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Market Update

  • Q1 2021 - A Market Like We've Never Seen Before

    Q1 2021 - A Market Like We've Never Seen Before

    April 16th, 2021

    The 1st Quarter 2021 has come to an end, and comparing the numbers to last year, it’s obvious that Montecito has never seen a market like this. Montecito smashed all past Q1 records with 95 sales, a 98% increase over last year.  Read More »

  • Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update – 2020 Year in Review

    Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update – 2020 Year in Review

    January 1st, 2021

    Happy New Year! Here’s what we learned from 2020. A worldwide pandemic, a tumultuous election, and an economic recession did not mean we had to have a housing crisis. In fact, on a national level, the real estate market had one of the best years it’s had in decades.  Read More »

  • A Look Back on 2020

    A Look Back on 2020

    December 30th, 2020

    2020 was a year of many surprises. In the midst of a lot happening in the world, the Santa Barbara housing market reached an all-time high, and our sales totaled an excess of 100 million dollars, year to date.  Read More »

  • Montecito In The National News

    Montecito In The National News

    December 11th, 2020

    We wanted to share a worthy article published this week in the Wall Street Journal about the state of the local market and influx of buyers to Montecito.  Thank you to Amanda Eberstein and Wall Street Journal for featuring me and for summarizing one of the more accurate depictions of the monumental year our local market has experienced.   Read More »

  • Q3 2020 Real Estate Market Update - An All Time High

    Q3 2020 Real Estate Market Update - An All Time High

    October 8th, 2020

    Despite all the moving parts in the economy, the upcoming election, and the worldwide pandemic, housing demand for Santa Barbara County is at an all-time high, with no apparent slowdown in sight.  Read More »

  • Q2 2020 Real Estate Market Update - A Market Unlike We Have Ever Seen!

    Q2 2020 Real Estate Market Update - A Market Unlike We Have Ever Seen!

    July 6th, 2020

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  • Q1 Real Estate Market Update - Not the Housing Crisis You May Think

    Q1 Real Estate Market Update - Not the Housing Crisis You May Think

    April 17th, 2020

    While Real Estate has been deemed an essential business in Santa Barbara County, California's shelter-in-place order changed the way we live and do business. As a result, recent activity has stalled and the statistics were affected, but not as drastically as we would think.  Read More »

  • We’re in this Together – Market Insights

    We’re in this Together – Market Insights

    March 24th, 2020

    We’re in this Together – Market Insights  Read More »

  • Local Market Update 2019: A Year in Review

    Local Market Update 2019: A Year in Review

    February 3rd, 2020

    What a year for local real estate! Prices went up, Buyer confidence is up, and Montecito is back! I have been tracking local real estate prices for nearly 20 years. During this cycle, home values have consistently increased since bottoming out in 2012, and this past year, average and median prices reached roughly the same levels we saw in 2007.  Read More »

  • What's Happening in the Market? Q3 2019

    What's Happening in the Market? Q3 2019

    October 29th, 2019

    What’s happening in our local real estate market? Comparing the 3rd quarter 2019 statistics (July through September) to the previous year, South Santa Barbara County (Goleta through Carpinteria) statistics showed improvements in most segments.  Read More »

  • What's Happening In The Market? Q2 2019

    What's Happening In The Market? Q2 2019

    July 22nd, 2019

    What’s happening in our real estate market? According to the Santa Barbara MLS, the first half of 2019 South Santa Barbara County statistics (Goleta through Carpinteria) remained relatively the same as last year (with slight price increases).  Read More »

  • What's Happening In The Market? Q1 2019

    What's Happening In The Market? Q1 2019

    April 1st, 2019

    While comparing the 1st quarter 2019 statistics to that of the previous year, South Santa Barbara County (Goleta through Carpinteria) experienced more selection, more sales, and stabilizing prices.  Read More »

  • What's Happening in the Market? Q4 2018

    What's Happening in the Market? Q4 2018

    January 14th, 2019

    When comparing the 2018 statistics to the previous year, South Santa Barbara County (Goleta through Carpinteria) saw prices level out and sales activity decline.  Read More »

  • What's happening in the market? Q3 2018

    What's happening in the market? Q3 2018

    October 17th, 2018

    When comparing the 3rd quarter 2018 statistics (July through September) to the previous year, South Santa Barbara County (Goleta through Carpinteria) inventory rose, number of sales declined, and on average, listings sold at 95% of their asking price, the same as last year.  Read More »

  • Q1 2018 Properties Sold

    Q1 2018 Properties Sold

    April 1st, 2018

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  • $82 Million SOLD in 2017!

    $82 Million SOLD in 2017!

    January 1st, 2018

    WOW, what a year nationally, locally, and for Marsha Kotlyar Real Estate Group! We reached an all time high in sold volume at $82 million, with 22 successful sales! We started the year off strong and proudly sold 9 properties totaling to $26 million in one month. To honor our favorite properties, celebrate our client's success stories, and envy those lucky buyers....we have compiled a walk through memory lane. Below are a few of our sold properties and stories from 2017!  Read More »

  • 2017 - A Year In Review

    2017 - A Year In Review

    December 31st, 2017

    Curious how Santa Barbara's and Montecito's real estate market performed in 2017? Nationally, a relentless inventory shortage, a booming stock market, and attractive interest rates fueled strong home buying demand. In South Santa Barbara County, housing supply remained limited, sold volume grew, and days on market grew.  Read More »

  • Third Quarter 2017 - Real Estate Market Update

    Third Quarter 2017 - Real Estate Market Update

    October 25th, 2017

    ​When comparing the 3rd quarter 2017 statistics to the same time last year, the local real estate market experienced an overall decline in selection, bump in sales, thereby driving prices up.  Read More »

  • Montecito, Hope Ranch, & Riviera Third Quarter 2017 Sales

    Montecito, Hope Ranch, & Riviera Third Quarter 2017 Sales

    October 1st, 2017

    When comparing the 3rd quarter 2017 statistics to the same time last year, the local real estate market experienced an overall decline in selection, bump in sales, thereby driving prices up.  Read More »

  • Montecito & Hope Ranch Second Quarter Sales 2017

    Montecito & Hope Ranch Second Quarter Sales 2017

    July 1st, 2017

    What a difference a quarter can make! It seems that the post-election hangover has passed because the 2nd quarter local real estate market showed significant improvement over the disappointing 1st quarter 2017 statistics. When comparing the 2nd quarter 2017 statistics to the same time last year, the local real estate market showed a drop in supply, coupled with rising demand, thereby pushing sales activity and prices up.  Read More »