New Zia Group Listing | 350 Chapala Street #206 | $950,000

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment

This stunning downtown condo is listed with the newest addition to the Zia Group team, Joan Katz. See below for more photos and information, or call Joan Katz with any questions: 805.895.6695.

 

Downtown Santa Barbara Loft

Courtyard entry with enclosed patio.

The Chapala Lofts were designed by Barry Berkus and provide the ultimate in Downtown Santa Barbara living. Fountains and colorful tiles welcome you into the courtyard where patios and awnings lend a European flair. This unit includes a legal workspace office, with its own entrance from the patio, as well as interior access to the rest of the loft.

Downtown Santa Barbara Loft

Fourteen foot ceilings in the Great Room create a bright, open space.

High ceilings throughout the loft make this one bedroom loft feel larger than it is. The Great Room is a wide open, versatile space. A full bathroom is available for guests. The Master Bedroom incorporates its own full bathroom with dual sinks and a walk-in closet.

Downtown Santa Barbara Loft

The rear balcony provides stunning mountain and city views, as well as a peek of the ocean.

From the back of the unit, the city stretches away to the base of the mountains. Incredible daytime and sparkling nighttime views are seen. A glimpse of the ocean is also visible. In the alley below, boutique shops, cafes and yoga studios open their doors onto the sidewalk.

Downtown Santa Barbara Loft

Custom floor to ceiling bookcases occupy the den, which could also be a Dining Room or even 2nd Bedroom.

Two covered parking spaces and storage are provided in the gated, community garage below. For more information about this condo, please call Joan Katz at 805.895.6695. She will be happy to answer any of your questions.

New Zia Group Listing | 2930 Puesta Del Sol | $1,095,000

March 6, 2014 Leave a comment

San Roque Home for Sale

The exterior of this remodeled Spanish style home features new stucco, a new roof, new landscaping and an all new garage.

As close to being NEW construction as you can get, while still being a remodel, this stunning San Roque home has been almost entirely rebuilt. The original Spanish appeal has been retained and carried through to the details inside, with warm, distressed hickory wood floors, solid alder wood doors, and coved ceilings throughout the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Offering a versatile layout that has room in all the right spaces, including an open great room, luxurious master suite and plenty of closet and storage space.

San Roque Home for Sale

The interior features dual-paned windows, distressed hickory floors, solid alder wood doors and central heat and A/C.

San Roque Home for Sale

The sparkling kitchen features Frigidaire Professional appliances in custom cabinets (with pull-outs, two lazy susans and self-closing hardware) with granite counters.

San Roque Home for Sale

The Living Room, Dining Area and Kitchen all flow together in a Great Room feel that is rarely achieved in this size home.

The all-new Kitchen includes a breakfast bar, custom cabinets with pullouts, self-closing hardware, and two lazy susans and is finished with beautiful granite counters. Stainless steel Frigidaire Professional series appliances will make this well thought out kitchen a joy to cook in. The Master Bedroom features a fireplace, two walk-in closets, along with a large bathroom with dual sinks in a custom vanity, and a large travertine tiled walk-in shower. The second full bathroom contains a custom vanity with granite top and a tub with a travertine tiled shower.  Beyond the Kitchen is a mudroom with a floor-to-ceiling pantry and stackable washer and dryer hook-ups. The detached 2-car garage was completely rebuilt from the ground up, and provides 528 SF of finished space; possibilities include a game room, family room or workshop, to name a few.

San Roque Home for Sale

The Master Bedroom features a fireplace, two walk-in closets and large windows.

San Roque Home for Sale

The Master Bath has dual sinks in a custom vanity with a granite counter. A walk-in, travertine shower is also featured.

During the remodel, the owner completed significant upgrades to the original foundation, installed new dual-paned Milgard windows and replaced virtually all of the major systems including all new electrical (200 Amp panel plus new wiring throughout), new plumbing and drain lines, a new central heating system with A/C, and a new roof. The beautiful new landscaping offers large lawn areas to enjoy, a variety of beautiful flowers for splashes of color, four fruit trees, and even two large, raised vegetable gardens all set up on low maintenance drip and sprinkler systems.

Pleasant mountain views complete this scenic picture, which can be enjoyed from various points of the property. The home has a prime location within this quaint, quiet neighborhood and is located in the award-winning Peabody Elementary school district. Convenient to downtown and the Upper State Street areas, popular local amenities and attractions just a short distance away include the historic Mission, Cottage Hospital, Trader Joe’s, the Museum of Natural History, several great parks, and numerous other shopping and dining options. This San Roque home offers some of the best quality and “newness” of construction you will find in San Roque at this price point.  Buyers will be hard pressed to find a better home for sale that provides a truly “turn-key” and low maintenance living environment! Contact Daniel Zia by email (Daniel@ZiaGroup.com) or by phone (805.637.7148) to find out more about this incredible home. To view other homes for sale in the Santa Barbara area, visit our website at www.ZiaGroup.com.

Goleta Real Estate | Market Update December 19th, 2013 – January 22nd, 2014

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Below is the Goleta real estate market update for December 19th, 2013 through January 22nd, 2014. If you have questions about any of the homes you see here, or about the real estate market in general, please contact Daniel Zia, your Goleta real estate agent, by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com.

Closed Listings:

In the past month, there were 25 homes sold in the Goleta area. Their prices ranged from $315,000 to $2,350,000 with an average of about $830,000. The average listing was on the market for about 47 days before being sold. The sales-to-list price ratios of these homes ranged from 0.88 to 1.12 with an average of 0.98. Eleven of the homes sold were condos, one was a planned-unit development (PUD) and the other 13 were single family homes. It is interesting to note that there was only one short sale and no foreclosures represented here.

If we take a look at the home that sold for the price closest to the average price, we would find 409 Via El Cuadro, which sold after 13 days on the market for $799,000. This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house sits on a tree-lined street in Goleta, near to shopping, some restaurants, a pleasant stroll on the multi-use path, and with convenient freeway access. This home has been remodeled and features wood floors, granite counters and travertine tile in the baths. To learn more about Goleta neighborhoods, visit our website.

Goleta remodeled home

Wood-beam, cathedral ceilings and many windows make for a bright home.

Remodeled Goleta home

Updated bathrooms include granite counters and travertine tile.

New Listings:

Since December 19th, 25 new listings have come on the market in Goleta. There are 10 condos, 12 single-family homes and 2 PUDs. Their prices range from $219,000 to $4,115,000 with a median price of $699,000. Again, it’s worth pointing out that all of these sales are regular sales, there are no short sales or foreclosures. As of this writing, 7 of the homes already have sales pending.

To view all current Goleta listings, click HERE.

The home at 1058 Via Los Padres is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home of almost 3,000 square feet. The open floor plan and excellent outdoor space make this a great home for entertaining. Large open spaces dominate both the inside and outside of this regal home. Floor to ceiling windows in the living room provide stunning mountain views, as does the deck extending out over the hillside. If you are interested in this or any other Goleta home, contact Daniel Zia by phone (805.637.7148) or email (daniel@ziagroup.com).

Fine Goleta homes

Large windows let in plenty of light.

Fine Goleta homes

High ceilings and an open floor plan make for a very spacious feel.

Fine Goleta homes

The back yard and deck look out to stunning mountain views.

Do you have specific questions about any of the Goleta houses for sale or the real estate market in general? Contact Daniel Zia and the Zia Group team by  email (daniel@ziagroup.com), phone (805.637.7148), or on Facebook with your questions or to set up a viewing appointment. Thank you for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate blog and we look forward to serving you and your real estate needs.

Hope Ranch Real Estate | Market Update December 19th, 2013 – January 16th, 2014

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

If you are interested in the real estate market in the Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara, read on for a summary of what has happened in the past month.

Closed Listings:

In the past month, two homes have been sold in the Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara. Their sales prices were both quite close to $2,500,000. One sold without coming on the market, and the other sold after 293 days on the market. They sold for an average of 92% of their original list prices. Visit our website for more information about the prestigious Hope Ranch community. The home at 4687 Via Roblada sold for $2,615,000. The original 2 bedroom home and 2 bedroom guest home exude California ranch style. The 2 acre lot backs up to the More Mesa preserve area for an excellent rural feeling of privacy. A short walk will get you to the nearby beach.

California ranch home in Hope Ranch

California ranch style home on 2 acres backs up to nature preserve

New Listings:

Four new listings have come on the market in Hope Ranch since December 19th. Their prices range from $2,789,000 to $18,200,000, with an average right around $10 million. The are all single-family homes and are all Active as of this writing.

To view all 29 current Hope Ranch listings, click HERE. If you are interested in Hope Ranch property, contact Daniel Zia at 805.637.7148 or by email: daniel@ziagroup.com.

The incredible estate at 4621 Via Roblada spans 13 acres and includes a 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom main house, a pool house, a guest apartment and horse stables. Also on the 2-parcel site is a tennis court, 2 pools, a pond and a riding ring. This property is listed for $18,200,000.

Large estate in Hope Ranch

13 acre estate with stables and riding ring

In-ground pool at estate in Hope Ranch

One of two pools on the property

Mediterranean estate at Hope Ranch

The main home features 6 Bedrooms and 9 Bathrooms

If you have any questions about the Hope Ranch home featured here, or any homes for sale in Santa Barbara, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for homes in Santa Barbara, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Santa Barbara area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

New Zia Group Listing | 202 Temple Street | $799,000

December 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains, this incredibly serene and bucolic 5.69 acre parcel of land overlooks Summerland, CA, a charming community known for stunning views, laid-back lifestyle and its award winning elementary school. Listed at over $425,000 LESS than what the owner paid in ‘07, this is arguably the best value land purchase opportunity in SB county.

For more information about this listing, please contact Daniel Zia by phone (805.637.7148) or email (Daniel@ZiaGroup.com).

202 Temple Street, Summerland, CA 93067

202 Temple Street | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

This parcel is part of a 16-acre nature preserve lined by oak groves and a seasonal stream and provides the rare combination of views, tranquility and easy access to amenities. Not only does this prime location offer quick and convenient access to excellent restaurants, boutique shopping and a pristine beach, but also direct access to miles of hiking trails that meander through horse ranches, estates and fruit orchards. With access to equestrian trails, zoning that allows for horses, plus close proximity to the famous Polo Fields nearby, this property is also a prime home site for equestrian fans.

202 Temple Street, Summerland, CA 93067

202 Temple Street | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

202 Temple Street, Summerland, CA 93067

202 Temple Street | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

202 Temple Street, Summerland, CA 93067

202 Temple Street | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

The property has excellent development potential given its proximity to the surrounding multi-million dollar estates on Ortega Ranch, and its position directly across from an 80+ acre coastal ranch that last sold for $21 million. Buyer to do their own due diligence, but this rare parcel should support anything from a low-impact GREEN home to a 6000-8000 SF palatial estate including a large main house plus guest house, second unit, or artist studio. For those that associate Summerland with the “freeway buzz” that comes part and parcel with the amazing views, this property is the EXCEPTION to that rule. With undeveloped land such a rare commodity in the Santa Barbara area, this could be your prime opportunity to construct a spec home or design and build your dream estate.

Come experience all that Summerland has to offer, including the excellent views, in a quiet, rural ranch feel and environment.

New Zia Group Listing | 30 Lorinda Place | $799,000

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

30 Lorinda Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

30 Lorinda Place | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

Superb quality of construction and old world charm abound in this meticulously remodeled and restored California Cottage. With a functional floor plan, this two bedroom, two bathroom home offers a formal dining room and a nearly 200 sf detached office/third bedroom behind the two car garage, providing guests additional privacy from the main house. Phenomenal natural light pours into the home from the dual-paned windows and doors, and three additional solatubes. Scenic views of the mountains and beautifully landscaped yards and courtyard can be seen from most rooms of the house.

The front and back yards are delightfully landscaped with a diverse palette of colorful plants including a variety of fruit trees—2 loquats, 2 figs, 2 oranges, and an avocado. The sun-drenched living room has stunning Jerusalem limestone floors and beautiful custom molding and wood work, including a window seat, niche and paneled passageway to the kitchen. The kitchen has been remodeled throughout with custom cabinetry with pull-outs, limestone counters, hand painted tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The formal dining room is a dramatic space with a vaulted tongue and groove ceiling, wrought iron lantern chandelier, custom built-in hutch with limestone counter, and easy access to the central “hacienda” style courtyard—perfect for Barbequing or al-fresco dining.

30 Lorinda Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

30 Lorinda Place | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

30 Lorinda Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

30 Lorinda Place | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

30 Lorinda Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

30 Lorinda Place | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

30 Lorinda Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

30 Lorinda Place | Presented by Zia Group Real Estate

The master suite has distressed 7” maple floors, two walk-in closets, beautiful molding, and wonderful morning light.  The master bathroom is a one-of-a-kind custom creation with a maple shaker-style double vanity, crème marble counters, custom mirror with built-in sconces, and a stunning Italian limestone shower enclosure with dual shower head, and spacious Jacuzzi tub. The guest bathroom is another piece of art crafted from beautiful slabs of Calcutta marble and is finished with a Grohe faucet, solatube, and limestone tiled shower. The second bedroom offers the same distressed maple floors as the master, beautiful molding, another solatube and beautiful views of the backyard and central courtyard. Detached from the main house, but easily accessible, is a nearly 200 sf bonus room that could serve as a guest bedroom (no current closet, but easily added), home office, or artist studio.  Virtually all of the major systems have been replaced including a new 40-year presidential composition roof, sewer lateral line, electrical system (including replacement of all knob and tube wiring, a 200-amp main panel and a new sub panel in the garage), 7-year old furnace, copper plumbing, and a new tankless water heater for energy efficiency and continual hot water.  In addition to the carriage-style two car garage, the spacious driveway offers room to park 6 cars off the street.

This wonderful home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac with an incredibly convenient location to grocery stores, restaurants, parks, and schools—all within a 1/2 mile radius. State Street is just 3/4 of a mile away, and several of Santa Barbara’s best beaches are just 2 miles away.  You will rarely find a home of this caliber and design in Santa Barbara under $1 million, let alone for under $800k! Contact Daniel Zia by email (Daniel@ZiaGroup.com) or by phone (805.637.7148) to find out more about this incredible home. To view other homes for sale in the Santa Barbara area, visit our website at www.ZiaGroup.com.

 

Keller Williams becomes #1 in North America!

September 16, 2013 Leave a comment

It was just released that Keller Williams is now the largest Real Estate franchise in all of North America, as of September 9th, 2013. This news came less than a year after the company became the largest in the United States. Globally, more than 90,000 agents call KW home. Read more by clicking on the image below.

Keller Williams becomes largest real estate franchise in North America

Keller Williams #1 in North America

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