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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.

JonMahoney.com 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. JonMahoney.com 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.

Jon Mahoney has traveled extensively all over the world and can honestly say that Santa Barbara truly is Paradise. Jon Mahoney is the ultimate professional who treats every transaction as though he is dealing with his own money! Jon is committed to providing his clients with the highest standards of professionalism. Simply view his client testimonials page to see what his client's think.

          

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March 30, 2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends – March 2015

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Let me help you find everything you need to know about buying or selling a home. Call or email me today!

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

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March 27, 2015

4 reasons to sell your home now

two-story-glass-house Attention potential sellers sitting on the fence: It could be time to make a move.

Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15% faster and for 2% more than the average sale, according to Zillow. The window tends to be a little earlier for sellers in warmer climates and a little later in colder climates.

It’s still predominately a seller’s market, but less so than the last year or two. Some advantages are moving back to buyers; but largely and broadly it’s still favoring the sellers.

Here are four reasons you might want to list your home:

1. Low housing supply:

Tight inventory is a main reason the ball is still in the sellers’ court.
The level of unsold homes was 4.6 months in February, according to the National Association of Realtors. That means it would take a little less than five months for all available inventory to sell. In a normal market, a five-to-seven month supply is considered balanced.
Tight inventory tends to prop up home prices and can result in multiple offers and spur bidding wars.
But at the same time, low supply is also keeping some sellers in their homes. They aren’t typically going to sell and then rent. If sellers aren’t comfortable that they will be able to find a new home, it can keep them off the market. There needs to be more construction in the market to ease the pressure.

 
2. Fewer cash buyers:

All-cash and investment buyers helped boost home sales in the last couple years. And while the acceleration of home prices has slowed from its recent double-digit growth, experts still expect modest gains this year, but with fewer cash buyers.
All-cash offers made up nearly 31% of sales in 2014, according to RealtyTrac, a 13% drop from 2013 and the lowest level in four years.

3. Higher interest rates:

While mortgage rates remain low, experts predict more buyers will enter the market in the coming months.
The Federal Reserve’s recent hint that higher interest rates are coming sooner rather than later could prompt buyers to start their house hunt in order to take advantage of lower mortgage rates.
When interest rates are thought to be escalating, we see a wave up activity with people getting off the sidelines.

 
4. Rising rents:

Rising rental prices could motivate tenants to make the leap into home ownership. Rent prices have risen 15% nationwide in the past five years in 70 metro areas across the U.S. and income growth hasn’t kept up, according to NAR.
Every time there’s an increase, it triggers the decision processes on whether renters should go into the market and buy. Getting more buyers into the market, especially first-timers, can help sellers feel more comfortable about their prospects. It allows others to move up the chain in the market.

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Looking to buy or sell a luxury estate, home, condominium or investment property?

Let me help you find everything you need to know about buying or selling a home. Call or email me today!

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

www.JonMahoney.com

March 13, 2015

Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Market Statistics through February 2015

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Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Market Statistics through February 2015

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March 6, 2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends – March 2015

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Looking to buy or sell a luxury estate, home, condominium or investment property?

Let me help you find everything you need to know about buying or selling a home. Call or email me today!

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

www.JonMahoney.com

February 27, 2015

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Looking to buy or sell a luxury estate, home, condominium or investment property?

Let me help you find everything you need to know about buying or selling a home. Call or email me today!

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

www.JonMahoney.com

 

February 26, 2015

Osito - Just Sold

3717 Osito Ct, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

JUST SOLD!

Stunning 4BD 2BA Elegantly Remodeled Home in Vieja Valley School District. Spacious Formal Courtyard Entry. Large Lot with Exotic Landscaping throughout and a 6 Foot Retaining Wall Surround the Property for Privacy. Complete with Boutique Travertine Tile, Custom Finishes, Fireplace, 2 Great Rooms, and a Gourmet Kitchen. French Doors Open to an Entertainment Patio and Professionally Landscaped Yard.

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Looking to buy or sell a luxury estate, home, condominium or investment property?

Let me help you find everything you need to know about buying or selling a home. Call or email me today!

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

www.JonMahoney.com

 

February 12, 2015

Income Increases Boosting Housing Optimism

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The number of households saying their income is significantly higher than it was a year ago is on the rise, as is the number expecting their financial situation to continue to move significantly higher over the next year — both reaching all-time survey highs in Fannie Mae’s January 2015 National Housing Survey, a poll of 1,000 Americans’ attitudes toward owning and renting a home.

Twenty-nine percent of households say their income is “significantly higher” now than it was 12 months ago. Also, 48 percent say they expect their personal financial situation to improve over the next year.

The increases in income are translating into higher optimism about the housing market. The number of households who said it was a good time to buy a home rose 3 percentage points in January to 67 percent, according to the survey. Also, the share of households who say they’d rather buy than rent if they were to move rose 5 percentage points to 66 percent, marking the first increase since September 2014, the survey shows. What’s more, 44 percent of households now say it’s a good time to sell, tying an all-time survey high.

“Consumers are as positive about their personal finances at the start of 2015 as they have been since we launched the National Housing Survey in 2010, and this optimism seems to be spilling over into housing market attitudes,” says Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “Consumers are more optimistic about the environment both for buying and for selling a home today, and the share who plan to own on their next move has jumped back up, reversing a three-month trend toward renting. … Overall, these are good signs to start off 2015 and are consistent with our expectation that strengthening employment and economic activity will boost the speed of the housing recovery.”

Additional findings from Fannie Mae’s January survey include:

  • The majority of households believe home prices will rise over the next year, an average of 2.5 percent over the next 12 months.
  • 45 percent of respondents say they believe mortgage rates will also rise over the next year, falling by 3 percentage points compared to one month earlier.
  • 52 percent of respondents believe home rental prices will rise over the next year — a slight decrease month over month. The average 12-month rental price expectation fell to 3.6 percent.

Source: “Consumers’ Positive Financial Attitudes a Good Sign for Housing,” Fannie Mae (Feb. 9, 2015)

February 11, 2015

Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Market Statistics through January 2015

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Santa Barbara Comprehensive Real Estate Market Statistics through January 2015

51 page PDF Report | 2.6 mb

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February 4, 2015

4 Cutting-Edge Design Trends for 2015

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Innovative marketing techniques, an emphasis on renewable features, and using big data to meet clients’ needs are just a few of the architectural trends that are set to influence real estate in 2015. Here are the design trends you need to keep an eye on in 2015.

Sustainable and Efficient Design: This year will bring continued interest in energy-efficient and passive design. The passive design movement sets a high standard for ultra-low energy buildings, with a focus on airtight insulation, solar power, and water-saving techniques.

Glass:  Glass from floor to ceiling on the outside of buildings and in between offices has never been more popular. The material transmits natural light, natural heat, is aesthetically pleasing, and creates comfortable living and working conditions. Recent design reports echoe the importance of using solar energy by championing the use of glass on the inside and outside of buildings. According to them, glass brings a feeling of community to the workforce, makes offices feel less stodgy, and is not only cost-efficient but also good for the environment.

Treat Yourself:  In residential design, clients are requesting features that focus on relaxation and stress-free living. Spa-like bathtubs, luxurious bathrooms, outdoor kitchens and patios, hot-tubs, and fire-pits are all in-demand right now.  The rise in “boomerang kids” living at home with their parents post-college and elderly family members moving back in with their kids suggests that residential design in the future will have to be flexible.

Big Data: Big data is impacting just about everything these days, and architectural design is no exception. Data can help architecture firms better understand the needs of their clients and can help them build more efficient properties by treating buildings more like living organisms that can be monitored and changed with the evolution of the needs of the clients.

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Looking to buy or sell a luxury estate, home, condominium or investment property?

Let me help you find everything you need to know about buying or selling a home. Call or email me today!

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Jon Mahoney

Director, Luxury Homes Division

Professional Financial Planner

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

(805) 689-0532

BRE# 01269717

info@JonMahoney.com

www.JonMahoney.com

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