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  • Writer's pictureCollette Ramirez

Discover the Exciting Real Estate Opportunities in Vibrant Santa Barbara, July 2023

The Santa Barbara real estate market is teeming with opportunities, with a current inventory of 60 homes for sale. In the period between May 2023 and June 2023, there was a slight increase of 1.7% in the number of listings, indicating a steady flow of properties hitting the market. On average, properties in Santa Barbara stayed on the market for about 26 days before finding a buyer, showcasing the desirability of the area.


During this time, the median list price for homes in Santa Barbara stood at $3,676,896, reflecting the upscale nature of the market. However, what's interesting to note is the dynamics in the sales trends. In June 2023, over 6 listings in Santa Barbara sold above their asking price, suggesting a competitive market where buyers are willing to pay a premium. On the other hand, there were no listings that sold at the asking price, indicating negotiation potential. Additionally, more than 5 listings were sold below the asking price, presenting potential opportunities for savvy buyers.


Taking a closer look at the June 2023 real estate market statistics, the sold volume reached an impressive $249,808,954, with an average sold price of $3,330,786. The median list price for properties was $2,272,500, showcasing the range of options available to buyers. Notably, the highest sale was a magnificent property located at 319 San Ysidro, rumored to be purchased by none other than Ellen DeGeneres, while the lowest-priced property was 679 Mayrum Street, listed at $895,000. On average, properties spent just 22 days on the market before being snatched up by eager buyers.

These statistics, sourced from the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service, provide valuable insights into the local market dynamics. But it's not just about buying and selling homes in Santa Barbara. The region is also witnessing interesting migration and relocation trends. From April to June 2023, 50% of Santa Barbara homebuyers were searching to move out of Santa Barbara, while the remaining 50% were looking to stay within the metropolitan area. Among those considering relocation, San Francisco and Los Angeles emerged as the two largest inbound markets, with popular destinations for Santa Barbara homebuyers including San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, and Phoenix.


With its dynamic market conditions, appealing property options, and attractive relocation trends, the Santa Barbara real estate market is buzzing with activity. Whether you're a buyer seeking your dream home or a seller looking to capitalize on the thriving market, Santa Barbara offers a wealth of opportunities for both residents and newcomers alike.

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