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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Santa Barbara Real Estate Statistics This is an analysis of the Santa Barbara real estate market through the month of February 2015. For the Homes and Condo market the numbers of sales fell from the previous month to 56 in February from 69 in January and 80 in December. The Median Sales price ro...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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This morning we met with a potential client at the Public Market.  The rear of the building was built as residential condominiums.  As we were leaving. we felt this curb appeal expresses quintessencial Santa Barbara, and why we love living here so much. We love the way this tall pot was planted ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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It is nice and cloudy here, and at the Farmers' Market in Santa Barbara, everyone is hoping it rains this weekend.  Purple broccolini and strawberries stood out this morning.   Broccolini is often thought of as young broccoli, it is similar in look.  It has smaller florets and thin stalks and th...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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It started raining as we were making our rounds at the Farmers'Market in Santa Barbara.  This shot above shows that many of the regulars stayed in.  The dude dressed in red is Ron buying little gems and a large romaine for Ceasar salad. We learned something new today.  What we  often identify as...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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It is a spring like morning here, and the Farmers Market in Santa Barbara was bustling with people and high energy.   This lovely green looking lettuce is a member of the radicchio family.  It is known as Sugar Loaf radicchio or Green radicchio. In taste it is similar to the Treviso variety pict...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
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BIG Oil Companies lower prices so consumers won't buy Electric Cars by Vegas Bob   The staggering low prices with oil and gasoline prices has to do with many different things. Many reasons we know or seem to know and reasons that we don't. Here is one reason believe it or not why ... BIG Oil Com...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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Look at these beautiful lima beans. Their English name is Christmas Lima Beans.  They drew our attention with their burgundy and cream coloring, and the blue bowl they are in.  What a delightful combination! We learned that they are a variation on the traditional Lima.  In Italy, they are known ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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It is beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky in our environment.  We left early this morning to pick up a poppy seed twist at D'Angelo's bakery in Santa Barbara to accompany with our espresso.   Then, we headed to the Farmer's market.  The lettuce picture above is known as little gems.  Littl...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Millennial Update By the end of 2015, millennial buyers (under the age of 35) will become the largest group of buyers, overtaking Gen X (35-50 years old). Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a home in the next one to five years, compared to just 31 percent of Generation X, and ...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Editorial The New York Times December 12, 2014 Homeownership has gotten a bad rap, said The New York Times.  " Since the housing bust, renting has been in and owning a home has been out, especially among young adults who in earlier decades would have been first time buyers."  Today just 64.3 perc...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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  We were blessed with lots rain last night, and everyone at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market was talking about it.  It is still cloudy this morning and sprinkling.  We actually used our windshield wipers, and remembered what rain sounds like on our roof and skylight. Quince, the fruit, is pictu...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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We often regale our friends with images of unusual vegetables and new finds, (next post).  Today we wanted to share some of the other aspects that make us smile every Saturday with you.  The balloon man's creation are a delight every Saturday, and kids of all ages appreciate watching him create....
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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  We learn so much from seeing arrangements whether it is floral or vegetable.  Here is an example of a farmer and his daughters who are very artistic when it comes to their arrangements.  Happy Wednesday! Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-  ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the leader ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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  It is a beautiful day here in the Santa Barbara area.  There was a little nip in the air this morning at 64 degrees and the high will be 74 degrees, with a light breeze.    We saw this beautiful  Swiss chard at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market this morning. Swiss chard is considered one of the...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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Mouse Melon Cucumbers were the first thing we saw at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market this morning.  They taste like cucumbers with a touch of sourness.  They are also known as the Mexican Sour Gherkins They are easy to grow and are pest free.  They are a huge producing vine.  In Spanish, they a...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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Check out Santa Barbara from Gibraltar Road high in the Santa Ynez mountains on a beautiful day!
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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The Santa Barbara Courthouse from Mark on Vimeo.
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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The Saturday Farmers Market in Santa Barbara was awash with primary colors.  Everywhere we looked peppers of all types abounded, like this vibrant green pictured above.   Further, there were sweet peppers, known as lunch box peppers, representing yellows and orange. And here are more sweet peppe...

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