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Real Estate Update | January 27th – February 2nd, 2014

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment

For those looking for homes in Montecito, CA, here is the Montecito real estate market update for January 27th through February 2nd, 2014.

Sold Listings in Montecito

In the past week, three estates have sold in Montecito. The average of their selling prices was about $2.85 million and they spent an average of 133 days on the market. Compared to their original list prices, their selling prices were an average of around 91 percent.

The home at 760 Romero Canyon Road is 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom estate of over 3,000 square feet that recently sold for $3,195,000 after just 22 days on the market. Set amongst local and native landscaping sits the California craftsman style main home, as well as a detached multi-purpose room and an artist’s studio. High end upgrades mingle with character details to add up to an incredible Montecito home. Learn more about the Montecito area at our website.

Montecito estate sold recently

California craftsman style surrounded by native plants and natural landscaping

Montecito estate sold recently

Upgraded kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range and Miele dishwasher.

New Listings in Montecito

Seven new listings have been created for Montecito homes for sale since January 27th. Their prices range from $2,750,000 to $13,900,000 with a median price of $2,995,000. All the listings are single-family homes and regular sales, not short sales or foreclosures. As this is written, all seven listing are still available.

Click HERE to search all current Montecito listings. If you are interested in any of the Montecito homes you see, contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com), your Montecito realtor.

The incredible estate at 1711 E. Valley Road offers the privacy of a park on 1.6 acres, the charm of a European country estate, and the convenience of being close to Montecito’s Upper Village. This 7,400 square foot, 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home is listed for $6.1 million. The outdoor dining area offers a built-in fireplace and separate brick pizza oven. Ponds, paths and a covered lawn bowling court can also be found on the property.

Montecito home for sale

The expansive estate is situated close to Montecito’s charming Upper Village.

Montecito home for sale

The two story library provides a relaxing place to read by the fire or talk over drinks.

Montecito home for sale

The outdoor entertainment area includes a covered patio, fireplace, pizza oven and more.

If you are interested in the Montecito property featured here, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Real Estate Update | January 13th – 19th, 2014

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

If you are interested in the real estate market in Montecito, California, here is the real estate update for January 13th through 19th, 2014.

Closed Listings

In the past week, two listings have sold in Montecito. Their sales prices were both between two and three million dollars, with an average of about $2.45 million. They were on the market for an average of 187 days and both were sold for less than their asking prices. This home at 2000 Sandy Place is in the gated Birnam Wood Golf Community. A 1.28 acre lot is home to a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home of almost 3,000 square feet. Just beyond the large rear patio is the 16th hole of the community golf course. Learn more about the Birnam Wood community on our website.

Montecito patio with mountain views on golf course

The Birnam Wood golf course lies just beyond this large patio with manicured garden.

New Listings:

Since January 13th, five new listings have come on the market in Montecito. Their prices range from $4,195,000 to $17,750,000 with a mean price of $4,950,000. The smallest of the homes still offers over 3,400 square feet of space, and the smallest lot of the five homes is estimated at just under 1 acre. All of these Montecito estates are regular sales, and each are Active at the time of this writing.

Click HERE to search all current Montecito listings. If you are interested in any of the Montecito homes you see, contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com), your Montecito realtor.

The home at 1598 Ramona Lane is currently listed for $4,950,000. While the home’s architect–George Washington Smith–is notable, perhaps more notable in this case is the departure from his normal Spanish revival styling on this home. A rare example of Smith’s skill with the French Normandy style, this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home exudes the charm and attention to detail that its 1925 build date implies. A sparkling pool lies amidst an expansive lawn, while a rose garden, gazebo, koi pond and brick bridge all add to the allure of this beautiful home.

Montecito French Normandy home for sale

A rare example of George Washington Smith’s work in French Normandy style, instead of his usual Spanish revival.

Montecito French Normandy home for sale

This revitalized home blends modern convenience with incredible attention to detail.

Montecito French Normandy home for sale

The driveway mimics a rural lane over a brick bridge, while a sparkling pool awaits in the middle of the lawn.

If you are interested in the Montecito property featured here, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Real Estate Update | January 6th-12th, 2014

January 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Below is the Montecito Real Estate update for January 6th through 12th, 2014.

Closed Listings:

Last week there was one closed listing in Montecito. The home at 2118 Birnam Wood Drive sold for $3,075,000 after 92 days on the market. This 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home was originally listed for $4,195,000, giving a sales-to-list price ratio of about 73%. The almost 4,000 square foot home sits on 1.3 acres in the Birnam Wood Golf Community. For more information about Birnam Wood Country Club and community, visit the Birnam Wood page of our Montecito website.

Montecito sold home

4 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Montecito estate in Birnam Wood Golf Community sold for almost 27% under asking price

New Listings:

In the last week, five new listings have come on the market in Montecito, California. Their prices range from $2,595,000 to $8,500,000 with an average of about $4.3 million. They are all single family homes and regular sales. As of this writing, they are all Active listings.

Click HERE to search current Montecito listings, or contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com) for more information on Montecito real estate.

The 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home at 1081 Alston Road is currently listed for $4,875,000. The Mediterranean style estate has been thoroughly rebuilt in 2010 with meticulous attention to detail and quality features. The grand living room with box-beam ceiling features three sets of French doors which open to the large rear patio, overlooking a sparking pool and a peek of the great Pacific over a private, manicured lawn.

Montecito Home for Sale

Montecito estate exudes Mediterranean style

Montecito Home for Sale

Attention to detail throughout the recently-remodeled home

Montecito Home for Sale

Peeks of the ocean over a private yard, pool and large patio; perfect for entertaining

If you have any questions about the Montecito property featured here, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Property | Montecito Real Estate Market Update | August 6th – 12th, 2013

August 16, 2013 Leave a comment

If you are a home buyer looking for Montecito Property, here is the Montecito real estate market update for August 6th through 12th, 2013.

Closed Listings:

In the past week, two homes have been sold in Montecito. The sales prices of the two homes were $2.4 million and $8.8 million, and combined, they totaled a 0.96 sales to list price ratio. One was a regular sale that was on the market for 127 days, the other was a short sale that entered escrow its first day on the market, but took over 5 months to complete the sale. Each Montecito property was a single-family home.

Click HERE to learn more about the Montecito property sold in the past week.

The 3,800+ square foot home at 1154 Channel Drive recently sold for $8,800,000. The home sits on almost half an acre, facing the Pacific Ocean mere steps away. The home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, including a second-story Master Bedroom with a fireplace and balcony.

1154 Channel Dr, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Montecito Property | Presented by Montecito Realtors

1154 Channel Dr, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Montecito Property | Presented by Montecito Realtors

Active Listings:

Since August 6th, three homes have come on the market in Montecito. Their prices range from $2,399,990 to $7,980,000. All three are single-family homes and regular sales.

Click HERE for more information about the newest Montecito property for sale.

At 330 E. Mountain Drive sits a 3,000 square foot home built just last year. Listed for $3,495,000, this three bedroom, four bathroom estate also offers almost 2,500 square feet of patio space for enjoyment of the peaceful setting. In fact, every bedroom has its own patio or balcony. Abundant mountain and ocean views are available throughout the well-appointed home.

330 E. Mountain Dr, Santa Barbara, CA

Montecito Property | Presented by Montecito Realtors

330 E. Mountain Dr, Santa Barbara, CA

Montecito Property | Presented by Montecito Realtors

330 E. Mountain Dr, Santa Barbara, CA

Montecito Property | Presented by Montecito Realtors

If you have any questions about the Montecito property featured here, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at (805) 637-7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Estate | Montecito Real Estate Market Update | July 2nd – 8th, 2013

July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

For home buyers looking for their ideal Montecito estate, here is the Montecito real estate market update for July 2nd through 8th, 2013.

Closed Listings:

Since July 2nd, and most likely because of the July 4th holiday, no homes closed escrow in Montecito during this week.

New Listings:

In the past week, 4 new listings have come on the market in Montecito. Each Montecito estate is priced between $2.7 and $4.75 million, with an average price of $3,735,000. All four are single-family homes and regular sales. They are all still currently active listings; none are in escrow.

Search all current Montecito listings with our free MLS search tool on our Santa Barbara website.

The Spanish style home at 940 Coyote Road offers incredible mountain and ocean views and recently came on the market for $4,750,000. All seven bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, with an additional two bathrooms in the home. The large kitchen offers an abundance of space for preparing meals for entertaining, while the outdoor loggia with fireplace provides the ultimate relaxation space. Other notable features include a solar electric system, elevator and seven additional fireplaces.

940 Coyote Rd, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Montecito Estate | Presented by Montecito Realtors

940 Coyote Rd, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Montecito Estate | Presented by Montecito Realtors

940 Coyote Rd, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Montecito Estate | Presented by Montecito Realtors

If you have any questions about the Montecito estate featured here, or any Montecito listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at (805) 637-7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito home, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

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