Tag archives: realtor

February Stats and My 10th Anniversary with the Montecito Journal
By Mark Ashton Hunt   |   March 15, 2022

This spring marks my 10th anniversary writing about Real Estate for the Montecito Journal and I just want to say how appreciative I am, to the publication and to the local Real Estate agents, who have allowed me this forum to share my insights on the market and the Montecito area during this past decade. […]

Adam’s Angels
By Leslie Westbrook   |   March 19, 2020

Adam McKaig, Realtor and Summerland/Toro Canyon resident, decided to ask friends and neighbors to join him in an effort to help out our neighbors. “Adam’s Angels” now consists of some 40 volunteer citizens who have signed up in the Summerland area and beyond to help deliver supplies to those who are housebound due to COVID-19 […]

Local Realtor Named Carpinterian of the Year
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 20, 2020

Lori Bowles, an affiliate agent with the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker Realty, was named the Carpinterian of the Year for 2019 by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. “I am honored to be named the Carpinterian of the Year,” said Bowles. “As a happy resident for over 35 years, I have loved giving back […]

Hot Market
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2019

With more than $1 billion in sales last year, with an average sale price of $1,440,000, uber realtor Renee Grubb had good reason to celebrate when she hosted a sunset soirée at the historic Santa Barbara Club. More than 150 guests turned out on the impeccably manicured lawns for the Village Properties appreciation party, including […]

Wood Joins Village Properties Staff
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 9, 2018

Village Properties has announced that realtor Leanne Wood, who is also the managing editor of the Montecito Journal glossy magazine, has joined the Village Properties staff as the new executive director, Strategic Development.   In her new full-time job, Wood will help with the day-to-day running of Village Properties. She also will work with company owner […]

Feeling Justified
By Richard Mineards   |   June 14, 2018

It has been quite an extraordinary six months for Montecito realtor Houghton Hyatt. It began catastrophically when her home was destroyed in the devastating mudslides, but has ended ecstatically with her father Ted Nixon‘s horse Justify winning the coveted Triple Crown just 111 days after its first ever race. “It is all quite extraordinary,” says […]