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When looking for Santa Barbara homes for sale, the best place to find great Santa Barbara Real Estate is by beginning your search for the perfect home with Jon Mahoney. Jon is a 3rd generation Santa Barbara Realtor who represents both buyers and sellers in the search for Santa Barbara homes in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Carpinteria & Santa Ynez. Santa Barbara is sometimes referred to as the American Riviera. Beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination.

World-class accommodations and dining await it's many visitors. Santa Barbara is just a 1 1/2 hour drive north from Los Angeles or a short hop from any corner of the world via the Santa Barbara airport. Santa Barbara's harbor is home to the world famous Stearns Wharf where you can find many restaurants and shops as well as the Ty Warner Sea Center. From the City, you are just minutes away from the Santa Barbara wine country. The gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, is home to such notable attractions as Solvang and the Chumash Reservation & Casino. Whether you enjoy hiking, fine-dining, lounging on the beach, culture, or a great night-life, Santa Barbara has something for you. is your complete Santa Barbara Real Estate Guide for buying or selling homes in the Santa Barbara area. Use this site as your number one resource to search for Santa Barbara Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate, Hope Ranch Real Estate, Goleta Real Estate, Carpinteria Real Estate & Real Estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. is also a great resource to discover all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We will be continually updating the site to provide more information on Santa Barbara Real Estate, the history of Santa Barbara, and all Santa Barbara has to offer.

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September 15, 2016

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends – September 2016



Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

September 6, 2016

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

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School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family.

Here are five reasons why you should consider selling your house this fall: 

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Realtors’ Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now!

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

According to NAR’s latest Existing Home Sales Report, the supply of homes for sale is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market at 4.7-months.

This means, in most areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market.

There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. Homeowners are now seeing a return to positive equity as real estate values have increased over the last two years. Many of these homes will be coming to the market this fall.

Also, as builders regain confidence in the market, new construction of single-family homes is projected to continue to increase over the next two years, reaching historic levels by 2017. Last month’s new home sales numbers show that many buyers who have not been able to find their dream home within the existing inventory have turned to new construction to fulfill their needs.

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until all this other inventory of homes comes to market before you sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Fannie Mae announced that they anticipate an acceleration in home sales that will surpass 2007’s pace. As the market heats up, banks will be inundated with loan inquiries causing closing-time lines to lengthen. Selling now will make the process quicker & simpler. 

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by 5.3% over the next year, according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

According to Freddie Mac’s latest report, you can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate around 3.46% right now. Interest rates are projected to increase moderately over the next 12 months. Even a small increase in rate will have a big impact on your housing cost.

5. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire. 

That is what is truly important.


Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

August 19, 2016



This 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom home just underwent an extensive renovation. Originally built in 1999, this Spacious home is complete with 2 extensive master suites and is just over 2000 square feet. Amenities include remodeled kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, Stainless Steel appliances, Caesar Stone counters throughout, hardwood floors, crown molding, custom cabinetry, Cathedral Ceilings, dual pane Clerestory windows and freshly painted both inside and out.
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Offered at $975,000
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August 15, 2016

6 Home Improvement Flubs That Cause Inspection Headaches


Do-it-yourself household projects have become increasingly popular, but home inspectors are finding a host of safety problems caused by overconfident home owners seeking shortcuts. Home owners now see these DIY TV shows, which make these household remodeling projects look easy. They can go to a big box store and easily get the materials too. They think: ‘How hard can it be?’” But home safety is a top priority for home inspectors. They look for loose carpeting, uneven steps, and water temperature extremes, among other common risk factors. Here are additional concerns noted by home inspectors:

Wobbly decks

Look for: insecurely attached railings and wobbling or improperly sized posts.

Decks shouldn’t move. Wood decks can collapse if they’re not properly attached to the house or if they rely on the house too much for support. Fasteners can corrode, which could result in failure of the deck. Many times owners are unaware all these problems exist.

Incorrectly removed walls

Look for: sagging roofs and ceilings.

Open floor plans are appealing, but not when they overlook structural issues, which can happen when home owners fail to identify load-bearing walls. Pay attention to the age of a home. In newer construction, homes tend to have greater side support, which can accommodate open floor plans. Older homes relied more on the center for stability, which can mean trouble for amateur wall-busters.

DIY plumbing

Look for: wrong pipes used for connections.

A common error home inspectors see in plumbing jobs comes from home owners who purchase a sink and cabinet from a big-box store and handle the installation themselves. Using the wrong pipes often results in costly water damage. Home inspectors commonly see flexible, accordion-shaped pipe under the sink for the drain, even though they do not comply with residential plumbing codes. Pipes should be smooth and unridged to prevent clogs or waste buildup.

Missing garage door sensors

Look for: sensors missing or not facing one another.

Garage doors can pose a big safety threat if improperly installed. The safety sensors must be connected and aligned correctly for the garage door to go down, and if it doesn’t, the owner may just uninstall them. Additionally, a poor connection could be the culprit of the sensor malfunction. Home inspectors often see the safety cable being threaded incorrectly, which could cause it to break and send the garage door door crashing down.

Disarmed alarms

Look for: missing batteries or disconnected alarms.

Home inspectors aren’t always required to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, but many do. Municipalities often suggest installing them within 15 feet of the primary entrance to each sleeping room. Home owners often remove them if they start chirping or disconnect them to prevent false alarms as they cook. Many times home inspectors find the battery is gone. And that is a big safety concern.

Faulty electrical

Watch for: exposed wiring and overloaded circuits.

Electrical problems often emerge when an addition has been made to a home, such as a basement or attic remodel. Home owners may add two wires to one circuit breaker where there should be only one. Or some  amateurs use a wire that’s too small in the breaker, which could pose a fire hazard.


Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

July 15, 2016

$50,000 PRICE REDUCTION! Rarely Available Single Level 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Spanish Home

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$100,000 Price Reduction! Stunning Single Level 5 bedroom 3 Bath Ranch Style Home with 1/1 Guest House


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July 6, 2016

NEW LISTING! 1830 Mission Ridge Road – Stunning Mid-Century Modern Home with Unobstructed Panoramic Views of the Ocean, Islands and Harbor

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