New Zia Group Listing | 11 Portola Lane | $699,990

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment

11 Portola Lane, Santa Barbara, CA

If you are interested in more information about this property, please contact Joan Katz at 805-895-6695.

Talk about White Picket Fence!  This 3 Bedroom/2 Bath offers coved ceilings in the Living Room, wood floors throughout, separate Dining Room, Master Bath off Back Bedroom, and separate Laundry Room off Kitchen. Enjoy the wood deck from both Master and Back Bedroom.  Fenced back yard with Fruit Trees and front yard Rose Garden.  Some updating done, leaving the Cottage Charm for your personal touches!

11 Portola Lane, Santa Barbara, CA

A formal dining room is a great feature in this home. Coved ceilings and wood floors add to the California Cottage charm.

11 Portola Lane, Santa Barbara, CA

The home retains much of its early charm, and is ready for your updates.

New Zia Group Listing | 7620 Hollister Ave #221 | $470,000

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

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If you are interested in more information about this home, please contact Daniel Zia at 805-637-7148.

Located in the gated and desirable Eucalyptus Grove community, this remodeled 2 BR / 2 BA condo offers the largest floor plan in the development with two spacious master suites, perfect for dual living. Nestled in the trees, this unit has one of the best and quietest locations in the complex, offering scenic views, 2 private patios, and is just a short distance from the pool and workout room.

7620 Hollister Ave #221, Goleta, CA

The kitchen features washed oak cabinets with built-in wine rack, a tiled breakfast bar and a cast iron sink.

This great unit has been tastefully remodeled including tile floors in the main living spaces and laminate floors in the bedrooms, updated lighting and a newer furnace and water heater. The kitchen offers washed oak cabinets, a built-in wine rack, newer SS fridge, and a breakfast bar facing into the living room. A gas fireplace is the focal point of the living room, with a custom built-in media center next to it. Sliding glass doors lead out to a covered patio and let in plenty of light in the morning and a cool breeze in the afternoon.

7620 Hollister Ave #221, Goleta, CA

The upstairs master has laminate wood floor, a bay window with window seat and fresh white wainscoting.

7620 Hollister Ave #221, Goleta, CA

The downstairs bathroom features a larger vanity with plenty of storage and a tub/shower combo.

The first master suite is on the entry level, has an abundance of storage space and features newer paint, custom wood blinds and fresh white wainscoting. Downstairs is the second master suite, with two large closets and a double-wide bathroom vanity. Sliding glass doors lead to the home’s 2nd private patio looking out over the eucalyptus grove, for a peaceful setting. This patio and is a convenient place to store bicycles, paddle boards, etc. and its closet houses a side-by-side washer/dryer.

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The two patios of this unit overlook a peaceful grove of eucalyptus trees on the edge of the property.

This pet-friendly community is one of the most popular Goleta condo complexes and is known for its beautiful setting and resort-style amenities, including a pool, spa and workout room. The complex is in an excellent location just a short distance from Camino Real Shopping Center and directly across from the Monarch Butterfly preserve, providing great hiking and biking opportunities as well as beach access. This is a unique opportunity to buy one of the prime units in this gated community at an incredible price!

7620 Hollister Ave #221, Goleta, CA

A pool, spa and workout room are nearby.

The Zia Group Newsletter | Autumn 2014

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment

As a part of our service to our clients, the Zia Group has put together a Newsletter that will be distributed quarterly. We hope that it will be filled with valuable, interesting information for you. Our goal is to update you on the Santa Barbara real estate market, provide you some information about local events, and offer you some Zia Group exclusive discounts at local service providers. You can read the newsletter by clicking on the link below, or email us to be included on our list to receive the newsletter directly.

2014 Autumn Newsletter

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New Zia Group Listing! | 1150 Bel Air Drive | $1,495,000

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home at 1150 Bel Air Drive has just undergone an extensive remodel, with numerous upgrades to its systems and aesthetics providing a combination of luxury touches and low-maintenance living. The home is listed with Daniel Zia for $1,495,000. You can call Daniel for more information at 805.637.7148.

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

The Living Room features a fireplace, Dutch style entry door and gray-washed eucalyptus wood floors.

A private lane leads from Bel Air Drive to a small enclave of homes nestled among mature oak trees. This spectacular home has been taken down to the studs and extensively rebuilt, enlarging the home and adding 350 square feet of decking to fully enjoy the stunning views. All the main living areas, including the master suite are on the entry level—leaving the downstairs for guests and extra entertaining space. The exterior was redesigned to present a charming facade reminiscent of the French countryside, including antiqued wooden shutters, new carriage-style garage door, carriage-house lighting and cupola, a vine-covered trellis and a Dutch style front entry door.

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

Incredible views can be had from almost every room.

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

The Kitchen features Viking appliances, custom maple cabinets and granite counters with a subway tile backsplash.

As you step inside, your eyes are captivated by both the sweeping panoramic views and the architectural details and fine quality finishes. Gray washed wide plank eucalyptus wood floors have been installed throughout the home, creating continuity between the living spaces. The new Andersen windows and sliding doors have been custom stained to match the gray washed floors and are metal-clad on the exterior for long-term durability and low maintenance. Coved ceilings, bullnosed corners, and rich baseboard molding are small details that add to the rich character. The living area features a fireplace with rustic wood mantel and a custom wrought-iron railing surrounds the staircase to the lower level. A brand new gourmet chef’s kitchen provides all the necessary appointments for outstanding meals and entertaining. Granite counters and a subway tile backsplash compliment the custom maple cabinetry, complete with soft-close hardware on all drawers and cabinets and pullout shelves on many lower cabinets for maximum storage space. Appliances include a Viking 5-burner stove, Viking french door refrigerator and dishwasher, and a Sharp microwave drawer. The luxury master suite offers the best views in the house, a custom sliding barn door for secondary access, access to the view deck, and a large walk-in closet. The master bathroom has been artfully designed so one can enjoy the ocean views while using the custom dual vanity or the large walk-in shower. The large downstairs family room offers stunning mountain and city views and makes for a great media room or second entertaining area with easy access to the lower patios. Two more bedrooms, the laundry area, a guest bathroom, and a wonderful office or 4th bedroom with lots of light and great views complete the downstairs level.

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

The Master Bedroom has a custom barn door to the Living Rom and sliding doors to the patio, and offers perhaps the best views of any room.

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

The downstairs Family Room has a fireplace, and is a great space for additional entertaining, and also has sliding doors to the lower patios, with space for dining or a spa.

Along with the aesthetic upgrades, this home also features many upgrades to its systems. Two new furnaces have been installed for a dual-zone heating system (one for each level). A tankless water heater and all new plumbing system were also installed along with a rebuilt 1,200 gallon septic tank. The electrical system was completely replaced, including a new 200-amp panel, new wiring, and recessed lighting. Along with the new windows, additional insulation was installed, and a rain-water collection system was tied into the gutters to make this both an energy and utility efficient home.

1150 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

This fine estate offers the rare combination of fine architectural design, incredible views, and a proximity to downtown without the hustle and bustle, limited parking, and other constraints found in comparable view properties in other Santa Barbara locations.

New Zia Group Listing | 1224 Diana Road | $895,000

August 25, 2014 Leave a comment

1224 Diana Road, Santa Barbara, CA

This home sits on a coveted street of homes designed by Alex D’Alfonso, in the classic Santa Barbara style.

Daniel Zia has just brought to market this delightful 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom home. It sits on a coveted circle in the Lower Riviera neighborhood, populated with classic D’Alfonso homes with large picture windows and red-tile roofs. The home consists of over 1,200 SF, with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, an attached 2-car garage, a large, multi-level deck in the private backyard and a surplus of storage under the home. Call Daniel today (805.637.7148) to make an appointment to view the home, or if you have any questions.

1224 Diana Road, Santa Barbara, CA

The living area contains beautiful wood floors, a fireplace, a large picture window with Riviera views and two patios.

Built in 1948 by famed local builder Alex D’Alfonso, on the street named after his daughter, this home sits in a unique enclave of homes with a distinct form, which has become the trademark of “the American Riviera.” The white-washed stucco, green wood window frames and red tile roof are all hallmarks of the style. D’Alfonso’s other buildings, which include the St. Francis Medical Convent and several other local landmarks, are credited with helping influence city leaders to make this the desired style of the town.

1224 Diana Road, Santa Barbara, CA

The formal dining room has an oak wood floor, classic chandelier and arched doorway to the kitchen.

The interior of the home has been well preserved and upgraded over the years with oak hardwood floors throughout much of the home, white plaster walls, arched doorways, and wood casement windows. The kitchen has been updated with newer cabinets and appliances (including a Bosch dishwasher), granite counters and a custom tile backsplash. The private backyard is fully fenced and features mature hedges adding to the intimate feel. A large, multi-level deck provides ample space for al-fresco dining and sunbathing, with both shaded and un-shaded areas. Drought-tolerant landscaping finishes off the authentic Santa Barbara feel of the yard, which also provides pleasant views of the Riviera.

1224 Diana Road, Santa Barbara, CA

The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, white appliances (including a Bosch dishwasher), granite counters and a custom tile backsplash.

Many of the home’s systems have been updated, including copper plumbing, a newer furnace with built-in air purification, a reverse-osmosis water filtration system and newer water heater. The garage and storage areas under the home add almost 950 SF of unfinished basement area to the home.

With an exemplary mix of old-world style and modern amenities, this is a rare opportunity to purchase the quintessential Santa Barbara abode for an exceptional value!

1224 Diana Road, Santa Barbara, CA

The private backyard has a large, multi-level deck, drought-tolerant landscaping and Riviera views.

The Zia Group Wins News-Press Readers’ Choice Award!

August 20, 2014 Leave a comment


The Zia Group has won the top honors in the first-ever inclusion of a “Realtor” category in the Santa Barbara News-Press‘s “Readers’ Choice Awards.” This marks the fourth time in the past five years that the Zia Group has won such an honor, voted on by Santa Barbara locals. The Zia Group is a part of Keller Williams Santa Barbara, which won Runner-Up in the “Real Estate Office” category.

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The Zia Group would like to thank all of our clients and supporters for their endorsement of our services. Being voted the best Realtor in a town of great Realtors means a great deal to us–more than just about any industry award we might win. The Zia Group strives to put our clients first in everything we do. We are driven by the idea that each client, deserves only our best. Over the past year, the Zia Group has grown from one very busy agent (Daniel Zia) to include three additional agents (Joan Katz, Jon Gilkeson and Adam Schuette), a Buyer Specialist (Jacob Biever), Director of Operations (Laurie Slavich) and Support Manager (Kyle Gates). This expansion has allowed members of the team to be more fully specialized in their area of the business. Every member of the Zia Group puts an emphasis on integrity and service, serving as a neutral adviser. We aim to form life-long relationships with our clients, so that we can continue adding value, long after we have helped them buy or sell a home.


New Zia Group Listing | 5933 Village Terrace Drive | $599,000

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

5933 Village Terrace Drive

The home sits on a corner in a quiet, well-maintained community.

This incredible move-in ready home is in an idyllic community setting with resort-style amenities including a pool, tennis court, playground and picnic area. This 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom PUD has been tastefully updated and the quality finishes, open layout and cathedral ceilings make for a spacious and luxurious feel. The excellent location offers easy access to Trader Joe’s and a host of shops and restaurants. It is listed with Daniel Zia. Call Daniel for more information, or to schedule your showing (805.637.7148).

5933 Village Terrace Drive

This patio provides privacy and can be accessed from the front porch or the master bedroom.

A large front patio makes an inviting welcome to this attractive unit on a corner lot. The spacious living room features a wood-burning fireplace with gas starter and is capped by a soaring cathedral ceiling, with high windows, giving the room a bright and airy feel. The kitchen has been remodeled with custom maple cabinets with full-extension drawers and easy to care for Ceasarstone counter tops. A 5-burner Samsung professional gas stove and Bosch dishwasher are sure to delight any chef. The kitchen, living room and dining room all feature newer maple flooring. A laundry room links the home to the attached 2-car garage and offers additional storage.

5933 Village Terrace Drive

The living room, dining room and kitchen all share maple flooring,

5933 Village Terrace Drive

The remodeled kitchen features maple cabinets, Caesarstone counters and stainless steel appliances.

Both bedrooms in the home boast the same vaulted ceilings, providing both a greater sense of space, as well as more actual storage space, over the closets. A sliding glass door leads from the master bedroom to the peaceful, fenced patio. The master bathroom has been beautifully remodeled, including a newer shaker style vanity and black granite countertop and walk-in shower.

5933 Village Terrace Drive

The master bedroom includes a vaulted ceiling, remodeled bathroom and a sliding door to the patio.

The Village Terrace community is a wonderful neighborhood setting offering resort-style amenities including a fenced pool with large sun deck and changing rooms, a tennis court, playground, picnic area with BBQ, and other great open green space and paths. The quiet neighborhood is in the coveted Kellogg School District and is less than a mile from the Fairview Shopping Center and the shops and restaurants along Calle Real, including Trader Joe’s. The last property to sell in this desirable development sold for $760,000 two months ago, so this home is priced aggressively to sell quickly!

5933 Village Terrace Drive

The community pool has a large sun deck and changing rooms.

5933 Village Terrace Drive

The community grounds feature a picnic area, tennis court, playground and pool.


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