Real Estate May 28, 2013

Heading into Summer

Santa Barbara is heading into this summer with 26% less housing inventory than last summer and 45% less inventory than the summer before. Year-to-date sale numbers are on the opposite side of the scale, up 14% from last year and 36% from the year before. If this trend continues we will soon see a very limited number of homes available in the Santa Barbara area.

In addition to keeping an eye on the real estate market there are many activities to enjoy in and around Santa Barbara this summer. Following are some of the upcoming attractions!

June 2 – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, State and Pedregosa, 1st heat at 8am

June 6-9 – 67th Ojai Music Festival, Libbey Bowl and various locations

June 8 – Ocean Awareness Festival, Stearn’s Wharf, West Beach, East Beach, Ty Warner Sea Center, 10am-5pm

June 8 – Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival, Lavinia Campbell Park and Grange Hall in Los Olivos, 1 4pm

June 8-9 – Santa Barbara Home & Garden Expo, Earl Warren Showgrounds, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

June 9 – Ojai 2013 Wine Festival, Lake Casitas Recreational Area, noon-4pm

June 14-16 – Live Oak Music Festival, Live Oak Camp (Off Hwy 154)

June 22 – Summer Solstice Parade & Festival, 12 Noon (parade), on State Street from Cota to Micheltorena Street and festival in Alameda Park from 12:00 8pm

June 26-30 – 61st Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival Arts & Crafts Show, Ryon Park, Lompoc

June 29 – Santa Barbara Wine Festival, SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, 2 5pm

June 29-30 – SB Open Tennis Tournament, Municipal Tennis Courts

I look forward to seeing you in paradise and as always, appreciate your inquiries.