Real Estate November 20, 2012

Santa Barbara holiday season events

Santa Barbara and its incredible Mediterranean climate are known for enjoyable year-round events and festivities. With the holiday season upon us there are many sights to take in and things to do, in addition to looking at real estate. Here are a few to add to your calendar…

Nov. 22 – Santa Barbara Thanksgiving 4-Mile Run, Magnolia Center, 9am

Nov. 22-25 – Santa Barbara Pro/Am Horse Show, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 8am-end of classes

Nov. 28 – 18th Annual La Arcada Christmas Walk, 5-8pm

Nov. 30 – Meet & Greet Santa at Center Court in Paseo Nuevo, 4:30-6pm

Nov. 30 – Downtown Holiday Parade, On State Street from Sola Street to Cota Street, 6:30pm

Dec. 3 – Sledding at the Zoo and Snow Leopard Festival, Santa Barbara Zoo, 10am-3pm

Dec. 5 – Warren Miller’s Flow State, Lobero Theatre, 8pm

Dec. 8 – Holiday Parade, Carpinteria, 3pm

Dec. 9 – Harbor Parade of Lights, 5:30-7:15pm; 3-5pm Santa’s Village (below Brophy’s) Around 7pm Fireworks, West Beach

Dec. 15 – Winter FUNderland, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, 10am-4pm

Dec. 22-23 – State Street Ballet: The Nutcracker, Saturday at 2 & 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm, The Granada Theatre

Dec. 31 – Santa Barbara Symphony: New Year’s Eve Pops Concert, The Granada Theatre, 8:30pm

Unlike most of the country and much of the state, Santa Barbara’s real estate market really doesn’t slow down much during the holiday and winter seasons. Many serious buyers and sellers find it a great time to focus. As shown by ten years of South Santa Barbara County sales statistics the number of closings for the months of December and January is only 10% lower on average than the number of closings for September and October.

I appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your most important real estate questions and needs this holiday season!