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COntents A Notee From The SBAOR President: The split roll initiative is back ......................6 Around Town: Cristal Clarke Donates $100,000 ................... 6 Planning for holiday lighting ........................7 Design Recipes: How to live your best loft life .......................8 Should I hire a handyperson or specialist?................................................12

HOA Homefront: Are we required to rebuild our balconies? .............................................14 Real Estate Q&A: What’s the best way to prevent title fraud? ......................................14 Santa Barbara County Sales........................16 Gardening: AquaPots elegantly eliminate cool season container axieties.....................20

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A note from the SBAOR President

Around Town

By Brian Johnson President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®

The Split Roll Initiative is BACK… What a difference a year makes right? It’s only been just over a year since voters defeated Proposition 15 at the polls and its proponents are back again with a new idea to raise property taxes. Proposition 15, also referred to as the Split Roll Tax, was a proposition on the 2020 ballot in California that sought to remove Proposition 13 tax protections from commercial properties. This would require all commercial properties be reassessed every three years and property taxes adjusted upward at that time. This would have put a huge tax increase onto property owners and commercial tenants, as they are often the ones that pay for property taxes. In September, a new proposal submitted to California state officials seeks to place a new version of Split Roll onto the 2022 ballot. Titled the “Housing Affordability and Tax Cut Act of 2022” the bill seeks to split the tax rolls differently this time around. Whereas last time the initiative’s backers sought to single out commercial versus residential, this time they seek to pit any property worth $4 million or more vs those worth under $4 million. For properties valued at $5 million or more, an additional 1.2% “surcharge” each year would be added onto the regular property tax. For a $5 million home, apartment complex or commercial property that comes out to an extra $60,000 per year. For properties between $4 million and $5 million, a formula is used to compute the additional tax. An example would be a $4.5 million property would see an additional $27,000 per year in taxes. Again, this is not just for commercial properties. This would apply to all properties, with minor exceptions such as commercial agriculture. That means a hefty tax increase for asingle-family home or an apartment complex worth over $4 million. The authors of the bill are tying these tax increases to increased property tax exemptions as a way of making it more palatable for voters. The revenue from this split-roll property tax increase would go to fund increases in both the homeowners’ property tax exemption and renters’ tax credit. The homeowners’ property tax exemption would increase from $7,000 to $200,000, increasing the property tax savings from $70 per year to a maximum of $2,000. Similarly, the nonrefundable renter’s tax credit will increase from $60 for individuals and $120 for joint filers to $1,000 or $2,000, respectively. The proponents have also included language that bars property owners from directly passing on the increased taxes to any tenants. In reality, it will be very difficult to determine whether the increased taxes have been passed on to the tenants. Property owners will increase rents or other expenses or they will not be able to afford to provide needed upgrades or repairs thus impacting tenants. Additionally, if you just bought a $4 million home you are going to be paying a vastly larger amount on taxes than a property that was purchased a year ago for $3.9 million, but now might be actually worth over $4 million if it were sold today. Additionally, what about a home inherited by the children of an owner and reassessed at over $4 million. Previously, that new owner could keep the old tax basis of the property but if this initiative passes that new owner may not be able to afford the taxes on the home now and forced to sell to someone wealthy enough to afford them. If the idea behind this is to make home ownership more affordable, it does not look as if it will achieve that goal. The initiative’s title sounds like it will make housing more affordable in California but the bill does little to address the root causes of affordability, namely the lack of adequate supply of housing. This initiative still has to go through the process of raising enough signatures to qualify for the ballot for next year so this will be monitored closely as it moves forward. Brian Johnson can be reached at 805-879-9631 or emailed at bjohnson@radiusgroup.com

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Cristal Clarke Donates $100,000 to Support Organizations in Santa Barbara County

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is proud to announce longtime Montecito REALTOR®, resident and community champion Cristal Clarke has donated $100,000 to support non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County. Cristal’s generous donation was made to the Santa Barbara chapter of The Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit run by the dedicated real estate agents and employees of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Cristal chose The Charitable Foundation because of the support it provides to local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment in Santa Barbara County. Her donation is the largest to date to The Charitable Foundation. Giving back to the community she loves is nothing new for Cristal, an agent in the Montecito Midtown office, and the No. 1 individual agent worldwide for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Cristal has been supporting local small businesses in and around the community she calls home for many years. When the pandemic struck, she saw firsthand how small-business owners and employees were affected. “They needed funds and support to help keep their doors open, and I was so grateful to be able to help,” Cristal said. “Cristal has always been an extremely generous and gracious individual, both personally and professionally,” said Kyle Kemp, Vice President, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “She actively seeks out needs in the community and works to fill them, without any thought of herself. During the recent challenges of the Montecito mudflow and the COVID-19 pandemic, Cristal has risen to every occasion through her magnanimous outreach. Her generosity always comes from a place of humility and grace. We are proud to have Cristal as a member of our company and community.” Cristal felt the best time to make her compassionate donation was now, in November, in honor of the National Day of Giving. This timing allows The Charitable Foundation to begin its grant-distribution process during the holiday season. It was her way of thanking the local business owners and people who are the fabric of the community in which they live and work. “Cristal’s humble generosity shines through in every aspect of her work,” said Martha Mosier, President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “Cristal continues to give back to the communities she serves, and does so with a generous and open heart. Our California Properties family and the Montecito community are extremely fortunate to know and work with Cristal. We appreciate all of our associates that participate by contributing to The Charitable Foundation, and today we are very grateful for Cristal’s extremely generous gift.” “Cristal’s generous contribution to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ Charitable Foundation is a beautiful expression of her commitment to strengthening and enriching the lives of people throughout her community,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Her extraordinary kindness demonstrates the power within us to uplift others and serves as inspiration for others to follow.” Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., and a member of HSF Affiliates, LLC. BHHS and the BHHS symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.bhhscalifornia.com. To learn about career opportunities, visit www.bhhscalifornia.com/careers.

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extra reach is­ often what caus­es­ accidents­. It’s­ al­ ways­ worth it to take a moment to get a better ladder or s­afer perch to reach that difficult s­pot. The buddy s­ys­tem is­ im­ portant for grown­ups­, too; you s­hould always­ have s­omeone s­tabilizing the ladder while you’re climbing it. For added s­afety, cons­ider magnetic holi­ day lights­, which s­imply s­tick onto any metal s­ur­ face. After the holidays­, you can remove them eas­ily s­imply by pulling the lights­ down. While you’re at it, take care not to overload your electrical s­ys­tem. If you draw too much Outdoor holiday lights can make a power, you can trip your spectacular view. Professional help can circuit breaker or caus­e make this task much less stressful. ris­k of fire. Any outdoor Photo courtesy Dreamstime/TNS lights­ s­hould be plugged into GFCI outlets­. You can s­pot s­uch an outlet by looking for the “tes­t” and “res­et” Holiday lighting safety buttons­. They’ll s­hut down the flow of electricity in event If you do it yours­elf, take it s­erious­ly. Accidents­ while of overload, and add an additional layer of protection. decorating are res­pons­ible for about 15,000 emergency room vis­its­ each year, and half of thos­e take place due to ©2021 Ask Angi. Visit at angi.com. falls­. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Follow the s­ame ladder s­afety procedures­ when hanging lights­ as­ you would for any other job. It’s­ often very tempt­ ing to go a bit higher than is­ s­afe or reach a little more, jus­t for long enough to hang one more thing. But that las­t bit of

Planning for holiday lighting

Once Thanks­giving is­ pas­t, homeowners­’ at­ tention will turn to deco­ rating for the winter holi­ days­. You can s­ave a lot of has­s­le by hiring a profes­­ s­ional to hang your holiday lights­, and the s­ooner you call to get on their s­ched­ ule, the better. A pro will have the experience and training to get the bes­t ef­ fect out of your lighting, protect it from s­now and water expos­ure, and ef­ ficiently get the lights­ up and back down. Somelightingcompanies­ offer holiday s­ervices­, and a trus­ted handyman can als­o perform this­ job. This­ work us­ually cos­ts­ about $400, but it can change bas­ed on s­ize of your home. A multi­ s­tory hous­e will cos­t much more, and s­teep roofs­ will rais­e it even more. In mos­t cas­es­, ins­tallers­ will put up your own lights­. If you don’t have lights­ to s­upply, you can often buy them from the ins­taller, or rent a s­et for the s­eas­on for an additional fee. As­ always­, make s­ure whoever you hire is­ bonded and ins­ured. Ins­urance is­ particularly crucial for any work that involves­ ladders­. If your pro does­n’t carry ins­urance, you could be financially liable for any injuries­ if s­omeone falls­ or an accident damages­ your property or your neighbor’s­. A ladder that tips­ over can eas­ily cras­h into s­omeone els­e’s­ hous­e, after all.

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Design Recipes:

How to live your best loft life

A loft bedroom, common in loft spaces is enhanced by using a low, platform style bed.

By Cathy Hobbs Photos courtesy Scott Gabriel Morris/Handout/TNS

Lofts and loft-style spaces have an appeal all their own. Industrial and modern, depending on the space, they can often be challenging when it comes to furniture placement. In some instances, architectural features such as exposed brick walls, dramatically high ceilings and industrial features may dictate design direction. Even so, some designer hacks can translate to nearly any loft-style space. Low back sofas and chairs help to enhance the lofted feeling in this modern, industrial space.

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LOFT LIFE

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A previous raw space is made modern and sleek with a custom kitchen using exposed brick as its back splash.

LOFT LIFE

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DESIGNER HACKS, LOFT-STYLE SPACES 1. Reveal, don’t conceal. Instead of covering the natural features of the space such as exposed brick, allow these unique features to remain exposed. 2. Go graphic. From artwork to three-dimensional art, graphic elements can make a bold statement. 3. Consider a neutral design palette such as black and white. 4. Mix metals into the design for an industrial feel such as steel and brass. 5. Choose furniture of the appropriate size and scale. Low-backed furniture is often best. 6. Use lots of mirrors. Mirrors can not only help to bounce light but also create the illusion of windows. 7. Hire a professional for common renovation features such as creating kitchens, closets, bathrooms and built-ins. 8. Add natural elements. Driftwood, concrete and stone features look particularly good in industrial or loft-style properties. 9. Go light and bright as opposed to gloomy and dark. Often the desired feeling in a loft is the former. 10. Invest in bold and interesting art pieces. These can serve to enhance a gallery, industrial feel of a loftstyle space.

Industrial elements such as piping and steel and help add to a loft feel in nearly any space.

The upper floor of a loft style space is used as a family room.

Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. ©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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Some jobs, such as shelf installations, usually don’t require a trade license to complete. Make sure you know your local regulations before hiring.

Should I hire a handyperson or specialist? By Paul F. P. Pogue Everything from that squeaky door to the leaky faucet has been getting on your nerves, and you’ve decided it’s time to take care of them all at once. Hiring a handyperson service is an excellent way to cross everything off this to-do list in a hurry. However, even if you’ve got a reliable handyperson on speed-dial, you might not be sure if you should hire them or a licensed trade specialist for the work. How can you tell the difference? First up, go ahead and ask your handyperson if they’re capable of handling it. An honest pro should be able to give a clear answer. You can also research local regulations and find out what needs a license. Many cities have their licensing requirements online or staff who will be happy to answer specific questions. Licensing requirements vary significantly by state, but generally speaking, small jobs like fixing leaky faucets or replacing a light switch don’t require a license. However, anything that gets into the guts of the pipes or wiring is likely to need a license. Large jobs that involve multiple workers and/ or significant investment, such as a remodel or addition, usually require a licensed general contractor to oversee.

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Here are typical jobs you can usually hire a handyperson to take care of: • Replacing small electrical components, such as thermostats, light switches and outlets • Repairing drywall • Fixing leaks • Hanging shelving • Hanging doors • Repairing woodwork • Replacing window glass • Wiring home theater components

Here are some examples of jobs that commonly require a licensed specialist: • Adding a stairway • Installing a new roof • Installing a fireplace or wood stove • Building a raised deck • Installing or replacing certain plumbing fixtures such as water heaters • Major remodeling • Putting in new windows • Building a retaining wall to block soil or erosion • Any work requiring the repair or modification of the existing electrical, plumbing or gas systems

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A few additional tips: Some handy services do carry specialty licensing or have particular trades on staff, so don’t hesitate to ask if they have a plumber or electrician available for licensed work! Whether you hire a handy service or specialty contractor, make sure they carry liability insurance and acquire whatever permits are required for the job. Most handy service companies charge by the hour, and often their jobs take much less time than that. To get the most out of your handyperson’s time, prepare a list in advance of all the small jobs you’d like them to cover in one visit. The person you hire to fix some drywall and mount a TV might also be able to repair a leak or hang a light fixture while they’re already at your house. They’ll get more done for you and will appreciate your respect for their time. Make sure you know ahead of time who’ll be responsible for supplying materials. If you have specific materials you’d like to be used for your project, you’ll save time by purchasing them in advance and not have to be charged for the handyperson’s time to pick them up. ©2021 Ask Angi. Visit at angi.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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HOA Homefront

Are We Required To Rebuild Our Balconies?

Real Estate Q&A:

What’s the best way to prevent title fraud? By Gary M. Singer

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hello Mr. Richardson, Our HOA is claiming that 2019’s SB 326 (“Balcony Law”) adds to the DavisStirling Act and requires the homeowners to retrofit our balcony railings to current building code requirements. I don’t see anything in the bill that requires such retrofitting. Am I missing something? – Thank you, R.M. Dear R.M.: In 2019, Senate Bill 326 was passed and became law in 2020. It added a new Civil Code section 5551. The law followed a similar new law regarding apartment buildings, which also arose from a terrible balcony collapse incident at a Berkeley apartment building in 2015. Civil Code Section 5551 requires all HOAs with attached residences to obtain inspection of “exterior elevated elements” constructed of wood no later than January 1, 2025, and again at least every nine years afterward. The 2025 deadline seems far off, but HOAs now have only three years to complete those inspections. Prudent HOAs should start planning now. What must be inspected: All wood building components extending beyond the exterior walls, including walkways, decks, balconies, stairways (or other items intended for people to stand or walk on), and railings, which are more than six feet above ground level. The inspection must also include the waterproofing protecting the structural components from moisture damage (i.e., dry rot). What if the component is not HOA responsibility? Such components are exempted from inspection. Who must conduct the inspection: Licensed structural engineers or architects. What kind of inspection: A visual inspection, which may include visual observation or tools such as moisture meters, infrared device, or boroscope (a tube with a camera attached which is used to look into confined spaces).

How much of the building must be inspected: A “statistically significant sample” of the entire building, meaning one which creates a 95% level of confidence that the sample represents the condition of the entire building. The inspector must generate a random list of locations to check. What kind of report does the inspector create: A written report, identifying the components checked, describing their condition, projecting the remaining useful life of the components, recommending any necessary repairs, and describing any immediate threats to residents. What happens to the report: It is incorporated into the HOA’s next reserve study. Does the local building department get involved? If the inspector observes any immediate threats, the report must be provided to the local building authorities within 15 days. The HOA must take immediate safety measures to protect any areas of immediate hazard and then pursue repairs. Is there an exemption if the HOA has no money? No. How long does the HOA keep the report? At least two inspection cycles, meaning up to 18 years if the HOA is complying with the law. Are any HOAs exempted? HOAs with less than three attached units, or HOA buildings with less than three attached units (i.e., only duplexes). What happens if we don’t comply? Probably nothing, until someone sues the HOA for noncompliance, or unless a building element fails and someone is injured. Then there could be severe liability for the HOA and board. There are many possible challenges in compliance, such as finding structural engineers and architects who will do this. HOAs should not wait for 2024 and risk being out of compliance with this law.

Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. is a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers andPartnerof Richardson Ober DeNichilo LLP, a law firm known for community association advice. Submit questions to Kelly@rodllp.com. Past columns at www.HOAHomefront.com. All rights reserved®.

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The best defense against title fraud is paying attention. Photo courtesy Dreamstime/TNS

Questions Recently, there has been an emphasis on stealing titles and the loss of a home. What is the best way to check on the status of our titles and prevent our properties from being stolen? – James

Answer

Real estate title fraud is a severe but fortunately rare event. In a typical real estate transaction, a deed is signed and notarized and gets recorded in your county’s official records. A title company or attorney typically does this, but anyone who knows how to meet the requirements can register a document in the public records. Along with modern conveniences, technology has made it easier for fraudsters to create a fake deed, making it seem like you deeded your home to a new owner. This fake new owner will typically wait a few months and then try to sell the property or take a mortgage loan against it. Vacant and vacation houses are more at risk than homes that people live in full time. Fraudsters have been known to monitor death certificates and target properties where the next of kin lives in a different state. The best defense against title fraud is paying attention. You can monitor what is recorded in the public records in most places by visiting the recording office’s website and searching for your name. If you do this every month or two, you will quickly learn about anything mentioning you in the public domain. In Broward County, Florida, for example, the property appraiser’s office has a free service you can sign up for that will alert you if a deed for your house is recorded. While this service is not available everywhere, you should check where you live. Anyone who has purchased a home can tell you of the mountain of junk mail and advertising you get after your deed is recorded. If this happens to you, check the public records. If you are a victim of this type of fraud, you should contact law enforcement. You also may need to hire a lawyer to fix the problem. While it is impossible to avoid becoming a victim of crime, diligence is your best defense. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation.

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Santa BarBara County SaleS

This is a partial list of all recorded residential sales in Santa Barbara County from November 1, 2021 thru November 5, 2021. While these recordings are public record, the News-Press receives this information from an outside source. This list does not represent all sales that occurred over this time period. Consult your REALTOR® for further information regarding home sales in your area of interest.

AREA BUELLTON/SOLVANG

ADDRESS

SELLER

BUYER

PRICE

DATE

$455,000

11/5/2021

$1,225,000

11/2/2021

985 OLD RANCH RD

CERVANTES COLE EA

KEGEYAN KRISTINA EA

2570 QUAIL VALLEY RD

HARWOOD KENNETH EA

SARMIENTO BENJAMIN EU

5915 BIRCH ST 1

OLVERA CRISTINA EA

HERNANDEZ ANTONIA

$505,000

11/4/2021

4950 SANDYLAND RD 223

WHITE WOODROW EA

ENTRUST GROUP INC

$720,000

11/3/2021

4818 DORRANCE WAY

MARINO MICHAEL EU

HOWARD JOHN EA

$1,199,000

11/3/2021

1476 THERESA ST

RAMSEY DEBORAH EA

TEJADA HILLARY EA

$1,298,000

11/5/2021

7638 HOLLISTER AVE 132

HURWITZ HEATHER

CEREZO ALISON

$550,000

11/3/2021

6422 CAROLDALE LN

SCHLOTHAUER CARL EA

KARAM ALBERT EA

$1,125,000

11/2/2021

6196 CRAIGMONT DR

BECKER DORIS EA

CALKINS EVAN EU

$1,500,000

11/4/2021

5730 BERKELEY RD

CHANG YU EU

BLACKWELL HOLLY EU

$1,526,000

11/3/2021

5134 CATHEDRAL OAKS RD

SHERWOOD JEFFREY EU

ANDERSON JILL EU

$1,980,500

11/4/2021

GUADALUPE

5195 SURFBIRD LN

SERRANO SESAR EU

ORNELAS CYNTHIA

$567,000

11/2/2021

LOMPOC

200 N F ST

200 NORTH F LLC

PATEL PREYESH EA

$309,000

11/4/2021

518 N D ST

FLORES ARMANDO EU

VEGA JOSE EU

$310,000

11/5/2021

1304 W HICKORY AVE

ANGEL SELEDONIO EA

MILLER KIRSTEN

$454,000

11/5/2021

1300 E PINE AVE

DOMINGOS STEVEN EA

BATARSE MARISOL EA

$465,000

11/1/2021

1037 N JASMINE ST

HAMPTON MARGARET EA

DUNN TIMOTHY EU

$465,000

11/2/2021

1524 SHEFFIELD DR

VORIS CINDY EA

BOISSET LISA EU

$610,000

11/5/2021

230 N G ST

RUTH KEVIN EA

RODRIGUEZ FLORIANO EU

$825,000

11/5/2021

722 WOODLAND DR

HOFFER RICHARD EU

MORRISON ROBERT EU

$3,433,000

11/3/2021

60 SEAVIEW DR

BRONSON PAULA EA

MACDONALD SCOTT EA

$3,475,000

11/4/2021

2939 EAST VALLEY RD

NOLING MICHAEL EA

2939EVR LLC

$3,900,000

11/3/2021

513 CROCKER SPERRY DR

DART JUDITH EA

HAUPT ROGER EA

$5,795,000

11/3/2021

110 POR LA MAR CIR

KEMPF JOHN EA

MAR RACHEL

$600,000

11/3/2021

1701 ANACAPA ST 21

MORESE DORINE EA

FEATHERSTONE THOMAS EA

$745,000

11/4/2021

3639 SAN REMO DR 11

MACFARLANE STEPHEN EA

RUBIN MICHAEL EA

$745,000

11/4/2021

2016 CASTILLO ST C

WILSON JARROD

SIMOES LESLENE EA

$840,000

11/4/2021

66 BARRANCA AVE 3

CHAPALA UNIT F CO-OWNERS

FROHLING BRADLEY EA

$975,000

11/3/2021

2535 CRESCENT AVE

PETERSEN STEPHEN EA

JGJM COOPER MANAGEMENT

$1,147,500

11/1/2021

223 UHLAN CT

WATSON MARK EA

BACK DAVID EA

$1,150,000

11/4/2021

4022 PRIMAVERA RD B

MANNING MARY EA

PETERSEN LINDA EA

$1,150,000

11/3/2021

516 LA MARINA DR

FRYSLIE KI EU

IVERSON RONALD EA

$1,400,000

11/5/2021

1023 STATE ST

ALEXANDER PETER EA

1023 STATE STREET LLC

$1,550,000

11/3/2021

1246 N ONTARE RD

SHEPARD PETER EA

1234 ONTARE ROAD LLC

$1,650,000

11/3/2021

518 PEREGRINA RD

WAYNE WILLIAM EA

ARMSTRONG AMY EA

$1,760,000

11/3/2021

669 DEL PARQUE DR C

DE VEER KAREL EA

ADAMS DONALD EA

$1,795,000

11/5/2021

403 CONEJO RD

CURTIS-PICKETT MARYA

VAN DAM BROOKE EU

$1,859,000

11/5/2021

722 ROCKWOOD DR

MINDEN TRUST EA

BLACK JONATHAN EA

$2,100,000

11/5/2021

777 CALABRIA DR

WINECKI MATTHEW EU

SICHEL ELAINE EA

$2,160,000

11/3/2021

1716 HILLCREST RD

MUDRICK HANE EA

JULIEN ANNA EA

$2,335,000

11/5/2021

CARPINTERIA

GOLETA

MONTECITO

SANTA BARBARA

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IS PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE. . .

C R I STA L C L A R K E Fo r h e r c o n t i n u e d s u p p o r t o f h e r l o c a l c o m m u n i t y t h r o u g h h e r d o n a t i o n s t o t h e S a n t a B a r b a r a ch a p t e r o f Th e C h a r i t a b l e Fo u n d a t i o n .

Communit y Based, Globally Recognized C r i s t a l i s t h e # 1 I n d i v i d u a l A g e n t Wo r l d w i d e

“Cristal’s generous contribution to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ Charitable Foundation is a beautiful expression of her commitment to strengthening and enriching the lives of people throughout her community. Her extraordinary kindness demonstrates the power within us to uplift others and serves as inspiration for others to follow.”

Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

*

“Cristal’s humble generosity shines through in every aspect of her work. Cristal continues to give back to the communities she serves, and does so with a generous and open heart. Our California Properties family and the Montecito community are extremely fortunate to know and work with Cristal. We appreciate all of our associates that participate by contributing to The Charitable Foundation, and today, we are very grateful for Cristal’s extremely generous gift.”

“Cristal has always been an extremely generous and gracious individual, both personally and professionally. She actively seeks out needs in the community and works to fill them, without any thoughts of herself. During the recent challenges of the Montecito Mudflow and the Covid Pandemic, Cristal has risen to every occasion through her magnanimous outreach. Her generosity always comes from a place of humility and grace. We are proud to have Cristal as a member of our company and community.”

Martha Mosier, President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Kyle Kemp, Regional VP of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

I f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o n o m i n a t e a l o c a l ch a r i t y t o b e i n c l u d e d i n t h e d o n a t i o n distribution, please email Cristal@Montecito-Estate.com. ©2021 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. *Based on Production from 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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Santa BarBara County SaleS AREA SANTA BARBARA

SANTA MARIA

SUMMERLAND

SANTA YNEZ

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ADDRESS

SELLER

BUYER

PRICE

DATE

240 LA VISTA GRANDE

KETZEL RAYMOND EA

CARSON PHILIPPA

$2,340,000

11/2/2021

1637 MIRA MESA DR

FREUND TIMOTHY EA

KINGSBERG ZACHARY EU

$2,480,000

11/3/2021

1060 MONTE DR

RABASA JOHN EA

CARTAGENA ROBERT EA

$2,500,000

11/5/2021

4055 MARIPOSA DR

GRAHAM JOHN EA

PASQUINELLI TIMOTHY EA

$4,700,000

11/2/2021

817 STATE ST

NORDSTOM INC

DSP SANTA BARBARA SUB LLC

$13,086,000

11/2/2021

606 N MILLER ST

PEW NORMA

FERRARI DONALD EU

$180,000

11/4/2021

611 W MORRISON AVE

BRAZELL MARY

GONZALEZ GUADALUPE EA

$345,000

11/5/2021

523 RICE RANCH RD

LOPEZ STEVEN EA

BRANDON RICHARD EA

$348,000

11/5/2021

3439 OLIVEWOOD RD

SMITH SANDIE EA

OVENDALE NATHAN EU

$425,000

11/1/2021

4078 HILLTOP RD B

NETA WALTER

SMITH BRUCE EU

$430,000

11/2/2021

212 W CRESTON ST

POULIS CORBY

ZEPEDA JOSEPH

$450,000

11/5/2021

708 N OAKLEY AVE

GALVEZ VALERIANO EA

ESTATE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

$450,000

11/5/2021

820 W MARIPOSA WAY

UJANO RUTH EA

LARA GASPAR EA

$470,000

11/3/2021

215 W RIVERSIDE CT

HARDIN CHONDEE EU

FREEMAN MICHAEL

$520,000

11/4/2021

2248 N SHAY AVE

GILL HARDEV EU

LOPEZ TRANQUILINO EA

$540,000

11/5/2021

1222 VIA DEL CARMEL

YOURKEY RACHEL

BAEZ MIGUEL

$545,000

11/5/2021

1056 TIERRA BRISAS DR

MINZENBERG JEAN EA

WILLIAMS ANTHONY

$575,000

11/1/2021

557 SHIRLEY LN

REER ALAN EU

RONSON JUSTIN

$580,000

11/5/2021

2245 N SHAY AVE

SANGUINO JOSE

VALDEZ CHRISTOPHER EA

$600,000

11/5/2021

1555 JENSEN RANCH RD

GUGGIA DAMION EU

SCHLBERG ERICKA EU

$755,000

11/3/2021

1435 N BRADLEY RD

SEDIN DERRICK EA

ALBRECHT JAMES

$960,000

11/5/2021

1415 N BRADLEY RD

SEDIN DERRICK EA

BROADWAY & UNION MERCANTILE

$960,000

11/5/2021

5668 ANTELOPE TRAIL

SIMONE MARK EU

RUBIN SEYMOUR EA

$1,050,000

11/5/2021

223 E TUNNELL ST

JACKS JOEL

WONG GLENN

$1,200,000

11/5/2021

3375 FOOTHILL RD 1113

SINGER SUSAN EA

LOVEGROVE KARYN EA

$895,000

11/5/2021

3884 FOOTHILL RD

COSTA KERRI EA

THAMER ELIZABETH EA

$1,590,000

11/5/2021

1483 COUNTRY WAY

PRATT JEFFREY EA

PENHALLEGON GROVER EA

$1,625,000

11/2/2021

1244 HIGHLAND RD

HUNTER SETH EA

WAYFIELD PROPERTIES

$2,395,000

11/5/2021

1700 N LYNNE DR 18

LOPEZ JOE

LOPEZ PETER

$225,500

11/5/2021

3379 VIA ELBA

GARCIA MIGUEL

GUTIERREZ SALVADOR

$245,000

11/4/2021

428 E GRANT ST

WILLIAMS JAIME

ANGULO JAIME EU

$245,018

11/4/2021

1253 ESTES DR

LANG ROBERT EA

ARENAS LORENZO EU

$410,000

11/4/2021

3599 VIA LATO

ALVARADO JORGE EU

CRUZ-MANZO JUAN EU

$429,000

11/5/2021

3964 SATURN AVE

BUMGARNER MARK EU ER

MELENDEZ SALVADOR EA

$470,000

11/5/2021

2241 S NIGHTSHADE LN

JORGE, JOSEPH R JR

JOHNSON MEGAN

$515,000

11/4/2021

4433 SIRIUS AVE

FERRENCE MICHAEL

SANCHEZ ALEXIS EU

$545,000

11/5/2021

232 PEGASUS AVE

DIER DAVID

RODRIGUEZ JOHNATHAN EU

$550,000

11/5/2021

244 REGULUS AVE

ROBISON DALE EU

SMOCK MATTHEW EU

$575,000

11/3/2021

901 CALVERT AVE

CROCKER FAMILY TRUST

HONER AIRIEL EU

$614,000

11/3/2021

1265 CRAIG DR

WARREN JEFFREY EA

STEVENS ANTHONY EU

$850,000

11/3/2021

3562 PINE ST

VAN PELT BRADLEE EU

3562 PINE LLC

$919,000

11/4/2021

3578 PINE ST

HEMMING MARK EU

VAN PELT BRADLEE EU

$950,000

11/5/2021

3384 WILLOW ST

SCIONTI MARTIN EU

CLAY BRENT EA

$985,000

11/5/2021

2712 SANTA MARIA WAY

PACIFIC WEST COMMUNITIES INC

SANTA MARIA PACIFIC ASSOCIATES

$1,578,000

11/1/2021

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Gardening:

AquaPots elegantly eliminate cool season container anxieties By Norman Winter

C ontainer gardening through the winter is one of the great joys of liv-

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ing in the South. The new AquaPots have eliminated the last of the anxieties — watering and feeding. We all are used to watering and applying fertilizer in the summer, but it has been somewhat of a mystery or roll of the dice in the winter. We’ve been taught to give water when the soil is dry to the touch, but that method is challenging, to say the least, when temperatures are in the 40s and the ever-present cold front has moved through. Many cool season annuals are also heavy feeders. Research has shown that the controlled-release granules, which need heat to disperse those needed nutrients, are not nearly as efficient in comparison to applying water-soluble fertilizer. Who wants to lug a water bucket around with your favorite liquid blue mix when it’s cold? This is where AquaPots hit the gamechanging home run. The ingenious selfwatering concept is based on a waterholding reservoir in the lower chamber of the pot with a soil-holding shelf in the upper chamber. The water now mixed, your water-soluble fertilizer wicks up to the soil and plant’s root zone via a cylinder that connects the chambers. The water will be there as the plant needs it. You may be thinking, how did the water and fertilizer get into the reservoir? A tube hidden by the flowers or foliage allows you to insert water-soluble fertilizer, followed by a water hose for the weekly filling. Depending on your AquaPot size, this filling time period may be longer than a week. No longer will you splash soil all over the patio or ruin flowers with the force of fire hydrant-like water pressure. No water or fertilizer stains on the patio or deck, either! If you think you might add too much water, forget it, there is an escape hole.

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The hidden tube in this AquaPot will allow for easy feeding by placing a spoonful of watersoluble fertilizer prior to filling up the water holding reservoir. Photo courtesy Norman Winter/TNS

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To view this weekend’s Open Home Guide and all other Real Estate for sale or rent go to: newspress.com – click on Special Editions, House & Home

Goleta

saN aNtoNio creek

1-3 $650,000 5624 Armitos Ave 3/2 Contractor’s Special! Property is likely a tear-down. Has lots of issues with termites, dryrot, plumbing, etc. Remodeled properties in the neighborhood are selling close to $1Million.

2-4 $2,995,000 1138 Camino del Rio 6/5.5 5,000+ sq. ft. main residence plus a detached 2bed/1bath ~1,200 sq. ft. 2nd residence. Ideal for multi-family living, long-term leasing, visiting guests, in-laws, etc. Ocean and mountain views.

Village Properties Gabe Grandcolas

Mike Richardson, Realtors Kyle Richardson 805-680-3131

805-450-4723

# 2136492

Goleta North

# 01902531

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1-4 $1,875,000 4399 La Paloma Rd 3/2 Open your door to 1.4 acres of breathtaking mountain views, without leaving home! This exquisitely remodeled cottage is in the Santa Barbara foothills. This 3BR and 2BA home features a chef’s kitchen.

1-3 $1,600,000 3722 State street #212 2/2 Gorgeous single level unit with two bedrooms two bathrooms, newer construction, and mountain views off the wrap around patio!

Coastal Properties Alfredo Orozco

Village Properties Daylyn Jackson

951-587-7043

# 02111161

Mesa

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1-4 $1,495,000 1724 Cliff Drive 2/2 East Mesa Fixer! Single-level 1,514 sq. ft. home on a flat 8,276 sq. ft. lot. Partial ocean/island views from the living room, dining room, and front bedroom. 2nd story addition would have great views!

1-4 $1,995,000 3532 Chuparosa Drive 4/3 NEW LISTING! Exceptional San Roque Home set on spacious .31 acre (+/-) lot with lush landscaping! Fully permitted ADU + 2 car garage. Peabody School.

Mike Richardson, Realtors Kyle Richardson 805-680-3131

Village Properties David M. Kim

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805-296-0662

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MoNtecito - lower VillaGe 1-3 $3,950,000 104 San Ysidro Road 5/4.5 Hedgerows Craftsman “Wylbron Lodge,” built 1908, in MUS, single level 4/3.5 home, plus 1/1 cottage, separate 2 car garage. Approx. 4k sq ft ttl on .5 ac, renowned architect Brownell.

1-3 $1,975,000 1543 Viking Way 3/2.5 Tucked away on a private road high above the city of Solvang is a beautiful 3 bedroom home set on 1 acre surrounded by mature trees and privacy.

RE eBroker Group Cam Gittler

Village Properties Lindsey Drewes

805-451-5476

# 01338898

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805-245-1817

# 2121681

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2-4 $9,755,000 1039 Cima Linda Lane 4+/6 PRICE REDUCED TO $9,755,000. Enjoy panoramic ocean and city views from this Mediterranean Villa located on 2.5 landscaped acres.

12-3 $995,000 303 Sheila Ln 2/2 This Santa Maria 4-Plex offers great upside as is, and provides a perfect opportunity to update and upgrade for higher rents.

Coldwell Banker Realty Joanne Stoltz 805-895-7322

Zia Group | eXp Realty California Todd Shea 805-453-7730

# 00387433

# 2028163

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AQUAPOTS Continued from page 20 This was where The Garden Guy had a needless apprehension this past year. It seemed as though we had a deluge every day. So I was fearful of the containers getting waterlogged and killing the plants. It simply can’t happen with the little escape valve or hole for excess water. This system is truly ingenious. The glazed ceramic containers are handcrafted, adding a touch of elegance wherever they are used. They come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, many of which are sure to fit your taste. No amount of mechanical skill or reasoning is required to put together, zero, zip, nada. As my wife, Jan, will attest, following directions is not among my skill sets. Trust me, I put my AquaPots together not in minutes, but mere seconds. Planting is exactly the same as in any other container. Just like I have always written, don’t skimp when it comes to the quality of your potting soil. It needs to be light, fluffy and the best. AquaPots add beauty and a newfound freedom when it comes to watering the plants we love. It also gives you confidence — maybe for the first time — that you are supplying the water and fertilizer just at the right moment, which is as the plants need it. This is a remarkable feeling, especially for the winter or cool season mixed-containers.

This AquaPot is full of blooms from November to June with Lady Godiva Orange calendula and Superbells Pomegranate Punch calibrachoas. Photo courtesy Norman Winter/TNS

AquaPots clustered together at the entryway welcome visitors for the upcoming holidays. Photo courtesy Jan Winter/TNS

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MANUFACTURED HOUSING 945 WARD DR #130 | $599,000 3BR/2BA. Rancho Goleta, this custom-designed 2013 three bedroom, two bath home is in pristine condition, with open concept living area. McKnight/Dabney 805.637.7772 DRE 01717947

340 OLD MILL RD #166 | $379,000 2BR/2BA. A gated community for adults 55+, with yearround heated pool & spa, tennis & pickleball courts, clubhouse and private gym. Jeff Oien 805.895.294 DRE 00852118

340 OLD MILL RD #264 | $379,000 | PENDING

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2BR/2BA. Large living room with mountain views. One of the larger lots in the park. Covered front deck and open rear patio. Jeff Oien 805.895.294 DRE 00852118

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Stunning beach-front vacation rental home on Santa Barbara’s Padaro beach with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sunroom with 2 convertible queen beds. Beautiful home is bright, fresh and updated. Emily Kellenberger 805.252.2773 DRE 01397913

7756 KESTREL LANE | CALL FOR RATES Boasting a perfect blend of architectural detail and modern amenities, this completely furnished single level home is available for rent on a 6 month or 1 year lease. Luxury living at its best. Alyson Spann 805.637.2884 DRE 00907671

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Tapas, Wine, Bakery $450K $500K build-out this year!

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B & W Mkt in Ventura $750K + Inv. Grossing $145,000 mo. Net $17,500 mo. Employee run.

Oxnard Laundromat $599K

New machines in 2018. Prime hi-traffic location with parking. Signs mean Coin box full.

Oxnard B & W Mkt $250 K Add ck cashing. Busy strip. Owner income $40,260 ann. Absentee Owner

Corner Liquor Str/Mkt $450K +Inv. Type 21 Liquor Lic. 2019: $90K to owner/operator New wall of coolers added!

SB Fast Food $149K On Track for $1 Mil Gross Sales! Profitable. Fully equipt kitchen

Car Rental Franchise $150K+ Inv. Travel is back! Income rising!

129 E. Anapamu Bldg $2.1M SOLD: Montecito Boutique $225K SOLD: Frame Shop $79K SOLD: Electronics Assy. SOLD: Mini Mart (SB) SOLD: 2 Wine Bars (SB/SY) SOLD: Coffee Shop (Gol) SOLD: Pizza Shop (SB)

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include: 1,065 sq. ft. of finished storage space under the main residence, a 1,300+ sq. ft. garage, 380 sq. ft. exercise room, and a 250 sq. ft. storage shed. The property has an incredibly spacious driveway, with room to comfortably park 8-10 cars. The backyard is flat and usable with plenty of space to add a pool. The property backs up to a large open space, offering a quiet atmosphere with excellent privacy. This property comes with a private well which offers huge savings. The owners also rave about the quality and taste of the water! Located in the sought-after Mountain View Elementary School District.

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