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  • A Look Inside Our Team Model

    January 3rd, 2023

    Marsha and her team combine the power of Berkshire Hathaway’s visibility, respect, and prowess with their extensive connections and influence in the area to deliver the most exemplary real estate advice.  Read More »

  • Labor Day Beach Guide

    August 30th, 2022

    Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group's local guide to the best beaches in our area, from Carpinteria and Montecito to Santa Barbara and beyond. With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, we can't think of any other place we'd rather be than one of our world-renowned beaches.  Read More »

  • New Summer Spots

    July 1st, 2022

    Our community only continues to boom with a steady stream of new restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to try. Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group shines the spotlight on a few of the newest, most exciting spots to check out as the weather gets warmer.  Read More »

  • How Homeownership Impacts You

    June 20th, 2022

    Home is so much more than a physical structure - it can be a sanctuary, a place to unwind, a space to be your authentic self. However you choose to define ‘home’, we are honored to be part of your journey.  Read More »

  • Adventure is Out There! Montecito Union School's "Nature Lab"

    June 6th, 2022

    Adventure is out there! Wonder, discovery, and learning all come to life outside of the classroom in Montecito Union School’s highly-anticipated Nature Lab.  Read More »

  • Santa Barbara Magazine Feature - "Market Leader"

    May 6th, 2022

    Delivering a uniquely elevated experience to clients with nearly 20 years in luxury Santa Barbara real estate—and a keen understanding of the meaning of home.  Read More »

  • Santa Barbara’s Historic Crocker Row Estates

    April 29th, 2022

    Santa Barbara became an incorporated city in 1850, leaving a trail of Spanish history and Mission Revival architecture. Like any neighborhood of a long-gone era, historic homes carry forward their story as a window to the past.  Read More »

  • Getting Involved with Our Community

    March 3rd, 2022

    We all know that it's the people who make the home. If you’re new to the area and looking for ways to connect with your neighborhood, Marsha Kotylar Estate Group recommends getting involved with your community through local philanthropy.  Read More »

  • What’s New in Montecito & Santa Barbara

    February 21st, 2022

    From chef-driven dining options within newly launched hotels to a 2,800-foot multi-use walking path project - there’s plenty to explore across Santa Barbara County’s local developments. Here’s the latest on what’s new in your neighborhood...  Read More »

  • Best Places to Have a Picnic in Santa Barbara & Montecito

    January 13th, 2022

    Every day, we’re reminded we live in paradise. Our team got together and compiled a list of our favorite local family-friendly picnic spots for your endless summer.  Read More »

  • Celebrating the Holidays Like a Local

    November 19th, 2021

    With beautiful weather and endless entertainment options, the holidays in Santa Barbara and Montecito are like no other. In an endless list of things to do, our team has gathered a list of our favorite November and December activities to keep you joyfully warm throughout this cheerful season.  Read More »

  • Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group - A Legacy of Success in Santa Barbara

    October 20th, 2021

    Since 2003, Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group has specialized in premier Santa Barbara and Montecito properties. As a luxury division of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, our results have consistently ranked our team in the Top 10, both locally and nationally.  Read More »

  • MK Favorites: Our Team's Favorite Local Spots

    September 7th, 2021

    Our community not only boasts an award-winning food and wine culture, but an endless bucket-list worthy number of things to do. Wondering where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here's a list of our top local recommendations...  Read More »

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    Casa Blanca: Sold Over Night, Over Asking

    April 8th, 2021

    Casa Blanca is in a class of its own. This classic California Spanish Colonial masterpiece approaches Montecito luxury with confidence and ease, a rare pairing that ended a lucky buyer’s search for “the one” earlier this month. Just one day after its debut, 788 San Ysidro sold for $12.6M, $1.7M over asking.  Read More »

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    A Guide to the Channel Islands

    February 23rd, 2021

    Here’s a guide to Channel Islands National Park, one of our favorite weekend getaway destinations.  Read More »

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    The Perfect Time to Buy

    February 10th, 2021

    While mortgage rates are low, the value of homes continue to increase. You’ll thank yourself later down the road for the great investment you made, not to mention the beautiful home you get to live in.  Read More »

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    Neighborhood Spotlight

    November 24th, 2020

    Birnam Wood. Montecito’s beautiful golf course community, renowned for its luxury estates and private, gated premises.  Read More »

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    Meaning of home

    November 10th, 2020

    In the past several months, “home” has taken on more meanings than one.  Read More »

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    Classic Gardens of Montecito

    June 12th, 2020

    Lotusland, located in the heart of Montecito, is a stunning 37-acre estate featuring unique and diverse horticulture throughout. The botanical gardens, originally owned by fabulous Madame Ganna Walska, provide a worldly experience with an array of notable plants and landscapes.  Read More »

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    Pools of Santa Barbara!

    July 3rd, 2019

    Nothing screams summer like a sparkling pool to dive into. Whether you’re into swimming laps, just lounging by a pool, or throwing a pool party, we’ve compiled the listings with the best pool areas. These fantastic pools will inspire you to jump right in!  Read More »

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    Montecito’s Most Exclusive Community

    June 25th, 2019

    A prestigious gated golf community comprised of 142 single family homes and estates with most parcels hovering just under one acre. The gated community was founded by Robert McLean who purchased the 250+ acre Rancho Las Fuentes in 1964.  Read More »

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    2018 Local Holiday Shopping Black Book

    December 11th, 2018

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    Ultimate Beachfront Compound

    August 24th, 2018

    Located off one of the most popular surf spots in California at Rincon beach, is an extremely rare opportunity to own a beachfront compound totaling just over 80ft of beach frontage. Nestled in the highly desired Seacliff Colony, both homes have been extensively renovated with no expenses being spared.  Read More »